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Samuel HILTON in Jamaica circa 1790-1838
« on: Sunday 24 February 13 09:08 GMT (UK) »
I have several scraps of info about Samuel HILTON taken fully from the internet. There are other posts on Rootschat about this family that I have posted but this is a separate angle to my enquiry as it is in a different country.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,617875.msg4668370.html#msg4668370

I know he was involved with the Jamaican post office (ran it? or a deputy?)  there and also with the Barrett-Browning family's plantation in some way (legal business?)

Addition:  I have just reread the Slave Registers and Emily McFatter (his mistress? wife?) was owned by Samuel Barrett at Cinnamon Hill plantation but was considered free. However her owner dallied with signing her manumission! This was the plantation owned by the Barretts, relations of Elisabeth Barrett Browning

He had a Jamaican wife? or mistress? called Emily or Amelia McFatter or Mc Father. He had at least 3 daughters by her, who all married into English middle-class families:

Sarah who married Henry FENWICK a Liverpool laywer in 1852, lived in LANCS Staines and Wales
Margaret who married Thomas GARDINER a clergyman in 1834, lived in Stanley St Anne's LANCS
Ann who married Charles BOULTBEE a surgeon in 1822 died 1829 in CAMBS.

Also 2 other daughters
Mary died young and unmarried in Cambs. 1830- don't know of her mother
Another Sarah who died in 1822 in Cambs. Don't know of her mother either.

In 1834/5 he settled a property and goods  in Jamaica on Emily McFatter and Margaret reputed daughter of Samuel Hilton by Emily McFatter, witnessed by the Mayor of Liverpool, England. According to the slave registers online Emily and Margaret were given their freedom by manumission. Emily was a "quadroon" as they called them in those days. (Hope I do not offend by quoting this term written so long ago)

During his time in England the family were friendly with the family of Adam CLIFF, witnessed marriages appeared at baptisms. The CLIFF were wealthy Liverpool merchants engaged in trade with Jamaica, possibly Samuel worked for the CLIFF's?

Does anyone know of this families time in Jamaica? The girls said they were born in Montego Bay Jamaica 1799-1829 approx.

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Re: Samuel HILTON in Jamaica circa 1790-1838
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 April 20 12:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Gen,

I am chasing info on Samuel Hilton too and most particularly his wife/mistress Milly McFatter who is my GGGG grandmother, via Margaret Hilton her daughter and Frances Maria her granddaughter.
I am assuming that since you are chasing them down we are related distantly?
Best wishes from your distant cousin!
Marylou5

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Re: Samuel HILTON in Jamaica circa 1790-1838
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 April 20 15:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Marylou

I amassed a huge amount of information when I was following the trail of Henry Fenwick who married Sarah Hilton, daughter of Samuel.

I thought Henry Fenwick was related to my Northumbrian Fenwicks but I haven't found a link so far.

However, the Hilton story was so interesting I've carried on researching to this day as new info comes online.

Another descendant contacted me several years ago, she is a descendant of Sarah Hilton too.

Do you have Samuel's will?

After you have posted here 3 times I can send you more info privately.

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Re: Samuel HILTON in Jamaica circa 1790-1838
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 April 20 11:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Gen,
Thank you for your reply. In that case we are unrelated (sad). I am very much a beginner in the genealogy tracing game but I do have a good idea of the Melville family tree, my direct ancestry.

No, I don't have a copy of Samuel Hilton's will, it was something that I hoped to find. If you could.send.me.aa copy later when I have fulfilled the necessary posting criteria I would be very grateful.

You can imagine my surprise when I discovered that one of my ancestors had been a slave. Absolutely fascinating. Any help you can give me would be much appreciated.
Marylou.

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Re: Samuel HILTON in Jamaica circa 1790-1838
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 May 20 20:18 BST (UK) »
Mary Lou
Samuel Hilton's will:
From the archive search room at Preston LANCS:

The will of Samuel Hilton dated 20/4/1839 (reference WCW) states the following executors: Margaret Gardner (formerly Maynard-Hilton), William Cliff and Adam Cliff. It also states the following beneficiaries: Margaret Hilton, Sarah Hilton (living in Jamaica) and Charles Hilton Boultree. As the original will was made in 1834 and completed in 1839, it may be assumed that Margaret was married in this period.

I have so much info, it would be easier for me if you ask questions and I answer them, if I can.

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Re: Samuel HILTON in Jamaica circa 1790-1838
« Reply #5 on: Monday 11 May 20 12:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Gen,
Thanks for the information. Do you have a photocopy of the will and probate documents? I'd love to see them.
Do you know where the name Maynard comes from? I have the GRO reference for Margaret's marriage, for 23rd September 1834. Let me know if you want  it. I will order a copy of the certificate when I can afford it. I have seen Frances' certificate.
Do you have a timeline for Samuel Hilton? Do you know where he was born, who his parents were?
I have a million questions- you have let yourself in for a lot of correspondence here! If you have any more info on Milly McFatter I'd love to see it.

Thank you for your help.
Marylou x

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Re: Samuel HILTON in Jamaica circa 1790-1838
« Reply #6 on: Monday 11 May 20 21:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Marylou

I have sent you a personal message via Rootschat.

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UK - Northumberland, County Durham: ANDERSON,   DODD(S), EDWARDS, ELLIOTT/ELLET, FENWICK, GREY/GRAY, HINDMARCH and variants, JORDAN, MOORE, MURRAY, RYDER-TURNER, SPARK(E)(S), STEWART, TILLEY, WATSON,
Sheffield: TURNER
Middlesex: RYDER
<br />Aberdeenshire: EDWARDS, BRODIE<br />Angus STEWART, DIXON, PETRIE