Rowland Hill 1843 – 1879

Bruce CastleRowland Hill (1843-1879) (regularly spelt Roland Hill) who was married to Louisa Hill Epps (1846-1909). Rowland Hill (1843-1879) was a London stockbroker who was involved in a stock market scandal and obliged to flee to Argentina with his family. Louisa Epps and their three children came back to England about 1881.

Please note: Rowland Hill (1843-1879) is not to be confused with Rowland Hill (1795-1879) KCB, FRS who was a British teacher, postal and social reformer. Rowland Hill (1795-1879) was also a friend of Jeremy Bentham, Jean Barthelemy Arles DufourCharles Darwin placed his son in Bruce Castle School in Tottenham, which was a continuation of the famous Hazelwood School, founded by Rowland Hill (1795-1879) and his brothers, Arthur and Matthew. In 1839 Rowland Hill (1795-1879), who had written an influential proposal on postal reform, was appointed as head of the General Post Office (where he introduced the world’s first postage stamps), leaving the school in the hands of his younger brother Arthur Hill (?-?). Arthur Hill  retired in 1868, leaving the school in the hands of his son George Birkbeck Norman Hill (1835-1903) who was an ‘… English editor and author, son of Arthur Hill (?-?), headmaster of Bruce Castle School.

2 thoughts on “Rowland Hill 1843 – 1879”

  1. I am having a problem here with your article on the Internet about Rowland Hill marrying Louisa Epps because there are a number of Rowland Hills mentioned in Wikipedia and the one I am writing about married a Caroline Pearson Hill on the 27th of September, 1827. Can you document your record with an actual birth record?
    Please let me know.
    Thanks kindly,
    Bob Carswell

  2. Hi Bob

    Well done sir!!

    This is indeed an error and I have now corrected my bio of Rowland Hill 1843 – 1879 (see right at the top of this blog) and my blog about the Epps family!! (see the ‘Of interest’ section at the bottom of the Epps Family blog)

    I am deeply grateful to you for discovering this – I simply hate errors – but they do creep in – and it is due to the vigilance of our researching community that over time we will have the records straight!!

    Thank you!!


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