Gilbert de Gant

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Gilbert de Gaunt (de Gant, deGent, de Ghent etc.) c.1040 – 1095 was the son of Ralph, Lord of Aalst near Ghent, and Gisele of Luxembourg, the sister-in-law of Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders, and Gilbert was kinsman of This Gilbert de Ghent was a kinsman of Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror. He had two brothers, Baldwin and Ralph. Gilbert of Ghent is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 having been given titles of 172 English manors (most in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire) but also within 14 shires where there were estates including York, Derby, Huntingdonshire, Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire.[1]

Gilbert de Gaunt was a commander with William Malet when the city of York was put to the torch on September 19, 1069.[2] Gilbert died about 1095 being buried at Bardney Abbey near Lincoln City. He had married Alice de Montford sur Risle in about 1071 and had numerous children amongst whom were Walter de Gant (father of Gilbert, Earl of Lincoln), Gilbert, Hugh, Robert (Lord Chancellor), Ralph, Henry, Emma and Agnes.

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  1. ^ Domesday Map online British Museum
  2. ^ Dalton 2002

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