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Edward Gingell

Full Name Edward Gingell
Date of Birth circa 1772
Place of Birth England
Date of Christening 28th September 1777
Place of Christening Bath Abbey, Bath, Somerset, England
Father William Gingell
Mother Sarah Lavell
Siblings Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, William, Sarah, Harriott, Mary, Thomas
Spouse Elizabeth Kilburn
Date of Marriage 2nd November 1811
Place of Marriage Valletta, Malta
Children Ann, Sarah, Edward, Louisa, Harriet, Charles, Harriet, Frances, Emilia, William, Jane, Walter
Date of Death 11th January 1857
Place of Death Valletta, Malta
Location Valletta, Malta
Source Marriage and Death Registers: St Paul Anglican Cathedral i, Valletta, Malta Newspapers: The Malta Times Il Portafoglio Maltese Publication: Mercanti Inglesi a Malta by Michela D'Angelo Notarial Archives of Malta Bank of Valletta Museum.
Other Information Edward settled in Malta in 1806. In 1800 Malta came under the protection of Britain, and due to Napoleon's Decree of Berlin which closed most European ports to British trade, Malta became an important emporium in the central Mediterranean supplying Central Europe with British goods. Some thirty British merchants were thus attracted, from Italian Ports, Gibraltar, and the British Isles, to Malta and established their business in Malta. (In fact Edward's wife, Elizabeth Kilburn, was born in the Italian port of Leghorn where her parents had established their business in the last decade of the 18th century and later, in 1803, were forced to flee to Malta because of Napoleon's invasion of northern Italy.) Edward traded mainly in re-exporting rags from Sicily, but also imported calico, portwine and silverware. In 1808 most of these British merchants set up the 'Society of British Merchants', Edward being a founder member.

However, in 1817, Edward was appointed the 'Treasurer' of the Bank of Malta that was established in 1812. This prominent post he held for forty years until his death.

Edward's death was not only announced in all local papers, but also in 'The Times' of London. A few days later 'The Malta Times' published this Obituary: "In our last number, we announced the death, on the 11th inst., from apoplexy, of Mr Edward Gingell, the oldest English resident in this Island, where the deceased was highly respected by all classes, having held for for 40 years with great credit to himself and satisfaction to his employers, the responsible office of Cashier to the Malta Bank. He leaves a family of six children to mourn their loss."
Submitted By Alexander Gingell
Last Updated 5th July 2013
Reference ID 01131


England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Name Edward Gingell
Gender Male
Baptism Date 28 Sep 1777
Baptism Place Bath Abbey, Bath, Somerset, England
Father William Gingell
Mother Sarah ...
FHL Film Number 845236

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921

Name Edward John Gingell
Spouse Jane Knill Jones
Record Type Marriage
Event Date 31 Jul 1851
Parish St Giles, Camberwell
Borough Southwark
Father Name Edward Gingell
Spouse Father Samuel Jones
Register Type Parish Register

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