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Speaker Series

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Date: Wed, Oct 2, 2013
Time: 5:00pm
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2013 Speaker Series 
Brought to You by the Membership Committee

Mr. Hilton plans to speak about the Hilton ancestry starting with: Romanus de Helton who was the earliest member of the Hilton family mentioned in Durham records, in 1157 A.D., 91 years after the invasion of William the Conquerer. He held Helton for three knights fees. Then going down to Baron William Hylton who built Hylton Castle, 1390-1405. Known as the “old survivor” he lived through the reigns of King Edward III, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V and Henry VI. And then on through Roger Hylton of Biddick, grandfather of Capt. William Hilton the Mariner. The families arrival on the Fortune and the Anne in Plymouth, 1621 & 1623. Their forced departure from the Plymouth colony. Their move to the Piscatagua River area of Gorges patent, in what is now New Hampshire & Maine along with William the Pilgrim’s brother Edward. Their founding of Dover, NH and Kittery, Maine, and later York, Maine. The Hilton Monument. The fishing fleet of Edward Hilton, and William’s ferry operation. William the Mariner’s wives and children His narrative of the voyages of the “Adventure.”


On behalf of the Membership Committee
you are invited to j
oin us

October 2nd
For a most intriguing lecture

The Life and Geneaology of Captain William Hilton

Jerrold Hilton, a member of the Hilton family, will give a presentation on the family history of
Captain William Hilton.

5:00 p.m.
Cocktails in the Pub
(Member Charge)
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Lecture
Optional Dinner
following Q&A

There is no charge to
attend the lecture.

Reservations open to Members only through September 25th
Members will be able to register guests thereafter

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