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I'm not related to this family but came across a few pieces of information on them. In Burke's Irish Family Records, 1976,on the family of Alexander, it states that Andrew Alexander, of Ballyclose, Newtownlimavady, co. Derry fl. 1689, married secondly a daughter of the Laird of Hilles. This must be of a family of Hillhouses who were prominent in that area; Abraham Hillhouse had two hearths in the parish of Aghanloo in 1660; so the name Hilles may well have come with them from their estates in Scotland. There is information on these Hillhouses and their American descendants in various sources, including the new Dict. of Amer. Biography, and in the older Appleton, Cyclopedia of Biography. Also from Burke, in the family of McCausland of around Limavady, a Frederick McCausland b. around 1720, married a Rachel Hillhouse. Their son was Abraham Mccausland, who was an important merchant and shipping agent from the port of Derry; sent out shiploads of Ulster-Scots emigrants. Linde Lunney