John Burton Gill and
Hannah Dale, father of
Major Ronald Gill and
husband of Edith Nalton
John was born in Princes
Terrace, Bean Street, Hull, Yorkshire on 6th April 1871
In 1881, according to the 1881
Census, John was aged 9 and living at 63 Middle Street North, Great Driffield
with his parents, three sisters and brother, George
John & Edith in 1891
According to the 1891 Census, John was living at 2 Union Street, Great
Driffield, aged 19, with his sister Emma, Head of the House and aged 25.
John was a Tailor’s Apprentice, born in Hull and Emma was a Dressmaker, born
John married Edith Nalton on 22nd
April 1895 at the Westborough Wesleyan Chapel in Scarborough. John was then
living at 19 Cambridge Street, Scarborough.Witnesses at the wedding were:
Fred Nalton – Edith’s brother
Bertha Nalton – wife of Fred
At the time of his marriage
John was a Tailor (Journeyman) – qualified tailor employed but not the owner.
On May 4th 1895, it
was reported in the Driffield Times “At Westborough Chapel, Scarbro’, April 22nd,
John Gill, Tailor, Scarbro’, to Edith, eldest daughter of Joseph Nalton,
On the death of Edith’s father,
Joseph Nalton, on 29th October 1900, John was the informant and
present at his death in Driffield.
John and his family then lived at 5 Melrose
Street, Scarborough. According to the 1901 Census,
John, aged 29, lived with his wife at 5 Melrose Street, Scarborough. Also in the
house were Gladys, aged 5; Joseph, aged 3; and John, aged 6 months John and Edith
had 13 children in total of whom only 7 survived.
John and Edith’s son Ronald's birth certificate of 8th February 1915
records John still as a Tailor (Journeyman) and his address then as 2 Rothbury
John died of angina Pectoris and cardiac failure on 11th July 1924 at
2 Rothbury Street. The informant was Harold Nalton, brother in law..
He is buried in Scarborough cemetery with his wife and sister.
John and Edith in 1918 with their 7 children
John, Gladys, Joseph and Edith
Row: Ronald, Hilda, Norman