Abraham Hillhouse

Male Bef 1639 - 1689  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Abraham Hillhouse 
    Born Bef 1639  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Will 0___ 1676  Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 0___ 1689  (Londonderry, Ireland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I32220  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2014 

    Family Janet LNU,   b. Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [1
    Children 
     1. John Hillhouse,   b. ~ 1667, Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1716, Derry, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F11751  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 1639 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 0___ 1676 - Londonderry, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1689 - (Londonderry, Ireland) Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • THE HILLHOUSE FAMILY

      LONDONDERRY
      Northern Ireland

      An American found tracing family roots can seem a peculiar oddity to people in the countries from where our ancestors immigrated. After all, many centuries of family lineage are still firmly grounded on the land of their ancestors. It may come as a comfort to those who stayed to know that once driven from those well-loved landscapes by persecution or famine, early immigrants landed in 18th and 19th Century America looking for the lay of familiar land. They named their parishes and towns in memory of the life they left behind, names like Derry and Londonderry, New Hampshire or hundreds of other place names brought from Britain, Europe and nearly all of the countries of the Earth. They brought their traditions and their passion in search of a chance to start a new life. The ties remain true whether spoken or silenced to just beneath the surface, ready to reveal itself again through the backward glance of the generations of descendants that follow.


      According to Margaret P. Hillhouse's "Historical and Genealogical Collections Relating to the Descendants of Rev. James Hillhouse" (1924) Abraham Hillhouse of Artikelly, Ireland was born sometime before 1639 when he moved from Ayrshire, Scotland to Ireland as a landholder in the Ulster Plantation. The family resided in the Parish of Aghanloo for most of their 120 year stay in Northern Ireland, the townlands where their name appears in historical records include Ballycastle, Artikelly, Free Hall, Streeve Hill and at least 101 days held in siege in 1689 of the city of Derry.

      Reid's History - 1644 quote "Abraham Hillhouse, of Ballycastle and a burgess of Limavady with a large number of people took the Oath of the Covenant in September 1644 at Ballycastle, and there met the Scottish Ministers on their return from Londonderry to Coleraine."

      Abraham (1) and Janet Hillhouse had three children, Abraham (2), James (1) and John (1). His will is dated 1676 states he was "to be buried in such charges as my dear wife, Janet, and my eldest son, Abraham Hillhouse, shall think fit." Free Hall is first mentioned in the 1667 and was the birthplace that year of their son John. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S44968] http://www.geni.com/people/Abram-Hillhouse/6000000008809194694?through=6000000011336393677.

    2. [S1828] http://www.cinetropic.com/hillhouse/ireland.html.