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Gilbert/Guilbert and Mead - Somerset & Wiltshire


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Feathersto, South Wairarapa
Hi everyone,

I have just join FH UK. I live in NZ and my Great, Great Grandfather, William Gilbert, born 1800, was one of the first people to settle in the South Island in 1835. He arrived on a whaling ship as a shipwright having served his apprenticeship in the UK. From there he travelled to New York and worked in Burkes ship yard under his older brother who was the foreman. My GGG then joined various ships travelling to Europe, South China Seas and NZ where he married Te Marino.

Williams parents where William Gilbert/Guilbert (birth place Bradford on Avon) and Ann Mead,(born Itford, Somerset) who died in 1860 and 1855. Census records show the family living in various locations in Wiltshire and Somerset, Trowbridge, Freshford, Charterhouse Hinton and Bradford on Avon where William and Ann died.

I would to make contact with descendants of William and Ann or wider family members who live in the UK or the USA.
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