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Family of Henry James HILLIER

Partner: Henry James HILLIER ( - )
Partner: (unknown)
Children: Mirabel Dorothy HILLIER (1891-1980)
Beatrice HILLIER (1895- )

Partner: Henry James HILLIER

Name: Henry James HILLIER
Sex: Male
Father: James HILLIER (1844- )
Mother: -

Child 1: Mirabel Dorothy HILLIER

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Mirabel Dorothy HILLIER

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Mirabel Dorothy HILLIER

Name: Mirabel Dorothy HILLIER
Sex: Female
Spouse: Arthur R. TOPHAM ( - )
Birth 1891
Death 2 Jun 1980 (age 88-89)

Child 2: Beatrice HILLIER

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Beatrice HILLIER

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Beatrice HILLIER

Name: Beatrice HILLIER
Sex: Female
Birth 1895

Note on Husband: Henry James HILLIER

Albert) Stan Hillier's grandfather Robert had an older brother James, whose son, Henry James Hillier, appears to have been an actor and theatre manager. I wondered if you might have further info on him and his family, with your interest in this area and insider knowledege! What I have been told of the family so far.........

 

In the 1901 census, Hal, Nellie Cedric, and Mirabel, ages all correct and birthplaces correct, have the surname HOPE and are boarders in West Ham; Hal is described as an actor - is HOPE his stage name?

 

In the 1911 census, Henry James HILLIER and Nellie were living in Walthamstow, he was doing leather work, she was a theatre housekeeper, daughter Mirabel HILLIER (born c1891, Kensington) and her sister Beatrice W HILLIER (born c1895) were actresses.

 

Henry James HILLIER was manager of the Haymarket Theatre in 1922; Mirabel Dorothy HILLIER married Arthur R TOPHAM in 1922

 

Arthur TOPHAM was connected with steeple chasing, and they both owned and managed Aintree Racetrack for 40 years

 

Mirabel TOPHAM died 2/06/19801

Sources

1Sue Crisp, "Email from Sue Crisp to Graham Hoadly 16th February 2003".
Graham Hoadly.