Edward Gill

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 Date of Birth  9th September 1848    Spouse  Ann Irwin
 Place of Birth  Lowwood, Colton. Lancs    Child #1  Mary Gill. born 18/12/1873
 Date of Death  6th May 1892    Child #2  Dorothy Gill. born 17/09/1875
 Place of Death  South Africa ( see below ! )    Child #3  William Gill. born 11/11/1877
 Father's Name  John Gill    Child #4  George Gill. born 08/09/1879
 Mother's Name  Mary Smith    Child #5  Ann Irwin Gill. born 02/03/1881
 Sister's Name  Alice Gill c1844    Child #6  Elizabeth Gill. born 24/04/1884
 Brother's Name  Joseph Gill c1846    Child #7  Hannah Gill. born 20/04/1886
 Sister's Name  Sarah Gill b1850    Child #8  Eleanor Gill. born 18/03/1888
       Child #9  Sarah Gill. born 11/05/1890

My Mum ( Eleanor ) always told us that her Grandad Gill was in South Africa, prospecting for gold....and it was there he was murdered
for his riches by an 'acquaintance'. That same person was reported to have returned to England ... "a wealthier person !!"

We first see Edward in the 1851 Census as a 2YO. In 1881, he is shown as an Iron Miner ...so that fits with the gold mining story!