Mary Gill

17 April 1815–15 December 1872 (Age 57)
Cumberland, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life 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 died on 15 December 1872, at the age of 57.

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William Harrison
Mary Gill
Marriage: 26 January 1827

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    William Harrison



26 January 1827
Downham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

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    Mary Gill


    Mary Gill



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World Events (5)


Age 8

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Age 15

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 18

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

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)

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

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