Yes, this is helpful information! We are definitely connected by our common ancestor, Thomas Martin Illden Tilby.
I live outside of Vancouver BC, so not far from where you are. In fact, we have vacationed in Port Townsend before and love that whole area.
I can send you an email of two family reports I have put together. One is what I have on the Tweedie family, including most of what you have provided. The other is on the Tilby family and likely more than you’ll ever want to know about that branch of the family. I also will send you a copy of a portrait of Eliza Norris Tilby (nee Cockrell) who is Emma Henrietta Tilby’s mother.
In return I would only hope that you might be able to share whatever other information you may have on your great grandparents, Emma and Archibald. Do you have photos of them? Do you have a photo of Thomas Martin Illden Tilby!?? Or, know of anyone who might?
I will also send you an invite to a free, shared website I have started on the Tilby name. I’m afraid it is very much dedicated to the Tilby surname, but you may find it of some interest.
You can reach me by email at :
(it's all one line - I've just broken it up to avoid junk mail)