William Gill and his wife Mary Pope immigrated to
Within the first two years of arriving in South Australia their youngest daughter Priscilla died at Tam O’Shanter in May 1848, their oldest daughter married and their youngest son John Henry was born in November the same year. Only months after John Henry’s birth William died in June 1849 at Tam O’Shanter aged 49. Mary was then widowed with an infant son, two young daughters and three older sons by then teenagers. Mary remarried James Hodson in 1853. She died 10 years later in November 1863.
William and Mary’s oldest daughter, Elizabeth married Isaac Pike in 1848 and had moved to
William and Mary’s fourth son Christopher married Kate Webber and they eventually settled near Blinman at Gum Creek Station. William and Sarah lived near Navan at a property called Angle Farm and John Henry settled near Gawler. Mary and her husband Henry Warren Short remained in the Tam O’ Shanter area and Eliza Jane and husband Eli Tanner remained in the Port Adelaide area moving to
While some of the Gills farmed the land north of
This website covers four generations of William Gill and Mary Pope’s descendants and is the result of several of William and Mary’s descendants’ research into the family’s history including that of Mauri Gill, Gillian Mercer, Graham J. Gill & Anne Williams of South Australia, David Cullen of Tasmania and Myrna Willis & Bill Keem of Victoria. Much assistance had also been received from the generous subscribers of Rootsweb’s AUS-SAGEN mailing list, http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/AUS/AUS-SAGEN.html
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