Edward Gilbert II

1707–
Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Gilbert II was born in 1707, in Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England, his father, Edward Gilbert I, was 21 and his mother, Anne Walker, was 19.

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Family Time Line

Edward Gilbert I
1686–
Anne Walker
1688–1737
William Gilbert
1706–1763
Edward Gilbert II
1707–

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World Events (7)

1720 · South Sea Bubble
Age 13
The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
Age 45
Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War
Age 47
The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin), French, and German: from the personal name Giselbert, composed of the ancient Germanic elements gīsil ‘pledge, hostage, noble youth’ (see Giesel ) + berht ‘bright, famous’. This personal name enjoyed considerable popularity in England during the Middle Ages, partly as a result of the fame of Saint Gilbert of Sempringham (1085–1189), the founder of the only native English monastic order.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.History: The Devon family of Gilbert can be traced to Geoffrey Gilbert (died 1349), who represented Totnes in Parliament in 1326. His descendants included Sir Humphrey Gilbert (died 1583), who discovered Newfoundland. — Étienne Gilbert from Aulnay in Vienne, France, married Marguerite Thibault in Neuville, QC, in 1683. Louis Gilbert dit Comtois from Besançon in Doubs married Anne Jacques in Charlesbourg, QC, in 1722. Pierre Gilbert from Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire in Charente, France, married Marie-Angélique Dufour in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC, in 1756. Charles Dupuis dit Gilbert from Rosnay in Indre, France, married Marie-Jeanne Brunet in Sainte-Foy, QC, in 1741.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Gieseke
Giliberto
Gipp
Gilbertson
Giesel
Gilb
Gibert
Giese
Gibby
Gebbie
Guilbert

Sources (2)

  • Edward Gilbert, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Edward Gilbert, "England, Wiltshire, Church Records, 1518-1990"

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