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Henry GILL

Male 1819 - 1883  (64 years)


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  • Name Henry GILL 
    Born 3 Jan 1819  Baltonsborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 3 Jan 1819  St Dunstans, Baltonsborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1841  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farm Labourer Stated On Shipping Papers 
    Emigration 24 Sep 1841  West India Docks, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    on the Mary Ann 
    Immigration 7 Feb 1842  Port Of Nelson Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1851  Lottisham Green, Ditcheat, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 7 Jun 1853 
    Port Of Nelson On"Maori" 
    Occupation 1882 
    Farmer At Time Of Mary's Marriage 
    Died 13 Feb 1883  Clifton Terrace, Wakapuaka, Nelson, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Carcinoma of pancreas (13 months) 
    Buried 15 Feb 1883  Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1889 
    Farmer Stated On Death Certificate 
    Religion 1889 
    Episcopalian Stated On Death Certificate 
    Person ID I700  Moore Brickland Family Tree
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2019 

    Father Henry GILL,   b. Jul 1784, Baltonsborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1821, Baltonsborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Mary SLADE,   b. Abt 1783,   d. 11 Mar 1868, Nelson, Nelson-Marlborough, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married Jan 1807  Baltonsborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Jane BAKER,   b. Between 1824 and 1826, Bristol, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1863, Wakapuaka, Nelson, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Apr-Jun 1843  Shepton Mallet, Baltonborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Shepton Mallet Registration District.
      Registration County : Somerset
      Created : 1st July 1837
      Sub districts : Evercreech; Shepton Mallet; Stoke Lane
    Children 
    +1. Edward GILL,   b. Abt 1846, Ditcheat, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1923, Nelson, Nelson-Marlborough, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +2. Emily GILL,   b. 1 Jan 1848, Shepton Mallet, Baltonborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1922, 134 Hardy Street, Nelson, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +3. Mary GILL,   b. Apr-Jun 1848, Shepton Mallet, Baltonborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1924, Nelson, Nelson-Marlborough, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     4. Selina GILL,   b. Between 1 Apr 1850 and 30 Jun 1850, Shepton Mallet, Baltonborough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1860, Nelson, Nelson-Marlborough, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charlotte SMALL,   b. 1819,   d. 23 Apr 1903, Nelson, Nelson-Marlborough, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 8 May 1882  Nelson, Nelson-Marlborough, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Feb 1883 - Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, NZ Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Henry first arrived in NZ in 1842 onboard the "Mary Ann" listed as:
      George Gill single 20 Agricultural labourer
      Henry Gill single 22 Farm labourer ("our" Henry)
      Jane Gill single 21 Servant
      Mercy Gill single 19 Servant

      Also on board were:
      William Gill m. 31 Stonemason
      Harriet Gill   m.31 Wife
      Henry Gill child 11
      Benjamin Gill child 10
      Sophia Gill child 8
      Ellen Gill child 7
      George Gill child 3
      Edward Gill child born on board

      also of significance on board were:
      Daniel Eyles and family
      Peter Higgins and family
      George Tarr and family
      William Rayner

      Mary Ann
      Arrival Date  8/02/1842
      Tonnage  600  (Largest of 1st four ships to Nelson)
      Departure Port :  West India Docks
      Destination Port :  Nelson
      NZC Ref  34/2, pp.118-134a
      Examiner Ref
      Voyage Information  Captain Thomas Bolton master. Charles John Robert Cook surgeon. Left West India Docks September 1841. Number of souls 174 (12 were Gill, 11 were Lyford).
      Of these 10 died, and 6 babies were born on board.

      1851 Census (HO107/1933) - Sottisham Green, Ditcheat, Somerset
      Henry GILL -  Head -  Married - 32yo - Ag Lab - Born: Baltonsborough, Somerset
      Jane GILL - Wife - Married - 27yo - Ag Lab Wife - Born: Bristol, Glocestershire
      Edward GILL - Son - 5yo - Born: Ditcheat, Somerset
      Emily GILL - Daughter - 4yo - Born: Ditcheat, Somerset
      Mary GILL - Daughter - 2yo - Born: Ditcheat, Somerset
      Selina GILL - Daughter - 9 mths - Born: Ditcheat, Somerset
      Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1933; Folio: 298; Page: 5; GSU roll: 221092


      Henry returned to England some time before 1844 (married Mary Jane BAKER in Somerset) and then returned to Nelson in 1853 onboard the "Maori" listed as:
      Henry Gill m. 33
      Edward Gill child 8
      Emily Gill child 6 (who married Henry Moore)
      Mary Gill child 4
      (Where was his wife Mary Jane and Selina?)

      Henry Gill gave his three children a house each when they got married.
      These houses were given in the name of his child, and not the couples name.

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      DITCHEAT   1851 CENSUS, Somerset.
      H.O.   107/1933
      CENSUS   No. 4
      Part of the Parish of Ditcheat , Tything of Lottisham,
      Registration district: Shepton Mallet   
      Sub-registration district: Stoke Lane   
      ED, institution, or vessel: 6d
      Page/Folio   5
      Schedule No.17

      GILL Henry    32   Ag. Lab.  b.Baltonsbourough, Som.
      Jane 27    Wife  b.Bristol
      Edward  5  b.Ditcheat,  Som.
      Emelia  4  b.Ditcheat,  Som. (Should read  Emily)
      May  2  b.Ditcheat,  Som.
      Selina  9m  b.Ditcheat,  Som.

      Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1933; Folio: 298; Page: 5; GSU roll: 221092.


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      Death notice appeared  in the "COLONIST"  Nelson
      13 February 1883 at Wakapuaka, Henry Gill  aged 64 years     

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      A weblink to the European settlement of Nelson  :
      http://www.theprow.org.nz/nelsons-early-settlement/
    • (Medical):Medical Attendant : F.N. Irvine MD (Edin) Last seen alive 10 Feb 1883

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] FreeREG - http://www.freereg.org.uk/, County :Somerset  Place Baltonsborough  Church St. Dunstans  RegisterNumber 106  DateOfBirth   BaptismDate 03 Jan 1819  Forename Henry  Sex M  FatherForename Henry  MotherForename Mary  FatherSurname GILL  MotherSurname   Abode Baltonsborough (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S6] NZ - NZ Registrar General Death, Folio No. 277/1883 (Registered in Nelson)  -  Copy held by Peter Moore (Reliability: 4).
      277/1883  Registered Nelson No.22

    3. [S7] IGI (Reliability: 3).
      Film No: 1903890

    4. [S32] Internet, Free BMD, Vol 10 Page 711 (Reliability: 3).