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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 C.E.; 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

From 1813 01 19 Laurence and Barbara Hill (Hopkirk) Marriage.jpg and Scotland's People - Old Parish Records - Marriages and Banns

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

From Lawrence Hill m Barbara Hopkirk Dalbeth - Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday, 3 February 1813 Page 3 - Newspapers.com

Marriage - At Dalbeth, Lawrence Hill, Esq., to Miss Barbara Hopkirk, third daughter of James Hopkirk, Esq., of Dalbeth

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

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

  • 29 October 1813 birth or baptism of Christian Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [1st child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 24 October 1814 birth or baptism of Isabella Helen Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [2nd child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 21 July 1816 birth or baptism of Laurence Hill, son of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [3rd child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 6 November 1817 birth or baptism of James Hopkirk Hill, son of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [4th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 14 May 1819 birth or baptism of Anne Henrietta Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [5th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 18 August 1821 birth or baptism of Barbara Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [6th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 14 March 1823 birth or baptism of Elizabeth [Richardson] Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [7th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 15 April 1824 birth or baptism of Catherine [Glassford] Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [8th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 5 February 1825 birth or baptism of Charlotte Maria Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [9th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 15 June 1826 birth or baptism of Ninian Hill, son of Lawrence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [10th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 1 August 1827 birth or baptism of Rebekah Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [11th child], in the parish of Glasgow
  • 1 July 1829 birth or baptism of [Marianne Boswell] Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Barbara Hopkirk [12th child], in the parish of Glasgow

From Geni - 1834 06 16 Laurence and Marion Hill Marriage.jpg and Scotland's People Old Parish Registers - Marriages

  • 8 June 1834 marriage or banns of Marion Hill to Laurance Hill, in the parish of Edinburgh
  • 8 June 1834 [Banns]: Laurence Hill, writer in Barony Parish, and Marion Hill residing in Edinburgh, lawful daughter of the late Ninian Hill, Esq., W. S., married at Dunesk, Monday, 16 June 1834 by the Rev. Adam Duncan Tait, minister of the parish of Kirkliston.
  • 16 June 1834 marriage or banns of Marion Hill to 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 first: 28 April 1835 Janet Hill to last: 10 October 1842 Laetitia Marion Hill

  • 28 April 1835 birth or baptism of Janet Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Marion Hill [1st child], in the parish of Barony
  • 21 March 1837 birth or baptism of William Henry Hill, son of Laurence Hill and Marion Hill [2nd child], in the parish of Barony
  • 10 October 1842 birth or baptism of Laetitia Marion Hill, daughter of Laurence Hill and Marion Hill [3rd child], in the parish of Ayr

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.

From Freecen - 1841 Census

6 June 1841 Census for residents of Barns St Somerset Place, Ayr, Ayrshire

  • Lawrence Hill, male, age 49 [born about 1792] in Out of County, LLD (Law)
  • Marion Hill, female, age 35 [born about 1806] in Out of County
  • Ann H Hill, female, age 22 [born about 1819] in Out of County
  • Barbara Hill, female, age 19 [born about 1822] in Out of County
  • Elisabeth Hill, female, age 18 [born about 1823] in Out of County
  • Katherine Hill, female, age 17 [born about 1824] in Out of County
  • Charlotte Hill, female, age 16 [born about 1825] in Out of County
  • Marianne Hill, female, age 11 [born about 1830] in Out of County
  • Janet Hill, female, age 6 [born about 1835] in Out of County
  • William H Hill, male, age 4 [born about 1837] in Out of County
  • Janet Cochrane, female, age 40 [born about 1801] in Out of County, Female Servant
  • Sarah Giffin, female, age 23 [born about 1818] in Ayrshire, Scotland, Female Servant
  • Ivanna Fyfe, female, age 23 [born about 1818] in Out of County, Female Servant
  • William Fyfe, male, age 24 [born about 1817] in Out of County, Agricultural Servant

From freecen

30 March 1851 Census for residents of 147 Buchanan Street Club House, Glasgow, Lanarkshire; Parish of St George's, St George's

  • Laurence Hill, member, married, male, age 59 [born about 1792] in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; Writer
  • John Muir, member, unmarried, male, age 40 [born about 1811] in Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • John Campbell, member, unmarried, male, age 46 [born about 1805] in Argyllshire, Scotland
  • 6 servants

From Geni - 1872 02 22 Laurence Hill Death.jpg and Scotland's People - Deaths

  • Thursday, 22 February 1872 at 00:25
  • Death of Laurence Hill, LL.D (married to Marion Hill); at Barlanark, Shettleston, Lanark; 80 years old male [born about 1792]
  • Son of Laurence Hill, Writer to the Signet, (deceased) and Christian Hill (maiden surname: Dreghorn) (deceased)
  • Died of Diabetes, 3 years, as certified by George Miller, Surgeon; Informant William Henry Hill, son present
  • Registered 22 February 1872 at Shettleston by Andrew Garrand, Registrar, in the District of Shettleston in the County of Lanark

From Scotland's People - Legal records, wills, testaments

  • 1 December 1873 Holograph Will of Laurence Hill L.L.D. of Glasgow, spouse of Marion Hill; in the Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills
  • 1 December 1873 Inventory of Laurence Hill writer in Glasgow, residing at Barlanark, parish of Shettleston; in the Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories
  • 14 December 1896 Eik of Laurence Hill senior, sometime Writer, Glasgow, died 22 February 1872 at Barlanark, Parish of Shettleston, testate; in the Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories

From eik Laurence Hill writer d 18720222 Barlanark to William Henry H Writer Glasgow Rev Ninian Wight Largnean Lauder Rd Edinburgh will 18680723 orig conf 18731212 £55 60558 40884_b206790-00102

Laurence Hill, senior, sometime Writer, Glasgow, died 22 February 1872 at Barlanark, Parish of Shettleston, testate. Eik to Confirmation granted at Glasgow 14 December 1896 to William Henry Hill, Writer, Glasgow, and Rev. Ninian Wight, [ERRATA Lurgnean CORRECTION Largnean], Lauder Road, Edinburgh, Executors nominated in Will or Deed, dated 23 July 1868, and recorded in Court Books of Commissariot of Lanark, 1 December 1873. Value of Additional Estate, £54, 16s 7d.

Original Confirmation granted 12 December 1873

From History of the hospital and school in Glasgow founded by George and Thomas Hutcheson of Lambhill; with notices of the founders and of their family, properties and affairs by Hutchesons' Hospital By William Henry Hill Published 1881 Page 170

In that year (Monday, 30 November 1789), Messrs. Orr and Wilson, the Town-Clerks, having resigned office, the Patrons elected James Hill, Senior, who had acted as their Factor on the Gorbals lands since 1758, and James Hill, Junior, his son, jointly to be Clerks to the Hospital. On the decease of the latter the Patrons [Footnote: Thursday, 12 August 1819] elected Mr. Laurence Hill, grandson of Mr. Hill of Busby, to the office. This appointment he held till his death in 1872, in conjunction, for some time, with his son James Hopkirk Hill, elected on Friday, 19 December 1845, and subsequently with other Members of the firm of Hill, Davidson, and Hoggan, by whom the office is presently held.

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

2 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, 2 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.

From PDF FORMAT: North Parish Washing-Green Society, established 1792, incorporated 1794, for the relief of the poor in the North Quarter of the City Page 17

Past member: Lawrence Hill (writer)

From 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: Author of: 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

From PDF FORMAT: The Cemetery and the City: The Origins of the Glasgow Necropolis, 1825-1857 PhD thesis by Ronald David Scott University of Glasgow Page 250

Appendix A - Short biographies

Laurence Hill (1791-1872) succeeded his grandfather James Hill of Cartside (1731-1791) in the family legal business, which had for many years acted as secretaries to a number of leading institutions in Glasgow. Hill was factor of Glasgow University from 1819 until his death, clerk to the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, collector of the Merchants' House, Crown receiver of the Archbishopric revenues of Glasgow, secretary of the Royal Botanic Institution, chamberlain to the Royal Incorporation of Hutchesons' Hospital, and secretary of Miller's Educational Trust. He was also secretary of road trusts in Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and other counties in the west of Scotland. As an investor and business man, he was involved in the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway, and Sighthill Cemetery. His first wife, Barbara, was the sister of Thomas Hopkirk. He was buried in the Necropolis. [Footnote: James MacLehose, Memoirs and Portraits of One Hundred Glasgow Men Volume 1 (Glasgow: James MacLehose, 1886), Pages 161-164]

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Laurence Hill, LLD's Timeline

1791
July 25, 1791
Edinburgh, Scotland
1813
October 29, 1813
1814
October 24, 1814
Glasgow, Scotland
1816
July 21, 1816
Glasgow, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
1817
November 6, 1817
1819
March 29, 1819
1821
August 18, 1821
1823
March 14, 1823
Glasgow, Scotland
1824
April 15, 1824