Category Archives: Farmers

Surname Saturday: GILBERT

Surname Saturday: GILBERT – The Gilbert family of Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire are the focus of this week’s meme day. Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: James, Elizabeth and Willie Gilbert

James and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Gravestone, originally uploaded by familytreeuk. This headstone stands in the cemetery in Littleport, Cambridgeshire. The Gilbert family were and are land owners in the area. The stone shows that Elizabeth and James died close together – … Continue reading

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Elveden and the Brightwells

One of the family trees that I am currently climbing has a bit of an evolutionary name. The most recent incarnations in the late-19th century are ‘Brightle’, ‘Brightley’ and ‘Brightly’ as found in Littleport and Little Downham fenland, Cambridgeshire. The … Continue reading

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The Gilbert family at Littleport

The Gilbert Family at Littleport, originally uploaded by familytreeuk. Earlier this year I was given this incredible photograph showing three generations of my Gilbert family outside their house at Burnt Chimney Drove, Littleport, Cambridgeshire. Second from the right (not counting … Continue reading

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