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Re: English Gillow to the US and Furniture
Posted by: Charles Gillow Date: November 12, 2000 at 01:17:43
In Reply to: Re: English Gillow to the US and Furniture by Phil Tomlinson of 91

Robert Gillow founded the furniture firm in the early 18th century (see below for Robert and first four generations of descendants). The numbers in this document are cross-references and endnotes.

I do not know when the Gillows emigrated to America but there are records of an early nt in Lynn, Mass in 17th century.

Charles Gillow


Descendants of Robert Gillow

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. 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 1771, Held in Lancashire Record Office
       
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 1795 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]

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 Armstrong1
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 Lancaster2.

More About Thomas Worswick:
Lived at: Leighton Hall
Profession: Banker
       
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 17453, and died 1795 in Middlesex, London. He married Jane Shaw 24 June 1771 in Saint Mary, Lancaster4, 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:
Will: 1795, Lancashire Record Office
       
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 Hall5. 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 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 5
Lived at: Ellel Grange
       
Children of Richard Gillow and Sarah Haresnape are:
       10       i.       Alice15 Gillow, died 19 June 1836 in Mount St, Grosvenor Sq.
       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, Preston6. 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.
       
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, Lancaster7

       20       iii.       Margaret Gillow, born 19 September 1798; died 22 June 1868.
+       21       iv.       Alice Gillow, born 1801; died 16 December 1886.
       22       v.       Sarah Anne Gillow, born 14 November 1803 in Lancaster; died 08 December 1871 in 8, Avenue d'Eylau, Paris8.

More About Sarah Anne Gillow:
Lived at: 1851, Clifton Hill, Forton9
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 Hammersmith10; 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 - 6,00411

       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 184912. He married Elizabeth Stapleton, daughter of Charles Stapleton and Elizabeth. She died 18 November 184813.

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.

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 185014.

More About Frances Monica Teresa Gillow:
Christening: 16 January 1823, Saint Mary, Yealand Convers15

       33       ii.       Elizabeth Gillow, born 1802; died 17 July 188116.

More About Elizabeth Gillow:
1881 Census: Nun at Taunton
Christening: 26 April 1802, Saint Mary, Yealand Convers17
Profession: Nun

       34       iii.       Catherine Gillow, born 1803 in London; died 26 December 188318.

More About Catherine Gillow:
1881 Census: Nun at Taunton
Christening: 14 October 1803, Saint Mary, Yealand Conyers19
Profession: 1881, Nun

       35       iv.       Monica Mary Alice Gillow, born 15 September 1805; died 05 August 180620.

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 1905.
       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 182921.

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, Liverpool22.

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 183723.
       41       x.       Revd George Joseph Gillow, born 16 April 1815 in Kensington24; died 27 November 1894 in Fulwood, Preston25.

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: 67326

       42       xi.       Joseph Gillow, born 04 January 1817 in Clifton; died 12 March 1865 in 4 Arlington Place, Bristol27.
       43       xii.       Rt Revd Mgr Charles Aloyisius Gillow, born 1818 in London; died 16 November 1896 in Leighton Hall, Carnforth28.

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 Convers29
Profession: Priest
Will: Will - 12,645

       44       xiii.       Anne Mary Winefrid Gillow, born 1820; died 30 November 1858 in Clifton, Bristol30,31.

More About Anne Mary Winefrid Gillow:
Christening: 20 September 1820, Saint Mary, Yealand Convers32

       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, 42,28433


Generation No. 4

       21. Alice16 Gillow (Robert15, Richard14, Robert13, Richard12, George11, Richard10, John Allen9, George8, George7, Paulyn6, Thomas5, Ralph4, Thomas3, Thomas2 De Gillow, Elias1) was born 1801, and died 16 December 1886. She married John Frederick Chadwick 02 May 1836 in Saint Peter's, Lancaster34. He died 08 March 1857.

More About Alice Gillow:
Christening: 10 March 1801, Saint Peter, Lancaster34
       
Children of Alice Gillow and John Chadwick are:
       46       i.       Francis17 Chadwick, born 1841. He married Elizabeth Trapper 06 February 1867.
       47       ii.       Robert Newton Chadwick, born 25 December 1842.

       36. Richard Thomas16 Gillow (Richard15, Richard14, Robert13, Richard12, George11, Richard10, John Allen9, George8, George7, Paulyn6, Thomas5, Ralph4, Thomas3, Thomas2 De Gillow, Elias1) was born 21 December 1806 in London, and died 14 October 190535. He married Mary Anne Eyston 20 May 1845, daughter of Charles Eyston and Maria Metcalfe. She was born 07 January 1819 in Bath, Somerset36, and died 25 April 1890 in Leighton Hall, Carnforth37.

Notes for Richard Thomas Gillow:

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

He built thechurch 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: 38

More About Mary Anne Eyston:
Burial: St Mary's, Yealand Conyers
Will: Will - 18,981
       
Children of Richard Gillow and Mary Eyston are:
       48       i.       Josephine Mary17 Gillow, died 30 March 195039.
       49       ii.       Colonel Richard Charles Gillow, born 08 May 1844; died 14 January 1901 in Castle Park, Lancaster40. He married Agnes Mary Riddell 28 September 1869 in Newcastle41; born Abt. 1846; died 10 May 192342.

Notes for Colonel Richard Charles Gillow:

The tomb at Yealand Conyers describes him as being 54 at death - this would suggest a DOB ca. 1847.

He was a Colonel

Richard GILLOW (AFN: THHL-ZW)
Sex: M

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Event(s):
Born: < 1847
<Battle Hill, , Northumberland, England>

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Parents:

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Marriage(s):
Spouse: Agnes RIDDELL (AFN: THHM-02)
Marriage: Abt 1873
Of, Battle Hill, Northumberland, England


More About Colonel Richard Charles Gillow:
Burial: St Mary's, Yealand Conyers
Lived at: Castle Park, Lancaster43

Notes for Agnes Mary Riddell:
Agnes RIDDELL (AFN: THHM-02)
Sex: F

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Event(s):
Born: Abt 1851
Battle Hill, , Northumberland, England

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Parents:
Father: Charles Francis RIDDELL (AFN: G5R6-WN)
Mother: Mary Catherine BLOUNT (AFN: G5R6-4P)


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Marriage(s):
Spouse: Richard GILLOW (AFN: THHL-ZW)
Marriage: Abt 1873
Of, Battle Hill, Northumberland, England


More About Agnes Mary Riddell:
Burial: St Mary's, Yealand Conyers

       50       iii.       Mary Teresa Gillow, born 15 September 1847 in Leighton Hall; died 05 January 188044. She married Henry Matthias Riddell 1872.
       51       iv.       Isabella Mary Gillow, born 1848 in Leighton Hall; died 21 June 193845.

More About Isabella Mary Gillow:
1881 Census: Living at Leighton Hall, age 31 [sic]
Burial: St Mary's, Yealand Conyers

       52       v.       Robert Joseph Gillow, born 20 March 1850; died 04 September 1893 in 3, Mount Vernon Green, Liverpool46.

More About Robert Joseph Gillow:
Burial: St Mary's, Yealand Conyers
Lived at: Liverpool
Will: Will - 1,98747

       53       vi.       George William Gillow, born 22 March 1851; died 18 February 1909 in Kensington, London48,49. He married Maria Dicks; born 1848.

More About George William Gillow:
1881 Census: Living at Leighton Hal, age 22
Profession: 1881, Barrister

       54       vii.       Very Rev Mgr Francis John Gillow, born 25 September 1852; died 23 October 1927.

Notes for Very Rev Mgr Francis John Gillow:

He worked in Liverpool before moving to the Willows in 1895, where he lived until his death in 1927.

Between 1886 and 1895, he was the priest at Cottam. In 1893 he raised 700 by a bazaar and restored the chapel. The restoration included the building of the lady altar and the erection of a marble altar in the sanctuary. [Ref a plaque in Cottam Chapel]

F.J.Singleton, in Mowbreck Hall and the Willows, writes: ''His death in 1927 cast a shadow over the whole town, and it is said that the first person to call at the presbytery to offer his condolences was the Church of England minister''.

More About Very Rev Mgr Francis John Gillow:
Burial: Kirkham50
Lived at: Kirkham
Profession: Priest51


Endnotes

1. Notes on early Gillows by Pauline King.
2. Not known, "Family Tree of Leighton Hall Gillows," Photocopy, Marr at Lancr. P.C 26 April 1756.
3. Antiques collector 10/83 p.47
4. Boyd, Boyd's Marriage Index, Vol 8.
5. Not known, "Family Tree of Leighton Hall Gillows," Photocopy.
6. Boyd, Boyd's Marriage Index, Vol 9.
7. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 302.
8. Somerset House Wills
9. 1851 Census 2270/408
10. 1881 Census.
11. Somerset House Wills Folio 256
12. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab One, Inscription above the tomb.
13. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab One.
14. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
15. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 303.
16. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
17. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 303.
18. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
19. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 303.
20. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
21. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab One.
22. 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.
23. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
24. 1881 Census.
25. Brass plaque, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
26. Somerset House Will
27. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
28. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab One.
29. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 303.
30. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
31. Not known, "Family Tree of Leighton Hall Gillows," Photocopy, Location given as Clifton, Bristol.
32. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 302.
33. Somerset House Wills, Folio 1303, Reference to his widow being called Elizabeth.
34. IGI, "Electronic," p.34, 302.
35. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab Two.
36. Not known, "Family Tree of Leighton Hall Gillows," Photocopy.
37. Somerset House Wills give a date of death of 25 April
38. Not known, "Family Tree of Leighton Hall Gillows," Photocopy.
39. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
40. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab Three.
41. Not known, "Family Tree of Leighton Hall Gillows," Photocopy.
42. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab Three.
43. Somerset House Will of his mother
44. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
45. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab Two, (note that the plaque in the church gives date of death as 20 June.).
46. Gillow Tomb at St Mary's, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, Slab Two.
47. Somerset House Will
48. Brass plaques, behind family pews, St Mary's, Yealand Conyers.
49. Not known, "Family Tree of Leighton Hall Gillows," Photocopy, Location given as Kensington, London.
50. Family Tomb at Kirkham.
51. Family Tomb at Kirkham, "..For 32 years pastor of this church.."




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