Thomas Gill

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Gill was born about 1830, in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Gill, was 22 and his mother, Hannah Marshall, was 22. He married Frances Ann Stothard on 11 May 1856, in Leeds St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died before 1881, in Armley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, and was buried in Leeds St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Gill
Frances Ann Stothard
Marriage: 11 May 1856
John Edward Gill
Sarah Elizabeth Gill
Samuel Gill
George A. Gill

Sources (4)

  • Thomas Gill in household of Hannah Marshell, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thomas Gill, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Thomas Gill, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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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.

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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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