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Lord Otho Gilbert Esq. & Elizabeth Hill

 524314. Lord Otho Gilbert Esq. & 524315. Elizabeth Hill

1417, Otys Gilbert born in Compton, Devon, England, s/o 1048628. Sir William Gilbert & 1048629. Isabel Gambon.

3/24/1419, Otes Gilbert baptised in the Church of St. John the Baptist at Marledon.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

1424, Elizabeth born in Devon, England, d/o 1048630. Robert Hill & 1048631. Margaret Champernoun.

Bef. 1430, Otho’s father died.

1430, Otho Gilbert, son and heir, coheir of Otho Champernowne, and in ward of the Abbot of Torr, aged 13 years. (S) Visitations of Devon, V1, Vivian, 1895, P160.

5/4/1431, Order to the escheator ... Devon ... inquisition ... manor and hundred of Northauton .... gave and demised the said manor ... to one Otes Chambernoun and Agnes late his wife (both now deceased) ... Otes died without heir ... Agnes continued ... manor and hundred are held of Thomas earl Devon, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service ; and that Elizabeth ... daughter of William Bykebery, and Otes Gilbert, minors in the king’s ward, and John atte Wode, are the kingsfolk and next heirs ... Otes Gilbert son of William the son of Elizabeth the second sister to the said Richard, father of Otes Chambernoun ... John atte Wode son of William the son of Joan the third sister ... (S) CFRs, Vol. XVI, 1936, P39.

7/14/1432, Commitment to Robet Burton ... of the keeping ... Northtauton ... and Otes Gilbert, the kinsfolk and heirs ... (S) CFRs, Vol. XVI, 1936, P95.

1432-43, Plaintiffs: Otys Gilbert, parcener with Robert Burton and Elizabeth his wife, and John Wode. Defendants: Richard Pareys, bailiff of the manor of North Tawton (Tauton). Subject: Share of the profits of the said manor. Devon. (S) UKNA.

1438-39, Gilbert, Otho, son of William, son of Elizabeth, one of the sisters of Richard Chambenoun etc. took in marriage [Alicia Mules]. Proof of age, Devon. (S) UKNA.

4/23/1439, To the escheator in Devon. Order to give Otho Gilbert seisin of his purparty of the lands hereinafter mentioned ... Otho Gilbert has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his fealty. (S) CCRs.

By 1443, Plaintiffs: Otys Gilbert, parcener with Robert Burton and Elizabeth his wife, and John Wode. Subject: Share of the profits of the manor of North Tawton. Devon. (S) UKNA.

[––Otho & Elizabeth––]

~1444, Elizabeth, 2nd wife of Otes Gilbert.

11/8/1453, Otes Gilbert the farmer of lands in an order to the escheator in Devon to divide up lands of Joan Dabernon, wife of John Batyn, per a previous inquisition. (S) CFRs, Vol. XIX, 1939, P79.

1455-56, Plaintiffs: Gilbert Otys and Elizabeth his wife. Subject: Muniments, etc concerning lands, etc in Riccall. Yorkshire. (S) UKNA.

1456, Elizabeth, age 33, died at Compton castle, Devon, buried at Meldon. [Likely in birth of daughter Jane.]


1460-65, Otys Gilbert, receiver of the manor of Beaucomb. (S) UKNA.

6/28/1461, Edward IV, age 19, replaced Henry VI as King of England in London. [War of the Roses.]

7/24/1461, Commission ... to urge the king’s subjects of the south parts of the county of Devon to supply ships well equiped ... for defence ... Otho Gilbert ... (S) CPRs.

1465-71, Plaintiffs: Otys Gilbert, son and executor of Elizabeth Gilbert. Subject: Debt without specialty. Devon. (S) UKNA.

1467-72, Plaintiffs: Otys Gilbert and John Gambon, of Morston, Devon, executors of John Gambon, late of Torre. Devon. (S) UKNA. [Otys’ mother Elizabeth Gambon.]

1475-76, Sir Otis Gilbert of Compton, High Sheriff of Devon.

1479, Otys the Escheator of Devon and Cornwall.

1480-83, Plaintiffs: Otys Gilbert. Defendants: William Paulet, knight, feoffee to uses. Subject: Manor of Clovelly, sold by William Cary, knight, to complainant. Devon. (S) UKNA.

1480-83, Plaintiffs: William Poulett, knight, son and heir of Margaret Poulett. Defendants: Otys Gilbert, esquire. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to the manors of Halberton and Bekynton. Devon. (S) UKNA.

6/5/1483, Letter from Edward V: Otis to be knighted at his coronation. “Trusty and well-beloved, we greet you well; and by the advice of our dearest uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, Protector of this our royaume during our young age, ... we write to you at this time ... prepare and furnish yourself to receive the noble order of knighthood at our coronation ; ... commanding you to be here at our Tower of London ...” [Coronation never took place, Edward and his brother killed by their uncle Richard III.] (S) Richard III as Duke of Gloucester, Halsted, 1844, P447.

12/8/1484, Commission of array ... Thomas, earl of Ormond, ... William Courtenay, knight, ... Philip courtenay, knight, ... Otho Gilbert, ... Devon. (S) CPRs.

8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

Aft. 1485, Plaintiffs: Edmond Yerde and Amye, his wife, previously the wife of Robert Code. Defendants: Otys Gilbert and John White, feoffees to uses. Subject: Lands in Clyfton Dartmouth, Hardenesse, Southtoun Dartmouth, and Kingswear. Devon. (S) UKNA.

12/19/1491 at Shipden, Yorkshire, Feoffment. Parties 1. William Foldes Chaplain. 2. Gilbert Otes son of William Otes. Parcels 50 acres of land, ... in the township and territory of Southowrom which they lately recovered in the King's Court from William Otes. (S) UKNA.

2/2/1493, Otho died in Compton, Devon. (S) UKNA.

6/9/1494, Will of Otys Gylbert or Gilbert of Meredon, Devon proved. (S) UKNA.

(S) Visitations of Devon, V1, Vivian, 1895, P160, P405.

Children of Otes and Elizabeth:

i. Isabell Gilbert (262157), born ~1455 in Compton, Devon, England.

ii. Jane Gilbert, born ? in England.

Jane married Sir John Norbury.

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