Prudence Hill

Brief Life History of Prudence

When Prudence Hill was born on 13 August 1721, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Abraham Hill, was 33 and her mother, Prudence Hancock, was 25. She married Joseph Clark on 29 June 1740, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Clark
1716–1780
Prudence Hill
1721–
Marriage: 29 June 1740
Joseph Clark
1742–
Nathaniel Clark
1744–
Prudence Clarke
1746–1807
Mary Clarke
1748–
Elizabeth Clark
1751–1806

Sources (25)

  • Prudence Hill, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Prudence in entry for Joseph Clark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Prudence in entry for Mary Clarke, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, from Middle English hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll). Compare Hiller . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

English: possibly in some cases from the personal name Hille, a pet form of some name such as Hilger or Hillary .

German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing ancient Germanic hild ‘battle’ as the first element.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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