d. 1647 Boston, MA
John moved from Plymouth, England to Boston in 1630 and was one of the grantees of "Nashway" in 1640. He was made a freeman 18 March 1642 and in the same year he received a grant of land in Dover, NH: "A Record of ye 20 Acker loets as theay waer in order given and layed out to ye inhabetance hoes names are here under menshened with the nomber of the loet to each pertickler man. As it was fowned Recorded by William Walden in a Pec of paper in ye yeir 42, wich lots as in Breadth at ye water sied 40 poell and in lenketh 80 poll into ye woods... Sameewell Haynes 15. This 15th lott was resived to John Hill, and by him sold unto Wm. ffollett as was acknowledged."(1) John was taxed in Dover 8 Oct. 1639.
2I. JOHN- b.c.1624, m.16 Jan. 1656 Boston, MA, ELIZABETH STRONG, d. after 1698 Greenland, NH
(1) History of Dover, NH- John Scales
Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, pp. 514-5
m.16 Jan. 1656 Boston, MA, ELIZABETH STRONG
d. after 1698 Greenland, NH
John was admitted as a freeman at Boston 6 March 1645. He apparently inherited land in Dover, NH from his father as he was taxed for it in 1650 and in 1657. "Oyster River provition Rate maed the 22:9::59... Mr. Hill 2-12-8 The great Rate 5-5-4... John Hill 0-6-8 Rate 0-13-4." "Oyster River 3d Raet. 4:9 mo. in ye yeir 61", the second group of figures was probably in the same year but, another levy and is headed "Oyster Riv- in the yeir-...John hill 0-17-6 0-11- 8."(1)
John was excused from training in June 1661 "on account of the smallness of his stature".(2)
"Oyster River Provetion Rate made throwe the hole towneship ye 7th 10th month 1663... Mr. Hills estat 1-5- 0."(3)
John was on the grand jury in 1661/2, 1665, 1668, 1671, 1674 and in 1677. John signed a petition to incorporate Dover into a township "so the clergy may prosper" 19 May 1669. He signed a 1680 deposition about the Drew and Giles land.
John was taxed in Greenland, NH in 1690/1. Elizabeth witnessed a Crockett deed in 1683. In 1698 John Sr. of Greenland formerly of Portsmouth sold his Portsmouth grant.
(1) History of Dover, NH- John Scales
(2) Piscataqua Court Files
(3) History of Dover, NH- John Scales
Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, pp. 515-6
m. 28 Oct. 1680 ELIZABETH (3) WILLIAMS (d. 1737)
d. 28 March 1723 Kittery, Maine
Samuel had a tavern license at Oyster River in 1683. He was listed as being of Kittery in March 1687/8 when he and his father sold the Oyster River porperty to Stephen Jenkins.
The 100 acres of Antipas Maverick were increased by grants from the town and the whole estate was sold by his heirs at different times. Samuel bought two pieces one next to Shapleigh's Creek in Kittery which he willed to his son Samuel and another purchased before 27 Apr. 1686 further north which he willed to his son Benjamin. The upper lot was between the lots of John Morrell and Edward Ayers.(1)Map of Kittery- Middle Parish (Eliot)- from Stackpole's Old Kittery And Her Families
Samuel was a bricklayer in Portsmouth in 1703 then a turner in 1705. There 1 March 1707/8 he made a contract with Nicholas Shapleigh about mills on mill creek. He was listed as being of Kittery in 1713 but, he was in Portsmouth where he owned several lots.
The church in Eliot was organized 22 June 1721 after a fast. Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Portsmouth made the opening prayer, Rev. John Newmarch preached and Rev. William Shurtlief made the concluding prayer. They then went to the house of Rev. John Rogers and the confession of faith was read and owned by the following persons: John Rogers, Joseph Hammond, Samuel Hill, Nicholas Shapleigh, Stephen Tobey, Daniel Fogg and James Staples. These were the founders of the Congregational Church in Eliot. A list of members written by Rev. John Rogers in 1746 included Samuel Hill Jr., Andrew Brown, Thomas Hanscom, Matthew Libby Sr., Samuel Libby (David's son), David Libby Sr., Benjamin Hill and Solomon Libby.(2)
"In the Name of God Amen The twentie Eight Day of August in the yeare of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & thirteen I Samll Hill Senr of the Town of Kittery in the Province of Maine But at Present In Portsmth In New Hampsheire In New England, yeoman...
Item: I Give & Bequeath unto my Son Samuell Hill: all my Right title Estate & interest: I have In & to the Saw mill: griest mill: & windmill: as also the Dwelling house & Land Lying & adjoying to Shaplyes Creek in the Town of Kittery in the Province of maine excepting one Roome for my wife to Live in if She Desiers it & also to pay to his mother Hill the Sume of fifteen pounds p annum Dureing her widdowhood & if She mary then to cease paying it but if She happen to be a widdow againe then he Shall pay it her againe Dureing her Life or widdowhood the Said Dwelling house Land & milk one the Same above Said to be the Estat of my Said Son Samuell Hills & his heirs... & also on house Lott & warehouse Lott In Portsmth above Said being on plat affixt to this my will & nombred the house five the warehouse Lott fifteen to be as above to him & his heirs... As alsoe I give him my gundalow for his own use for Ever.
Item I give & bequeath to my Son Benja Hill all & Singular my farm that is now in tenure of John Chapman In the Town of Kittery In ye Province of maine togeather with all the Dwelling house Barn out houses & orchards Garden &c belonging to the Same: & all my out Lands in the Town of Kittery to be the Sole use benifit & behoofe of him my Said Son Benja Hill & his heirs... & alsoe a house & ware house Lott in Portsmth affore sd according to a platt affixt to this my will & numbred the house Lott foure & ware house Lott Sixteen to be alsoe to him & his heirs only for Ever only paying his mother Hill five pounds p annum Dureing her widdow hood...
Item I Give & bequeath to my Sonn Joseph Hill all & Singular my Dwelling house In Portsmth affore Said & Alsoe a the wharfe before the dore the Lott & wharfe to be according to a platt affixt to this my will the Dwelling house Lott numbred two & the wharfe or ware house Lott No one and alsoe all my Right of Comons In Said Town of Portsmth as it is Laid out or any hereafter to be Laid out or Divided the said Dwelling house ware house or wharfe wth the Said Comon Land to be to the Sole use benifit & Choose of my Said Son Joseph Hill & his heirs only for Ever only my wife Shall have the use of any Roome in Said House Dureing her life or widdowhood
Item: I give & bequeath unto my Son John Hill all & Singular the part of the Dwelling house & Land where he now Lives in Portsmo togeather with a ware house Lott as will appeare by a Draught affixt to this my will the house Lott numbred Eight & the ware house Lott Seventeen & also one acre of Land for an orchard Laid out to him already in the town of Kittery neare Shaplys creek the Said Land & house Lott & ware house Lott to be to the Sole use benifit & behoof of the Said John hill & his heirs only for Ever
Item I give & bequeath to my Daughters mary Welch & hannah More all & Singular to Each of them a house Lott & ware house Lott on the Bank in Portsmo according to a Draught affixt to this my will the said Mary Welches house Lott number tenn & her ware house Lott Number Eleaven the Said Hanna Mores house Lott Number Nine & ware house Lott Number twelve the Said Lots of Land to be to the only use benifit & behoofe of the heirs of theire Bodys only for Ever Each of them and alsoe one acre of Land for an orchard Laid out to them already in the town of Kittery Neare Shaplys creek to be as above to the heirs of theire bodys only for Ever
Item I Give & bequeath to my two maiden Daughters Sarah & Abigall Hill Each of them a house Lott & ware house Lott in Portsmo affore Sd out of my Land according to a Draught annext to this my will Sarah house Lott number Six & her warehouse Lott Number fourteen & abigall house Lott Number Seven her ware house Lott Nombr thirteen to be them & the heirs of theire bodies Each of them for Ever
Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved wife Eliza Hill whome I Likewise with my Son In Law George marshall Constitute make & ordaine my Executrix & Execr of this my Last will & testamt I Say I give to my Said wife all my moveable Estate both within Dorrs and without as alsoe all Debts Dew to me of on kind & of another and alsoe the Use of my farm in the Town of Kittery & all belonging to it untill my Sone to whome it is given Shall be of full age & then he Shall pay his mother five pounds p annum as is Expresed already and alsoe I give her fifteen pounds p annum as above to be paid by my Sonn Samuell Hill out of the mills &c. given him as is already Exprest alsoe She Shall have the use of my Dwelling house in portsmo untill my Son Joseph be of age to receive it to whome I have given it & after he is of age & while his mother Liveth to Let her have any Room in Sd house She Shall Chuse to Live in while her life remaines as alsoe if She hath acasion to Sell & Dispose of one house & ware house Lott on ye Bank & part of my Land according to Draught annext to this my will, the house Lott Number three the ware house Lott number Eighteen in case She has noe ocasion to Sell the Same then they Shall be to use of my Son John hill & his heirs only for Ever
Item I have given my Son in Law George Marshall his Portion already & hath it in his posesion... in Psents of us ye Subscribers Mary ffollett mary Sherburne James Jeffry"(3)
(1) York Deeds- Vol.9, p.112
(2) Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, pp.200-1
(3) York Co. Registry of Probate- No.9363
Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, pp.113,114,516-7
b. 28 July 1706
m.1. 2 May 1728 Durham, NH, ABIGAIL (4) LIBBY
2. c. Aug. 1739 Amy Johnson (d. after 14 May 1782 Granville, NS)
d. after 14 May 1782 Granville, NS
Joseph was a cordwainer in Kittery. He was listed on tax lists of people who owned land from Great Cove to Sturgeon Creek in 1751 along with his brother Samuel Hill Jr.
Joseph was in Biddeford by 1736 and by 1749 he had swapped his land in Biddeford for land in Scarborough and was still in Scarborough 30 Aug. 1762 when he deeded land to his son Japhet. By 1764 he had moved to Granville, NS where he was granted 500 acres, lot #117, which stretched from the Annapolis River to the Bay of Fundy.(1)
Issue- First six children by Abigail, last six children by Amy
Ref:(1) Lifting the Fog from the Hills of Machias- Gerald Gower & Kathleen Nichols, The Maine Genealogist- Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 128-9
Old Kittery and Her Families
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- pp.329
The Libby Family in America 1602-1880- Charles Thornton Libby, p.38
Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, p.518
m.1. c.1688 Catherine Knight
2. c.1696 SUSANNA BEEDLE (m.2. 2 Jan. 1724 Newington, NH, John Lydston)
will 30 Jan. 1712/3- 5 Jan. 1713/4
On 27 Sept. 1682 Joseph gave a deposition as constable and stated his age as 25 years.
In 1685 he sold to John Smart a farm at Oyster River which he had purchased from his father John Hill.
He settled in Dover where he bought land from Job Clements in 1689. He was granted a piece of land from the town in 1694 and sold both of these pieces of property to John Downing in 1699. Exception was made in the deed to "a rod square where my former wife and children are buried". The deed was signed by Joseph and Susanna Hill.
Joseph bought land at Long Reach in Kittery in 1696 and moved there.Map of Kittery- Middle Parish (Eliot)- from Stackpole's Old Kittery And Her Families
On 21 Mar. 1700 the town of Kittery voted that "Joseph Hill shall build a Pound upon his own land, near the Long Reach Meeting House, at his own cost."(1)
"Petition of the town of Wells to the General Court.
May it please your Excellencies, yor Honores & yr Honble House of Representatives
It hath seemed good to this Great and General Assembly to lay on us as our part of three several taxes, eighty pounds; thirty whereof was required just upon the bloody desolation which it pleased God in his Sovreignty to make on our town by the Eastern enemies last year; in which many of our inhabitants (and they such as were wont to bear a great part of our public charges) were either murthered or taken captive, their houses burnt and goods spoiled, besides divers others escaping with only their clothes on their backs. So that we who are the Frontier wing of the body of the Frontier towns are most of all impoverished and diminished. More than a third part of our number are, one way or other, gone from us; and a great part of us who are left, being destitute of employment and income, are so exceeding poor, that if the constable, who hath already used all means more gentle, should execute the law in severity he must take their bodies. Our straights are every way enlarged. What we did formerly allow to our minister, which, at best, was but a slender maintenance, we are not able now to make good, and if country rates be exacted, we have reason to fear that, do what we can, our minister will be constrained to leave us, he having already removed his family for want of a convenient dwelling place, his house being only raised and partly enclosed before the present war. Which to finish will be impossible for us, if that little (which thanks be to God) is left us should be taken from us, while we hold our lives in our hands, and when we should labor in improving our lands; which also excepting what are near adjoining our garrisons, lye waste, insomuch that what we do or can improve, will come far short of finding us bread corn. Moreover, instead of adding to that little which the former war left us, we did, in the short time of peaceable intermission lay out what might be spared from our backs and mouths, in building a Meeting House and rebuilding our old waste places and settling new ones, as also in erecting mills, which are now, before they could in any measure repay our disbursments, useless and unprofitable. May it therefore please this Honble assembly to commiserate the distressed condition of your impoverished and exposed petitioners, groaning under many heavy burdens, enough to sink us if we now fail of relief, or to remit our above mentioned taxes, excepting what is granted out of them to our minister; thus humbly praying that the most favorable construction may be made of our bold importunity, and whatever else may be found amiss herein, we have not exceeded, but come very short in representing the hard circumstances of our present calamity. We must leave our very sad case to the all disposing influences of a gracious God, who knows the depths of our straights and can move your Excellency, and Hon. Courts of compassion toward your dutiful servants, who shall ever pray.
John Wheelright Josiah Littlefield
Joseph Storer Thomas Boston
Joseph Hill Samuel Hatch
In behalf of the town of Wells."(2)
(1) Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, p.188
(2) Mass. Archives- Vol. 3, pp.405-6
Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, p.516
d. 29 Aug. 1667
Peter sailed from Plymouth, England in the ship Huntress with John Winter and landed at Richmond Island 22 March 1632/3. He was a sailor and boat builder in the service of John Winter from 1633 to 1643. On 20 Nov. 1640 he gave a deposition concerning Cleve's departure from Spurwink House:The examination of Peter Hill, Saylor, taken before me, Rich: vines, one of the Commissioners for the Province of Mayne, the 20th of November, 1640:
The deponant sweareth yt he was a servant at Richmond Island when Geo: Cleeve departed from his house at Spurwinke. He further saith that Mr. Winter did neither by himselfe nor any of his servants force the said Cleeves from his house at Spurwinke, but that he departed from thence at his owne leisure without molestacon.(4)
Peter with his son Roger settled in Biddeford near the mouth of the Scadlockes now the Little River and was deputy of the Assembly of Lygonia 18 Dec. 1648.(1) Peter took the oath of allegiance to Massachusetts 22 Nov. 1652 and was admitted a freeman 5 July 1653 in Saco.(2)
"12 July 1653. The freemen of Saco being mette together to make division of lands and midows, first the great marsh is divided as foloweth... on the southwest Peter Hill 4 pole 1/2."(3) His 100 acres at Winter Harbor were bought from Joseph Bolles 12 Oct. 1659. The 100 acres purchased from Mrs. Mackworth formerly Samuel Andrew's land were confirmed to his son by Maj. Phillips 8 Oct. 1667 and also by the Town Bondsmen Thomas Williams and Richard Hitchcock, 3 Sept. 1667.
(1) Trelawney Papers
(2) Mass. Archives- Vol.3, p.225
(3) History of Biddeford & Saco- Folsom, p.98
(4) The Trelawny Papers- Maine Historical Society- Vol. III, p. 264
Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, p.527
m. Nov. 1658 MARY (2) CROSS (d. 24 June 1696 Wells, Maine)
d. 26 Aug. 1693 Wells, Maine
Roger was admitted a freeman 5 July 1653 and also took the oath of allegiance to Massachusetts in 1653. Roger was evidently satisfied with the Massachusetts government as he signed the petition to Cromwell which referred to the complaints presented to the Protector by "some gentlemen of worth" (i.e. Godfrey) for restitution of their right of jurisdiction and asked that they be not heeded, intimating that they are instigated by "professed Royalists whose breathings that way... have been so farre stifled".(1)
Roger was on the jury 27 Oct. 1658 and was constable in 1661. In 1663 William Hilton of Kittery, constable, was presented for "tearing of a special warrant, sent by the secretary from Boston to Kittery for sending a deputy to the general court." "We present the freemen of Saco... R. Hill, for their neglect in not submitting to such, commands as have been required, in the due observing of such orders as by oath as freemen they have been required, in the due observing of such orders as by oath as freemen they have loud themselves unto..."(2)
From the treasurer's account of 1664 "Payd to Roger Hill for a diner 10s."(3) The dinner was perhaps given at the raising of the meeting house. Roger lived in Saco until the war.
"Aprill 12:1667: at a town meetng the inhabitants freeholders act as foloweth:... 6 Ralph Trustrum Thomas Rogers and Roger Hill are Appoynted to bring in the minister's stipend this next yeare 1667."(4)
"At a town meeting 13 March, 1667/8. We the selectman doo confirme unto Roger Hill joyntly with Majer phillips: that his lease which his father Petter Hill had from Mistris Mackworth in Saco River I say it is ratified and confirmed to the said Roger and his ayers forever as atests Robert Booth recorder."(5)
"Aug. 1670. at a towne meeting the inhabitants with the townsmen (forbid) Abram Radner his abideing in this towne. 2 Ralph Trustrum is ordered to give warning to William N( ) not to be an inhabitant. 3. Roger Hill is to give warning to Mr. Cook on the same..."(6)
In 1671 Roger confirmed to John Helson 100 acres sold by his father, reserving what his own house stood on. Roger was the fence viewer in 1674. He was at Salem from June 1676 until July 1680, then at Wells early in 1681 and returned to Saco before 3 Dec. 1681 when he was granted 20 acres. Roger Hill, Francis Backus and Pendleton Fletcher were appointed to see that the chimneys were made with brick (for the parsonage) in July 1685. Roger was a selectman from 1685 until 1687.
In 1687 was the following order of the court: "whereas the townsmen of Saco being summoned to answer for their not keeping a sufficient highway from Scamman's ferry to the town of Cape Porpoise, Roger Hill appearing in behalf of said town, it was ordered that the old foot-path on the western side of Saco River by the King's Highway, to be laid out and fenced at the charge of the town."(7)
From the garrison in Wells 6 May 1690 he wrote to his wife Mary at Saco to have son John bring her and their goods to Wells by water:
"May 6, 1690.
Dear and loving wife,- These are to let you know that we are all well here, blessed by God for it, and all our children remember their duty to you. The Indians have killed Goodman Frost and James Littlefield, and carried away Nathaniel Frost and burnt several houses in Wells. I would have our son John hire a boat and bring you from Saco and some of our things, if he possibly can. I fear it is not safe to come by land. John, be as careful as you can of your mother, for it is very dangerous times. The Lord only knows whether we shall ever see one another any more. Praying for your prosperity
Your loving husband till death.
Remember my love to son Fletcher and daughter, and all their children, and to all my neighbors in general.
Son Storer and wife remember their duty to you, and love to their brother Fletcher and all cousins, and yourself."(8)
This letter along with other documents pertaining to Roger's son Capt. John, were found in the attic of an old house in South Berwick in the 1920's inside an old trunk tucked under the eaves.
"Memorandum of an agreement made and agreed upon and betwene Capt John Hill administrator to the Estate of his father Roger Hill late of Saco in the County of Yorke Deced Samll Hill Joseph Hill Ebenezer Hill Joseph Storer William Priest and David Littlefield being the Husbands of the three Daughters of the sd Deced as ffolloweth, viz. The sd John Hill is to have a double Portion of all ye Estate of the sd Roger Hill and the others to have ye remainder Equally divided amongst them ye Rest of the Children Excepting Ebenezer who is to have all the lands formerly belonging to his father Roger Hill aforesd lying and being in ye Township of Saco in the County aforesd Containing two Hundred acres be it more or less with all ye priviledges and apurtinences thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold unto him the sd Ebenezer Hill his Heirs Execr Administr and assignes forever
In Witness whereof the parties Above Mentioned have hereunto Set their hands and Seals this 7th day of octobr Anno Dom. 1702
Signed Sealed & delivered John Hill
In prsence of us Joseph Hill
Jos Hamond Junr Samll Hill
Charles ffrost Joseph Storer
(1) Mass. Archives- Vol.3, p.242
(2) History of Biddeford & Saco- Folsom, p.92
(3) Ibid- p.138
(4) Ibid- p.109
(5) Ibid- p.107
(6) Ibid- p.109
(7) Ibid- pp.176-7
(8) The Descendants of Peter Hill of York Co., Maine- Usher Parsons, N.E.H.G.R.- Vol.12, pp.141-2 (Apr. 1858)
(9) York Co. Registry of Probate- No. 9361
Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, p.527
b.14 Feb. 1679/0 Salem, MA
m. 30 March 1702/3 Biddeford, ME, ABIAH (2) SNELL (d. 10 Nov. 1750)
Ebenezer was a corporal at Fort Mary in 1699 which had been built on Fort Hill in Biddeford Hill. Old Fort Mary featured in John Greenleaf Whittier's poem Mary Garvin:
The evening gun had sounded from gray Fort Mary's walls;
Through the forest, like a wild beast, roared and plunged the Saco's falls.
To read the rest of the saga of Mary Garvin go to: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/mary-garvin/
He was taxed at Kittery in 1701 and then moved to his father's land at Winter Harbor where he lived near the head of Ferry Lane on the western side of the river. It was stated that "Mr. Ebenezer Hills garrisson is upon the road and is a guard to the western side of the ferry."(1)Ebenezer Hill's petition to William Dummer, Commander in Chief
On Aug. 10th 1703: "several Indians in Saco, who professed to be friendly, and were frequently in the houses of the inhabitants, called at Mr. Hill's in the usual manner one morning and partook of some food which was offered them. They left the house but, soon after returned and finding Mr. Hill gone told his wife they must make her prisoner. They proceeded to plunder such articles as they could carry away and destroyed others. When Mr. Hill returned he found his wife secured having her arms bound and the savages employed in emptying a featherbed. He gave himself into their hands for he dared not resist and the Indians decamped with their prisoners."(2) They were taken to Canada where they remained three years. He wrote to his brother John at Berwick from Quebec March 1704/5 expressing great discontent in Canada adding: "Cousin Pendleton Fletcher of Saco (his sister's son at Saco), Mary Sayer, brother Joseph's daughter, and Mary Storer of Wells with our other friends and neighbors here, are all well, and myself, wife and child are well, and send kind love to you all, begging your prayers that God would direct, protect and keep us, and in due time deliver us.
Your loving brother and sister, Ebenezer and Abiah Hill."(3)
Their oldest son Ebenezer was born in Canada and was later called the "Frenchman" after their return.Ebenezer's brother Samuel and his wife Elizabeth were also captured and he wrote home to his brother John 7 Oct. 1704:
Loving brother and sister- My kind love with my wifes hoping these few lines will find you in good health, as they leave us at this time, blessed by God for it. This is to give you to understand that we are not likely to come home until next summer, when there will be a general exchange of prisoners, and the reason of my not coming home this fall is because our government sent no prisoners home for those which this governor sent by Livingston, for which there was a great deal of reason to have done, and in the mean time we remain sufferers, whereas, if the governor at Boston had sent them, I should hve come home with my family and a great many others. Nay, in so much that if the governor of Massachusetts had but sent one man for me, this governor would have let me and my family home with me. But I desire to wait, as Job did, for my appointed time is not come. I pray give my respects to Major Hammond and wife, cousin Pearce, Charles Frost, John Frost and their wives and to Mr. Whittemore. Brother and sister Hill (Ebenezer and Abiah) desire to be remembered to you both and all friends desiring your prayer, and of all Gods people.Your loving brother and sister
Ebenezer was at Wells in Dec. 1706, Portsmouth 1713 and returned to Biddeford by 1724 where he was a selectman, town treasurer, ensign and Lieutenant.
In 1718 the last meeting of the inhabitants on both sides of the river under the old name of Saco was held at the house of John Stackpole; Ebenezer Hill, H. Scamman, and Richard Stimpson were chosen selectmen. He was a member of the first church in Biddeford and in 1730 was elected deacon. He purchased a pew June 1727 for £9.
XVI 187- E.H. Sr. to Richard Smith, £10 for land in Biddeford purchased from Edward Sargent Esq. of Newbury
XV 67- Aaron Potter to E.H. yeoman, £50 for 50 acres of land in Saco, 9 June 1732.
XIV 85- John Tarr to E.H., £250 for 100 acres of land on the west side of the Saco River in Biddeford including a house and shop, 3 March 1731.
XVI 209- Humphrey Scammon & Ebenezer Hill & Pendlan Fletcher of Biddefor Yeomen "in Consideration of the value of the Consideration that We have Reced a Certain Tract of Land and have in possession of which the Meeting House now stands & Highway to the Parsonage Land Ordered & Voted at a Legal Town Meeting held in Biddeford March the Sixteenth 1718/19 Then We have Measured out to Benjamin Haeley Six Acres of the Great Seegbaenck lying in Winter Harbour Flates beginning at the Channel near unto Win Mill Hill, 24 Nov. 1720."
"In the name of god Amen: The Eighth day of may In the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and fifty Seven I Ebenezer Hill of Biddeford In the County of york and Province of the massachusetts Bay In New England Gentlemen...
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Son Ebenezer Hill or his Heirs the Sum of twenty nine Pounds four Shillings Lawful money to be paid by my Executor within two years after my Decease.
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Son Benjamin Hill or His Heirs the Sum of twenty Eight Pounds Lawful money to be paid by my Executor within one year and an Half after my Decease
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Son Jeremiah Hill and to His Heirs or assigns forever the paying the Several Legacies Herein mentioned: all my Homestead both Land and marsh with all the Buildings Standing thereupon with all my out Lands: also all my Stock: and my Implements of Husbandry
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Grand Son Ebenezer Jordan Son of my Beloved Daughter Dorethy Jordan Deceased: the Sum of twenty Eight Pounds fourteen Shillings Lawful money: to be paid Him when he Shall arrive at the age of twenty one years by my Executor also my Gun and In Case the Said Ebenezer Jordan Should die before he arrive at that age I order the Said Sum to be paid to His Brethren and Sister: and to be Equally Divided betwixt them the Said Sum of twenty Eight Pounds fourteen Shillings being what I purposed to have given my Said daughter Dorethy Jordan If She had Lived an the full of Her Portion.
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Daughter Susanna Emery: the Sum of ninty one Pounds Seventeene Shillings and four Pence: Lawful money: to be Paid by my Executor unto Her or Her Heirs within four years after my Decease
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Daughter Lydia Winget: the Sum of twenty nine pounds five Shillings and Eight Pence Lawful money to be paid unto Her or Her Heirs by my: Executor within five years after my Decease
Item: my Houshold Goods I give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Son Jeremiah Hill and my Beloved Daughters Susanna Emery and Lydia Winget to be Equally Divided Betwixt them my Said Daughters allowing the amount of their parts of the Same out of the Sum above mentioned to be paid to them
Item I Give and Bequeath unto the Revd mr Moses Morrill Pastor of the Church of Christ In Biddeford the Sum of two Pounds Lawful money to be paid be my Executor at my Decease
Item I Give and Bequeath unto the Church In Biddeford the Sum of thirteen Shillings and four Pence Lawfull money to be paid by my Executor within one year after my Decease.
Lastly I make... my Beloved Son Jeremiah Hill my Sole Executor... In the presence of us
Allen Jordan Ebenzer Hill
(1) Mass. Archives- Vol.72, p.134
(2) The Descendants of Peter Hill of York Co., Maine- Usher Parsons, N.E.H.G.R.- Vol.12, pp.140-1 (Apr. 1858)
(3) Ibid- p.140
(4) York Co. Registry of Probate- No.9208
(5) The Hill Family in Maine 1633-1945- Samuel A. Hill, Bangor, 1945
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- pp.329
b. between 1703 and 1706, Quebec
m. JOANNA (3) WINGATE (b. 6 Jan. 1711 Dover Neck, NH)
Ebenezer received an alotment of town lands in 1728. Each lot was 30 acres, cost £4 and the recipient must live in the town for five years. He was listed on the muster roll dated Biddeford 7 April 1757 as an ensign.(1)
(1) Mass. Archives- Vol.95, p.361
History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family- Everett S. Stackpole, p.94
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