Gilbert was the second son of John and Mary Shakespeare, born two years after William. According williamshakespeare.org, "It is possible that he was named after Gilbert Bradley, a Burgess of Stratford who was also a glover as was John Shakespeare and lived in Henley Street." From EnglishHistory.info, "Gilbert Shakespeare appears to have followed his brother to London, where he is described in 1597 as a haberdasher of St Bride's, before returning to Stratford, where he seems to have fallen into undesirable company and occasionally afoul of the law."
Per information obtained on https://archive.is/wuaaw#selection-701.2-701.631
Gilbert Shakespeare was baptized on October 13, 1566, at Holy Trinity. It is likely that John Shakespeare named his second son after his friend and neighbor on Henley Street, Gilbert Bradley, a glover and the burgess of Stratford for a time. Records show that Gilbert Shakespeare survived the plague and reached adulthood, becoming a haberdasher, working in London as of 1597, and spending much of his time back in Stratford. In 1609 he appeared in Stratford court in connection with a lawsuit. Gilbert Shakespeare had a long and successful career as a tradesman, and he died a bachelor and was buried in Stratford on February 3, 1612. In 1569
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