Origins of surname
This name, first found in English records in the 13th century, is derived from the personal name William, or Guillaume, the French equivalent.
The family first appeared in Jersey records towards the end of the 18th century.
- Gillam baptisms in Jersey
- Gillam marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Gillam marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Gillam burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Stanley Taylor Gillam (1883-1936) (St H) son of Charles and Susan, Private, RAOC, wounded (possibly born in Swansea)
- Theodore Richard Gillam (St S), Gunner, RGA (This was probably Theodore Sydney Richard Gillam, born in Swansea in 1881, son of Charles and Susan)
These wills created by members of the Gilham/Gillam family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Mary Gilham of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £1, and to Captain David Mauger the pictures called the 'Aelian Bridge' and the 'Castle of St Angelo' 1 August 1825 - D/Y/A/20
- Theodore Gillam, Rockvale Farm, Millbrook, St Lawrence - 30 July 1938, D/Y/A/103
- William Gillam, 47 New Street, St Helier, bequeaths to Clara Ebdon 47 New Street - 19 February 1943, D/Y/A/110
Mabel Maud Gillam (1885-1919), born in St Brelade and died in Massachusetts, USA She married Charles William Mc Adams (1872–1913), a Boston Police Officer
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