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Richard Gilbert (abt. 1550 - 1626)

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Richard Gilbert
Born about in ENGLANDmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Yardley, Worcester, Englandmap
Father of
Died in Yardley, Worcestershire, ENGLANDmap
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Please note: There is no reference in the cited article to Richard's father by any name.


Richard was born say 1550. He m. at Yardley, co. Worcester, England on 25 June 1575 Margery Morken. Margery’s parentage is unknown. A Richard Gilbert was buried at Yardley 8 Apr 1626. This date is used as his.

The family lived in Yardley.

Children of Richard in the Yardley parish records.

  1. Elizabeth bp 8 apr 1576; prob. m. Yardley 16 april 1605 Thomas Marshe
  2. Parnell bp 15 June 1578
  3. Margaret bp 7 Oct 1580; m at Yardley 2 Nov 1603 John Merston
  4. Richard bp 1 Jan 1585/6 bur Yardley 18 Jan 1855/6
  5. Thomas bp 25 April 1589; m Elizabeth Bennett


  • Richardson, Douglas, MA. “The English Origin of Thomas Gilbert of Braintree, Mass., and Wethersfield, Conn.” The American Genealogist. Vol 67 p 161-. Jul 1992.


  • The discovery of this family was done by Douglas Richardson and the details published in The American Genealogist. No information on the parents of Richard Gilbert has been found.

The parents of Margery Morken are also unknown. There are no other Morken entries in the Yardley parish registers, none in the Worcester probate index and none in the 1603 subsidy rolls for northern Worcestershire (John Amphlett, Lay Subsidy Roll A.D. 1603 for the County of Worcester[Oxford 1901]). Further search for Margery should center on nearby parishes across the border in Warwickshire or Staffordshire. Following their marriage, Richard and Margery lived in Yardley, where a Richard Gilbert was buried on 8 April 1626. There is no burial in Yardley for Margery under the Gilbert surname, nor have probate records in the Consistory Court of Worcester or the Prerogative Court of Canterbury been found for either of them.

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On July 9, 2014 at 00:15GMT Anne B wrote:

Do any of you know where William came from as father of Richard? He's not mentioned in the article cited by Douglas Richardson.

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