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Robert William Payne (1869-1931) and Clara Amelia, nee Hill (1867-1952), of St Helier, photographed in Weston Super Mare in about 1900

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Origins of surname

Although the obvious derivation of this name is from the common word hill (old English hyll), indicating someone who lived on or near high ground, there may be a separate origin. Hille was a short form of several Anglo-Saxon personal names such as Hildebrand and Hilliard, from the Latin for 'cheerful'.

Early records

There were Hill baptisms in Jersey as early as 1662, but it was not until the early 19th century that a family became established.

Soldier Josue Hill married Marie Collas, daughter of Thomas, in St Martin in 1658 and their son Josue was baptised in the parish four years later.


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Family records


Births and baptisms


Great War service

  • Arthur Hill (St S), Gunner, RFA (possibly 1877- , son of John and Susan)
  • George Hill (St J), Gunner, RGA, no local records
  • John Philip Hill (1863- ) (St H) son of John and Jane Susan Filleul, Steward, Mercantile Marine, ss Ibex


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Hill family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Ann Hill of Deptford, now of Jersey, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 5s 24 September 1824 - D/Y/A/20
  • Ann Hill of St Helier, widow of William Cuming Esquire, Paymaster and Purser in the Royal Navy 6 June 1850 - D/Y/A/27
  • Diana Hill, née Hayden of Stopford Road, St Saviour - 23 August 1899, D/Y/A/58
  • Elizabeth Hill, Homestill, High Street, St Aubin - 7 October 1929, D/Y/A/89
  • John Hill of St Helier, Draper, bequeaths to Eliza Coutanche a quarry and cotils known as the Cotil des Monts Greberts, St Lawrence, and to the poor of the parishes of St Helier and St Lawrence, 10s each 21 February 1859 - D/Y/A/29
  • Joseph Hill of St Helier - 24 July 1893, D/Y/A/52
  • Mary Hill, bequeaths to the Wesleyan Missionary Society, £4, and to William Hill, the Book of Martyrs and a large Bible 12 May 1849 - D/Y/A/27
  • Melville Hill of 2a St Clement's Road, St Helier - 23 February 1928, D/Y/A/88
  • Ormsby Hill, 29 Midvale Road, St Helier - 20 July 1932, D/Y/A/93
  • Sarah Hill of Bedford Square, Brighton, Sussex, spinster 17 November 1851 - D/Y/A/27
  • Walter Hill, Halkett Hotel, Halkett Place, St Helier - 14 December 1929, D/Y/A/89
  • William Hills of 6 Mulcaster Street, St Helier - 20 February 1896, D/Y/A/55

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Family gravestones

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