650215424. Gilbert Malet
~1050, Gilbert born in France, s/o 1300430848. William Malet & 1300430849. Heselia Crispin.
3/20/1066, Haley’s comet appeard in the sky at its closest point to earth, and was interpreted as an evil omen.
10/14/1066, Gilbert at the battle of Hastings [indirect evidence from the fact that he held land in the Domesday survey under his brother Robert.]
10/25/1066, William I crowned King of England
1069, Gilbert, with his father, mother and sister, were among the few spared by the Danes and English from the slaughter of the garrison the Castle of York.
~1071, Gilbert’s father died; his older brother Robert succeeding.
1072, Gilbert’s mother died.
Gilbert [probably] married either a sister or a d/o Roger de Corcelle, and his son Robert inherited the property of his mother. (S) Previous land ownership of Roger: now known as “Shepton Mallet” and “Curry Mallet”; & Gilbert’s change in Coat of Arms – which usually went with the acquisition of property through an heiress.
1086, Gilbert is listed in the Domesday Book, which was completed in this year. He holds land under his brother Robert. Hubert de Malet also holds land in the same village as Gilbert. The Malet’s hold no land in Somerset.
(S) Notices of an English Branch of the Malet Family, Arthur Malet, 1885, PP68-72, App. B2, FF, GG.
· Gilbert is named in his sister Beatrice Malet’s gift of Radingfield to the Monastery of Eye.