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Thomas Gilbert

1790 - 1870

Father Joseph Gilbert
Mother Martha Mosley
Wife Tabitha Mosley
Children Joseph, Mellor Mosley, Jane, John Mosley, Marianne, Ralph, Francis, Samuel, Martha


Thomas was born in Tideswell in 1790, the son of Joseph & Martha, and baptised at St John the Baptist's church there on 12th September (1). He had 3 (or possibly 4) older brothers: Henry, Joseph, and Anthony (the eldest of his parents sons, Samuel, may well have been dead by then) (2). His only younger brother, Ralph, was born the following year (3). His father died sometime around his third birthday (4).

He worked, like most of his family, as a weaver (5). In October 1811 he married, an already heavily pregnant (6), Tabitha Mosley (5), and their first son, Joseph was born a couple of months later (6). Their next son, Mellor Mosley, followed in 1814 (7), then a daughter, Jane in 1817 (8). However Jane only lived for about a year (9). By the time his next son, John Mosley, was born in 1819, he had become a victualler (10), of the "The Sun" (11). He had another daughter Marianne in 1822 (12), but she also only survived for just over a year (13). He then gave up selling beer and returned to weaving, which he was doing by the time of his next son, Ralph's, birth in 1824 (14). He had two more sons, Francis in 1828 (15), and Samuel in 1830 (16), before a final daughter, Martha, in 1834 (17).

His mother died in 1840 (18). At the time of the 1841 (19) census he and Tabitha were living on Sheffield Road with 6 of their children (Joseph having married a few years earlier), and he was still listed as a weaver. Sometime over the next few years he became a weaver's agent, and was listed as such in 1846 (20), and then again in the 1851 census, by which time only three children were still living at home (21).

Sometime around the end of the 1850s he appears to have given up being an agent, and returned to doing the actual weaving (23)(25). His wife died in Janauary 1861 (24), so by the time of the next census later that year, only his last unmarried son, Ralph, was still living with him (25).

Thomas died on 6th January 1870 (26), and was buried in Tideswell (27), where he had spent all his life.


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [1790, Baptisms, September] 12 Thos, son of Joseph & Martha Gilbert     Tideswell
  2. See his father's page for details.
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, June 1791] 29 Ralph son of Joseph & Martha Gilbert     Tideswell
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [1793, Burials, June] 24 Joseph Gilbert of     Tideswell
  5. Marriage entry in the parish register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell reads :
    Thomas Gilbert of the Parish of Tideswell
    Weaver and Tabitha Mossley of the
    same parish Spinster were
    Married in this Church by Banns published Sept 22d and 29th& Oct 6th
    this Twenty third Day of October in the Year One Thousand eight Hundred
    and eleven By me Thos Browne, Vicar of Tideswell

    The Marriage was
    solemnized between Us
    Thos + Gilbert's mark
    Tabitha + Mossley's mark
    In the Presence of Henry Gilbart
    Saml Bennett
  6. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [1811, Baptisms, December] 31 Joseph, Son of Thos & Tabitha Gilbert     of Tideswell
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    March 7th
    [1814]
    Mellor
    Mosley
    Son of
    Thos
    &
    Tabitha
    Gilbert Tideswell Weaver
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    June 16th
    [1817]
    Jane
    Daugr of
    Thos
    &
    Tabitha
    Gilbert Tideswell Weaver
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Jane, Daugr of
    Thos & Tabitha Gilbert
    Tideswell July
    24th
    [1818]
    Yrs
    1
  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    July 28th
    [1819]
    John
    Mosley,
    son of
    Thos
    &
    Tabitha
    Gilbert Tideswell Victualler
  11. Entry in Pigot's Directory of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, 1822, lists Thomas Gilbert as the proprieter of the Sun public house.
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    March 27th
    [1822]
    Marianne
    Daugr of
    Thos
    &
    Tabitha
    Gilbert Tideswell Victualler
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Marianne, Daugr of
    Thos & Tabitha Gilbert
    Tideswell May
    25th
    [1823]
    months
    14
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Octr 16th
    [1824]
    Ralph
    son of
    Thos
    &
    Tabitha
    Gilbert Tideswell Weaver
  15. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Augt 11th
    [1828]
    Francis,
    son of
    Thos
    &
    Tabitha
    Gilbert Tideswell Weaver
  16. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Jany 30th
    [1831]
    Samuel
    son
    of
    Thomas
    &
    Tabitha
    Gilbert Tideswell Weaver
  17. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    Augt 3rd
    [1834]
    Martha,
    Daugr of
    Thos
    &
    Tabitha
    Gilbert Tideswell Weaver
  18. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Martha Gilbert Tideswell August
    2nd
    [1840]
    82
    Years
  19. Census of 7th June 1841 reads:
    Place: Sheffield Road, Tideswell
    Thomas Gilbert 50 Cotton hand Loom Weaver y
    Tabitha do 49   y
    Mellor do 26   y
    John do 22   y
    Ralph do 16   y
    Francis do 12   y
    Samuel do 10   y
    Martha do 6   y
  20. Entry in Bagshaw's Directory of Derbyshire, 1846, lists Thomas Gilbert amongst the weaver's agents of Tideswell
  21. Census of 30th March 1851 reads:
    Place: Shambles, Tideswell
    Thomas Gilbert Head Mar 59 Agent for Hand Loom Weaver [Derby], Tideswell
    Tabitha do Wife Mar 58 Confectioner     do,       do
    Ralph do Son U 26 Hand Loom Weaver (cotton)     do,       do
    Samuel do Son U 20           do           do     do,       do
    Martha do Daur U 16 Gen Servant     do,       do
  22. Entry in White's Directory of Sheffield & District, 1852, lists Thomas Gilbert amongst the weaver's agents of Tideswell
  23. Entry in White's Gazeteer of Derbyshire & Sheffield, 1857, lists Thomas Gilbert amongst the weaver's agents of Tideswell
  24. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Tenth
    January
    1861
    Tideswell
    Tabitha
    Gilbert
    Female 68
    years
    Wife of
    Thomas
    Gilbert
    a Handloom
    Cotton weaver
    Decay of
    nature

    Not Certified
    Thomas Gilbert
    present at the death
    Tideswell
    Twelfth
    January
    1861
  25. Census of 7th April 1861 reads:
    Place: Shambles, Tideswell
    Thomas Gilbert Head Widr 70 Handloom Cotton weaver [Derbyshire], Tideswell
    Ralph Do Son Un 35 Lead Miner       do,       do
  26. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Sixth
    January
    1870
    Tideswell
    Thomas
    Gilbert
    Male 79
    years
    Handloom
    Weaver
    Congestion
    of lungs

    Certified
    Ralph Gilbert
    present at the death
    Tideswell
    Tenth
    January
    1870
  27. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Thomas Gilbert Tideswell January
    9th
    [1870]
    79
    Years
    Died Jany 6th



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