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Former Member Details

Mr John GILL (1823 - 1889)

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Date of Birth: 15/09/1823
Place of Birth: Newtownstewart, County Tyrone, Ireland
Date of Death: 25/01/1889
Place of Death: Rockvale, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 13 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 9 months 25 days
Member for Tamworth 13 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 9 months 25 days
Blandford Proprietary School Bill Committee No.9 06 Feb 1883 13 Feb 1883 8 days
The Case of Captain Armstrong Committee No.11 16 Feb 1883 25 Apr 1883 2 months 10 days
Walgett English Church and Parsonage Land Sale Bill Committee No.14 30 Oct 1883 14 Nov 1883 16 days
Tamworth Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.20 28 Nov 1883 09 Apr 1884 4 months 13 days
Patrick Hannan’s Mining Claim at Temora Committee No.27 20 Dec 1883 02 Jul 1884 6 months 13 days
Petition of Captain Armstrong Committee No.47 06 May 1884 30 Jul 1884 2 months 25 days
Bryan’s Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.63 18 Sep 1884 24 Sep 1884 7 days
McIlveen and Clift’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.26 18 Dec 1883 29 Oct 1884 10 months 12 days Chairman
Blandford Proprietary School Bill Committee No.54 15 Jul 1884 01 Nov 1884 3 months 18 days
Conditional Purchase on Miller’s Creek Run Committee No.49 21 May 1884 01 Nov 1884 5 months 12 days
Evan McIntosh’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.59 15 Aug 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months 18 days
William Frederick Collier’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.58 15 Aug 1884 01 Nov 1884 2 months 18 days
Conditional Purchase of Evan McIntosh Committee No.21 29 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 4 days
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Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Arrived as an assisted immigrant on the "Margaret" on 23 January 1842. Became a labourer / shepherd with George Bowman at 'Archerfield', Singleton. Later he brought out his two younger brothers, George Robert Gill and Samuel Thomas Gill. By 1846 he had started a coaching and mail-run business, which he ran with his brothers until he sold out to Cobb & Co. in December 1870. By 1866 he also held ten squatting runs in New South Wales, including 'Moonbi' and 'Wandoba' stations, near Tamworth. He also owned properties in New England and the Liverpool Plains; and owned town land in Tamworth, Moonbi, Bendemeer and Wallahbadah. Towards the end of his life, he bought land at The Rocks in Sydney, owning two hotels on Argyle Street. His daughter, Mary Jane Gill, married F. J. Gibbes, who was also a Member of the Legislative Assembly.
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Honours Received
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Personal
Eldest son of Jeremiah Gill, merchant, and his wife Mary Jane Gill. Married circa. 1849 to Mary Jane Sherwood and had issue, 3 daughters and 2 sons. His date of birth is recorded in the Gill family Bible, in the possession of a descendant.
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