The Hilton Family
Sergeant William Hilton enlisted on the 27th
September 1825 and landed in India on the 16th May 1826.Unfortunately his parents and
birthplace have not yet been discovered. He served with the 1st
Troop, 1st Bridage, Horse Artillery,
spent four years with the Expense Magazine in Dum Dum [pre 1846] and
eventually took up the position of Senior Sergeant at La Martiniere College, Lucknow. William was
amongst the members of the Lucknow Garrison who defended the Residency during
the 1857 Siege.
William and his wife Jane had three children William
Jr., Edward Henry and Sarah Madeline.
His two younger children and wife Jane also survived the 1857 Siege of
Lucknow. His older son, William appears
to have been living elsewhere at the time. William and son Edward were both
recipients of the Mutiny Medal. William
retained the position of Senior Sergeant of La Matiniere College, Lucknow until at least the late 1870’s. His son Edward
became a local historian of the events that took place at the Residency during
the siege of Lucknow. Edward
married Ellen Saunders and had 6 children and remained in Lucknow. Sarah married
Frederick Henry Sutton and settled in Allahabad. She and Frederick had 8 children. Today, William and Jane Hilton’s
descendants a spread around the globe living in England, Australia, U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Denmark.
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Descendants of William & Jane Hilton
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