Joshua Hilton

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

The Life Summary 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 4 sons and 7 daughters.

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1739
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    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

    English (Lancashire):habitational name from any of various places called Hilton (e.g. in Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, North Yorkshire, and Westmorland), most of which derive from Old English hyll ‘hill’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some come from Old English helde ‘slope’ + tūn.occasionally, as in the case of Ralph filius Hilton (Yorkshire 1219), perhaps from the personal name Hilton, itself a possible form of Norman Hildun, composed of the ancient Germanic elements hild ‘strife, battle’ + hūn ‘bear cub’. Compare Hilt . This English surname is present in Ireland (mainly 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 (5)

    • Joshua Hilton in entry for Tho. Hilton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011
    • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000

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