William Gill

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

William Gill
1764–1824
Elizabeth Ridley
1765–1816
Marriage: 12 May 1787
William Gill
1789–
William Gill
1790–
Matthew Gill
1790–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 May 1787
Garrigill, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
children

(3)

    Male1789–Male

    William Gill

    Male1790–Male

    Matthew Gill

    Male1790–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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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.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a short form of the personal names Giles , Julian , or William . In theory the name would have a soft initial when derived from the first two of these, and a hard one when from William or from the other possibilities discussed in 2–4 below. However, there has been much confusion over the centuries.2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a ravine or deep glen, Middle English gil(l), Old Norse gil ‘ravine’.3 Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille (Scottish), Mac Giolla (Irish), patronymics from an occupational name for a servant or a short form of the various personal names formed by attaching this element to the name of a saint. See McGill . The Old Norse personal name Gilli is probably of this origin, and may lie behind some examples of the name in northern England.

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

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Sources (3)

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

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