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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
Descendants descendants
Died in Yardley, Worcestershire, ENGLANDmap
Gilbert-139 created 14 Sep 2010 | Last modified
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Categories: Gilbert Name Study, DNA Lineage 03 Yardley, England to Braintree, MA - Type 1.

Please note: There is no reference in the cited article to Richard's father by any name.


The family lived in Yardley, Worcestershire (now part of Birmingham). He is taken to be born in 1550 based on his marriage on 25 June 1575 to Margery Morken (entry reads Richard Gylberde and Margary Morken); her parents are not known. He is assumed to be the Richard buried at Yardley on 8 Apr 1626.[1]

This family was noted by Douglas Richardson in: “The English Origin of Thomas Gilbert of Braintree, Mass., and Wethersfield, Conn.” The American Genealogist. Vol 67 p 161-. Jul 1992.

He found no information on the parents of Richard.

Children of Richard in the Yardley parish records.

1. Elizabeth Gilbert - Baptized 8 April 1576. Married on 16 April 1605 to Thomas Marshe.
2. Parnell Gilbert - Baptized 15 June 1578 (a daughter).
3. Margarett Gilbert - Baptized 7 October 1580. Married to John Merston on 2 November 1603.
4. Richard Gilbert - Baptized 1 January 1585/1586. Buried: 18 January 1585/1586.
5. Thomas Gilbert - Baptized 25 April 1589. Married to Elizabeth Bennett on 29 August 1610. Died in 1659.

There are no 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]). But there are Morgans to look at.

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.


  1. Yardley Burial register (National Burial Index - transcript on FMP)
  • Homer W. Brainard, Harold S. Gilbert and Clarence A. Torrey, The Gilbert Family. Descendants of Thomas Gilbert, 1582 (?)-1659, of Mt. Wollaston (Braintree), Windsor, and Wethersfield. (New Haven, Connecticut: 1953. (FHL-USA/CAN 929.273 G3776.) (NOTE -All data from this source except where noted.)
  • Gary Boyd Roberts (compiler), Genealogies of Connecticut Families. Volume II, Geer-Owen. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983) Pp. 2-25. (FHL-USA/CAN 974.6 D2g v. 2.)
  • Arthur A. Gilbert, D.D.S., compiler, The Gilberts Of Belpre, Ohio, Their Ancestors and Descendants. (Chicago, ILL.: Privately prented, August, 1935. (FORT WAYNE LIBRARY, Fort Wayne, IN.)

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On 23 Apr 2016 at 13:53 GMT Mary Landers wrote:

Agree with Chris that these two Gilberts should be merged.

On 23 Apr 2016 at 10:53 GMT Lori Jo (Everts) DeWitt wrote:

Gilbert-5709 and Gilbert-139 appear to represent the same person because: Children's names, birth dates match. Spouses of girls also match.

On 22 Apr 2016 at 17:38 GMT Chris Gilbert wrote:

You could merge this unknown Richard away by merging with Gilbert-139

On 9 Jul 2014 at 00:15 GMT 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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