Ellen Mary Hill

#931, (11 December 1851-10 June 1913)
FatherHenry Hugh Hill1 (c 1827-26 Jul 1878)
MotherBridget Holmes2 (1826-7 May 1862)
     (For a brief history and context on the Hill family see this page)

NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Ellen was born on Thursday, 11 December 1851 at Sydney.3 She was the daughter of Henry Hugh Hill and Bridget Holmes.1,2 She presumably lived with her parents at Wooloomooloo street, in Sydney, in December 1851. Also living in the house was their daughter Ellen. Shortly after, they moved to Princes Street, The Rocks (now demolished, but used to run between Upper Fort Street and Cumberland Street).4 She was baptised at St. James' Church of England on Sunday, 28 December 1851 at Sydney . Church of England.3 She presumably moved with her parents to Melbourne in 1854 when she was about three years old.5 She presumably lived with her parents at Great Bourke Street, in Melbourne, in 1856.6 She presumably lived with her parents at Latrobe Street, in Melbourne, in 1858.7

Her mother died 7 May 1862. Ellen was aged 10 when this happened.8

The children of Henry travelled with him to Bowen, but it seems that when he departed for Rockhampton they did not go with him, perhaps remaining in Bowen in unknown care, or returning to Sydney to by cared for by their aunts, uncles and grandparents.910
Marriage Notice for Charles Keys and Ellen Hill
The Brisbane Courier, 01 Jul 1876


Ellen Mary Hill married Charles William Alexander Keys at St. John's Church on Wednesday, 21 June 1876 at Brisbane. They were 24 and 24 respectively.11,12

Her father died 26 July 1878. Ellen was aged 26 when this happened. She was was described as doing domestic duties in 1905.13 Ellen and Charles lived in 1905 at 35 George Street, in Brisbane.13 Ellen and Charles lived in 1908 at Brisbane.14 Ellen Mary Hill was was described as doing home duties in 1913.15 Ellen and Charles lived in 1913 at at 68 Little Edward Street in the Brisbane suburb of Spring Hill.15

Ellen died on 10 June 1913 at Queensland at age 61.16,9

Ellen and her father were remembered in an obituary on 18 June 1913:
" On the evening of the 10th instant, says the Brisbane "Telegraph " of Saturday last, there passed peacefully away the beloved wife of Mr. C. W. A. Keys. of 68 Little Edward-street. Spring Hill. The deceased lady was identified with the early settlement of Bowen, soon after the separation of Queensland from New South Wales. Her widowed father, Mr. Henry Hill, arrived there with three little children, of which she was the eldest. Mr. Hill landed there when the present Bowen was nothing else but a camp of canvas huts. As he was a very progressive man, he set about to build the foundation of the present Bowen. His family tent was the first tent that had a boarded floor and wooden partitions for his family, but it was not long before he had a presentable house erected. He set about to establish schools and a church. He remained for several years in Bowen, and saw it a town of note in those days. Mr. Hill married a second time. His second wife was his deceased wife's sister. Of this union there are two survivors. Miss Alice Hill and Mr. Joseph Hill, of the Monte de Piete Bank, Castlereagh-street, Sydney. Mr. Hill subsequently left Bowen, and came further south, settling in Rockhampton. There he started in business for himself in the ironmongery and hardware line, and was very successful, but like other pioneers, when the crisis came, he had to go with the rest. He was one of the foundation members of St. Paul's Church of England, Rockhampton, and churchwarden almost up till the time of his death. Mrs. Keys, was a pianist of no mean order. She was trained by Mrs. Blaxland, of Sydney. At the age of fourteen years, when on a holiday visit to her father in Rockhampton for six weeks she appeared at a concert by the Philharmonic Society. Her performance was of such an order that she was presented by the late Mr.Ellis Read with the first published copy of the opcra "Maritana," and which is held by her sorrowing family as an heir- loom. Mrs. Keys was a devoted wife and mother, and her genial disposition and quiet, unostentatious character will cause her to he missed by a large circle. A short service was held at her late residence by tbe Rev. Minor Canon Simmonds, who subsequently officiated at the grave- side. Great sympathy has been extended to the bereaved husband and family.9

Children of Ellen Mary Hill and Charles William Alexander Keys

Children
Last Edited7 Nov 2013

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Family
1851BirthSydney3
1,2
1851BaptismSt. James' Church of England, in Sydney3
1876MarriageSt. John's Church, in Brisbane11,12
1905Occupation13
1905Residence35 George Street, in Brisbane13
1908Occupation-hide17
1908ResidenceBrisbane14
1908Residence-hideBrisbane17
1913Occupation15
1913Residence at 68 Little Edward Street in the Brisbane suburb of Spring Hill15
1913DeathQueensland16,9
1913Quotation type 19
ChartsHill family - descendents
Descendents of Henry H. Hill
Descendents of Robert Holmes

Citations

  1. [S271] Parish Registers - Parish of St. James, Sydney, NSW, Australia, V1851479 37A/1851.
  2. [S271] Parish Registers - Parish of St. James, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1851 Vol. 37A No.479.
  3. [S271] Parish Registers - Parish of St. James, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Vol.37A No.479.
  4. [S271] Parish Registers - Parish of St. James, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Vol 37A No.479.
  5. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1862 No.3526.
  6. [S353] Victoria - Electoral Rolls, Division of St. Patrick's,.
  7. [S349] Unknown directory type, unknown date 1858 p.42-43.
  8. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Married - 25 Jan 1851, p.5.
  9. [S330] The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 1913 'PERSONAL NEWS.', Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), 18 June, p. 8, viewed 11 May, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article53302839
  10. [S350] The Brisbane Courier, 1876 'Family Notices.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 1 July, p. 4, viewed 24 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1387091
  11. [S260] Queensland, Marriage Certificate, General Registry Office 1876 No.B5234 (index only).
  12. [S332] The Queenslander, 1876 'Family Notices (Marriage).', The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866-1939), 8 July, p. 1, viewed 14 January, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19767512
  13. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Brisbane, Subdivision of Brisbane North 1905 p.44 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  14. [S451] Queensland - Electoral Rolls - Brisabane, Division of Brisbane, http://search.ancestry.com.au/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  15. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Brisbane, Subdivision of Brisbane North 1913 p.81 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  16. [S290] Queensland, Death Certificate, Public Records Office 1913 No.B017700 p.13985.
  17. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Brisbane, Subdivision of Brisbane North 1908 p.57 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  18. [S288] Queensland, Birth Certificate, General Registry Office 1877, No.B22233 (index only).
  19. [S288] Queensland, Birth Certificate, General Registry Office 1879, No.B25279 (index only).
  20. [S288] Queensland, Birth Certificate, General Registry Office 1881, No.B27909.
  21. [S288] Queensland, Birth Certificate, General Registry Office 1884, No.B32720 (index only).
  22. [S288] Queensland, Birth Certificate, General Registry Office 1886, No.B36740.
  23. [S288] Queensland, Birth Certificate, General Registry Office 1888, No.B40650.
  24. [S288] Queensland, Birth Certificate, General Registry Office 1891, No.B47809 (index only).