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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.

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