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Re: Heyliger

Posted: 7 Sep 2011 9:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Heyliger, Heiliger, Moore
There are many, many resources for you to check. Or, if you do not want to do your own research, then many others are willing to share what they have. You could contact the many people who have posted family trees on with your couple on them. Search "Public Member Trees" and put "St. Croix, DWI" in the additional box. Also easy is to download the Heyliger info on Svend Holsoe's site. The Heyligers are mentioned in Hugo Ryberg's A List of the Names of Inhabitants, Danish West Indian Islands, 1650-ca 1825 viewable online at If you can locate microfilms of wills, that may provide information on siblings and/or progeny. There is also much info on the Danish Archives web site that may lead you to other sources. I would also suggest doing an advanced search on Google Books, with "full view only" selected, for "Heyliger + Moore + Eustatius." Then use Google Translate if that returns any old sources in Danish or Dutch. Alternate spellings of the surname (Heiliger is one) will bear searching as well. Another renowned source, Westergaard's The Danish West Indies Under Company Rule, also on Google Books, points out that Peter Heiliger, who had been governor of St. Eustatius, and brothers came from St. Eustatius to St. Croix, where they had numerous plantations and held many slaves. In addition, a search of "Heyliger + Moore" turns up this book which indicates William Moore had purchased a plantation of Abraham Heyliger in 1791. This is not an indication that this William Moore is the same as yours, but it may bear further investigation. The book is at:

Hope this is helpful and not too overwhelming. Best wishes on your hunt.
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