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Henry John Hills (1899 - 1977)

Henry John (Harry) "H.J." Hills
Born in Canning Town, Greater London, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 1927 (to about 1932) in St. Margaret, Barking Essexmap
Husband of — married 1945 in Rochford, Essex, Englandmap
Died in Barking, Essex Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Aug 2014
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Harry Hills has Jewish Roots.
Harry Hills is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.



Biography

Henry John Hills, always known as Harry, was born on 23, December 1899,[1] but his siblings remembered his birthday by saying 'Harry goes with the year'! He was the son of Harry Hills and Sue Hall. Harry was born at 50 Hermit Road, Canning Town, Greater London, England. He is recorded with his family in the 1901 census. [2]

Harry with his maternal Grandfather, John Edward Reeves,

and again in the 1911 census. [3] He was the oldest of the Hills boys. Before cars were common he had a car with a dickie seat which his younger brothers and sisters loved to sit in.

Harry had a wireless shop in Barking and recharged accumulators as well as mending the sets and repairing gramophones.[4] Later he had a cycle shop.

He married Susannah Du Reiu, known as Druie, in the June quarter of 1927,[5] but before long he had formed a relationship with Marjorie Barber who was a teacher at the local school. She taught Harry to read and write and her taught her to drive. A protracted divorce case took place about 1932. According to family members Druie subsequently married Jimmy Crane and they lived in Epping, but I could not find a source to confirm this marriage,

Marjorie moved in with Harry and the presumption was that they had married but in fact they did not marry until the second quarter of 1945.[6] The divorce caused a rift in the family, Marjorie was never fully accepted by some, including Harry's father. Harry died in Barking, Essex on August 23 1977.[7] He was buried in Barking Cemetery.

Sources

  1. FS England and Wales Birth Registration Index1837-2008
    Name Henry John Hills Event Type Birth Registration Registration Quarter Jan-Feb-Mar Registration Year 1900 Registration District West Ham County Essex Event Place West Ham, Essex, England Volume 4A Page 85 Line Number 344 Citing this Record "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FC4-M82 : 1 October 2014), Henry John Hills, 1900; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, West Ham, Essex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. 1901 England Census
    Name Henry J Hills Age 1 Estimated Birth Year abt 1900 Relation to Head Son Gender Male Father Henry J Hills Mother Susan H Hills Birth Place Canning Town, Essex, England Civil parish West Ham Ecclesiastical parish St Gabriel County/Island Essex Country England Registration district West Ham Sub-registration district Plaistow ED, institution, or vessel 60 Piece 1577 Folio 98 Page number 72 Household schedule number 486 Household Members Name Age Henry J Hills 22 Susan H Hills 20 Florance M Hills 2 Henry J Hills 1
  3. 1911 England Census Name Henry Hills Age in 1911 11 Estimated Birth Year abt 1900 Relation to Head Son Gender Male Birth Place West Ham Civil parish Barking County/Island Essex Country England Street Address 19 East Street, Barking, Essex Registration district Romford Registration District Number 191 Sub-registration district Barking Town ED, institution, or vessel 11 Household schedule number 263 Piece 9921 Household Members Name Age Henry J Hills 32 Susan H Hills 30 Florence Hills 12 Henry Hills 11 Frances Hills 9 Minnie Hills 7 William Hills 3 John Hills 9/12
  4. Essex Trade Directories 1933 Hy John Hills Wireless Supplies Dealer 2, 4 & 8 Axe Street, Barking N. Grangewood 21655
    1937 Hy John Hills Wireless Supplies Dlr 2 & 4 Axe Street, Rippleway 2645
  5. FS England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005
    Name Henry J Hills Event Type Marriage Registration Registration Quarter Apr-May-Jun Registration Year 1927 Registration District Romford County Essex Event Place Romford, Essex, England Spouse Name (available after 1911) Du Rieu Volume 4A Page 1091 Line Number 25 Henry J, Hills married Name Susannah A Du Rieu
    Citing this Record "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZB-5XP7 : 8 October 2014), Henry J Hills and null, 1927; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1927, quarter 2, vol. 4A, p. 1091, Romford, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  6. FS England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005
    Name Henry J Hills Event Type Marriage Registration Registration Quarter Apr-May-Jun Registration Year 1945 Registration District Rochford County Essex Event Place Rochford, Essex, England Spouse Name (available after 1911) Barber Volume 4A Page 2109 Line Number 53 Henry J Hills married Marjorie C Barber Citing this Record "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV81-DJ7F : 8 October 2014), Henry J Hills and null, 1945; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1945, quarter 2, vol. 4A, p. 2109, Rochford, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England
  7. FS England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
    Name Henry John Hills Event Type Death Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep Registration Year 1977 Registration District Barking County Essex Event Place Barking, Essex, England Birth Date (available after June quarter 1969) 19 Dec 1899 Volume 11 Page 0027 Line Number 46 Citing this Record "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCR-D1RH : 4 September 2014), Henry John Hills, 1977; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Barking, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

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Harry loved to eat tripe in onion sauce, his sister Birdie used to make it for him when he stayed with her in Blackpool.
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