This website uses cookies to help us make this website better. To find out more, see our privacy policy.

Richard Hilder

Richard Hilder, Rye, East Sussex

Below are all messages posted from Richard Hilder ...

Hilder's Cliff

2nd August 2007

Richard Hilder:

Having only just found your query, it is probable that it was answered long ago!

We are not sure of the precise history of the name "Hilder's Cliff" but it is certain that it was named after some significant event concerning a member of the Hilder family - maybe the local Rye town historian (at the Council, Museum or other Records Office) can give a definitive answer.

To you 2nd question, we can state that the name "Hilder" is a well-known and lomng established family name/Surname in East Sussex. We have numerous records on our family tree of members of the Hilder family going back over 500 years. Amongst those thereon, there were several branches of the family living in Rye over a period of some 200 years or so, although most of the family were based further west in the County.

... reply to this message