- I am researching the Hillman family on St. Helena and it has been a while since I've been on this group site.
A couple of years ago, we received births and marriages for Hillmans from Archives staff and found this notation about our ancestors:
Henry Hillman (full/ a laborer), lived at The Briars, married Jane Elizabeth Connelly (full), also of The Briars, on 26 December 1856 at St. Paul's Church, St. Helena.'
They had a daughter, Eliza, born 05 February 1873. Eliza married John William Anderson in Cape Town, South Africa when she was only 13 years old.
I've seen quite a few recent posts about the slave families on the island. Is there a way to determine if our Hillman family were slaves?
Also, does anyone know if there are any known ship transcriptions (of those who migrated to South Africa)?