Note -another very informative web page on the Hilchey/Prest family I recently

                                            came across it is worth a visit for more information.

            Enjoy- Sandra Scott Cook Feb 2011.







                                  Jacob Ueltschi- Ida Anna Hilchey Scott Ancestors


                                   The Ueltschi side of our family came from Switzerland.                       

                                   The Swiss cross on a red field ultimately derives from a similar banner of the Holy Roman Empire, and thus has strong Christian connotations.

                                                          The Swiss flag traditionally stands for freedom, honour and fidelity.

                                                           (The motto "Honor et Fidelitas" was inscribed on the cross of several Swiss mercenary flags of the 18th century.)

                                                          In modern times, through association with consistent Swiss policy, the flag has also come to denote neutrality, democracy, peace and refuge.





                                                Ueltschi, Hilchey Family Crest     Bern,Switzerland Flag   Oberwil,Switzerland,Flag

Description of the Bern flag- Gules, on a bend or, a bear passant sable, langued, armed and vilene' of the field. On a red field a yellow

diagonal band charged with a black bear walking upwards toward the hoist. It is important to note that the official "blazon"

specifies that the tongue, claws and penis are red -- and by extension it is important to always depict the bear as male
Symbolism of the flag- The bear is one of the oldest religious and totemistic symbols. It dominated Switzerland in prehistoric times, and although now extinct is still considered the king of beasts in the region. The city of Bern maintains to this day a bear pit to perpetuate the symbolism of its name, but the bears are imported. The red and yellow field are thought to have come from the Holy Roman Empire battle flag, which was "per pale gules and or" (divided vertically red and yellow). Symbolism of the flag
The population of the canton is predominantly Protestant and German-speaking Bern or Berne the capital, is also the capital of Switzerland.




In 1749 the city of Halifax, N.S. was founded. British settlers were not attracted to this rugged frontier town, fearing the French and the Mi kmaq.

The British Government developed a plan to further foil the French in Louisburg and attract settlers. John Dick, a Scots merchant was hired to recruit

Protestant settlers from Switzerland, a number of German states, the tiny country of Montbeliard (now part of France) and other areas.                                                                 

                                                                From 1750 - 1752, 3000 of these industrious people were lured to N.S. by the promise of free land, food, tools, and religious freedom. They became known as The Foreign Protestants.                                                                     

In June, 1753 a large group of these individuals arrived in Lunenburg, N.S. to further develop British Settlement. Between the years 1750 and 1752, over 2000

"Foreign Protestants" arrived in Nova Scotia on the following ships: Aldernay (1750), Nancy (1750), Ann (1750), Speedwell (1751/1752),

Gale (1751/1752), Pearl (1751/1752), Murdoch (1751), Betty (1752) and Sally (1752). Shipboard conditionswere difficult and voyages were lengthy,

 yet the majority survived the journey.

 It is believed that Jacob Uelsche and Family came on the Alderney or Nancy to Halifax (1750).

Ship: Alderney
Date: May - August 1750
Departing: London
Arriving: Halifax
Ship Master: Pendcock Neal
Ship Type:

Size: 504 tons


                                                         I got majority of the information on the Ueltschi, Hilchey family from Rose McLanahan who is connected to the Lunenburg Genweb

                                           and  some from Kelly Smith from Musquodoboit Harbour.

                                           Many dates were added too or verified by me(Sandra Scott Cook) from www.novascotiagenealogy.com



                                           I started with David Ueltschi, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750 with his father Jacob Ueltschi and family, however this family

                                           can be traced back several more generations starting with:


Jacob UELTSCHI Birth: 1560 in Oberwil, Kanton Bern, Switzerland

Married: ABT 1580 Adelheid SCHUMACHER  Birth: 1560 in Oberwil, Kanton Bern, Switzerland Death: 1671,


they had 9 children including our-


Jacob UELTSCHI   Birth: 1583-85 in Oberwil, Kanton Bern, Switzerland Christening: 1585 Oberwil, Kanton Bern, Switzerland


Married: 1607 in Oberwil, Kanton Bern, Switzerland

Anna Verena ANDRIST Birth: 1585 in Oberwil, Kanton Bern, Switzerland they had 8 children including our


Jacob UELTSCHI  Birth: 1612 in Oberwil, Wustenbach, Switzerland Christening: 1612 Oberwil, Kanton Bern, Switzerland 

Death: 1671 in Hubbach

Married: 1629 in Erlenbach, Simmental, Kanton Berne, Switzerland

to Madalena ABBUHL   Birth: ABT 1613 Christening: 1613 Oberwil, Kanton Bern, Switzerland

Death: 1672 Burial: 1672 they had 15 children including our


Beatus UELTSCHI  Birth: 1646 in Oberwil, Wustenbach, Switzerland Christening: 1646 Death: 1728

Married: 1674

Margret ESCHLER in Oberwil, Kanton Bern, Switzerland they had 5 children including our


Jacob UELTSCHI  Birth: 1692 Christening: 1692 Kanton Bern Switzerland  Death: 1753 in Nova Scotia

Married: 1726

Margret SULLINGER  they had 5 children including our David Ueltschi.










1.         David Ueltschi, (5Jacob, 4Beatus, 3Jacob,2 Jacob,1 Jacob) born 1739 in Oberwil,Wustenbach, Switzerland.  Family Came to Canada

                                                       about 1750 landing in Halifax and very soon to Lunenburg NS.

I assume the name changed after coming to Canada. Looks like the family moved to Popes Harbour before 1791. As the last couple of children were born there.


He married 1769 in Lunenburg Sophia Wuest, daughter of (Johann Wendel WUEST  Birth: 1721 in

Eschollbrucken, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany,  died 1811 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

and Maria Apollonia EWALD Birth: 1724 in Osthofen, Germany). Sophia was born 1749 Sophia died in Lunenburg, NS.



                                                                                                                                                                i               David Hilchey, born 1770 in Lunenburg, NS, died 1851.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Catherine Young.


                                                                                                                                                                ii              Sophia Hilchey, born 1773 in Lunenburg, NS, died 1775 in Dutch Reform Church Lunenburg, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                iii             Catherine Hilchey, born 1775 in Lunenburg, NS, died 1775 in Dutch Reform Church Lunenburg, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                iv             Jacob Hilchey, born 1776 in Lunenburg, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                v              Mary Magdalena Hilchey, born 1780 in Lunenburg, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                vi             John Wendel Hilchey, born 1783.

                                                                                                                                                                vii            John Valentine Hilchey, born 1786 in Lunenburg, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Letitia Rupert, 1814, born 1791 in Owls Hill,.


                                                                                                                                                                viii           William Hilchey, born 1788 in NS.

                                                                                                                                                2.             ix             Hannah Sophia Hilchey b. 1791.

                                                                                                                                                3.             x              George Hilchey b. 1793.



Second Generation


2.         Hannah Sophia Hilchey, (6. David,  5.Jacob, 4.Beatus, 3.Jacob, 2. Jacob, 1. Jacob) born 1791 in Popes Harbour, NS,

 died Jan 09, 1864 in Spry Harbour, NS, buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Popes Harbour, NS.


                                                                                                                                                She married Isaac Prest, 1808 in St. Paul’s Church, Halifax NS, born 1786 in Liverpool, England.

                                                                                                                Buried Pioneer Cemetery, Pope's Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada  Isaac: Marriage Bond 1809. May have lived in Blackburn, England.

                                                                                                                 Immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia around 1800. Enlisted in the Halifax Militia, 15th Battalion at age 27 5'7 1/2", light hair, eyes & complexion


                                                                         Note I found online do not know if factual-“Sir Isaac Henry Prest Sex: M Birth: 1786 in Liverpool, England

                                                                                                                                                         Death: in Pope's Harbor, Halifax. Nova Scotia Prov. Canada

                                                                                                                                                         Isaac Priest Birthdate puts him as a possible Father to David David's first son

                                                                                                                   was named Henry ... and David supposedly stayed in canada





                                                                                                                                                4.             i               Isaac Jacob Prest b. 1820.


3.         George Hilchey, (6.David, 5Jacob, 4Beatus, 3Jacob, 2 Jacob,1 Jacob) born 1793 in Popes Harbour,NS, died July 17, 1871of

                                                                Apoplexy in Spry Harbour, NS. Reported Margaret Hilchey(wife)


                                                   He married Catherine Margaret Ann Shellnutt, 1820 in Halifax, Halifax Co, NS, born 1801 
                                                                                                                                                            baptized: St. George's Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia; 
                                                                                                                                                            died 1880 of Apoplexy (stroke); buried: Spry Harbour Anglican Cemetery, Spry Harbour, Nova Scotia in Ship Harbour, NS,.  
                                                                                                                                                            Catherine: Marriage bond dated Jan 06, 1820.; George- Fought with Wellington at the Battle Of  Waterloo, June 18, 1815.




                                                                                                                                                                                i               William John Hilchey, born 1821 in Spry Harbour, NS, died 1889.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Rachel Newcomb, 1843 in Popes Harbour, NS, born 1823 in Popes Harbour, NS.


                                                                                                                                                                                ii              Elizabeth Mary Hilchey, born 1822 in Popes Harbour, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married James Edward Cameron, 1839 in Halifax, NS, born 1811 in Popes Harbour, NS.


                                                                                                                                                                                iii             Margaret Ann Hilchey, born 1823 in Popes Harbour, NS, died 1903.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married (1) Thomas Gaspar Gerrard, 1841 in St. Georges, Halifax NS, born 1813 in Gerrards Island, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married (2) George Alexander Leslie, 1847 in Spry Harbour, NS, born 1816.


                                                                                                                                                                                iv             Hannah Sophia Hilchey, born 1825 in Popes Harbour, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married George Prest, born 1829.


                                                                                                                                                                                v              George Henry Hilchey, born 1826 in Popes Harbour, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Eliza Ann unknown, 1853 in Beavers Harbour, NS, born 1828.


                                                                                                                                                                                vi             Isabella Elizabeth Hilchey, born 1828 in Popes Harbour, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married Alexander Jackson, 1850 in Popes Harbour, NS, born 1828.


                                                                                                                                                                                vii            Caroline Barbara Hilchey, born 1830 in Popes Harbour, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married John Myers, 1851 in Popes Harbour, NS, born 1826.


                                                                                                                                                                                viii           Peter John Hilchey, born 1833 in Popes Harbour, NS, died 1854.


                                                                                                                                                                                ix             Hannah Sophia Hilchey, born 1834 in Popes Harbour, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married William MacMillan, 1864 in Tangier, NS, born 1842.


                                                                                                                                                                                x              Isaac Martin Hilchey, born 1836 in Popes Harbour, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Joan Hartling, 1865, born 1844.


                                                                                                                                                                                xi             James Henry Hilchey, born 1839 in Popes Harbour, NS, died 1914 in Carbou Gold Mines,NS,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          buried in Hillcrest Cemetry, Upper Musquodoboit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Mary Elizabeth Lawlor, 1868 in Dartmouth, NS, born 1847 in Tangier, NS,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 died 1926 in Carbou Gold Mines, NS.


                                                                                                                                                                                xii            Miltida Ann Hilchey, born 1841 in Spry Harbour, NS, died 1905 in Mooseland, NS,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          buried St. Thomas Church Yard, Mooseland.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married Martin B. Prest, 1868 in Spry Harbour, NS, born 1840 in Spry Harbour, NS, died 1900.


                                                                                                                                                                5.             xiii           Thomas Henry Hilchey b. 1844.


                                                                                                                                                                                xiv           Albert Hilchey, born 1846 in Popes Harbour, NS, died 1923, buried in Higginsville Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Esther Vance Henry, 1868 in Spry Harbour, NS, born 1843, died 1917.


                                                                                                                                                                                xv            George Alford Hilchey, born 1845, died 1851.





Third Generation


4.         Isaac Jacob Prest, (7.Hannah2, 6.David, 5Jacob, 4Beatus, 3Jacob,2 Jacob,1 Jacob) born 1820 in Popes Harbour,

                                                                                        christened 1821 St. George's, Halifax, Nova Scotia NS, died 1883 in Popes Harbour,

                                                                                                                   NS, buried in St. Thomas Church, Mooseland NS. Wooden Cross.

                                                                                                                                                                He married Mary Ann Leslie, 1845, born 1820 in Liverpool, NS, (daughter of John Leslie and Mary Welsh)

                                                                                                                                                                                died July 28,1913 in Mooseland, NS. Marker Wooden Cross.



                                                                        Death record Mary Ann Leslie Prest                                  Hilchey Cemetery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pope's Harbour, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2min walk from  Highway #7 Pope's Harbour

                         Established: approx. 1790

                         Gravestones: 10

                         Oldest: approx. 1790

                         Newest: approx. 1800








                                                                                                                                                                                6.             i               Mary Ellen Prest b. 1847.



5.         Thomas Henry Hilchey, (7.George2, 6.David, 5.Jacob, 4.Beatus, 3.Jacob,2. Jacob,1. Jacob) born May 22, 1843

                                           in Popes Harbour, NS, died March 12, 1925 in Stewiacke, NS. 

                                                                             Note: Thomas Henry Hilchey married His Aunt Hannah Sophia's Granddaughter. Thomas' father George and Hannah Sophia were brother and sister.

                                                                                                                                                Thomas' wife Mary Ellen’s grandmother was Hannah Sophia. So Thomas married his 1st cousin Isaac Prest's daughter Mary Ellen Prest.

                                                                                                                                                Therefore Thomas and Mary Ellen were Ist cousins once removed??  Some mixed blood here!!!!!!!!.


                                                                                                                                He married Mary Ellen Prest, Feb 08,1868 in Spry Harbour, NS Church of England, born June 06, 1847 in Spry Bay, NS,

                                                                                                                                                                                (daughter of Isaac Jacob Prest and Mary Ann Leslie) died July 31,1924 in Stewiacke, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                Buried Trinity Cemetery Stewiacke

                                                                                                                                                                Note-Marriage record www.novascotiagenealogy.com



                                                                                                                                                                                i               Elzina Hilchey, born May 09,1869 in Spry Harbour, NS, died 1949.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married Alexander Durkshire, June 1,1894, born 1865 in Popes Harbour, NS.


                                                                                                                                                                7.         ii          Ida Anna Hilchey b. Oct 15,1870.


                                                                                                                                                                                iii             Jonathan Ritchie Hilchey, born 1872 in Mooseland, NS, died 1949 in Mooseland, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Buried in St. Thomas Anglican Cemetery in Mooseland. NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Margaret Elizabeth Landsburg, 1902 in Dartmouth, NS, born 1876 in Mooseland, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Died 1953 buried with her husband.


                                                                                                                                                                                iv             Frances Ella Hilchey, born 1876 in Mooseland, NS, died 1918.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married Thomas Fulton Kennedy, born 1879 in Upper Musquodoboit, NS.


                                                                                                                                                                                v              Morris Archibald Hilchey, born Dec 14,1877 in Mooseland, NS, died 1949.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Mildred Hancock Nov 15, 1913, born 1878 in Mooseland, NS.


                                                                                                                                                                                vi             Henry Cumminger Hilchey, born Sep 25, 1879 in Mooseland, NS, died 1955,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                buried in St Thomas Anglican Church, Mooseland.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Annie Robison Hartling, born 1874 in Mooseland, NS, died 1952.


                                                                                                                                                                                vii            Luvilla Nancy Hilchey, born Aug 15,1882 in Mooseland, NS, died 1968.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married Elmer Wilson Milne, June 29,1903, born 1878 in Mooseland, NS.


                                                                                                                                                                                viii           Levi Leander Hilchey, born 1883 in Mooseland, NS, died 1935.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Anna Jeanette Ferguson Dec 05, 1904, born 1883, died 1978.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Notes-Marriage record states that Levi Leander age 40(born 1864?)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                parents David and Agnes not Thomas and Mary Ellen? Also born

                                                                                                                                                                                                                In  Jedore  West not Moosland.


                                                                                                                                                                                ix             Hiram Eldon Bayne Hilchey, born May 15, 1886 in Mooseland, NS.  Died Jan 18, 1977

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                buried St. Johns Anglian , NS Age 90

                                                                                                                                                                                 I remember  Bayne had a wooden leg and used to take it off before he went to bed.

                                                                                                                                    I know he used to sometimes visit and stay overnight at Grampy’s. As kids

                                                                                                                                    We were fascinated with this.


                                                                                                                                                Picture of Uncle Bayne taken 1970 at Grammy and Grampy’s Scott 50th anniversary Age 84.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                He married Lucelle Winnifred McLeod, Jan 14,1914, born 1883-1890 in Mooseland,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 NS. Died April 02, 1968 buried St. Johns Anglian, NS Age 85


                                                                                                                                                                                x              Charlotte Elmira Hilchey, born 1888 in Mooseland, NS, died 1975.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married (1) Albert Edgar Hilchey, 1916, born 1877 in Halifax, NS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married (2) Edgar Earl Cameron.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                She married (3) Alex Hilchey, born 1877.



Fourth Generation


                                                          6.       Mary Ellen Prest, (8.Isaac, 7.Hannah, 6.David, 5.Jacob, 4.Beatus, 3.Jacob,2. Jacob,1. Jacob) (See marriage to number 5.)



7.      Ida Anna Hilchey, (8.Thomas, 7.George, 6.David, 5. Jacob, 4. Beatus, 3. Jacob,2. Jacob,1. Jacob) born Oct 15,1870 in Spry Bay, NS, died May 17, 1912 in Musquodoboit, buried in Hillside Cemetery, Musquodoboit, NS. 

                  Died Age 42 of stomach cancer. The 1901 census states Ida born Oct 15, 1871. Age 29. Census was taken in March of 1901.




                                                                                                                                              She married William John Scott, Nov 25, 1889, born June 21,1866 in Murchyville, NS, (son of James Scott and Rachel McMullen) died 1938 in Hillside Cemetery, Musquodoboit, NS.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

See Scott Family History for Continued Decendents.