Genealogy & Family History
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.
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
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 (1628–1702), 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.
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
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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