GILBERT OR GILBERD OF NORTH PETHERWIN
The spelling of the surname of this family varies but generally Gilbert is common until the mid-eighteenth century and Gilberd is often used after that period. Some descendants in the nineteenth century and later used the spelling Gillbard.
Earlier Gilberts of North Petherwin are recorded in the heraldic visitation of 1620 but no link with the family covered here has been found as yet.
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GILBERT OR GILBERD
Children of John and Honor (Short) Gilbert:
i ANN GILBERT, bap 29 Nov 1683, North Petherwin.
iii HENRY GILBERT, bap 21 Jun 1687, North Petherwin, bur 9 Jun 1748, North Petherwin; m(1) 24 Jul 1714, North Petherwin, MARY PENTER; m(2) 28 Jan 1734/35, North Petherwin, REBECCA OULDRIDGE.
2 v WILLIAM GILBERT (1693-1761); m AMY FURSE.
2 WILLIAM GILBERT of North Petherwin, husbandman, was baptised on 17 July 1693 at North Petherwin and buried on 3 February 1761 at North Petherwin. He married on 6 April 1724 at Luffincott, AMY FURSE, daughter of John and Frances (Sleaman) Furse. Amy was born on 22 November 1700, baptised on 11 Dec 1700 at Kelly and buried on 29 November 1777 at North Petherwin.
Children of William and Amy (Furse) Gilbert:
ii HENRY GILBERT, bap 5 Nov 1727, North Petherwin.
3 iii DIGORY GILBERD (1730-1803); m(1) ANN WELLS; m(2) MARGERY SHEER.
3 DIGORY GILBERD was baptised on 17 May 1730 at North Petherwin and buried on 18 April 1803 at North Petherwin. He married first, on 2 Jul 1750 at North Petherwin, ANN WELLS. Ann was buried on 4 Oct 1750 at North Petherwin. Digory married second, on 25 May 1755 at North Petherwin, MARGERY SHEER, daughter of John and Margery (Colwill) Sheer (see here).
Child of Digory and Ann (Wells) Gilberd:
Children of Digory and Margery (Sheer) Gilberd:
ii RICHARD GILBERD, bap 13 Feb 1756, North Petherwin.
vii JOHN GILBERD, bap 3 Jun 1764, North Petherwin.
 North Petherwin bishop’s transcripts. Rebecca’s burial entry gives her age as 74, suggesting she was born about 1762, but her identification as the daughter of Digory Gilberd is supported by the parish register entry for her marriage to John Symons, where one of the witnesses was Digory Gilberd.