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Joanna Monnington

Joanna Monnington, Rye, East Sussex

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Clockmaking Family: Gill

13th June 2012

Joanna Monnington:

I've just found another interesting snippet regarding Daniel Gill - From the Sussex Weekly Advertiser.
17 September 1810
The unfortunate convict, Wilson, who was executed on Saturday the 8th
inst. at Horsham for a burglary in the shop of Mr. Gill, watchmaker, at
Rye, wrote a letter a few days prior to his execution to Mr. Gill, informing
him in the most solemn manner, that he had given three of the stolen
watches, all new ones, to a Corporal of the regiment to which he belonged;
two to Privates, and that two others were hid in a wall at Winchelsea; he
also stated that an accomplice named Hodges had all the rest of the stolen
property with which he deserted soon after the commission of the robbery.
In consequence of this information, Mr. Gill went to Dover where the
regiment then was and endeavoured to recover some of his property; but
the parties accused by the letter of the convict denied ever having had the
watches; and all he has been able to recover is two, one or both of which
have been found in the wall at Winchelsea.
Shows how things haven't really changed that much for shopkeepers/jewelers (apart from the execution)!

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Clockmaking Family: Gill

13th June 2012

Joanna Monnington:

Hello Celia, that photo is amazing - the case and face look identical to mine - just not sure what is on the silvered dial due to the reflections. Well done for seeing that other thread - I'm just getting used to how these message boards work! I think the reply I sent to you yesterday has just appeared as well! Kind regards, Joanna

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Clockmaking Family: Gill

12th June 2012

Joanna Monnington:

Dear Celia, that happened when I messaged you last time - the website seems to log you out if you take to long. Luckily I went back and found what I'd written still in the box! If it's easier my email is joannamonn@btinternet.com Kind regards, Joanna

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Clockmaking Family: Gill

6th June 2012

Joanna Monnington:

Dear Celia, so sorry I have only just realised you answered my comment in 2009! I think this conversation is quite lengthy!!! They must have improved the website as I actually received an email telling me Brian had commented but had no idea you had done so a couple of year's ago! My clock has no date on the dial but as Daniel Gill went out of business in 1794 and my ancestor who bought it was born in 1771 - I'm assuming it was one of his later clocks. it is about 6'6" tall, wooden case (mahogany?)with a pretty dial. Gold coloured filigree in the corners and a silvered face with flowers engraved on it as well as "Daniel Gill" and "Rye". It has large Roman numerals and smaller Arabic numerals in the outer circle. Would send you a picture but don't seem able on this message board. If you are happy to put your e-mail up here I could then send a pic. My clock originally had a rope driven movement but someone replaced this with chain which then damaged the pins in the wheels. My father then had it repaired in the 80s. Kind regards, Joanna

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Clockmaking Family: Gill

6th June 2012

Joanna Monnington:

Thank you Brian, that would explain "Banker 1791" on the plaque - obviously a man of many talents.

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Clockmaking Family: Gill

24th January 2008

Joanna Monnington:

Hello Celia, I've just come across your message having googled "Gill Clockmaker". I have a clock purchased by my Great, Great, Great Grandfather from Daniel Gill. I also have a photo of the plaque on the wall of the house in Rye stating that they were clock makers from 1680 to 1791. Followed by the words " Daniel Gill, Banker 1791". Do you know if Daniel went from making clocks to banking? Sorry I haven't any info on the family to help you.
Kind regards,
Joanna

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