'I.GILL' marking on a 1796 LC

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Re: 'I.GILL' marking on a 1796 LC

Post by Will » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:53 pm

Here is an early Gill 1821P LC sword marked with a small GILL on scabbard and a X or cross on the blade spine. Note the large drag.
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Re: 'I.GILL' marking on a 1796 LC

Post by Richard » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:17 pm

mark cloke wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:15 pm
Hi,
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 :-)
Hi Mark
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.
Richard

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Re: 'I.GILL' marking on a 1796 LC

Post by Will » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:51 pm

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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