Sir Gilbert de Gaunt Knight
- Born: Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England 160
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: 5 Jan 1274, Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England 141,160
- Buried: 1274, Bridlington Priory, Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England 220
Another name for Gilbert was Sir Gilbert de Gand Knight.
~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 8th Edition, 156:27, was a member of parliment in 1264, he was the father of Nichole de Gaunt, wife of Sir Piers III de Mauley, and son of Sir Gibert de Gaunt. 160
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• Background Information. 141
Sir Gilbert de Gaunt, of Folkingham, Skendleby, Hecington, Edenham, and Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire and Healaugh, Yorkshire, was the 2nd but 1st surviving son and heir of Sir Gilbert de Gaunt. The king took his homage, and he had livery of his father's lands, 23 Feb 1241/2. He was on the King's service in Wales in 1257. On 22 Jun 1258, he was appointed by the counsel of the Magnates, Constable of Scarborough Castle, and them reappointed for twelve years on 19 May 1260. Sir Gilbert was ordered to deliver the castle to Hugh le Bigod 19 May 1260. He was summoned for military service from 15 May 1244 to 6 Mar 1263/4. He was summoned to Parliment 24 Dec 1264, by writs directed to Gilberto de Gaunt.
Sir Gilbert de Gaunt took part with the Barons, and escaped capture at Northampton, 5-6 Apr 1264, but was taken prisoner at the surrender of Kenilworth Castle, 13 Dec 1266. His lands were forfeited, and given to Henry, son of Richard, King of Almain. He was pardoned, 15 Sep 1268, and redeemed his lands for 3, 000 marks. He died at Folkingham on 5 Jan 1273/4 and buried at Bridlington Priory.
~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. V, (Gaunt), p. 625