John Hill

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Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Frederick Ferdinand Hill and brother of Jane Hill and Emeline Innes Hill. Probably the son of Favell Scott, who was certainly the mother of Emeline Innes Hill. All three children were the heirs of Favell Scott and slave-owners in St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica. Jane was in Britain as a minor by at least 1817 and Emeline was probably a governess in South Wales from at least 1851 to 1861.

  1. Frederick Ferdinand Hill's son is known to have later become 'John Hill M.D. of Dublin'. This was conceivably the man who died in 1871 with an obituary in the BMJ: 'JOHN HILL, M.D., DUBLIN. IT is with much regret that we announce the death of Dr. John Hill of Dublin, who has been for many years Poor-law Medical Inspector under the Medical Charities Act. He had previously been Surgeon to the South-East General Dispensary, Dublin, and Physician to the Kilmainham Fever Hospital.' To date LBS has not been able to validate this possible connection.

Sources, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; 1851-1861 censuses online.

  1. The National Library of Ireland holds a 'copy of confirmation of arms to descendants of Frederick Ferdinand Hill of the Island of Jamaica and to his grandson, Capt. John Hill, eldest son of late John Hill, MD. of Dublin, Oct. 14 1879.' Dublin: National Library of Ireland, Genealogical Office: MS 109, pp.423-4, [accessed 06/12/2019]; British Medical Journal 18/02/1871 p. 184.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£226 8s 7d

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1820 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
1834 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Son → Mother