Author Topic: HILLMANs of West Grinstead and Steyning  (Read 1217 times)

Offline alan_t

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HILLMANs of West Grinstead and Steyning
« on: Thursday 26 August 10 12:43 BST (UK) »
Hi there.

I'm looking to find out about my wife's ancestors, the HILLMANs.

Specifically, I'm looking for Chesman Hillman born abt 1749 in West Grinstead.  I'm looking for his parents / antecedants.

We believe Chesman Hillman married a Mary in Steyning, West Sussex, but we cannot find an official reference for this or Mary's maiden name.  Hence,we cannot find her parents.  We're assuming she was a local girl.

Their daughter Phoebe, was baptised in Steyning.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Alan

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Re: HILLMANs of West Grinstead and Steyning
« Reply #1 on: Friday 27 August 10 18:26 BST (UK) »
Hello Alan

Their are a few at East Grinstead which is in Sussex as is Steyning  :o and not Essex but I don't see a Chesman but the site may assist your cause?

Go to England batch numbers towards top centre of page

http://nzsghamilton.co.nz/england.htm

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Re: HILLMANs of West Grinstead and Steyning
« Reply #2 on: Friday 27 August 10 18:39 BST (UK) »
Hi
I will move this to Sussex.  West Grinstead is not that near to East so that may be a red herring.   There are lots of Hillman entries there and in Steying though.  There is no marriage for a Chesman Hillman on the Sussex Marriage Index.  When was Phoebe baptised?  How do you have 1749 as the dob for Chesman?
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Andrea
Edit - clicking on the batch number on the IGI entry for Phoebe brings up two other daughters Jane and Betty in 1777 and 1779 and variants on Chesham's name which may help.


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Re: HILLMANs of West Grinstead and Steyning
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 August 10 08:12 BST (UK) »
Also see http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,478596.0.html where I found baptism of Chesman

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Re: HILLMANs of West Grinstead and Steyning
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 August 10 08:33 BST (UK) »
Thanks Kerry.  Will lock this one to avoid further duplication.
Andrea