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Laurence Hill of Barlanark

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: February 22, 1872 (80)
Barlanark House, Shettleston, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Laurence Hill of Barlanark, WS and Christian Hill
Husband of Barbara Hill and Marion Hill
Father of Christian Hill; Isabella Helen Watson; Laurence Hill; James Hopkirk Hill; Anne Henrietta Hill and 11 others
Brother of James Hill (died in infancy) and Elizabeth Richardson

Occupation: Lawyer W.S.
Managed by: Hamish Macleod Thomson
Last Updated:

About Laurence Hill, LLD

Confirmation of Birth, Marriage and Death details

From 1813 01 19 Laurence and Barbara Hill (Hopkirk) Marriage.jpg

Glasgow 17th January 1813. Hill. Laurence Hill, Writer in Glasgow, and Barbara Hopkirk, [lawful daughter] of James Hopkirk of Dalbeth, Married 19th January by Mr. James Graham, Minister of Killearn.

From Scotland's People Old Parish Registers - Marriages

19/01/1813: Laurence Hill married Barbara Hopkirk in the parish of Glasgow

From Scotland's People Old Parish Registers - Births and Baptisms

Possible list of 12 children of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk from 1st:29/10/1813 Christian Hill to last: 01/07/1829 Marianne Boswell Hill NOTE: missing Euphemia Georgina Hill

  • 29/10/1813 birth or baptism of Christian Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [1st child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 24/10/1814 birth or baptism of Isabella Helen Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [2nd child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 21/07/1816 birth or baptism of Laurence Hill, son of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [3rd child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 06/11/1817 birth or baptism of James Hopkirk Hill, son of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [4th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 14/05/1819 birth or baptism of Anne Henrietta Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [5th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 18/08/1821 birth or baptism of Barbara Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [6th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 14/03/1823 birth or baptism of Elizabeth [Richardson] Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [7th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 15/04/1824 birth or baptism of Catherine [Glassford] Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [8th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 05/02/1825 birth or baptism of Charlotte Maria Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [9th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 15/06/1826 birth or baptism of Ninian Hill, son of Lawrence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [10th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 01/08/1827 birth or baptism of Rebekah Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [11th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 01/07/1829 birth or baptism of [Marianne Boswell] Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [12th child], in the parish of Glasgow

From Scotland's People Old Parish Registers - Marriages

  • 08/06/1834: Marion Hill married Laurance Hill in the parish of Edinburgh
  • 16/06/1834: Marion Hill married Laurence Hill in the parish of Barony

From Scotland's People Old Parish Registers - Births and Baptisms

Possible list of 3 children of Laurence Hill and Marion Hill from 1st:28/04/1835 Janet Hill to last: 21/03/1837 Laetitia Marion Hill

From Early records of an old Glasgow family - Hill family, 1520-1901, by William Henry Hill, Published 1902 Page 156

Laurence Hill, LL.D., who married, first Barbara Hopkirk and left issue, viz.:

  1. Christian Hill, who died unmarried.
  2. Isabella Helen Hill, who married David Watson and had issue (10 children), the representative of this branch being Thomas Watson.
  3. Laurence Hill, C.E., who married Catherine Wardrop and had issue (10 children), the male representative of this branch or stirps, and consequently also of the family, is Alexander Hill.
  4. James Hopkirk Hill, who married Janet Smith Whitehead and had issue (2 children), the representative of this branch being Mrs. Janet Dixon Hill or Scott-Fogo.
  5. Anne Henrietta Hill, who died unmarried.
  6. Barbara Hill, who died unmarried.
  7. Elizabeth Richardson Hill, who died unmarried.
  8. Katherine Glassford Hill, who died unmarried.
  9. Charlotte Maria Hill, who married Ninian Wight and had issue (5 children), the representative of this branch being Ninian Hill Wight.
  10. Ninian Hill, understood to be dead, sans issue.
  11. Rebecca Hill, who died in infancy.
  12. Mariamne Boswell Hill, who died unmarried.
  13. Euphemia Georgina Hill, who died in infancy.

Said Laurence Hill, LL.D., married, secondly Marion Hill, daughter of Ninian Hill, W.S., and had issue, viz.:


  1. Janet Hill, who married James Grahame and had issue (7 children), the representative of this branch being William Richard Grahame.
  2. William Henry Hill, LL.D., who is the representative of this stirps or branch; and
  3. Laetitia Marion Hill, who married Richard Grahame and had issue (9 children), the representative of this branch being Laurence Hill Grahame.

Life Stories

1822: From University of Glasgow Story People Laurence Hill

Degree Information: LLB (1822) ; LLD (1863)

Addison 1727-1897 reads: Of Barlanark, Writer in Glasgow; held, inter alia, the Factorship of the University, the Clerkship of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Collectorship of the Merchants' House; born in Edinburgh, 25th July, 1791; died at Barlanark, 21st February, 1872; grandson of James Hill, MA 1747 .

See "Memoirs and Portraits of One Hundred Glasgow Men" No. 44

2nd July 1831: Enumeration of the inhabitants of the city of Glasgow and county of Lanark. For the government census of 1831. With population and statistical tables relative to England and Scotland by James Cleland Published 1832 p173

On Saturday, the 2nd July, 1831, the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway was partially opened. On that occasion, a beautiful Locomotive Steam Engine, the St. Rollox, started on a trial trip from Messrs. Charles Tennant & Co.'s Chemical Works, at St. Rollox, on this Railway. The Isabella, an elegant new Carriage, with 24 passengers inside, besides an open vehicle, in which were Dr. Jeffrey, Dr. Couper, Mr. Charles Tennant, Mr. Mark Sprot, Mr. Laurence Hill, Mr. Claud Girdwood, and other promoters of the undertaking, having been attached to the tender, the whole proceeded in fine style. Although the one-half of the power of the Engine was at no time exerted, she went to Lea-end, a distance of 8.25 miles, in 40 minutes and 30 seconds, being at the rate of 12 miles, and 3 furlongs, in the hour.

1831: Enumeration of the inhabitants of the city of Glasgow and county of Lanark. For the government census of 1831. With population and statistical tables relative to England and Scotland by James Cleland Published 1832 p59 Secretary to the Botanic Garden, Glasgow

1832: Enumeration of the inhabitants of the city of Glasgow and county of Lanark. For the government census of 1831. With population and statistical tables relative to England and Scotland by James Cleland Published 1832 p110 Justice of the Peace for the County of Lanark.

random scottish history photo of Lawrence Hill LL.D of Barlanark

1844: Lived in Burley Lawn, Burley, Ringwood BH24 4DL probably from 1844 to at least 1848

1848: Wrote: A letter from the New Forest, on its present state and proposed improvement, to the Lord Chief Commissioner of Her Majesty's woods and forests

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Laurence Hill, LLD's Timeline

1791
July 25, 1791
Edinburgh, Scotland
1813
October 29, 1813
1814
October 24, 1814
1816
July 21, 1816
Glasgow, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, U.K.
1817
November 6, 1817
1819
March 29, 1819
1821
August 18, 1821
1823
March 4, 1823
1824
April 15, 1824