John Gill married Agatha Murphy before 1762. I do not have a record that states the name of his wife after this date. Either James Gill, Jr. or John Gill married the daughter of Hugh Murphy.  In 1739 Hugh Murphy under a precept dated 13 Apr. 1739 had 150 acres surveyed near the Congarees which bounded: Capt. Thomas Brown & Richard Jackson. Therefore Richard Jackson was in SC before this date predating the arrival of James Gill c1748.   The 1762 will of Hugh Murphy names wife Mary, sons: Richard, Hugh, Phillip, & Dennis; daughters: Sarah Hay, Agatha Gill, Grace, Amey, Anna. Ex: wife & Wm. Hay.  The only Gill Agatha Murphy could have married by 1762 is John.  James Gill did not move here until c1748.  The Fishing Creek Gills did not arrive until 1766.   This is a Congarees record, so this has to be a male in James Gill's family, and born before 1762-21=1741.    I believe that permits only John Gill and James Gill as possibilities for a husband, and Murphy and Hugh are linked to John Gill born c1733, and I conclude that it was probably he who married Agatha Murphy.  I have placed Hugh Gill in this family, and this gives an origin of the name, the Murphy family.  

1773. John Gill and John Jackson sold their 133 acres to Howell Hay, Deed Book K4. Indenture 9 August 1773 between John Jackson and John Gill of Craven County, planters sell to Howell Hay of Craven County for the sum of 10 Shillings Lawful money of the province, sell 133 acres originally granted to Elizabeth Verditty, situate at a place called the Chickasaws on the north side of the Congaree River opposite Saxe Gotha Township bounded at the time when laid out to the north by vacant land, to the east by Edward Brown, to the South by George Satchwell, and to the West by said river. To have and to hold the said parcel of 133 acres from the day next before the day of the date of these presents for and during and unto the full end and term of one whole year from thence ensuing and fully to be compleat and ended yielding and haying therefore unto the said John Jackson and John Gill the rent of one Peppercorn (the piece of solid pepper put into a pepper grinder) on the last day of the said term if the same shall be lawfully demanded. To the intent and purpose that by virtue of these presents and by force of the statute for transferring of uses into Possession, he the said Howell Hay may be in the actual possession of all and singular the premises mentioned with every the appurtenances thereunto belonging and thereby be the better enabled to have, take, and receive the reversion and inheritance thereof which is intended to be to him and his heirs granted and released by the said John Jackson and John Gill by another indenture intended to be made and dated the day next after the day of the date hereof in witness etc. John Jackson and John Gill signed by mark, witnesses James Gill (by mark), Richard Snelling, James Murphey. Recorded 12 May 1774.

Indenture 10 August 1773 between John Jackson and John Gill ... to Howell Hay ... whereas 22 Feb. 1749 James Glen, Esqr., Capt. Governor General, and Commander in chief over the Province of SC, ... did give and grant to Elizabeth Verditty 304 acres situate at a place called the Chickasaws on the north side of the Congaree River opposite to Saxe Gotha Township bounding North by land not laid out, East by Wm. Tameway, Hy Snelling, and Samuel Lines, to South by vacant land and land of Samuel Lynes and George Satchwell, and to West by Mary Hyde, Wm. Satchwell, part vacant, and part on the Congaree River. Whereas said Elizabeth Verditty by Indentures of Lease and Release on 1 and 2 April 1746 did grant release and convey ... 304 acres unto George Haigh, Esqr., and George Haigh by Indentures of Lease and Release on 4 and 5 April 1746 did convey 133 acres being uppermost part of above mentioned tract unto Richard Jackson and was bounded when laid off by North vacant, East by Edward Bacon, South by George Satchwell, and West by Congaree River, and Richard Jackson by Deed of Gift 1 October 1751 gave said 133 acres among other specific gifts and grants therein mentioned did give the said parcel of 133 acres to Hy Snelling in trust in trust for the use and behoof of his youngest son Miles Jackson and in case the said Miles Jackson should die under age then to devolve on John Jackson and Richard Jackson. And whereas the said Miles Jackson died under age and without lawful issue therefore the right of inheritance devolved on John Jackson and Richard Jackson. And whereas the said Richard Jackson and Louranna his wife 29 and 30 July 1769 did release his part unto John Gill, the said John Jackson and John Gill for and in consideration of the sum of £1300 lawful current money paid by Howell Hay. Jackson and Gill sign by mark. Witnesses James Gill (by mark), Richard Snelling, and James Murphey. Sworn to 15 January 1774, recorded 12 May 1774. £1300 was an awful lot of money. An off hand estimate would be that this was equivalent to of order one million dollars 1993 money. I do not understand why this land sold for so much. Nor do I understand why Richard Jackson signed over his share if it was worth so much. John Jackson and John Gill were quite well off at this point.

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