Baron Gilbert de Ghent

Male Est 1030 - Abt 1095  (~ 65 years)

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  • Name Gilbert de Ghent 
    Title Baron 
    Born Est 1030 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1066 
    Battle of Hastings 
    Died Abt 1095 
    • Gilbert de Ghent or Gilbert de Gand, was one of two Norman commanders who assisted Duke William in reducing Yorkshire, where he held the garrison at York. He received grants of 172 manors and lordships in England and became the Baron Folkingham. He was apparently the younger son of Baldwin, Count of Flanders but others call him merely a Flemish adventurer. The former is more likely true, considering the extent of his grants, and Baldwin's huge participation at the Battle of Hastings, and his early death death in 1067 at age 33. The difficulty if true, however, is the age of Gilbert. He could scarcely have been older than 16 at the Conquest, but he was a younger son. Either Baldwin's birth date is in error or he may have been a brother to Baldwin. His third son Walter, succeeded to his father's vast possessions and was ancester of the Earls of Lincoln.
    Person ID I2104  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father Rudolph, I, [of Aalst],   b. Est 990 
    Mother Gisele, [of Luxembourg],   b. Est 990 
    Family ID F9858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice de Montfort,   b. Est 1040 
    +1. Walter de Gaunt,   b. Est 1075,   d. 1139  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Family ID F9856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart