The LDS Church's unverified Ancestral File (8VH7-48) states that Joan was b. ca. 1459 and was of Fortesset, Gloucestershire where she m. John Hicks.
 His surname is also found Grantmesnil.
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 - From Family Heritage International (email@example.com):
The family of Hilton (Hylton) can trace it's roots back over 1000 years to Monkwearmouth in Durham (For the Ancestry of Hilton (Hylton), please see attachment)
The family of Hilton originates from Monkwearmouth on the north bank of the River Wear in Durham, England, where Hylton (Hilton) Castle still stands. It is situated three miles from Washington Old Hall, the ancestral home of George Washington, the first President of the United States of America.
William and Edward Hilton of Monkwearmouth were aboard the ship the "Fortune" which sailed for America in 1621 A.D., the year after the Mayflower had sailed.. The "Fortune", only 55 tons with 35 passengers on board left England in July 1621 A.D, but did not arrive at Plymouth in America until November 10th. They found that half of the settlers who had sailed on the Mayflower had died during their first winter.
"They found the settlers in very low condition - many were ragged in apparel and some little better than half naked. The best dish they could offer their friends was a lobster or a piece of fish without bread or anything else but a cup of fair spring water"
It was the arrival of "Fortune" which ensured the future of the first settlement at Plymouth. The Mayflower had returned to England empty, but it was the "Fortune" with William Hilton on board and a "cargo of good clapboard as full as she could stow, and two hogsheads of beaver and other skins" that sailed back to England and proved the viability of the settlement.
William Hilton sailed back to America in 1623 with Mary Hilton, Master William and Miss Mary Hilton on either the "Anne" or the "Little James".
The first family of "Hilton" had arrived in America! They were one of the first families to give birth to a child in America.
(Lady Mary Hilton had employed John Davenport, (who was later to become the leader of the New Haven colony in America) as a preacher at the chapel at Hilton Castle between 1615-1619. He moved to London where he was elected lecturer and curate of the church of St Lawrence, Old Jewry, London. He preached before the Virginia Company of London and became a member of the company in 1622 He was also one of the authors of a circular letter of March 2nd 1627 advocating a collection for the exiled Protestants of the Palatinate of Durham, where Hilton Castle is situated. ".)- Source; The New Haven Colony-Isabel MacBeath Calder, Yale University Press. It is thought to be this connection that resulted in the Hiltons being aboard the "Fortune."
ORIGINS OF THE FAMILY OF HILTON
Local legend has it that the family was of Viking origin; "In the year 787 A.D. three ships of Northmen came from Haeretha land to Northumbria, and the king's reeve rode to the place, and would have taken them prisoners, but they slew him then and there." "A rover from the north, wooed and won a saxon maid with all her lands and towers." In 924 A.D. Adam of Hilton gave the monastery of Hartlepool a pix or crucifix which weighed 25 ounces in silver, and caused his arms to be engraven on it, viz arg. Two bars az. (Source; Carter"s "Honor Redivivus")
The first authentic written evidence of the Hilton family is in 1157 A.D., on an agreement between Romanus de Hilton and Absolom, Prior of Durham, that Romanus should have an officiating chaplain in his chapel of Hilton, adjoining Hilton Castle. The same Romanus held three knights fees "in ancient feoffment", which suggests he was by no means first in the line, and there had been many generations of Hiltons before him.
In 1180 Alexander de Hilton is expressly called a "Baron of the Bishopric of Durham" and as such is witness to a deed between Bishop Pudsey and Hugh de Kibblesworth in 1180. An MS in the British Museum states that Alexander and his wife were benefactors of St Cuthbert's shrine at Durham.
EARLY FAMILY HISTORY
The following letter, printed in Randall's MS and found in the possession of the last Baron John of Hilton, dated January 14, 1740, outlines the early history of the family:
"There are now some papers before me relating to the antiquity of your family, the genealogy of your ancestors, and their transactions in peace and war, The interest which I conceive I have in my native country, would not suffer me to forego the opportunity of being now in town to aquaint you with what I met within them. You may have records more large and authentic in Hilton Castle, but in case you should not, I thought it not improper that I should send you a short abstract of which, upon perusal of these papers, appears to belong to you. To wit-
* that 300 years before the Conquest, in the reign of Athelstane, the family of Hiltons were settled in England, as appears by the inscription at Hartlepool.
* that upon the coming over of the Conquerer, Launcelot de Hilton and his two sons joined him and espoused his cause.
* that Launcelot was soon after slain at Faversham, in Kent.
* That to his eldest son Henry the king gave a large tract of land on the banks of the river Were (Wear), not far from Wiranmouth (Wearmouth), as Bede calls it, as a reward for his own and his son's valour.
* - that Henry Hilton built Hilton Castle in 1072 A.D. He was one of the four deputies who treated the king concerning the four northern counties, and in the service of that prince was soon after killed in Normandy.
* that in the reign of King Edward III, John Hilton, who sent four of his sons to the wars of France, under the Black Prince, was first created Baron of Hilton Castle for his defence of it against the invasion of the Scots.
* that this peerage continued in the family for seven generations until it was forfeited on account of some unguarded words, of which the Bishop of Durham gave information to the court, which William the seventh, the last baron, spoke against the queen and her favorite De la Poole.
* that on the death of the Baron, which was thought to be violent, the court gave the estate to the informing prelate, who held it for some time to the utter exclusion of the rightful heir.
* that in the process of time Launcelot, grandson of the aforesaid William, was restored to his castle and part of his estate; no more indeed than the Bishop thought fit to allow him under this hard condition, viz., that his heirs should forever hold the moiety that was given them under certain conditions and services to the See of Durham, and have the title of Baron annexed to their inheritance, but to be Barons of the Bishopric only; and this sir, is the condition under which I suppose it has continued ever since.
This is an historical sketch of what I have gathered from these papers, but I must not forget to observe to you further-
* that in your pedigree I met with several names remarkable for their learning and piety, but almost innumerably renowned for their valour and martial deeds. The truth is sir, that war seemed to have been the genius and pleasure and recreation of your ancestors. Nor do I know of any family that has been so lavish of its blood in its country's cause as yours. For ever since the Conquest I have remarked of the Hiltons, one as I have said was slain at Faversham, one in Normandy, one at Metz in France, three in the Holy wars under King Richard I, one in the same wars under King Edward I, three at the battle of Bordeaux under the Black Prince, one at Agincourt, two at Berwick against the Scots, two at the Battle of St Albans, five at Market Bosworth, four at Flodden, besides more that my papers do not extend to. I am, sir, &c., &c. (Source: A Short history of the Castle, Family and Estates of the Hiltons of Hilton Castle - Rev. William Proctor Swaby M.A. (Chaplain of Hilton Chapel 1884)
The names of the Barons of Hilton (Hylton), appear from time to time as witnesses on various charters, Deeds, and Agreements, together with other surviving documents connected with the County of Durham and the town of Sunderland. (Monkwearmouth is now part of the City of Sunderland).
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
The Hilton family were always active in affairs of state. One Robert Hilton, became a member of the first English Parliament and was the political representative for the County of Durham in 1239 A.D. during the reign of King Edward I. Another family member, Alexander Hilton, attended Parliament during the reign of King Edward III.
In 1534, Sir Thomas Hilton was one of the leaders of the religious uprising known as the Pilgrimage of Grace. Sir Thomas was appointed Governor of Tynemouth Castle during the reign of Queen Mary I.
In 1569, William Hilton supported Queen Elizabeth I during the Rising of the North in support of Mary Queen of Scots. He was knighted by the Earl of Sussex at Carlisle on August 28th 1570. He lent the queen £50 on her privy seal. Sir William died in 1600.
His son Thomas Hilton married Anne Bowes, daughter of Sir George Bowes (an ancestor of the current Queen Mother) and they had seven sons; Henry, Robert, John, George, Matthew, Francis and William and two daughters; Jane and Mary. Thomas Hilton died during the lifetime of his father, and the estate was inherited by Henry Hilton, who became Baron of Hilton in 1600 A.D.
WILL OF A MADMAN
Henry Hilton, was only 13 years of age when he inherited the Hilton estate, and was left in ward to Queen Elizabeth I, and by indenture between the Queen and Thomas Marbery, it was agreed that he should bring the boy to the Bishop of Carlisle, to be reviewed and talked with, "that his manners, education, and profiting in learning may be understood and perceived, upon payne and forfeiture of the said warde (the Hilton Estate)."
He married Mary, daughter of Sir Richard Wortley from whom he was separated nearly 30 years He was of most melancholy habits, and lived much alone, first at Billinghurst in Kent, and then at Michel Grove in Sussex (scandal affirmed that he lived in too close intimacy with Lady Shelley). He died in 1640 and by a will "such as a madman only could make" he alienated the greater part of the property and ruined his family. He left the entire estate to the Mayor and Corporation of London for 99 years with various conditions which bankrupted the estate. He also stipulated that at the end of 99 years his estate shall go to the heir-at-law, providing "he does not claim remote issue from the testator's body". He also stated that he wanted to be buried in St Paul's cathedral under a "faire tombe".
His wife was not named in the will, and Lady Shelley was the sole executor - he didn't get buried in St Paul's cathederal!
Throughout the centuries the Hilton family intermarried within families of their own class structure. Among the more powerful names allied to Hilton are the Bowes (ancestors of the current Queen Mother); Heron; Percy (Dukes of Northumberland), Neville (once the most powerful family in the north of England); Vesci, Grey, Eure, Washington (ancestors of George Washington, First President of the United States) Felton and Surtees. Most of these families are recorded with their coats of arms inscribed on the walls of Hilton Castle.
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Hannah m. ca. 1685 Charles Williams (b. ca. 1665, d. Feb. 1743). They r. Preston, CT. -From the World Wide Web database of Kathleen Baker (http://pages.prodigy.net/kathyb/home.htm), April, 1999: Charles is son of Mark Williams. Hanna and Charles had (possibly at Preston, CT): Mark (12
Jan 1689), Hannah (3 Feb 1693), Isaac, Saniel (2 Dec 1696), David (4 Nov 1698), Jeradiah (26 Oct 1702, d. by 1710), Boaz (10 Jan 1706) and Jeradiah (12 Jan 1710).
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_John JEWELL ________ | (1745 - 1829) _William JEWELL _____|_Katherine BOEHNETT _ | (1770 - 1819) m 1795 (1748 - 1832) _Samuel JEWELL ______| | (1795 - 1875) m 1817| | | _John JONES _________ | | | | |_Nancy JONES ________|_Lydia WHITTON ______ | (1778 - 1858) m 1795 _Samuel H. JEWELL ___| | (1832 - 1907) m 1867| | | _____________________ | | | | | _John TREMAINS ______|_____________________ | | | | |_Mary TREMAINS ______| | (1798 - 1880) m 1817| | | _____________________ | | | | |_____________________|_____________________ | | |--Louis W. JEWELL | (1881 - 1914) | _____________________ | | | _____________________|_____________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | | _____________________ | | | | | | |_____________________|_____________________ | | |_Sophia GRAY ________| m 1867 | | _____________________ | | | _____________________|_____________________ | | |_____________________| | | _____________________ | | |_____________________|_____________________
_Edward LINCOLN _____+ | (1580 - 1648) m 1614 _Samuel LINCOLN _____|_Bridget GILMAN _____ | (1619 - 1690) _Mordecai LINCOLN ___| | (1657 - 1727) | | | _____________________ | | | | |_____________________|_____________________ | _Isaac LINCOLN ______| | (1691 - 1771) m 1716| | | _____________________ | | | | | _____________________|_____________________ | | | | |_____________________| | | | | _____________________ | | | | |_____________________|_____________________ | | |--Isaac LINCOLN | (1717 - 1776) | _Isaac CUMMINGS _____ | | (1601 - 1677) | _John CUMMINGS ______|_____________________ | | (1630 - 1700) m 1655 | _Abraham CUMMINGS ___| | | (1663 - 1706) m 1686| | | | _____________________ | | | | | | |_Sarah HOWLETT ______|_____________________ | | (1634 - 1700) m 1655 |_Sarah CUMMINGS _____| (1694 - 1720) m 1716| | _____________________ | | | _Joseph WRIGHT ______|_____________________ | | (1641 - 1724) |_Sarah WRIGHT _______| (1670 - 1752) m 1686| | _____________________ | | |_____________________|_____________________
_Edward SCRIVEN ______+ | (1549 - 1631) m 1580 _Thomas SCRIVEN _____|_Anna\Agnes BOTERELL _ | (1584 - 1644) m 1659 (1568 - 1584) _John SCRIBNER ______| | (1623 - 1675) | | | _Vincent CORBET ______+ | | | (1550 - 1623) m 1578 | |_Margaret CORBETT ___|_Frances HUMFRESTON __ | (.... - 1659) m 1659 (1556 - 1616) _Thomas SCRIBNER ____| | (1672 - 1718) | | | _William HILTON ______+ | | | (1550 - 1605) m 1569 | | _Edward HILTON ______|_Ellen MAINWARING ____ | | | (1596 - 1671) (.... - 1606) | |_Mary HILTON ________| | | | | ______________________ | | | | |_____________________|______________________ | | |--Samuel SCRIBNER | (1716 - 1794) | ______________________ | | | _____________________|______________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | | ______________________ | | | | | | |_____________________|______________________ | | |_Hannah WELCH _______| | | ______________________ | | | _____________________|______________________ | | |_____________________| | | ______________________ | | |_____________________|______________________
 OneWorldTree on Ancestry. com in 2006 (not verified) provides his information and ancestry.
_Israel WHITCOMB ____+ | (1661 - 1733) m 1700 _Israel WHITCOMB ____|_Mary STODDER _______ | (1701 - 1787) m 1728 (1672 - 1729) _Job WHITCOMB _______| | (1740 - 1813) m 1769| | | _Ebenezer KENT ______+ | | | (1680 - 1752) m 1703 | |_Hannah KENT ________|_Hannah GANNET ______ | (.... - 1782) m 1728 (1684 - 1767) _David WHITCOMB _____| | (1776 - ....) | | | _John WHEELWRIGHT ___+ | | | (1689 - 1760) | | _John WHEELWRIGHT ___|_____________________ | | | (1719 - 1818) m 1746 | |_Keziah WHEELWRIGHT _| | (1750 - ....) m 1769| | | _Philip WILLCUTT ____ | | | (1690 - 1771) m 1711 | |_Sarah WILCUTT ______|_Deborah GANNETT ____ | (1722 - 1812) m 1746 (1691 - ....) | |--David WHITCOMB | (1810 - ....) | _____________________ | | | _____________________|_____________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | | _____________________ | | | | | | |_____________________|_____________________ | | |_Prudence DOROTHY ___| (1773 - 1852) | | _____________________ | | | _____________________|_____________________ | | |_____________________| | | _____________________ | | |_____________________|_____________________