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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Family Time Line

William Hillhouse
1808–1857
Margaret Geddes
1801–
Marriage: 7 June 1831
William Hillhouse
1832–
John Hillhouse
1834–1892
Marion Hilhouse
1836–
Mary Hillhouse
1841–1909
David Hillhouse
1845–
Robert Hillhouse
1847–1921
Elizabeth Hillhouse
1849–1897

Spouse and Children

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

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808
    Age 0
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1815
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Hillis

    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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