Henry Hugh Hill

#246, (circa 1827-26 July 1878)

Short Biography

     Henry Hugh Hill was probably born in Sheffield in 1827 and most likely came to Australia in the 1840's, finding employment in an ironmonger's shop.

He married Bridget Holmes in 1851 when he was about 23 and they quickly had two children. Three years later they moved to Melbourne, where Henry became the manager of the firm's Melbourne shop. There they had another two children but one died young.

Eight years after leaving Sydney, Henry had left his employer, Bridget died suddenly, leaving him with three young children. He returned to Sydney and perhaps came to an arrangement with his deceased wife's family - he married one of her sisters at the age of 36.

The family moved to the pioneer town of Bowen, where he was a pillar of the community, helping establish the school and a local church. But his ironmongery business ultimately failed and he became insolvent. He seemingly left the children of his first wife (who probably returned to Sydney) and set himself up as an auctioneer in Brisbane.

He didn't last at it, and moved to Rockhampton to establish another ironmongery, but again it seems to have not succeeded. Another two children were born to his second wife, and he spent two years in Mackay, perhaps working for an accountant, but ultimately returning to Rockhampton and perhaps his wife in his final years.

He died in 1878 of chronic bronchitis at the age of 51.
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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(For a brief history and context on the Hill family see this page)

(For a brief history and context on the Holmes family - which this person is an extended member of - see this page)

Henry Hugh Hill may have been born circa 1827 at Sheffield.1 Henry arrived at Australia circa 1841.

He was employed by Messrs. Levick & Piper (later James Levick & Co.) and was to remain with them for at least another 8 years. He may have applied to an advertisment similar to the one shown. in 1845.2,3
Request for Ironmongers Assistants - perhaps Henry responded to an advertisment like this.
(Sydney Morning Herald, 2nd March 1846)


He married Bridget Holmes, daughter of William Hyde Holmes and Ellen O'Donnell, at St. James' Church of England on Monday, 20 January 1851 at Sydney. She was an Irish girl, adopted daughter of a Sydney Police Inspector. Witnesses to the wedding were William Hyde Holmes and Maria Holmes.4 Henry lived on 23 January 1851 at George Street, in Sydney.5

In 1909, a Mr. Macintosh described his memory of Henry's employer:
"Levicks and Younger started business before my time on David Jones' present corner. They parted company, and Levicks joined Piper and went near to Holdsworth and Macpherson's present stand. Younger opened for himself near Bradley's late auction mart. Levlcks' and Piper's stock was the largest In the colonies. They had the largest stock of heavy goods, such as bullock chains, I have ever seen. Turner and Henderson's bulk store is now situated in their old stone building. It runs back a long way, and has a sunken story, and so has unexpected capacity. Levicks was a thorough English gentleman, big and broad, handsome and noble-minded. The very sight of him inspired all beholders with respect. But sugar lured him also away from hardware, and he lost £100,000 on a cane plantation In Fiji - at least, so he told me on his return."6

Henry and Bridget Holmes became the parents of their daughter Ellen Mary Hill on Thursday, 11 December 1851 at Sydney.7 Henry (and presumably his spouse Bridget) lived in December 1851 at Wooloomooloo street, in Sydney. Also living in the house was their daughter Ellen. Shortly after, they moved to Princes Street, The Rocks (now demolished, but used to run between Upper Fort Street and Cumberland Street).8 Henry and Bridget Holmes became the parents of their first son Henry Hugh Hill on Wednesday, 22 June 1853 at Sydney.9,10 Henry Hugh Hill and Bridget Holmes moved to Melbourne in 1854.11

In about 1856, Henry was promoted to manager of the Melbourne Wholesale House for Messrs. Lovick & Piper (now James Lovick & Co.) which was located in Flinder's lane near King Street, and then later in an existing building at 46-52 King Street Melbourne.2 Henry (and presumably his spouse Bridget) lived in 1856 at Great Bourke Street, in Melbourne.12 31 January 1856 Henry and Bridget expressed an interest in purchasing, for cash "a Five or Six Roomed House, with small piece of land for garden." the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda However a year later the family were still living in Melbourne proper, this time in Latrobe Street.13,14
Levicks and Piper 46-52 King Street Melbourne (where Henry was apparently manager)
(Source: unknown)


Henry and Bridget Holmes became the parents of their second daughter Eliza Holmes Hill on Monday, 5 January 1857 at Melbourne.14 Henry Hugh Hill Henry was listed in a newspaper as a supporter of the Australasian Fire and Life Insurance Company on 11 June 1857 at Melbourne.15 Henry (and presumably his spouse Bridget) lived in 1858 at Latrobe Street, in Melbourne. Also in the house were likely to be his growing family of three children aged from about one to seven years. However, he also had a house in St. Kilda during this time which he claimed to live in.16 In 1858 Henry was one of a number of people who petitioned J. William MacKenna to nominate himself as Physician at the Melbourne Hospital.17

For a short while they lived in St. Kilda before trying to sell the house with the following advertisement: on 12 October 1858:

"ST. KILDA -For SALE, a neat COTTAGE, with garden in front, five rooms, storeroom, kitchen, washhouse, and servants'-room, and good-sized yard, now occupied by the owner, and situated In Princes Street, corner of Burnett-street. Apply on the premises, or to Mr. Henry Hill, 113 Flinders-lane west."18

Henry and Bridget Holmes became the parents of son Joseph Hill in March 1859 at Victoria. However, Joseph only lived a year.19,20 Henry's employer, the firm of Levicks and Piper, was dissolved and the business carried on by James Levick. This change might have meant that Henry ceased to work for them, as certainly within a year he was living in Ballarat.21 Henry lived in May 1862 at Seymour Street, in Soldiers' Hill, Ballarat.22

His wife Bridget died 7 May 1862, leaving him a widower. He was left with three children aged between 2 and 11 to support.5 Henry Hugh Hill was found on a passenger list on 16 July 1862 from Melbourne to Sydney.23 He was found on a passenger list on 11 September 1862 from Sydney to Brisbane. He appears to have been by himself. It is possible that he took his children to Sydney to stay with one of their aunts.24 .
St Paul's Rockhampton c.1863
(John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Image 117004)


He married Maria Holmes, daughter of William Hyde Holmes and Ellen O'Donnell, at the manse in a Presbyterian ceremony on Tuesday, 1 September 1863 at Rockhampton, Queensland. The church had only been established two years beforehand. The wedding between a widow and his deceased wife's sister may have been a practical arrangement, but it was regarded by many as deeply morally suspect within the Church of England. Witnesses to the wedding were Jane Holmes and Margaret Holmes.25,26,27

From the time of his second marriage, his first family seem to have become somewhat removed from family life. Some or all of the children of his first marriage (Ellen, Henry and Eliza) went with him to Bowen, but apparently did not go with him when he went to Rockhampton to establish a new business. Certainly, his oldest child of his first marriage recalls visiting him in Rockhampton for 6 weeks in about 1865 when she was 14. Further, she seems to have been trained by a well-known piano teacher of Sydney. The children of his first marriage are not listed on his death certificate, nor is his first wife, Maria's sister Bridget. However, it seems that at least his son Henry was with him in Rockhampton.28,1

Henry apparently made a good impression in Bowen, as outlined in the obituary of his daughter published some 50 years later:
" The deceased lady was identified with the early settlement of Bowen, soon after the separation of Queensland from New South Wales. Her widowed father, Mr. Henry Hill, arrived there with three little children, of which she was the eldest. Mr. Hill landed there when the present Bowen was nothing else but a camp of canvas huts. As he was a very progressive man, he set about to build the foundation of the present Bowen. His family tent was the first tent that had a boarded floor and wooden partitions for his family, but it was not long before he had a presentable house erected. He set about to establish schools and a church. He remained for several years in Bowen, and saw it a town of note in those days."28

Henry and Maria Holmes became the parents of daughter Alice Grace Hill circa 1864.29

Whilst in Sydney, on 11 September 1865 he took over the ironmongery business of Messrs. Holmes and Co. a firm operating in Bowen, agreeing to take over both the debts and liabilities of the firm. This firm may have been linked to his wife's family. However, within a year he was insolvent and was required to appear in the Supreme Court in Brisbane.30,31

On 3 January 1866 Henry placed an advertisment in the newspaper listing some of the items that he was selling through his business.32 In March 1866 he sold his ironmongery business to McLeod, Ratcliffe & Co. and entered their employment, but he was apparently not paid.33

In December 1866 a William Marks claimed that he asked Henry if he would let his store his store in Herbert Street, Bowen to him. Apparently, Henry replied in Herbert Street that Marks never paid any rent, was a bloody rogue and would not let it to him. Marks was offended and wrote a letter to the paper, asking Henry to point out a single creditor and to state whom he had rogued. It isn't know if Henry responded to this.34 Just before his hearing, he was probably joined in Brisbane by his wife, son Henry and young daughter Alice. Arriving a week or so later was another daughter and a sister-in-law from Sydney.35,36

Insolvency proceeding had begun against him on 6 February 1867:
"Re Henry Hill.—ln the insolvent estate of Henry Hill, a first public sitting was held. The insolvent was present. One debt by J. B. Holdsworth, for £685 6s. 4d., was proved. The insolvent was allowed his wearing apparel, and the sitting closed. A third public sitting was appointed for Monday, 18th March."37



The case proceeded further on 11 March 1867:

"Re Hill.—ln the insolvent estate of Henry Hill, a second sitting. Debts were proved by J. McEwen and Co., £23 6s. 7d., McLeod, Ratcliffe and Co., £1965 18s. 7d., and the sitting was closed."

The listing of McLeod, Ratcliffe and Co., his former employer, might account for him not being paid by them - perhaps they bailed him out with his unpaid help being part of the bargain.38
The Third Sitting of Henry's insolvency
The Brisbane Courier, 9th February 1867


Henry indicated that he intended to apply for discharge from his insolvency on 15th April 1867.39 He was required to sell his land due to his insolvency on Monday, 17 June 1867.40

Henry came south to Rockhampton for reasons perhaps connected with his insolvency and his employment situation:
" Mr. Hill subsequently left Bowen, and came further south, settling in Rockhampton. There he started in business for himself in the ironmongery and hardware line, and was very successful, but like other pioneers, when the crisis came, he had to go with the rest. He was one of the foundation members of St. Paul's Church of England, in Rockhampton, Queensland, and churchwarden almost up till the time of his death".28

Henry advertised himself as an auctioneer from 13 July 1867 to 12 September 1867 in Queen Street opposite the Joint Stock Bank, in Brisbane.41,42,43 Evidently he had only a couple of clients in his two months of operation.44,45
Henry and Maria Holmes became the parents of their only son Joseph William Hill circa March 1868 at Rockhampton, Queensland. Joseph's birth was apparently not registered.46,1

Henry Hugh Hill was conducting his ironmogery business on 23 April 1868 at Quay Street, in Rockhampton, Queensland.47 However, the circumstances of his business changed and he moved from Quay Street to East street, opposite F. F. Buddens the fruiter and grocer.48 Henry seems to then have begun to be busy in the town's public life. He was elected as a member of the committee the School of Arts, in Rockhampton, Queensland and continued on when elected again in the following year.49,50,51 He put a notice in the paper stating he was closing for St. Patrick's day in 1869.52 He contributed 2 pounds, 2 shillings towards a reward for the murder of Patrick Halligan on 21 May 1869.53 On 22 April 1870 he was People's Churchwarden and Honorary Secretary of Rockhampton, Queensland and was re-elected for another term. In 1862, following the destruction of the first church, another timber building was constructed on the site. It was exclusively for Anglican use and boasted 156 rented pews with 30 free pews. It remained as St Paul’s Church until the present building was completed in 1883.28,54,55,56,57

He seems to have been acting on behalf of an accountant on 26 April 1870:

"ELECTION OF AUDITORS.
Date of Polling-26th April, 1870.
Mr. THOMAS FIELD, principal accountant for the last twenty years to Messrs. Sands and Kenny, and John Sands, Esq-, of Sydney and Melbourne, has the honour to intimate to the members of the above Society, that he is again a candidate for the office of auditor.
Proxy papers will be furnished, and duly forwarded by the undersigned.

HENRY HILL, Ironmonger,
East-street."58

He was one of a number of men pledging support to Howard St. George's campaign for the Legislative Assembly.59 In 1870 Henry was the foreman of a jury in a fraud case; the jury returned a verdict of 'guilty.60' He with others, nominated two people for election as alderman (although there was only one position open for election) on 8 July 1870 at Temporary Town Hall, in Rockhampton, Queensland.61 On 23 July 1870 Henry was elected for another term on the committee of Rockhampton, Queensland.62 In 1870 Henry was named as a trustee for a company.63 In 1870 he was initially suggested as a member of a committee to reform the local council, but at the last minute was replaced by another person.64 However, there seemed to be financial trouble brewing again. Property on which his shop was located was listed for sale (which had a cottage at the back - the residence of the family). It was listed for public auction 3 weeks later.65,66
"A SUPPLEMENT to the Government Gazette, published on the 20th, notifies the assignment of the estate of Henry Hill, of East-street, Rockhampton, ironmonger, to George Harris, of Brisbane, merchant, and George Barnsley Shaw, of Rockhampton, commission agent, as trustees, for the benefit of his creditors. The deed was lodged in the office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court, at 11 o'clock on Saturday morning, and entered the same day."67


THE ASSIGNED ESTATE OF HENRY HILL, IRONMONGER, ROCKHAMPTON.

MR. HENRY HILL is hereby authorised to COLLECT all DEBTS due to the above Estate, and his receipt will be a sufficient discharge for the same.

(Signed) G. B. SHAW,

For Self and Co-Trustees. Rockhampton, March 6,1871.68


He retired as people's churchwarden 11 April 1871 where he also presented a financial report.69 On 14 June 1871 he won a claim against P. McMahon for goods sold, £6 10s. 7d in the Small Debts Court, in Rockhampton, Queensland.70 On 30 December 1871 he ceased advertising his ironmongery business.71
Sydney Street Mackay c1875
(source: State Library of Queensland, Rawson Family Archive, Accession 2967
http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/167842470)


He was again involved in another court case on 23 February 1872:

"J. R. BRANDON AND OTHERS V. BOEL AND ANOTHER. This was a summons at the instance of the defendant calling on the plaintiff to show cause why he should not give security for costs. The action is one of ejectment, the property being situated in East-street, Rockhampton, and at present in the occupation of Charles Bouel and Henry Hill, two of the defendants."

Their request was unfortunately denied.72

He then was forced into a sale of his business stock: on 8 May 1872:

"WE are requested to call attention to the sale of Mr. Henry Hill's stock of general iron- mongery, which will take place tomorrow at eleven o'clock. The sale will be conducted by Mr. Curtis for his firm."73

He arrived in Rockhampton from Sydney on the Egmont on Thursday, 26 September 1872.74 He advertised all his possessions for sale on 5 October 1872 at Rockhampton, Queensland.75
Henry lived on 5 October 1872 at corner Alma and Derby streets, in Rockhampton, Queensland.75 On 1872 he travelled to Brisbane, perhaps with one of his daughters, on the 'Blackbird.76' He was found on a passenger list on 21 January 1873 from Rockhampton to Mackay, Queensland. He was travelling seemingly without his family. He apparently then lived in Mackay for the next two years.77,78 He was an accountant in 1874 at Mackay, Queensland.79,80 Henry lived in 1874 at Mackay, Queensland.81,82

Maria In the absence of her husband, Maria was sued on 22 January 1874:
"H. Schmidt v. Maria Hill ; claim £21 3s. 10d, for goods and balance of a promissory note. The plaintiff proved that the money was due and owing and that the defendant was a married woman whose husband had been away for the past two years; verdict for the plaintiff with 10s. costs."83

Sydney Street Mackay c1875
(source: State Library of Queensland, Rawson Family Archive, Accession 2967
http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/167842428)
On 11 April 1874 he arrived into Brisbane from Sydney.84

Henry witnessed a near drowning in 1875:
"A CORRESPONDENT at Mackay sends the Courier the following account of a brave action that occurred some time since, but which should not be passed without recognition : Henry Hill, Alexander Grant, and a young man named Cosgrove were bathing in the Pioneer River, when the latter, in consequence of the very strong current running, finding himself unable to contend with it, sank. Mr. Andrew Cahill, acting-sergeant of police of this town, who was near the place at the time, seeing the imminent danger of the young man, immediately stripped and went into the water after him. He succeeded in getting hold of Cosgrove, but the current being too strong he was obliged twice to let him go, and Cosgrove sank. Cahill, who is a very powerful man, then dived after him, and having secured the drowning man round the body, succeeded in fetching him to the shore, swimming upon his back, the only way in which it was possible for him to do under the circumstances. I mention this instance of rescue from drowning as a duty. All honour, I say, to such heroic conduct."85

Henry lived in 1876 at Mackay, Queensland.81,86 Henry lived in 1877 at Charters Towers, Queensland. He apparently lived there for 6 months in the period Charters Towers was a booming gold town.87 He was on a passenger list from Sydney to Rockhampton on 2 July 1877.88
Henry Hill, Death Notice.
The Morning Bulletin, 30 July 1878


Henry lived in July 1878 at North Rockhampton, Queensland. probably with his wife Maria and children as his health worsened.1

Henry died on 26 July 1878 at North Rockhampton, Queensland, of chronic bronchitis, which had lasted for 4 months. Doctor Campbell had seen him the day before his death..89,90,1 He was buried on 27 July 1878 at Rockhampton cemetery, in Rockhampton, Queensland.1

Children of Henry Hugh Hill and Bridget Holmes

Children

Children of Henry Hugh Hill and Maria Holmes

Children
Last Edited28 Nov 2014

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Family
Family
c 1827Birth-CANSheffield1
c 1841Immigratn-newAustralia
1845Employment2,3
1851MarriageSt. James' Church of England, in Sydney4
1851ResidenceGeorge Street, in Sydney5
Quotation type 26
1851Occupation-hide7
1851ResidenceWooloomooloo street, in Sydney8
1853Residence-hidePrinces Street in The Rocks, in Sydney10
1854Move-newMelbourne11
1856ResidenceGreat Bourke Street, in Melbourne12
1857Residence-hideLatrobe Street, in Melbourne14
1857Employment-hidefor Lovicks & Piper at 113 Flinders Lane West, in Melbourne17
1858ResidenceMelbourne16
1858Quotation type 2 at corner Princes and Burnett Street in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda18
1860Residence-hide at Princes Road in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda20,91
1862ResidenceSeymour Street, in Soldiers' Hill, Ballarat22
1862Passenger listSydney23
1862Passenger listBrisbane24
1863Marriagethe manse, in Rockhampton, Queensland25,26,27
1863Occupation-hide25
Quotation type 128
c 1866Residence-hideBowen, Queensland92
1867Quotation type 2The Supreme Court, in Brisbane37
1867Quotation type 2Brisbane38
Quotation type 1St. Paul's Church of England, in Rockhampton, Queensland28
1870Quotation type 258
1872Quotation type 2Brisbane72
1872Quotation type 2Rockhampton, Queensland73
1872Residencecorner Alma and Derby streets, in Rockhampton, Queensland75
1873Passenger listMackay, Queensland77,78
1874OccupationMackay, Queensland79,80
1874ResidenceMackay, Queensland81,82
1875Quotation type 1the Pioneer River, in Mackay, Queensland85
1876ResidenceMackay, Queensland81,86
1877ResidenceCharters Towers, Queensland87
1878ResidenceNorth Rockhampton, Queensland1
1878DeathNorth Rockhampton, Queensland89,90,1
1878BurialRockhampton cemetery, in Rockhampton, Queensland1
ChartsHill family - descendents
Mike Hill - ancestors
Descendents of Henry H. Hill
Descendents of Robert Holmes (#1)
Descendents of Robert Holmes (#2)

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