Moses Gill (c.1734 - 1800)

‹ Back to Gill surname



0 0 3
Adds more complete birth date, more complete birth place, more complete death date, death place and child(ren).

View Moses Gill's complete profile:

  • See if you are related to Moses Gill
  • Request to view Moses Gill's family tree


Birthplace: Charlestown, Massachusetts
Death: Died
Occupation: Hardware merchant, judge, public office
Managed by: Jessica German
Last Updated:

About Moses Gill

Moses Gill was born January 18, 1734 to John and Elizabeth (Abbot) Gill in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He was one the younger sons in a long line of children which included John Gill, who would become well known in the colonies as printer of the Boston Gazette.[1][2] Gill entered business as a local merchant in Boston.[3] In 1759 he married Sarah Prince, daughter to pastor Thomas Prince of Boston's Old South Church. Upon her father's death the couple inherited Prince's lands in western Worcester County, one of the largest tracts in what became the town of Princeton.[4] In 1767 he retired from his business activities, and the couple divided their time between Boston and Princeton. Sarah died childless in 1771.[5] Gill remarried in 1772 to Rebecca Boylston, a scion of the influential Boylston family and sister of Harvard College benefactor Nicholas Boylston.[1] They were also childless; when his brother John died, Gill adopted one of his sons.[1] The Gills were known to own several slaves.[6]

view all

Moses Gill, Lt. Gov.,'s Timeline

Charlestown, Massachusetts
April, 1759
Age 25
August 13, 1773
Age 39
Boston, MA, USA
Age 66