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Gilbert I de Neville

Male - Aft 1118


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  • Name Gilbert I de Neville 
    Born of Walcot near Folkingham, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1118  [1
    Person ID I7249  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Children 
    +1. Geoffrey de Neville,   b. of Walcot near Folkingham, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1146
    Last Modified 31 May 2020 
    Family ID F4240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Possibly, but far from certainly, the father of Geoffrey who d. abt. 1146.

      "Gilbert, identified as Gilbert de Neville, in 1086 held in Lincs a carucate, &c., at Walcot near Folkingham, and another at Yawthorpe, of the Abbot of Peterborough. Presumably the same Gilbert, about 1115-18, held of Peterborough in Lincs 2 carucates for 2 hides, and found one knight; of the Bishop of Lincoln land in Scothern, Reepham, &c.; and in Middle Rasen and elsewhere of Manasser Arsic." [Complete Peerage. The identification of this Gilbert as a Neville is footnoted to Feudal England by John Horace Round.]

      "Gilbert I de Neville; held in the year 1086 carucates (a carucate was an area of land that could be cultivated by an eight-ox plough team throughout a single year) at Waltcot, Lincolnshire and Yawthorpe, together with others in that part of England by 1115-18; kinship is plausible but has not been proven with [son Geoffrey]." [Burke's Peerage]

      The idea that he was William the Conqueror's "admiral", persistent in many sources, is almost certainly fanciful.

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    2. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.