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frances
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Cumberland Hill

Post by frances » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:51 pm

In the archives of Corstorphine Trust there is a letter from Cumberland Hill asking for a small sum of money from The Corstorphine Friendly Society.

Cumberland along with his wife was intending to set sail for The Cape of Good Hope to stay with his son(I think he was also called Cumberland)

At the time of writing the letter Cumberland was about 73 years old .

I would love to find out if indeed Cumberland arrived in the colony, any information would be appreciated.

Frances Macrae
searching for macrae family Black Isle/ Invernessshire

Kelly/Kelley/Burns family -Ireland /Lanarkshire/Edinburgh

Currie
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Post by Currie » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:10 am

Hello Frances,

This is the item you’ve referred to.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/legacies/immig_emi ... le_1.shtml

Have you seen this 2003 Rootsweb post regarding Cumberland’s family in South Africa?
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/SO ... 1044749765

And her other post (not sure they’re linked)
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/SO ... 1048321713

The Hill family gets a mention in this book. I’ve no idea how much info is in the book but probably mainly to do with son John.
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=dn4hAAAAMAAJ

British Residents at the Cape, 1795-1819: Biographical Records of 4800 Pioneers
by Peter Philip - Biography & Autobiography - 1981 - 484 pages Page 179
HILL, John, born 25.2.00 Edinburgh, 2nd child of Cumberland Hill t Agnes Cunningham. 26.6.17 arr. Cape Town. ... No preview available

Hope this helps,
Alan

frances
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Post by frances » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:36 pm

Thank you for the links Alan.I will have a look at them later today.

Kind Regards

Frances :D
searching for macrae family Black Isle/ Invernessshire

Kelly/Kelley/Burns family -Ireland /Lanarkshire/Edinburgh

Beachcomber
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Re: Cumberland Hill 1778

Post by Beachcomber » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:56 pm

Hello and a big thank you =D> to all who posted info/links etc. for Cumberland & Agnes Hill. Myself and cousin have been researching this line for
a few months, my 5 x G Grandfather was John Hill, born 1777 and was Cumberlands younger Brother.
John Hill's occ. was a Seaman he died c 1841 in Edinburgh.

I'm in contact with a descendent of Cumberland in South Africa.

Thank you all again.

Beachcomber - Edinburgh

Currie
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Re: Cumberland Hill

Post by Currie » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:44 am

Hello Beachcomber and welcome to TalkingScot.

I had a bit of a fossick around to see if I could find anything else but didn’t do any good.

The best of luck with your research. If you get stuck don’t forget that there are people on this forum who will do their very best to help.

Alan

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