Mary Gill

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Gill was born on 17 April 1815, in Cumberland, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Gill, was 33 and her mother, Mary Irwin Hornsby, was 22. She married William HARRISON on 26 January 1827, in Downham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 15 December 1872, at the age of 57.

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Sources (8)

  • Mary Harrison in household of Wm Harrison, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Gill, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Gill, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

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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