Thomas Hill

15 April 1753–1808 (Age 54)
Blunham, Bedfordshire, England

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Hill was born on 15 April 1753, in Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, his father, Henry Hill, was 27 and his mother, Ann Luke, was 27. He married Hannah Simpson on 17 May 1772, in Bucknall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1808, at the age of 55.

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Thomas Hill
Hannah Bunting
Marriage: 3 April 1785
Elizabeth Hill
Robert Hill
Hubert John Hill
William Hill

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World Events (5)

1754 · Seven Years' War
Age 1
The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party
Age 17
Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
Age 22
"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

Name Meaning

(1997: 141823;2007: 312802; 2010: 434827)English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, from Middle English hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll). Compare Hiller . This surname is also very common among African Americans.English: possibly in some cases from the personal name Hille, a pet form of some name such as Hilger or Hillary .

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

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Sources (16)

  • Thos. Hill in entry for Thomas Hill, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thos. Hill, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Thomas Hill, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"

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