Could Bernard also be Leonard Hamill? As I was researching the Hamill line I found Leonard (Bernard) Hamill. I was unable to trace back farther then that. If it is the same person he had a son named Herbert Hamill Who was my grandmother's father or granfather. Not sure which If you can confirm that this is the same person or the same family line please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be more than happy to share any info i have on the Hamill family.