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HISTORY OF HILLINGDON RANCH

The ranch was founded by Alfred Giles. Giles was raised near Hillingdon, Middlesex, England. He moved to Texas in 1873 for the climate after a bout with rheumatic fever. In 1876, Giles established a thriving architectural firm in San Antonio. In 1885 he partnered with his brother-in-law and began buying land near Comfort. Soon, Hillingdon Ranch, named for Giles’ native homeland, consisted of more than 13,000 acres.

"The Boss" - Alfred Giles (1890) Hillingdon Ranch 1890 Hillingdon Ranch 2013
"The Boss" - Alfred Giles (1890) Hillingdon Ranch (1890) Hillingdon Ranch (2013)
     
Hillingdon Ranch remains a working ranch today.

It is operated by Robin Giles (grandson of Alfred Giles); his wife, Carol; their son, Grant; and Grant’s wife, Misty.
   
Robin & Carol Grant & Misty
   

Today there are some 250 heirs to the Hillingdon estate.

   

Family Gathering 2011

 

Thanksgiving 2012

 

Family Wedding

 
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