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.
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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. 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
> Sharon Marshall
> Cape Town
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: kennedyjacquelyn
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> Maria Hillman, born 5 February 1873 on St. Helena. Parents of
> were Henry and Jane Hillman. We were able to obtain this
> from the Archivist in St. Helena, who sent us
> records from the 1800's she found concerning the Hillman surname
> 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
> on the island were White (European) or slaves (or a combination
> both?). Also, does anyone know if there are any records that
> persons leaving St. Helena to South Africa around that time
> I'm a novice researcher, so any help would be greatly appreciated.