Lydia Hills (Barker)

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Lydia Hills (Barker)

Birthplace: Portchester, Hampshire, UK
Death: Died in Sudbury, Suffolk, UK
Place of Burial: Clare, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Barker, Rear-Admiral of the Red, R.N. and Ann Russell
Wife of William Hills, Lieutenant R.N.
Mother of John Hills; Lydia Hills; Mary Hills; William Hills; Unknown Hills and 5 others
Sister of Mary Barker; Anne Owens; John Barker, Lieut-Colonel, of Clare Priory; Frances Harriet Jenkinson and Elizabeth Barker

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About Lydia Hills (Barker)

1748, 12 April, Portchester, Hampshire - birth of Lydia Barker - daughter of John Barker, and Ann Russell.

1767 Marriage in Holy Trinity Church Gosport, Hampshire. This church has a 'Handel organ" ["From 1718-1720, Handel was director of music to James Brydges, Duke of Chandos, and commissioned the building of this organ. After his house was demolished in 1744 Trinity paid £117 for the organ" - Source Church website]

1777 Her husband drowned off Hanois Reef, Guernsey, Channel Islands and Lydia and her family continued to live at Buckland Manor - the former home of Sir John Bentley dec'd, Admiral of the White, Royal Navy, who had left his estate to her husband William and his brother John in 1772. (John had signed over his part of the estate to William in April 1773)

Two years later Lydia received 'a Widow's pension of British Pounds £25.00 - ordered 8 February 1779 [Source: Accounts and Estimates, Army Returns &c. Session 23 January-June 21 1810, Volume XIII. The Ordinary Estimate of His Majesty's Navy, for the Year 1810. No.3 Pensions and Allowances to Sea and Marine Officers, Commissions of His Majesty's Navy, their Widow, and the Relations of Sea Officers. p.14.] - Today's (2014) income value would be British Pounds £46,600.00

1800, Jan 31 - Release of claim to rents and profits of (Buckland Manor) Estates near Dover, Kent, from son Harry Hills to Lydia Hills (Papers in East Sussex Record Office - ACC 10149).

Deceased: 29 March 1813 - Clare Priory, Suffolk, England

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Lydia Hills (Barker)'s Timeline

April 12, 1748
Portchester, Hampshire, UK
April 15, 1748
Portchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
February 12, 1767
Age 18
Gosport, Hants., UK

1767 Vicar was Michael Philipps. (acc to the Church history)

This is a beautiful C of E church was built in 1696 and is situated on the waterfront at Gosport. Handel's original organ is in the Church.

July 26, 1768
Age 20
Buckland, Dover, Kent, England
September 4, 1769
Age 21
December 6, 1770
Age 22
Dover, UK
October 18, 1771
Age 23
Dover, Kent, UK
June 9, 1772
Age 24
Dover, UK
July 12, 1773
Age 25
March 22, 1774
Age 25