Categories: Gilbert Name Study, Y-DNA Haplogroup R-M269 : GROUP 04 : Origin in England, migrated to New Haven CT and elsewhere -A | Signers of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement | New Haven, Connecticut | Center Church on the Green Churchyard, New Haven, Connecticut | Hector, sailed 1637 | Puritan Great Migration.
||Matthew Gilbert migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Matthew Gilbert was the Deputy Governor of the New Haven Colony.
Matthew Gilbert  probably arrived in New Haven (Quinipiac) with Mr. Theophilus Eaton and Mr. John Davenport, in 1638. There is no record of Matthew Gilbert in Massachusetts and their is no listing of those who were on the "Hector," for the short voyage from Boston to New Haven. It can be assumed that he signed the Plantation Covenant in April 1638, since he was not asked to agree to it later when signing the Fundamental Agreement.
On June 4, 1639, a year after the landing of the "Hector" and the settlement of New Haven, the free planters met together to settle the civil government according to God and to select people fit to begin the foundation work of the church. Matthew Gilbert signed this Fundamental agreement and was one of twelve men selected for laying the foundation of the New Haven Church. Eventually, he was chosen as one of the "seven pillars" who would run the church and the court of New Haven. He was a magistrate, the Deputy Governor, and a deacon of the church.
He is on a list of free planters that was created about 1641. He has two people in his household and an estate of £600, which probably places him in the middle prosperous ranks.
He married Jane Baker (died 1706.)
He died 1680.
Matthew Guilbert made his will Jan. 14, 1679. Legatees: wife, sons Matthew and Samuel, daughters Mary Auger and Hannah Parker, grandson John Guilbert, and to cousin Sarah How. Executrix: Wife. Witnesses: Wm. Peck and Thos. Munson. His inventory was taken July 6, valued at £502: 13: 11. A stone on the "Green" marked "80" and the initials "MG" is believed to be his gravestone.
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