Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John HILL (1594-1655)

and Damaris (?-?)


John Hill and Damaris were my 9x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They may have married before or about 1620, but no possible marriage has been found for them in the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index or the IGI.

John Hill was baptised on 7 July 1594 in Woodmancote, Sussex.  He was the son of 5 270 John Hill (c1560-1605) and 5 270 Sara Wood (c1565-1638).  He died on 24 March and was buried on 26 March 1655 in Woodmancote.  He was of Bilsburough at the time of his death.

Damarisís date and place of birth/ baptism are unknown, to me.


John Hill and Damaris had 10 known children:

  1. John Hill was baptised on 15 October 1620 in Woodmancote.  He was of Bilsborough.

    John married his cousin Ann Hill on 6 February 1643/4 in Woodmancote.

    Ann was baptised on 14 October 1621 in Woodmancote.  She was the daughter of 5 270 Edward Hill and 5 270 Jane Goffe.

    John and Ann had 3 known children.

  2. Edward Hill was baptised on 1 February 1622/3 in Woodmancote.  He was buried on 13 October 1662 in Woodmancote.

    Edward married Mary Bridger on 5 February 1648/9 in Henfield.

    Mary was buried in  May 1662 in Woodmancote.

    Edward and Mary had 5 known children.

  3. Thomas Hill was baptised on 25 November 1625 in Woodmancote.

    Thomas married Elizabeth Peter by licence on 4 July 1644 at St. John sub Castro in Lewes, Sussex.  He was then of Woodmancote and she of Henfield.

  4. Damaris Hills was baptised on 11 February 1626/7 in Woodmancote.

    Damaris married twice, firstly to Richard Backshell in October 1646 in Woodmancote, and then to Nicholas Backshell on 22 April 1658 in Woodmancote.

  5. Sara Hill was baptised on 10 January 1629/30 in Woodmancote.

  6. Nicholas Hill was baptised on 22 June 1632 in Woodmancote.  He was buried on 4 April 1678 in Woodmancote.

    Nicholas married Jane Bridger on 15 October 1655 in Cowfold.

    Jane was buried on 22 December 1663 in Woodmancote.

  7. Jane Hill was baptised on 12 July 1635 in Woodmancote and was buried there on 30 September 1637.

  8. William Hill, my 8x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 27 April 1638 in Woodmancote.  He married Mary Mower in 1662 and Joan Butcher, alias Piper, widow in 1671.  (They have their own page.)

  9. Elizabeth Hill was baptised on 20 February 1641/2 in Woodmancote and buried there on 23 February 1641/2.  She was described in the parish registers as the daughter of John Hill, senior.

  10. Jane Hill was baptised on 14 June 1643 in Woodmancote and buried there on 1 December 1646.  She was described in the parish registers as the daughter of John Hill, senior of Billsboroug.



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012