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The real parents of Sarah Ann Francis Hill (born in Tasmania Australia)

Query by Shineyfirefly

I would like some assistance in working out who the real parents of Sarah Ann Francis Hill are, as I have two options! My Sarah Ann Francis Hill married Robert James Jones Aug 23 1858 at The Mance of St John's, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Option 1. Parents are Father: Thomas HILL and Mother: Louisa THOMPSON I have not been able to find any further information about this option.

Option 2. Parents are Father: Solomon HILL and Mother: Sarah Griffiths.
Sarah Griffiths is a convict transported to Tasmania in 1838 on the Nautalis at the age of about 32 (for 14 years). In 1842 she supposedly married Solomon Hill, although I can find no record of this in the convict requests to marry. I was able to find two previous requests to marry by Sarah Griffiths to a fellow convict (James Shorten transported on the Waterloo) in 1939 and 1840. In this scenario Sarah Griffiths dies in childbirth on 17 September 1843. This would make Sarah Ann Francis Hill 14 years old when she married Robert Jones.

Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

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by tonkin on 2012-09-28 22:06:35

This is Sarah's death.

Sarah Ann Frances JONES.
Died: 1901.
Place: Melbourne South, Victoria.
Age: 59 years.
Father: Thomas HILL.
Mother: Louisa THOMPSON.
Ref: VDI #2937.

Hope this helps.

by tonkin on 2012-09-28 22:27:23

I expect this is Sarah's birth you have come across.

Sarah Frances HILL.
Born: 17 September 1843.
Place: Tasmania.
Father: Solomon HILL.
Mother: Sarah GRIFFITHS.
Ref: TBI #1742.

by tonkin on 2012-09-28 22:36:07

Marriage for Solomon and Sarah.

Groom: Solomon HILL.
Age: 26 years.

Bride: Sarah GRIFFITHS.
Age: 27 years.

Date married: 14 November 1842.
Place: Tasmania.

Ref: TMI #82.

by Shineyfirefly on 2012-09-29 12:37:42

Thank you for your quick response. My Sarah Ann Fracis Hill died in 1901, so I will have to find out more about Thomas and Louisa if I can. The Sarah Hill that married Solomon Hill may not even be the convict I researched, as she was supposed to be about 32 when she was transported, which would make her about 36 when she married. There are just too many people with similar names and very little other detail to distinguish them.

Once again your assistance is greatly appreciated.

by Shineyfirefly on 2012-10-03 12:01:04

I have not had any luck finding out anything about Louisa and Thomas Hill. If anyone could shed some light on where I could even start looking for them I would be very grateful.

(As for Sarah Griffiths, I had researched the wrong one anyway. The one that married Solomon Hill arrived on the Navarino).

However it is Louisa Thompson and Yhomas Hill, parents of Sarah Anne Fraces Hill I am deserate to learn more about.

by bwalker on 2012-10-17 21:34:02

Do you have a copy of marriage cert 304 for Sarah and Robert as that hopefully would have the parents listed.

by Shineyfirefly on 2012-12-11 07:33:40

I have a copy of their marriage certificate, but the parents are not listed for either the bride or groom.

by missjones1996 on 2016-09-12 00:55:15

I am not sure if you ever got all the information you wanted about Sarah Ann Francis Hill but I have information on her and her husband Robert James Jones As I am a descendant of Robert James Jones. With Sarah Ann Francis Hill her mother was Sarah Griffiths she came over on the Navarino and was charged in Chester with stealing a sovereign from her masters (she would have been about 25 at the time). Her records on the Navarino where confused several times as their was another person by the name of Sarah Griffiths on the ship at the same time.Sarah Griffiths died on the 17.09.1843 during Sarah Ann Francis Hill's birth. Sarah Ann Francis Hill's father was Solomon Hill and he was a hotel keeper and in the census 1848 he was shown as being in charge of the establishment at Macquarie Street, Hobart. The census was taken on the 1.1.1848 and he died 31.1.1848 of an epileptic fit leaving Sarah Ann Francis Hill orphaned at 4 years old. Sarah Ann Francis Hill was adopted by family members Thomas Hill (brother to Solomon Hill) and Louisa Hill (Thomas Hill's wife) (her maiden name was Thompson). Robert James Jones married Sarah Ann Francis Hill when she was 14 years old- a month before her 15th birthday. Robert James Jones (his father Thomas Jones) and Sarah Ann Francis Hill had 12 children their names where William, Sarah, George, Emily, Martha, Alfred, Albert, Ada, Robert, Elizabeth, Ruth and Arthur.Another interesting thing is that Robert James Jones had a brother Joseph Henry Jones (married Ellen Lowe) who had a son Joseph Henry Jones (married Bridget Agnes Lloyd). Bridget Agnes Lloyd's father was Thomas Lloyd and her mother was Jane Quinn. Jane Quinn was the sister of Ellen Quinn who is Ned Kelly's (the famous bushranger) mother.

by Shineyfirefly on 2016-09-12 09:44:46

Thank you for your post.

Do you have any documentation relating to the adoption of Sarah Anne Francis? Solomon Hill had remarried, and I do not think that Sarah Anne Francis is mentioned on the census as living with Solomon and his second wife.

I have not been able to find any records relating to Solomon Hill who has a brother Thomas either. I have found records in the UK for a Thomas Hill who was married to Louisa, but they did not immigrate to Australia.

I really want to find any records that explicitly link Sarah Anne Francis to Solomon Hill or Thomas Hill and records that link Solomon to Thomas.

Thanks again

by Shineyfirefly on 2016-09-12 09:50:19

Thank you for your post.

Do you have any documentation relating to the adoption of Sarah Anne Francis? Solomon Hill had remarried, and I do not think that Sarah Anne Francis is mentioned on the census as living with Solomon and his second wife.

I have not been able to find any records relating to Solomon Hill who has a brother Thomas either. I have found records in the UK for a Thomas Hill who was married to Louisa, but they did not immigrate to Australia.

I really want to find any records that explicitly link Sarah Anne Francis to Solomon Hill or Thomas Hill and records that link Solomon to Thomas.

Thanks again

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