John Gill

Son of 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 in Beverley

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, Driffield.”

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 Street, Scarborough.

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

Top row: John, Gladys, Joseph and Edith

Bottom Row: Ronald, Hilda, Norman

All family information is from Ron Gill, Kathleen Ditchburn and Pamela Gill.

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