21 October 2009

William Norton Hill – 1861-1929

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        • Subject: William Norton Hill
        • Date: 6 Jun 1884
        • Photographer: Marshall Wane, 82 George St, Edinburgh
        • Found: UK

William Norton Hill was born in Bristol in 1861.

Births Jun 1861
HILL  William Norton    Bristol  6a 69

Back then Bristol was variously referred to as being in Somerset or Gloucestershire so the county boundaries have changed over the years. William was the son of Henry Hill and Maria née Reynolds who also had two other children – Henry Reynolds 1859-1871 and Emma Maria 1862-1871.

Marriages Sep 1857
Hill  Henry    Isle of Wight  2b 691   
Reynolds  Maria     Isle of Wight  2b 691

Henry & Maria lived in Bristol all their lives, Henry was a Printer employing quite a few men & boys in most census, they died 1883 & 1885 respectively.

Deaths Mar 1883
HILL  Maria  64  Bristol  6a 13

Deaths Dec 1885
Hill  Henry  74  Bristol  6a 31

In 1898 William married Florence Mary Marsh in Bristol where they had at least four children – Henry Reynolds 1900, Dorothy Grace 1903, Thomas Norton 1906 and Emily Joyce 1907.

Marriages Sep 1898
Hill  William Norton    Bristol  6a 119   
Marsh  Florence Mary     Bristol  6a 119

William followed in his father’s footsteps with his occupation being Printer & Stationer in the census.

Deaths Mar 1929
Hill  William N  67  Bristol  6a 345

Deaths Dec 1931
Hill  Florence M  52  Bristol  6a 204

Son Henry Reynolds is not at home in the 1911 census and although they say that their 4 children are all still alive, I can’t find him anywhere, nor can I find a marriage or death for him in FreeBMD. Daughter Dorothy may have married in 1929 and Emily in 1935 although I’m not 100% certain about them.

Marriages Sep 1929
Field  Cecil A  Hill  Bristol  6a 435   
Hill  Dorothy G  Field  Bristol  6a 435

Marriages Dec 1935
Ham  Arthur F B  Hill  Bristol  6a 266   
Hill  Emily J  Ham  Bristol  6a 266



If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Hill family please do contact me, I would love to pass this photo onto a family member. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

All the information I have found on this family may also be seen on the next update at WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting

1 comment:

Mumma said...

I think we might be related. My great-great-grandfather Alfred was a brother to Henry who married Maria Reynolds. Alfred married Sarah Edwards and their eldest son Henry George was my great-grandfather. Henry married Ann Gosper. My name is Marlene Hanright (nee Hill).