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Gillah family from Wilberfoss, Yorkshire.

Gillah family from Wilberfoss, Yorkshire.

Stephen Perry (View posts)
Posted: 1046717836000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gillah, Quarton, Swan(n), Sherbourne, Taylor, Emery, Hudson, Rounthwaite.
Would like any information on the Gillah family from Wilberfoss, Yorkshire pre 1820 and post 1900. Anything however small would be greatly appreciated

Re: Gillah family from Wilberfoss, Yorkshire.

Stephen Perry (View posts)
Posted: 1068594404000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gillah, Sherbourne, Quarton, Sutton, Rounthwaite, Bowett, Perry
Mmm, not got many replies have I? You can find more info at

Re: Gillah family from Wilberfoss, Yorkshire.

Posted: 1083985285000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1122937353000
Hi Stephen,
I`m really excited by your info, I`m new to family history, but definately hooked. My great grandfather was Quarton Mitchell., born in Kexby. His mother was Ann Gillah Born in Shipton. I think I have got them in the 51 census in Eastrington.
Father Thomas Gillah age66 born 1785 Stamford Bridge
Mother Mary (Quarton)? age 61 born Grt Givendale
Children Jane born 1822 Grt Givendale
John born 1824 Shipton
Robert Quarton 1827 Shipton
Ann 1835 Shipton
Mary Ibbotson born 1844 Seaton Ross
Thomas Gillah born 1851 Newland
Thomas was a farmer of 240 acres in Newland township of Eastrington in 1851.

Quarton Mitchell

Stephen Perry (View posts)
Posted: 1084045307000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gillah, Quarton, Michell
Hi Mel, Nice to hear from you, I did’nt think anybody was going to reply! I too am a relative newcomer to family history (2 years) and also hooked.
It is indeed Ann Gillah (Quarton Mitchell’s mother) and family at Eastrington in 1851, some of the dates are not quite right and there are more children so here goes :-
Thomas Gillah married Mary Quarton at Bishop Wilton in 1813, children :-
Mary b:1814, married Richard Ibbotson
Sarah b:1816, married Charles Voase
Jane b:1818, married Richard Peck
John b:1820, married Annie Eland
Eliz. b:1823, married Webster Clark
Robert Quarton b:1826, married Elizabeth Boast
Ann b:1834, married William Mitchell
Thomas Gillah b:1851 was the son of Jane Gillah before she married
Mary Ibbotson b:1844 was the daughter of Mary and Richard Ibbotson
Hope the above gives you something to mull over.

Can you help me with the following?
Ann Mitchell (Gillah) date of marriage & death, also do you know where she is buried?
I know that Quarton Mitchell married Eliz. Ann Dunn in 1879 and they had a son John William Mitchell, what happened after 1881? Also, what became of Robert, Thomas and Mary Mitchell? Hope I am not asking too much and if you want to know any more about the Gillah’s then just ask. If you want to e-mail me direct then send it to
Cheers for now, Stephen.

Re: Gillah family from Wilberfoss, Yorkshire.

Posted: 1239821849000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gillah Quarton Boast Davie Mitchell
Hi I don't know if you are still interested in the Gillah family. I know a bit about them but they are a very difficult family to find out about. Quarton Mitchell is my 1st cousin twice removed. His mother Ann Mitchell was my Great Great Aunt.

I am related to the Gillah family by my Grandmother who was Minnie Gillah born 1875 and died aged 99 1974. She married a Charles Southerden Davie. She is the daughter of Robert Quarton Gillah and Elizabeth Boast. I got quite a bit of information from Steven Perry but I am having great difficutly finding anything out about the Quarton family, equally so the Boast family.

Anything you can help me with will be appreciated. Likewise if I can give you any more information please ask.

Muriel DAVIE

Re: Gillah family from Wilberfoss, Yorkshire.

Posted: 1264959196000
Classification: Query

I am David Gillah from Orpington, Kent. Son of Eugine Valentine Gillah originally from Peckham.

Like to hear from you.

Re: Gillah family from Wilberfoss, Yorkshire.

Posted: 1265408937000
Classification: Query
Hi David, Thank you for contacting me regarding the Gillah family from Wilberfoss, Yorkshire. I have been interested in family history for a few years now but have not done much recently. To put things into a nutshell - my wife is a direct relation to this line and that is why I have researched it. I have a lot of information on the Gillah's going back to the 1500's, a lot of it helped by Nigel Gillah from New York. I do have you in my research and even have a photo of your Great, Great Grandfathers grave in Sutton upon Derwent (just up the road from me). If you want to know any more then email me at

Regards, Stephen.

Re: Gillah family from Wilberfoss, Yorkshire.

Posted: 1276373104000
Classification: Query
Hi David Just picked up your message. Thanks for contacting me. I have not come across a David Gillah in the family so far. Do you know if you are related to the Yorkshire Gillahs. My Grandmother was Minnie Gillah and Great Grandfather was Robert Quarton Gillah. Any information you can give me would be appreciated and likewise if I can give you any info' then I shall be pleased to do so.


Re: Gillah family from Wilberfoss, Yorkshire.

Posted: 1276373651000
Classification: Query
Hi Mel

I have just read your message to Stephen Perry. You mention Thomas Gillah and Mary Quarton. They were my Great Great Grandparents. Their son Robert Quarton Gillah was my Great Grandfather and his daughter Minnie was my Grandmother. How do you fit into the Gillah family? I have to admit I am not the best person at locating and answering messages so you can if you E.Mail me direst at Will be great to hear from you.

Muriel Davie

Re: Gillah family from Wilberfoss, Yorkshire.

Posted: 1276585209000
Classification: Query
Hi Muriel, Sorry to butt in but David F Gillah is the 2nd Great-Grandnephew of Robert Quarton Gillah so is indeed related to the Yorkshire Gillah's.

Regards, Stephen.
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