Person:John Gilbert (22)

John Gilbert
d.bet 5 Apr 1656 and 3 Jun 1657 Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
m. 10 Aug 1571
  1. Giles Gilbert1573 - 1626
  2. Elizabeth Gilbert1575 -
  3. John Gilbert1580 - bet 1656
  4. Joan Gilbert1581 - 1615
  5. William GilbertABT 1582 - AFT 1668
  6. Anne Gilbert1583 - 1615
  7. Thomas GilbertABT 1584 - AFT 1639
  8. Susanna Gilbert1584 - 1603
  9. Matthew GilbertABT 1586 - AFT 1637
  10. Humphrey GilbertABT 1588 - AFT 1642
  • HJohn Gilbert1580 - bet 1656
  • WMary Street1578 - 1605
m. 17 Jan 1602/03
  1. Mary Gilbert1603 - 1603
  2. John Gilbert1603 - 1603
  • HJohn Gilbert1580 - bet 1656
  • WAlice Hopkinsest 1586 - 1618
m. Sep 1606
  1. Thomas Gilbertabt 1612 - bet 1676 and 1677
  2. John OR Joseph Gilbert1614 - 1691
  • HJohn Gilbert1580 - bet 1656
  • WWinifred - 1663
m. 1618/1619
Facts and Events
Name[1] John Gilbert
Gender Male
Christening[1] 30 Aug 1580 Bridgwater, Somerset, England
Marriage 17 Jan 1602/03 Bridgwater, Somerset, Englandto Mary Street
Marriage Sep 1606 Bridgwater, Somerset, Englandto Alice Hopkins
Marriage 1618/1619 Englandto Winifred
Emigration[1] 1635 On the Hopewell.
Residence[1] 1635 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[1] 1638 Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Will[1] 10 May 1654 Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United StatesDated.
Death[1] bet 5 Apr 1656 and 3 Jun 1657 Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Will[1] 5 Apr 1656 Witnessed in the presence of the testator.
Probate[1] 3 Jun 1657 Will proved; undated and untotalled inventory presented.

"Jon. Gilbert and family" sailed on the Hopewell in 1635 and settled first at Dorchester before removing to Taunton by 1638. He acquired several parcels of land in that area. In his will dated 10 May 1654, witnessed (in his presence) 5 Apr 1656, and proed 3 Jun 1657, "John Gilbert of Pondsbrooke in Taunton" left his 100 acre farm at Pondsbrook to his son Giles, as well as 10 acres in Scadinsmore. His son Joseph received other land at Pondsbrook, 30 acres, plus another five acres of meadow at Scadingsmore. Thomas received the best sow, John 1 shilling, his wife's grandchild Elizabeth Pester received livestock, the church at Taunton received 10 bushels of Indian corn to be disposed of at the discretion of the deacons, and daughter Mary Norcrosse received "my great furnace or brewing kettle if she be living or otherwise unto her daughter Mary." The residue went to "my wife Winnefred", as well as use of the farm at Pondsbrook.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 John Gilbert, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 3:56-59.

    ORIGIN: Bridgewater [error for Bridgwater], Somersetshire.
    MIGRATION: 1635 (on 8 May 1635, "Jon. Gilbert and family" were included in the passenger list of the Hopewell, preparting to sail for New England from Weymouth, Dorsetshire [NGSQ 71:173-74]). (This record, along with the absence of any records for this immigrant in New England prior to 1635, refutes the nineteenth-century claim that John Gilbert came to New England in 1630 on the Mary & John.)
    FREEMAN: Plymouth Colony 4 December 1638 (as Mr. John Gilbert Senior"), and added to the list of 7 March 1363/7 [PCR 1:53, 105]. In Taunton section of 1639 Plymouth Colony freemen [PCR 8:176].
    BIRTH: Baptized Bridgewater [error for Bridgwater], Somersetshire, 30 August 1580 [NEHGR 111:236], son of Giles Gilbert [Gilberts of NE 19].
    DEATH: Between 5 April 1656 (witnessing of will) and 3 Jun 1657 (probate of will).


Hopewell (of Weymouth) (1635)
This Hopewell sailed in May 1635, to be distinguished from the Hopewell that sailed from London in April.
Sailed: 8 May 1635 from Weymouth, England under Master John Driver
Arrived: Late June/July 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony

Passengers:
~18 families (Full List)
William Blake and family - Thomas Bushrod - John Crowe - Edward Clapp and family - Thomas Dimmock and family - John Durant - John Gachill and family - John Gilbert - Matthew Hearn - William Lane and family - William Malton - Edmund Marshall and family - Hugh Norman - Thomas Richards and family - John Rockwell and family - Daniel Stolack - John Strong and family

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