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Hull Line

Mary Hull who was born in Flushing, Long Island, New York, February 4, 1681/1682, the daughter of Samuel and Mary Manning Hull. Mary probably died in Pennsylvania. Mary married June 7, 1703, in Piscataway, Jacob Piatt was born October 31, 1678, in Piscataway, New Jersey, to Rene and Elizabeth Sheffield Piatt and died in Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania after 1750 (or Woodbridge, Middlesex Co, NJ, according to some researchers.

Samuel Hull was born 1649 and married October 16, 1677, Mary Manning. Samuel's father was Joseph Hull born 1594 Devonshire, Eng. and died November 19, 1665, Isle of Shoals. He married Agnes ? and came to New England in 1635.

               From "The Hull Family in America": Page 257
"I doe give to my sonn Reuben Hull my scale and compasses and wearing cloues;
"I doe give to my daughter Sarah my silver scolop dish and my white codell pote and cheny bason."

In a deed dated July 15, 1719, one of the grantors is described as "Hannah Snell of Portsmouth, widow and executrix of her former husband Reuben Hull of Portsmouth, mariner." The last recorded deeds executed by "Hannah Snell" are dated May 13, 1726. The date of her death has not been ascertained.

For the foregoing record the compiler is indebted mainly to Charles H. Bachelder, Esq., of Portsmouth, N. H. The Theodore Atkinson records, published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, give the following table of children of Reuben Hull and his wife Hannah Fernside:

15. SAMUEL HULL, 16--17--, of Pascataway, Middlesex Co., N. J., probably the youngest child of (1) Rev. Joseph Hull and his wife Agnes, was married first Oct. 16, 1677, to Mary Manning, daughter of Jeffrey Manning and his wife Hephsibah Andrews. His second wife, whom he married sometime before 1702, was named Margaret. The date of his coming to New Jersey is not shown by any records examined. He owned land adjoining that of John Martin in 1682, signed as a witness the will of Esther Martin Dec. 20, 1687, and on May 10, 1688, purchased 80 acres on Doty Brook.

Jeffrey Manning was the son of William Manning, 1578-1613--see Fitz Randolph Traditions.

(*)Administration of the estate of Capt. Dodivah Hull, 1716, of Portsmouth, was granted Hannah Snell, widow, and her son John Snell--mother and brother of Capt. Dodivah Hull. Mention is made of Capt. Hull's sister Sarah.
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20. BENJAMIN HULL, about 1642(???), of Portsmouth, N. H., son of (3) Joseph Hull, was married about 1664 to Mary Fernside, daughter of John and Elizabeth Starr Fernside of Duxbury and Boston, whose sister Hannah married (13) Reuben Hull. This Benjamin Hull, like the said Reuben, who was his uncle but probably his junior in years, was a merchant and man of affairs in Portland. He was a Selectman of Portland in 1678. He was politically opposed to the arbitrary Cranfield and his affidavit against him was read before the Privy Council Mar. 10, 1684. It is a matter of record that this affidavit of Benjamin Hull, and others of like nature from business men of Portsmouth, led to the removal of Cranfield from the Governorship of the colony.

21. PHINEAS HULL, 1648(???), son of (3) Joseph Hull, was at Kittery, Me., in 1671, and in 1681 had a grant of 60 acres at Saco on the eastern side of Little River Falls where he erected a mill. In 1682 he was taxed at Cape Porpoise 2 pounds for his saw mill and to support Fort Loyal. In 1683 he was chosen Townsman of Saco, and in 1684 was fined 28 shillings for "saucy and abusive language toward Rev. Mr. Milburn, a minister of the united churches at Saco and Cape Porpus." On Aug. 22, 1690, when he was traveling with his wife Jerusha, and Robert Young, between York and Kittery, they were attacked by Indians, who killed Young and carried into captivity Hull's wife, but from whom Hull himself escaped. Mrs. Hull was kept a prisoner until Nov. 23, 1691, when she was released under conditions of a truce entered into at Sagadahoc. Mrs. Hull made no complaint of the usage accorded her while in the hands of her captors. They caused her at times to serve them as a Secretary in their communications with the whites, and as she wrote plainly it is said they were loth to part with her. "It is conjectured that this man's family all perished in the murderous times of the longcontinued Indian Wars."

22. JOHN HULL, 16--1673, of Saco, Me., son of (3) Joseph Hull, was married to Mary Spencer, "a young gentlewoman of good repute," the daughter of "Capt. Robert Spencer, a person of good fashion." They removed to Boston, and he was there styled Junior to distinguish him from John Hull the mint master and treasurer of the colony. He died there intestate and childless. His widow married as her second husband, William Phipps, afterward Sir William and Royal Governor of Massachusetts.


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