Extra Reference Material
First white baby born in the New World to English parents. B 18 August 1587. Antecedent of Virginia Margaret Dare, wife of Flight Lieutenant David Stapylton Gillett.
An English artist, he became governor of the newly established Roanoke Colony in the New World, where Virginia Dare his granddaughter, was born.
We are still investigating to see if they are linked to our branch - maybe through Rev William Gyllett.
On the Gillett coat of arms is the pike (or Luce in heraldry) – this site gives an heraldic background to the Luce.
This site shows a version of the Gillett family crest/coat of arms.
Dr Thomas Wakley was the uncle of Eliza Wakley who was married to Dr George Gillett. Dr Wakley was the founder of the Lancet medical journal.
George Mallory was a legendary mountaineer who died on the summit of Mount Everest on 8 June 1923. He was a relative of Stella Longridge neé Gillett.
It stretches one’s mind to believe that the mastermind behind the development of an English Colony near the western border of present Lake County, Florida in early 1882, was an ambitious, energetic 23 year-old English entrepreneur and a pioneer of dogged determination, Granville Brian Chetwynd-Stapylton.
Heard in Chancery before the Right honourable Robert Monsey, Baron Cranworth of Norfolk, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain. The Plaintiff was William Edward Gillett of Fairwater House in the Parish of Staplegrove, in the County of Somerset, Surgeon. The Defendants were Elizabeth Gillett(widow), Edward Edwards and Maria, his wife, Edward Gillett and William Butcher. The Bill of Complaint was filed by Messieurs Trehern and White of 13 Barge Yard Chambers, Bucklesbury, London as agents for John Bird of Taunton, Somerset.
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