Can You Help?

  • Many Gilborn, Gilborne, Gilbourne and Gilburn families immigrated to the United States, particularly from Ireland in the 19th Century. Can you help us to link any of these families in the U.S.A. either to each other, or to their families back in their home country?

  • Ann and John Davis GILBORNE baptised Lois Davis GILBORNE> 18 April 1815 at Dublin St. Peter Church. There seems a high possibilty that they are related to Davis GILBORNE and his siblings who emigrated to the U.S.A. Ann and John are probably too old to be their parents too, but could they be grandparents?
  • Davis Gilborne's brother Benjamin was born in Ireland ca 1825. The marriage record of Benjamin W Gilborne and Louisa Egleston in Kankakee Co., IL., 29 March 1892 gives his parents as William Gilborne and Hannah Harris. Benjamin and Davis also had three more siblings in the United states. John Gilburne was born in Ireland ca 1827. He married Catherine Stapleton in Mountmellick District, Queen's Co. (County Laois), Ireland 15 August 1867. The marriage certificate gives his father's name as William. Immigration records in Australia however give his father's name as John, and his mother's name as Jane Harris. Are these two families related? Are Hannah and Jane the same person?
  • What happened to Robert GILBURN aka Robert PHILIPS or Robert PHILIPS GILBORNE between his baptism as Robert GILBURN in 1768 at Duffield, Derbys and his appearances in the 1841 and 51 censuses in Notts as Robert PHILLIPS.  In 1851 he was described as unmarried, but had two PHILLIPS (though recorded as FILLIPS!) granddaughters staying with him. He was buried in 1855 as Robert PHILIPS GILBORNE, and his tombstone reads:

    "A faithful parent slumbers here,
    A Father and a Friend sincere,
    With energy and courage fervant
    Was 60 years a faithful and trusty servant",

    - yet no marriage for him has been found, and no children traced.

  • The Diocese of Meath and Kildare in Ireland lists among its bishops William Gilborne, from 1644 to 1661. Alumni Dublinensi however lists among its graduates: GOLBORNE, John, s. of William, Bishop of Kildare, Sch. Oct 7, 1636. B.A. (1637). B.D. Jan 1661-61. [Vicar of Kilreny (Kildare) Feb. 7, 1661-62; Precentor of Kildare (?) 1660-87.

    Which of these surnames is correct?