Biography and History

Gordon Willoughby Gyll (b.1802) was the son of William Gyll (1774-1807; equerry to H.R.H. the Duke of Sussex) and Harriet Jane Gyll (1776-1813; the daughter of Hamilton Flemyng, 9th and last Earl of Wigtoun). Gyll was a worldwide traveler and friend of the African adventurer John Davidson (1797-1836).

Source: From the finding aid for C1356