William Edward Hill was born in 1862 in Oldbury, Worcestershire.
His father is William and his mother is Mary Ann.

1871 Census
William is 9 years old and living in Flash Road, Oldbury.
The house is occupied by his parents and his siblings: Sarah (16); Mary A. (5); Joseph (4); Eliza (2) and John (9 months).
His occupation is given as scholar.

1881 Census
No records have yet been found for William on this census

1891 Census
William is now living and working at the school in Llandegley.
His profession is given as School Master.
He is now married to Elizabeth (nee Edwards) who was born in 1861 in Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire.
She has no occupation recorded.
They have a son called Rowland who is 1 year old who was born in Llandegley.

Living with them they have Janet Davies, a 14 year old domestic servant who was born in Llandegley.

1901 Census
William is still the School Master at Llandegley, but this would be his last year here.
It appears he was not resident at the School when the census was conducted but has been recorded as a “Visitor” at Baileymawr Villa in the village.
Elizabeth now has her occupation given as Assistant School Teacher, but she is living with her father and her sisters at Upper Mill, Llanfihangel Rhydithon, which is approximately 5 miles from Llandegley.
Their son Rowland is also at Upper Mill and it appears that they had another son called Archibold E. Hill who was born in Llandegley and was 7 in 1901.

1871 Census Reference: RG10/2975 Folio: 42 Page: 28
1891 Census Reference: RG12/2076 Folio: 33 Page: 1
1901 Census Reference: William E. Hill’s Entry: RG13/2498 Folio: 49 Page: 10
1901 Census Reference: Elizabeth Hill’s Entry: RG13/5183 Folio: 84 Page: 5