John Hull (merchant)

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John Hull (18 December 1624 – 1 October 1683) was the leading merchant and mintmaster of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He married Judith Quincy (1626–1695), daughter of Judith Pares (d. 1654) and Edmund Quincy (1602-1636), progenitors of the prestigious Quincy family.[1]

Among his apprentices was Jeremiah Dummer who became the first American-born silversmith.[2] In January 1658 he and several other men made a large land acquisition in Rhode Island known as the "Pettaquamscutt Purchase."[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Massachusetts Historical Society: Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, and Upham Family Papers, 1633-1910
  2. ^ Dummer, Michael (June 2005). "5: Richard and Early Days in New England". The Family of Dummer (7th ed.). pp. 26–27. 
  3. ^ "Kingston Congregational Church Collection". Retrieved 2011-08-15.