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Albert Edward Gill [1887-1915]
Alfred Bamber Gill [1895-1915]
Amos Gill [1843-19??]
Ann Gill [1844-1923]
Anna Gill [1712-1786]
Arthur Gill [1896-1917]
Benjamin Gill [17??-18??]
Daniel Gill [1???-17??]
Daniel Gill [16??-1???]
Daniel Gill [16??-1709]
Daniel Gill [1710-1762]
David Gill [1821-1???]
Elizabeth Gill [17??-1792]
George Gill [1877-19??]
Hemingway Gill [1888-1917]
Henry Gill [1???-17??]
Henry Gill [1661-1731]
Henry Gill [1706-17??]
Hugh Gill [1???-18??]
Isaac Gill [18??-1???]
James Gill [1821-1834]
James Gill [1839-1870]
James Gill [1840-1???]
James Gill [1898-1940]
James Augustus Gill [1897-1959]
John Gill [15??-16??]
John Gill [1646-1???]
John Gill [17??-18??]
John Gill [1791-18??]
John Gill [18??-19??]
John Gill [1816-1???]
Dr John Frederic Gill [1877-19??]
John H. Gill [18??-19??]
John Shackleton Gill [1834-1900]
Joshua Gill [18??-18??]
L. Gill [18??-18??]
Levi Gill [18??-18??]
Levi Gill [1804-1860]
Riley Gill [17??-18??]
S. H. Gill [1???-18??]
Samuel Gill [1???-18??]
Samuel Horatio Gill [1829-1902]
Selina Gill [1849-1876]
Susan Gill [1632-1696]
Rev T. Gill [18??-1???]
Tedber Gill [1860-1929]
Thomas Gill [17??-18??]
Thomas Gill [1781-18??]
Thomas Gill [1812-1887]
Thomas Gill [1844-1905]
Thomas Gill [1849-1907]
Thomas Gill [1912-1941]
William Gill [18??-19??]
William Gill [1822-1899]
William Gill [1825-19??]
William Gill [1857-19??]
William Gill [1897-1917]
William Rhodes Hall Gill [1818-1895]


Gill, Albert Edward
[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 [117-119], on 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 Bamber
[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 [13A & 13B], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Gill, Amos
[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, Ann
[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, Anna
[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, Arthur
[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 the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez [XIII E 8]

Gill, Benjamin
[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, Daniel
[1???-17??] Recorded in 1743, when he was a chandler in Brighouse

Gill, Daniel
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1673]

Gill, Daniel
[16??-1709] Of Elland Hall.

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

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

Gill, Elizabeth
[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, George
[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, Hemingway
[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 the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery [XI A 6A].

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

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

Gill, Henry
[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, Henry
[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, Hugh
[1???-18??] MPS.

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

Gill, Isaac
[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, James
[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, James
[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, James
[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] and 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, James
[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 on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Gill, James Augustus
[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], and is buried with her parents at St Anne's Church, Southowram

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

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Henry

Gill, John
[17??-18??] He lived at Apple Tree, Blackshawhead

Gill, John
[1791-18??] He was a veterinary surgeon [1828].

He married Ann [1791-18??].

Children:

  1. John

The family lived at

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

Gill, John
[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???] 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, Dr John Frederic
[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.
[18??-19??] Of Greenwood, Head & Company Limited.

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

Gill, John Shackleton
[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, Joshua
[18??-18??] Fustian manufacturer and cotton spinner at Waterside Mill, Hebden Bridge [1874]

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

Gill, Levi
[18??-18??] Monumental sculptor at 132 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1874]

Gill, Levi
[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, Riley
[17??-18??]

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

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

Gill, Samuel
[1???-18??]

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

Gill, Samuel Horatio
[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, Selina
[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, Susan
[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.
[18??-1???] Minister at Shore General Baptist Church, Todmorden [1862]

Gill, Tedber
[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, Thomas
[17??-18??] Ripponden attorney.

His wife died January 1808

Gill, Thomas
[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, Thomas
[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, Thomas
[1844-1905] He was landlord of the Star, Greetland [1901] / a clogger [1901].

In [Q2] 1871, he married Sarah Maude [1843-1905] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1875]
  2. Benjamin [b 1877]
  3. John [b 1878] who was a mason's labourer [1911]
  4. Joseph [b 1883] who was a clogger [1911]

After his death, Sarah took over at the Star, and she died later the same year.

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

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

Gill, Thomas
[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, 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, Thomas
[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 [61 2], and on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial

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

Gill, William
[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, William
[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, William
[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, William
[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 [4], and on Wadsworth War Memorial

Gill, William Rhodes Hall
[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 Brighouse
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 surname

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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