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 208

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    November 10, 1840 ~ Tuesday 10th I took the parting hand with Elder G A. Smit[h] who started for Birmingham so I am now left alone again [FIGURE] I finished writing the letter to Father & Mother Carter & mailed it I wrote lengthy & answered sister Foss Letter. I wrote a letter [FIGURE] to Elder W. Richards. I preached at 8 oclock at the Academy November 11, 1840 ~ Wednesday ...
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    November 10, 1840 November 11, 1840 November 12, 1840 November 13, 1840
  • Page 209

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    head first into a shoe store with her hornes she not being satisfyed with this the next lunge she made she jumped head first thrugh a window in to a Tailors store carrying window & sash wish but not liking her positon she soon backed out & run down the street committing depridations as she wendt with her owner in a waggon upon a run after her. it was evident the cow was mad crazy o fright end or els she did not now how to act in a city ...
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    November 14, 1840 November 15, 1840
  • Page 210

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    are several parties belonging to her societ[y] this party that spoke call themselves the ten tribes of Israel they gather to England which they consider the promised land th[ey] wear long beards & circumcise keep the law of Moses & omit the first principles of the gospel Baptism &c, they are the ownly ones tha[t ] will have a body like Christ Abram all the proph[ets] & Apostles will have a body inferior to theirs & will inherit a Celestial Kingdom, while they ...
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    November 16, 1840 November 17, 1840 November 18, 1840 November 19, 1840
  • Page 211

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    I preached at night in the Academy. Br Hulme A Capt of of one of Pickfords Boats on the London canal was present with two of his hands, which he had Baptized as he was A priest. Br Hume spent the night with me November 20, 1840 ~ Friday 20th I [FIGURE] received one letter from Elder Kington [FIGURE] I wrote 4 letters, to R. Hedolock,. T Amison. Wm Pitt. &
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    November 20, 1840 November 21, 1840 November 22, 1840 November 23, 1840 November 24, 1840 November 25, 1840
  • Page 212

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    November 26, 1840 ~ Thursday Nov 26th [FIGURE] I recevived a letter from Br John Taylor [FIGURE] I mailed the letter at the American Coffee House which I wrote to Mrs Woodruff & the editors of the Times & Seasons, which was the largest lett[er] I ever sent my wife,, on my return from the Offic[e] I called into an auction store whare they were selling penknives, watches, time Peaces, which to outward appearance were vary cheap but when closely examined ...
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    November 26, 1840 November 27, 1840
  • Page 219

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    After visiting the Tower we walked to the Thames & waited for Elder Young who went through the Tunnel & visited it & purchased a pattern of the Tunnel for 13/ which presents an exact likeness of it. We then walked across London Bridge & returned to our Room in Ironmonge[r] Row. We held a meeting in the evening Elder Young Preached. Distance of the day 10 m December 4, 1840 ~ Friday Dec 4th Elder
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    December 4, 1840 December 5, 1840 December 6, 1840
  • Page 181

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    = Edward Philips .P. = Ashfield & Crawcutt 1 Dead 55 - 5 - - = John Fidoe P. Ditto Bishop Froome 10 - 1 - - = Eld. George Allen = Clifton upon Tame 15 - 2 - - = Samuel Williams P. = Marlvern Hill 1 remov 21 - 1 1 - = William Pitt .P. = Derla Common 3 - 1 - - = Eld. Joseph Pullen = Willington Heath 2 - - - - = Eld
  • Page 110

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

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    to once more enter this city after being absent more than two years when I left their was not more than a dozen houses in the town but now their was more than a dozen several hundred we passed by the temple as we passed along & had a view of it soon called at the house of Elder Young & spent the night with him he was sick Elder Kimball was with him & also Elder Richards we lade hands on ...
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    October 7, 1841 October 8, 1841
  • Page 94

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. Brother Benbow furnished us with £300 to print the first Book of Mormon that was published in England: and on the 20th of May, 1840, Brigham Young, Willard Richards and I held a council on the top of Malvern Hill, and there decided that Brigham Young go direct to Manchester and publish 3,000 copies of the Hymn Book and 3,000 copies of the Book of ...
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    May 18, 1840 May 20, 1840
  • Page 76

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    September 21, 1855 ~ Friday to September 22, 1855 ~ Saturday Sept 21, 22 I spent the time labouring. On the 22nd I attended the Universal scientific society in the evening September 23, 1855 ~ Sunday 23rd Sunday I Attended was quite unwell & not able to attend meeting. Elder G. A. Smith preached a vary interesting discourse upon the History of the rise & progress of Mahomit- anism & was followed by P. P. Pratt both published in the Deseret News of Oct ...
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    September 21, 1855 September 22, 1855 September 23, 1855 September 24, 1855 September 26, 1855 September 27, 1855 September 28, 1855 September 29, 1855 September 30, 1855 October 1, 1855 October 5, 1855 October 6, 1855 October 8, 1855 October 9, 1855 October 13, 1855 October 14, 1855