Giselbert van Gent, Baron of Folkingham (c.1048 - 1095) MP

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Nicknames: "Also called Gilbert Gand 1st Earl of Lincoln", "Gilbert de Gant", "Gilbert De /Gant/", "Gilbert /Gand/", "Gilbert /de Gand/", "Gilbert /De Gand/"
Birthplace: Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
Death: Died in Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England
Occupation: Lord of Folkingham, officer in the army of William the Conquerer, Baron, Seigneur de Hunmanby, Baron of Folkingham, Count of Ghent
Managed by: Ian Gordon Shrallow
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About Giselbert van Gent, Baron of Folkingham

A good introduction to current scholarship on this family is Who were the parents of Gilbert de Gant? by Raymond W. Phair (Jul. 1999).

Vital Statistics

  • He was the son of Raoul (Rudolf) de Gand (Gant/van Gent), seigneur d'Alost and Gisela de Luxembourg.
  • FMG (Cawley believes) that Gilbert, the son of Baudouin Count of Flanders. and Giselbert, son of Rudolf van Gent are the same person, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.
  • The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey records that ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt” came [to England] with “Willielmo Bastardo avunculo suo," namely with William the Conqueror.
  • He married Alice (Alix) de Montfort-sur-Risle, daughter of Hugues II de Montfort-sur-Risle.
  • Their son, Hugues van Gent, adopted his mother's name and succeeded her as Seigneur de Montfort-sur-Risle.
  • They had nine children:
  1. Hugues IV, died after 1147
  2. Robert, Chancellor of Stephen King of England. Dean of York.
  3. Gilbert,
  4. Walter, died after 1139
  5. Henri
  6. Ralph
  7. Emma de Gant, died between 1130 and July 1138, married Alan de Percy son of William de Percy and Emma de Port
  8. unnamed daughter who married Ivo de Grantmesnil, son of Hugues de Grantmesnil & his wife Adelisa [Aelis] de Beaumont-sur-Oise (-after 1102)
  9. unnamed daughter, daughter . Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the undated charter under which "Walter de Gaunt" donated the phylactery which "Baldwin sororius suus sent him from Jerusalem" to Bridlington Priory, witnessed by "Matilda his wife"[438]. m Baldwin, son of ---.

Sources and Notes

Gilbert & his wife had [nine] children:

1. HUGUES van Gent (-after [1147]). Guillaume de Jumièges names "Hugues le quatrième" as son of "Gilbert de Ganz" & his wife[430]. He adopted his mother's name and succeeded her as Seigneur de Montfort-sur-Risle.

- SEIGNEURS de MONTFORT-sur-RISLE.

2. ROBERT . A manuscript genealogy of the Gant family names “Walterum et Robertum” as sons of “Giselbertus de Gaunt…[et] uxorem Aliciam de Montfort”[431]. Chancellor of Stephen King of England. Dean of York.

3. GILBERT (-before [1095]). The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey names “Giselbrictum et Walterum” as children of ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt” & his wife, adding that Gilbert predeceased his father[432].

4. WALTER (-1139). The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey names “Giselbrictum et Walterum” as children of ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt” & his wife[433]. ”Walterus de Gant, filius et hæres Gisilberti de Gant” restored Bardney Abbey in 1115, witnessed by “Roberto de ---, Willielmo nepote meo constabulario Cestriæ, Willielmo de Mandevill…”[434].

- ENGLISH NOBILITY, EARLS of LINCOLN.

5. HENRI . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.

6. RALPH . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.

7. [EMMA de Gant . A charter dated to [1190/95] confirmed a donation of property to the canons of Bridlington by “Emma de Gant…et Willelmus de Percy filius eius”[435]. The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. However, it is chronologically consistent for her to have been the daughter of Gilbert van Gent. It should be noted that "Alan de Percy…" was the first witness in a charter under which his supposed brother-in-law "Walter de Gaunt" founded Bridlington priory, with the assent of Henry I King of England[436]. m ALAN de Percy, son of WILLIAM de Percy & his wife Emma de Port (-[1130/Jul 1138]).]

----------------------------- He was the son of Raoul de Gand, seigneur d'Alost and Gisela von Lothringen.2,3,4 Gislebert I de Gand, seigneur de Folquingham said to have accompanied his uncle, William the Conqueror, into England, and participated in the triumph of Hastings, and obtained a grant of the lands of a Danish proprietor, named Tour, with many other holdings, but is not recorded as being at Hastings on 14 October 1066.9,10 He was in England when he and William Malet unsuccessfully defended York castle against the Danish invasion and local rebellion in 1069.11 He married Alice de Montfort-sur-Risle, daughter of Hugh II, comte de Montfort sur Risle and Alice de Beauffou.12 Gislebert I de Gand, seigneur de Folquingham witnessed a transaction, and described as having come from England as the brother of Baldwin of Ghent, in 1075 at Watten abbey, Nord, Flanders, France. -------------------- Gilbert was born in 1048 in Alost, Flanders, Belgium. Gilbert's father was Ralph de Ghent and his mother was Gisele. His paternal grandparents were Adalbert de Ghent and Ermengarde de Flanders. He was an only child. He died at the age of 46 in 1094 in Bardney, Lincolnshire, England. -------------------- Gilbert de Gant, son of Baldwin, Earl of Flanders, by Maud,sister of William the Conqueror, accompanied his uncle intoEngland and, participating in the triumph of Hastings, obtaineda grant of the lands of a Danish proprietor named Tour, withnumerous other lordships. This Gilbert happened to be at York,anno 1069, and had a narrow escape when the Danes in greatforce, on behalf of Edgar Etheling, entered the mouth of theHumber and, marching upon that city, committed lamentabledestruction by fire and sword, there being more than 3,000Normans slain. Like most of the great lords of his time, Gilbertde Gant disgorged to the church a part of the spoil which he hadseized, and amongst other acts of piety restored Bardney Abbey,co. Lincoln, which had been utterly destroyed many years beforeby the Pagan Danes, Inquar and Hubba. He m, Alice, dau. of Hughde Montfort, and had issue, Hugh, who assumed the name Montfort;Walter, his successor; Robert, Lord Chancellor of England, anno1153; and Emma, m. to Alan, Lord Percy. This great feudal chiefd. in the reign of William Rufus. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant,Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd.,London, 1883, p. 227, Gant, Earls of Lincoln] -------------------- The name of Gislebert I de Gand, seigneur de Folquingham, appears to have come from his mother's family; her older brother was Gilbert count of Luxembourg (1047-59), and she had a paternal uncle also named Gilbert.

He was said to have accompanied his uncle, William the Conqueror, into England, and participated in the triumph of Hastings, and obtained a grant of the lands of a Danish proprietor, named Tour, with many other holdings; however, Gislebert is not recorded as being at Hastings on 14 October 1066.

He was in England when he and William Malet unsuccessfully defended York castle against the Danish invasion and local rebellion in 1069.

He was described as having come from England as the brother of Baldwin of Ghent, in 1075, at Watten abbey, Nord, Flanders, France.

Gislebert died between 1088 and 1100--during the reign of William Rufus.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p352.htm#i18750 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- Citations

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 950. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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Citations

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 950. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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Gilbert de Gand's Timeline

1048
1048
Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
1070
1070
Age 22
Normandy, France
1071
1071
Age 23
Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England
1071
Age 23
Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England
1072
1072
Age 24
Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England
1072
Age 24
1072
Age 24
Linesay, East Lothian, Scotland
1074
1074
Age 26
Of, Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England
1075
1075
Age 27
Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England
1080
1080
Age 32
Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England