Richard Gill
Born 21/11/1790 in Mevagissey, Cornwall
Settled in Poole, IoW, Shoreham
Died 06/06/1870
Father William Ball
Mother Mary Gill

Siblings William Ball, Jane Ball, Mary Ball
Children Eleanor Gill, Louisa Gill, Elizabeth Gill, Frances Gill, Mary Gill
Notes Born in 1790 (birth date is actually christening date). When he married Elizabeth Treneage in Mevagissey in 1816, he was a mariner. At some stage before 1822 he moved to the Isle of Wight and worked as a shoemaker in Shalfleet and Calbourne. By 1829 he was living with Eleanor, at Calbourne and was a boatman. His further daughters were all born to Eleanor while on the Isle of Wight, but there is no record of them ever marrying. Elizabeth appears to have stayed in Calbourne and died in 1838. The first record of him as a Coast Guard is on 26th August 1825 when he transferred from Branksea Island, Poole to Newtown, IoW on 25th August. In both places he was a Boatman. On 23rd December 1829 he transferred to Atherfield where on 12th April1831 he became a Cons. Boatman (?). He transferred from Atherfield to New Shoreham on 17th February 1837. In 1841 is aged 50 and living at the Coast Guard Station, New Shoreham with his family. In 1851 census was living in East Street, Shoreham. His death certificate shows him as having been a "Seaman, RN, Coastguard, superannuated". He died of stricture disease of the bladder, when living in Brunswick Road, New Shoreham. His death was registered under the surname of Gill. He was baptised as Richard Gill Ball (with Gill as his middle name) but would appear to have adopted Gill as his surname by the time his children were born. Pre-1837 data from Parish records at Truro records Office, from , IoW Records Office, Newport and National Archives, Ref ADM 175/4 to /6