Eric Gill needs some love

+7 votes
Eric Gill fought in D-Day WWII.  His profile has no parents, siblings  or spouse.  Anybody?
WikiTree profile: Eric Gill
in The Tree House by Jo Gill G2G6 Pilot (176k points)

3 Answers

+6 votes
Jo::  Eric gill,mothers maiden name Burgin,I looked for a gill that married a

Burgin,nothing found.Likely Yorkshire requires buy  birth certificate too see info

England often does this.
by Wayne Morgan G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+6 votes
Someone with a Find my Past account with England access can see his birth record. I don't have that access but it shows up in the search.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (557k points)
This might be a little difficult.

FindMyPast shows both an Eric and an Eric R. Gill in Doncaster on the 2002 Electoral Register. Both are 65+. Eric R. has a Norma Gill living in the house. The other Eric is living alone. They don't show a marriage for either.
+6 votes

I found three Gill-Burgin marriages on Findmypast. One was in Devon, one was in Yorkshire but too early, which leaves the third:


First name(s) Harry
Last name Gill
Age 26
Birth year 1860
Residence 34 Eldon Street
Marriage year 1886
Marriage date 10 Feb 1886
Marriage place Sheffield, Cathedral Church of St Peter & St Paul
Spouse's first name(s) Eliza
Spouse's last name Burgin
Spouse's age 28
Spouse's residence Retford
Father's first name(s) Henry
Father's last name Gill
Spouse's father's first name(s) Samuel
Spouse's father's last name Burgin
County Yorkshire (West Riding)
Country England
Archive reference PR-138-3-115
Page 129
Archive Sheffield Archives & Local Studies
Record set Yorkshire Marriages
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Parish Marriages

by Gillian Causier G2G6 Pilot (301k points)
Harry was born in 1860, Eliza in 1858, son Eric was born 1916, which means Eliza was 58.  They married in Sheffield.  Married for 30 years before Eric was born in Yorkshire.

Maybe the Yorkshire marriage is the correct one.

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