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Borough on the Neshaminy Creek, originally part of southwestern Middletown Township until 1872.  First Name was Milford and then DeHoulme for the Hulme, which is of Normal origin, family.  George Hulme arrived about 1700 from Tillston Cheshire.

Hulmeville's original name was Milford.

Built on the left bank of the Neshaminy. Namesake: John Hulme, he settled in 1795 and died in 1817 Site was covered by Penn's grant to Henry Paulin, Henry Paxson and William Carter Incorporated into a borough in 1872

Episcopal founded 1831, formerly St. James Bristol Methodist 1844 Cemetery is located on the south bank of the Neshaminy

Principal subscribers, Reverend George W. Ridgely, George Harrison, Elizabeth and Hannah Gill, Esther Rodman.

 

 I attended school at Hulmeville Elementary which is now a day care center. The school bus would drive up my driveway to pick me up. Hulmeville is on the Neshaminy creek down Bellevue Avenue from Penndel (South Langhorne). Some of the creek side residences flood and often can not be re built. Beechwood Cemetery is across the Neshaminy up on a hill overlooking the town. Joseph Canby is buried there along with other familiar names to the area. The original mill is still there and I believe is still being used as a flea market or antique business. The town has not really changed much in the last 50 years, due in most part, because of it's location. It is in a hollow of sorts.

Hulmeville Methodist Church Hulmeville Elementary School
   
Dec 18 Hulmeville Happenings 1902 BC Gazette
   

A birthday surprise party was tendered Mr. and Mrs. James Praul, on Monday evening. About seventy relatives and friends including the members of the Ladies Aid of the Neshaminy M.E, Church enjoyed the occasion.  The evening was spent playing games of various kinds, music and singing.  After enjoying a bountiful repast the guest returned homeward, after widhing Mr. and Mrs. Praul many happy birthdays.  Those present were:

Mr. and Mrs. James Praul, Miss Ethel Praul, A.J. Brown, Mr and Mrs. Jackson Brown Mrs. And Mrs. J.W. Martindell Mr. and Mrs. David O. Praul Rev. Mr. and Mrs. McBeth and son Elwood Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Praul, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Vansant Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Martindell, Mr. and Mrs E. McEwlee Mrs. Carson Mrs. William Harrison Mrs. Laura V. Kirk Mr. and Mrs. James P. Hellings Mr. and Mrs. George Reed Mrs. And Mrs. John Benner Mr. and Mrs. James Vansant, Jr., Mrs Edwin Henry

Mr. and Mrs. David Brelsford, Miss Nellie Praul Miss Lucy Vansant Miss Marty Stradling Miss Mabel Brown Miss Clara Hellings Miss Edna Hellings Miss Ada Brown Miss Iona Brown Miss Clare Conner Master Clarence Brown Master Lester Martindell David O. Allen John Digman William Digman M. Digman

 

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