Elizabeth Gillions

23 February 1830–24 September 1863 (Age 33)
Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Gillions was born on 23 February 1830, in Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Guillians, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Saxton, was 31. She married James Quayle on 8 April 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 24 September 1863, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Quayle
Elizabeth Gillions
Marriage: 8 April 1855
James William Quayle
John Quayle
Christian Quayle
Philip Quayle
Sarah Elizabeth Quayle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 April 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 3
    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.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 12
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Gillian with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Story Highlight

    Deaths of William Guillians and Two of his Daughters while Immigrating to Utah

    William was the 7th of William and Bathsheba's children. He did not join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but four of his children did. His wife, Elizabeth (nee Sexton), died in 1844 …

    Sources (19)

    • Betsey Gillions in household of William Gillions, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Elizabeth Gillon in entry for James William Quayle, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Betsy Gillions in household of William Gillions, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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