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We have been sent a family tree from a descendant of the Gill family with information of a William Gill born c 1530 in Belbroughton Worcs marrying Margerie Wheeler 1553.Their son William Gill/Gyll also born Belbroughton died 1604 in Kingswinford, married 1577 Margery Waldron b 1554 Belbroughton. Their son another William born c 1577.
The chart follows through to our Philis Gill born 1845
These may be our earliest records

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Material kindly contributed by Sheila Talbot



Aaron Tempest 67 Asylum Pensioner
Dora (Childs)32
Norman 1
Phillis (Gill) 65 Mother in Law Widow

Occupying 8 Rooms at 16 Alexander Crescent Ilkley Wharfedale

Phillis went to live with her daughter Dora and Aaron when she became a widow
She died in 1925 in The Grange Residential Home Altofts Normanton
The Home is still listed in today's directories Post Code WF6 2JT
Her residential address was given as Hotel Belle Vue Ilkley


Dates whilst tracing the family line have been difficult to confirm owing to transcription errors on some databases

The Mormon records state that Phillis was born on 14.03,1845 and christened at St Thomas Dudley on 11.05.1845. This does not tally with the age of 28 in 1875 on her marriage certificate.
She took her name from her grandmother Phillis Rolinson born 1787 in Dudley who married her grandfather William Gill on 10 Dec 1804. William was born in Kingswinford c 1786 and died 1 Jan 1850 in Dudley

Phillis's father Joseph Gill married his second wife Rebecca Law in Sedgley in 1835, William who appears aged 11 on the 1841 Census was the product of his first wife Harriet Pearson . Rebecca's father was Benjamin Law and we can see how the names were continued in the family.
Joseph Gill died in 1856 and Rebecca on 17.Feb 1869
The couple had seven children, Joseph, Benjamin, Noah, Mary Ann, Phillis, Thomas and Josiah, there is no trace of Noah after the 1841 census - died 1st Q 1845 Dudley

( A branch of the family emigrated out there)

1. WILLIAM GILL was born Abt. 1786 in ENGLAND, and died 01 January 1850 in Holly Hall, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND. He married PHILLIS ROLINSON 10 December 1804 in Kingswinford, Staffs., ENGLAND, daughter of DAVID ROLINSON and ANN BATHAM. She was born Abt. 24 June 1787 in Dudley, Worcestershire, ENGLAND, and died 11 February 1838 in Holly Hall, Woodside, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND, G.R.O. Mar. Qtr. xviii 233. He married ELEANOR BEDDALL 26 December 1838 in Dudley, St. Thomas, Worc., ENGLAND, M.O.40143 I.G.I., daughter of WILLIAM BROOKS. She was born Abt. 1786 in Kingswinford, Staffs., ENGLAND, and died in ENGLAND.

JOSEPH GILL was born 18 January 1807 in Dudley, Worcestershire, ENGLAND, and died 26 May 1856 in Holly Hall, Dudley, Worcestershire, ENGLAND. He married firstly HARRIET PEARSON 23 February 1829. She was born in ENGLAND, and died Abt. 1834 in ENGLAND. He then married REBECCA LAW 1835 in Sedgley, Staffs.,ENGLAND, daughter of BENJAMIN LAW. She was born Abt. 1802 in ENGLAND, and died 17 February 1869 in Hole, Holly Hall, Dudley,ENGLAND.

DAVID3 GILL, b. 03 November 1805, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND.
JOSEPH GILL, b. 18 January 1807, Dudley, Worcestershire, ENGLAND; d. 26 May 1856, Holly Hall, Dudley, Worcestershire, ENGLAND.
HARIOTT GILL, b. 02 April 1809, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND.
THOMAS GILL, b. 25 December 1810, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND.
MARY ANN GILL, b. 12 July 1812, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND.
ELIZA GILL, b. 24 September 1815, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND.
WILLIAM GILL, b. 01 June 1817, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND.
ANN GILL, b. 11 April 1819, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND.
MARIA GILL, b. 11 November 1821, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND.
ELLEN GILL, b. 27 July 1823, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND.
LEAH GILL, b. 10 December 1826, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND; m. JOSEPH BENNITT, 21 July 1844, Dudley, Worcestershire, ENGLAND
ISAIAH GILL, b. 17 May 1829, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND.
GEORGE GILL, b. 07 October 1832, Dudley, Worc., ENGLAND.

Janice Carrera's research:

1841 Census
Holly Hall Dudley
Joseph Gill 30
Rebecca 35
William 11 (son of Harriet Pearson)
Joseph 5
Benjamin 2
Noah 5 mths

1851 Census
Joseph Gill 42 - head of household Coal Miner
Rebecca 45 wife
William 21 son Coal Miner
Joseph 14 son Coal Miner
Benjamin 11 son Coal Miner
Mary Ann 7 dau Scholar
Phillis 5 dau Scholar
Thomas 2 son

The children were all christened at St Thomas Church Dudley

1861 Census
Phillis had moved away from home and was working as a servant for a shoe manufacturer

1871 Census
Phillis was working as a domestic servant for Matthew Gibson, Minister of the Protestant Dissenters Chapel and his family

Phillis married widower John Childs in the Protestant Dissenters Chapel and took on a stepson David John aged 5.

The couple had five children of their own:
William Henry

St Thomas Church today

St Thomas Church today

By the 1901 Census David John Childs 30 (stepson) had married Sarah E and had moved to Oldbury. They had two small children Charles and Flora.
His step brother Charles moved to York, possibly to be near his sister Dora and in 1907 married Edith Warren, from Dudley.

It is interesting to see how the names carry on in the family!

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