Otho Gilbert

Male 1419 - 1493  (74 years)

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  • Name Otho Gilbert 
    Born 24 Mar 1419  Compton Castle, Compton, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Sheriff of Devonshire  [2
    Died 5 Aug 1493  Compton, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I50003  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2017 

    Family Alice Mules,   b. 1423,   d. 1442  (Age 19 years) 
    Married 1442  Plymouth, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
     1. Elizabeth Gilbert,   b. 1446, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1503  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F18502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Mar 1419 - Compton Castle, Compton, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1442 - Plymouth, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Aug 1493 - Compton, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Sir Otho (Otis) Gilbert
      Born 24 Mar 1419 in of, Compton Castle, Compton, Devonmap
      Son of William Gilbert and Isabel Gambon
      [sibling(s) unknown]
      Husband of Elizabeth (Hill) Gilbert married [date unknown] [location unknown]
      Husband of Alice (Mules) Gilbert married 1442 in Plymouth, Devon, England
      DESCENDANTS descendants
      Father of Joan (Gilbert) Norbury, Elizabeth (Gilbert) Saxby, John Gilbert, Thomas Gilbert, William Gilbert, Isabella (Gilbert) Grenville, Robert Gilbert and Elizabeth Gilbert
      Died 5 Aug 1493 in Compton, Devon, England
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      Gilbert-275 created 19 Oct 2010 | Last modified 7 Jun 2016
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      Categories: Gilbert Name Study - Compton Castle, Devon Gilberts.


      Per this archive:

      Otho Gilbert, of Compton, Devonshire was born at Compton 24 Mar 1419 and baptised in the Church of St. John the Baptist at Marledon. He died 2 Feb 1493. Sheriff of Devonshire 1475-6, he was a Yorkist and was the first on the list of those to receive knighthood if Edward V had been crowned. His IPM was taken at Exeter 5 Aug 1493 and cancelled 17 Nov 1514 because it was not indented as the statute required.

      Re: Pole's Devon, p. 280; IPM, Henry VII, 1: no. 755; Lists and Indexes, 9: 36; Devon and Cornwall Notes & Queries, 20: 63; Paget's Prince of Wales, 2: 472; Vivian, p. 405, 486.

      His will (image on Ancestry) was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 9 June 1494[1]

      He is shown in the Gilbert family tree done from the Visitation of Devon in 1564[2]

      Through the lineage of his son Thomas Gilbert comes the famous English navigator, Sir Humphrey Gilbert.


      ? Will of Otys Gylbert or Gilbert of Meredon, Devon held by the National Archives, Kew, Ref PROB 11/10/179 (image onAncestry.co.uk)
      ? [The Visitation of the County of Devon, 1564 page 112]
      The American Genealogist: John Drakes English Connections;
      The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 2
      The History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey: Compiled from the Best and Most Authentic Historians, Valuable Records, and Manuscripts in the Public Offices and Libraries, and in Private Hands.. (1804-1814), Manning, Owen, (Three volumes. London: J. Nichols, 1804-1814), FHL book Q 942.21 H2ma., vol. 2
      The visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580 ..., Rylands, John Paul, (London : [s.n.], 1882. xii, 298 p. : coats of arms, facsims., geneal. tables ; 26 cm.), FHL microfilm 162051 Item 2., vol. 18
      Magna Carta Ancestry: A study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Richardson, Douglas, (Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2nd edition, 2011), vol. 3
      dates: http://awt.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=marks1&id=P3932402408&style=TABLE&ti=5542

      end of biography [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S11822] "William Cave (abt. 1535 - abt. 1614)", Pedigree & Biography, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cave-9, revisited or retriev.

    2. [S11827] "Otho Gilbert (1419 - 1493)", Biography & Pedigree, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gilbert-275, revisited or retrieved, r.