Mabel Gill

17 April 1879–
Newton Abbot, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mabel

When Mabel Gill was born on 17 April 1879, in Newton Abbot, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Gill, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Martha Marshall Wheeler, was 31. She had at least 2 daughters with Alfred John Gillard Coombs. She lived in Wolborough, Devon, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Kingskerswell, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Alfred John Gillard Coombs
Mabel Gill
Louisa Coombs
Ruth Coombs

Spouse and Children



    Louisa Coombs


    Ruth Coombs


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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 1

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 5

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 35

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Mabel Gill in household of Samuel Gill, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mabel Gill in household of Samuel Gill, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mabel Coombs in entry for Alfred John Gillard Coombs, "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries"

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