Gaunt/Gant of Lincolnshire, England
Ralph/Rudolph I of Gand/Ghent [a] b abt 1010, of Ghent, Flanders, d aft 1058. He md Gisele/Gisla of Luxembourg abt 1039, daughter of Frederick I of Luxembourg, Count of Luxembourg, and Ermentrude of Gleiberg.
Child of Ralph of Gand and Gisele of Luxembourg was:

Sir Gilbert de Gant [b] b abt 1042, of Lincolnshire, England, d abt 1095. He md Alice de Montfort abt 1065, daughter of Hugh de Montfort and Alice de Beaufou.
Children of Gilbert de Gant and Alice de Montfort were:

Walter de Gaunt [c] b abt 1090, of Bridlington, Lincolnshire, England, d 1139. He md Maud/Matilda of Brittany abt 1108, daughter of Stephen I of Brittany, Count of Brittany, and Hawise.
Children of Walter de Gaunt and Maud/Matilda of Brittany were:
Robert de Gant b abt 1136, of Folkingham and Bridlington, Lincolnshire, England, d 1191. He md [1] Alice Paynel bef 1167, and [2] Gunnora d'Aubigny abt 1180, daughter of Ralph d'Aubigny.
Child of Robert de Gant and Gunnora d'Aubigny was:

Sir Gilbert de Gant b abt 1185, of Folkingham and Bridlington, Lincolnshire, England, d sh bef 22 Jan 1241/42. The name of his wife is not known.
Children of Gilbert de Gant was:

Sir Gilbert de Gaunt b abt 1220, of Folkingham, Lincolnshire and Healaugh, Yorkshire, England, d 5 Jan 1274/75, Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England. The identity of his wife is not known.
Children of Gilbert de Gaunt were:

  • Sir Gibert de Gaunt b abt 1248, d 17 Mar 1298; md Lora de Baliol bef 1274.
  • Margaret de Gaunt; md Sir William de Kerdeston.
  • Julienne de Gaunt b bef 1258, d aft 1311.
Nichole de Gaunt b abt 1258, of Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England, d 1284. She md Sir Piers de Mauley, Lord Mauley, in/bef 1273, son of Piers de Mauley.

a. Called Ralph of Gand or Ghent, he was Lord of Alost in Flanders, and hereditary Advocate (or Protector) of St. Peter of Ghent, 1036-56.

b. He probably arrived in England 1066, and served as commander in York, 1068, where he was taken prisoner by the Danes the following year. He was a tenant-in-chief and one of the largest landholders in Lincolnshire in 1086. He also had considerable estates in Yorkshire and lands in other counties, and held the Constableship at one time.

c. He founded the priory at Bridlington, ca 1114. and was a member of Henry I's Council in 1121/22, and Sep 1131. He was at Stephen's Easter court 1136, and fought at the battle of Standard in 1138. In addition to Gilbert, his son and successor, he had sons Robert, Baldwin, and Geoffrey. It should be noted that Ancestral Roots states that Walter married Maud/Matilda "by 1120" the latter date being given by Complete Peerage as the approximate date of birth of their heir, Gilbert. Chronologically, Agnes de Gaunt, shown as first child was likely not their daughter; Douglas Richardson believes Agnes is more likely to be either Walter's daughter by an earlier, unknown first wife, or Walter's sister, and that this issue needs further research.

CP: Vol V[625-628], Vol VII[672-675]; AR: Line 143[21-24], Line 156[24-28]; SGM: John Ravilious, Henry Sutliff.

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