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From: "Denise Douglas" <>
Subject: Re: [Hills] Hills Family in England
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 16:47:32 +1100
References: <3E19DCA7.519CF291@aye.net>

Dear Mary,

Many thanks for your e-mail. I note your "Hills" family originated in the
County of Kent, whereas mine came from the adjoining County of Sussex,
England. This of course, does not mean that there is no connection - I
have one or two members of the family who had connections in County Kent.
It would seem that the majority of Hills families were to be found in these
two counties, back in the very early days.

I will keep your e-mail and if I come across any possible connections to
those you mention, I will certainly let you know.

Thanks again for your reply.

Kind regards and all good wishes for the New Year,
Denise Douglas

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Zollman" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 6:44 AM
Subject: [Hills] Hills Family in England

> Hello,
> My HILLS family ancestors also came from County Kent in England. Some
> of the places in the county are Wye, Swingfield, Ashford, Woodchurch,
> Kennington, Henwood, St. Peters, Isle of Thanet, and Rochester.
> The Hills Family in America says "The earliest known ancestor of that
> branch of the Hills family of which the English emigrants were sons of
> John Hills, a farmer of Henwood in Ashford, County of Kent, England, is
> Robert Hills of Wye."
> Starting with my grandmother, Lydia Pearl Hills, of Jennings County,
> Indiana and working backward, my Hills ancestors are:
> 1. Lydia Pearl Hills b Sept. 24, 1882 Jennings County, IN m John C.
> Mayfield in Jennings County, IN
> 2. John Loring Hills b Nov. 7, 1840 Oxford county, Ohio m Anne Eliza
> Warner in Jennings County, IN
> 3. William Fuller Hills b June 12, 1799 Rochester, County Kent,
> England m Lydia Brown Loring in Boston, Mass.
> 4. Joseph Hills b July 31, 1765 Ashford, County Kent, England m Sarah
> Wales in Saint Peters, Isle of Thanet, County Kent, England
> 5. John Hills b Sept. 30, 1730 Wye, County Kent, England m Sarah
> Lewis in Eastwell, near Ashford, County Kent, England
> 6. Joseph Hills bapt. Sept. 25, 1698 Wye, County Kent, England m Mary
> Pay of Wye who died at Woodchurch, County Kent, England
> 7. Robert b abt. 1650 probably at Wye, County Kent, England m Deborah
> (maiden name unknown. Children's known place of birth Wye, County Kent,
> England
> 8. Father or grandfather of the above Robert is probably Robert of
> Wye, who on the 28th of January, 1618 married at Swingfield, near Wye,
> Joan Harvey.
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