- Nov 22, 2006I am researching my husband's family - his great grandmother was Eliza
Maria Hillman, born 5 February 1873 on St. Helena. Parents of Eliza
were Henry and Jane Hillman. We were able to obtain this information
from the Archivist in St. Helena, who sent us Birth/Marriage/Death
records from the 1800's she found concerning the Hillman surname on
Eliza married John William Anderson (Scottish) in Capetown, South
Africa in 1885. Together they had 7 children; Eliza died one day
after giving birth to her 7th child in 1910.
At the time, the Archivist was unable to tell us whether the Hillmans
on the island were White (European) or slaves (or a combination of
both?). Also, does anyone know if there are any records that document
persons leaving St. Helena to South Africa around that time period?
I'm a novice researcher, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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