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Richard Hull (1599 - 1662)

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Richard Hull
Born in Derby, Derbyshire, Englandmap
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Died in New Haven, New Haven Colonymap
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Categories: New Haven, New Haven Colony | Signers of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement | Puritan Great Migration.

The Puritan Great Migration.
Richard Hull migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Disputed Parents: DNA Evidence

Some genealogy sources incorrectly identify Thomas Hull, 1552 – 1636 (the father of George Hull and Rev. Joseph Hull), as also being the father of Richard Hull, the subject of this WikiTree profile. Comparison of DNA samples taken from the descendants of these individuals show that Richard Hull is not a descendant of Thomas Hull. This is shown in the Y-DNA results page for the Hull DNA project.

  • Near the top of the page, test results for descendants of George Hull and Rev. Joseph Hull appear under the heading “Lineage I-1 Crewkerne”. All of them are associated with subclade I-1 (or more broadly, haplogroup I, a major branch of the human family tree)
  • Further down the page, test results for descendants of Richard Hull can be found under the heading “Lineage R-2 Richard Hull of New Haven”. All of them are associated with subclade R1b1a2 (or haplogroup R, another major branch of the human family tree).
  • Since the R haplogroup of Richard Hull's descendants does not match the I haplogroup of Thomas Hull's descendants (as shown by the George Hull and Rev. Joseph Hull descendants), it is not possible that Thomas Hull could have been the father of this Richard Hull.

Disputed Wives

None of the existing records found even hint at a given or surname for Richard's wife. Therefore Margery (Resinge) Hull and Dorothy Hiner were disconnected for lack of evidence.

Biography

One Richard? Two? Three?

  • A Richard Hull, was freeman of Massachusetts Bay on 1 April 1634.[1]
  • A Richard Hull, carpenter, on 28 6th mo. 1637 (Boston), was given liberty to sell his house and ground to Phillip Sherman of Roxbury. [2]

Savage's Dictionary[3] and others, list the above man/men as the same man who went to New Haven, Connecticut.

Anderson's Great Migration points out there is no particular reason to believe this.[4]

Birth

"Richard Hull, December 3, 1599 – August 21, 1662, colonist, free planter and progenitor of a prominent New Haven branch of the Hull Clan in America, was a native of Derbyshire, England. The exact date of his arrival in New England has not been ascertained. He was made a freeman of Massachusetts Bay Colony at Dorchester in 1634, and a few months later was at Roxbury. In 1636 he sold his dwelling house at Roxbury … and removed to Boston. In 1639 he was at New Haven and thus ended his wanderings, becoming one of that settlement’s recognized founders…"[5]:

Weygant gives no sources. Where did he get Birth: Dec 3, 1599?

Marriage

None of the many sources consulted, including Torrey's "New England Marriages" named a wife of Richard Hull. She had died by the time of his will in 1662. She was not named in the baptism's of her children. As a general rule mothers were not named. Goody Hull has a seat (one of the side seats) in the meeting house in the Mar 1646/7 seating and the Feb 1655/6 seating.[6]

New Haven

The first official act of the Colony of New Haven, was the signing of the "Fundamental Agreement." which basically said that men should be governed religiously, personally and civilly by the tenets of the Bible. Richard Hull and his brother both signed the agreement 4 June 1639, with the first signers.[7] On 25 Oct 1639, he was accepted into the court as a member of another approved church.[7] He was on an early list of freemen[7] and took the Oath of Fidelity in 1644, when it was first administered. [7]

Richard received grants of land in New Haven. He also bought and sold land at various times. He and John Budd exchanged plots of land in 1649. He had a small houselot in the lower left square. In the 1643 rate assessment he was listed as 4 persons, a £19 estate, about 60 acres of land and he paid a rate of £00: 07: 04 [8] [9]

In 1644, 1655, and 1660, he was chosen to be the fence viewer for Mr. Lambertson's quarter.[7][10] In 1649, when Richard was master of the watch, he suspected that two of the men were plotting mischief, which indeed they were. Richard sent them off, then followed and instead of making the rounds of town, they went into Thomas Meeks' yard (where they ate peaches according to their testimony.) They were punished by the court with whipping.[7]

Richard was assigned to the front row in the meeting house in the first two recorded seatings Feb 1645/6 and Mar 1655/6. The row's are described as before Mr Gilbert's seat and before the Governor's seat.[6] In April 1660, "Great disorders amongst children in ye Meetinghouse" caused complaints. Because of his placement "about the staires of the pulpitt" he and Brother Beaman were to "observe any disorders, the first time they are to complaine to their parents, but if they offend a second time, they are to complaine to authority, that such disorders may be punished, yt God be not provoked."[11]

He was warned to court about his fence in April 1651 and fined for cutting wood in the ox pasture without permission.[12]

Occupations

Richard farmed some. In May 1650, he and Robert Johnson were given permission to keep oxen (one ox per three acres of land) in the meadow in the neck. [13]

17 Nov 1653 he was "alowed to be loader to the mill, so long as he sees it may be comfortable for him, and is to have two penyworth of corne out of every bushell, fetching it at their houses and carying it home againe."[13]

1655 Thomas Morris and Richard Hull "had libertie to cut some timber, for their trade of makeing wheeles,"[13]

1659 "Deacon Miles & Gervase Boykin, intrusted by ye Court of Magistrates in the behalf of the Creditors to the estate of Mr Allerton, declared that they had assigned John Little to serve out the time remaining of his indenture wth Rich. Hull, vnto wch John Little now declared his consent, and the sd Richard Hull now engaged to pay him 10 bushell of Indian corne or the vallew of it & a hachet & a how at the end of his time, & then to furnish him wth cloathes fit for a servant."[14]

Death

Richard Hull, brother of Andrew Hull, also of New Haven, died about 1 Sep 1662.[15] The town record states: "Richard Hull Died about beginning of Septemb : 1662"[16]

Probate

His will was made 21 Aug 1662. He made bequests to sons Jeremy and John, to daughters Hannah and Mary and Mary's husband John Jackson, and £5 to the Deacons of the church for the use of the poor. His inventory taken 23 Dec 1662 was £122: 03: 10.[17][18]

Children

  1. Mary Hull, d. 26 Feb 1664; m. 1 Mar 1653/4 John Jackson.[16] estimate birth 1633.
  2. Jeremiah Hull, d 13 June 1700; m. 6 May 1658 at Milford, Hannah Baldwin look in New Haven Vitals[15]
  3. John Hull, bap. Mar 24, 1640 at the New Haven First Church; d. Dec 6, 1711. (He had three wives.) [5][15]
  4. Hannah Hull, bpt. 26 Feb 1641 at the First Church; m. 25 Dec 1662 in New Haven Edmund Dorman[15]

Sources

  1. Shurtleff, Nathaniel B.(ed.) Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 1628-1686. Volume 1 (Boston: 1853.) p. 368 at Archive.org
  2. "Boston Town Records." 2nd Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston . (Rockwell and Churchill, Boston, 1877) p. 19
  3. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692. Vol. I-IV. Boston, MA, USA: 1860-1862. p. 494
  4. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). p. 1044. "Richard Hull" Article.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Weygant, Charles H., The Hull family in America; unknown publisher: Hull Family Association, 1913, 648 pgs. Page 463-465
  6. 6.0 6.1 Atwater, Edward Elias, and Lucy M. Hewitt, and Bessie E. Beach. History of the Colony of New Haven to Its Absorption Into Connecticut Meriden, Connecticut: 1902 (Goody p. 545, 548) (Richard 547, 551)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Hoadley, Charles J, MA. (editor) Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, From 1638 to 1649. Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1857. 4th day 4th month 1639 Fundamental Agreement p. 17; freeman p. 9; 25 Oct 1639 accepted into the court p. 20; Oath of Fidelity p. 137; Fence viewer 1644 p. 155; master of watch p. 489
  8. Hoadley, Charles J, MA. (editor) Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, From 1638 to 1649. Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1857. 2 Oct 1649 bought land p. 487; 6 Nov 1649 He and John Budd exchanged plots of land p. 498; 1643 Rate assessment p. 91; p. 94 land grant; 1646 sold land p. 233
  9. Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (editor) Ancient Town Records Vol 1. New Haven Town Records 1649-1662. New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1917. 1660 bought land p 446; 1661 sold land p. 501
  10. Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (editor) Ancient Town Records Vol 1. New Haven Town Records 1649-1662. New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1917. 1655. p. 241; 1660 p. 446
  11. Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (editor) Ancient Town Records Vol 1. New Haven Town Records 1649-1662. New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1917. pp 448/9
  12. Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (editor) Ancient Town Records Vol 1. New Haven Town Records 1649-1662. New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1917. p. 69; p. 29; p. 337
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (editor) Ancient Town Records Vol 1. New Haven Town Records 1649-1662. New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1917. oxen p. 24; mill loader pp 192/3; wheelwright p. 243
  14. Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (editor) Ancient Town Records Vol 1. New Haven Town Records 1649-1662. New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1917. p. 425
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Vital Records of New Haven 1649-1850 Part I. Hartford: The Connecticut Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 1917. Mary p. 3 and p 25; Richard death p. 18
  17. "Abstracts of the Early Probate Records of New Haven, Book I, Part I, 1647-1687." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 81:121. Boston: NEHGS, 1927. p 121-135
  18. Hoadley, Charles J, MA. (editor) Records of the Colony or Jurisdiction of New Haven, From May 1653 to the Union. Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1858. p. 481

See also:

  • Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. Married _____ _____
  • Selected and Introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts, Genealogies of Connecticut Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register ([CD]Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983), vol 3, p 601.
  • Colket, Meredith B. Jr. Founders of Early American Families. Second Revised Edition. Cleveland, Ohio: The Ohio Society with the authority of The General Court of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 2002. p. 171
  • Farmer, John. A genealogical register of the first settlers of New England ..." [from old catalog]. Lancaster, Mass.: Carter, Andrews & Co., 1829. p. 153 Link at Archive: alphabetical Text: "Massachusetts freeman 1634."
  • Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692. Vol. I-IV. Boston, MA, USA: 1860-1862. p. 494 "Hull, RICHARD, New Haven 1640, or earlier, perhaps br. of Andrew, had John, bapt. 24 May 1640; and Hannah, 20 Feb. 1642; but first liv. in the Mass. Col. and was freem. 1 Apr. 1634, tho. of what ch. he was mem. is not kn. yet resid. in Boston short time a. 1637, d. 1 Sept. 1662, nam. in his will of Aug. in that yr. ch. Jeremiah, wh. cont. there, a propr. 1685; John, Hannah, and Mary. Mary m. 1 Mar. 1654, John Jackson, and d. 26 Feb. 1665; and Hannah m. 26 Dec. 1662, Edmund Doorman"
  • Samuel Orcutt, History of the Old Town of Derby, Connecticut, 1642-1880 (1880, Reprint: Bowie, Maryland, Heritage Books, Inc., 1998), p. 732.
  • 'Mason, Puella Follett Hull. 'A record of the descendants of Richard Hull of New Haven, Conn. Milwaukee, Wis. : Swain & Tate co., printers, 1894. link at Archive.org
  • World Family Tree, Volume 1, pre-1600 to present: Repository: #R1: Page: Tree Number : 5404 Towle, Walker, Abbott of England , MA 843 - 1990 Submitted: June 1, 1995


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On 31 Dec 2016 at 00:00 GMT Anne B wrote:

There is no suggestion/mention of a name for Richard Hull of New Haven's wife. I believe erroneous profiles for Margery Resinge and Dorothy Hiner should be disconnected, for lack of evidence. Objections?

On 30 Dec 2016 at 11:37 GMT Anne B wrote:

Catherine Cook is Andrew's wife, his sister in law. This is definitely a mis connection. I am going to just disconnect her.

On 27 Dec 2016 at 01:45 GMT Anne B wrote:

I'm going to update this profile in the next few days.

On 8 Aug 2016 at 01:09 GMT Veronica (Coat) Williams wrote:

Hull-2183 and Hull-467 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth dates but different spouse information.

On 12 Jan 2016 at 14:12 GMT Sheran (Cooper) McCants wrote:

Richard Hull was the father of Jeremiah, John, Hannah and Mary Hull. The identity of his wife or wives is unknown. Richard is the brother of Andrew Hull, also of New Haven. The parents of Richard and Andrew are unknown.

On 14 Sep 2013 at 13:40 GMT Philip Smith wrote:

This profile has been identified as a duplicate by an Arborist. Please review the proposed merge - bottom of the profile on the left. If they are duplicates please approve the merge. If you have questions or would like assistance please ask the Arborist. Thank you.



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