Peter Gill b1701-1710?, died 1749, named "the elder" by Sue Gill, (see big Chesterfield chart) wife Susannah Lockett (born c1718-21??).

1721: Peter Gill & Joseph Gill his guardian against Abraham Burton, case of trespass heard by the court in August & 3 following months 1721, Henrico Co.  I believe this Joseph Gill. appointed guardian of a Peter Gill in 1721, was the Joseph who immigrated to VA with John Gill and Stephen Gill, and these were brothers.   Perhaps Peter Gill's father, Isaac Gill was already dead, as we have no records of him.  This Peter Gill, guardian of  Joseph, was therefore born 1701-21 (he was not yet 21 in 1721).   This Joseph Gill has to be 21, or born on or before 1700. Therefore, this Joseph Gill must be Joseph Gill b<1694 d1732, wife Elizabeth.  This Peter Gill, born 1701-21 (he was not yet 21 in 1721) must be the Peter Gill brother  of Webster and Daniel who was not yet 21.  If this record were of the son of Joseph, Joseph would have been stated as his father, not his guardian.

1731 Peter Gill of Henrico & Chesterfield Co.s (same as New Kent Co.?). Sept. 1731 James Thompson of Henrico Co., appoints his wife Mary Thompson his attorney. 17 Aug. 1731. Wit: Alexander Wright, Peter (his+mark) Gill. Signed James Thompson. Rec. 1st Mon. in Sept. 1731 (p119 Henrico Co., VA Deeds 1706-1737, Weisiger 1988).  This Peter  his+mark Gill was born before 1710.


1736: Peter Gill, "junior", Debit, 1736, 1 levy, 50 acres for Richard Dison. Clerks fees in Amelia. (Fleet's Colonial Abstracts, V21, Henrico, Sheriff's Acct. Book, Henrico Co, South Side of James River. p37).  Peter Gill, "junior," was born before 1715.

1736: Peter Gill, junior, Debit, 1736, 2 levys, 200 acres. To clerk's fee. To Col. Cobbs fees. Pd. by Col. Kennon. The other Peter Gill is charged with fees. (Fleet p37).

1736 Peter Gill, Junior, Debit for Quitrent for 200 acres (Fleet p39).


1736 A list of fees belonging to Co. Samuel Cobbs, clerk of Amelia received to collect for him of Persons in this County (including) Peter Gill, 55 Lbs. of tobo (Fleet Colonial Abstracts, V21, Sheriffs Account Book, Henrico Co., South Side of James River, p46).

5 Oct. 1736 Nicholas Dyson of Henrico Co. to Peter Gill of same, for £20, 50 acres next to his uncle Benjamin Dyson, on south side of Swift Creek in Dale Parish, bounded by the creek, Daniel Worsham, Dec;d, and John Willson. wit: Geo. Robertson, Minister, John Robertson, Anne (her+mark) Worsham, Sara (herSmark) Wilson. Signed Nicholas Dyson. Recorded 1st Mon. May 1737. (p159 Henrico Co., VA, Deeds 1706-1737, Weisiger 1988).

1739 Peter Gill security in estate of David Evans. Peter Gill security in estate of William Stiles ,Dec.

March Court 1739, Peter Gill security for Jane Evans as administrator of estate of David Evans. Thomas Bott, Charles Cousins, John Gibbs, and Mark More to appraise estate. (p5, Colonial Wills of Henrico Co., VA Part Two 1737-1981 with Addenda (revised), Weisiger 1991).

1744 (Henrico Co., VA, Court Orders 1737-1746 p19).  December 1744, December Court 1744, Peter Gill & John Stiles security for Mary Stiles granted administration of estate of her dec'd husband, Wm. Stiles. Appraisers John Gibbs, John Rowlet, Thos Rowlet, and William Totty (p19, Colonial Wills of Henrico Co., VA Part Two 1737-1981 with Addenda (revised), Weisiger 1991).

1745 Peter Gill and Ralph Jackson security for Anne Eppes guardianship case (Henrico Co., VA, Court Order Book 1737-1746, p35).

February Court 1745, Anne Eppes, orphan of Lewis Eppes, dec'd, chooses Wm. Gates, her guardian, with Peter Gill and Ralph Jackson, security. (p35 Colonial Wills of Henrico Co, VA, Part Two 1731-1781 with Addenda (revised) Weisiger 1991).

25 Oct. 1745 Richard Stiles of Dale Parish, Henrico Co., sells land on south side of Old Town Creek, joining Mr. Charles Cousins and Peter Gill the younger (p18 Henrico Co., VA Deeds 1737-1750, Weisiger 1988).  Which Peter Gill is this "younger?"  Whichever, he lived adjacent to Charles Cousins.

10 March 1749, Seth Parkinson of Amelia Co. to Peter Gill of Chesterfield Co., for £40, 159 acres bounded by John Herbert, Mirey branch, Thomas Dancey. It is a tract left by will of Seth Parkinson the elder to said Seth, his son. No witnesses. Recorded 4 May 1750 (p9 Chesterfield Co., VA Deeds 1749-1756, Weisiger 1991).

14 Dec. 1749, Richard Witton of Lunenburg Co. to Peter Gill of Chesterfield Co., for £7/10, 1/2 acre lot in Wittontown, #27. No witnesses, recorded 4 May 1750 (one of many Witton sales)(p10 Chesterfield Co., VA Deeds 1749-1756, Weisiger 1991).



1749 Inventory of Peter Gill (page 9)

c1749 Peter Gill died, wife Susannah Lockett Gill subsequently married Isaac Freeland. Susannah Lockett's mother, Eleanor Lockett, names Susannah Gill in her will of 1749 (Chesterfield Co., VA, Wills 1749-1774, Weisiger, 1979 p6). Died c1749?  I do not see wills for the Freelands.

1751 Inventory of Peter Gill's estate returned (page 61)

1752 Sale of Estate of Peter Gill (page 14)

1753 Orphans of Peter Gill: Daniel, John, Ann (page 68) bound out to trades 5 Oct. 1753 (Wiseiger p68)

1754 Susannah Gill, Admx. (page 63), Susannah Gill and her husband, Isaac Freeland (p 64)

I have a note that Elizabeth Gill, daughter of Peter Gill, left a will in 1755, but I see no record of it.

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