Emma GILBERT (1729-1807)




Spouse: George EDGCUMBE

Emma GILBERT was born on 28 July 1729. She married George EDGCUMBE on 16 August 1761. She died on 22 December 1807.


only child of Most Rev John Gilbert DD, Archbishop of York, by his wife Margaret Sherard, sister of Philip [Sherard], 2nd Earl of Harborough, and dau. of Bennet Sherard MP, of Whissendine, co. Rutland (by his wife Hon Dorothy Fairfax, 2nd dau. of Henry [Fairfax], 4th Lord Fairfax of Cameron), 1st son and heir of Hon Philip Sherard, of Whissendine, co. Rutland, 2nd son of William [Sherard], 1st Baron Sherard.


George EDGCUMBE, son of Richard EDGCUMBE (1680-1758) and Matilda FURNESE ( -1721), was born on 3 March 1720. He had the title '2nd Baron Edgcumbe' in 1758. He had the title '1st Viscount Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort' on 5 March 1781. He had the title '!st earl of Mount Edcumbe' on 31 August 1789. He died on 4 February 1795.


entered the Royal Navy and served under Hawke and Boscawen; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Fowey 1746-61; Clerk of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster 1747-62; suc. his brother 10 May 1761 as 3rd Baron Edgcumbe; Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall 1761-95; Treasurer of the Household 1765-66; Privy Councillor 1765; Commander-in-Chief at Plymouth 1765-71; Joint Vice-Treasurer of Ireland 1770-72 and 1784-91; Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners 1772-82; Admiral of the White 1782; Vice-Admiral of Cornwall 1782; FRS 1784.


George EDGCUMBE and Emma GILBERT had the following children:


Richard EDGCUMBE (1764-1839). Richard was born on 13 September 1764. He had the title '2nd Earl of Mt.Edgcumbe'. He married Sophia HOBART on 21 February 1789. He died on 26 September 1839.