Henry Hugh Hill

#917, (22 June 1853-10 July 1938)
FatherHenry Hugh Hill1 (c 1827-27 Jul 1878)
MotherBridget Holmes2 (c 1823-7 May 1862)
ChartsHill family - descendents
Descendents of Henry H. Hill
Descendents of Robert Holmes
Last Edited11 Jul 2021
     (For a brief history and context on the Hill family see this page)

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After his death, Henry was remembered as a shop assistant and an ironmonger by the family of his sons.3,4 Henry was born on Wednesday, 22 June 1853 at Sydney.5,6 He was the son of Henry Hugh Hill and Bridget Holmes.1,2 He was baptised at St. James' Church of England on Sunday, 24 July 1853 at Sydney.6 He presumably lived with his parents at 123 Princes Street, in Sydney, in 1855. This house was an eight room, two storey stone house with a shingle roof with a gross annual value £150.7,8 The Hill family was found on a passenger list on the the Wonga Wonga on Saturday, 29 December 1855 from Sydney to Melbourne. . Henry was 2 when he made the journey.9,10 He presumably lived with his parents at Great Bourke Street, in Melbourne, in 1856.11

His mother died 7 May 1862. Henry was aged 8 when this happened.12 At the age of 10, Henry left Sydney on Friday, 21 August 1863. He was travelling with his father and his two siblings on the James Patterson to Rockhampton, where his father was to marry his second wife, Henry's Aunt Maria.13,14 Henry was enrolled at Rockhampton Central Boys Primary School, in Rockhampton, Queensland, on Monday, 5 October 1863.15

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.16 He was found on a passenger list with Maria Holmes on 15 December 1866 at Brisbane.17 It is supposed that in his early life Henry made a living as a carpenter.18

An 'H. Hill' gave two shillings sixpence to the Port Curtis and Leichhardt Districts Hospital in April 1875.19 He or his father appear to have bought a horse, a bay gelding, for £47 5s on 17 September 1875 at Rockhampton, Queensland.20

His father died 26 July 1878. Henry was aged 25 when this happened.

It was reported in the newspaper on 28 December 1878 that an H. Hill had given a donation for 'the Benefit of Sufferers from the late Accident at the Comet.21' He donated 2s to a famine relief fund. This was collected by the Locomotive Carriage Department, Central Railway on 3 February 1880 at Rockhampton, Queensland.22 He was on a passenger list for the 'Derwent' from Sydney to on 14 August 1880 at Rockhampton, Queensland.23 He was an ironmonger's assistant for Thomas Kelly in August 1882 at Rockhampton, Queensland.24

Henry witnessed a shocking incident on Monday, 28 August 1882 whilst at work.:
MAGISTERIAL INQUBIY
( Rockhampton Bulletin August 31.)
An inquiry into the cause of the death of Joseph H. Thompson on Monday, August 28, was hold yesterday before Mr. Robert Sharpies, J. P.
Thomas Kelly stated that on the, 28th instant about 4.30 p.m. deceased came into his shop and spoke to the ironmonger's assistant, Mr. Hill, who afterwards served him with some knives and a revolver ; saw Mr. Hill take the revolver from his hand and fit in some cartridges ; witness was serving other customers, and did not notice particularly until he saw the deceased handling the revolver carelessly and he asked him to put it done. Instead of doing so he put his hand into his pocket, and taking out some papers, threw them on the counter ; deceased then lifted the revolver to his head and said, ' Tell Curtis from me he is a brute ;' witness sang out ' oh !' and made a rush round the counter to catch hold of him, but before he could do do the revolver went off, and deceased dropped on the floor; then called in Senior constable Cahill ; did not know the deceased personally, and never saw him before to his knowledge ; during the time he was in the shop deceased appeared perfectly sane.
By the Bench : Deceased raised the revolver and put it into his mouth, and witness heard the shot go off ; no one meddled with the deceased so as to cause the revolver to go off.
Henry Hill deposed to showing deceased some knives ; after looking at them he put them down without saying anything, and looked at some copper rivets, asking what they were for ; he then asked if witness had any revolvers ; he asked deceased what about the knives, and showed him another sample : deceased said he would take a dozen of them, and then again asked for a revolver; on being shown one he asked the price ; witness replied £2 15s; deceased said he would give him £2 10s; he offered to split the difference and take £2 12s. 6d., and deceased replied ' Very well,' and then asked for cartridges to fit it, adding that one packet would be enough ; having failed to load the revolver, he asked witness to do it for him 5 he put in four cartridges, when deceased reached over his hand and took hold of the revolver ; he examined it, twisting the chamber round, as though he were seeing if the cartridges fitted ; he held it for about a minute and a-half ; again asked the price, and pointed the revolver partly towards himself and partly towards witness, who put his hand out to take the revolver from him ; deceased put his left hand into his vest pocket, and pulled out some papers (produced), and threw them on the counter, saying, 'Tell; Curtis from me he's a brute;" he then put the barrel of the revolver in his mouth, and before witness could get round the counter, the revolver went off, and deceased dropped on the floor, where witness saw him lying and blood coming from his mouth ; did not know deceased when he entered the shop.
By the Bench : Deceased was standing by himself ; he did not pay for the revolver or anything else.
William Callaghan, surgeon, deposed to being called to Mr.' Kelly's shop on Monday, 28th instant, and there saw the body of deceased, who was quite dead; blood was issuing from the mouth, and he believed the man died from the effects of a pistol shot wound ; a large clot of blood covered the whole of the mouth, and nearly two pints of blood were on the floor ; subsequently gave an order as a magistrate for burial of deceased.
Senior-constable Cahill deposed to being called into Mr. Kelly's shop about 4:30 p.m. on the 28th, and there saw a man lying on the floor, bleeding from the mouth ; sent for the inspector or senior-sergeant and also for a doctor, whilst he remained in charge of the man, whom he believed to be dying ; a revolver and some papers were handed to him ; on a piece of newspaper was written ' Do not blame me, dear wife and children, the reason I will explain some day in the after world;" was present when Dr. Callaghan examined the deceased, who had just died before the doctor arrived ; knew the deceased directly he saw him ; had been in his company several times in Maryborough three months ago, and had seen him nearly every day since his arrival in Rockhampton ; the body was removed by the police to the Queen's Hotel, and subsequently handed over to his friends.
The inquiry was then closed and the depositions taken ordered to be forwarded to the Attorney-General.24

Henry lived circa October 1882 at Rockhampton, Queensland.

He married Jane Ellen Holt, daughter of Robert Holt and Jane Rothwell, at St. Paul's Church of England on Wednesday, 25 October 1882 at Rockhampton, Queensland.5,25 Henry Hugh Hill came second in a quoits throwing competition to J. Rutherford, who won 10 shillings at an Easter carnival. on 24 March 1883 at Emu Park, in Rockhampton, Queensland.26

It was intended by R. Thomas would he transfer his interest in No.2 East Block and Pillar, a gold lease, to Henry. However, he and his fellow claim-holders (T. ODonough, E. Davis and R. Thomas) applied for a three month exemption "owing to a want of machinery" 6 weeks later. In June he transferred a sixteenth interest in this to W. Macdonald. In December, they applied for a further 6 months exemption "owing to there being too much water in the shaft and the non-arrival of winding gear."27,28,29,30 He was found on a passenger list on 5 January 1886 from Sydney to Brisbane.31 He was on a shipping list from Brisbane to Sydney and Melbourne on the LY-EE-MOON on 9 January 1886.32 He was found on a passenger list on 11 February 1886 from Brisbane to Noosa, Queensland.33 He was found on a passenger list on 28 January 1888 from Rockhampton to Brisbane.34 He was on a passenger list from Brisbane to on 31 August 1888 at Rockhampton, Queensland.35 Henry lived in 1889 at Denham Street, in Rockhampton, Queensland.36,37 He made a donation towards the Rockhampton Childrens Hospital on 20 May 1892 at Rockhampton, Queensland.38 He was found on a passenger list on 12 April 1893 from Cooktown to Rockhampton, Queensland.39

Henry was one of a large number of people who signed a request for George Silas Curtis to run for election in the Legislative Assembly.40

A Henry Hugh Hill and a group of others applied for a mining licence on Wednesday, 4 October 1893.41 He was the defendant in a lawsuit on 27 August 1895 at Rockhampton, Queensland. He was subject to a 'summary ejectment case' but since neither party appeared it was struck out..42



A man of his name was mentioned in a newspaper article on 20 November 1895:

"A man named Henry Hill was charged with being drunk in East-street. He pleaded guilty. Sub-inspector Dillon : This man is known to the police. He gives a great deal of trouble here, and several complaints have been received of his conduct. He camps at North Rockhampton. He is one of the scrub men there. Accused was fined '2s. 0d-, and was also ordered to pay 2s. 6d. cab fare, in default twenty-four hours."43

He was on a passenger list to Brisbane from on 13 January 1896 at Rockhampton, Queensland.44



His wife Jane died 22 August 1900, leaving him a widower at age 47. He was left with four children to care for, aged from 5 to 17. Henry lived in 1903 at 20 Denison street, in Rockhampton, Queensland.45 He was a labourer in 1905.46 Henry lived in 1908 at 17 Alma street, in Rockhampton, Queensland.47 He was a labourer in 1908.47

A Henry Hugh Hill was charged with two convictions of drunkenness on Wednesday, 30 December 1908.48

He was seemingly again mentioned in a newspaper article on 26 April 1911:

"Drunkenness.

John Houlihan, Charles Johnston, Patrick Joseph.McKeenan. Patrick Miles, Henry Hugh Hill, on bail, first offenders, and Michael Connors, with twenty-four convictions, pleaded guilty to charges of drunkenness. Hill said he had had only one drink, but he had had no lunch. The Police Magistrate : You are not charged with having no lunch. (laughter.) You are charged with being drunk -Hill : I was half and half. -The Police Magistrate: I think that is quite enough for us. -All the defendants were discharged ; but Houlihan, Johnston, and Connors were ordered to pay 2s. cab fare. -The Police Magistrate, (to Senior-sergeant Harlan): What was on yesterday that there are so many here to-day? Senior-sergeant Harlan: I do not think there was anything on. I think they have come in for the referenda."49



Henry Hugh Hill was brought up on a charge of drunkenness on Saturday, 25 November 1911; it was said by the Court that this was his first such charge.:
Drunkenness,
John Houlihan, Charles Johnston, Patrick Joseph McKeenan, Patrick Miles, Henry Hugh Hill, on bail, first offenders, and Michael Connors, with twenty-four convictions, pleaded guilty to charges of drunkenness.—Hill said he had had only one drink, but he had had no lunch.—The Police Magistrate : You are not charged with having no lunch. (Laughter.) You are charged with being drunk —Hill : I was half and half.—The Police Magistrate : I think that is quite enough for us.—All the defendants were discharged ; but Houlihan, Johnston, and
Connors were ordered to pay 2s. cab fare.
—The Police Magistrate, (to Senior-sergeant Harlan): What was on yesterday that there are so many here to-day?—Senior-sergeant Harlan : I do not think there was anything on. I think they have come in for the referenda.50

He was a labourer in 1912.51 Henry lived in 1912 at Oxford street, in Rockhampton, Queensland.51 He was a carpenter in 1916.52 Henry lived in 1916 at The Range, Queensland.52

On Monday, 5 June 1916 he faced the Police Court after being at a hotel in Rockhampton, Queensland, on Good Friday. He was fined as drunkenness was a common occurrence for him.53 Henry lived in 1922 at Port Curtis, in Rockhampton, Queensland.54 Henry lived in 1925 at 290 Murray Street, in Rockhampton, Queensland. Also living in the house was his son and his daughter-in-law.55

On 25 February 1933 his half brother Joseph died in Sydney at the approximate age of 65. Henry Hugh Hill was an ironmonger, like his father in 1937 at Rockhampton, Queensland.56,4 Henry lived in 1937 at corner Ward and Henry Streets, in Rockhampton, Queensland.56

Henry died on 10 July 1938 at General Hospital, in Rockhampton, Queensland, at age 85 His cause of death was listed as 'senility'.57,58 His body was interred at Rockhampton cemetery on 11 July 1938 at the Rockhampton suburb of Norman Gardens, Queensland. He was buried in the Church of England Section Sec 2 Row 5 Grave No 58.59

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Family
Occupation3,4
1853BirthSydney5,6
1,2
1853BaptismSt. James' Church of England, in Sydney6
1863School attendanceRockhampton Central Boys Primary School, in Rockhampton, Queensland15
Note memo only CR CR16
1872OccupationRockhampton, Queensland18
1875Note memo only CR CR19
1875NoteRockhampton, Queensland20
1878Note memo only CR CRRockhampton, Queensland21
1880NoteRockhampton, Queensland22
1880NoteRockhampton, Queensland23
1882Occupation-hide5
1882OccupationRockhampton, Queensland24
1882Quotation type 324
1882ResidenceRockhampton, Queensland
1882MarriageSt. Paul's Church of England, in Rockhampton, Queensland5,25
1883NoteEmu Park, in Rockhampton, Queensland26
1884Note memo only CR CRCrocodile, in near Rockhampton, Queensland27,28,29,30
1886Passngr listBrisbane31
1886Note32
1886Passngr listNoosa, Queensland33
1888Passngr listBrisbane34
1888NoteRockhampton, Queensland35
1889ResidenceDenham Street, in Rockhampton, Queensland36,37
1892NoteRockhampton, Queensland38
1893Passngr listRockhampton, Queensland39
1893Note memo only CR CRRockhampton, Queensland40
1893Note memo only CR CR41
1895LawsuitRockhampton, Queensland42
1895Quotation type 2Rockhampton, Queensland43
1896NoteRockhampton, Queensland44
1903Residence20 Denison street, in Rockhampton, Queensland45
1905Occupation46
1905Residence-hideRockhampton, Queensland46
1908Residence17 Alma street, in Rockhampton, Queensland47
1908Occupation47
1908Note memo only CR CR48
1911Quotation type 2Rockhampton, Queensland49
1911Quotation type 3Police Court, in Rockhampton, Queensland50
1912Occupation51
1912ResidenceOxford street, in Rockhampton, Queensland51
1913Occupation-hide60
1913Residence-hideRockhampton, Queensland60
1916Occupation52
1916ResidenceThe Range, Queensland52
1916Note memo only CR CRRockhampton, Queensland53
1922ResidencePort Curtis, in Rockhampton, Queensland54
1925Residence290 Murray Street, in Rockhampton, Queensland55
1937OccupationRockhampton, Queensland56,4
1937Residencecorner Ward and Henry Streets, in Rockhampton, Queensland56
1938Residence-hideRockhampton, Queensland57
1938DeathGeneral Hospital, in Rockhampton, Queensland57,58
1938Burial at Rockhampton cemetery in the Rockhampton suburb of Norman Gardens, Queensland59

Family

Jane Ellen Holt (c Jun 1859-22 Aug 1900)
Children

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    IT is so essential the weather should be considered in connection with a holiday excursion that no apology is required in referring to the subject. The weather then was all that could be desired for travellers bent upon visiting the Park. There was a clear sky, and Old Sol had his rays tempered by the south-east wind which has steadily blown for some days past. Better weather could not have been desired, and it is therefore certain that all and sundry who were enjoying the freedom of an outing were assisted in their endeavours to promote health and pleasure by the prime desiderata of excellent weather they had the privilege of being partakers of.

    The road to to the Park is in the main good, but it is noticeable that the so-called " improvements " on the Lake's Creek Road from abreast of the bridge to Kalka Creek are at present a misnomer. Thence to the bridge
    beyond Dan Hawk's there is not much to complain of, but beyond that into the Park there are very many bad spots, and some dis graceful ones that, considering the traffic, should not exist a day longer than possible. The Divisional Board might very appro- priately for the public good place a gang of men to improve the had spots referred to.

    I don't suppose there was anyone be he or she old or young, old hand or new chum, who did not rejoice at the pleasant and invigorating prospect presented to them when topping the hill at the Park. To the old travellers thither- wards, there is the charm of meeting an old and ever welcome friend, one who on former occasions had instilled new life and vigor into the system; one who had ministered comfort and cheerfulness in days gone by. The new arrival saw there a sight that lent to his gaze wonder and admiration. There was stretched far far away to the eastward the noble pacific but withal often very turbulent ocean dotted here and there with islands-the home, in one case, of a few aboriginals, and in the others sea birds only ; but lending to the scene beauty and picturesqueness, At the spot indicated, the vital forces received a full measure of pure ozone. The system drank in greedily a plethora of it, until, on reaching host Fulton's, the tired traveller met a haven of rest.

    Those who had not taken the precaution beforehand to ensure accommodation had to put up with ." a camp," but nevertheless there was room and to spare, although the hotel had to house a large gather- ing. There were many old identities present, who never tired in acquainting the new- comers of the benefits to be derived from an acquaintance with the Park. All being on pleasure bent, trifles of discomfort were over looked, and each and all aided in one common degree to make the time pass pleasantly. A committee very soon issued a programme of athletic sports for Saturday, when the follow- ing events were duly discussed with an amount of spirit only obtainable at the Park. The first event of the day was the

    HANDICAP HURDLE RACE of 200 yards, over 3 hurdles each 3 feet high, for a prize of a Gold Scarf Pin, valued at £2 2s. (the gift of Messrs Said and Co. ) and 10s. ; 2nd Prize, 5s.
    There were three competitors for this race which proved a good one, well contested. Mr. Brooks (starter) got the youths away on fair terms. Shaw topped the first hurdle primus closely followed by Part, Scully being well up. A great race then ensued to the second hurdle Shaw and Part mounting it together. It was by this time evident that one or other intended to become the victor ; for their rush to the last hurdle was desperate. Shaw however wisely steadied himself 'for the leap and took it well, but at this point Part came to mother earth, he however with great pluck tried to regain a position but again came to grief. Shaw assuming the premier position amid the applause of the spectators. The members were :-Goff Shaw, 15 yards 1 ; J. Part, 10 yards 2 ; J. Scully, scratch 3.

    Mr. A. Brooks, that indefatigable wielder of the tocsin-or in other words, the bell called together the Athletes for the second event

    HOP, STEP, AND JUMP, for a first prize of 10s.,and second of 2s. Cd. Each Competitor was allowed three tries ; the result proved places to be George Thompson, 35 feet, 1 ; John Part, 2.

    The third event was an attractive one for the lads, it being
    THE BOYS' RACE, for all lads under 14 years of age; handicap; 1st prize 10s., 2nd 6s., 3rd 2s. 6d.; distance, 100 yards.

    After an exciting struggle the following secured places : A. O'Neill, 1 ; M. Christian, 2 ; J. Irwin, 3.

    Mr. Brooks lost no time in ringing up for the fourth contest

    GIRLS' RACE, for a distanoe of 50 yards.

    Prizes being 1st, 5s.; 2nd, 2s. 6d.; 3rd, Is.

    The girls contested this race with great spirit, and the winners showed determination in arriving at the post. Eliza Fulton (scratch), 1 ; Mary Guyder (5 yards), 2,

    Great fun followed in the BLACKFELLOWS' RACE.

    Mr. G. M. Leigh was at the fore in marshalling forces for this struggle. He managed to secure five sons of the soil, who were fully equipped in the odours peculiar to their surroundings. To get on the the side of that quintette was to secure a flavour-not of the spices of Arabia-never to be forgotten. Two of them had about as much idea of jumping as a whale is supposed to have, but three managed splendidly, one being a veritable bounding antelope. The merriment this race, or rather series of three races, produced was quite exhilarating, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who witnessed the events. I must leave your readers to imagine the scene ; to describe it would be tedious. The result was comical, however, and created roars of laughter. Not content that the race should be contested once, Mr. Leigh had it over again and again, but each time the the bounding antelope-" Will'm Book'm Trowser" came to the fore amidst the plaudits of the crowd. His reward was well earned in a form very acceptable to our, natives since they became accustomed to our ways, said ways leading many times to undue excitement and not always to paths of peace.

    An event followed of some importance, the preliminaries of which gave the handicappers some trouble. I refer to the sixth event.

    THE HANDICAP FLAT RACE over a distance of

    100 yards, for the following prizes :-1st, 20s.; 2nd, 7s. 6d.; 3rd, 2s. Cd.

    Eight young men faced the starter, each of whom displayed a determination to do or be done. There was young Australia in proper form fully bent on a struggle as if for bare existence. The onlooker could detect that. After several feints a good start was effected. Four from scratch, aud four having yards given them. Those who secured places were all from scratch as follows -.-J. Part, 1 ; J. Scully, 2 ; G. Shaw, 3. This race was an exciting one throughout, and was well con-tested.

    The seventh event was THREE-LEGGED HACK; over a distance of 100 yards. Prize being-1st, 10».; 2nd, 5s.

    Six pairs started. The following secured the places assigned to them :-W. Part and J. Scully, 1 ; .1. 1'art aud G. Thompson, 2.

    The eighth event was- THE RUNNING HIGH JUMP. The first prize being 10s., and second 5s.

    Four entered for this contest, the winners being-J. Part, 4 ft. 6 in., 1 ; G. Thompson, 4 ft. 5 in., 2.

    QUOITS followed. The prize, 10s., being allotted to-J. Rutherford and H. Hill; and in throwing off J. Rutherford won. ....").
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    At the Police Court yesterday, before the Police Magistrate, Mr. H. L.. Archdall,the adjourned case of the Licensing Inspector. Senior-sergeant M. J. Carmody, against Henry Hill, of having been on the licensed promises of the Freemasons' Arms Hotel, at the corner of William and Kent streets, on Good Friday, the 21st of April last, was called. Senior-sergeant Carmody prosecuted. Formal evidence was given by Senior-sergeant Carmody. Constable P. Saligari stated that the defendant came along William-street and stood at the side door of the hotel, where he apparently spoke to someone. After leaving the hotel premises the defendant hurried away. When asked what he had been there for, he replied "I don't know " ; but when pressed he admitted that he had been on the premises, but said that it was not for for the purpose of getting drink. The defendant appeared to be pretty well drunk. Witness could smell drink on him. The defendant, in questioning the constable, admitted that he said to the constable that he did not know why he had been on the premises. This was the case for the prosecution. The defendant gave evidence to the effect that he did not go on to the licensed premises for drink, but for another purpose. He could not recollect whether he spoke to any person after leaving East-street. He could not say whether the constable was telling a lie when he said that witness, spoke to someone near the hotel. All the drink that he had that day was a glass of wine before he left home. If he had seen the constable first he would have asked his permission to go on to the premises for the purpose he desired. He was an old-age pensioner He did not tell anybody that he would plead guilty only that he was afraid of losing his pension. He had been convicted of drunkenness three or four times- The last time was about four months ago. The Police Magistrate fined the defendant £3 with 3s. 6d. costs of Court ; in default of payment in three months, to be recovered by levy and distress ; in default of distress, fourteen days' imprisonment in Rockhampton Prison.).
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