"Susan Constant", "Godspeed" and "Discovery" reached Virginia in the Spring 1607 and a colony was built on the shores of the James River.

THE HILL FAMILY OF JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA

Various notes on early settlers of Virginia 1607. The settlers landed at Jamestown, May 23, 1607. This was the first permanent settlement effected by the English in North America. Upon landing Edward M. Wingfield was elected President. About the end of the year 1607 they were joyfully surprised by the arrival of the Phoenix, commanded by Captain Nelson. He brought with him the remainder of the first supply which comprised 130 settlers, among whom was George Hill.

An expedition of nine vessels was fitted out with supplied and men and women of 500 settlers. They sailed from Plymouth in May 1609. On the way over one of the vessels was wrecked within eight days sail of Virginia. They were caught in a hurricane, the vessels scattered by the storm reached Jamestown in August 1609. On the ship Diamond was ROBERT HILL, Gent, and his father-in-law WILLIAM ATKINSON.

ROBERT HILL was born in England in 1570 and died in Virginia prior to 1631. He married in England 1590, Judith, daughter of William Atkinson. One May 6, 1609 with his father-in-law having subscribed and paid 87 pounds 10 shillings, about $436.00 to the London Company he sailed on the ship Diamond under Captain Radcliffe, master, from Plymouth and reached Jamestown in August, 1609. Records of the Colony in 1624 show Col. Robert Hill returned to England, but came back to Virginia prior to 1630 as he was in Elizabeth City April 15, 1630.

The children of Robert Hill and Judith Atkinson:

  1. EDWARD HILL born in England 1590 died in Elizabeth City, Virginia May 15, 1624 married MARY BOYLE.
  2. John Hill born in England 1593. Came to Virginia and settled on Isle of Wight.
  3. Henry Hill born in England 1594. Came to Virginia and settled in Accomack County. Commander of Horse.

EDWARD HILL was born in England in 1590. He married Mary Boyle, daughter of Richard Boyle of Blackfriar, London. Edward Hill came to Virginia prior to 1621. He was a member of the Council of Elizabeth City, Virginia. He died in Elizabeth City, Virginia on May 15, 1624.

Children of Edward Hill and Mary Boyle:

  1. Col. Edward Hill born 1610. Burgess of Charles City, 1639. Speaker of the House. Died 1663.
  2. CAPTAIN THOMAS HILL born 1612 in England, died in York County, Virginia 1659 married MARY PIERSEY.
  3. John Hill born 1615. Appointed commissioner 1642.
  4. Mary Hill born 1617.

CAPTAIN THOMAS HILL, son of Edward Hill and Mary Boyle, was born in England in 1612 and came to America with his family. Thomas was a captain of the York County, Virginia militia. He was elected Burgess in 1641. In 1652 he patented 500 acres on the Potomac and 5000 acres in York County, Virginia which he named Essex Lodge, since called Washington Lodge, being headquarters of General George Washington. In 1632 Captain Hill married Mary Piersey, daughter of Abraham Piersey and Elizabeth Draper, born 1613. Captain Thomas Hill died in York County, Virginia in 1659. After the death of her husband, Elizabeth Draper Hill married Col. Thomas Bushrod. She died at Essex Lodge in 1679.

The children of Captain Thomas Hill and Mary Piersey:

  1. John Hill born 1633 in York County, Virginia and died 1687.
  2. THOMAS HILL born October 6, 1634 in York County, Virginia married FRANCES UNKNOWN.
  3. Lydia Hill born August 1635 in York County, Virginia.
  4. George Hill born June 18, 1637 in York County, Virginia.
  5. Elizabeth Hill born May 14, 1638 in York County, Virginia. Married Col. John Scarsbrook.
  6. Mary Hill born Nov 16, 1640 in York County, Virginia.
  7. Frances Hill born October 2, 1641 in York County Virginia.

MAJOR THOMAS HILL, son of Captain Thomas Hill and Mary Piersey, was born in the Town of York, on October 6, 1634. He received a grant of 3000 acres from Jane, widow of Edward Bland, on the lower part of the James River. A contemporary wrote in 1669 that Thomas Hill had a fine house, sewed much hemp and flax, and had 40 Black slaves. Finally, described as one who kept a good house, lived bravely, and was a true lover of Virginia. Thomas was a major in the Virginia militia. He married Frances Unknown in 1657.

Children of Major Thomas and Frances Hill

  1. THOMAS HILL born May 14, 1658 in York County, Virginia died August 3, 1720 in Middlesex County, Virginia married ANN RUSSELL.
  2. John Hill born April 10, 1659.
  3. Edward Hill born 1660.
  4. Robert Hill born October 22, 1661.
  5. Charles Hill born 1665.
  6. Henry Hill born September 18, 1667.
  7. Elizabeth Hill born 1668
  8. William Hill born 1670.
  9. Frances Hill born 1674.

THOMAS HILL, son of Major Thomas and Frances Hill was born in York County, Virginia on May 14, 1658. He died in Middlesex County, Virginia on August 3, 1720. On May 16, 1677 he married Ann Russell, born 1660, a descendant of Sir William Russell who came to Virginia in 1620. Thomas was a capatin of the Middlesex County Militia Number 23 in 1687 and a vestryman at Christ Church. Birth and marriage records for the children of Thomas and Ann Hill were taken from the Christís Church register.

Children of Thomas Hill and Ann Russell:

  1. Mary Hill born February 14, 1678.
  2. THOMAS HILL born May 22, 1680 died August 30, 1720 married EDITH BELL.
  3. Rebecca Hill born August 30, 1682.
  4. William Hill born July 20, 1684 married Frances Needles.
  5. Rebecca Hill born Novmeber 28, 1686 married John Hughes.
  6. Isabella Hill born May 1, 1688 married John Jones.
  7. Richard Hill born April 20, 1689 married Catherine Harmanson.

THOMAS HILL, son of Thomas Hill and Ann Russell was born on May 22, 1680 probably in Middlesex County, Virginia. He died on August 3, 1720 in King and Queens County, Virginia. On June 23, 1700 he married Edith Bell of King William County, Virginia.

Children of Thomas Hill and Edith Bell:

  1. Edward Hill born April 14, 1702.
  2. William Hill born March 10, 1703.
  3. Ann Hill born April 14, 1705.
  4. Humphrey Hill born May 22, 1706 died 1775.
  5. JOHN HILL born August 10, 1708 married ANN Unknown in 1728.
  6. Edith Hill born January 6, 1710.
  7. Thomas Hill born June 4, 1711 married Elizabeth Gray.

JOHN HILL, son of Thomas Hill and Edith Bell, was born on August 10, 1708. He married Ann Unknown in 1728. The family lived in the Bristol Parish of New Kent County, Virginia.

Children of John and Ann Hill:

  1. James Hill born July 17, 1729 in New Kent County, Virginia.
  2. Thomas Hill born June 2, 1730 in New Kent County, Virginia.
  3. WILLIAM HILL born February 14, 1731 in New Kent County, Virginia married ELIZABETH JOHNSON in 1753.
  4. Ann Hill born September 19, 1732 in New Kent County, Virginia.
  5. Robert Hill born August 16, 1734 in New Kent County, Virginia.
  6. Mary Hill born June 22, 1735 in New Kent County, Virginia.
  7. Joseph Hill born March 13, 1737 in New Kent County, Virginia.
  8. Margaret Hill born February 4, 1738 in New Kent County, Virginia.
  9. John Hill born May 9, 1740 in New Kent County, Virginia.

WILLIAM HILL, son of John and Ann Hill, born February 14, 1731 in New Kent County, Virginia removed to King William County, Virginia and married in 1753 Elizabeth Johnson, daughter of Robert Johnson who was an uncle of Col. Christopher Johnson, sheriff of King William County, Virginia.

Children of William Hill and Elizabeth Johnson:

  1. William Hill born May 16, 1753 in King William County, Virginia.
  2. James Hill born March 11, 1755 in King William County, Virginia.
  3. Elizabeth Hill born February 2, 1756 in King William County, Virginia.
  4. ROBERT HILL born February 5, 1758 in King William County, Virginia died January 15, 1822 married REBECCA CALDWELL on June 7, 1787.
  5. Ann Hill born May 16, 1760 in King William County, Virginia.
  6. John Hill born April 18, 1761 in King William County, Virginia.
  7. Edward Hill born August 10, 1762 in King William County, Virginia.

Records of King William County, Virginia and Frederick County, Virginia show that William and Robert Hill removed to Frederick County and then to Monongalia County, (West) Virginia.

Updated April 2005


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