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 21

    Part of 1840 Record of British Converts

    Excerpt:
    Priest James Morgan Baptized 11 persons at Little Garway Herefordshire they were Confirmed by Elders Richards June 4th to 10 20. & 6 over James Lewis. J. Palmer June 12 John Layton Margarett Layton Kington 11th John Watkins Ann Watkins William Pitt Abraham Scriven Kington 13th James Hawthorn
    Dates:
    June 4, 1840 June 7, 1840 June 10, 1840 June 11, 1840 June 12, 1840 June 13, 1840 June 14, 1840 June 17, 1840
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter to George Albert Smith, 12 February 1841

    Excerpt:
    And Elder Wm Pitt from Ipswich He had organized a Branch of the Church there of 11 members, ordained a priest & one Teacher, & left many Believeing. He is going to Bristol to assist Elder Kington, who has also organized a branch in that City, hired a room posted Hand Bills &c. We have a conference in London on Sunday the work is onward here. We Baptized 6 this week a number going Saturday night. one of the number Baptized is Sister
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter to George Albert Smith, 7 January 1841

    Excerpt:
    40 Ironmonger Row Saint Lukes London Jan 7th 1841 Elder G. A. Smith Dear Brother I Receieved your letter under Date of Dec 31st & I set down this evening to answer it. I do not feel disposed to take up a great deal of this Sheet in speaking of things in this country for I have not much knews to write about things here I will merly say however that we expect to Baptize a number in few days & Doctor copeland among the Number, But it is the ...
    Dates:
    January 7, 1841
  • Page 40

    Part of Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

    Excerpt:
    some two hundred preachers of the various denominations This field of labor embraced Herefordshire Glostershire & Worstershire and formed these Conferences Garway ^Garway^, Gadfield Elm & Frooms Hill, I was visited by president ^young^ & Dr Richards, Brother Benbow furnished us with £300, to print the first Book of Mormon that we published in England and on the 20 day of May ...
    Dates:
    May 18, 1840 May 20, 1840
  • Page 38

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

    Excerpt:
    TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. [Column 1] But the archbishop and council, know- ing well that the laws of England gave free toleration to all religions under the British flag, sent word to the petitioners that if they had the worth of souls at heart as much as they had the ground where hares, foxes and hounds ran, they would not lose so many of their flock. I continued to preach and baptize daily. On the 21st day of March I baptized Elder
    Dates:
    March 21, 1840 May 18, 1840 May 20, 1840 August 17, 1840
  • Page 45

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

    Excerpt:
    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. [Column 1] performance of our own missionary labors we circulated and posted hand- bills. The following is a copy of the first placard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted in England's great metropolis. "He that judgeth a matter before he heareth is not wise." THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS meet for pub- lic worship at Mr. J. Barrett's Academy, 57 King's Square, Goswell Road—(en- trance door in President Street) every Sabbath at 3 and ...
    Dates:
    October 22, 1840 November 1, 1840 December 3, 1840
  • Page 47

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

    Excerpt:
    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. [Column 1] Malvern Hill, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Oxford, London. Traveled 4,469 miles; held 230 meetings, and established 53 places for preaching; I planted 47 churches and jointly organized them. These churches were chiefly comprised in the two conferences raised up in Here- fordshire, consisting of about 1,500 Saints, 28 elders, no priests, 24 teachers, and 10 deacons. The baptisms of the year were three hundred and thirty-six ...
    Dates:
    January 15, 1841 February 8, 1841 February 11, 1841
  • Page 48

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. [Column 1] the work of God in that important town. MINUTES of the First London Conference, held at the Academy, 57 King's Square, Goswell Road, February 14th, 1841. There were present of officers of the Church, Elders H. C. Kimball, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow and Wm. Pitt, besides 4 priests. The meeting was called to order by Elder H. C. Kimball, at 2 o'clock p. m., Sunday, the 14th ...
    Dates:
    February 14, 1841 February 15, 1841 February 25, 1841 May 16, 1841
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter to Thomas Amison and George A. Smith, 25 January 1841

    Excerpt:
    40 Ironmonger Row, Saint Lukes, London, Jan 25.th 1841. Brothr Amison I Received a letter from you under Date of Jan 9th & a few words from Eldr Smith on the 10th I have not had time to answer you before this, we have just Received a package of 6 letters one or two from Eldr Smith who Informs us that Eldr Turley had arived in Nauvoo & that Eldr Mullener had arved in New Orleans ...
    Dates:
    January 25, 1841
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter to Daniel Browett, 13 November 1840

    Excerpt:
    52 Ironmonger Row, Saint Lukes, London Nov. 7th ^Nov 13th^ 1840 Elder D. Browett Beloved Brother I sit down in company with Brother Pitt this morning to address another letter to you. I am sorry that I have made my fri[e]nds, so much trouble in their rendering me assistance. I wrote you a letter in the first place making mention of the situation of things here & our circumstances &c. & I waited a long time & had no reply finally I had a letter from Elder
    Dates:
    November 13, 1840