The Hamil family of Kent County, Ontario, Canada came from Ireland in 1831. I was able to get that information from the Commemorative Biographical Record through the help of a gentleman living in Canada and helping check records for those who inquired. He was very helpful and copied information and emailed to me. But that was in 2001. I don't know if he is still doing the same. I don't have a lot of time to work on ancestry at this point in my life, but I am willing to share information that I have obtained. Through research, we were able to get most of the pertinent information we needed. Although I still have a question as to whether Daniel Hamil, who came from Ireland with Joseph Hamil(our direct ancestor) was Joseph's brother or his father. I don't know about the 1846-1851 arrival in New York. Could be a different part of the family???