- G. C. Boase
- , revised by Carl Chinn
Gillott, Joseph (1799–1872), steel pen maker and art patron, the son of a workman in the cutlery trade, was born at Sheffield on 11 October 1799. He became a working cutler, acquiring a reputation as a 'noted hand' at forging and grinding knife blades. About 1821, in need of work, he moved to ...