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Gill of Norton and Carr House


Elizabeth (1614-1636), daughter of Leonard Gill and Elizabeth (Nee Saunderson) m.William Spencer, of Attercliffe Hall and Bramley Grange. William Spencer m(2) Sarah Westby, daughter of George Westby of Ravenfield and Frances Boroughs of Guilthwaite.

After John Bright resigned as Governor of Sheffield, in 1644, his brother-in-law, Edward Gill was appointed Governor. In 1692 Gill was High Sherriff of the County of York.

Edward Gill of Carr House married (1) Ruth daughter of Stephen Bright of Carbrook, (2) Elizabeth Westby 18 JUL 1638 at Rotherham.

Pedigree of Gill of Norton and Carr House/
Pedigree of Gill of Norton and Carr House/

The Will and probate of Edward Gill of Carrhouse

Bequests to the poor of the town and parish of Rotherham. His lands and tenements in Kimberworth to his wife for life and then to his son, John Gill, for ever. The messuage he holds in Gresbrooke as mortgagee of the Earl of Strafford, to his two sons-in-law, John Morewood and Joseph Stones for the use of his wife, her heirs and assigns. To each of his sons and daughters ten pounds apiece. All his goods at Brimington Hall to his son John Gill. All the tables, ranges, huds and brewing vessels in his house at Carrhouse to remain as heirlooms and be only used by his wife. Certain lands in Staveley to his sons-in-law Morewood and Stones. 10 October, 1671. Source:Sheffield Archives: Oakes Deeds

Westby Gill(1649-1746) was deputy to Sir Thomas Hewett when Surveyor General

In 1681 Henry Gill, a younger son of Edward Gill of Carr House, Greasbrough, Rotherham, and Elizabeth Westby, purchased the Oakes at Norton, Sheffield. His eldest daughter, Elizabeth, eventually his sole heiress, married in 1699 Richard Bagshawe, second son of Adam Bagshawe of Wormhill, Derbyshire, a younger brother of William Bagshawe of Ford Hall (16281702), the 'Apostle of the Peak'. The Oakes was, after the death of Henry Gill, the chief seat of Richard Bagshawe and his descendants, though Wormhill Hall also eventually came to him.

Three sons of Richard Bagshawe and Elizabeth Gill - Richard, William and John - held the Oakes estates in succession. When the last of the three brothers died in 1791 the estate was left to a Bagshawe cousin in the male line, John Bagshawe of the Ford Hall family. At his death, unmarried, in 1801, it was inherited by a Hull doctor, William Chambers Darling, grandson of Ellen, one of the daughters of Richard Bagshawe and Elizabeth Gill. As Sir William Chambers Bagshawe, he became well-known as a local personality and carried out many alterations at the Oakes. He and his son William John Bagshawe both had large families and their descendants continued to reside at the Oakes until the 1980s.

Extract from Bagshaw Pedigree
 Read more from The History of the County of Derby  By Stephen Glover

Adam Bagshaw of Wormhill, gentleman, inherited the lead mines within the Liberty of the Kingsfield in the High Peak, from his grandfather Richard Torr of Castleton.


See also Saunderson. Elizabeth Saunderson daughter of Robert Saunderson of Guilthwaite married Leonard Gill

See also Bright of Carbrook. Edward Gill married first to Ruth, daughter of Stephen Bright.

See also Westby of Ravenfield. Edward Gill married secondly to Elizabeth Westby of Ravenfield.

See also Spenser. Elizabeth Gill married William Spencer of Attercliffe and Bramley.

See also Morewood. Mary Gill married Rowland Morewood of The Oakes.

See also Stones. Ruth Gill married Joseph Stones of Hemsworth and Mosborough.

See also Fell. Alice Bagshaw married John Fell of Attercliffe Forge.

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