William Hill Pitt

William Hill Pitt (1813-1873) was born 16 Aug. 1813 in Dymock, Gloucestershire, England. He was the son of Robert Pitt and Hannah Hill. He married Caroline Smith on 28 Apr. 1841 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England; widowed 14 Feb. 1844. He married Cornelia Melvina Divine on 12 Dec. 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois; widowed 21 Aug. 1860. He married Mary Jane Collins Dyer on 12 Dec. 1861 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory. He was baptized 13 Jun. 1840 in England. He was ordained a Priest by Wilford Woodruff on 14 Jun.1840 in Pendock, Worcestershire, England. He died 23 Feb. 1873 in Salt Lake City.

Footnotes

William Pitt (KWJ4-8KL), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 May 2022). William Hill Pitt, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/william-hill-pitt, accessed 18 May 2022). AlanPitt1 (alanpitt08@icloud.com), “William Pitt The Man and His Music: A History Compiled by His Great Grand-daughter Colleen Pitt Preece,” memories of William Pitt (KWJ4-8KL), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 May 2022). "Parish registers for Dymock, 1538-1901," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 May 2022); William Pitt, christening, 18 Aug. 1813, Dynock, Gloucestershire, England, p. 4; citing Parish Church of Dymock (Gloucestershire), Church of England, image 14/538; DGS 7903851. "Parish registers for Dymock, 1538-1901," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 May 2022); Robert Pitt and Hannah Hill, marriage, 19 May 1797, Dymock, Gloucestershire, England; citing Parish Church of Dymock (Gloucestershire), Church of England, image 438/453; DGS 7903850. "Parish registers for Christ Church, West Bromwich, 1829-1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 May 2022); William Pitt and Caroline Smith, marriage, 28 Apr. 1841, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, Englnad, p. 110; citing Christ Church (West Bromwich, Staffordshire), Church of England, image 585/5637; DGS 7567150. “Death Records of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1848 – Sept. 1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 May 2022); Cornelia Melvina D Pitt, 21 Aug. 1860, Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, p.30; citing Salt Lake City (Utah), Office of Vital Statistics, image 248/771; DGS 7578789. susanemmahurren1, "Family Bible of William Pitt," memories of William Pitt (KWJ4-8KL), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 May 2022). “Death Records of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1848 – Sept. 1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 May 2022); William Pitt, 21 Feb. 1873, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, p.141; citing Salt Lake City (Utah), Office of Vital Statistics, image 367/771; DGS 7578789.

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  • Page 12

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    February 1, 1842 ~ Tuesday Feb 1st I assisted in drawing up from the river two large stones to the Nauvoo house ^for the^ threshholds of doors February 2, 1842 ~ Wednesday 2nd Elder Pitt assisted me in Painting my house February 3, 1842 ~ Thursday Feb 3rd 1842 Thursday [FIGURE] A Revelation was given a few days since for the Twelve to obtain the printi- ng esstablishment of E Robinson & govern the printing ...
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    February 1, 1842 February 2, 1842 February 3, 1842 February 4, 1842 February 5, 1842 February 6, 1842
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    bread & cheese & a pint of beer we made our a supper & went to bed, & I dreamed of falli ng among thieves & robbers, who tryed to rob us under pretence that we had done sumthing wrong in London some years since I told them we never had been in London untill within a few months that we were Americans & had a family there, & we had come to preach the gospel & we would preach to them if they would open their doors & after ...
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    December 25, 1840 December 26, 1840
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    darkened by removing the lights & a show was Presented in the form of a Magic lantern presented a man in evry stage of drunkenness, & a score of other things rivers, ships, cities, Lions Leopords, Bonapart Victoria, & many other things, & we retired quite satisfyed with our evenings entertainmen[t] 8 miles December 29, 1840 ~ Tuesday 29th Elder Kimball went to take a sitting for his portrait I staid at home & wrote I sent G. A. Smith a letter a paper ...
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    December 29, 1840 December 30, 1840 December 31, 1840
  • Page 237

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    December 13, 1840 ~ Sunday Dec 13th Sunday We met with the Saints at 2 oclock & broke bread unto them Elder Kimball Preached at 3, and I Preached at half Past six we had a good time all day, there is begining to be more interest manifest in London than ever before December 14, 1840 ~ Monday 14: [FIGURE] I received a letter from William Pitt I spent the Day in writing & had an interesting Prayr meeting at our meeting ...
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    December 13, 1840 December 14, 1840 December 15, 1840 December 16, 1840 December 17, 1840
  • Page 238

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    December 18, 1840 ~ Friday Dec 18th [FIGURE] I wrote three letters to Wm Pitt. R Hedlock & Lorenzo Snow. The London Times informs us that the British Flag is begining to be waved for the first time in parts of the Chinease empire. Also that the Jews are restored in Jerrusalem to their[e] own rights agaien, having equal privileges as other nations Also that the remains of Napolitan Bounaparte have been conveyed to Paris in the midst ...
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    December 18, 1840 December 19, 1840 December 20, 1840
  • Page 1

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    of a nice silk hankerchief & 2/6 in money Mrs Susanna Sanguavanni Did the same & also sister Elizabeth Morgan gave each of us a Hankerchief. we held a meeting in the evening & had a good time, we appointed a committe of three persons to hire a preaching room viz Dr Copeland, Rev James Albon & Priest John Cooper they all accepted their appointment & will report unto us on Thursday evening at our meeting. Br ...
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    February 3, 1841 February 4, 1841
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    was sick nigh unto Death we prayed with her & lade hands upon her & rebuked her sickness in the name of the Lord. In the evening we went to Tabernacle Square & Baptized 4 persons one was Mrs Albon Br James Albon's wife, we also confirmed her. Elder Kimball administered the ordinance of Baptism. He also received 4 letters which gave us information of the vast emegration of the Saints Elder Young said 235 go on one ship & ...
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    February 9, 1841 February 10, 1841 February 11, 1841 February 12, 1841
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    February 14, 1841 ~ Sunday Minutes of A Conference held in LONDON A Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was held at Mr J. Barretts Academy 57 King Square Goswell Road on Sunday the 14th Feb 1841. There being present Elders H C. Kimball W. Woodruff L Snow & Wm Pitt & 4 Priest The meeting was called to order by Elder Kimball at 2 oclock. It was ...
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    February 14, 1841
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    Moved by Br R Williams, seconded by Elder Pitt that Br John Sheffield be Ordained Teacher at Bedford Carried unanimously Moved by Elder Kimball seconded by Br Griffiths that Br A. Painter be ordained a Teacher at Woolwich Carried unanimously The Above named persons were then ordained under the hands of Elders Kimball Woodruff & Snow Moved by Elder Kimball seconded by Elder Woodruff that ...
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    February 17, 1841 ~ Wednesday 17th Great excitement prevails throughout London esspecially in the House of parliament conserning the Imprisionment of Mr MCCleod & the North Eastern Boundary Question, Parliame- nt now seemes determined on war to evry Human appearance it cannot be evaded, But to the reflecting mind it seems as though the Nations at the present time, were Insane & their Kings, Presidents & Senitors entirely destitute of all wisdom. But they will all soon learn their is a God ...
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    February 17, 1841