Jean Gilbert

15 January 1738–1783
Riccarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life 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 23. 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
Jean Gilbert
Marriage: about 1761
William Howie
James Howie
Allan Howie
Jean Howie
Alexander Howie
John Howie
Margaret Howie

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about 1761
Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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Name Meaning

Norman: Some derive this name from the Norman name Giselbert; others translate it as "bright pledge" or "bright as gold." It was derived from the Old German name Childebert, from "child-brecht," meaning distinguished warrior. A nickname is Gib, and the Gaelic form is Gillebride.

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

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