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Joseph Gilbert

1753 - 1793


Joseph's signature at the time of his marriage in 1777 (8)

Father Samuel Gilbert
Mother Martha
Wife Martha Mosley
Children Samuel, Henry, Joseph, Thomas, Mary, Anthony, Thomas, Ralph


Joseph was born in Litton in 1753, one of twin sons of Samuel and Martha (1). His twin brother George only survived for a few days though (2). He had a sister Elizabeth, about 3 years his senior (3), and another one, Mary, was born in 1755 (4), but she died aged 3 (5).

His mother died when he was 12 (6), but his father remarried a widow called Ann Howe about 5 years later (7).

On 27th Janusry 1777, he married Martha Mosley, at St the Baptist's in Tideswell (8), and they settled in Litton, where his father died the following year (9). His first son, named Samuel after his father, was born in 1779 (10), followed by Henry in 1781 (11), Joseph in 1783 (12) and Thomas in 1785 (13). Thomas only survived for 3 or 4 months (14). His only daughter Mary came along in 1786 (15), but she too only survived a few months (16). The family appears to have moved to Tideswell sometime during her short life (17). Another son Anthony was born in 1788 (18), followed by Thomas in 1790 (19), and finally Ralph in 1791 (20).

Joseph died aged just 40 in 1793, and was buried in Tideswell on 14th June (21). His wife survived him by a massive 47 years (22)!


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [April 1753] Baptised George & Joseph Twinn sons of Samuel Gilbert & Martha of Litton ye 22
  2. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [April 1753] Buried George one of the twin sons of Samuel Gilbert of Litton the 29
  3. See his father's page for details.
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [January 1755] Baptised Mary the Daughter of Samuel Gilbert of Litton & Martha ye 17
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [April 1758] Buried Mary the Daughter of Samuel Gilbert of Litton the 20
  6. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [July 1765] Buried Martha the wife of Gilbert of Litton the 2
  7. Marriage entry in the parish register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell states :
    Saml Gilbert of the parish of Tideswell, Farmer
    and Ann Howe of the
    same parish widow were
    Married in this Church by Licence from the Dean & Chapter of Lichfield
    this twenty second Day of January in the Year One Thousand seven Hundred
    and seventy By me Jas Markland vicar

    The Marriage was
    solemnized between Us
    Samuel Gilbert
    Ann Howe   her X Mark
    In the Presence of Henry Markland
    John [Schofield]
  8. Marriage entry in the parish register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell states :
    Joseph Gilbert of Litton in the parish of Tideswell
    and Martha Mossley of
    Blackwell in the parish of Bakewell spinster were
    Married in this Church by Licence
    this Twenty seveneth Day of January in the Year One Thousand seven Hundred
    and seventy seven By me Willm Stephenson, Vicar

    The Marriage was
    solemnized between Us
    Joseph Gilbert
    Martha Her+mark Mossley
    In the Presence of Thos Mossley
    Thos: Hall
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Burials 1778, August] 5th Samuel Gilbert       of Litton
  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, October 1779] 23 Samuel ye son of Joseph & Martha Gilbert of Litton
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, June 1781] 28 Henry son of Joseph & Martha Gilbert of Litton
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, April 1783] 20 Joseph son of Joseph & Martha Gilbert of Litton
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, 1785] May 25th Thomas, son of Joseph & Martha Gilbert of Litton
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Funerals, 1785, September] 7th Thos ye son of Joseph Gilbert Litton
  15. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, Oct 1786] 22 Mary, Daur of Joseph & Martha Gilbert Litton
  16. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Burials, 1787, June] ye 3d Mary ye D:r of Jo:s of Tideswell
  17. All the previous entries in the register, up to and including Mary's baptism explicitly state that they lived in Litton, whilst all later entries, from her burial onwards either sate that they were in Tideswell, or don't mention their place of residence at all - implying that they were in Tideswell itself rather than any of the outlying places within its parish. This is further confirmed by later census entried of Joseph's sons Anthony & Thomas (bapt one and three years respectively after this apparent move), who stated their place of birth to be Tideswell.
  18. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, 22 June 1788] Anthony, sn of Jo:s & Mary Gilbert Tideswell
    There was no couple called Joseph and Mary Gilbert in Tideswell at the time, so this is believed to be an error which should read "Martha".
  19. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [1790, Baptisms, September] 12 Thos, son of Joseph & Martha Gilbert     Tideswell
  20. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, June 1791] 29 Ralph son of Joseph & Martha Gilbert     Tideswell
  21. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    [1793, Burials, June] 24 Joseph Gilbert of     Tideswell
  22. 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



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