Family: Isaac SQUIRE / Emily GILL (F25)

m. 15 Jul 1877


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  • Isaac SQUIREFather | Male
    Isaac SQUIRE

    Born  02 Dec 1846  Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  25 Dec 1846  Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Dec 1924  Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  15 Jul 1877  [1]  Exton, Somerset, England  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Isaac SQUIRE | F257 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary REDWOOD | F257 Group Sheet 

    Emily GILLMother | Female
    Emily GILL

    Born  15 Apr 1851   
    Christened  21 Apr 1851  Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Feb 1939  Lynmouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  James GILL | F258 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary CRAZE | F258 Group Sheet 

    William SQUIREChild 1 | Male
    + William SQUIRE

    Born  09 Jun 1878  Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 Apr 1936  Aldershot, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Teresa Florence BLACK | F260 
    Married  04 Sep 1904  Aldershot, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location

    Mary SQUIREChild 2 | Female
    Mary SQUIRE

    Born  29 Jul 1879  Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  CROWE | F104 
    Married     

    John SQUIREChild 3 | Male
    + John SQUIRE

    Born  7 Sep 1881  Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Jul 1952  Stephens Avenue, Torrensville, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  19 Jul 1952  Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ethel GILL | F11 
    Married  31 Oct 1914  Methodist Church, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Annie SQUIREChild 4 | Female
    Annie SQUIRE

    Born  25 Jul 1884  Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  A BUTLER | F305 
    Married     

    Lottie SQUIREChild 5 | Female
    + Lottie SQUIRE

    Born  12 May 1886  Lynmouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  05 Aug 1968  Lynmouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Thomas Isaac GILSON | F101 
    Married     

    Charlie SMITHChild 6 | Male
    Charlie SMITH

    Born  1895  Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

  • Notes  Married:
    • In the 1881 census, Emily was at Hemyock with William and Mary; no sign of Isaac, and had four of their children here. They had moved to Staunton Cottage Alcombe Dunster by 1886 when Lottie was born. Emily's family is always shown as living in Lower Alcombe, so we guess the Gill family lived in Staunton Cottage. Emily's mum died in 1886 which coincides with the Squire's moving to Staunton Cottage. James Gill is shown on censuses as living with the Squire family in 1891 and 1901.

      The Smith family were neighbours to the Squire family, and in 1896, Charles Smith (b 1894) came to live with Isaac and Emily. Charles' mother had died, and his father was supporting a four year old severely disabled lad and several older children. Charles was still with the Squire family in 1901, but went on to serve in WW1 and later returned badly injured to live a long life in Bristol.

      Isaac and Emily's youngest daughter Lottie probably went into service in London, and met Thomas Isaac Gilson. They married and moved back to Alcombe, bringing two children. Interestingly, they lived next door to Charles' brother Harry. In 1914, Wally Gilson was born at the Squire's cottage.

      Isaac Squire died on 22nd December,1924, at the age of 78 years. They were still at Staunton Cottage, Staunton Meade. This cottage belonged to the Luttrell family, of Dunster Castle. After Isaac's death, Emily went to live with Thomas and Lottie Gilson, who had moved from Alcombe to Lynmouth (North Devon). Faith and Reg visited the U.K in 1985 and visited their grave, placing flowers from the garden at Staunton Cottage.

      I visited the cottage in 2007 with Wally Gilson, and met the current owner. We were invited to have a look inside, and I could visualise how different it must have been 100 years ago. Wally could describe to the current owner what the place was like in the 1920s. Many thanks to Mary Chorley from Bridgwater Somerset for the information about her grandfather Charles Smith and for the photo of Isaac and Emily, and to Daphne of Minehead-Online for the postcard photo of Staunton Cottage.

  • Sources 
    1. [S37] Marriage England Parish Records, 25 Jul 2018.
      On 15 July 1877, in the parish of Exton, Somerset.
      Groom Isaac SQUIRE, bachelor, res Hemyock Devon.
      Bride Emily GILL, spinster, res Exton Somerset.
      Transcribed from a parish marriage index (Findmypast on-line record).