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Percy Rowland Hill

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Percy Rowland Hill (c1877-1947) of Rowland Hill and Sons

c1877 Born in Coventry the son of Rowland Hill, a Watchmaker, and his wife Amy Jane

1881 Living at 1 Hearsall Terrace, Coventry: Rowland Hill (age 33 born Coventry), a Watchmaker employing 50 men. with his wife Amy Jane Hill (age 27 born Coventry) and their two children Percy Rowland Hill (age 4 born Coventry) and Evelyn Amy Hill (age 1 born Coventry). also his sister Emily Hill (age 35 born Coventry). Three servants.[1]

1901 Percy R Hill 24, mechanical engineer, works manager, employer, lived with his parents in Coventry[2]

1911 Boarder at Nantglyn, Coventry: Percy Rowland Hill (age 34 born Coventry), Engineer Founder - Employer.[3]

Married Evelyn the daughter of William Hillman

1939 Percy R Hill 62, J P & Engineer Aluminium Foundry, Evelyn Hill 56 lived in Warwick[4]

1947 Died in Kenilworth[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1901 census
  3. 1911 Census
  4. 1939 register
  5. National probate calendar