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Rev. Joseph Hull

Male 1596 - 1665  (69 years)


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  • Name Joseph Hull 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 24 Apr 1596  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 24 Apr 1596  Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Baptised 25 Apr 1596  Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 19 Nov 1665  Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Alternate death Aft 30 Dec 1666  [12
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I7450  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JDM, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2021 

    Father Thomas Hull,   b. Abt 1550, Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Dec 1636  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Joan Pysing,   b. Abt 1553,   d. Bef 30 Oct 1629  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1573  Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 7, 8, 13, 14
    Family ID F110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (Unknown first wife of the Rev. Joseph Hull),   d. Bef 1635 
    Married Bef 1620  [3
    Children 
    +1. Joanna Hull,   b. Abt 1620
    +2. Temperance Hull,   b. Bef 20 Mar 1626,   d. Abt 1697  (Age > 70 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Hull,   b. Abt 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1706, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    Last Modified 16 May 2021 
    Family ID F5300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • B. A., St. Mary's Hall, Oxford University, 1614. Ordained 1619.

      Rector of Northleigh, Devon, 1621-32; curate of Broadway, Somerset, 1633-34.

      Emigrated in 1635, with his second wife Agnes and his children Joan, Joseph, Tristram, Elizabeth, Temperance, Grissell, and Dorothy, plus their servants Judith French and John Wood, on the Marygould. First at Weymouth, then Hingham by 1638, Barnstable 1639, Yarmouth 1641, York 1643, Oyster River, then the Isles of Shoals.

      He returned to England by 1648 and was back in New England soon after 1662, having been ejected from his parish of St. Buryan, Cornwall.

      A good brief bio:

      http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sam/hull/joseph.html

      And a very well-done three-part article, putting his eventful life into its historical context:

      http://ascendingthestairs.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/neither-fish-nor-fowl-rev-joseph-hull-part-i/

      http://ascendingthestairs.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/reverend-hull-part-ii-stranger-in-a-strange-land/

      http://ascendingthestairs.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/rev-hull-part-3-integrity-comes-with-a-price-1643-1665/

      From Wikipedia (accessed 16 May 2021):

      The Reverend Joseph Hull [...] led a company of 106 which sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1635 and was known as the Hull Colony.

      Hull was born in Crewkerne, Somerset, and graduated from Oxford in 1614. He was ordained in 1619, and served as teacher, curate and minister of Colyton, Devonshire. He became disaffected from the Church of England, and was expelled from the church in 1635.

      He led his congregation to what is now Weymouth, Massachusetts. Apparently his "liberal views" led to his dismissal from his parish, and he moved to Hingham, where he served as its representative in the General Court (Massachusetts legislature). He was the political and religious opponent of Gov. John Winthrop, with the "very contentious" Hull apparently siding more with the Anglicans than the Puritan governor. Winthrop eventually expelled Hull from the colony.

      Hull moved to the Plymouth Colony, and then to Barnstable. A memorial tablet was dedicated there in 1939 (the 300th anniversary of the town's founding) marking the site of his home there, and the rock from which he preached still stands in the middle of the highway there.

      Hull came into disfavor in the Plymouth Colony. He moved to Yarmouth, Massachusetts, and later to Accominticus (present-day York, Maine), becoming minister there. However, a Puritan minister was sent there to replace him, and he returned to England. He remained there for a decade, when he was ejected from the parish. He returned to America, settling at the Isles of Shoals in New Hampshire, where he preached until his death in 1665.

  • Sources 
    1. [S827] John Insley Coddington, "The Pyssing Ancestry of the Hulls of New England." Studies in Genealogy and Family History in Tribute to Charles Evans on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday ed. Lindsay L. Brook. Salt Lake City: Association for the Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy, 1989.

    2. [S2906] Puritans and Pedigrees: The Deep Roots of the Great Migration to New England by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2018.

    3. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    4. [S1617] Abandoning America: Life-Stories from Early New England by Susan Hardman Moore. Woodbridge, Sussex: The Boydell Press, 2013., place only.

    5. [S5881] Ancestral Lines, Fourth Edition: 232 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2015.

    6. [S119] Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen by Gerald R. Fuller. Esther Fuller Dial, ed. The Andrew Lee Allen Family Organization, 1952.

    7. [S213] "Rev. Joseph Hull," by Sam Behling.

    8. [S1268] Heard-Hurd Genealogy 1610-1987: Some Descendants of John and Elizabeth (Hull) Heard of Dover, New Hampshire by Charles Samuel Candage and Ralph Ernest Peak. Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1988.

    9. [S1617] Abandoning America: Life-Stories from Early New England by Susan Hardman Moore. Woodbridge, Sussex: The Boydell Press, 2013.

    10. [S2906] Puritans and Pedigrees: The Deep Roots of the Great Migration to New England by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2018., year and place only.

    11. [S4384] George Eldridge, Hydrographer, and Eliza Jane His Wife: Their Ancestors and Their Descendants by Henry James Young. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: 1982.

    12. [S660] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939.

    13. [S119] Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen by Gerald R. Fuller. Esther Fuller Dial, ed. The Andrew Lee Allen Family Organization, 1952., says 11 Jan 1572.

    14. [S212] The Slovak Yankee, by Martin Hollick.