Bradford Gilbert (1746 - 1814) MP

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Birthplace: Freetown, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in St. John, St. John County, New Brunswick, British North America (Present Canada)
Occupation: St. John merchant, St. John Alderman (1803), member of the New Brunswick Regiment, Canadian Artillery (May 4, 1793)
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About Bradford Gilbert

From First Families within the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick:

http://www.nbgs.ca/firstfamilies/FAMILY-G-2006.pdf

NOTE: First Families is a collection of genealogical information taken from various sources that were periodically submitted to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. The information has not been verified against any official records. Since the information in First Families is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the information to verify its accuracy.

GILBERT: Bradford Gilbert

  • born 27 Apr 1746 at Freetown, MA,
  • d. 16 Jan 1814,
  • s/o Thomas Gilbert and Mary Godfrey: came to NB with his parents in 1783 as Loyalists:
  • settled at Saint John:
  • m. (1st) 21 Nov 1776 at Berkley, MA, Mary Tisdale b. 31 Mar 1749 Freetown, MA, d. 23 May 1792, d/o Ephraim Tisdale and Martha Hodges:
  • m. (2nd) 1793 Mrs. Ann (Cunningham) Waters born 16 Sep 1763, died 20 Sep 1853:

Children of first marriage are listed in an estimated order:

  • 1) Bradford Gilbert born 27 Apr 1777 at Freetown, d. 6 Jul 1798 at sea:
  • 2) Perez Gilbert b. 27 Feb 1780 in NY, drowned 14 Jun 1787:
  • 3) Henry Gilbert b. 15 Nov 1784 at Saint John, d. 11 Jul 1869 at Saint John, married 6 Aug 1812 Eliza Simonds b. 28 Aug 1792, d. 18 Jul 1854 or 14 Aug 1854, d/o James Simonds and Hannah Peabody of Haverhill, MA and Saint John, NB: had seven children:
  • 4) Sophia Gilbert:
  • 5) Elizabeth Gilbert:
  • 6) Thomas Hanford Gilbert b. 17 Mar 1790, d. unmarried 30 Nov 1814 at Saint John:

Children of the second wife,

  • 7) William James Gilbert b. 28 Nov 1794, d. unmarried 16 Mar 1853 or 15 Nov 1863 at Williamsburg, Long Island, NY:
  • 8) George Godfrey Gilbert born 7 or 17 Aug 1797, d. 9 Aug 1870, m. Sarah Hammond and had three daughters and three sons.

Sources:

  • MC1156 Graves Papers: Bradford Gilbert, 2 pages:
  • see MC80/338 I. Allen Jack’s Biographical Review, pgs 345-349:
  • see also MC80/1288 Rosa D. Tisdale’s Meet the Tisdales, pgs 123-124:
  • see MC80/1653 Robert L. Tisdale’s The descendants of John Tisdale (1614-1675); colonial Massachusetts, pages 18-19:
  • see also MC869 Gilbert & Co. fonds:
  • see also Saint John Regional Library: David Russell Jack Bequest: Genealogy, microfilm reel F109, pg 13.

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From the Historical Records of the New Brunswick Regiment, Canadian Artillery:

http://www.archive.org/stream/nbartilleryreg00baxtuoft/nbartilleryreg00baxtuoft_djvu.txt

Bradford Gilbert. A loyalist. Was a merchant of St. John, and in 1803 was an alderman of the city. He died in 1814, aged 68 years.

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Bradford Gilbert's Timeline

1746
1746
Freetown, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
1776
November 21, 1776
Age 30
Berkley, Bristol County, MA, USA
1777
April 27, 1777
Age 31
Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1780
February 27, 1780
Age 34
New York, United States
1784
November 15, 1784
Age 38
St. John, St. John County, New Brunswick, British North America (Present Canada)
1790
March 17, 1790
Age 44
St John, St. John County, New Brunswick, British North America (Present Canada)
1793
1793
Age 47
St. John, St. John's County, New Brunswick, British North America (Present Canada)
1794
November 28, 1794
Age 48
St John, St. John County, New Brunswick, British North America (Present Canada)
1797
August 7, 1797
Age 51
St John, St. John County, New Brunswick, British North America (Present Canada)
1814
January 16, 1814
Age 68
St. John, St. John County, New Brunswick, British North America (Present Canada)