Galleries: Local Photographers Galleries: William Gilhen Archive

Description: William was the eldest of eight children (5 boys, 3 girls) born to John ‘Joseph’ & Mary Ann (nee Young) Gilhen. They were married December 25, 1853 at St. Peters Church in Plymouth. William was born in 1854 & passed away in 1923 at the age of 69. In addition to being a photographer, private family records indicate he worked as a store houseman at HM Dockyard. William’s first wife was named Mary and they had a daughter named Lilian Eveline born abt. 1883 in Plymouth. Following the death of Mary in 1901, William married Ellen Jane Edginton in1903 in the same church as his parents some fifty years earlier.

Content: There are around 900 photographs within the collection which show informal street scenes and landscapes covering Devon and Cornwall. Click on the images below to enter the individual galleries containing 309 images from the archive:


All images South West Image Bank

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