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Phyllis Lyman Hills
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Birth: Sep., 1611
Harwich, England
Death: unknown
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Phyllis Lyman was baptised in High Ongar, Essex, 12 September 1611, daughter of Richard & Sarah Lyman, who came to early Hartford CT. She married William Hills of Hartford by about 1638 as his 1st wife. Eliot reports that "she came to the land with her father anno 1631. God wrought upon her heart in this Land, she grew deaf which disease increasing was a great affliction to her, she was married to William Hills & lived with him at Hartford on Conecticot."
They had 3 children: Sarah Ward Davis, William, & John.
The eldest child, Sarah, is assigned a birth date of about 1638, some years younger than that proposed by most other writers. She married first John Ward of Branford, and if she was the mother of all his children she must have married him by about 1651 (assuming that his first child was Sarah, born at Branford on 22 March 1651[/2]; there were two John Wards having children in Branford in the 1650s and early 1660s). Since her parents cannot have married until 1633, Sarah Hills could not have been born until 1634 at the earliest, and would have been sixteen or seventeen at marriage to John Ward. And if this is the case, there would be a gap of six years until the birth of the second child of William Hills.
There seem to be two possibilities: William and Phyllis (Lyman) Hills did have daughter Sarah in 1634, and then no other children until about 1640, and Sarah did marry John Ward at the age of about sixteen; or Sarah Hills was not born until about 1638, and she was the second wife of John Ward. We have chosen the latter option, and recommend further research on the two John Wards of Branford and Newark.
Family links: 
  Richard Lyman (1580 - 1640)
  Sarah Lyman (____ - 1642)
  William Hills (1607 - 1683)*
  William Hills (1646 - 1693)*
  Richard Lyman (____ - 1662)*
  William Lyman (____ - 1615)*
  Phyllis Lyman Hills (1611 - ____)
  Richard Lyman (1613 - ____)*
  William Lyman (1616 - 1616)*
  Sarah Lyman Bridgman (1621 - 1688)*
  Anne Lyman (1621 - ____)*
  John Lyman (1623 - 1690)*
  Robert Lyman (1629 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Apr 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35660460

I believe she is the mother of Joseph Hills 1649-1713 too, since the Family Data Collection-Individual has her listed has his mother. And then on another one, Mary Risley is listed but has a "Widow" next to her name so I bleive this makes her his step-mom...(Read more)
- Karen
 Added: Dec. 5, 2014
Rest in Peace 9th Great-grandmother.
- Jan
 Added: Oct. 22, 2014
English Immigrant
- tcd
 Added: Jan. 7, 2014
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