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Personal and family information
|Spouse||Catherine West née Bartlett|
|Spouse's Rank||Lower gentry|
|Year of Marriage||1729|
|Year of Birth||1703|
|Year of Death||1756|
|Father's Rank||Lower gentry|
|Father's Title||Archdeacon of Berkshire|
|Mother||Maria West née Temple|
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Place of Birth (Town)
1 After his marriage, Gilbert West retired from the army and devoted himself to "learning and piety"", living in West Wickham."
In 1752 Gilbert West was given a clerkship of the privy council and in 1754 he was appointed paymaster to Chelsea Hospital.
English poet, translator and Christian apologist
|Institution||Winchester, Eton and Christ Church, Oxford|
Wilson, 2005; Sairio, 2009
Gilbert West's first poem describing his uncle's gardens at Stowe was published anonymously in 1732. In 1747 he published "Observations on the History and Evidence of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ", for which the University of Oxford granted him the degree of DCL. With Elizabeth Montagu, Gilbert West often had long discussions on literature and religion. Gilbert West was the cousin of George Lyttelton, with whom he went to Oxford in the 1740's to study Christianity, aiming to prove some accounts of Christianity wrong, but ending up becoming Christians themselves.
|BC_1753_EMONTAGU_GW||1753||Montagu, Elizabeth (née Robinson)||West, Gilbert|