Hi Willem: At first blush I would say probably not... (but most likely related in some way--guessing.. maybe John Hill is a nephew of Edward?).According to "Hub of the Rideau" - an excellent book by Author Susan WarrenISBN 0-9682991-0-5... Susan lists:
"Topping, John Hill c 1814>? Born in Ireland Religion: Methodist Occupation: Farmer Arrived in South Crosby c 1835 Settled on Lot 23 Con 1 Wife: Eliza Murphy c 1826-1906 Known children: Nassau, Charlotte, Mary Ann, Deborah and Harriet, Elizabeth, Emily, George Goodson
Topping Edward 1790-1859 Born in County Down, Ireland, emigrated to Upper Canada in 1816 Religion: Anglican Occupation: Farmer Arrived in South Crosby abt. 1825 Settled on Lot 14 Conc. 1 Wife: Jane Canning 1792-1862 Known children: William, Maria, Jane, Eliza, Eleanor, Rachel, Melissa, John Sophia, three others."