Eliza Holmes Hill1

#1251, (5 January 1857-after July 1876)
FatherHenry Hugh Hill1 (c 1827-26 Jul 1878)
MotherBridget Holmes1 (1826-7 May 1862)
ChartsHill family - descendents
Descendents of Henry H. Hill
Descendents of Robert Holmes
Last Edited17 Feb 2019
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(For a brief history and context on the Hill family see this page)

Eliza was born on Monday, 5 January 1857 at Melbourne.2 She was the daughter of Henry Hugh Hill and Bridget Holmes.1 Eliza Holmes Hill was baptized at St. James' Old Cathederal on Wednesday, 21 January 1857 at Melbourne.2 She presumably lived with her parents at Latrobe Street, in Melbourne, in 1858.3

Her mother died 7 May 1862. Eliza was aged 5 when this happened.4

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.5

Eliza died after July 1876.1,6

An Eliza Hill was transferred from Mackay to Rockhamption on 20 October 1876:
"The following prisoners arrived from Mackay and Broadsound yesterday by the Yaralla : Eliza Hill, unsound mind, sentenced to one month's medical care and treatment in the Rockhampton Lunatic Reception House ..."

It isn't know if this entry refers to the same Eliza. The Yaralla left MacKay on 18th October.7

Her father died 26 July 1878. Eliza was aged 21 when this happened.


1857BaptismSt. James' Old Cathederal, in Melbourne2
1876Quotation type 27


  1. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1862 No.3526.
  2. [S348] Parish Registers - Parish of St. James, 1857, No. 8377.
  3. [S349] Sands and Kenny Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1858 p.42-43.
  4. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Married - 25 Jan 1851, p.5.
  5. [S330] The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 1913 'PERSONAL NEWS.', Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), 18 June, p. 8, viewed 11 May, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article53302839
  6. [S332] The Queenslander, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1876 'Family Notices.', The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866-1939), 8 July, p. 1, viewed 21 January, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19767512 (the use of the term 'oldest daughter' implies that the youngest daughter is still alive at this point).
  7. [S333] The Rockhampton Bulletin, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 1876 'PARLIAMENTARY.', Rockhampton Bulletin (Qld. : 1871 - 1878), 21 October, p. 2, viewed 24 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51906250