William Hillhouse

1808–June 1857 (Age 49)
Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Hillhouse was born in 1808, in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Hillhouse, was 38 and his mother, Mary Ann Campbell McKinlay, was 34. He married Margaret Geddes on 7 June 1831, in Coylton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Straiton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died in June 1857, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 49.

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William Hillhouse
Margaret Geddes
Marriage: 7 June 1831
William Hillhouse
John Hillhouse
Marion Hilhouse
Mary Hillhouse
David Hillhouse
Robert Hillhouse
Elizabeth Hillhouse

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1831Coylton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 0
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 7
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.
    Age 14
    The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English or early modern English hill + house ‘house on the hill’. In Yorkshire the surname may arise from the name of a farm in Fartown, Pudsey (Yorkshire).Scottish (Ayrshire and Lanarkshire) and English: habitational name from any of several minor places in Ayrshire and elsewhere in Scotland, probably named with Middle English, Older Scots hill + house ‘house on the hill’.History: Rev. James Hillhouse, the first minister of Montville, CT, came to North America from County Londonderry, Ireland, c. 1720. His grandson James Hillhouse was a Federalist congressman from CT and treasurer of Yale College from 1782 to 1832.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • William Hillhouse in entry for Rosina Arthur, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • William Hillhouse, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • William Hilhouse, "Scotland Census, 1841"

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