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Gill, AbrahamRef 193-26
[1844-1929] Born in Northowram.

He was landlord of the Stump Cross Inn [1887-1891] / landlord of the Ivy House, Holmfield [1891-1894] / a carting agent [1911].

Around 1878, he married Grace [1849-1???].


Grace was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Frances Ellen [b 1886] who was a worsted drawer [1911]
  3. Hemingway [b 1887] who was a labourer (mechanic gas engineer) [1911]

The family lived at

  • 18 Holmfield Mill Yard, Ovenden [1891]
  • 12 Blackmires, Holmfield [1911]

He died in Halifax [Q2 1929] (aged 85) 

Gill, Albert EdwardRef 193-214
[1887-1915] Son of Tedber Gill.

He was a worsted doffer [1901] / a carpet weaver at Crossley's [1911].

Like his father, he was interested in brass bands, though he was not a player.

He was a boarder at Gibbet Street [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was one of the first young men from Lee Mount to join the West Riding Regiment at the Barracks.

His brother, Frank Gill, was a sapper with the Royal Engineers in France.

Albert Edward was killed at Suvla Bay [21st August 1915] (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 117-119], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Gill, Alfred BamberRef 193-355
[1895-1915] Son of William Gill.

Born in Bolton.

He lived in Todmorden [1901].

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 27th July 1916.

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 13A & 13B], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Gill, AmosRef 193-3100
[1843-19??] Born in Ilkley.

He was a farmer at Trough Farm, Norwood Green [1901]

In 1885, he married Jane Sugden in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

Gill, AnnRef 193-1282
[1844-1923] Daughter of John Gill.

By 1861, she was orphaned and a servant in the household of Thomas Thompson, fundholder, in Halifax.

She married Charles E. Holroyd.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Gill, AnnaRef 193-428
[1712-1786] Or Anne. Daughter of Henry Gill.

Baptised 13th June 1712. A member of the Gill family of Brighouse.

She married Edward Ledgard from Mirfield.

In 1762, she inherited Bonegate Hall from her brother Daniel

Gill, ArthurRef 193-5
[1896-1917] Son of Emily & William Gill of 21 New Street, Lane Head, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with A Company with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 8th May 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France [Grave Ref XIII E 8]

Gill, BenjaminRef 193-611
[17??-18??] Landlord of the Old Crown, Halifax [1807].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Hannah who married [1807] corn dealer George Whitehead of Milnsbridge, in Huddersfield

Gill, BenjaminRef 193-14
[1876-19??] Son of Thomas Gill.

He was landlord of the Star, Greetland [1911]

Gill, DanielRef 193-8000
[1???-17??] Recorded in 1743, when he was a chandler in Brighouse

Gill, DanielRef 193-512
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1673]

Gill, DanielRef 193-10
[16??-1709] Of Elland Hall.

He was buried at Elland Parish Church [18th May 1709]

Gill, DanielRef 193-427
[1710-1762] Son of Henry Gill. A member of the Gill family of Brighouse.

He never married and had no children.

He inherited Bonegate Hall and on his death, it passed to his sister Anna

Gill, DanielRef 193-2
[1872-19??] Son of Thomas Gill.

He was landlord of the Travellers' Rest, West Vale [1904, 1905]

Gill, DavidRef 193-2090
[1821-1???] He was a farmer of 18 acres at Trough Farm, Norwood Green [1881]

Gill, DavidRef 193-18
[1842-19??] Son of Henry Gill.

He was a cotton spinner [1881, 1911].

He married Elizabeth [1843-1???].

They lived at Spotland, Rochdale [1881].

Elizabeth died before 1911.

David was an inmate at a place in Whitworth & Wardle, Lancashire [1911]

Gill, ElizabethRef 193-576
[17??-1792] There is some confusion between this lady and Nan Beverley.

She lived in a cellar dwelling at Woolshops. She hawked old clothes, pots and pans at the lower end of the Halifax.

Children:

  1. a daughter who married William Ashworth

In November 1792, Elizabeth committed suicide by poisoning. Newspapers reported that

she had procured poison which, mixing with a liquid, she drank and expired in great agonies. When she has done the horrid deed, she told her husband, but all assistance was in vain

She was buried in the area known as Goldsmith's Grave. PC William Hoyland, was paid 7/- for the burial of Elizabeth on the public highway

In 1859, workmen digging in Parkinson Lane, Halifax discovered a grave containing a human skeleton. A surgeon identified the skeleton as that of a woman who had poisoned herself.

One report says that there was a stake driven through the body, possibly following an old custom of burying the staked bodies of suicides at cross-roads.

The remains were later reinterred at the same place

Gill, GeorgeRef 193-3950
[1877-19??] Son of Thomas Gill.

He was a draper's assistant [1901].

On 22nd June 1904, he married Susan Ellen, daughter of William Haigh

Gill, HemingwayRef 193-6
[1888-1917] Son of Grace & Abraham Gill of Stump Cross, Halifax.

In [Q1] 1913, he married Alice Ambler in Halifax.

They lived at 1 Mitchell Street, Nursery Lane, Ovenden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 13th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died in hospital of neuritis [6th February 1917] (aged 29).

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XI A 6A].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

Gill, HenryRef 193-17
[1799-18??] He was a cotton hand loom weaver [1851].

He married Mary Speak [1800-18??].


Mary was the daughter of John Speak
 

Children:

  1. John [b Edge 11th May 1815]
  2. Grace [b Haverill Shaw 24th May 1819]
  3. William [b Haverill Shaw 16th February 1821]
  4. Mary [b Haverill Shaw 17th January 1823]
  5. Betty [b Haverill Shaw 12th July 1825]
  6. Thomas [b Haverill Shaw 22nd February 1830]
  7. Peggy [b Cragg 9th January 1832]
  8. James [b Cragg Bottom 22nd April 1835]
  9. David

The family lived at Butcher Hill, Todmorden [1851]

Gill, HenryRef 193-7001
[1???-17??] Recorded in 1743, when he was a soap boiler in Brighouse

Gill, HenryRef 193-426
[1661-1731] Son of John Gill.

Baptised 24th April 1661.

A member of the Gill family of Brighouse.

In 1696, he inherited Bonegate Hall from his aunt Susan Brighouse.

He married Mary, daughter of John Waddington.

Children:

  1. Susanna [bapt 1698] who married John Emmerson from Ormsby
  2. Henry
  3. John [bapt 1709]
  4. Daniel
  5. Anna
  6. Mary who married Samuel Nichols

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Gill, HenryRef 193-429
[1706-17??] Son of Henry Gill and brother of Anna.

Baptised 8th July 1706.

In 1733, he was Warden of Rastrick at Elland.

On 11th October 1730, he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Whitacre.

Children:

  1. Mary

Gill, HenryRef 193-15
[1796-18??] He was a schoolmaster in Stansfield [1820] / a schoolmaster [1841, 1851, 1861] / a schoolmaster/local Wesleyan preacher [1871] / a local Wesleyan preacher [1881].

On 2nd March 1820, he married Mary Ashworth.


Mary, from Stansfield, was born in Cheshire
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1822]
  2. Kennedy
  3. Hannah [b 1827]
  4. Henry [b 1829]
  5. Sarah Ellen [b 1830]
  6. Mary [b 1833]
  7. Richard [b 1834]

The family lived at

  • Union Street, Whalley, Lancashire [1841]
  • Peel Street, Accrington [1851]
  • 7 Brunswick Terrace, Old Accrington [1861, 1871, 1881]

Living with them [in 1851] were son Kennedy & his wife.

Living with them [in 1871] were granddaughters Mary E. B. Gill [b 1862] & Martha Ann Gill [b 1855].

Mary died between 1861 & 1881.

Henry died at Haslingden in 1882 (aged 87).

Gill, HenryRef 193-25
[1840-1???] Born in Bingley.

He was a farm labourer [1891].

Around 1866, he married Hannah [1847-1???].


Hannah was born in Silsden.

She was a farmer [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Bertha [b 1866]
  2. John [b 1876] who was a gardener [1891]
  3. Frank [b 1877] who was a farm labourer [1891]
  4. Arthur [b 1880]
  5. Jonas
  6. Robert [b 1886]
  7. Walton [b 1888]

The family lived at Coley Walks Farm, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1891]

Gill, HughRef 193-325
[1???-18??] MPS.

Recorded in 1842, when he was a chemist at 7 Old Market, Halifax

Gill, IsaacRef 193-118
[18??-1???] He was a farmer [1887].

He married Mary [1829-1892].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann [1864-1???] who married Ernest Riley

The family lived at Plane Trees Farm, Coley [1891].

Living with the widowed Mary [in 1891] were daughter Elizabeth Ann and her husband Ernest Riley.

Mary died 23rd February 1892.

Probate records show that she left personal effects valued at £197 15/10d to her daughter Elizabeth Ann

Gill, JamesRef 193-22
[1813-1874] Born in Southowram.

He was a stone delver [1861, 1871].

Around 1840, he married Hannah Newsome [1818-1897].


Hannah born in Southowram, the daughter of
Mr Newsome.

She had a daughter:

Sarah Ann Newsome [1852-1929] who married Charles Nicholl

Sarah Ann's father is unknown

 

Children:

  1. John [b 1840] who was a stone delver [1861]
  2. Mary Jane [b 1848] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  3. Charles [b 1849] who was a do [1861]
  4. Joseph [b 1851] who was a do [1861]

The family lived at

  • Colburn Farm, Bank Top, Southowram [1861]
  • Bank Top, Southowram [1871]

James died in Halifax [Q4 1874] (aged 61).

In 1881, Hannah was living with her nephew James Haigh & niece Sarah Ann Haigh.

Hannah died 24th December 1897 (aged 79).

She was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-B14] with her daughter Sarah Ann & her husband Charles Nicholl

Gill, JamesRef 193-23
[1806-1882] He was a weaver of Stansfield [1832] / a hand loom weaver [1841, 1851] / a farmer [1861] / a farmer of 9 acres [1871] / a retired farmer [1881].

On 23rd October 1832, he married Hannah Greenwood [1802-18??].

Children:

  1. Thomas [b 1827] (possibly) born out of wedlock
  2. Amos [b 1832]
  3. Grace [b 1837]
  4. Hannah [b 1839]

The family lived at Cowside, Stansfield [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881].

James died in 1882 (aged 76) 

Gill, JamesRef 193-6670
[1821-1834] Son of Thomas Gill.

Born in Silkstone, Yorkshire.

He was a nail maker [1841, 1847, 1851].

In 1847, he married Ann Thorp at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Ellen [b 1855] who was a spinner in worsted mill [1871]

The family lived at 2 Stile, Sowerby [1851].

James died in 1855.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

In 1858, Ann married William Howarth

Gill, JamesRef 193-4
[1839-1870] Of Knowlwood.

On 23rd July 1870, he attended the funeral of his brother William [1821-1870] at Lineholme Baptist Church. At the graveside, James appeared to be overcome on finding that his brother was about to be interred in the grave, which already contained the bodies of their parents. He went away and could not be prevailed upon to accompany the mourners to the public house where tea had been provided for them. He began drinking, and was seen at 11:00 pm – the worse for liquor – by a companion who tried in vain to get him to go home.

Next morning, his body was taken out of the canal near the York Tavern. The body bore signs of ill usage, the head being badly cut, and the clothing torn

Gill, JamesRef 193-13
[1840-1???] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a greengrocer [1891].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1869] who was a woollen weaver [1891]
  2. William [b 1871] who was a cotton spinner [1891]
  3. Hannah [b 1873] who was a serge weaver [1891] & married Fred Lister
  4. Tom [b 1875] who was a cloth finisher [1891]
  5. Elizabeth Alice [b 1881]

The family lived at Mount Pleasant, Rochdale Road, Greetland [1891].

James was a widower by 1891

Gill, JamesRef 193-11
[1898-1940] He worked for Mixenden Carbonising Company.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Pioneer Corps.

He was lost [17th June 1940] (aged 42)  when the troopship HMS Lancastria was bombed and sank at St Nazaire, with the loss of 2,899 of the 5,310 people aboard. His body was reportedly washed up on the French coast [November 1940].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gill, James AugustusRef 193-3
[1897-1959] Born in Halifax.

On 9th May 1921, he married Annie Bathsheba Jenkinson in Halifax.


Annie Bathsheba was the daughter of
Charles Henry Jenkinson
 

Annie Bathsheba died in Halifax [9th April 1922],

She was buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-K2] with her parents

Gill, Joe ErnestRef 193-30
[1879-1945]

He married Louisa Jane [1880-1943].

Louisa Jane died 29th May 1943 (aged 63).

Joe Ernest died 15th August 1945 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Gill, JohnRef 193-424
[15??-16??] Of Lightcliffe. An early member of the Gill family of Brighouse.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Susan
  2. John

He was churchwarden at Eastfield Church in 1634

Gill, JohnRef 193-425
[1646-1???] Son of John Gill. A member of the Gill family of Brighouse.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Henry

Gill, JohnRef 193-358
[17??-18??] He lived at Apple Tree, Blackshawhead

Gill, JohnRef 193-1281
[1791-18??] He was a veterinary surgeon [1828].

He married Ann [1791-18??].

Children:

  1. John

The family lived at

Gill, JohnRef 193-748
[18??-19??] Fustian manufacturer at Bankfoot Mill, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Gill, JohnRef 193-19
[1801-18??] He was a farmer [1841].

On 19th December 1820, he (possibly) married Susan Hargreaves [1800-1848].

Children:

  1. Sarah [1822-1837] who was buried at Heptonstall [3rd May 1837]
  2. John [1826-1831] who was buried at Cross Stone, Todmorden [5th November 1831]
  3. Mary [b 1830]
  4. Joseph [b 1833]
  5. Hannah [b 1836]
  6. William [b 1839]

The family lived at

  • Coldingraw, Heptonstall [1831]
  • Little Learings, Heptonstall [1837, 1841, 1848]

Susannah died December 1848 (aged 48).

She was buried at Heptonstall Church [9th December 1848]

Gill, JohnRef 193-1280
[1816-1???] Son of John Gill.

He was a veterinary surgeon [1843] / a veterinary surgeon at Pellon Lane, Halifax [1844] / a veterinary surgeon & beer house keeper [1851].

In 1844, he declared himself insolvent.

On 15th February 1843, he married Mary Ann Jenkins [1823-1???] in Halifax.


Mary Ann came from Southowram, at Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Ann
  2. John [b 1845] who was a stone quarrier working for, and living with, William Sykes, stone quarrier, in Ovenden [1861]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1847] who was a servant in the household of Thomas Thompson, damask manufacturer, in Halifax [1861]
  4. Selina

By 1861, the children were orphaned and had all gone to live with other people in the district.

The family lived at

Gill, JohnRef 193-28
[1834-1881] Born in Stainland.

He was a wool dyer [1861] / a butcher [1871].

In [Q4] 1859, he married Rebecca Walker [1837-1914] in Halifax.


Rebecca was born in Stainland, the daughter of
Richard Walker.

She was a woollen weaver [1861]

 

Children:

  1. Walker
  2. Martha Annie [1865-29th May 1907] who was a woollen weaver [1891], & was buried with her parents
  3. Tom [1872-1st August 1912] who was an assistant schoolmaster [1891], a head teacher [1911], & was buried with his parents
  4. John R. [b 1880]

The family lived at

  • Forest, Stainland [1871]
  • Forest Hill, Stainland [1891]

John died Q1 1881 (aged 48).

Rebecca died 14th April 1914 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Gill, Dr John FredericRef 193-1107
[1877-19??] Of Surrey. He was a medical practitioner at Halifax [1911].

In 1908, he married Ellen Clare, daughter of William Waite, in Halifax.

In 1911, they were living with Ellen's widowed mother at 1 Park Road, Halifax

Gill, John H.Ref 193-753
[18??-19??] Of Greenwood, Head & Company Limited.

He lived at Heath Lodge, Savile Road, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Gill, John RichardRef 193-31
[1879-1920]

He married Mary A. [1881-1962].

John Richard died 15th October 1920 (aged 41).

Mary died 11th December 1962 (aged 81).

The couple were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Gill, John ShackletonRef 193-1124
[1834-1900] Born in Jack Bridge, Colden.

He was a yarn agent / vice-president of Todmorden Musical Society / organist at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Heptonstall Slack. and a lay preacher and worker at Wellington Road Baptist Church Naze Bottom Baptist Church and Mount Zion Baptist Church, Heptonstall Slack.

In 1862, he married Sarah Stephenson [18??-18??].

Children:

  1. Edwin S.

The family lived at Greenfield House, Todmorden.

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Gill, JonasRef 193-24
[1882-1962] Son of Henry Gill.

Born in Morton, Yorkshire.

He was a farmer [1911].

He married Martha [1881-1965].


Martha was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Charnock [1911-8th March 1948] who was a milkman [1940s], & was buried with his parents

The family lived at Stones Farm, Triangle.

Jonas died 4th November 1962 (aged 80).

Martha died 24th June 1965 (aged 84).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NL-A26]

Gill, JoshuaRef 193-933
[18??-18??] Fustian manufacturer and cotton spinner at Waterside Mill, Hebden Bridge [1874]

Gill, KennedyRef 193-16
[1825-1???] Son of Henry Gill.

He was a physician/surgeon in Glasgow [1851] / a general practitioner [1861].

On 6th December 1850, he married Sarah Kennedy [1827-1???] in Glasgow.

The family lived at 23/25 Blackburn Road, New Accrington [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] were sister Sarah Ellen, nephew Kennedy [b 1849], & assistant John Cannell [b  Isle of Man 1841]

Gill, L.Ref 193-293
[18??-18??] Designed Thorp Fountain

Gill, LeviRef 193-916
[18??-18??] Monumental sculptor at 132 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1874]

Gill, LeviRef 193-105
[1804-1860] He married Elizabeth [1833-1875].

Children:

  1. Clara who died in infancy
  2. Harry who died in infancy
  3. Mary Ellen who died in infancy
  4. Matthew [1859-1886]
  5. Alfred Ward [1866-1886] who was interred at Greenwood Cemetery, New York, USA
  6. John Edwin [1870-1879]

The family lived at Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1875].

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Gill, RileyRef 193-326
[17??-18??]

Recorded in 1822, when he was a clock & watch maker in Halifax

Gill, S. H.Ref 193-1238
[1???-18??] Proprietor of Horley Green Spa [1856]

Gill, SamRef 193-33
[1869-1???] Son of Samuel Crossley Gill.

On 2nd June 1900, he married Emma Coates in Halifax.


Emma was the daughter of Frederick Coates
 

Gill, SamuelRef 193-210
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1822, when he was a blacksmith at Shaw Syke, Halifax

Gill, SamuelRef 193-34
[17??-18??]

He married Frances [1784-18??].

Children:

  1. Thomas Wood (Gill) [b 1814] who was a blacksmith [1841]
  2. John [b 1816] who was a wheelwright [1841]
  3. Hannah [b 1817]
  4. William [b 1821] who was a coachmaker [1841]
  5. Benjamin [b 1823] who was a wheelwright [1841]
  6. Samuel Crossley
  7. George [b 1840]

The family lived at

  • Shaw Syke, Halifax [1841]
Frances was widowed by 1841

Gill, Samuel CrossleyRef 193-32
[1825-1890] Son of Samuel Gill.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised in Halifax [18th September 1825].

He was a coach maker [1841] / a coach trimmer [1865, 1883] / a common lodging house keeper at 14 King Street, Halifax [1871].

In [Q2] 1847, he married (1) Jane Hainsworth [1827-1885] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Charles [b 1848] who was a pianoforte worker [1871]
  2. Walter [1851-30th October 1878] who was a plumber & gad fitter [1871]
  3. Eliza [1853-22nd October 1875]
  4. Alfred [1853-11th November 1882] who was a thick wire drawer [1871]
  5. Hannah [b 1861]
  6. Albert [1865-18th November 1883]
  7. Thomas [April 1869-4th August 1869]
  8. Sam

Jane died in Halifax [Q1 1885] (aged 58).

In [Q4] 1886, he married (2) Sarah Hainsworth in Halifax.

The family lived at 7 Smith's Yard, Halifax [1871].

Samuel died in Halifax [Q1 1890] (aged 65).

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [2nd April 1890].

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2442]

Gill, Samuel HoratioRef 193-8
[1829-1902] Recorded in The Tradesmen's Advertiser of 1874, where he was a carver, gilder and picture frame manufacturer at 8 Lister Lane, Halifax
Prints, Oleographs, & Chromos in Stock

He died 29th May 1902 (aged 73).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2397] [2nd June 1902]

Gill, SelinaRef 193-1206
[1849-1876] Daughter of John Gill.

Born in Halifax.

In 1861, she was an orphan, living with Samuel Webster and his family at Fountain Brewery, Ovenden.

In 1870, she had a daughter Annie Elizabeth Gill.

In 1871, she was living at 2 Green Terrace Square, Skircoat with her sister Ann and husband Charles E. Holroyd

On 23rd September 1871, she married John Greenwood [1848-1???] in Halifax.

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Gill, SusanRef 193-423
[1632-1696] Daughter of John Gill.

She married Henry Brighouse.

After Henry's death, she inherited Bonegate Hall. She left the Hall to her nephew, Henry Gill

Gill, Rev T.Ref 193-690
[18??-1???] Minister at Shore General Baptist Church, Todmorden [1862]

Gill, TedberRef 193-91
[1860-1929] Son of George Gill, joiner.

Born in Halifax.

He was a joiner of Salterhebble [1883] / a joiner [1891, 1901, 1911]

In 1883, he married Ada Feather [1860-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ada was the daughter of John Feather, carter
 

Children:

  1. Frank [b 1885] who was a joiner [1901], a sapper in the Royal Engineers [WW1]
  2. Albert Edward
  3. Nora [b 1889] who was a worsted weaver [1901]
  4. Annie [b 1894] who was a weaver (carpets) [1911]
  5. Eveline [b 1900]
  6. Arthur [b 1902]

The family lived at

  • Ovenden Road Terrace, Ovenden [1891]
  • 10 Bethel Street, Lee Mount, Halifax [1901, 1911]

Gill, ThomasRef 193-1179
[1849-1907] Son of James Gill.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a pupil at the Blue Coat School, Halifax [1861] / a grocer [1871] / apprenticed to Eagland Bray / a warehouseman [1871] / a grocer's warehouseman [1881] / a grocery manager [1891] / general manager of Sowerby Bridge Industrial Society stores (after the retirement of George Rushworth) [1901] / a Freemason.

On 20th December 1871, he married Ellen Kershaw [1851-1???] at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.


Ellen was the daughter of William Kershaw, dyer
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1875] who was a draper's assistant [1891, 1901]
  2. George
  3. Gertrude [b 1881] who was an assistant school mistress [1901]
  4. Emily [b 1883]
  5. Mary Jane [b 1886]
  6. Charles Henry [b 1888]
  7. Hilda Evelyne [b 1890]

The family lived at

  • Brock Well Gate, Sowerby [1881]
  • 27 Hollings Mill Lane, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901]
  • Hollins Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1907]

Thomas died at home [16th July 1907].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £5,148. Probate was granted to widow Ellen and children George and Ellen

Gill, ThomasRef 193-1271
[1844-1905] Son of Thomas Gill, waller.

Born in Stainland.

He was a clogger [1871] / a clogger/clog maker [1881] / a clogger/inn keeper [1891] / landlord of the Star, Greetland [1901] / a clogger [1901].

On 26th June 1871, he married Sarah Maude [1843-1905] in Halifax.


Sarah, of Greetland, was the daughter of Gideon Gill, waller
 

Children:

  1. Milner [4th November 1871-20th December 1871] who was buried with his parents
  2. Daniel
  3. Annie [b 1874]
  4. Benjamin
  5. John [b 1879] who was a mason's labourer [1911]
  6. Joseph [b 1882] who was a clogger [1911]
  7. Mary [5th December 1882-30th December 1882] who was buried with her parents
  8. Sarah Jane [18th May 1888-16th September 1900] who was buried with her parents

The family lived at The Star Inn, Lindwell, Greetland [1881, 1891].

Thomas died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [25th January 1905] (aged 60).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £227 0/5d.

Probate was granted to son Dan, Joe Wood (butcher), and David Maude (mill operative).

After his death, Sarah took over at the Star.

She died 6th August 1905 (aged 62).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,331 8/8d.

Probate was granted to son Dan, Joe Wood (butcher), and Dan Maude (woollen spinner).

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1905.

Son Benjamin took over as innkeeper – and was living with his siblings – at the Star [1911]

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Gill, ThomasRef 193-689
[17??-18??] Ripponden attorney.

His wife died January 1808

Gill, ThomasRef 193-8180
[1781-18??] He was a nail maker [1841, 1847].

He married Ellen [1786-18??].

Children:

  1. James

The family lived at Style, Sowerby [1841]

Gill, ThomasRef 193-878
[1812-1887] Pastor at West Vale Baptist Church [1871-1873].

He married Mary [1815-1872].

Mary died 6th January 1872. Thomas died at Bristol [15th October 1887]

The couple were buried at Blackley Baptist Graveyard

Gill, ThomasRef 193-27
[1879-19??] Son of Abraham Gill.

He was a carting agent [1911].

In [Q3] 1904, he married Matilda Hudson [1875-19??] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Irene [b 1909]

Gill, ThomasRef 193-7
[1912-1941] Son of Elizabeth & John William Gill.

He married Winifred.

They lived at Midgley.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the Royal Artillery 2/1 Maritime Regiment.

He died 7th December 1941 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 61 2], and on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

Gill, WalkerRef 193-29
[1860-1945] Son of John Gill.

He was a farmer [1901] / a farmer & butcher (own account) [1911].

In [Q4] 1882, he married Annie Shaw [1860-1933] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1883]
  2. John [b 1886]
  3. Joe [1888-16th May 1917] who was buried with his parents
  4. Hilda [b 1892]
  5. Vera [b 1900]
  6. Dora [b 1901]
  7. child who died young [before 1911]
  8. child who died young [before 1911]
  9. child who died young [before 1911]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 9 children of whom 6 were still alive at that time.

The family lived at

  • The Royd, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1901]
  • Manor House Farm, Stainland [1911]

Walker died 5th January 1945 (aged 84).

Annie died 24th January 1933 (aged 72).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Gill, WilliamRef 193-195
[18??-19??] Fustian manufacturer at Salem Mills, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Gill, WilliamRef 193-1158
[1822-1899] Born 11th July 1822. Eldest of 7 children of Mary and Henry Gill, a schoolmaster in Clayton, Bradford.

He was a printer and bookseller in Sowerby Bridge / letterpress printer at Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [1863].

William Ackroyd was apprenticed to Gill.

He married Mary [1826-19??] who was born in St Martin's, West Indies.

Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth [b 1849]
  2. William Hutchinson [b 1851] who became a printer
  3. Charles H. [b 1854] who became a printer
  4. Martha A. [b 1855]
  5. Kennedy [b 1858] who became a printer
  6. Arthur J. [b 1864]
  7. Kate [b 1868]

The family lived at

Gill, WilliamRef 193-388
[1825-19??] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a fustian cutter employing 4 boys [1861].

He married Ann [1830-1???] from Midgley.

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1851]
  2. Marshall [b 1857]

The family lived at Underbank, Hebden Bridge [1861]

Gill, WilliamRef 193-21
[1839-1908] Son of John Gill.

He was a weaver of Heptonstall [1865] / a cotton weaver [1871] / a farmer of 40 acres [1881] / a farmer [1891].

On 30th September 1865, he married Hannah Sunderland [1842-19??].


Hannah, of Heptonstall, was the daughter of William Sunderland, twister
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1865]
  2. Thomas Sunderland (Gill) [b 1869]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1871]
  4. Arthur [b 1875]
  5. William [b 1878]
  6. Mary [b 1880]

The family lived at

  • Club Houses, Heptonstall [lodging with Ellen & Abraham Sunderland [b 1827] (grocer) 1871]
  • Lower Strines, Stansfield [1881]
  • Strines, Stansfield [1891]
  • Lower Strines, Colden, Hebden Bridge [1908]

Living with them [in 1891] was father-in-law [?] William Sunderland [b 1819].

William died 12th May 1908 (aged 69).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £537.

Administration was granted to his widow Hannah

Gill, WilliamRef 193-20
[1841-1???] He was a farmer of 13 acres [1871] / cotton weaver [1881, 1891].

He married Hannah [1839-1???].

Children:

  1. John Arthur [b 1870]
  2. Emily [b 1871]
  3. Sarah E [b 1877]

The family lived at

  • Hillhouses, Stansfield [1871]
  • 1 Canal Street, Langfield [1881]
  • 23 Sandholme Villas, Commercial Road, Langfield [1891]

Gill, WilliamRef 193-12
[1857-19??] Born in Bolton.

He was a cotton loom jobber [1901].

Around 1895, he married Alice [1858-19??].


Alice was born in Bolton
 

Children:

  1. Alfred
  2. Alice [b 1897]

The family lived at 15 Bobbin Street, Todmorden [1901]

Gill, WilliamRef 193-9
[1897-1917] Son of Jane & Percy Gill of 1 Chiserley Stile, Wadsworth.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 2nd/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 12th May 1917 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4], and on Wadsworth War Memorial

Gill, William Rhodes HallRef 193-1252
[1818-1895] Publican of the Corporation Inn, Halifax [1864, 1887, 1894, 1895].

They are mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

 

The Gill family of BrighouseRef 193-5500
They were descended from the Brighouse family.

They lived in and owned considerable land and property in the centre of Brighouse, including the site of Brighouse Town Hall, Ball Flash, Park Chapel, Park Street, Bonegate Hall, land at Waring Green, and a great part of Wellholme.

The property passed down the family line: John Gill, John Gill, Henry Gill, Daniel Gill, Anna Ledgard, and Edward Ledgard.

In 1809, much land between Waring Green and Old Lane was sold to Richard Jessop

Gill surnameRef 193-1

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 50 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Gill, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Gill:


Marriages 1863, 1883, 1931; Deaths 1835, 1899
 



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