William Hilton

1761–Male
Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Hilton was christened on 8 February 1761, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Hilton, was 25 and his mother, Alice Redford, was 25.

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Family Time Line

John Hilton
1735–
Alice Redford
1736–
Martha Hilton
1757–
William Hilton
1761–
Betty Hilton
1764–
Hannah Hilton
1767–
Ann Hilton
1768–
Betty Hilton
1769–
James Hilton
1772–
William Hilton
1774–1776
John Hilton
1777–
Wm. Hilton
1779–
Betty Hilton
1780–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1735–Male

    Alice Redford

    Female1736–Female

siblings

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+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

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 (1)

  • Wm. Hilton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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