Joshua Hilton

12 April 1714–
Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Hilton was born on 12 April 1714, in Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Hilton, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Crockett, was 22. He married Dorothy Revel on 18 December 1739. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Hilton
Dorothy Revel
Marriage: 18 December 1739
Thomas Hilton
Mary Hilton
Ann Hilton
Dorothy Hilton
Sarah Hilton
John Hilton
William Hilton
Elizabeth Hilton

Spouse and Children


    Dorothy Revel


18 December 1739


    Thomas Hilton


    Mary Hilton


    Ann Hilton


    Dorothy Hilton


    Sarah Hilton


+3 More Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 87

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 101

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 107

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Name Meaning

1 English (Lancashire) and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire), Cleveland, Derbyshire, and Shropshire, get the name from Old English hyll ‘hill’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Others, including those in Cumbria and Dorsetshire, have early forms in Hel and probably have as their first element Old English hielde ‘slope’ or possibly helde ‘tansy’.2 English: some early examples such as Ralph filius Hilton (Yorkshire 1219 ) point to occasional derivation from a personal name, possibly a Norman name Hildun, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + hūn ‘bear cub’. The English surname is present in Ireland (mostly taken to Ulster in the early 17th century, though recorded earlier in Dublin).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joshua Hilton in entry for Tho. Hilton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joshua Hilton in entry for Sarah Hilton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joshua Hilton in entry for Mary Hilton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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