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Gilbert Surname

Gilbert Surname

Posted: 6 Apr 2001 7:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Mar 2003 2:41PM GMT
Surnames: GILBERT
Was there a witch at the Salem Witch Trial by the last name of _____ Gilbert??

Re: Gilbert Surname

Posted: 18 Mar 2003 6:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 May 2005 4:29PM GMT
If there was, I would be interested.
Donna Gilbert Delgadillo

Re: Gilbert Surname

Posted: 19 Mar 2003 11:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Apr 2003 1:05AM GMT
Surnames: GILBERT, BARBER, NICHOLS, TAYLOR, HENDEE
My line is: Sylvester Gilbert m Patience Barber 1774 Ralph Gilbert m Sarah Nichols in 1812 Ralph L.Gilbert m Ellen M.Taylor no date Francis E.Porter m Ellen L.Gilbert 1878? Francis A.Porter m Julia AA Hendee 1842 all in the Hebron, Ct. area..... (Ellen L.Gilbert was born in Hartford, Ct. 1849 the witch I asked about was earlier???

Re: Gilbert Surname

Posted: 19 Mar 2003 2:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 May 2005 4:29PM GMT
I think my Gilberts came through South Carolina, I haven't paid much attention to them lately, even though it is my maiden name!

Re: Gilbert Surname

Jenny (View posts)
Posted: 19 Mar 2003 4:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Mar 2003 5:42PM GMT
Surnames: GILBERT, BENNETT
There were no Gilberts accused at Salem in 1692. However in 1654, Lydia Gilbert of Windsor, Connecticut was convicted of, and probably executed for, witchcraft. (The Salem Witchcraft Trials weren't an isolated incident; witch-hunting was not uncommon in colonial America, and Salem was the end of the American witch-trials, not the beginning as many people think.)

Lydia was probably the second wife of Thomas Gilbert Jr., son of Thomas Gilbert Sr. and Elizabeth Bennett of Wethersfield, Connecticut. There's a good discussion of the problems surrounding her identity in "The English Origin of Thomas Gilbert of Braintree Mass., and Wethersfield, Conn" by Douglas Richardson (in The American Genealogist 1992). She was accused of causing the death of Thomas' former employer, Henry Stiles, through witchcraft. While we don't have proof that Lydia was executed, it's extremely likely because Thomas remarried about a year after her conviction.

If you're interested or have a connection, I'd be happy to pass on other details about her and her family!

Re: Gilbert Surname

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 1:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gilbert
Jenny,
Lydia would be my 11 Great Aunt on my father's side of the family. I would like further info on her, please. My info just states that her brother-in-law, my ancester Jonathon, might have prosecuted her.
Cindy

Re: Gilbert Surname

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 3:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
reply to: b18627t@oecblue.com
Some yr's ago I rec'd copies of pages from a book held there showing
> the author as Douglas Richardson M.A. & entitled "The English Origin
> of Thomas Gilbert of Braintree, Mass. and Wethersfield, Conn."
> My interest is re when & where this book was published & copyrighted
> and the source material(s) shown as used by D. Richardson re the info
> contained.
> My sincere thank you, in advance, for any help &/or suggestions.

Re: Gilbert Surname

Posted: 10 Jan 2011 11:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
How have you verified that Lydia was the wife of Thomas Gilbert Jr and not the Sr?

Re: Gilbert Surname

Posted: 17 Jan 2011 11:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gilbert, Marshfield, Wells
Jenny:
My name is Brian Easterday and am thinking there may be a connection to Lydia. From Thomas, is there a mention of Rachel, her husband Josiah Marshfield and parents Johnathan and his wife Mary Wells? My email address is christianeasterd@aol.com.

Re: Gilbert Surname

Posted: 3 Nov 2011 7:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you have more detail on Thomas' remarriage including a source/wife? Thanks in advance, Judi
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