The New Mills 1841 census (District 7, Ollersett) records the Hill family residing at Moscow Cottage, Birch Vale:
|Dist.7. Folio 6||Mary Hill||50||F||Y|
|Page 7.||William Hill||27||M||Coal Miner||Y|
|Moscow Cottage.||George Hill||2
|Samuel Hill||18||M||Coal Miner||Y|
By the time of the 1851 census, the Hills had left Moscow Cottage and it was occupied by the family of James Houghton, a gardener, who came from Halewood, Lancashire. As one of the Hills was my great grandfather, I have attempted to trace the origins of the family and to find out what became of each member. The research is by no means complete and I would appreciate any comments, amendments or further information. I can be contacted at email@example.com but please omit the 7 at the start of the address.
Anne Stobbs. Ayrshire, Scotland.