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Bob Wilcock

Bob Wilcock, Rye, East Sussex

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Daniel Gill 1795

15th October 2018

Bob Wilcock:

Brian, Daniel Gill moved to Rye after Samuel was born & was well established by 1791: "silversmith, clock & watchmaker & agent for Royal Exchange Assurance" per the Universal British Directory. Samuel took over his father's shop in 1810 & moved out of Rye 1817/18. Does anyone know if he continued clock/watchmaking after that date, & if so where? (Incidentally I agree the Bonham's clock is superb - they had a plainer, cheaper one in July.)

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Clockmaking Family: Gill

15th October 2018

Bob Wilcock:

Brian, As member of BBHS perhaps you have more information on the early history of Rye Bank. The first partners in the UBD 1791 are not the same as those in John Orbell's book. The partners he lists, EJ & Wm Curtis, Woollett & Dawes were the partners up to 1814 except that Daniel Gill had joined by then. You mention he joined by 1810 but he is mentioned as a banker in a deed of 1808 at ESRO. Do you know if he stayed banker until he died in 1833, or did he retire earlier? Do you know the address or addresses in the High Street for the bank? It seems not to have been the same as Daniel & Samuel Gill's clockmakers, since the bank is rated separately, at least from 1799. The partners changed dramatically in 1814, but Daniel Gill stayed & was named in Pigot 1823. He describes himself as a banker in his will made 1829. I am preparing a biography of Daniel, so any help is appreciated, either through the message board, or email [email protected] Thank you

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Daniel Gill Clockmaker and Banker Black Plaque

25th August 2018

Bob Wilcock:

Does anyone know the information on which the black plaque at 101 High St is based: "The House of Gill Clockmakers from 1680 to 1791 – Daniel Gill Banker 1791"? Otherwise can anyone tell me who put the plaque there and when, so that I may contact them? I've tried Rye Museum without success and am awaiting a response from Rye Town council who will have authorised the plaque. Thanks.

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