James Gilbert
(1848-1916)

James Gilbert was the ninth of the twelve children of William Gilbert and his wife Elizabeth Brightley of Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.

James Gilbert with wife Elizabeth (née Howlett)
Above: James Gilbert with his wife Elizabeth (née Howlett) c.1915. Photo: Andrew Martin.

James appears as a Farmer of Littleport at the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Howlett in 1878, and by the time of the 1881 Census, they were living at the Gilbert farm at Burnt Chimney Drove, Littleport. Here, James is noted as farming '55 acres and employing one man and one boy'.

James and Elizabeth had nine children, although two of these children did not survive in to adulthood.

James outlived his wife by four months, but predeceased his mother-in-law by about 7 months. He died in Bramfield, Suffolk, at the home of his married daughter, Mary Peacock.

Life Events

Born

  • At 00:30am on 17th April 1848 at Burnt Chimney Drove, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.

Baptised

  • 21st May 1848 at St. George's Church, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.

Married

Children

  • Caroline Gilbert (1878-?) married Arthur John Oakes (18??-?)
  • Mary Gilbert (1879-?) married Jabez Arthur Peacock (1875-?)
  • William Gilbert (1880-1968) married Selina Cragg (1880-1977)
  • Hannah Gilbert (1881-1883)
  • Ellen Gilbert (1883-?) married Frank Gotobed (18??-?)
  • Clara Emma Gilbert (1884-1973) married Alfred Sidney Newman (1883-1969)
  • Florence Emily Gilbert (1887)
  • Elizabeth Emily Gilbert (1888-?) married James Gibson (18??-?)
  • Amelia Gilbert (1892-1969) married Nathaniel Neale (18??-?), and Bertie George Hatch (18??-1957)

Census and Residence

  • 1851: 3yrs, Burnt Chimney Drove, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1861: 12yrs, Westmoor, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1871: 22yrs, Westmoor, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1881: 34yrs, Burnt Chimney Drove, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1891: 42yrs, Burnt Chimney Drove, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1901: 54yrs, 2 Burnt Chimney Drove, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1911: 62yrs, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.

Employment

  • 1901-1911: Farmer at Burnt Chimney Drove
  • 1911-1916: Retired Farmer

Death

  • 12th December 1916 in the presence of his son-in-law, Jabez Peacock, at Bramfield, Suffolk, England, aged '66 years'. Cause of death: '1. Cerebral Haemorrhage, 2. Syncope - Certified by John Aylen'

Burial

  • 15th December 1916, with his wife Elizabeth, and their grandson Willie Gilbert in Littleport Cemetery, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.

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