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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D8760/F/GPH
TitleRecords of Reverend Philip Gell
DescriptionThe items currently listed in D8760 comprise letters and a memorial card among the Franklin papers previously held under reference numbers D3287 and D3311.
Extent7 items
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive CreatorRev Philip Gell (1787-1870)
Gell family of Hopton Hall, Wirksworth
Administrative HistoryPhilip Gell (1787-1870) was an Anglican clergyman, serving variously as Curate of Matlock (from 1806), Perpetual Curate of Rocester (1812-1820), Assistant Rector of All Saints, Derby (in 1851) and Rural Dean of Derby: in his later years he became known as a "clergyman of the Church of England without the care of souls". He married Elizabeth Dod and they had 8 children: John Philip (1816-1898), Elizabeth (1817-1900), Charles Augustine (1818-1839), Henry (1819-1843), Frederick (1820-1902), Arthur Daniel (1822-1848), Harriet Isabella (1824-1896, later Childe) and Caroline Mary (1829-1920). His eldest son John Philip Gell, who regarded his father as somewhat strict and repressive in outlook, went on to marry Eleanor Isabella Franklin, daughter of the Arctic explorer, in 1849.
Related MaterialOther records of his can still be found under reference number D3287, including family letters. There is one letter written by him to his prospective daughter-in-law, Eleanor Isabella Franklin, 1846, at D8760/F/FEG/1/5/1.

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