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Hill (née Bastian), Elizabeth

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1822
Place of birth Crowan, Cornwall, England
Date of arrival 1839
Principal occupation Wife and mother
Date of death 1913

Elizabeth Bastian was born on 31 March 1822 in Crowan, Cornwall, England. She was the oldest daughter of Sampson Bastian senior (1791-1846) and Philippa Holman (1797-1872).

Aged 16 years, she arrived with her parents on board Java from London on 13 October 1839.

Shortly before her 19th birthday, Elizabeth married Richard Hill, then aged 27 years (1814-09/06/1873), on 3 March 1841 at Holy Trinity Church in Adelaide. They settled at Willunga, calling their property “Forest Farm”.

They had 12 children, comprising of 6 sons and 6 daughters:

  • Mary (1842-1927) married Thomas S. Aldam;
  • John (1843-09/05/1844) died as an infant;
  • Jane (1845-21/02/1931);
  • Sarah (17/01/1847- ) married George Atkinson on 04/10/1873;
  • Richard (1851-12/07/1929) married Elizabeth Keenor Loud;
  • Elizabeth (1851-23/09/1935);
  • Stephen (19/02/1852-13/03/1853) died as an infant;
  • John (30/12/1854-20/12/1925) married Alice Williams Wollcott;
  • Robert (1857-29/02/1893);
  • Ann (1859-1861) died as an infant;
  • Ann (1863-1864) died as an infant;
  • George (1866-28/03/1945).

Elizabeth Hill (née Bastian), aged 91 years, died on 27 September 1913.


  • Passengers in History database SA Maritime Museum - Bastian - 1840
  • South Australian Deaths Index of Registrations 1842-1915
  • South Australian Marriages Index of Registrations 1842-1916
Elizabeth Hill (nee Bastian) c 1866.
Elizabeth Hill (nee Bastian) c 1866.
Master George Hill, 1875.
Master George Hill, 1875.

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