Dianna Hills (1814 - 1899)

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Birthplace: Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom, Middlesex, UK
Death: Died in Plymouth, United Kingdom, Devon, UK
Managed by: Angela Tugwell
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About Dianna Hills

First born, born January 22 1814 at home of grandparents in Pall Mall, London, England.

Christening: Feb 28 1814 St James [Piccadilly] Westminster, London, Middlesex, England. [Familysearch.org indexing project (batch) number: C72301-7, system origin: England-VR, source film number: 1042309] *St. James' was completed in 1683, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, famous English architect.

March 12 1814 Grandmother - Ann Hammersley - in letter to her daughter, Diana mentions the 'seven week old' infant:

"My Dear Di

Granny wrote yesterday to thank you for the good news of your arrival at Tunbridge and I cannot withold my Pen to day to say how happy it made me – and how grateful I am to the Giver of all mercies for his various blessings bestowed continually upon me, your recovery from Lying in – the perfect well being of the pretty Infant." ... "I have a beautiful Ornament for you, when I have an opportunity I am going to inquire the value of it - just pray My Dear Di with and thank your uncle for it - as my first offering to my little Granddaughter Diana Hills I add the little silver tea chest to your Plate under my care - if I live till she speaks, I shall have her little thanks."

1841 Census of Ashen Hall, Essex lists Diana and George and seven children

  • Charles Robert 20
  • Thomas 15
  • Diana 25
  • Lydia 25
  • Caroline 20
  • Emily 19
  • Hariet 16
  • + family servant

1845 Her sister Harriet Maria Hills died of typhus fever at home in Ashen.

1847 Dianna and her sister Lydia were ill at their parents home in Ashen, and their brother Charles ill at Cambridge, causing much distress to their parents (evidenced by a letter dated Sep 20 1847* to their father George Hills from his wife's cousin, George Baker). *letter in private family collection.

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Dianna Hills's Timeline

1814
January 22, 1814
Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom, Middlesex, UK
February 28, 1814
London, Middlesex, UK
1852
July 15, 1852
Age 38
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK
1899
December 1899
Age 85
Plymouth, United Kingdom, Devon, UK
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London, United Kingdom, Middlesex