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Lydia Hills

Birthplace: Tunbridge, Kent
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Hills, Rear-Admiral R.N. and Diana Hills
Wife of Henry Cotton Arden
Sister of Dianna Hills; George Hills, DD, 1st Bishop of British Columbia; Charles Robert Hills, Professor; Caroline Hills; John Hills and 4 others

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About Lydia Hills

1842 letter from cousin W. H. Perceval Ward at Compton Valence, Dorset, to his Aunt Diana Hills, refers to Lydia (aged 27) nd her brother George being in town and "looking as handsome as they could well be. Lydia I thought from the glimpse I got of her to be improved in every way, both manners and appearance, if I may be allowed to criticize. I hope she will find her residence at Leeds both pleasant and profitable to her, as I am sure it will be to her brother."

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

1847 Lydia and her sister Dianna 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.

Her sister, Caroline, married her husband's brother - George Pinckard Arden.

marriage date: 26 Nov 1857 marriage place: St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

1861 England Census

  • Hills, Lydia
  • Birth: 1817 in Tonbridge Wells, Kent, England
  • Res: 1861 in Sustead, Norfolk, England; of Sustead Lane;
  • four servants;
  • Thomas her brother visiting
  • Arden, Henry Cotton
  • Birth: 1812 in Gresham, Suffolk, England
  • Sex: Male
  • Residence: Sustead Lane, Sustead, Norfolk, England

[Source:, 1861 England Census (Provo, UT, USA, Operations Inc, 2005),, Database online. Class: RG9; Piece: 1202; Folio: 169; Page: 1; GSU roll: 542774.]

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Lydia Hills's Timeline

April 5, 1815
Tunbridge, Kent