Gilbourne in Dublin and Co. Laois

Heads of Trees gathered in this group:
IdentifierSurnameForenamesGilbourne CountNotes
 6GILBORNEThomas & Margaret VICARS 47m. Ireland ca 1706. Son Edward d. Co. Laois 1759
 6bGILBOURNEWilliam & Ann ?12Leased land in Ballylusk townland, Co. Laois 1757
 6cGILBORNEJames & Mary SENIOR15m. Co Laois 1793;
 6dGILBURNEWilliam & Jane HARRIS8b. ca 1788; Children Co. Laois 1825-1829. England 1851; Son m. Co. Laois 1867; QLD, Australia 1874
 6eGILBORNEWilliam & Hannah HARRIS39Children b.1824-1838 Family N.Y. ca 1846
 6fGILBORNEJames & Jane ? 39Children b. Co. Laois 1818-1831. d. Otsego Co., N.Y. 1848
 6gGILBOURNEEdward & Susanna POWER2m.1786 (Dublin?)
 6hGILBORNEJohn Davis & Ann ?2Only known child 1815, Dublin
 6jGILBORNEArthur James & Mary Ann MYTTON17m. Offerlane 1831
 6bGILBOURNHenry & Margaret McEVOY 31st known child ca 1846, Co. Laois
 6lGILBORNEWilliam & Emily ?3Child Dublin 1823
 6mGILBOURNEWilliam & Adelia Townsley2b. Ireland ca 1807; Schoharie Co., N.Y. (1850)
 6nGILBOURNEEdward & Jane ?3b.Ireland ca 1811; Saratoga Co., N.Y. (1850)
 6oGILBORNEFrances & Robert GARRETT 1m. 1834 Ballyfin
 6pGILBORNEJoanna & James Lyons 1m. 1798 Dublin

William Gilbourne and Ann

Another tree in Co. Laois is headed by William Gilbourne, who in March 1746 leased a farm in 'Cloonagoone' [Clonygowan, in Clonenagh and Clonagheen parish?] for a period of 21 years. (Memorial Deed 103757) The rental charge was 7s. /acre, but the document does not tell us what the acreage of the farm was. Clonenagh.parish baptism records begin in 1749, but the first record of a Gilbourne baptism is 16 December 1754 when William and Ann baptised a daughter, Frances. William was a farmer, and his abode given as Clonagown. William and Ann baptised another 3 children in February 1758, December 1759 and January 1762. The first two were daughters, but the name of the last wasn't specified. For these three baptisms their abode was given as Clonark [Clonard, or Clonagh, both in Clonenagh and Clonagheen parish?]
William Gilburn of Clonegonne [Clonygowan] signed another lease in May 1757.for 40 acres of land in Ballylusk townland. The deed, backdated to 5th April that year, tells us that William was a woolcomber, and was for a duration of three lives - his children Margaret. William, and John. Three marriiages in Clonenagh at first glance appear to be those three children: Margaret Gilbourne of Clonark married Robert Thompson of Rosenallis 27 December 1758; John Gilbourne married 2 January 1766 to a wife whose name was given only as Cullen; and William married Frances Davis 1 February 1769. However if Margaret's age - '14 years or thereabouts'- is correct in the 1759 lease agreement, then she would only have been about 15 when she married Robert Thompson. This seems unlikely. William Gilborne received a marriage portion of half of Frances' father's lands in 1771, and was to receive the other half on her father's death. (Memorial Deed 210913). [One of the witnesses of this document was Robert Thompson, probably the Robert who married Margaret Gilbourne.]
William and Frances, of Ballylusk, baptised Anne 4 December 1769 and Martha 5 June 1774. William was a farmer.
John and Elizabeth, of Ballyfin, baptised Alice 15 January 1770 and John 30 January 1771. John was a [wool]comber. There were no further Gilborne baptisms in Clonenagh until at least 1800. Surprisingly, no Gilbourne burials were found in Clonenagh, though there are no records between 1776 and 1781, and few between 1781 and 1794.

Nothing more is known of any of the family - did them move, either locally or emigrate?

We do however know what became of the land that William occupied. William Welesley Pole of Ballyfin "did demise grant lease sett to farm & let unto the sd Jas. Gilbourne his heirs ex'ors & adms, all that & those part & parcel of the lands of Ballylusk formerly in the occ'n of Wm. Gilbourne cont'g by a survey lately made there of 40 a or thereab'ts be the same more or less in his actual poss'on." The term of the lease was "for the natural lives & life of the sd Jas Gilbourne the lessee & of Henry Gilbourne & Chas Gilbourne the first & 2 sons of sd Jas Gilbourne."
James would have almost certainly have been related to William, but what was the relationship - brother? ....son? ...nephew? Not knowing the relationship, James is the head of the next tree, Tree 6c.

Also possibly related to William and Ann is William Gilborne of Tree 6d. He was born in Ireland about 1888, and baptised two children in Mountmellick.