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Descended from Sir Rowland Hill of penny post fame? Lots of people claim this, but how many are true?

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Surnames: DESTERRE HILL WALTERS
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on 2011-09-22 22:01:53

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by dj_webb18 on 2011-09-22 22:53:28

Just an additional bit of info that I have discovered within a couple of hours of publishing this piece here.
I have found mention of Robert D'Esterre's death on 14th January 1968 in a care home in Lyme Regis, it is listed in the London Gazette (2/2/1968 pg 1462) in the section 'Notices under the trustee act', which presumably means he left no issue and they were trying to find the heir(s) to his estate.

by Michael99 on 2012-12-12 09:28:07

Hi there, very interesting article. We had a claim in the family to this but as it turns out the claim is in fact to be the brother of Sir Rowland Hill. I looked at Wikipedia to try and verify this but according to Wikipedia, there were no brothers named John Hill (who immigrated to Australia in the 1840s). Do you have any data on sir Rowland's siblings?

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