John Gill, Printer

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John Gill

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of John Gill, Sr., and Elizabeth Gill
Brother of Michael Gill, Mariner and Moses Gill, Lt. Gov.,

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About John Gill, Printer

Gill was born in 1732 in Charlestown, Massachusetts; siblings included Moses Gill. He trained as a printer with Samuel Kneeland. He also married one of Kneeland's daughters.

Edes & Gill printed the Boston Gazette from 1755 until 1775. During the British occupation, 1775-1776, "Gill remained in Boston during the siege; he did no business." "After the evacuation of Boston, his connection with Edes ended. They divided their stock, and settled their concerns. While Edes continued the publication of the Gazette, Gill issued another paper, entitled The Continental Journal. Having published this paper several years, he sold the right of it, in 1785, with his printing materials, to James D. Griffith."[3]

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John Gill, Printer's Timeline

Age 53