I have been given a piece of information that seems quite interesting. I got this from a cousin of mine who wrote:
"My mother told me a long time ago that according to Eliza Jane Gill's brother, Alfred Vincent Gill, Eliza Jane would have inherited Haddon Hall, which is a medieval manor house in Derbyshire, England, if she had been a male."
Here is the genealogy for Eliza(beth) Jane Gill as we know it:
Her parents were Alfred Gill, born in Heeley Sheffield, ENG on Sept 19, 1807, her mother was Eliza Hattersly born also in Heeley Sheffield, ENG in 1811.
Elizabeth Jane's (born 1843 in Sheffield) siblings were: Alfred Vincent born Oct 2, 1850 Henry born 1832 Albert Rogers born 1839
Elizabeth Jane married John Holbay Oxley (Parents John Oxley and Cecilia (Cicely) Holbay) in 1860 in Sheffield and they moved to America where they were prominent in the town of Southington, Connecticut, owning a lot of drugstore type businesses for decades.
Elizabeth Jane's parents, Alfred and Eliza Hattersley, I do not know her mother's heritage but her father's parents were Stephen Gill born 1774 in Sheffield and Jane Smith. Their children were:
Alfred born 1807 Thomas born 1795 John born 1798 Samuel born 1801 Hannah born 1803 Stephen born 1805 Elizabeth born 1810 Joseph born 1812
Stephen Gill's parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Smith. Their children were:
Stephen born 1774 Amos born 1771 Hannah born 1766 Elizabeth born 1770 Thomas born 1768
It seems an awfully specific thing for someone to say, to specifically name the Haddon House in Derbyshire, so it is pretty exciting to piece together the families if possible! I love history and genealogy, this is a treat! Any clues??
So I look forward to hearing from you and have a great day!! -Grace