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by neil.spurgeon
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Research Specialties - the Irish in the Caribbean
Topic: Irish origins in the Caribbean
Replies: 24
Views: 2114

Re: Irish origins in the Caribbean

Hi there Hugh I am not sure if it is relevant but my 3rd Great Grandfather, Thomas Hill who was born in Westmoreland, Jamaica in 1793 the son of a Shropshire gentleman (and plantation owner who was both a Magistrate and a Captain of Artillery in the Jamaican Militia), served in the Royal Navy but af...
by neil.spurgeon
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Surnames H
Topic: HILL - Barbados, English Convict 1634/35
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: HILL - Barbados, English Convict 1634/35

Hi Jerry (if I may be so bold) There is an interesting thread on the Jamaican genealogical Facebook thing about Christian names floating down family trees at present and why this happened a very great deal in seventeenth century West Indian society in particular. There is a John Hill in Hanover, the...
by neil.spurgeon
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Surnames H
Topic: HILL - Barbados, English Convict 1634/35
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: HILL - Barbados, English Convict 1634/35

Hi Mr/Mrs/Ms Hill. Obviously Hill is a VERY common name and your search is very early. I am trying to track the antecedents of Thomas Hill Jamaica circa 1780 and plan to follow as many Hill lines backwards in Jamaica as I can. If you hit any Jamaican lines coming down towards the 1800s in Jamaica, e...
by neil.spurgeon
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Surnames H
Topic: HILL - Jamaica, Westmoreland
Replies: 5
Views: 4796

Re: HILL - Jamaica, Westmoreland

Dear sir, I am sorry to say that your query raises an issue I have myself, namely the 'brick wall' of before Jamaica? I have absolutely no idea, and with a common name like Hill, no ralistic expectation of EVER discovering how these lower middle class families came to the West Indies. The general be...
by neil.spurgeon
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Surnames H
Topic: HILL - Jamaica, Westmoreland
Replies: 5
Views: 4796

Re: HILL - Jamaica - Amity & Hope, Westmoreland

Further to my older post. I have just discovered that Thomas HILL senior, my 4th Great Grandfather, seems to have been quite significant in Jamaica at the start of the eighteenth century. As well as being the Proprietor of the Amity and Hopes Plantation in Westmoreland (any further information grate...
by neil.spurgeon
Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Surnames H
Topic: HILL - Jamaica, Westmoreland
Replies: 5
Views: 4796

HILL - Jamaica, Westmoreland

Especially seeking descendents and antecedents of Thomas Hill and Ann Catherine Hill whose son Lieutenant Thomas Hill RN was born in Westmoreland in 1791 and died in Ireland in 1840. :cry: Regrettably I only know that he was christened in Westmoreland on 1st Dec 1971

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