William Gill

30 September 1764–3 January 1824
Garrigill, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Gill was christened on 30 September 1764, in Garrigill, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Gill, was 39 and his mother, Mary Walton, was 36. He married Elizabeth Ridley on 12 May 1787, in Garrigill, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 3 January 1824, in Garrigill, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 59.

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William Gill
Elizabeth Ridley
Marriage: 12 May 1787
William Gill
William Gill
Matthew Gill

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  • Marriage
    12 May 1787Garrigill, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (4)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Indian Avtar, Amritpal, Darshan, Hardip, Nirmal, Sohan, Ajit, Balwinder, Charan, Jasvir, Kewal, Navdeep.English and Scottish: in northern England and Scotland sometimes from Middle English Gille, Old Norse Gilli, which is of Irish (Gaelic) origin (see below), and pronounced with a hard g. As a personal name it is not found after c. 1200.English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English gille ‘deep glen, ravine’ (Old Norse (Norwegian) gil), pronounced with a hard g. The term is found mainly in northwestern England, where Norwegian Vikings settled.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (11)

    • William Gill in entry for William Gill, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Wm Gill in entry for Wm Gill, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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