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Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Hillman family

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  • sharon.marshall
    Hi Jackie Not sure if you have these already, but I found the following estate notices on the SA archives website (www.national.archives.gov.za/ ). I think
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 23, 2006
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      Hi Jackie
      Not sure if you have these already, but I found the following estate notices on the SA archives website (www.national.archives.gov.za/ ). I think these are both Transvaal-based records, which means they will be housed in the Pretoria archives (the family must've moved north). I am not sure how long they take to order, but details are on the website.
      MSCE 0 2101/1916 ANDERSON, JOHN WILLIAM. 19161924
      And, for what it's worth, one of the 1820 Settlers - who came out from England as part of the mass emigration scheme to fortify the colony - was Sarah Hillman, married to Stephen Brown. She was born in Sussex and came out with her husband and child on board the Weymouth. Maybe a link, or at least an indication, of the root of the surname?
       
      Re South Africans from St Helena, I know Glynnis Snell specialises in this field - don't have an address for her, but perhaps you could find out from one of the South Africa Rootsweb lists?
       
      Hope this helps
      Rgds
      Sharon Marshall
      Cape Town
       
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2006 2:30 AM
      Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Hillman family

      I 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
      the Island.

      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.

      Jackie

    • kennedyjacquelyn
      Hi Sharon, Yes, we have ordered and received the estate records for Eliza and John Anderson in South Africa. We re actually in the progress of trying to
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 2, 2006
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        Hi Sharon,
        Yes, we have ordered and received the estate records for Eliza and
        John Anderson in South Africa. We're actually in the progress of
        trying to obtain more records on the family.

        Thanks for the info on the Hillman surname though and the reference
        to Glynnis Snell. Some food for thought and will try and contact her.

        Jackie


        --- In st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com, "sharon.marshall"
        <smarshall@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hi Jackie
        > Not sure if you have these already, but I found the following
        estate notices on the SA archives website
        (www.national.archives.gov.za/ ). I think these are both Transvaal-
        based records, which means they will be housed in the Pretoria
        archives (the family must've moved north). I am not sure how long
        they take to order, but details are on the website.
        > MSCE 0 2101/1916 ANDERSON, JOHN WILLIAM. 1916 1924
        >
        > MSCE 0 37/208 ANDERSON, ELIZA MARIA. (BORN HILLMAN) (S/S
        JOHN WILLIAM). 1910 1910
        >
        > And, for what it's worth, one of the 1820 Settlers - who came out
        from England as part of the mass emigration scheme to fortify the
        colony - was Sarah Hillman, married to Stephen Brown. She was born in
        Sussex and came out with her husband and child on board the Weymouth.
        Maybe a link, or at least an indication, of the root of the surname?
        >
        > Re South Africans from St Helena, I know Glynnis Snell specialises
        in this field - don't have an address for her, but perhaps you could
        find out from one of the South Africa Rootsweb lists?
        >
        > Hope this helps
        > Rgds
        > Sharon Marshall
        > Cape Town
        >
        > ----- Original Message -----
        > From: kennedyjacquelyn
        > To: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
        > Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2006 2:30 AM
        > Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Hillman family
        >
        >
        > I 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
        > the Island.
        >
        > 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.
        >
        > Jackie
        >
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