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Benjamin Gill

Male - 1655


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  • Name Benjamin Gill 
    Born St. Andrew's, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 22 Nov 1655  Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate death 1658  [3
    Person ID I35752  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2021 

    Family Anne Maria Mainwaring 
    Married Bef 16 Jul 1641  [1
    Children 
    +1. Anne Gill,   d. Between 28 Jun 1697 and 3 Jun 1698, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a tailor of Holborn, styled both "gentleman" and "yeoman." He and his wife were indicted for recusancy and not attending church in 1626, 1627/28, 1629, 1631-33, and 1635. They emigrated to Maryland in 1635. His nuncupative will names his son-in-law, James Neale, and his "cousin" Robert Cole.

      "Upon his return to England [James Neale] married Anne Gill, a gentlewoman, the daughter and heiress of Benjamin Gill, Gent., who had come to the Province about the same time as he, or about 1641. Benjamin Gill was a business partner of John Pile, of Sarum, but somehow his family remained in Europe and none of them joined him in Maryland. He died in 1658, whereupon Robert Cole, Gent., who had come from Middlesex, declared himself as his nearest of kin in the Province." [The Maryland Semmes and Kindred Families, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    2. [S4306] Christopher Johnston, "Neale Family of Charles County." Maryland Historical Magazine 7:201, 1912.

    3. [S5937] The Maryland Semmes and Kindred Families by Harry Wright Newman. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1956.