William Hill

24 August 1802–14 October 1861 (Age 59)
Farnham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Hill was born on 24 August 1802, in Farnham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Hill, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Newbury, was 31. He married Sarah Ann Burningham from 5 September 1824 to 19 September 1824, in Farnham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Waverley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 14 October 1861, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hill
24 August 1802–1861
Sarah Ann Burningham
Marriage: from 5 September 1824 to 19 September 1824
Harriet Sarah Hill
Martha Hill
William Hill
Eliza Hill
Ellen Hill
Emma Hill
Mary Ann Hill
John Hill
James Hill
George Hill
Clara Hill

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    from 5 September 1824 to 19 September 1824Farnham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 6
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 17
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    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 .German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing ancient Germanic hild ‘battle’ as the first element.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Notes from a trip to Farnham, Surrey, England

    Farnham has a Castle and Parish Church dating back to the 12th Century and was the home of the first Cistercian Abbey to be founded in Britain. Farnham Castle, Church (known as St Andrew's Parish Chur …

    Sources (25)

    • William Hill, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William Hill, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • William Hill in entry for Harriet Hill, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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