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Stephen Gilbert of Sidney Township, 

Hastings County
Arrives 1787

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WHY I AM INTERESTED IN THIS FAMILY:
Stephen Gilbert had a number of sons and this page is dedicated to records that identify these sons. I got interested because Caleb Gilbert seems to be everywhere in the early records of Sidney. He married Anna Meyers and having found other Gilbert-Meyers connections I was curious to figure out the family.

As an aside, I have confirmed the second marriage of Anna Meyers, wife of Caleb, to Thomas Jones and the link to the Dockstader family.


Thanks to Mark Davenport for sending New York records about the above Stephen Gilbert and the will of his father Caleb Gilbert and Bill Smith who brought to my attention the Abel Gilbert Family Bible. Both are included below.

This is a long web page so use these links to jump to sections below.
  1. Stephen Gilbert the father
  2. Children - discussion about his 5 sons below
  3. Abel
  4. Caleb
  5. Stephen
  6. Samuel
  7. James
  8. William

1. The petition of Stephen Gilbert the Elder, 1790
To His Excellency Lord Dorchester, Govenor General and Commander in Chief in and over the province of Nova Scotia, Quebec, etc, etc
The Memorial of Stephen Gilbert Loyalist
That your Memorialist was an inhabitant of Ulster County, in the Province of New York, during the late War - that in Consequence of his Loyalty and Attachment to the British Constitution, he suffered great hardships during the time of the late Rebellion, having been deprived of the greatest Part of his Property which was not inconsiderable, on account of his Principles - That your Memorialist was twice in New York, during the War, on Government Service and uniformly aided and assisted the King's Cause, by risquing both Life and Property on all Occasions - That your Memorialist, in the year 1787, came to this country, the Incumberance of a large family and his private affairs having prevented him from coming at an earlier Period, with a Recommendation from Mr Cadwallader Colden, in which your Memorialists Character and Circumstances were particularily enumerated - That on producing this Testemonial from Mr Colden, to Stephen DeLancey Esq, Inspector of Loyalists, your Memorialist was recommended by him to the Hon'ble John Johnson - the Hon'ble John Collins Esq Commissioner for granting lands - That your Memorialist, after having satisfied these gentlemen concerning his Character, had encouragement to expect the same indulgence respecting lands, with those who came in at an earlier Period - That Mr Collins gave your Memorialist a Certificate specifying that he was intitled to nine hundred acres of land; four hundred of which he has received, viz Lot 29 first & second Concession, in the Township of Sydney - that in Consequence of his Provision for Himself, a wife & seven children, your Memorialist immediately began to improve said Lot. and sent for his Family and resides with them, at present on the Premises, and has cleared about Thirty acres of the same - your Lordship's Memorialist humbly begs that the remaining five hundred acres mentioned as due to him in Mr Collin's Certificate and your Lordships Bounty may be assigned to him in the unlocated Part of the Township of Sydney. And Your Lordships Memorialist, as in Duty bound.
[Signed and dated] Stephen Gilbert  Kingston, 12 March 1790

Note: From the signature there is no doubt that Stephen Gilbert wrote the whole petition in a very fine and consistent hand writing with excellent spelling and grammar conventions of the time indicating a high level of education.
Randy Saylor,  transcribed 4 Jan 2007
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, 1790, V222, Bundle G Misc, 46, AO, Film C-2042

Note: It is curious but not unusual that the Sidney land books do not show Stephen Gilbert as having been patented Lot 29, Con 1, Sidney. It is possible that he died soon after and his sons all had other land so somehow this lot was patented to others.


STEPHEN GILBERT - INDENTURE - NY
5 June 1781, between Stephen Gilbert and his wife Unice, formerly of the Precinct of Cornwall, Orange County, NY but now of the Precinct of Hanover, Ulster County, , NY, yeoman, sells to Johannes Decker formerly of of the Precinct of Hanover, Ulster Countybut now of the Precinct of Cornwall, Orange County, NY, yeoman, for 2000 pounds in hand, paid by Johannes Decker, that "certain lott" in the Precinct of Cornwall, Orange County, beginning on the north bank of the Otterkill .... tland granted by letters patent to Judge Momperson?? ... piece of land which Philip Mitter conveyed to Stephen Gilbert  ... to the mills now in the possession of Nathan Smith Esq ... lands heretofore owned by Caleb Gilbert father of the said Stephen Gilbert .. crosses the line of land granted to Edward Blagg .... witnessed by William Neely and Thos Moffat, signed Stephen Gilbert and Eunice Gilbert. On 6 April 1784, before Eliher? Marvin, judge, Thos Moffat swears he was present ... entered 9 Dec 1794.
Source: Ulster County Deeds, Grantors- Stephen and Unice Gilbert, Family History Film # 944749, transcribed from a copy of the original and emailed from Mark Davenport, Burlington, WA, Jan 14 2007

STEPHEN GILBERT - DEATH - CITATION
Citation to the next of heir of Stephen Gilbert, 11 Feb 1802.
To the next of kin of Stephen Gilbert late of Upper Canada, deceased, who is alleged to have died intestate, you are cited to appear before Judge of the Court of probate, City of Albany, 18 Mar next, and show cause why the goods and chattels and credits of the said Stephen Gilbert should not be granted to George Denniston, County orange, who has prayed as a creditotr of Stephen Gilbert. Petition of George Denniston and affadavit of Abner Booth  attached.
Source:  Administration Papers, Court of probate, NY, Stephen Gilbert, J0033, 11 feb 1802, Citation, transcribed from a copy of the original and emailed from Mark Davenport, Burlington, WA, Jan 14 2007

FATHER OF STEPHEN GILBERT
WILL
Page 157.-I, Caleb Gilbert, of Orange County yeoman" - I leave to my two sons Ebenezer and Stephen, the farm or Plantation, whereon I now live, and as soon as they are of age they shall pay to my sons John and Josiah 10 each. 1 leave to my daughter, Phebe Goldsmith, 20 shillings. All the rest of my estate I leave to my sons John and Jeremiah and my daughter, Hannah Gilbert. I make Silas Person [Pierson?] and Samuel Birdseye executors.
Dated April 19, 1755. Witnesses, Luke Clarke, Mary Mesure, Fletcher Matthews, Proved, April 18, 1760.
[NOTE,-Caleb Gilbert probably came from Southampton, L.I., where a person of that name was living in 1707. -WSP
Source: Abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York (Volume V. 1754-1760), Page 411 (image 429 of 516), Cornell Univeristy website, email from Mark Davenport, Burlington, WA, Jan 14 2007

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2. The Children of Stephen Gilbert
The well known book, the Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte has a Gilbert family history (pages 371-375). It states that 5 brothers came to Canada: Abel, James, Stephen, William and Caleb, Loyalists from NY and settled on the Front of Sidney. It does not name the father or mother. I propose with some confidence that Stephen Gilbert, of the above petition, wife unknown, is the father of these Gilbert sons. The strongest record is the petition of James who states he is "the son of Stephen Gilbert."

1. Abel petitions as a Loyalist, the only 'son' to say so.
2. Caleb petitions that he came in 1787.
3. Stephen petitions in 1797 that he has been in the province for 10 years and never rec'd land - so he is junior, and very likely a son of the senior Stephen who rec'd 900 acres.
4. William - No record of William has been found and his naming is likely an error in PLBQ.
5. Samuel petitions on the same date and uses the same format as Caleb in 1790 so is likely a brother and also receives one half of a lot and Caleb gets the other half.
6. James petitions that he came in 1787 as a boy and is a son of Stephen Gilbert.

Stephen's parents and his children
1.  CALEB1 GILBERT died Bet. 1755 - 1760 in probably Orange County, NY.
Children of CALEB GILBERT (from his will) are:
2.                i.    STEPHEN2 GILBERT, b. possibly Orange Co, NY; d. Bef. 11 February 1802, Upper Canada.
                  ii.    EBENEZER GILBERT.
                 iii.    JOHN GILBERT.
                 iv.    JOSIAH GILBERT.
                  v.    PHEBE GILBERT, m. GOLDSMITH.
                 vi.    HANNAH GILBERT.
                vii.    JEREMIAH GILBERT.
 
Generation No. 2
2.  STEPHEN2 GILBERT (CALEB1) was born in possibly Orange Co, NY, and died Bef. 11 February 1802 in Upper Canada.  He married EUNICE.   
Children of STEPHEN GILBERT and EUNICE are:
                   i.    ABEL3 GILBERT, b. 27 November 1771, Ulster Co, NY; d. 1849, Sidney Twp., Hastings Co., ON; m. BLANDINA (DENTIA) OSTROM, Aft. 1797; b. 31 January 1768; d. 1847, Sidney Twp., Hastings Co., ON.
                  ii.    CALEB GILBERT, b. Ulster Co, NY; d. Bet. 25 March 1807 - 1 December 1810, Sidney, Hastings County; m. ANNA (NANCY) MEYERS, Bef. 1797; b. 1775, Coxsackie, Greene Co., NY; d. 10 December 1844, Belleville, ON.
                 iii.    STEPHEN GILBERT, b. Ulster Co, NY.
                 iv.    SAMUEL BIRDSEY GILBERT, b. Ulster Co, NY.
                  v.    JAMES GILBERT, b. Abt. 1779, Ulster Co, NY; m. (1) CHARITY FREDERICK; m. (2) EUSTACIA CLAPP, Aft. 1797.
                 vi.    WILLIAM GILBERT, b. Ulster Co, NY.
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Below are my source notes for each possible son of Stephen Gilbert

3. Abel Gilbert
Albert Gilbert family Bible
This Bible lists Abel and his children.

PETITION 1792
At Kingston, 25 Jan 1792, Abel Gilbert, Loyalist, "is very desirous of becoming a resident of this province", Certificate granted, 200 acres. No 723, page 4
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Kingston, 1792, V222, bundle G Misc/43, AO, Film C-2042

PETITION 1797
Sidney, 20 Oct 1797, Blandener Gilbert, came to this province early in the year 1791,, had two children that are now with her and is the daughetr of Ruliph Ostrum, a UE Loyalist, and has not as yet had any land assigned, prays for a grant of land. See 11 Nov 1797 Capt Meyers
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Gilbert, Blandine (Ostrom), 1797, Sidney, UCLP, G Misc/14 (Film C-2042)

MARRIAGE
1. The May 21 1797 baptism record for son Stephen names the mother as Blandine and the father as Abel Gilbert. See Stephen's notes for source.
2. Blandener, daughter of Ruliff Ostrum married bef 1797, see petition above.
3. PLBQ states his wife is Dentia Ostrom. Possibly Blandener died and Abel married her sister or PLBQ had the wrong name.
      
LAND
Settled Lot 23, Conc. 1, Sidney Twp., Hastings Co. (PLBQ, 372)

LAND RECORD
19 May 1836, B&S, Abel Gilbert, Sidney, yeoman sells to Samuel B Gilbert, Sidney, Yeoman, for 100 pounds, 100 acres, lot 23, Con 1, Sidney, reg 18 Jun 1836.
Source: Hastings Co, Sidney Tp 1833-1842, copybooks, AO, GSU197909, N 4109

LAND RECORD
20 Feb 1840, B&S, James Clendenan, Sidney,yeoman, sells to Abel Gilbert, Sidney, yeoman, for 100 pounds, 75 acres, lot 22, Con 1, Sidney. Reg 22 Feb 1840.
Source: Hastings Co, Sidney Tp 1833-1842, copybooks, AO, GSU197909, O 318
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4. Caleb Gilbert
MARRIAGE
The 3 petitions below suggest that Anna and Nancy Meyers may be the same person and thus I have referred to her as Anna (Nancy) Meyers. It is curious that two petitions in 1797, months apart, would use different names.
MARRIAGE
PETITION 1797
Dated 9 Nov 1797, Anna Meyers alias Gilbert, daughter of Capt John Meyers and wife of Caleb Gilbert, Esq, pray for land. [post script] "I certify that the above named petitioner is now the wife of Thomas Jones of the Township of Sidney. [signed and dated] Rich Birdsall, York 30 July 1833. The original petition is confirmed on 13 Nov 1797. For Lots 5 and 6, Con 9, Percy Township the survey or patent fee of 3 pounds.5.2 is paid in 1833.
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Percy, 1797, V203, G3/10, AO, Film C-2028

PETITION 1797
At Sydney, 23 Sep 1797, Nancy W Meyers alias Gilbert, daughter of Capt John Walden Meyers, late of the Loyal Rangers, and has only received 200 acres of land prays a further quantity of land in the Township of Murray. DMG Rogers states he confirms that she is the daughter, dated 18 Oct 1799 at Hallowell. Confirmed  to receive 400 acres.
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Murray, 1797, bundle G4/64, AO, Film C-2028

LAND RECORD
Bargain and sale between Thomas E Matthews, Sydney, yeoman, and Nancy Gilbert, widow of the late Caleb Gilbert Esq of the same place, for 150 pounds, 40 acres, south east part, Lot 29, Con 1, Sydney, witnessed by John Henesy and John Guffin, both of Sydney, 1 Dec 1810.
Source: Hasting Co Copybooks, Vol A-D, 1800-1821, AO, GSU 197905, Book A, 102, p 252


PETITIONS
PETITION 1790
Kingston, 10 Mar 1790, Caleb Gilbert has received 100 acres and now prays that his bounty of 200 acres may be granted to him. Examined, 26, folio 41
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Kingston, 1790, UCLP, V222,G Misc/45 (Film C-2042)

PETITION 1793
At Adolphustown, 16 Apr 1793, Caleb Gilbert has drawn and made improvements on 100 acres of land and asks and that 200 acres is still due, requests Sidney Tp. Recommended
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions,  Sidney, 1793, UCLP, V222, G Misc/42 (Film C-2042)

PETITION 1796
At Sydney, 18 May 1796, Caleb and Burges Gilbert having been settled on the Front of Sidney and making improvements pray that on Lots 19 and 20, Con 9, (or1?) Sidney, may be granted them and if these lots be granted then the two nearest. Entered page 117, land book B.
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, 1796, Sydney, UCLP, Vol 203, G2/17  (Film C-2028)
Note: Burges is likely Birdsey or Samuel Birdsey Gilbert.

PETITION 1797
Dated 12 Aug 1797, at Sydney, that petitioner Caleb Gilbert came into the province in 1787, and received 100 acres in Sydney and ha smade improvements, and that he has acted as a Justice of the Peace in the Midland District for the past five years, prays for further assignments of land. It appears that he is granted 1200 acres as a magistrate.
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Gilbert, Caleb, 1797, UCLP, V203, G3/26 (Film C-2028)

PETITION 1797
13 Aug 1797, John Bleecker and Caleb Gilbert petition together for lot 10 and 11, Con 1 in Rawdon as the inhabitants have diffculty as there are no nearby mills and these lots have the only Mill stream in the inhabited part. They pray for lot 11 and a Mill seat and to begin immediately the building of Mills thereon.Approved but must build Mills within two years or forfeit.
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Gilbert, Caleb, Rawdon, 1797, UCLP, B3/171 (Film C-1620)

PETITION 1806
Dated 27 Feb 1806, a letter signed by Thomas Ridout, Surveyor General, stating that by the Midland Commission of 1803, that Caleb Gilbert claimed and was recommended for the broken Front lot 30, Con 1, Sidney, containing 76 acres and it has not been received. The petition dated 24 Jan 1805 by Caleb Gilbert stating that he drew half lot 30, Con 1 and that Samuel B. Gilbert drew the other half, and that he purchesed Samuel B Gilberts half and establishes his claim to the whole lot. His buildings and improvements are chiefly on the Broken Front  of the lot he he prays to be confirmed for that land. Recommended and approved.
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Sidney, 1806, UCLP, G8/2 (Film C-2029)

LOT 30. CON 1, SIDNEY
Patent 31 Dec 1798 to Caleb Gilbert, 200 acres
Source: Hastings County, Sidney Tp, Abstract Index of Deeds

LOT 30. CON 1, SIDNEY
Caleb Gilbert Esq, of Sidney, granted 110 acres, lot 36, Con 1, Sidney and a small broken front and five sevenths to be made in Lot 19, Con 7, Sidney, dated 31 Jul 1802, signed Peter Russell
Source: Township Papers, RG1-58, Sidney, AO, MS658, reel 442, 294

LOT 30. CON 1, SIDNEY
Caleb Gilbert Esq, surveyed 269 acres, lot 30, Con 1, Sidney and 69 acres in the broken front, dated 16 Aug 1804. Signed Henry Smith
Source: Township Papers, RG1-58, Sidney, AO, MS658, reel 442, 284

LOT 30. CON 1, SIDNEY
Mortgage, 2 Jan 1805, reg 24 Jan 1805, Caleb Gilbert to Richard Cartwright, 276 acres for 600 pounds, witnessed by John Weaver, Sidney, blacksmith and Israel Darnham, Sidney, Labourer.
Source: Hasting County Copybooks, VA-D, 1800-1821, AO, GSU 197905, A20

LOT 29, CON1, Sidney
B&S, 21 Dec 1810, reg 8 Feb 1811, Thomas E Matthews, Sidney, yeoman sells to Nancy Gilbert, widow of the late Caleb Gilbert, Esq, Sidney, for 150 pounds, 40 acres, , South East part lot 29, Con 1, Sidney, witnessed by John Hennesy and John Guffin both of Sidney in the presence of Simon McNabb.
Source: Hasting County Copybooks, VA-D, 1800-1821, AO, GSU 197905, A102

LOT 30. CON 1, SIDNEY
AM, 11 Feb 1814, reg 14 Oct 1815, Thomas Jones, Sidney, yeoman, pays Richard Cartwright, merchant, Kingston, 600 pounds plus interest to secure Lot 30, Con 1, Sidney, 276 acres as his own.Witnessed by Alan MacPherson and Andrew deacon
Source: Hasting County Copybooks, VA-D, 1800-1821, AO, GSU 197905, C317

LOT 30. CON 1, SIDNEY
B&S, 25 Mar 1807, reg 10 July 1820, Caleb Gilbert Esq, Sidney to John Walden Meyers, Thurlow, for 200 pounds, 94 acres, SE part incl BF of Lot 30, Con 1, Sidney, witnessed by Harry Watkins, Henry Smith, surveyor, of SidneyElizabeth Davy.
Source: Hasting County Copybooks, VA-D, 1800-1821, AO, GSU 197905, D563

LAND BOOK
Gilbert, Caleb, LB G, 2
Gilbert, Burgy and Caleb, LB B, 117
Gilbert, Cabb, LB C, 200

PATENT
In 1797 John Bleecker and Caleb Gilbert were granted Lot 11 Concession 1 in Rawdon Township. In 1803 Joshua Goldsmith was licensed to operate a still with a capacity of 53 gallons. Samuel Rosebush became the second still owner and was licensed in 1804; in 1804 Rosebush was listed as the only distiller in the county.
Source: http://www.stirling-rawdon.com/townshiphistory.htm

DEPUTY REGISTRAR HASTINGS COUNTY
On 8 Nov 1802, Caleb Gilbert is recorded in the deed copy books as the new Registrar replacing Alan McLean till 14 Jul 1808 (#57) when he is replaced by Simon McNabb.
Source: Hastings Co, Copybooks, 1800-1821, AO, GSU197905, Book A, deeds 3, 57

DEATH - between 1807 - 1810
B&S, 25 Mar 1807, reg 10 July 1820, Caleb Gilbert Esq, Sidney to John Walden Meyers, Thurlow, for 200 pounds, 94 acres, SE part incl BF of Lot 30, Con 1, Sidney, witnessed by Harry Watkins, Henry Smith, surveyor, of Sidney and Elizabeth Davy.
Source: Hasting County Copybooks, VA-D, 1800-1821, AO, GSU 197905, D563

B&S, 21 Dec 1810, reg 8 Feb 1811, Thomas E Matthews, Sidney, yeoman sells to Nancy Gilbert, widow of the late Caleb Gilbert, Esq, Sidney, for 150 pounds, 40 acres, , South East part lot 29, Con 1, Sidney, witnessed by John Hennesy and John Guffin both of Sidney in the presence of Simon McNabb.
Source: Hasting County Copybooks, VA-D, 1800-1821, AO, GSU 197905, A102
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5. Stephen Gilbert
PETITION 1797
At Sidney, 18 Oct 1797, Stephen Gilbert having been in the Province for 10 years and having not yet received any land prays for land. Noted that rec'd 1797 for Capt Meyers. Recommended for 200 acres.
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Gilbert, Stephen, 1797, Sidney, UCLP, G3/75 (Film C-2028)

LAND RECORD 1833 (These could be the Stephen, son of Abel)
13 Sep 1833, B&S, Stepehn Gilbert, Sidney, Yeoman, sells to Joseph Post, Belleville, for 20 pounds, one and half acre , part of lot 25 Con 1, Sidney. reg 21 Oct 1833.
Source: Hastings Co, Sidney Tp 1833-1842, copybooks, AO, GSU197909, N 2344

18 Feb 1834, B&S, Stephen Gilbert, Sidney Yeoman, sells to Jmaes McDonnell, Thurlow, gentleman, 184 pounds, 14 shillings 1 pence, 96 acres, lot 25, Con 1, Sidney
Source: Hastings Co, Sidney Tp 1833-1842, copybooks, AO, GSU197909, N 2428

16 Feb 1836, B&S, James Gilbert, Belleville, tailor, sells to Hugh Milligan, Sidney, yeoman, for for 200 pounds, 100 acres, lot 25, Con 3, Sidney
Source: Hastings Co, Sidney Tp 1833-1842, copybooks, AO, GSU197909, N 4028

19 Feb 1834, Stepehn Gilbert has paid his mortgage, to James McDonnell, reg 25Mar 1837
Source: Hastings Co, Sidney Tp 1833-1842, copybooks, AO, GSU197909, N 4976

5 Apr 1839, B&S, Stepehn Gilbert, Sidney, yeoman sells to James Holmes, Sidney, for 12 pounds, 10 shillings, one acre, lot 26, Con 3, Sidney.Reg 24Oct 1841
Source: Hastings Co, Sidney Tp 1833-1842, copybooks, AO, GSU197909, O 456
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6. Samuel Birdsey Gilbert
MILITIA
Samuel was a Captain in the 1st Regiment of the Hastings Militia. A list of Officers shows him as an Ensign in 1798 and a Captain in 1807.
Source: War 1812, Nominal Rolls and pay lists, RG 9, IB7, LAC, V15, 22 to 28, T-10383, film at Canadiana 
Room, Toronto Public Library


PETITION 1790 Samuel Gilbert
Kingston, 10 March 1790, Samuel Gilbert, having drawn but 100 acres of land and improved he prays for a more. Examined, 26, folio 41
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, 1790, UCLP, V222, G Misc 44 (Film C-2042)

TOWNSHIP PAPERS
Lot 23, Con 2 Sidney
Fiat to Samuel Birdsey Gilbert, Sidney, yeoman, lot 23, Con 2 Sidney, 200 acres,  being claimed and allowed to him in June 1810, "as asignee of Joshua Goldsmith who was asignee of David Conger, deceased, Thos Ridout, York, 10 March 1812
Source: Township Papers, RG1-58, Sidney, AO, MS658, reel442,  432 and 434

DEATH
Samuel is alive 5 Jun 1814 on a previous return. Written beside the names Capt Samuel Birdsey Gilbert and Lieut Joseph Le Moine is the word "Dead" on the 24 Sept 1814 return.
Source: War 1812, Returns, Nominal Rolls and Pay Lists, R1022-11-6-E, former RG 9, IB7, V15A, page 17, dated 24 Sept 1814, LAC, T-10383, film at Canadiana Room, Toronto Public Library

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7. James Gilbert
BORN
In 1797 he is "under age" of 21 so likely born abt 1779 as he petitions again 2 years later and is married.

PETITION 1797
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Gilbert, James, Sidney, 1797, UCLP, G Misc 15 (Film C-2042)
Sidney, 18 Oct 1797, James Gilbert having been in this province since 1787 and wishing to remain and not having received any land prays for a grant of land.. To be ... until petitioner is of age. See 11 Nov 97 of Capt Meyers.

FIRST MARRIAGE - PETITION
Rec'd 21 May 1799, James Gilbert has been in the province since 1787, then a boy, son of Stephen Gilbert Esq, and have married the daughter of Connrad Frederick a U E Loyalist and have never received land yet, prays for land. Recommended for 200 acres, ... [hard to read] ... to Charity his wife.
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Gilbert, James, 1799, UCLP, G4/40 (Film C-2028)

SECOND MARRIAGE
Eustacia Clapp named as wife with whom he had two children. PLBQ, 373

Gilbert, James, LB D, 317
Gilbert, James, LB D, 756
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8. William Gilbert
I need to check these petitions. A William is named as a son in PLBQ but it may be an error.
Gilbert, Wm, LB F, 117
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Gilbert, William, Etobicoke, UCLP, 1817, G11/14 (Film C-2030)
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, Gilbert, William, Toronto, 1818, UCLP, G Leases, 29 (Film C-2041)
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