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Re: English Gillow to the US and Furniture
Posted by: Charles Gillow Date: August 25, 2001 at 01:19:44
In Reply to: Re: English Gillow to the US and Furniture by robert haresnape of 91

Robert

Your correction to the date of death of Thomas Robert Gillow, b. 1745, is much appreciated.

However, the reference to "Robert Gillow of London, son of Riachrd Gillow of Lancaster" is puzzling. Thomas Robert was the son of Robert (1704-1772) and brother of Richard (1734-1811).

My corrected version of the three generations from Richard (1660-1717) follows:

Generation No. 1

       1. Robert13 Gillow (Richard12, George11, Richard10, John Allen9, George8, George7, Paulyn6, Thomas5, Ralph4, Thomas3, Thomas2 De Gillow, Elias1) was born 1704, and died 1772. He married Agnes Fell 30 January 1729/30 in Lancaster.

Notes for Robert Gillow:

Robert Gillow came to Lancaster in 1718 and began a career as a provinicial cabinet maker.

Robert may have originally come to Lancaster to be close to his father who was in the castle following the 1715 Jacobite rebellion. He aligned himself with a family called Sattersthwaite who were small time traders and went with them to the West Indies as a ships carpenter. In Jamaica he was fascinated with mahogany and brought a few baulks of it back to Lancaster in 1710. This may have been the first mahogany to be imported to England.

After his apprenticeship obtained freedom in 1727/8. He went into partnership with George Haresnape, but by 1735 was working on his own. He was among the first to work on the exotic timbers arriving in the port of Lancaster as ballast. He developed a thriving business fitting out ships cabins and enlisted the help of one Captain Robert Sandys to import mahogany. He exported furniture to the west Indies in return for commodities such as rum and sugar.

Robert retired from the business in 1769.

More About Robert Gillow:
Christening: 10 August 1704, Garstang
Lived at: Singleton and Winmarleigh
Will: 30 November 17711,2

More About Robert Gillow and Agnes Fell:
Marriage: 30 January 1729/30, Lancaster
       
Children of Robert Gillow and Agnes Fell are:
+       2       i.       Alice14 Gillow.
       3       ii.       Edward Gillow.

More About Edward Gillow:
Burial: 07 February 1740/41

+       4       iii.       Thomas Robert Gillow, born 1745; died 1793 in Middlesex, London.
+       5       iv.       Richard Gillow, born 1734; died 14 August 1811 in Ellel Hall.
       6       v.       Rev John Gillow, born 1753; died 08 February 1828.

Notes for Rev John Gillow:

Trained at Douai (1766-1791) and then in 1791 he began to sign the register in Lop Lane (Blake St) York Mission. Was in York until 1811. [SocGen Lib]

He built a chapel in York, and his memory lived on in a stained glass representation of him in a window in the church which succeded the old chapel. [Ref Peter Morgan's thesis p.28] The new chapel was built in 1802 and the old chapel and presbytery sold to the Freemasons.

He was the second President of Ushaw College, 1811-1828 and according to Milburn, he was, ''of all Ushaw presidents the most mourned''

More About Rev John Gillow:
Portrait: In possesion of Katherine Armstrong3
Profession: 1779, Priest


Generation No. 2

       2. Alice14 Gillow (Robert13, Richard12, George11, Richard10, John Allen9, George8, George7, Paulyn6, Thomas5, Ralph4, Thomas3, Thomas2 De Gillow, Elias1) She married Thomas Worswick 26 April 1756 in Lancaster4.

More About Thomas Worswick:
Lived at: Leighton Hall
Profession: Banker

More About Thomas Worswick and Alice Gillow:
Marriage: 26 April 1756, Lancaster4
       
Child of Alice Gillow and Thomas Worswick is:
+       7       i.       Alexander15 Worswick, died 1814 in Leighton Hall.

       4. Thomas Robert14 Gillow (Robert13, Richard12, George11, Richard10, John Allen9, George8, George7, Paulyn6, Thomas5, Ralph4, Thomas3, Thomas2 De Gillow, Elias1) was born 17455, and died 1793 in Middlesex, London. He married Jane Shaw 24 June 1771 in Saint Mary, Lancaster6, daughter of Bryan Shaw and Jane.

Notes for Thomas Robert Gillow:

A partner in the family firm from 1769, based in London. Made a freeman of Lancaster in 1766-7.

More About Thomas Robert Gillow:
Burial: Lancaster Priory7
Will: 1795, Lancashire Record Office

More About Thomas Gillow and Jane Shaw:
Marriage: 24 June 1771, Saint Mary, Lancaster8
       
Children of Thomas Gillow and Jane Shaw are:
       8       i.       Robert15 Gillow, died 10 March 1798 in Lisbon.

Notes for Robert Gillow:

Recorded on the family tree as a student at Lisbon to 1798. A partner in the family firm from 1795.

More About Robert Gillow:
Lived at: Middlesex
Will: 1798, Lancashire Record Office

       9       ii.       Jane Gillow.

More About Jane Gillow:
Lived at: Franciscan Convent, Taunton
Profession: Nun

       5. Richard14 Gillow (Robert13, Richard12, George11, Richard10, John Allen9, George8, George7, Paulyn6, Thomas5, Ralph4, Thomas3, Thomas2 De Gillow, Elias1) was born 1734, and died 14 August 1811 in Ellel Hall9. He married Sarah Haresnape 01 February 1761 in Saint Mary, Lancaster. She died 14 August 1793.

Notes for Richard Gillow:
Richard Gillow developed the family business on a factory scale. Hepplewhite may have been an apprentice. He invented the expanding table and a number of other innovations.

Richard Gillow became a partner in the thriving cabinet making business in 1757 and took over on his father's retirement in 1769. He was made a freeman of Lancaster in 1754-5. He had been sent by his father to London where he trained as an architect. Among his architectural works was the Custom House in Lancaster.

In London, Richard became conversant with the ways of the capital and the latest craze for the Adam syle. He realised that the business would only expand if it opened a London branch and one was duly established at 176, Oxford Street (Road) in 1769 ('Adventure to London'). After a few years, Richard's brother, Robert, took up the management of the London business.

He set up in London at Little Holland House and also had a house in Ramsgate where he built the catholic church.

Richard retired from the business on 14 August 1800.

More About Richard Gillow:
Burial: Lancaster 9
Lived at: Ellel Grange

More About Richard Gillow and Sarah Haresnape:
Marriage: 01 February 1761, Saint Mary, Lancaster
       
Children of Richard Gillow and Sarah Haresnape are:
       10       i.       Alice15 Gillow, born Abt. 1771 in Lancashire10; died 19 June 1836 in Mount St, Grosvenor Square. She married Niccolo Schiavonetti 02 September 1812 in Hammersmith, Middlesex.

More About Alice Gillow:
Burial: St George, Hannover Square

More About Niccolo Schiavonetti and Alice Gillow:
Marriage: 02 September 1812, Hammersmith, Middlesex

       11       ii.       Agnes, died 09 July 1818.
       12       iii.       Sarah Gillow, died 25 October 1801.
       13       iv.       Isabel Gillow.
+       14       v.       Robert Gillow, born 09 October 1764; died 11 July 1838.
+       15       vi.       George Gillow, born 1766; died 01 December 1822.
+       16       vii.       Richard Gillow, born 1772; died 16 December 1849.


Generation No. 3

       7. Alexander15 Worswick (Alice14 Gillow, Robert13, Richard12, George11, Richard10, John Allen9, George8, George7, Paulyn6, Thomas5, Ralph4, Thomas3, Thomas2 De Gillow, Elias1) died 1814 in Leighton Hall.

Notes for Alexander Worswick:
Bought Leighton Hall from John Townley in 1786.
       
Child of Alexander Worswick is:
       17       i.       Thomas16 Worswick.

       14. Robert15 Gillow (Richard14, Robert13, Richard12, George11, Richard10, John Allen9, George8, George7, Paulyn6, Thomas5, Ralph4, Thomas3, Thomas2 De Gillow, Elias1) was born 09 October 1764, and died 11 July 1838. He married Anne Parker 20 June 1797 in Saint John, Preston11. She was born 10 December 1764, and died 06 January 1841.

Notes for Robert Gillow:

Robert was a partner in the family firm from 1785.

More About Robert Gillow and Anne Parker:
Marriage: 20 June 1797, Saint John, Preston11
       
Children of Robert Gillow and Anne Parker are:
       18       i.       Agnes16 Gillow, died 09 July 1818.

More About Agnes Gillow:
Profession: Nun

       19       ii.       Anna Gillow, born 1799.

Notes for Anna Gillow:
Ob inf.

More About Anna Gillow:
Christening: 04 August 1799, St Peters, Lancaster12

       20       iii.       Margaret Gillow, born 19 September 1798; died 22 June 1868.
       21       iv.       Alice Gillow, born 1801; died 16 December 1886. She married John Frederick Chadwick 02 May 1836 in Saint Peter's, Lancaster12; died 08 March 1857.

More About Alice Gillow:
Christening: 10 March 1801, Saint Peter, Lancaster12

More About John Chadwick and Alice Gillow:
Marriage: 02 May 1836, Saint Peter's, Lancaster12

       22       v.       Sarah Anne Gillow, born 14 November 1803 in Lancaster; died 08 December 1871 in 8, Avenue d'Eylau, Paris13.

More About Sarah Anne Gillow:
Lived at: 1851, Clifton Hill, Forton14
Will: 1872, Will - 7000

       23       vi.       Mary Agnes Gillow, born 1805; died 06 September 1856.

More About Mary Agnes Gillow:
Christening: 07 June 1805, Saint Peter, Lancaster

       15. George15 Gillow (Richard14, Robert13, Richard12, George11, Richard10, John Allen9, George8, George7, Paulyn6, Thomas5, Ralph4, Thomas3, Thomas2 De Gillow, Elias1) was born 1766, and died 01 December 1822. He married Judith Gildon. She died 02 March 1843.

Notes for George Gillow:

George was a partner in the family firm from 1787.
       
Children of George Gillow and Judith Gildon are:
       24       i.       Mary16 Gillow, died 14 February 1871.
       25       ii.       Agnes Gillow, died 29 November 1867 in North End, Fulham.

More About Agnes Gillow:
Profession: Spinster
Will: 1871, Will - 600 Folio 318

       26       iii.       Sarah Gillow.
       27       iv.       Teresa Gillow.

More About Teresa Gillow:
Profession: Nun

       28       v.       Georgina Gillow, born 1804 in Hammersmith15; died 01 February 1890 in Fulham.

More About Georgina Gillow:
1881 Census: Living in Fulham with her sister Rose
Lived at: 18 Edith Villas, North End, Fulham
Will: 1890, Will - 6,00416

       29       vi.       Clara Gillow, died 16 January 1857 in Clifton Hill.
       30       vii.       Magdaline Gillow, died 20 March 1893 in West Kensington.
       31       viii.       Rose Gillow, born 1813 in Hammersmith; died 20 March 1893 in Fulham.

Notes for Rose Gillow:

1871 Proved the will of her sister, Agnes

More About Rose Gillow:
1881 Census: Living in Fulham
Lived at: 18, Edith Villas, North End, Fulham
Will: 1893, Will - 12,512

       16. Richard15 Gillow (Richard14, Robert13, Richard12, George11, Richard10, John Allen9, George8, George7, Paulyn6, Thomas5, Ralph4, Thomas3, Thomas2 De Gillow, Elias1) was born 1772, and died 16 December 184917. He married Elizabeth Stapleton, daughter of Charles Stapleton and Elizabeth. She died 18 November 184818.

Notes for Richard Gillow:

Richard was a partner in the family firm from 1796, based in London. He bought Leighton Hall in 1822 for 22,000 from his cousin Thomas Worswick whose bank, Worswicks of Lancaster had gone bust.

Richard Gillow sold the family business to Mr Waring in 1834.

More About Richard Gillow:
Burial: St Mary's, Yealand Conyers
Christening: 08 March 1772, Saint Mary's, Yealand Convers
Lived at: Bef. 1822, Ellel Grange

More About Elizabeth Stapleton:
Burial: St Mary's, Yealand Conyers
       
Children of Richard Gillow and Elizabeth Stapleton are:
       32       i.       Frances Monica Teresa16 Gillow, born 1823; died 06 May 185019.

More About Frances Monica Teresa Gillow:
Christening: 16 January 1823, Saint Mary, Yealand Convers20

       33       ii.       Elizabeth Gillow, born 1802; died 17 July 188121.

More About Elizabeth Gillow:
1881 Census: Nun at Taunton
Christening: 26 April 1802, Saint Mary, Yealand Convers22
Profession: Nun

       34       iii.       Catherine Gillow, born 1803 in London; died 26 December 188323.

More About Catherine Gillow:
1881 Census: Nun at Taunton
Christening: 14 October 1803, Saint Mary, Yealand Conyers24
Profession: 1881, Nun

       35       iv.       Monica Mary Alice Gillow, born 15 September 1805; died 05 August 180625.

More About Monica Mary Alice Gillow:
Christening: 16 September 1805, Saint Mary, Yealand Convers

       36       v.       Richard Thomas Gillow, born 21 December 1806 in London; died 14 October 190526. He married Mary Anne Eyston 20 May 1845; born 07 January 1819 in Bath, Somerset27; died 25 April 1890 in Leighton Hall, Carnforth28.

Notes for Richard Thomas Gillow:

He built the church at Yealand for 1400 and added a wing to Leighton Hall in 1870.

More About Richard Thomas Gillow:
Burial: St Mary's, Yealand Conyers
Lived at: Leighton Hall
Medical Information: Lived to the age of 98
Profession: Justice of the Peace
Ushaw: 29

More About Mary Anne Eyston:
Burial: St Mary's, Yealand Conyers
Will: Will - 18,981

More About Richard Gillow and Mary Eyston:
Marriage: 20 May 1845

       37       vi.       Mary Alice Gillow, born 30 August 1808.

More About Mary Alice Gillow:
Christening: 30 August 1808, Saint Mary, Yealand Convers

       38       vii.       John Gregory Gillow, born 1810; died 23 December 182930.

More About John Gregory Gillow:
Burial: St Mary, Yealand Conyers
Christening: 13 March 1810, St Mary, Yealand Conyers

       39       viii.       Robert Gillow, born 28 July 1811; died 22 August 1847 in Bishops Eaton, Liverpool31.

Notes for Robert Gillow:

From 1836 he was priest at St Nicholas, Copperas Hill and later also of St Patrick's. Died ministering to plague victims. His brother, George, was also a priest at St Nicholas.

More About Robert Gillow:
Lived at: Liverpool
Profession: Priest

       40       ix.       Mary Gillow, born 16 January 1813; died 09 September 183732.
       41       x.       Revd George Joseph Gillow, born 16 April 1815 in Kensington33; died 27 November 1894 in Fulwood, Preston34.

Notes for Revd George Joseph Gillow:

Arrived at St Nicholas's in 1836. Later, he moved to Preston.

At his panegyric at English Martyr's Church, Preston, in 1894, Canon John Walmesley recounted this incident:

''One day, it is related, a messenger hurriedly arrived at the presbytery and said: ''For God's sake, will some of you come to St Patricks's and bury the dead, for the church is full of corpses and people attending them, and all the priests are down with fever ?'' The priests around the table looked at each other as much as to say, ''Who will be the next victim ?'' When George Gillow exclaimed quietly, ''I will go if you like''. Later he caught the fever but recovered.''

[Ref Peter Morgan's thesis]



More About Revd George Joseph Gillow:
1881 Census: Priest at Fulwood
Christening: 15 April 1815, Saint Mary, Yealand Convers
Lived at: Fulwood, Preston
Portrait: Photograph in Peter Morgan's thesis p.48
Profession: Priest
Will: 67335

       42       xi.       Joseph Gillow, born 04 January 1817 in Clifton; died 12 March 1865 in 4 Arlington Place, Bristol36.
       43       xii.       Rt Revd Mgr Charles Aloyisius Gillow, born 1818 in London; died 16 November 1896 in Leighton Hall, Carnforth37.

Notes for Rt Revd Mgr Charles Aloyisius Gillow:
Monsiegneur. House Procurator (1843-1850) and Procurator at Ushaw 1850- 889.

More About Rt Revd Mgr Charles Aloyisius Gillow:
1881 Census: Priest, Esh, Durham
Burial: St Mary's, Yealand Conyers
Christening: 27 November 1818, Saint Mary, Yealand Convers38
Profession: Priest
Will: Will - 12,645

       44       xiii.       Anne Mary Winefrid Gillow, born 1820; died 30 November 1858 in Clifton, Bristol39,40.

More About Anne Mary Winefrid Gillow:
Christening: 20 September 1820, Saint Mary, Yealand Convers41

       45       xiv.       William Austin Gillow, born 1826; died 16 March 1899 in Christ Church Rd, Worthing. He married (1) Elizabeth. He married (2) Agnes Markland 01 July 1848 in Bristol; died 21 July 1890 in Haverstock Hill, London.

More About William Austin Gillow:
Christening: 07 May 1826, Saint Mary, Yealand Convers
Will: 1899, 42,28442

More About William Gillow and Agnes Markland:
Marriage: 01 July 1848, Bristol


Endnotes

1. Lancashire Record Office, Handlist 3.
2. Lancashire Wills 1748-1792, Robert Gillow, the Elder of Lancaster, cabient maker, A 1773.
3. Notes on early Gillows by Pauline King.
4. Not known, "Family Tree of Leighton Hall Gillows," Photocopy, Marr at Lancr. P.C 26 April 1756.
5. Antiques collector 10/83 p.47
6. Boyd, Boyd's Marriage Index, Vol 8.
7. Kenneth H Docton, Lancaster Priory Gravestones, Extract by Robert Haresnape gave date of death as 22 Sep 1793, aged 48..
8. Boyd, Boyd's Marriage Index, Vol 8.
9. Not known, "Family Tree of Leighton Hall Gillows," Photocopy.
10. Family Search Ancestral File, "Electronic," AFN: 2180-BP1.
11. Boyd, Boyd's Marriage Index, Vol 9.
12. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 302.
13. Somerset House Wills
14. 1851 Census 2270/408
15. 1881 Census.
16. Somerset House Wills Folio 256
17. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab One, Inscription above the tomb.
18. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab One.
19. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
20. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 303.
21. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
22. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 303.
23. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
24. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 303.
25. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
26. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab Two.
27. Not known, "Family Tree of Leighton Hall Gillows," Photocopy.
28. Somerset House Wills give a date of death of 25 April
29. Not known, "Family Tree of Leighton Hall Gillows," Photocopy.
30. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab One.
31. Father Peter Morgan, The Gillows and the Growth of Catholicism in the North of England in the Nineteenth Century, MA Dissertation, University of Liverpool, December 1996, p.31.
32. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
33. 1881 Census.
34. Brass plaque, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
35. Somerset House Will
36. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
37. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab One.
38. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 303.
39. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
40. Not known, "Family Tree of Leighton Hall Gillows," Photocopy, Location given as Clifton, Bristol.
41. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 302.
42. Somerset House Wills, Folio 1303, Reference to his widow being called Elizabeth.



Charles Gillow


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