Silas Gilbert

30 March 1777–
Urchfont, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Silas

When Silas Gilbert was christened on 30 March 1777, in Urchfont, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard William Gilbert, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Cooper, was 23.

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Richard William Gilbert
Sarah Cooper
Mary Gilbert
Paul Gilbert
Silas Gilbert
John Gilbert
Timothy Gilbert
Hannah Gilbert
James Gilbert

Parents and Siblings

    Richard William Gilbert


    Sarah Cooper




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1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

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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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  • Silas Gilbert, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Silas Gilbert, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Silas Gilbert, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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