George Gillett LRCP Edinburgh,LSA London.
Birth: 1 May 1801 - Hackney, Middlesex. Christening: 22 May 1801 - St John, Hackney, Middlesex. Death: 14 Dec 1880 - Hoveland Terrace, Taunton Burial: in Staplegrove, Near Taunton Cause of Death: AFN :
• Qualified as an Apothecary on 20 November 1823
• Birth and christening detail source.
His information states that GG was born on 1st May 1801, Hackney, Middlesex. This seems to be confirmed by two sources: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975: George Gillett, Bapt Date: 22 May 1801, Hackney, Middlesex, England, Father's Name: William Gillett, Mother's Name: Elizabeth Gillett, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03553-1 , System Origin: England-EASy, Source Film Number: 2214815; and IGI Christening: 22 May 1801, St John, Hackney, London, England. Father William Gillett, Batch No. C042152, dates 1742-1812, Source Call No. 0569924, Type Film, Printout Call No. 6904009
Father: William Gillett Mother: Elizabeth Hall
Spouses and Children
1. *Eliza Catherine Wakley Marriage: 23 Nov 1837 - St.John's Church, Exeter.No Longer In Existence .Bombed In Ww2. Children: 1. William Edward Gillett 2. Mary Elizabeth (Auntie May) Gillett 3. Charlotte Catherine(Chaddy) Gillett 4. Eliza Rebecca Gillett 5. Catherine Walkey(Auntie Kate) Gillett 6. Alice Ann Gillett 7. Lauria Maria Gillett 8. Samuel Walkey Gillett 9. Florence Emma Gordon Gillett
Census information shows George Gillett born 1801, Hackney. HEC couldn't have known what was in the census (as it was sealed for 100 years), so could only have included what the family knew / believed to be the case. His information states that GG was born on 1st May 1801, Hackney, Middlesex. This seems to be confirmed by two sources: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975: George Gillett, Bapt Date: 22 May 1801, Hackney, Middlesex, England, Father's Name: William Gillett, Mother's Name: Elizabeth Gillett, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03553-1 , System Origin: England-EASy, Source Film Number: 2214815; and IGI Christening: 22 May 1801, St John, Hackney, London, England. Father William Gillett, Batch No. C042152, dates 1742-1812, Source Call No. 0569924, Type Film, Printout Call No. 6904009.Medical:
I don't have access to London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538-1812 (haven't the right subscription level on ancestry), but there appears to be an entry there as well (also for several other baptisms for the Hawkhurst family).
The marriage between George Gillett and Eliza Catherine Wakley took place in St John's Church,Exeter,by licence.The officiating minister was CE Walkey(Charles Elliot Walkey,her uncle)who was Rector of Clyst St Lawrence from 1804 to 1865.The witnesses were HMC Walkey(possibly Harriet Mary Collyns Walkey(daughter of Charles Elliott Walkey,her first cousin),Samuel Walkey,B Walkey and Thomas ?Beckett Adams.
Elliot Clarke(son of Laura Maria Gillett) also records that they lived at Castle House(The Castle),Taunton for a while.
Qualified as an Apothecary on 20 November 1823 and was apprenticed to William Johnston of Peterborough for 5 years from 1816.LSA.
Licentiate of the College of Physicians in Edinburgh.LRCP
In 1841 lived at Berry House,Colyton,Devon.Occupation surgeon and apothecary.
Berry House was purchased from Mrs Newbury in 1837.
Description of Berry House, 1 Vicarage St, St Andrews Square, Colyton , Devon. EX24 6LJ.
"Large early Circa1900 house. Stuccoed, and with bitumenised slate roof with
gabled ends and bracketed eaves. Corner pilasters, rusticated base and with key
pattern above. Three storeys. Three bays. Sash windows with glazing bars and flat
arches with voussoirs and keyblocks. Central round headed rusticated doorway with
semi-circular fanlight and panelled door. Later C19 porch with large square piers
and heavy entablature. End chimney stacks, one with bracketed cap."
Dr George Gillett apparently lost his joint medical Officer appointment in Colyton in 1846 for being too generous with meat allocations ordered for the sick in the Colyton district & became M.O. at nearby but smaller Shute - Lower salary but perhaps a small part of his total annual salary- In any case he sounds a good man !
George & Eliza later moved to Axminster (around 1854?) William G's only brother-Our Gt grandfather, Samuel & youngest sister were both born there in 1856 - Some question of whether they lived at South St or Silver St, Axminster - We noticed on our visit that both roads crossed each other- There's a sizeable (yellow) Georgian house on corner of both streets which may have been their home? We have Samuels birth certificate confirming some of these details.(Refer Charles Gillett)
From National Archives website..1840's ..
Folios 71-87. Letter from Charles Bond, Clerk to the Guardians of the Axminster Poor Law Union, to the Poor Law Commission, headed 'Medical Appointments'. Bond is replying to the letter of 21 March 1843, and encloses particulars of medical appointments on the forms transmitted for that purpose. (Included in list of the areas annual Medical Officer appointments were ..)
'……2. Thomas Cann, Medical Officer for the Axmouth District. The form shows Cann of Seaton has been a parish surgeon. The salary is to be £44 per annum. There was no vacancy, Cann being a re-appointee. 3. *George Gillett and John Samuel Snook, Medical Officers for the Colyton District. The form shows Gillett and Snook, both of Colyton, have been medical officers 'for the same district they now hold'. The salary [for the double post]is to be £61 per annum. The posts became vacant by the expiry of former contracts. 4. Charles Hayman and Philip Hayman, Medical Officers for the Kilmington District. Charles Hayman of Axminster has been medical officer 'from the commencement of the Union and for 30 years previously'. Philip Hayman is from Axminster. The salary [for the double post] is to be £78 per annum. 5. Charles Brourton, Medical Officer, for the Thorncombe District. The form shows Brourton of Chard 'had charge of a large district and workhouse for two years'. The salary is to be £27 per annum. There was no vacancy…."
In 1851 lived at Church House,Colyton,Devon.Occupation surgeon(Church House is now The Vicarage in Vicarage Street.
(also recorded as being Cuckoo Street,Colyton) and not to be confused with Old Church House on Market Place which is a
part-Mediaeval building dated 1612,also situated in Vicarage Street.
In 1861 lived at Silver Street,Axminster,Devon.A GP and MRCSC and LSA.
Moved to Taunton in 1865.
In 1871 lived at The Castle,Bishops Hull, Taunton,Somerset.Age 69,surgeon,not practising.
Dr George Gillett became President of the West Somerset branch of the British Medical Association in 1872.
He lived at Taunton Castle in 1872.
In 1894 at the time of his wife Eliza's death,he is recorded as a MRCS on her death certificate.
George Gillett died Dec quarter 1880,Taunton district,vol 5c,p237(freebmd)
Death certificate;Registration district Taunton,sub-district Pitminster counties of Somerset and Devon,14 Dec 1880,Hoveland Terrace,Trull,Somerset.George Gillett,79 years,formerly a surgeon,Cause of death old age,cardiac dyspnea,48 hours,certified by WG Lidden,surgeon,registered by WE Gillett(17),son,present at death of 5 Berners Street,London.(offices of Bailey,Shaw and Gillett) Registered 16 Dec 1880,registrar Francis Lane.
Elliot Clarke(son of Laura Maria Gillett) mentions that his grandparents are buried at Staplegrove,near Taunton.
A Lucy(pike)preying in a butterfly.
22 May 1801
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Note no mention of mother's name
Cause of death old age,cardiac dyspnea,48 hours,certified by WG Lidden,surgeon,registered by WE Gillett(17),son,present at death of 5 Berners Street,London.(offices of Bailey,Shaw and Gillett) Registered 16 Dec 1880,registrar Francis Lane.