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Robert Hillard

From on Sun, 8 Jan 2006

Dear Elizabeth
Came upon your website quite by accident when looking up some information about my family’s arrival on the Bussorah Merchant in 1850.
I was interested in knowing how you came about the Hillard history. I am the grand daughter of John Beattie Hillard and Hannah Jane Margaret Mathewson. I can assure you that they had 8 children and not 3. I am the daughter of Herbert Mathieson Hillard who was their youngest son born in 1904 – 1966. Your report on the Hillards starts with Thomas but in fact his father and mother arrived in June 1850 on the Bussorah Merchant with Thomas’ four youngest siblings. There are also a few spelling and date mistakes in what you have listed. Looking forward to your reply. Lorraine Hillard


So I found the Bussorah Merchant came June 1850, with Robert Hillard 39, Ann Hillard 36, Rebecca Hillard 15, Robert Hillard 13, Mary Ann Hillard 11 and Elizabeth Hillard 9


Robert Hillard 1804 - 29 Dec 1860 #9541 aged 56, son of Robert Hillard, wed Ann Somerville 1813 - 5 May 1885 #5369 aged 72. The family of six came June 1850 as Assisted Immigrants on the Bussorah Merchant when their birthdates were Robert 1811 and Ann 1816.
The FamilySearch listing by Les & Breht Townsing gives their residence in Dutton Haylick, County Fermanagh, North Ireland.
7 children 1. Thomas Hillard 1825
2. Margaret Hillard 1832 - 7 Jun 1885 wed 1852 to Joseph Brearley
3. Jane Hillard 1834 wed 1852 to Sharp Brearley, came aged 17 in Jan 1850 on the Diadem
4. Rebecca Hillard 15 - 1835 - 1855 wed William Smith
5. Robert Hillard 13 - 1837
6. Mary Ann Hillard 11 - 1839
7. Elizabeth Hillard 9 - 1841
1. Thomas Hillard 26 (1825 - 1886 #2669 aged 60 came Sep 1851 on the Statesman, with Mary Kurr 27 and infant Jane Elizabeth aged 1. They had children christened at St James Church of England, Melbourne
6 children 1. Jane Elizabeth Hillard 1850
2. Robert HHillard 1852 #17847 #300
3. John Berty Hillard 1854 #18813
4. Thomas Hillard 1857 #8756
5. Ann Hillard 1858 #106
6. Margaret Hillard 1863 - 1864 #3742 lived 10 weeks
1. Jane Elizabeth Hillard 1850 wed 1874 #3448 to John Watson and lived at Melbourne
5 children 1. Mary Elizabeth Watson 1875 #25977
2. Blanche Watson 1877 #5424
3. Annie Maud Ethel Watson 1878 #25770
4. Jessie Watson 1881 #12565
5. John Watson 1885 #6121
2. Robert Hillard 1852 #17847 wed 1876 #305 to Amelia Fairhurst from Cheshire, and lived at South Yarra, Richmond then at Armadale
4 children 1. Robert Henry Thomas Hillard 1877 #11764
2. Elsie May Hillard 1880 #5135
3. Norman Fairhurst Hillard 1885 #20717 - 1885 #10104 lived 10 weeks
4. Beattie Vernon Hillard 1886 #15276
3. John Berty/Beatty Hillard 1854 #18813 wed 1883 #3626 to Hannah Jane Margaret Mathewson 1861 #2384 born at Long Gully, and lived at Melbourne, Armadale, Malvern
3 children 1. John Leslie Hillard 1884 #27867
2. Unnamed Male Hillard 1886 #6346
3. William Horace Hillard 1887 #23917
4. Mary Florence Hillard 1890 #9149
5. Robt Gladstone Hillard 1894 #7008
6. Linda Mary Hillard 1897 #6548
7. Gordon Beattie Hillard 1901 #20638
1. John Leslie Hillard 1884 #27867 - 1954 #6416 aged 69, wed 12 Oct 1907 to Eliza Margaret Houston
2 Children 1. Leslie John Hillard 1908 - 1967 #24752 aged 59
2. Doris Muriel Hillard 1918 - 1940 #671 aged 22
4. Thomas Hilliard 1857 #8756 wed 1887 #2036 to Eliza Charlotte Kemplen 1859 #6456, and lived at Prahan
7 children 1. Eliza Mary Victoria Hillard 1888 #5716 - 1890 #4086 lived 2 years
2. Rosina Augustus Hillard 1889 #25166 - 1971 #2352 aged 81
3. Florence Emily Hillard 1891 #6082 - 1968 #23815 aged 77, wed Napper
4. Lizzie Beatrice Hillard 1895 #6331
5. Thomas Kemplen Hillard 1897 #5833 - 1975 #17318 aged 78
6. Eveline Louretta Hillard 1899 #29162
7. Alice Lester Hillard 1901 #15820
5. Ann Hillard 1858 #106 wed 1881 #1667 to Samuel James Grant and lived at Sandhurst then at Portland
2 Children 1. Annie Victoria Grant 1882 #12033
2. Mary Kareena Beatrice Grant 1885 #20397

The Anna Maria came June 1848 with brothers Joseph Brearley 25 and Sharp Brearley 20. There was a joint wedding in 1852 with sisters Margaret and Jane Hillard at St James Church of England, Melbourne,

2. Margaret Hillard 1832 - 7 Jun 1885 wed 25 Mar 1852 #5910 to Joseph Brearley 20 Jan 1823 - 24 May 1911, 6 children

3. Jane Hillard 1834 at Innis Killeu, County Fermanagh wed 25 Mar 1852 #5909 to Sharp Brearley 29 Mar 1827 - 26 Apr 1905, 8 children
4. Rebecca Hillard 15 - 1835 - 1855 #3034 aged 20 wed 1854 #354 to William Smith
1 child 1. Rebecca Smith 1855 #3949
5. Robert Hillard 13 - 1837 wed 1865 #4400 to Rosa (Rose Sarah) Piggott
7 children 1. Piggott Hillard 1866 #935R2 lived 9 months
2. Robert Alfred Hillard 1870 #1564
3. Arthur Hillard 1871 #22382
4. Joseph Henry Hillard 1873 #15510
5. Rose Hillard 1875 #1528
6. William Bowles Hillard 1877 #1837
7. Thomas Charles Hillard 1878 - 1878 #11242 lived 4 months
6. Mary Ann Hillard 11 - 1839 as Hilliard wed 1861 #3602 to Francis Armstrong
2 children 1. Elizabeth Armstrong 1863 #21557
2. Ann Armstrong 1865 #23782
7. Elizabeth Hillard 9 - 1841 wed 1873 #177 to Edward Fletcher also from County Fermanagh, and lived at Boroondara then at Hawthorn
4 children 1. William Fletcher 1874 #2866
2. Robert Hillard Fletcher 1875 #16466 - 1876 #1875 lived 9 months
3. Edward George Fletcher 1877 #3038 - 1882 #1913 lived 5 years
4. Victoria May Fletcher 1878 #9550 - 1884 #1454 lived 5 years

Thomas Hillard

Thomas Hillard 1857 - 1937 #3506 aged 80, son of Mary Kerr and Thomas Hillard, wed 1890 #158 to Emma Boddington 1861 - 1943" #22994 aged 81, dau of Elizth GLADMAN and Isaac Boddington, and lived at Winchelsea
7 children 1. Anna Elizth Hillard 1890 #35656 - Nov 1891 - 30 Aug 1974, born at Queenscliffe
2. Emma Merian Hillard 1892 #18637
3. Thomas Jas Hillard 1894 #16730 - 1949 #8960 aged 54
4. Minnie Rhoda Hillard 1895 #33783 - 1985 #20929 aged 89, wed Pullen
5. Emily Etheline Hillard 1898 #30099 - 1956 #17155 aged 82, wed Glasson
1. Anna Elizth Hillard set up house with David Wilson - a situation that on 12 March 1929 led to troubles that resulted in David's death by a gunshot wound, a three-day court case, Anna's sentence to 10 years hard labour, and the fostering of the couple's seven children. Fortunately the children have in adult life been reunited with the extended family.
9 children 1. Lola Lala Hillard 1910
2. Marian Elizabeth Hillard 1913 lived 1 year.
3. David Wilson 22 Sep 1919 wed with 3 daughters
4. Arthur Wilson 7 Apr 1921 wed with 2 sons
5. James Wilson 22 May 1922 wed with 4 children
6. Elizabeth Wilson 10 May 1923 wed with 3 children
7. Clarence Wilson 16 May 1925 wed with a daughter
8. Alexander Wilson 15 Sep 1927 wed with 4 sons
9. George Watson 10 Sep 1929 wed with 2 daughters

John Hillgrove

Janet Blair immigrated in 1852 to Victoria, Australia on the Ticonderoga

John Hillgrove 1828 - 1909 #14507 aged 81 son of Lucy Baxter and William Hillgrove wed 1854 #772 to Janet Blair 1830 - 1915 #7929 aged 85, daughter of Sarah Mcpherson and John Blair of Argyle, Scotland, lived at Castlemaine and then at Avoca, then Birchip and Wirrimbirchip

9 children 1. John Blair Hillgrove 1855 #2367 - 1937 #13932 aged 82
2. Janet Hillgrove 1857 #7211 lived 13 months
3. Lucy Hillgrove 1858 #18941 - 1937 #18551 aged 79
4. William Hillgrove 1861 #22273 - 1910 #11145 aged 48
5. Donel Hillgrove 1864 #4177 - 1920 #13258 aged 56
6. Duncan Hillgrove 1866 #16616 - 1939 #18961 aged 73
7. Sarah Alice Hillgrove 1868 #25161
8. Mary Ellen Hillgrove 1871 #13550 - 1956 #23604 aged 85
1. John Blair Hillgrove 1855 #2367 - 1937 #13932 aged 82, wed 1883 #5618 to Sarah Arnel 1861 #8742 - 1957 #21542 and lived at Donald
10 children 1. John Charles Hillgrove 1885 #9354 - 1960 #20452 aged 74 wed 1913 to Annie Alice Bankin
2. Elizabeth Anne Hillgrove 1886 #25581 - 1975 #14829 aged 88
3. Francis William Hillgrove 1888 #12847 - 1898 #10258 aged 10
4. Donald James Hillgrove 1890 #18680 - 1945 #9135 aged 55
5. Joseph Duncan Hillgrove 1893 #8644 - 1968 #7056 aged 74
6. Sarah Mary Hillgrove 1895 #8171 - 1965 #18980 aged 70
7. Frederick George Hillgrove 1897 #7505 - 1975 #25429 aged 78 wed Winifred Grace Carr
8. Lucy Myrtle Hillgrove 1898 #15234 - 1980 #5205 aged 81
9. Wm Francis Hillgrove 1900 #15428
10. Albert Blair Hillgrove 1903 #14574
3. Lucy Hillgrove 1858 #18941 - 1937 #18551 aged 79, wed 1880 #753 to William Henry Leng 1858 - 1931 and lived at Laen, 10 children
4. William Hillgrove 1861 #22273 wed 1892 #2960 to Jane Mahood 1865 #25532 - 1948 #19136 born at Purnim, and lived at Wirrembirchip
4 children 1. Esther Erskine Hillgrove 1893 #18108
2. James William Hillgrove 1895 #8173
3. Allen John Hillgrove 1896 #16052
4. Hugh Donald Hillgrove 1897 #32278
5. Donel Hillgrove 1864 #4177 - 1920 #13258 aged 56 wed 1902 #723R to Clara Jane Bolden 1874 #15271 - 1958 #21770, born at Donald, and lived at Wirrimbirchip
6 children 1. Francis Donald Hillgrove 1903 #7173 - 1982 #1871
2. Murray Hillgrove 1905 #14619
3. Arthur Duncan Hillgrove 1909 #31806 - 1979 #15908
4. Geo Wm Hillgrove 1910 #3792 - 1910 #3792 aged 2 years
5. Ian Blair Hillgrove 1911 #33059
6. Keith Hillgrove 1914 #36360
6. Duncan Hillgrove 1866 #16616 wed 1904 #7488 to Susannah Mcdonald 1874 #19458 - 1942 #30053 daughter of Letitia Kettle and Archibald McDonald born at St Arnaud, and lived at Wirrimbirchip
5 children 1. Jenet Letecia Hillgrove 1905 #22637
2. Delina May Hillgrove 1907 #7120 - 1982 #4512 wed Rasmussen
3. Lucy Isabel Alice Hillgrove 1910 #15815
4. Archd Mcdonald Hillgrove 1912 #8135
5. Edna Jean Hillgrove 1914 #304
7. Sarah Alice Hillgrove 1868 #25161 wed 1891 #7274 to Wm Geo Smith and lived at Minyip
8 Children 1. Thomas Henry Smith 1892 #25618 - 1970 #4975 aged 77
2. Janet Blair Smith 1896 #5448 wed 1919 #7967 to James Leslie
3. Duncan Campbell Smith 1897 #29942 - 1973 #15706 aged 76
4. Elizth Darker Smith 1902 #4709
5. Alice Hillgrove Smith 1905 #27847 - 1966 #16417 wed Bell
6. Lucy Russell Smith 1908 #13359
7. Geo Dalby Smith 1910 #21527
8. Dorothy May Smith 1912 #32609
8. Mary Ellen Hillgrove 1871 #13550 - 1956 #23604 aged 85, wed 1897 #519 to Irvine Ainsley Goudy 21 Feb 1870 - 1907 #14489 son of Caroline Ashton and George Goudie born in SA and lived at Wirrembirchip, 4 children

Edward Hillman

Edward Hillman wed Jan-Mar 1864 to Sarah Malvina Mill in the district Marylebone spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex.
Edward Hillman aged 34 came Aug 1870 on the Western Empire with Sarah M Hillman aged 33, Edwd J Hillman aged 4, Jessie C Hillman aged 2 and Frances M Hillman aged 1,
Edward Hillman and Saral Malvin Mill lived at Ballarat, then Richmond
Sarah Malvina Hillman nee Mill 1830 - 1896 #14369 aged 60, dau of Unknown Corn and John Mill - may be John Mill wed Oct-Dec 1842 to Mary Cornish
7 Children 1. Edward John Hillman Jul-Sep 1865 - 1892 #3734 aged 26
2. Jessey Caroline Hillman Jul-Sep 1867 - 1888 #11100 aged 21
3. Frances Mary Hillman born Apr-Jun 1869 in Marylebone
4. Henry Joseph Hillman 1870 #20826 - 1944 #18067 aged 73
5. George William Hillman 1873 #14198 - 1895 #7031 aged 22
6. John Hillman 1878 #982
7. Walter Hillman 1883 #10826 - 1921 #2471 aged 36
3. Frances Mary Hillman born Apr-Jun 1869 in Marylebone, wed 1894 #3498 to Chas Edwin Lay 1869 #1330 - 1941 #6307 aged 72 son of Isobel King and William Lay
4. Henry Joseph Hillman 1870 #20826 wed 1899 #7237R to Maude Isabel Lay 1871 #22002 - 1939 #14205 aged 67, dau of Isobel King and William Lay
1 Child 1. Hy Osborne Hillman 1900 #23006
6. John Hillman 1878 #982 wed 1901 #594 to Lilian Martha Dean 1879 - 1969 #14966 aged 90, dau of Ann Bailey and James Dean

George Hillman

George Hillman from Somerset wed 1869 #2335 to Mary Fagan from Clonmell and lived at Elmore
4 Children 1. Mary Hillman 1870 #11813
2. Ann Hillman 1871 #26364
3. Catherine Hillman 1873 #22351 - 1881 #4255 lived 7 years
4. George Hillman 1875 #7477
5. Phoebe Hillman 1877 #20546
6. Jane Hillman 1880 #2193
7. Twin Henry Hillman 1884 #24212
8. Twin James Hillman 1884 #24213
2. Ann Elizabeth Hillman 1871 #26364 - 1933 #3407 aged 61, wed 1904 #6068 to Edward Bowyer Eyre

Nathaniel Hillman

From: in Norfolk-L Archives cached by Google - Subject: Re: Verily Studd Bowden, Heacham, Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 Hi Pat, Edward and Mary Bowden had a daughter Mary Bowden who was born in Calcutta 7/1825. She married 1849 at Plymouth Nathaniel Thomas Hillman, born 1825 Devonport England and they arrived in Australia o.b.Emily 9/9/1850. She died 15/4/1910 at South Yarra Melbourne, Australia. My G Grandmother.
Joan Hillman.

Nathaniel Hillman aged 25 and wife came to Sydney on the Emily in 1850 reference 2136, 2461
Mary Hillman aged 25 and husband came to Sydney on the Emily in 1850 ref 2136, 2461
Nathaniel Hillman and Mary Bowden lived at Prahan, South Yarra

5 Children 1. Edward Hillman 1853 - 1854 #167 born in Sydney, lived 11 months
2. Emily Hillman 1855 #1293
3. Benjamin Hillman 1859 #6285
4. Annie Hillman 1862 #9443
5. Arthur Henry Hillman 1866 #11312
Nathaniel Thomas Hillman 1820 - 1910 #7091 aged 91 from Auckland wed 1876 #2343 to Clara Ellen Copley 1857 #1427 born at St Kilda, and lived at Sth Yarra
6 Children 1. Ethel Mary Hillman 1877 #11766 lived 5 months
2. Edith Annie Hillman 1878 #25766 lived 15 months
3. Clara Ellen Hillman 1881 #19669
4. May Hillman 1883 #26530
5. Arthur Stephens Hillman 1886 #22116 lived 8 months
6. Robert Stephen Hillman 1888 #15715 lived 8 months
7. Thomas Henry Hillman 1890 #36626
3. Clara Ellen Hillman 1881 #19669 - 1919 #15005 aged 38, died at St Kilda, wed 1915 #10004 to Victor Llewellyn Trotman 1887 #6142 - 1947 #5391 aged 60, 1 child Geo Thos Trotman 1917 #3002
Victor Llewellyn Trotman wed 1920 #13044 to Elizth Rachel Bowles 1890 - 1974 #22195 aged 84, died at St Kilda
4. May Hillman 1883 #26530 wed 1905 #1355 to Harvey Isaac James

Charles Hills

Charles Hills came c1854 with Emma Fryer
2 Children 1. Charles William Hills 1855 #354
2. Catherine Louisa Hills 1857 #13146
2. Catherine Louisa Hills 1857 #13146 wed 1878 #4071 to William John Bryant


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