Name: Gilbert de Gant
Birth: ABT 1048 in Alost, Flanders, Belgium
Burial: Bardney, Lincolnshire, England
Occupation: Baron of Folkingham, Norfolk
BATT: Hastings 1066
Change Date: 22 AUG 2008
At Battle of Hastings.
Claimed descent from Alfred the Great.
The first of the Gaunts who came to England was a nephew of King William, and son of Baldwin, Count of Flanders, by a daughter of Robert, King of France. A daughter of the Earl of Lincoln conveyed in marriage the barony of Irnham to Simon St. Liz, Earl of Huntington, who dying without issue, Robert de Berkeley succeeded thereto, and assumed the name of Gaunt from his mother. Maurice, the son and heir of Robert, leaving no children, the estates devolved on the eldest son of Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, whose name was Andrew, and this portion of it known as the Manor of East Quantockshead in Somerset has remained in the family name to this day, a rare instance of land ownership in England.
(Source: History of West Virginia and Its People, Volume 2. Charleston, WV: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913.)
Father: Baldwin of Flanders
Mother: Richilde of Hainault
Alice de Montford b: in Montfort-Sur-Risle, France
- Walter de Gant
- Robert de Gournay
- Emma de Gant
- Hugh de Montfort b: ABT 1062
- Agnes de Gant