John Gill (c.1732 - 1785)

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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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1732
1732
1785
1785
Age 53