Gilbert de Gaunt, 1st Earl of Lincoln

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Gilbert de Gaunt, 1st Earl of Lincoln

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Birthplace: Of, Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Spm
Place of Burial: Priory, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England
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Son of Walter de Gaunt, Earl of Lincoln and Mahaut de Bretagne
Husband of Rohese de Clare
Father of Alice de Senlis, Countess Of Northampton; Gilbert de Gaunt and Gunnora de Gant
Brother of William de Lindsay, of Ercildun; Isabel (Elizabeth) de Gaunt; Daughter of Walter of Walter de Welle; Alice de Mowbray; Robert de Gant, Lord of Folkingham and 3 others

Occupation: Earl of Lincoln
Managed by: Brandt Joseph Gibson
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About Gilbert de Gaunt, 1st Earl of Lincoln

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_de_Gant,_Earl_of_Lincoln

Gilbert de Gant, 1st Earl of Lincoln (c. 1126 – 1156) was an English nobleman who fought for King Stephen during The Anarchy.

He was the son of Walter de Gant (a son of the Domesday magnate Gilbert de Gant, Gant being another name for Ghent in Flanders) and Maud of Brittany, a daughter of Stephen, Count of Tréguier. Gilbert was thus a nephew of Alan, 1st Earl of Richmond, one of King Stephen's commanders. Another uncle, Robert de Gant, was Lord Chancellor for King Stephen.

While still fairly young, Gilbert fought on the side of King Stephen at the Battle of Lincoln in 1141, where he was captured along with the king. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lincoln_(1141)

He was then compelled to marry Rohese de Clare, daughter of Richard de Clare and Adeliza de Meschines, and a niece of Ranulph de Gernon, 2nd Earl of Chester.

In 1149 or 1150 the king created him Earl of Lincoln as a rival to William de Roumare, who had gone over to the side of Empress Matilda.

He and Rohese had only one child, a daughter, Alice de Gant, who married Simon III de Senlis, son of Simon II de Senlis, Earl of Huntingdon-Northampton.

He founded Rufford Abbey c. 1148 in Nottinghamshire, England.

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Of, Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England
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