Guernsey Butchers : Hillier


William Hillier originated from Shaftebury in Dorset and married his wife Jane Lovell before they emigrated to Guernsey in about 1831. Their eldest son, Frank, was born in Shaftesbury - the rest of their children were born in the island. The name is also occasionally spelled Hellier.

George Edward Lear Hillier abt 1900
(with thanks to Lynda Schroder)

At least three of their children entered the meat trade. In the 1881 Census, Agnes, Susan and her husband Joseph Yearsley, and their son George were all described as butchers. George HILLIER (pictured above) held his own market stall in 1891.


William HILLIER ( 1806 - ? ) m Jane LOVELL ( 1809 - ? )

Those in bold were butchers

Earliest Mention in Guernsey



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