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red mail James Sommerville Gill
Trying to trace details about a James Gill born c1871 possibly Scotland and his father is named as James GILL on his marriage certificate. His father is still alive in 1898 when James married Sybella Glithero in Coventry. When their 2 children are born he states his name as JAMES SOMERVILLE GILL and James S Gill. On their marriage certificate he's just James Gill. On the 1901 census he's listed as James Gill born c1872 Scotland working as a pneumatic tyre worker in Aston Manor Warwickshire so he's probably working for Dunlop. He died age 36 in 1907 in Coventry and I can't find any other information about him and because he died intestate there was no will. The name SOMERVILLE/SOMMERVILLE doesn't crop up in any other documents either. If anyone has any information about either James Gill I'd appreciate you getting in touch.
red mail Daniel Sommerville
I am trying to trace the history of my father James Sommerville, his father was also a James Sommerville who was born in Holly Wood County Down and was a Horsekeeper in 1839, does anyone know of him or his family, apparently my father was married to a Phyllis Hale in London in 1920 and went to Africa in 1943 and never heard of since my birth in 1942. Incredibly I have horses and dogs so I must take after that part of the family. Any information would be greatfully rec.
red mail Holywood 1793
From Old Statistical Account for Scotland 2 Holywood From materials furnsihed by Rev Dr Bryce Johnston, Minister of the Parish. p 26 State of the Poor; The average number of poor who now receive alms is 15. Theannual sum expended for their relief is about £32 produced by the collections in the church on Sundays, excepting the interest of a small sum appropriated to them. These 15 persons are all maintained in their own houses or boarded out in other families none of them are kept in hospitals or work-houses. Besides the relief from the parish, the poor receive frequent supplies of food and clothes from charitable and well-disposed people. They are however, kept from begging from door to door most effectually, by the assurance of their inevitably losing all parish relief if they persist in the practice. As the church session is extremely attentive to give them relief, according to their necessities, to provide medical assistance for them when sick, to pay the schoolmaster for teaching their children reading, writing, and the common rules of arithmetic, their own interest induces them...

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