William Gilborn

Christen: 6 Nov 1791 Nottingham St. Mary
Death: ca Jul 1828
Burial: 5 Aug 1828 Nottm St.Mary
Occupation: Frame Work Knitter, Soldier (1813-1827)
Father: Francis GILBORN
Mother: Mary JOYCE (ca1760-ca1836)

William Gilborn was a framework knitter before joining the army. At this time, that profession was becoming very unprofitable owing to the mechanisation taking place. It is possible that this is the reason for him leaving the profession and joining the army.

The military record of William Gilborn is still to be researched in depth. Brief details are:

William's younger brother, George, was also in the 3rd regiment of Foot from August 1818 (until 1830)

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