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Gilbert Fairbanke

  • Born: 1505, Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England 1312
  • Marriage: Jennet in 1529 in Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
  • Died: 3 Mar 1577(8), Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England at age 72 1312

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Web Reference: Fairbanks Ancestry in England . 1312
Gilbert Fairbanke, son of John and Margaret Fairbanke, was born about 1505 and died 4 Mar 1577/8. Land tansfers in 1526 and 1550 name Gilbert as the son of John. In 1569, he would not pay the stipend of the minister or curate of the chapel. His deathbed will, which was proved 16 Apr 1578, names his wife, Jennet, and children.

Children of Gilbert and Jennet Fairbanke were:

George, born about 1528
William, resided at Hensall, Snaith, Yorkshire, and married to Isabella Horton, 28 Jun 1562
Johanna, baptized 10 Jan 1544, and likely died young
John, baptized 3 May 1547, resided at Hensall, Snaith, Yorkshire and married Jan Bannester on 29 Jan 1565/6
Michael, baptized 3 Jul 1549 and buried shortly after on 14 Sep 1549
Hugh, baptized 16 Aug 1550, resided at Hensall, Snaith, Yorkshire and married Jane Mitchell on 28 Mar 1578
Dorothy, baptized 25 Mar 1553; buried 18 Dec 1554
Agnes, m. 14 Dec 1573, George Harrison
Elizabeth, m _______Brathwet
Edward, m. 5 Nov 1582, Mary Mitchell

~ The American Genealogist, Vol. XXXVII, Apr 1961, p. 67

• Dates & Events. 1312
"1526, 19th Henry VIII, John Fairbanke surrendered 'Brigbotham' &c to the use of Gilbert Fairbanke, son of the aforesaid John Fairebanke and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, rendering therfor yearly 48s. 9d."

"1550, 5th Edward VI. John Fairebanke and Gilbert Fairbanke, son and heir of said John, surrendered on messuage, on garden and the moiety of one barn, and one croft called Laithcroft, and two closes of land and meadow called Overholme and Netherholme to . . ."

"1569, 11th Elizabeth. Gilbert Fairebank would not pay the stipend of the minister or curate of the Cahpel," "Fined 12d."

Gilbert Fairbanke, son of John and grandson of William, "made his will on his death bed, 4 Mar 1577/8, and was buried the same day. An abstract of the will, which was proved 16 Apr 1578 is as follows:

"Gilbert Fairbanke of township of Sowerbie in diocese of York. To be buried in church or churdhywar at Hallifax. My wife Jenneet Fairbanke to have third part of my lands and good according to custom of the country.

One stott I have to be sold, price to be bestowed on sheep and these for the children of chrildren William, John, Hugh Fairbanke and Agnes Harryson and to the use of that child my daughter Elizabeth Brathwet is conceived with as they come of age. Sheep in the meantime to be ordered by George Fairbanke and Edward Fairbanke my sons. Rest of goods to my children unprovided for. The children of mine provided for have had such part of my good as I was able to give them so they ought not to challenge any more of my goods.

My wife to be executrix. Witnesses: James Metcalfe, clerk, George Fairebanke.

Children of
~ The American Genealogist, Vol. 37, pp. 66-67

Gilbert married Jennet in 1529 in Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. (Jennet was born about 1507 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, died shortly after 13 Jan 1579 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England and was buried on 16 Jan 1579 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.)

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