Jean Gilbert

Female15 January 1738–1783

Brief Life History of Jean

When Jean Gilbert was christened on 15 January 1738, in Riccarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, her father, Wiliam Gilbert, was 44 and her mother, Janet Alan, was 24. She married William Howie about 1761, in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1783, in Riccarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 45.

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William Howie
1726–after 1778
Jean Gilbert
Marriage: about 1761
William Howie
James Howie
Allan Howie
Jean Howie
Alexander Howie
John Howie
Margaret Howie
after 1778–

Sources (6)

  • Jean Gilbert, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Jean Gilbert in entry for Margaret Henrie, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Jean Gilbert, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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  • Marriage
    about 1761Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    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.

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