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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 Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, 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 4 Oct 2019 
    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.