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Ellie This is our amazing granddaughter Ellie.

Ellie was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Spina Bifida is where the spine and spinal cord don't develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine. This can cause a number of difficulties including weakness or paralysis of the legs. Many babies with Spina Bifida also develop Hydrocephalus which, as in Ellie's case, sometimes needs an operation to insert a tube that drains excess fluid from the brain.

Children like Ellie are supported by the Shine Charity who provide specialist advice and support for the children and their families. Shine relies on donations to do this essential work and, this year, Ellie's uncle Dave will be running in the London Marathon to raise money for Shine. Obviously, we realise that requesting complete strangers to donate money to the charity is a bit of an ask but, now that you've read this far, perhaps you would consider taking a little bit more of your time to make a small donation to this very worthy cause at Dave's JustGiving Page? Thank you!

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"HILL. William de la Hyll, son of Waldeve son of Aldewyn, resigned lands in Mydilham in 1271 (Kelso, 352), William o' the Hull rendered homage, 1296 (Bain, n, p. 198), and in 1321 William de le Hille was received to the king of England's peace (Bain, m, 724). It was Richard de Hulle (= Hill), 'a varlette of Scotland,' who 'stikked and killed' Catarine Mortimer, 'a damoisel of London,' one of the inmates of the harem of David n in 1360 (Neubotle, pref. p. xl). William de Hill was tenant of Telny and Coteland, barony of Abirdoure in Fife in 1376 (RHM., i, p. ixiv), and Laurence del Hylle granted a charter in favor of the Carmelites of Aberdeen in 1380 (Friars, 19). Johannes de Hyl in the parish of Fyvy was excommunicated in 1382 (REA., i, p. 165), and John of Hille, a native of Scotland, had letters of naturalization in England in 1385 (Bain, rv, 345). John de Hyll was chaplain of St. Giles Church in Edinburgh in 1426 ( (Egitlii, p. 46), and a family of this name as early as 1450 possessed lands at Niddrie in Midlothian, and had the designation of Hill of that Ilk. Robert de Hyll was a citizen of Brechin in 1447 (REB., n, 68), Adam de Hill, common councillor in Aberdeen, 1435 (Gutidry, p. 186), Richard of Hill was a witness in Aberdeen in 1469 (CRA., p. 406), Ninian Hill, 'fabro lignario,' was burgess of Montrose in 1592 (REB., n, 229), and another Ninian Hill was a citizen of Glasgow in 1642 (Retours, Lanark, 206). Hyl 1476. The surname is common in the Campsie Commissariot Record. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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