Bill Hills

William Rickards Hills (1908 - 1990)

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William Rickards (Bill) Hills
Born in Barking, Greater London, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 23 Jan 1955 in St Ethelburga's Catholic Church, Barking, Essexmap
Died in Hornchurch, Greater London, Englandmap
Profile last modified 29 Aug 2019 | Created 18 Aug 2014
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Bill Hills has Jewish Roots.
Bill Hills is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.



William Rickards Hills (Bill) was born on June 18, 1908 at Barking, Greater London, England. He was the son of Harry Hills and Sue Hall He was the last of the family to marry and continued to live with his parents above the family shop after all the others had left home. During the war (1939-1945) he worked as a plumber, but he spent most of his life working in the family shop. After both his parents had died on January 23, 1955 he married Kathleen Mary Connor at St. Ethelburga's Catholic Church in Barking. They moved to Hornchurch where Bill lived for the rest of his life. They did not have any children. Bill and his wife both worked in the shop in Barking. The family home was demolished in the 1960s and replaced by a lock up shop on the other side of the road. Bill worked there until his retirement, They were well known for gramophone records, but also did coach bookings and theatre bookings. Bill died very suddenly of a brain haemorrhage on September 14, 1990. He was cremated at the South Essex Crematorium Sunday, August 17, 2014 and his ashes were interred at Barking Cemetery in the grave of his parents.


England and Wales Birth Registration Index

Name William Rickards Hills

Event Type Birth Registration

Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep

Registration Year 1908

Registration District Romford

County Essex

Event Place Romford, Essex, England

Volume 4A Page 606A Line Number 75

Citing this Record

"England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 May 2016), William Rickards Hills, 1908; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Romford, Essex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

Marriage Index

Name: William R Hills

Spouse : Kathleen M Connor

Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1955

Registration district: Ilford Inferred County: Essex Volume Number: 5a Page Number: 950

Death Index

Name: William Rickards Hills

Birth Date: 18 Jun 1908

Date of Registration: Sep 1990

Age at Death: 82

Registration district: Havering Inferred County: Essex Volume: 13 Page: 343

Find A Grave Index

Name William Rickards Hills

Event Type Burial

Event Date 1990

Event Place Barking, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Greater London, England

Photograph Included Y

Birth Date 18 Jun 1908

Death Date 14 Sep 1990

Affiliate Record Identifier 116760299

Cemetery Rippleside Cemetery Citing this Record

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 May 2016), William Rickards Hills, 1990; Burial, Barking, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Greater London, England, Rippleside Cemetery; citing record ID 116760299, Find a Grave,

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