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John HILL, Sir

Male 1334 - 1408  (74 years)

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  • Name John HILL, Sir 
    Suffix Sir 
    Born 1334  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jun 1408  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The following is from the research of Professor Mark Hill. He researched generations between Sir John Hill b. 1334 and Isaac Hill b. 1748. "The word Hill is derived from the Anglo-Saxon, and related to the Low German word Hull which means rock. It is evident that the progenitors of the Hills were nomadic tribes roaming the Welsh Hills of Western England of Celtic origin. After the Anglos and Saxons drove them from the plains of the English countryside and their resistence to subjugation by the Romans, they became accustomed to the wiles of the sea and knew the Normandy coast. Therefore, due to some action which they may have taken during the conflict of Harold and William they emerged from the Norman conquest with the name of de la Hull. During the reign of Edward I (1272-1307) the name was changed from de la Hull to Hill." (Professor Mark Hill)

      "Sir John was Knight of Exeter in the parish of St. Sydwell in Devon. A lawyer, had degree as Serjeant at law by King's writ, 1383. Became a Judge of the King's Bench. He died during the reign of Henry IV. An amusing will stating dowers, if his daughters marry." (From Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families)

      John Hill (Hulle), Kt., of Houndston, Somerset and Hills Court, Exeter.
      Served as Judge of the King's Bench; 1389-1407. His will was probated July 8, 1408.
    Person ID I0434  Hill Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2008