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)
Hillingdon Ranch remains a working ranch
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