From: "Betty McCullah" <betty(a)mchsi.com>
Subject: HILL genealogy
Here is the HILL genealogy that was found in a garage. I have no idea
where this came from or why my family had these genealogies. Copied
as written (spelling and all):
Capt. EDWARD HILL, of Elizabeth City, Co., Va., b. in England; d. May
15, 1624, in Va.; He came early to the Coloney, and is spoken of as
living in Elizabeth City Co., Va., where he took up lands prior to
1620; In 1622 he distinguished himself by making a very brave and
gallant defense of the Coloney against the Indians, who at that time
were constantly trying to annihilate the Colonist; He was a
influential member of the King's Council and a staunch and liberal
supporter of the Established Church; He m. Miss BOYLE, dau. of
RICHARD BOYLE, of London, England; Their son,
Col. EDWARD HILL, of "Shirley," Charles City. Co., Va., d. 1663, in
Va.; He was very strenuous man. He lived for a short period in
Maryland, where he was a member of the House of Burgesses, and in
1646 he was chosen Govenor of Maryland by the insurrection party, but
retained the position for brief period only; He was taken prisoner by
Lord Baltimore's Party, and soon after his release returned to
Virginia, where he was made Commander in Chief of Henrico and Charles
City Counties; He was a Burgess, 1644-45, Speaker of the House; and
an influential member of the King's Council, 1651; He m. (firstly)
unknown; (secondly) Hannah (-?-) ASHTON, wid. of Lieut. -Col. Walter
ASHTON, a Burgess, and a cousin of Sir Walter ASHTON, Lord ASHTON of
"Forfar," Scotland, and who was Ambassador to Spain, 1655; (It is not
postively known that Col. Edward Hill was married but once, and then
to the widow of Lieut. -Col. Walter Ashton.)
3-1. EDWARD. b. 1637; of whom later.
3-2. Hannah, m. Hon. Edward CHILTON, barrister of the Middle Temple,
who came to Virginia about 1682; he served as Clerk of the Council;
and was upon his advise that the seat of Goverment was removed from
Jamestown in 1698, after the burning of the Capiotal, to what was
then called the Middle Plantation, now Williamsburg, the seat of the
Colonial Goverment. In 1699 he was appointed Attorney-General of the
Barbadoes. no issue.
3-3. Mary, m. Col. Moore FAUNTLEROY, who came to the Coloney about
1641; and left issue.
Col. EDWARD HILL, of "Shirley," Charles City Co., Va., b. 1637; d.
Nov. 30, 1700; was Commander-in-Chief of Charles City and Surry
County forces; appointed Attorney-General, by Gov. Chicheley, Sep.
27, 1679; Collector of Upper James River; was a Burgess, and Speaker
of the House, 1691; an influential member of the King's Council; He
was appointed Treasurer of the Coloney in 1697; He m. (firstly) Miss
WILLIAMS: (secondly) Tobitha (SCARBURGH-SMART-BROWNE) CUSTIS, wid. of
three distinguished citizans of the Coloney, Col. William SMART, of
Lancaster Co.; Devereux BROWNE and Maj.-Gen. John CUSTIS, of
"Arlington," She was a dau. of Col. EDMUND SCARBURGH,
Commander-in-Chief of the Eastern Shore; and Surveyor-General of
Issue by 1st m.
4-1. EDWARD, of whom later.
4-2. Elizabeth, m. (firstly) Hon. John CARTER, of "Corotoman,"
Lancaster Co., Va., son of Col. Robert & Judith (ARMISTEAD) CARTER;
(secondly) Col. Bowles COCKE; and had issue by 1st m. Elizabeth,
inherited "Shirley," and at her death Col. Bowles Cooke, became
owner, by courtesy for his life, at his death in 1771 "Shirley
descended to Charles CARTER, (See CARTER & ARMISTEAD lineage.)
4-3. Martha, m. Hon. Hugh GIFFORD, of Devonshire, England.
Col. EDWARD HILL, of "Shirley," Charles City Co., Va., He was a
student of William and Mary in 1705, in which year the college
burned; he gives a vivid discription of the burning in one of his old
records; He with the assistance of Mr. Henry Lightfoot, did
everything that could be done to save the valuables of the college;
He was Collector of the Port for James River in 1716; and he was
named Govenor as one of the gentlemen of estate and standing suitable
for appointment to the King's Council, when a vacancy should accur;
He was also recomended by the Lord Bishop of London, who in a letter
written at the time speaks in high praise of his character and mental
endowerments. It is not known if he was ever married, but if so, he
died without issue.
Arms----Gules, two bars ermin, in chief a lion passant, argent.
Crest----A boar's head sable, in the mouth a trefoil, slipped, proper.
Motto----Spe labor levis. (Hope lightens toil.)