'Gillibrand1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gillibrand of Chorley, Gillibrand of Peele, Gillibrand of Ramsgreve (Ramsgrove)

                               
Walsh reports an old Latin document as reporting that this family "has been settledi n Lancashire since the Conquest" and that "Three principal branches of the family settled in different parts of Lancashire", being those of Peel Hall (see middle section below), those of Ramsgrove (see lower section below), and the following branch of Chorley. The family name was spelt variously, with variations (apart from Gillbrand) including Gelebrond, Gelibrond, Gellibrand, Gellybrand, Jellibrand & Jollibrand.
Humphrey Gillibrand of Chorley, Lancashire (d c1441)
m. Elizabeth
1. John Gillibrand
  A. ?? Gillibrand presumed intermewas
  i. John Gillibrand of Chorley Hall (b c1484, a 1539) probably son of John son of Humphrey
  a. Thomas Gillibrand of Chorley Hall
m. Agnes Fleetwood (dau of William Fleetwood of Heskin (Hesketh) by Helen, dau of Gilbert (sb Robert?) Standish)
  (1) John Gillibrand of Chorley (d by 1622)
  m. Jane Urmston (a 1628, dau of Richard Urmston of Westleigh)
  (A) Thomas Gillibrand of Chorley Hall (b c1582, d before 15.08.1667)
  m. Anne Blundell (dau of William Blundell of Crosby Hall by Emilia, dau of Edward Norreys of Speke Hall)
(i) John Gillibrand of Chorley Hall (b c1616, d 23.06.1679)
  m1. Elizabeth Chorley (bpt 20.12.1621, bur 18.10.1661, dau of Richard Chorley of Chorley by Elizabeth, dau of John Ditchfield of Ditton Hall)
  (a) John Gillibrand of Chorley Hall, later of Astley Hall (in Chorley) (bpt 19.01.1658, bur 20.04.1732)
m1. Mary Selby (dau of Sir William Selby of Biddleston Hall by Ellen, dau of Sir Thomas Haggerston of Haggerston Castle)
  ((1)) Thomas Gillibrand of Chorley Hall (d 19.10.1733)
  m. (21.11.1706) Alice Westby (dau of John Wesby of Upper Rawcliffe Hall)
  ((A)) Thomas Gillibrand of Chorley Hall (b 02.12.1714, bur 11.10.1775, 4th son)
  ((B)) William Gillibrand of Chorley Hall (b 11.12.1715, d 22.03.1779, jesuit)
  ((C)) Jane Gillibrand (bpt 08.07.1709)
  m. John Hawarden (son of John of Lea Green)
  Their son succeeded to the Gillibrand estates.
  ((D)) Alice Gillibrand
  m. _ Burchall
((E))+ other issue - John (b 03.08.1708, d infant?), John (bpt 11.11.1711, bur 26.01.1721), Charles (bur 15.07.1724), Richard Chorley (b 19.02.1716), Margaret (b 11.09.1707, bur 29.07.1721), Elizabeth (b 30.09.1710, bur 09.07.1719), Mary (b 04.06.1713), Anne
  m2. (29.08.1717) Margaret Charnock (dau/heir of Thomas Charnock of Charnock & Astley, widow of Richard Brooke (son of Sir Peter of Mere Hall))
  (b) Elizabeth Gillibrand (bpt 19.01.1657)
m. Charles Selby of Biddleston Hall (son of Sir William by Ellen Haggerston)
  (c)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 07.10.1655, d 1678, jesuit), Richard, William (b 01.10.1661, d 01.04.1722, chaplain of Chorley, jesuit), Anne (bpt 08.05.1653), Margaret (bpt 27.05.1654), Mary (bpt 15.07.1660)
  m2. Anne (widow of William Hawkeshead)
  (ii) Anne Gillibrand
  m1. William Hesketh of North Meols Hall (d 1643)
  m2. Richard Girlington of Great Worth (bur 23.03.1698, son of John son of John of Girlington & Thurland Castle)
(iii)+ other issue - William (d unm), Thomas (d infant), Elizabeth (a 1643, nun), Margaret (b c1622, d 1678, nun)
  (B) Richard Gillibrand of Chorley (a 1622)
  (C) Agnes Gillibrand
  m. Thomas Worthington of Crashaw
  (D) Margaret Gillibrand
  m. Edward Durning of Bispham
  (E) Elizabeth Gillibrand
  m. William Tootell of Lower Healey Hall (son of Hugh of Lower Healey Hall by Alice, dau of Thomas Anderton of Horwich)
  (2) Elizabeth Gillibrand
  m. Laurence Breres of Walton Hall (son of Roger of Walton-juxta-Liverpool by Blanch, dau/coheir of Richard Crosse of Liverpool & Crosse Hall by Elizabeth, dau/coheir of Rogert Walton of Walton)

 

 

Nichohlas Gillibrand or Gelibrond
m. _ Gerard
1. Geffrey Gillibrand or Gelibrond of Peele, Lancashire
m. Margaret Culceth (dau of Gilbert Culceth of Culceth)
  A. Thomas Gillibrand of Peele (a 1613)
  m1. (sp) Frances Poole (dau of _ Poole of Poole (Cheshire))
  m2. Jane Minshull (dau of John Minshull of Minshull)
  i. Jeffrey Gillibrand
a.+ issue - Jane, Elizabeth
  ii. Thomas Gillibrand of Peele (d c1644)
  m1. Alice Davenport (dau of Henry Davenport of Chorley)
  a. Raphe Gillibrand of Peele (b 1612-3, a 08.1665)
  m1. Margaret Peake (dau of Thurstan Peake of Warington)
  m2. Margaret Traford (dau of William Traford of Bridge Traford)
  (1)+ issue (a 08.1665) - Alice, Frances
  b. Alice Gillibrand
  m. James Percevall of Lim
  c. Jane Gillibrand
  m1. George Tipping of Ireland
  m2. Richard Whitehead of Astley
  m2. Alice Standish (dau of Alexander Standish of Duxbury)
  d.+ other isue - Thomas, Helen, Elianor
  iii. Margaret Gillibrand
  m. Francis Garrol ("a Frenchman")
  iv.+ other issue - Mary, Helen
  m3. ?? Bunbury (dau of ?? Bunbury of Stanney, sister of Sir Henry, widow of ?? Shakerley of Shakerley)

 

 

Thomas Gillibrand of Ramsgreve (Ramsgrove?), Lancashire (d 1610)
m. _ Haversham (dau of _ Haversham of Haversham)
1. Edward Gillibrand of Ramsgreve (d c1640)
  m1. ?? Caterall of Crooke
  A. Thomas Gillibrand (dvp)
  B. Anne Gillibrand
  m. Edward Haughton of Red Leigh
  C. Mary Gillibrand
  m. Richard Wilkinson of Blakeburn (Blackburn?)
  m2. (sp) _ Pilkington
2. Thomas Gillibrand (d c1620, rector of Warrington)
  m. Margaret Bruyn (dau of ?? Bruyn of Bruyn Stapleford, widow of ?? Lancaster of Raynhill)
  A. Jonathan Gillibrand (b c1610, a 03.1664, vicar of Leigh)
  m. Mary Chorlton (dau of Andrew Chorlton of Tearne)
  i. Judith Gillibrand
  m. William Perkinson of Leigh
  ii.+ other issue (a 03.1664) - Jonathan (b c1648), Andrew (b c1652), Edward (b c1658), Frances, Martha

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'The Pedigree of the Late Henry Hawarden-Gillibrand-Fazakerley' by V. Hussey Walsh (reprinted from The Genealogist, N.S.,Vol. XXXIII) with thanks to a site visitor (CV, 06.10.13) for drawing this book to our attention (at archive.org) with a little support from Visitation (St. George, Lancashire, 1613, Gellybrand), Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, Gillibrand of Chorley)
(2) For middle section : Visitation (St. George, Lancashire, 1613, Gelibrond), Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, Gillibrand of Peele)
(3) For lower section : Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, Gillibrand of Ramsgreve)
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