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Robert Hill (1615 - abt. 1698)

Robert Hill
Born in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1642 in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Father of and
Died about in Surry County, Colony of Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Dec 2009 | Last significant change: 3 Jul 2021
18:00: Liz (Noland) Shifflett edited the Suffix for Robert Hill (1615-abt.1698). (removed "II" from suffix field - no indication he used II in his lifetime (see [Thank Liz for this]
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Robert Hill was a Virginia colonist.

Robert was born in 1615 in England. He married Mary Webb in 1642 in England. He passed away in Surry County, Virginia and is most likely buried on his plantation.[1]

Research Notes

From his current FindAGrave memorial (with capitalization and punctuation changes); no source citation:[1]

Robert Hill death, May 1698, Bishop's Nympton, Devon, England. Children:
  • William Hill (1636-1685
  • Fayth Hill (1638-1715)
  • Thomas Hill ( - 1646)
  • Francis Hill (1649-1769)
  • John Hill ( - 1653)
  • Anne Hill (1654-1769)
  • Sion William Hill (1654-1705)
From his FindAGrave memorial in 2017:[2]
  • Born: 1615 - Northumberland County, England
  • Died: 1662 - Surry County, Virginia
  • Father: Robert Hill
  • Mother: Ann (Kinge) Hill
  • Married 1642 England

Quit Rents

1704 --- Quit Rents: Surry County, Virginia -- 200 Acres -- Robert HIll.

Property Transactions

Francis England - 746 acs. Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, June 20, 1642 - Patent Book: II, page: 857. Adj. Capt. Peirce. Trans. of 15 persons: Robert Hill, Mary, his wife, John Powell, Eliza Webb, Sarah England [wife of Francis], Jon. Lippett, Jon. Sykes, Robert Davis, Hugh Brent, Edward Palmer, Jon. Acton, Thomas Coggin, James Piland, Alexandra his wife. [3] [4]
1679 --- On February 9, 1679/80, Sion Hill, of Surry County, Virginia, confirmed to Edmond Wickins, land sold to Wickins in Isle of Wight County by my father, Robert, HIll, deceased, said land having been assigned to Hill in 1653 by George Archer. This was also signed by Elizabeth Hill. Witnesses were Richard Tibbot and Robert Kae. Isle of Wight Will and Deed Book: 1, 1662-1686, page: 164. ----- SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA FAMILIES VOL. II, by John B. Boddie, 1956, page: 164 --- SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ISLE OF WIGHT, VIRGINIA, by John B. Boddie, 1973, page: 584.

Court Records

1665 --- February 1665: Elizabeth Bannister, Robert Hill, Charles Borecroft upon petition of Robert Webb were apponited his guardians, They desire to be released. Witness: William Buttes, Thomas Demmitt and Rice williams. -- Surry County, Virginia -- Book I 1652-1672, page: 83. ----- SURRY COUNTY RECORDS SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1652-1684, by Eliza Timberlake Davis, 1990, page: 14.


Tombstone is on the Farm in Surry County, Virgina. On my summer travels, I was able to get to Virginia and added pictures to Find-A-Grave and my Tree on FTM ( I'm not totally sure it's a Headstone, because whatever was on it can't be read anymore. Smaller pieces were nearby covering about 30 by 45 foot area in the northwest corner of the property. Please understand I moved nothing I only took pictures. ~ Information provided by photographer Christopher Veltmann[2]

Searches search 8 Feb. 2021:
  • Search for a Robert Hill born 1615 found one in Devon: Robert, son of Roger Hill of "Whit*iff*", baptized 27 August 1615 [5]
  • Search for a Robert Hill married between 1641 and 1643 returned no likely candidates.
  • Search for a Robert Hill buried in 1698 in Devon returned 0 results.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #46336830 for "Robert Hill II" (accessed 10 June 2020) has May 1698 death date at top, 1662 and May 1698 death dates in text; image of broken tombstone has no discernable markings and a caption that notes "Almost all of the markings are gone".
  2. 2.0 2.1 From an earlier iteration of his FindAGrave memorial (same number):
    • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 4 May 2017), memorial #46336830 for Robert Hill, II (1615 - 1662) - Find A Grave Memorial.
  3. Nugent, Nell Marion, Abstracted and Indexed by. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1800. In Five Volumes. Richmond, VA.: Press of the Dietz Printing Co., 1935; Page 140
  4. SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, by John B. Boddie, 1973, page: 669.
  5. Cullompton : St Andrew : : "Parish Register" database, FreeREG ( : viewed 8 Feb 2021) baptism Robert Hill 27 Aug 1615
  • Cavaliers and Pioneers. Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, Volume I, page 140.

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Northumberland is way up north in England, Kent is in the south on the English Channel. They are not in any way related, both being independent, old, counties in England.
posted by Nancy Caton
Thanks - reading the text, I think Northumberland was meant to be Virginia. Many Ancestry profiles I've found have truncated New Kent County, Virginia to just Kent. Probably neither was meant to be England.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
The Robert Hill attached as his son (Hill-20180) is born well after he died. I've posted a request for sources to the son's profile (Hill-20180).
Warning: Check the data.
  • A father's death date (Hill-51 died 1662) should not be more than nine months before one of his children's birth dates (Hill-20180 born 1667).
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
My 8th Great-Grandfather  :)
according to pdf posted this Robert's parents are Robert Hill born 1590 & his wife Ann Kinge. They have WikiTree profiles: Hill-9274 & Kinge-70

Let me know if you need help attaching him as their son.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

Rejected matches › Robert Hall (abt.1543-)

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