Elizabeth Hull was born in approximately 1628 in North Leigh, Devon, England.
Anyway, Elizabeth sailed with her family and multiple members of her father's congregation, leaving Weymouth, England on March 20th and landing in Boston on May 6th, 1635.
John and Elizabeth
John Heard and Elizabeth Hull married about 1643 and their son Benjamin was born within a year. A John Heard signed the Dover Combination in 1640 and although I have read that it was the other John Heard who was the signer, it doesn't make much sense as it was our John who lived and died there.
Dover was first settled by William and Edward Hilton, brothers, and fishmongers from London.
According to "The History of Dover" John
Children all born in Dover
Mary b. Jan 6 1650, m. John Hamm of Dover
Abigail b. Aug. 2 1651, m. Jenkin Jones
Elizabeth b. Sept. 15 1653, m. 1. James Nute, 2. James Furber, d. Nov. 9 1705
Hannah b. Nov 22 1655, m. John
Joseph b. Jan 4 1661, d. young, not in his father's will
Samuel b. Aug 4 1663, m. Experience Otis,
Nathaniel b. Sept. 20 1668 m. Sarah, d.
Dorcus b. 1670 m. Jabez Garland
John wrote his will on 2 April 1687 and he died 17 January 1688/89. His will
Indian attack on Dover
After years of peaceful co-existence with the local Indians, trouble began brewing in the
On June 26th, 1689 the Indians launched a coordinated attack on the Garrisons of Dover. With help from Indian women who slept inside, the Indians were let into the Garrisons. Twenty-three colonist
Elizabeth Heard and her family (three sons, one daughter, and their families) had been in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for unknown reasons and were returning to Dover on the very morning of the attack. Their garrison was being guarded by William Wentworth, who
Elizabeth became incapacitated by fright and begged her family to abandon her and head for their garrison. They deposited her in some bushes and left her. After the attack she made her way home and found her house and family intact.
Elizabeth died 30 November 1706.
The Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Vol. 9
The Maine Historical Magazine, Vol. 6, p. 130-131
Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Study
John Scales, History of Dover, N.H.
Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury