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Hillmans of Elgin County, Ontario

Journal by WBruce

The Hillman family originally came from the village of Westbury, Wiltshire county. George Hillman and Sussana Browne with their children emigrated from England sometime around 1829 to Mosa Township, Middlesex County in what was Upper Canada(Ontario) at that time.
They had 7 children one of whom John who married Isabella May moved to a farm in Clathan, Elgin County, Ontario in 1859. Members of that branch of the family have been there ever since.
It is that branch that I am directly related to.
It is especially interesting to link their lives to the times. To the changes in rural Ontario,to local and world events, and even to the increased popularity of hockey in Canada. The family have always been enthusiastic participants of hockey since the 1920's.
Other names that are associated directly with this family are Peckham, May, Turner, McKay, McCallum, Shoemaker, Steele, Thomas, McClellan, Rickard and Wallace.

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on 2008-06-01 10:32:53

WBruce , from London, Ontario, Canada, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2008. is researching the following names: HILLMAN, RICKARD, SHOEMAKER and 10 other(s).

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by tracybeaul on 2010-06-09 11:40:52

I have a Harey Hillamn born Feb 23 1877 and married Sarah Isabella Bull on 20 of Oct 1912 in Newbury Ontario. They had 8 children, of which 4 died young
On the 1911 Census Lambton East sub dis 36 Euphemia Township, Harvey is living as head (date of birth on census says Feb 1878) of house with his mother Matlida Ann born Apr 1856, and Grand father George born Mar 1831
Do you think this may tie into your family
Tracy Beaul Leamington Ont

by WBruce on 2010-06-09 12:14:31

Yes they are a branch. The original Hillman came from Westbury in Wiltshire.

by tracybeaul on 2010-06-11 22:12:54

Do you want any more info on Harvey and Isabella
dtbeaul@netscape.ca

by WBruce on 2010-06-11 23:12:00

I have the Hillman's pretty well documented. Cora Hillman has somewhere around 3000 names I believe, and is trying to put it all into a book.

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