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From: "Andrew Sefton" <>
Subject: Malton Messenger BMD's 22nd September 1855
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 20:59:32 +0100


BIRTH

On Friday, Sept. 21st, at Swinton, Grange, near Malton, the wife of Mr. Wm.
FEWSTER of a son and heir.

DIED

Sept. 15, at Gilling, Helen, daughter of Mr. Hezekiah COATES, aged 18
months.
Same day, at Amotherby, Sarah Anne, daughter of Mr. G. SHEPHERD, tailor,
aged 2 years.
Sept. 17, at Amotherby, Ann, wife of Mr. John SHEPHERD, tailor, aged 63
years.
Sept. 18, at Thirsk, after a short illness, John Sootheran, aged 2 years and
7 months, only son of Mr. T. YEATES, grocer.
DEATH OF DR. GILLY, OF NORHAM - Dr GILLY one of the canons of Durham last
week in the 67th year of his age. The death of this liberal and enlightened
divine is deeply lamented by all classes, more especially by the peasantry
of North Northumberland. Dr. Gilly was the first person who sought to
ameliorate the condition of the agricultural labourers in North
Northumberland by calling the attention of landholders and the general
public to the then miserable state of the cottage dwellings generally found
upon the estates in this district; and his benevolent suggestions have since
been carried out with much spirit by the Duke of Northumberland and other
large landowners. Dr. Gilly was also favourably known as the biographer of
Felix Neff, the apostolic paster of the French Vaudois, and as a writer of
several works on the Waldenses, a people to whom he was zealously attached,
and to whose claims on the sympathy of the English Protestants he was the
first to draw attention. He was the means of raising a large subscription on
their behalf, by which a college and library at La Tour, in Piedmont, was
founded and maintained. Up to the time of his last sickness Dr. Gilly was
engaged raishing money for the extension of education among this interesting
community. The canonry of Durham, which is of the annual value of about
1,800 l., will not, we beleive, be filled up. The living at Norham, which is
of the value of 529 l. a year, is in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of
Durham.

Andrew Sefton
Pocklington


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