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1. Title:   The Complete Peerage
Page:   7:674

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a. Note:   GILBERT DE GANT, son and heir of Robert DE GANT, by his 2nd wife, Gunnor, sister and coheir of Ralph D'AUBIGNY, was under age at his father's death in 1191, and was given in ward to William de Stutevill. He came of age about 1201, from which time he appears frequently in the courts as plaintiff or defendant. He had acquittance of the 3rd scutage in 1202, having served personally with his knights. For the souls of his father Robert and his mother Gunnor he confirmed to Rufford the land which Earl Gilbert had given them in Barton. He was serving with the King in Ireland in 1210, but later took part with the Barons, being one of the confederates in 1215, and joining Louis of France in his attempt on England in 1216. The sword of the county of Lincoln was given to him by Louis, and consequently he was called Earl of Lincoln. He took possdssion of the city and made the county tributary, but failed to capture the castle. He fled at John's approach, but later renewed the siege, and was taken prisoner at the battle of "Lincoln Fair," 20 May 1217, when the Earl Marshal routed the besiegers. He was pardoned, and obtained his
 lands, but the rest of his life is obscure. He was serving the King in Wales in 1224, and in 1230 seems to have accompanied him overseas. In 1240 he confirmed to the monks of Bardney free passage across the Humber at Barton. The name of his wife is unknown. He died shortly before 22 January 1241/2. [CP 7:674-5]



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