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Humphrey Gilbert

circa 1495 - bef 1560

Father Robert Gilbert
Mother Elizabeth Columbell
Wife Elizabeth Ireland
Children George, Richard, Anne

Humphrey was probably born around 1495 (1) in Youlgreave (2), the son of Robert and Elizabeth (3)(4). He had at least 2 brothers (John & Roland) and three sisters (Lucy, Cecily & Barbara) (3)(4).

He married Elizabeth Ireland from Hartshorne, and they had (at least) three children - sons George & Richard, and daughter Anne (3)(4).

He may have appeared in court in 1528/29 (5), but otherwise nothing more is known of him. He probably died before 1560 (6).

Brief details of his children:


  1. His father is believed to have been born about 1470, and Humphrey was his eldest son (to survive to adulthood), hence he was probabaly born in the early-mid 1490s.
  2. His family was said to be "of Youlgreave", but this could possibly mean within the wider parish, rather than Youlgreave township itself.
  3. Pedigree of the Gilbert family of Yolgreave in the visitations of 1569 and 1611 (as published in "The Genealogist (New Series)" Volumes 7 & 8).
  4. Pedigree of the Kniveton alias Gilbert family, of Youlgreave, from the papers of Benjamin Bagshaw, antiquarian. Sheffield Archives reference Bag C/3361B
  5. The Feudal History of the County of Derby, by John Pym Yeatman, Volume 3, Secion 6, page 430, in a transcript of a court roll from 20 Henry VIII [1528/29] lists those who appeared at a court held in [...nye], and the list includes Hy. Gilbert.
  6. His burial doesn't appear in the extant Youlgreave parish registers, which commence about 1560.