Name: William Hills
Birth: 27 DEC 1608 in Upminster, Essex, England
Death: JUL 1683 in Hartford, Hartford, CT
Emigration: 1632 On ship "Lyon" arrived in Boston 9/1632
Residence: 1634 Freeman in Roxbury
Occupation: Manservant to clergyman at times
Freeman 1634 Mass Bay Colony
Came to New England on the ship "William and Francis", 1632. Freeman of Roxbury 1634. Listed as "manservant." A freeman of Roxbury November 5, 1633. He moved to Hartford in 1635, and was an original proprietor.
Quote from John Eliot, 'Apostle to the Indians,' [Hills went] "to Hartford on Conecticutt, where he lived several years, without giving such good satisfaction to the consciences of the saints." On June 4, 1640 William Hill of Hartford was fined 4 pounds for "buying a stolen piece of Mr. Plum's man and breaking open the cobbler's hogshead and pack."
About his first wife it was said "God wrought upon her heart in this land; she grew deaf, which disease increasing was a great affliction to her."
He was constable of Hartford, 1643-1644. In 1653 put in charge of training on the east side of the Connecticut River. His will was proven in December 1683. FAMILIES OF EARLY HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, Barbour, p. 301 and 703. Shot by Indians in King Phillip's War in 1675. DEATH: Will dated 25 Feb. 1681/1682, Probate Records of Conn., p. 321, Vol 1, pub 1904. Will proven, December 1683 gives names of all his children. !Mary Warner was his third wife, they had three children as noted in the book, Early Hartford. He came in 1632 on the William and Francis. He came as a man servant and married Phyllis in Roxbury before moving to Hartford. (Also ref: Great Migration Begins-Anderson, pg 941-946;NEHGR, Vol 35, pg 241; HH&RF, pg 579-607;)
Father: Thomas??? Hills b: ABT 1575 in Essex, England
Mother: Jane Scarborrow b: BEF 1580 in England
Mary Arnold b: ABT 1619 in England
- Joseph Hills b: MAR 1649/50 in Hartford, Hartford, CT
- Benjamin Hills b: ABT 1653 in Hartford, Hartford, CT
- Susannah Hills b: ABT 1651 in Hartford, Hartford, CT
- Benoni Hills b: 1655 in Hartford, Hartford, CT