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Hi Markmark cloke wrote: ↑Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:15 pmHi,
I'm pretty sure the I. Gill is John Gill. James is only listed in partnership with his brothers (after the death of their father in 1801) for a very short period. The partnership dissolved in 1803 after the last auction of their fathers estate and he died in 1806. I can recommend a good article on the history of the family in Richard's book
I’m sure you probably right, however the reason I was leaning towards James rather than John is that I have seen a number of these 1796HC swords marked ‘T & I Gill’ which might suggest the partnership of Thomas and James? Having said that, I do realise that we are talking about just ‘I Gill’ marking here.
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A 1796 HC troopers sword with I GILL marking. Has a 34 7/8" spear pointed blade and modified guard and retains the langets. The grip retains all its leather covering.
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