Emily GILL

Emily GILL

Female 1851 - 1939  (87 years)

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  • Name Emily GILL 
    • From Faith Boxold,

      Emily died at 'The Falls', Lynmouth, North Devon, England. She came to live with us after Grandad (Isaac) died, first at Laidan House, Lynmouth, then at 'The Falls'. This is not 'The Falls' where Wal and Marg now live, they called their place 'The Falls' after mum and dad's place. Mary Squire and her husband 'Spider' visited us when we were at 'Laiden House', Lynmouth.



      When Reg and I visited England in 1982, we visited their grave and put flowers on it from their old garden 'Staunton Cottage', Staunton Meade, plus some hydrangeas from a house further up the lane - a Mr and Mrs Coles. They had an elderly lady living with them who said she could remember Isaac and Emily.



    Born 15 Apr 1851  Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 25 Apr 1851  Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1861  Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1871  Exton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1881  Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1891  Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1901  Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1911  Staunton Cott, Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 15 Feb 1939  Lynmouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I64  Squire
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2018 

    Father James GILL,   b. 5 Dec 1811, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary CRAZE,   b. 1811, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1886, Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1835  Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isaac SQUIRE,   b. 02 Dec 1846, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1924, Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1877  Exton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 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.
    Children 
    +1. William SQUIRE,   b. 09 Jun 1878, Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1936, Aldershot, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Mary SQUIRE,   b. 29 Jul 1879, Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. John SQUIRE,   b. 7 Sep 1881, Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1952, Stephens Avenue, Torrensville, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Annie SQUIRE,   b. 25 Jul 1884, Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Lottie SQUIRE,   b. 12 May 1886, Lynmouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1968, Lynmouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Charlie SMITH,   b. 1895, Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Foster]
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Apr 1851 - Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - Exton, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jul 1877 - Exton, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1881 - Hemyock, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1911 - Staunton Cott, Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Feb 1939 - Lynmouth, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
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    Emily Gill
    Emily Gill

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Births UK Parish, 27 Dec 2018.
      On 25 May 1851, at Dunster parish church, Emily GILL. Residence Alcombe.
      Father James GILL, occ labourer.
      Mother Mary.
      Transcribed from a parish baptism index (Findmypast record).

    2. [S4] 1861 Census (Findmypast web site), 8 Mar 2012.
      Address ? Dunster
      All were born in Dunster, Somerset
      GILL, James, Head, Married, M 48, 1813, Agricultural Labourer,
      GILL, Mary, Wife, Married, F 47, 1814,
      GILL, William, Son, M 15, 1846, Agricultural Labourer,
      GILL, Mary F, Daughter, F 11, 1850, Scholar
      GILL, Emily, Daughter, F 10, 1851, Scholar
      GILL, John, Son, M 7, 1854, Scholar
      GILL, Annie, Daughter, F 5, 1856, Scholar
      CRAZE, Robert, Father In Law, Widower, M 84, 1777, Almsman Agricultural Labourer

      Piece 1602, Folio 36, Page 44, Registration District Williton, Civil Parish Dunster, County Somerset.

    3. [S5] 1871 Census (Findmypast website), 5 Apr 2012.
      Rectory, Exton, Somerset.
      Warren, Frederick K, Head, M 37 1837, Somerset.
      Warren, Anne N, Wife, F 22 1849, Devon.
      Wynne, Elizabeth, Servant, F 20 1851, Devon.
      Gill, Emily, Servant, F 19 1852, Somerset.
      RG10, Piece 2358, Folio 21.
      Reg. District Dulverton, Sub District Dulverton, Parish Exton, Enum. District 8.

    4. [S6] 1881 Census (Findmypast website), 11 Mar 2012.
      Hemyock, Devon.
      Squire, Emily, Head, Married, F 29 1852, Farm Labourer's wife, Dunster, Somerset.
      Squire, William, Son, Single, M 2 1879, Hemyock Devon.
      Squire, Mary, Daughter, Single, F 1 1880, Hemyock Devon.
      RG11, Piece 2363, Folio 100, Page 3.
      Reg. District Wellington, Sub District Culmstock, Parish Hemyock.

    5. [S7] 1891 Census (Findmypast website), 10 Mar 2012.
      Staunton, Dunster, Rodhuish, Somersetshire.
      GILL, James, Head, Widower, M 77 1814, Retired Farm Labourer, Dunster Somersetshire
      SQUIRE, Isaac, Son-In-Law, Married, M 41 1850, General Labourer, Wiveliscombe Somersetshire
      SQUIRE, Emily, Daughter, Married, F 39 1852, Dunster Somersetshire
      SQUIRE, Mary, Granddaughter, F 11 1880, Hemyock Devonshire
      SQUIRE, John, Grandson, M 9 1882, Scholar, Hemyock Devonshire
      SQUIRE, Annie, Granddaughter, F 6 1885, Scholar, Hemyock Devonshire
      SQUIRE, Lottie, Granddaughter, F 4 1887, Scholar, Dunster Somersetshire
      RG12, Piece 1864, Folio 23, Page 12.
      Reg. District Williton, Sub District Dunster, Parish Dunster, Enum. district 3.

    6. [S8] 1901 Census (Findmypast website), 10 Mar 2012.
      SQUIRE, Isaac, Head, Married, M 52 1849, Agricultural Labourer, Hemyock Devonshire
      SQUIRE, Emily, Wife, Married, F 49 1852, Dunster Somersetshire
      SQUIRE, John, Son, Single, M 19 1882, Coach Builder, Hemyock Devonshire
      SQUIRE, Annie, Daughter, Single, F 16 1885, Hemyock Devonshire
      SQUIRE, Lottie, Daughter, F 14 1887, Dunster Somersetshire
      SMITH, Charlie, Visitor, M 6 1895, Dunster Somersetshire
      RG13, Piece 2262, Folio 31, Page 30.
      Reg. District Williton, Sub District Dunster, Parish Dunster, Enum. District 2, Ecclesiastical District Dunster St. George.

    7. [S9] 1911 Census (Findmypast website), 11 Mar 2011.
      Sta[u]nton Cottage, Alcombe, Dunster, Somersetshire, England
      Squire, Isaac, Head, Married, M 62 1849, Farm Labourer, Wiveliscombe Somerset.
      Squire, Emily, Wife, Married 33 years, F 59 1852, Dunster Somerset.
      Reg. District Williton, Sub District Dunster, Parish Dunster, Enum. District 3.

    8. [S37] Marriage England Parish Records, 27 Dec 2018.
      On 11 July 1835, at the Dunster Anglican parish church.
      Groom James GILL.
      Bride Mary CRAZE.
      Witnesses William VICARY, Charlotte GILL.
      Transcribed from a parish marriage index (Findmypast on-line record).

    9. [S37] Marriage England Parish Records, 25 Jul 2018.
      On 8 August 1877, in the parish of Exton, Somerset.
      Groom Isaac SQUIRE, age 28 years, bachelor, occ labourer, res Hemyock Devon, father Isaac SQUIRE, dairyman.
      Bride Emily GILL, age 26 years, spinster, res Exton Somerset, father James GILL, labourer.
      Witnesses James SIMS, Elizabeth Charlotte LOCK.
      Transcribed from a parish marriage index (Findmypast on-line record).