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Thomas Gilson b 1784

Thomas Gilson

B:Abt. 1784 Bitterley, Shropshire, England

D:July 1857 Ludlow, Shropshire, England


From the records, it would seem that Thomas Gilson and family lived in the area of the Nine Springs Farm, through most of his life.

OS 25 Map Nine Springs Farm Ludlow Shropshire LXXIX.3, Revised: 1902, Published: 1940 - NLS OS 25 Map Nine Springs Farm, Clee Hill, Bitterley, Ludlow

 From the Tithe Map and Apportionment we can get even more detail. The date of the Bitterley Tithe Apportionment was 14th February 1839.

Tithe Apportionment Nine Springs Bitterley Thomas Gilson

There are records for Thomas Gilson Junior and Senior. 

Tithe Map Nine Springs Bitterley Thomas Gilson

Thomas Gilson Senior is farming the land with the light blue colour wash and his home is circled. 

Thomas Gilson Junior is farming the land with the light yellow colour wash and his home is circled.

The green circle is the Nine Springs Farm occupied by Thomas Bate.

The land is owned Honourable Robert Henry Clive. He owned the majority of the land in the parish.

Thomas Gilson b 1805

Thomas Gilson


BIRTH 11 FEB 1805 Stodeston, Shropshire, England

DEATH JUL 1884 Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Relationship;- 3rd great-grandfather of wife



 Baptised Thomas Gilson Feb 1805

 Thomas son of Thomas and Sarah Gilson was born 11th February 1805 and Christened on 13th February 1805 at Bitterley Parish Church, St. Mary's, by Rev. John Walcot, Rector.

1200px St Marys Church Bitterley Shropshire by Trevor RickardSt Marys Church Bitterley Shropshire by Trevor Rickard

The church was constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries. There were alterations in the 17th century. Littleton Powys was patron of the church, where, in 1707, he set up a gallery at the west end, and in which he was buried after his death in 1732. The church was restored during the later 19th century. On 12 November 1954, the church became a Grade II* listed building, while on the same day, the cross in the churchyard was listed as Grade I.

Thomas Gilson b 1 January 1841

Thomas Gilson

Relationship;- 2nd great-grandfather of wife.

Thomas Gilson was born on 1st January 1841, in Bitterley, Shropshire, England according to his birth certificate. From subsequent information his birth could have been in Nine Springs Farm, Clee Hill, Bitterley, Shropshire, England.


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