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Thomas Gilbert, Jr
Birth: Feb. 16, 1611
Devon, England
Death: Jun. 5, 1662
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

Thomas Gilbert Jr. was the son of Thomas Gilbert Sr. & wife Elizabeth Bennett. He was Bp:Feb. 16, 1611/2 in Yardley, co of Worcester, England. He married:
1- Mary James Sept. 17, 1639 in West Bromwich, co Stafford,England

2-Lydia (Unknown)

3- Katherine Chapin July 31, 1655

Children of Thomas & Mary
1-Mary Gilbert, bp:Dec. 12, 1641 in Yardley, England

Children of Thomas & Katherine
1- Sarah Gilbert, born Feb. 19,1654/5 she married Samuel Field ( could this be possible child of Lydia??or is her birthdate incorrect??)
2- John Gilbert, born Oct. 18, 1657 in Springfield, Ma. died Aug. 1709 in Stratford, Ct.
3- Thomas Gilbert, born Mar. 15, 1659/60 in Springfield, Ma. died May 14, 1698 in Springfield,Ma.
4- Henry Gilbert, born Mar. 1660/61 in Springfield, Ma; died Aug. 17,1740 in Brookfield,Ma.

The following was added by Find A Grave member Pam Johnson # 47987977

(NOTE: One difference I find is the court records say Lydia was hung in Hartford, Conn. At last note the hanging tree still stood. Also she has a marriage date of Nov. 28, 1654 which court records shows this to be the date of her trail. It is not known as yet her marriage date to Thomas but would have been at least three years before that possibly more. Thelma)

Thomas came from England (he was born in Yardley Parish, possibly Worcester)after 1641 with wife, Mary James (married 17 Sep 1639) and their first child, Mary who had been christened in England on 12 Dec 1641.

He signed a marriage contract with an "X" which meant he probably didn't know how to write.

He lived in Windsor, Connecticut (buying land there in 1644/45) and in Springfield.

He married 2nd ( year unknown but before 1650), Lydia, who was convicted of witchcraft and hanged in Windsor, Connecticut.

He married 3rd on either 30 Jun or 31 July 1655 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Catherine Chapin, widow of Nathaniel Bliss. She was daughter of Samuel Chapin and his wife, Cicily Penney.

CHILDREN: (with 3rd wife)
1. Henry, 1 Mar 1661-17 Aug 1740, married Elizabeth Belding
2. Sarah, born 1655/56, married 9 Aug 1676 Samuel Field of Hatfield, Massachusetts (he was killed 24 Jun 1697 by Indians)
3. John, born 18 Oct 1657, married 1st Hannah Blackman; married 2nd, Hannah Canfield
4. Thomas, 15 Mar 1659-14 May 1698, married 4/15 Aug 1680
Family links: 
  Thomas Gilbert (1579 - 1659)
  Elizabeth Bennett Gilbert (1586 - 1654)
  Mary James Gilbert
  Lydia Ballatt Gilbert (____ - 1654)
  Catherine Chapin Marshfield (1627 - 1712)*
  Thomas Gilbert (1659 - 1698)*
  Henry Gilbert (1661 - 1740)*
  Thomas Gilbert (1611 - 1662)
  Jonathan Gilbert (1617 - 1682)*
  John Gilbert (1620 - 1690)*
  Josiah Gilbert (1628 - 1688)*
*Calculated relationship
Springfield Cemetery
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Willow Avenue 2-97
Created by: Thelma Dickinson Moye
Record added: Dec 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63257762
Thomas Gilbert, Jr
Added by: Angie Robinson
Thomas Gilbert, Jr
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- In Memory of Ana,Ruvi and My Dad
 Added: Jun. 5, 2016
For your Angel Day Sir. Rest in peace.
- Barbara Hunnicutt Edwards
 Added: Jun. 5, 2016

- Diane Miller
 Added: Jun. 5, 2016
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