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The Early Years

 
One possible interpretation of the source of the GANT surname. I haven't personally verified any of the facts on this page, though there is likely to be at least some truth in the descendancy from Arnoul Count De GAND to Gilbert De GANT, Earl of Lincoln. It's interesting to note that the De GAND family appeared to settle in Lincolnshire some 150 years before Gilbert's birth, which may account for the fact that the GANT surname is far more common even today in the eastern counties of England than it is anywhere else in the United Kingdom.

First Generation


1. Arnoul Count De GAND was born about 984 in Gand, Flanders, Belgium. (Ghent, Belgium)

Arnoul married Lietgarde De CLEVES about 1003 in Gand, Flanders, Belgium. Lietgarde was born about 987 in Cleves, Germany.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Adalbert De GAND was born about 1004 in Gand, Flanders, Belgium.

   3 F    ii. Gertrude De GAND was born about 1006 in Gand, Flanders, Belgium.

Gertrude married Count Liudolf OF BRUNSWICK Margrave in Friesland . Liudolf was born about 1016 in Brunswick, Germany and died on 23 Apr 1038, about age 22.


  Second Generation


2. Adalbert De GAND was born about 1004 in Gand, Flanders, Belgium.

Adalbert married Ermengarde De FLANDERS about 1021 in Gand, Flanders, Belgium. Ermengarde was born about 1005 in Flanders, Belgium.

Children from this marriage were:

   4 M    i. RALPH II D'ALOST (SEIGNEUR) was born about 1009 in Normandy, France and died before 1056.

RALPH married GISELLE OF FLANDERS about 1047 in Alost, Flanders, Belgium. GISELLE was born about 1009 in Flanders, Belgium and died after 1056.

+ 5 M    ii. Ralph De GAND was born about 1022 in Gand, Flanders, Belgium.


  Third Generation


5. Ralph De GAND was born about 1022 in Gand, Flanders, Belgium.

Ralph married Gisele about 1047 in Alost, Flanders, Belgium. Gisele was born about 1028 in Flanders, Belgium.

Children from this marriage were:

   6 M    i. Son De GANT was born about 1040 in France.

+ 7 M    ii. Gilbert De GANT was born about 1048 in Alost, Flanders, Belgium, died in 1094, about age 46, and was buried in Bardney, Lincolnshire.

   8 M    iii. Baudouin De GAND was born about 1050 in Alost, Flanders, Belgium.


  Fourth Generation


7. Gilbert De GANT was born about 1048 in Alost, Flanders, Belgium, died in 1094, about age 46, and was buried in Bardney, Lincolnshire.

Gilbert married Alice De MONTFORT about 1071 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire. Alice was born about 1050 in Montfort-Sur-Risle, France.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 9 F    i. Felia De GANT was born about 1070 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

   10 M    ii. Henry De GANT was born about 1072 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

   11 M    iii. Ralph De GANT was born about 1074 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

   12 M    iv. Seigneur Hugh IV De MONTFORT was born about 1078 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

Hugh married Adeline De MEULLENT .

Hugh next married Adeline (Gundrea) De BEAUMONT in Leicestershire. Adeline was born about 1152 in Cornwall.

   13 M    v. Geoffrey De GANT was born about 1080 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

   14 M    vi. Robert De GANT was born about 1084 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire and died in 1153, about age 69.

Robert married Alice PAGNEL about 1108 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

Robert next married Gunnora De GOUREY about 1112 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

   15 M    vii. Gilbert De GANT was born about 1086 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire and died before 1094.

   16 F    viii. Alice De GANT was born about 1088 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

+ 17 M    ix. Walter De GANT was born about 1092 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire and died in 1139, about age 47.

   18 F    x. Emma De GANT was born about 1071 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire and was buried before 1135.

Emma married Algernon De PERCY about 1087 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

   19 F    xi. Matilda De GANT was born about 1082 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

Matilda married Robert De LATHAM .


  Fifth Generation


9. Felia De GANT was born about 1070 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

Felia married Ivo De GRENTEMESNIL about 1090 in Leicestershire. Ivo was born about 1064 in Grentemesnil, Calvados, France and died in 1118, about age 54.

Children from this marriage were:

   20 M    i. Ivo De GRENTMESNIL was born about 1090 in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

   21 M    ii. Baron Hugh De GRENTEMESNIL of Hinkley was born about 1092 in Hinckley, Leicestershire .

Hugh married Alice BEAUMONT in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Alice was born about 1105 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, died in Reims, France, and was buried in St Ebruf, Utica.

Hugh next married Miss. De STUTEVILLE about 1128 in Leicestershire.

17. Walter De GANT was born about 1092 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire and died in 1139, about age 47.

Walter married Maud De BRITTANY in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 22 M    i. Gilbert De GANT was born in 1126 and died in 1156, at age 30.

   23 M    ii. Robert De GANT .


  Sixth Generation
  (See also Odds and Ends - Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire)


22. Gilbert De GANT was born in 1126 and died in 1156, at age 30.

Gilbert married Rohese De CLARE , daughter of Richard FITZGILBERT Lord of Clare and Adeliza De MESCHINES .

Gilbert next married Hawyse De ROUMARE .

Children from this marriage were:

   24 F    i. Alice (Adeliz, Adelicia) De GANT .

Alice married Simon 7th Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton .


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