I am currently interested in the Hill family from Tortola, who later on
moved to St. John.
Abraham Chalwill owned a plantation on Tortola with several hundreds of slaves, and in 1819, when he dies, he wills most of it, if not all, to his five children, all born on Tortola:
Elizabeth Martin Hill, later Felrus & Trumbull born 17 Nov. 1792
Ruth Ann Hill born 9 May 1796,
Henry Jennings Hill born 10 June 1798
George Hill born 10 July 1802
Mary Hill born 6 Feb. 1804
I know that the children owned Estate Monsbury and Vaniniberg on St. John in 1835, and that it later was renamed Abraham's Fancy, and in their possession for many years.
I am particularly interested in Ruth Ann Hill, as a child in 1831, named Ann Jane only 5 weeks old, and by birth belonged to her. I have reason to
believe that Ann Jane was my GGGG-grandmother. But, any information on this family would be of interest and great appreciation.
Also, I will be visiting the USVI and Tortola in Jan. 2003. Can someone
help me with the physical address to the archive on Tortola? Maybe a finding aid?
I have a list of children baptised on St. Thomas, 1822-1826, that I have found in the Bishops Archive at the provincial archive in Copenhagen. There are about 400 entries and a few from St. John. I will gladly forward this list to anybody of interest.
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