George Hull was born
in England and died
in Fairfield, Connecticut Colony,
Thomasin Mitchell was born
in Stockland, England,
in 1592, and died
in Hartford, Connecticut,
They were married
in Crewekerne, county Somerset, England,
on Saturday, August 27, 1614.
She took the name Thomasin Hull.
He is the son of Thomas
She is the daughter of Robert Mitchell.
They had seven children:
Josias Hull was baptized
on November 10, 1616, and died
in Killingworth, Connecticut Colony,
on November 16, 1675.
He married Elizabeth Loomis in Windsor, Connecticut, on May 20, 1641.
Mary Hull was baptized
on July 27, 1618, and died
in Windsor, Connecticut Colony,
on August 18, 1685.
She was married to Humphrey Pinney in Dorchester, Massachusetts, by
Martha Hull was born
on October 20, 1620.
She was mentioned in her father's will but appears in no other records.
Elizabeth Hull was baptized
on October 16, 1625, and died
on May 2, 1680.
She married Samuel Gaylord in Windsor on December 4, 1646.
[#1308]: He was born
about 1627, and died
in Fairfield, Connecticut,
in September, 1695.
Joshua Hull was baptized
He appears in no known records except his baptism.
Naomi Hull was born
She was mentioned in her father's will but appears in no other records.
His second marriage was to
She was born
in England and died
in August, 1659.
They were married in 1655.
She was the widow of David Phippen [#1056] who is
also an ancestor in the genealogy,
an interesting case of two widowed ancestors marrying.
They had no children.
The Great Migration Begins has the following entry on George Hull.
- ORIGIN: Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England
- MIGRATION: 1632 [Note: Others (see below) say that he came in 1630
leaving his children and pregnant wife behind.]
- FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony
- REMOVES: Windsor 1636, Fairfield 1647
- CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Dorchester church prior to
4 March 1632/3 implied by freemanship.
- FREEMAN: 4 March 1632/3 [MBCR 1:367].
- EDUCATION: Signed his will.
- OFFICES: Dorchester selectman, 8 October 1633, 2 November 1635,
27 June 1636, 5 July 1636 [DTR 3, 13, 16, 17]; assessor, 3 November 1633,
2 June 1634 [DTR 4, 7].
Deputy to Massachusetts Bay General Court for Dorchester,
14 May 1634, 25 May 1636 [MBCR 1:116, 174].
Deputy to Connecticut Court for Windsor, May 1637,
November 1637, March 1638, April 1638, August 1639, September 1639,
January 1639/40, April 1640, February 1640/1, April 1641, September 1641,
November 1641, April 1642, August 1642, March 1643, April 1643, September 1643,
April 1644, September 1644, September 1645, December 1645, April 1646
[CT Civil List 28-29]. Deputy for Fairfield, May 1649, May 1650, May 1651,
October 1655, May 1656 [CT Civil List 28-29].
Magistrate at Fairfield, 29 October 1653 [CCCR 1:249].
Assistant magistrate, 6 October 1651, 18 May 1654 [CCCR 1:226, 257;
CT Civil List 29]. Beaver trader, authorized 5 April 1638 [CCCR 1:18].
Assistant commissary general, 18 September 1649 [CCCR 1:198].
ESTATE: Ordered to build sixty feet of fence, rated for three cows
(as "Mr. Hull"), 3 April 1633 [DTR 1]; granted two acres of meadow,
18 February 1635/6 [DTR 15]; granted meadow "that lies before his door where he
now dwells," 27 June 1636 [DTR 17]; received Lot #35, four acres, in the meadow
beyond Naponset (and perhaps also Lot #55, six acres) [DTR 321].
In the Windsor land inventory on 16 November 1640 George Hull
held seven parcels: homelot of seven acres and a half; sixteen acres in the
Great Meade; over the Great River twenty-seven rods in length and three miles
in breadth; over the Great River four acres and a quarter of meadow; fifteen
acres of upland; ten acres and a half of upland; and five acres in the Great
Meade [WiLR 1:13].
On 22 November 1653 Daniel Frost sold to George Hull seven
acres in the Old Field at Fairfield [Fairfield LR 1:44]. On 24 November 1653
Charles Tainter sold to George Hull six parcels of land: two acres and a
fraction in Sasqua Neck; four acres and a half at Uncaway River; seven acres
and eight rods in the Great Meadow; three acres and a quarter in the Old Field;
thirteen acres and a half in the New Field; and thirteen acres and a fraction
"at the planting field at Uncaway Neck" [Fairfield LR 1:44]. On the same day
Robert Woolly sold to George Hull one acre in the Old Field and the town
granted to George Hull a homelot of six acres and a half [Fairfield LR 1:45].
On 24 November 1653 George Hull sold to Richard Osborne two
acres in the Old Field [Fairfield LR 1:46]. On 21 May 1658 "Mr. George Hull"
sold to Moses Hoyt two acres in Sasqua Neck [Fairfield LR 1:116] and to
Austin Samfeild two acres in Sasqua Neck [Fairfield LR 1:117]. On 26 May 1658
"Mr. George Hull" sold to "Josua Jennings" two acres at Sasco Hill
[Fairfield LR 1:114].
On 29 November 1653 "Georg[e] Hull hath given unto his son
Cornelius Hull upon his marriage" several parcels of land [Fairfield LR 1:48].
In his will, date lost (fire damage) and proved
20 October 1659, George Hull bequeathed to "my loving wife" one-third of the
estate; to "my son Josyas Hull another third part of my estate"; to "son
Cornelius Hull one little featherbed which is at Boston" and "forty shillings
to be paid out of the last third of my estate"; to "my cousin Jane Pinkny"
twenty shillings; "my son Josyas Hull and Sarah my loving wife" to be
executors; residue to "my four daughters equally to be divided that is to Mary,
Martha, Elizabeth, Naomy" [Fairfield PR 1:56].
The "invoice of the estate of Georg[e] Hull late deceased in
Fairfield" was taken 25 August 1659 and totalled £58 14s. 4d., with no real
estate included [Fairfield PR 1:56-58].
In her will, dated 1659 (day and month lost to fire damage)
and proved 20 October 1659, "Sarah [Hull ...] wife unto George Hull late
deceased" bequeathed "my house at Boston equally to be divided betwixt all my
children"; to "my son Gamaleell" a cupboard; to "my son Georg[e] Phippin"
furniture in house at Boston; to "my daughter Rebecca Vickers and my daughter
Sarah Yow" moveables; to "my cousin Jane Pinkny" 30s.; residue to "my four sons
(to wit) Beniamin Phippin, Joseph, Gamaleell and Georg[e] Phippin"; "my cousin
Phillip Pinkny" to be overseer [Fairfield PR 1:61].
The inventory of "the estate of Sarah Hull late deceased in
Fairfield" was taken 25 August 1659 and was untotalled; no real estate was
included [Fairfield PR 1:61-62].
- BIRTH: By about 1589 (based on date of first marriage), son of
Thomas and Joan (Pyssing) Hull [Evans Festschrift 44, 49-50;
- DEATH: Fairfield after 26 May 1658 [Fairfield LR 1:45] and before
25 August 1659 (date of inventory).
- MARRIAGE: (1) Crewkerne, Somerset, 27 August 1614 Thomasine Mitchell
[Ackley-Bosworth 78]; she died before 1654.
(2) After 11 July 1654 Sarah (_____) Phippen, widow of David Phippen of Boston
[TAG 17:5]; she died at Fairfield shortly before 25 August 1659.
- CHILDREN (first six baptized Crewkerne
[TAG 20:supplement 18; Ackley-Bosworth 78]):
- JOSIAS, bp. 10 November 1616; m. Windsor 20 May 1641 Elizabeth Loomis
- MARY, bp. 27 July 1618; m. Dorchester by about 1637 HUMPHREY PINNEY
- MARTHA, bp. 29 October 1620; named in father's will in 1659; no further
- ELIZABETH, bp. 16 October 1625; m. Windsor 4 December 1646 Samuel Gaylord
[Grant 42], son of WILLIAM GAYLORD .
- CORNELIUS, bp. 13 April 1628; m. about November 1653 Rebecca Jones,
daughter of Rev. John Jones (George Hull deeded land to his son Cornelius on
29 November 1653 "upon his marriage" [Fairfield LR 1:48]; in his will of
17 January 1664/5 John Jones made a bequest to his daughter Rebecca Hull
[FOOF 1:344]). (In some sources the date of this marriage is given as
19 November 1652, but there is no record of the event in Fairfield vital
records; the date would seem to be a misreading and a misuse of the gift of
land from father to son on 29 November 1653, which must have been very close to
the date of marriage.)
- JOSHUA, bp. 5 November 1630; no further record.
- NAOMI, b. say 1632; named in father's will in 1659; no further record.
- ASSOCIATIONS: George Hull was elder brother of Reverend Joseph Hull
who arrived in New England in 1635 [Evans Festschrift 44-51, which summarizes
earlier work by the author (John Insley Coddington) and others on the Hull
family, and presents new evidence on the ancestry of Joan Pyssing, mother of
George and Joseph].
In his will George Hull mentioned cousin Jane Pinkney, and
his second wife named cousins Jane and Philip Pinkney in her will. In his
account of Philip Pinkney, Jacobus supposes that "[h]e and his wife were
perhaps drawn to Fairfield by the marriage of their aunt, Mrs. Sarah Phippen,
to George Hull" [FOOF 1:482], but the exact nature of the relationship is not
- COMMENTS: George Hull has been included in some lists of passengers
on the Mary & John, but his son Joshua was baptized in Crewkerne on
5 November 1630 and the first record of him in New England is his admission as
freeman of Massachusetts Bay on 4 March 1632/3, which makes an arrival date of
1632 far more likely.
On 5 March 1639[/40] George Hull and other men returned the
appraisal of the estate of the children of Thomas Newberry [RPCC 9].
William Hill named him an overseer in his will, 9 September 1649
[Manwaring 1:128]. George Hull and Alexander Knowles took the inventory of
William Cross of Fairfield, 7 September 1655 [Manwaring 1:111].
History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield ... has:
George Hull first appears in America in 1630 in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
He became a freeman in 1633. He served as Deputy to the Massachusetts
Legislature from Dorchester in May, 1634. He moved to Windsor, Massachusetts,
with the first settlers. Here he served as Deputy to the Legislature 22 times
between May, 1637, and April, 1646. He moved to Fairfield about 1647 and
again served as Deputy to the Legislature five times, from May, 1649, to
May 1656. He was Magistrate for Fairfield in May, 1654. In 1653 he purchased
land in Fairfield from Charles Taintor.
His will mentions: wife Sarah; sons Josias and Cornelius; cousin Jane Pinkney;
four daughters, Mary, Martha, Elizabeth, and Naomi.
Searching for Passengers of the Mary and John ... has:
George HullBorn about 1590, possibly Crewkerne, Somerset, England. He
died, 1655. He married (1) Thamzen (Thomasene) Michell, 17 Aug 1614,
Crewkerne, Somerset, dau of Robert Michell of Stockland, Dorset. She died
Before 1655. He married (2) Sarah _______, widow of David Phippen. She died
George Hull was the son of Thomas Hull and Joan Peson of Crewkerne. His
father-in-law was a well-to-do yeoman of Stockland, six miles from Crewkerne.
His older brother, William Hull, graduated from St. Mary's Hall, Oxford and
was the vicar of Colyton, Devon and died in 1627. Jonathan Gillett of the
"Mary & John" returned to England and married Mary Dolbiar in Colyton in
1634. George's youngest brother, Joseph, also graduated from St. Mary's and
was a minister in the Church of England.
George Hull came on the "Mary & John" in 1630 alone, leaving behind his
wife with six children, ages 3 to 11. She was pregnant when he left and she
had a son, Joshua, who was baptised, 5 Nov 1630 in Crewkerne. His wife came
over, with her children, sometime after 1630. George first settled in
Dorchester, Massachusetts where he was one of the first selectman. He also
represented the town in the first general court in Massachusetts in 1634.
In 1636 he moved to Windsor, Connecticut, where he was a surveyor and Indian
trader. In 1638, the general court granted him and Humphrey Pinney a
monopoly of the beaver trade on the Connecticut River. Pinney later became his
son-in-law. George was a personal friend and political adherent of
Roger Ludlow and followed him to Fairfield, Connecticut, where he was
selected as his assistant in 1651, 1653 & 1654. He was a public spirited,
active and intelligent man and he helped establish both the Massachusetts and
- Anderson, Robert Charles;The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to
New England 1620-1633, vol IIII found on the web site of the
New England Historical and Genealogical Society.
Citations within the item include:
- [MBCR]: Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in
New England 16281686, Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, ed., 5 volumes in 6
- [DTR]: Fourth Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston,
1880. Dorchester Town Records (Boston 1883)
- [CCCR]: The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut,
16361776, 15 volumes (Hartford 18501890)
- [CT Civil List]: Jacobus, Donald Lines; List of Officials Civil,
Military, and Ecclesiastical of Connecticut Colony...
and New Haven Colony..., (New Haven 1935)
- [WiLR]: Windsor, Connecticut, Deeds (microfilm of original at
Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut)
- [Fairfield LR]: Fairfield Connecticut Deeds
- [Fairfield PR]: Fairfield County, Connecticut, Probate Records
- [Evans Festschrift]: Brook, Lindsay L. Brook, ed.; Studies in Genealogy
and Family History in Tribute to Charles Evans On the Occasion of His
Eightieth Birthday, (Salt Lake City 1989)
- [Ackley-Bosworth]: Park, Nathan Grier, II;
The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley
- [TAG]: The American Genealogist, vol. 9 to present (1932)
- [Grant]: Matthew Grant Record, 16391681, in
Some Early Records and Documents of and Relating to The Town of
Windsor, Connecticut, 16391703 (Hartford 1930)
- [FOOF]: Jacobus, Donald Lines, comp. and ed.;
%History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, 3 volumes
(Fairfield, Connecticut, 1930; rpt. Baltimore 1976, 1991)
- [RPCC]: Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut, 16391663
, Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, Volume 22
(Hartford 1928; rpt. Bowie, Maryland, 1987)
- [Manwaring]: Manwaring, Charles William, comp.; A Digest of the Early
Connecticut Probate Records, Volume One, Hartford Probate District,
16351700 (Hartford 1904)
- Jacobus, Donald Lines, History and Genealogy of the Families
of Old Fairfield (reprinted with corrections), Baltimore, Genealogical
Publishing Co., 1991 (1930); vol. 1, p. 307
- The Mary and John Clearinghouse,
Search for the Passengers of the Mary and John, 1630, vol. 17, p. 93
- The International Genealogical Index (source of the dates and
places for Thomasin/Thomasen Mitchell).