'Gell1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gell of Hopton, Gell of Kirk Langley, Gell of The Gatehouse in Wirksworth

John Gell
1. Ralph Gell 'of Hopton'
  m1. ??
  A. Anthony Gell (d unm 1583)
B. Thomas Gell of Hopton, Derbyshire (b c1532, d 12.11.1593)
  FMG made a typo in showing Thomas as died aged 61 on 12.11.1693 but it must be 1593. Although it looks odd, it appears that Thomas did have 2 children very late in life, one baptised just before he died and the other, presumably born posthumously, baptised 10 months after he died.
  m. Milicent Sacheverel (dau of Ralph Sacheverel of Stainton, m2. John Curson of Kedleston)
  i. Sir John Gell, 1st Bart of Hopton, Sheriff of Derbyshire (bpt 02.07.1593, d 26.10.1671) the first mentioned by BEB1841
  m1. (22.01.1609) Elizabeth Willougby (b 1592, dau of Sir Percival Willoughby of Wollaton)
  a. Sir John Gell, 2nd Bart of Hopton, Sheriff of Derbyshire (bpt 10.1613, d 08.02.1688/9)
  m. Katherine Packer (dau of John Packer of Shillingford by Philippa (not Elizabeth) Mills)
(1) Sir Philip Gell, 3rd Bart of Hopton (b 1651, dsp 15.07.1719)
  m. Elizabeth Fagg (bur 11.06.1716, dau of Sir John Fagg of Wistow, Bart)
  (2) Francis Gell (b 28.04.1659, d by 1719))
  m. Margaret (a 1719)
  (A) Temperance Gell (b 04.02.1710, a 1772, dsp)
  (3) Catherine Gell
m. William Eyre, later Gell, of Holme Hall
  Their 2nd son inherited Hopton and assumed the name Gell.
  (4)+ other issue - John (b c1647, dvpsp), Thomas (b 11.03.1653, bur 11.07.1654), Elizabeth (b 1648, d unm 19.10.1704), Temperance (d unm 20.06.1730)
  b. Millicent Gell
  m. (13.02.1635) Richard Radcliffe of Manchester
  c. Elizabeth Gell (bpt 27.04.1617)
  m. (11.09.1636) Henry Wigfall of Renishaw
  d. Bridget Gell
  m. (31.01.1637-8) John Wigley of Wigwell
  e. Eleanor Gell (bpt 14.01.1620, d 01.03.1712-3)
  m. (06.1637) Anthony Alsop of Alsop
  f.+ other issue - William (bpt 1615, dp), Thomas
  m2. (sp) Mary Radcliffe (dau of Sir John Radcliffe of Ordsall, widow of Sir John Stanhope of Elvaston)
  ii. Thonas Gell (bpt 20.09.1594, bur 03.04.1656, Lt. Colonel, recorder of Derby, MP)
  m2. Ann Beresford (dau of Hugh Beresford of Newton Grange)
  C. John Gell of Shottle Park
  John is not mentioned by FMG but is identified by BLG1952 as Ralph's youngest son (by Ann Beresford). BLG1952 provides the following.
  m. Agnes Robertson
  i. Thomas Gell of Hopton
a. ?? Gell
  (1) ?? Gell possibly Thomas of Middleton and/or Wirksworth), father of Rebecca, possibly father of ...
  (A) Thomas Gell of The Gatehouse in Wirksworth, Derbyshire (b 1679, d 1755)
  m. Cassandra Lowe (dau/coheir of Edward Lowe of Alderwasley Hall)
  (i) Philip Gell of The Gatehouse & Kirk Langley (b 1714, d 1775)
  m. (1747) Honor Borrow (dau of Isaac Borrow of Hulland)
  (a) Philip Gell of The Gatehouse & Kirk Langley (b 1748)
m1. (1776) Cassandra Hurt of Alderwasley (d 1776)
  m2. (1780) Elizabeth Wright (d 1842, dau of John Wright of Lenton & Butterley)
  ((1)) Philip Gell of The Gatehouse, Kirk Langley & Duffield (b 1783, d 1860) had issue
  m. (1815) Elizabeth Dod (dau/coheir of Chadwick Dod)
  (ii) Mary Gell (b 1719-20, d 06.03.1801) probably of this generation
  m. (17.08.1751) Francis Hurt of Wirksworth then Alderwasley (b c1722, d 1833)
  (B) Rebecca Gell probably of this generation
  m. Edmund Evans of Upper Bonsall (b 1690, d 25.12.1746)
  D. Lucy Gell
  m. Edward Lowe of Alderwasley
  E. Elizabeth Gell
  m. Henry Wigley of Middleton
  F. Mary Gell
  m. Thomas Hurt of Ashburn
  G. Helena Gell probably of this generation
  m. John Wigley of Gatehouse in Wirksworth & Middleton (d before 1596)

Main source(s): FMG (vol III, Gell), BLG1952 (Gell of Hopton Hall) with some support from Visitation (Derbyshire, 1662, Gell of Hopton), BEB1841 (Gell of Hopton)
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