Elizabeth Gillett

1779–January 1866 (Age 87)
Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Gillett was born in 1779, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Gillett, was 25 and her mother, Lucy Slade, was 19. She married Thomas Gardner in 1820, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died in January 1866, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87.

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Thomas Gardner
Elizabeth Gillett
Marriage: 1820
William Gardiner
Joseph Gardner
Thomas Gardiner
James Gardner
Edward Philip Gardner
James Gardner
Mary Gardner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1820Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (6)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 22
    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
    Age 29
    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.
    Age 36
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English: when pronounced with a soft G (/dʒ/), it is usually from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Gillet, Gilot, Giliot, or Geliot. These are diminutives of Gille or Gilly, which are commonly pet forms of the (often female) name Gilian, Gelian (see Gillian ). Gilot and Gillet are also probably pet forms of Giles .English (of Norman origin): when pronounced with hard G, it is more likely from the Middle English personal name Gilot, a borrowing of Old French Guillot, a pet form of Guillaume (see William ) and a doublet of Willett .English: habitational name from one or other of the numerous minor places called Gillhead, such as those in the parishes of Matterdale, Moresby, Castle Sowerby, and Westward (all Cumberland), formed from Middle English gil(le) ‘ravine, narrow valley’ (Old Norse gil) + hed, heved ‘head’. This would become Gillett, with hard g.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Elizabeth Gardner in household of Thomas Gardner, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Elizabeth Gardner in household of Thomas Gardner, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Elizabeth in entry for Joseph Gardner, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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