Hugh A Hill 1856

Place of migration:
Migrated to/Born in USA
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Date of Birth 1856 (circa)  
Date of Death 1935  
Townland born most likely Drumsough. I have an original painting of the house there I would love to research  
Names of Siblings He had a brother John born about 1851 and a brother James born about 1861. All settled in Philadelphia Pennsylvania by 1880. There may have been other siblings  

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  • I live fairly close to Drumsough though I can’t say I recognise the house in the painting.  However I might be able to track it down.

    I see a Joseph Hill farming in Drumsough in the tithes (1834). He has gone by the time of Griffiths Valuation in 1862. Either sold up or died, I would assume. There are no Hills in the townland in 1862.

    What were Hugh, John & James parents names, do you know (you should be able to get that from marriage or death certificates), and what was their father’s occupation?

    The births are all before the start of statutory birth registration in Ireland (1864) so you won’t get any birth certificates for them. You would need to search church records for their baptisms. Any idea what denomination they were?

    There were about 18 Hill farms in Drummaul parish in Griffiths. So quite a common name in the area.




    Thursday 29th October 2020, 05:17PM
  • Ballymena Weekly Telegraph of 26th July 1902 advertises Drumsough House and farmlands (70 acres) for sale because the current owner John Moore was retiring. The advert helpfully says the property adjoined Cookstown Junction railway station.  From that information I can see that the farm is listed in Griffiths Valuation as plot 43. Cookstown Junction railway station closed in 1976 and is long demolished but it was near the intersection of the modern Barnish & Drumsough Roads. (The railway line itself is still there, so that should help you locate it).

    So this is the Moore family in 1901:

    An advert in the same newspaper in 1953 has an in memoriam for Mr & Mrs Millar, Mrs Millar having died in December 1951. So that’s who owned the farm then.


    Friday 30th October 2020, 09:36AM
  • Picture of Drumsough House in October 2020 added, though it’s no longer called Drumsough House.


    Friday 30th October 2020, 05:45PM

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