He married Elizabeth Ireland from Hartshorne, and they had (at least) three children - sons George & Richard, and daughter Anne (3)(4).
Brief details of his children:
- George was probably born somewhere around 1520. He had two sons and died in 1572, at which time he was descibed as a gentleman.
- Richard was probably born somewhere around 1520. He married Margaret Coffyn of Portledge in Devon, with whom he had at least three children - Francis, Anne and William. He died in 1561, at which time he was descibed as a gentleman
- Anne has her own page.
- 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.
- His family was said to be "of Youlgreave", but this could possibly mean within the wider parish, rather than Youlgreave township itself.
- Pedigree of the Gilbert family of Yolgreave in the visitations of 1569 and 1611 (as published in "The Genealogist (New Series)" Volumes 7 & 8).
- Pedigree of the Kniveton alias Gilbert family, of Youlgreave, from the papers of Benjamin Bagshaw, antiquarian. Sheffield Archives reference Bag C/3361B
- 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.
- His burial doesn't appear in the extant Youlgreave parish registers, which commence about 1560.