Gilbert of Sempringham, founder of the Gilbertine Order. Although the shrine of Gilbert in Sempringham Priory began attracting pilgrims as soon as he was canonized and his bones translated, in 1202, he or his cult receives only passing mention even in studies focused on English pilgrimage, such as Diana Webb's recent Pilgrimage in Medieval England.
(2) Brian Golding, Gilbert of Sempringham and the Gilbertine Order, c.
The second date could be suggested by Mannyng's further comment that "Dan felyp was mayster pat tyme / pat y be ganne pys englyssh ryme" (73-74), since Philip de Burton was master of the Gilbertine order until 1332 (Rose Graham, "Religious Houses," in The Victoria History of the County of Lincoln, ed.
While the reference might be to the Gilbertine Order
in England (which had some thriving double monasteries in the high Middle Ages), this order was never "notorious." Moreover, Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in the sixteenth century precluded the existence of any double monasteries in England in the seventeenth century.
Taking each of the categories above, there is no evidence to suggest that he was a member of the Gilbertine Order. An examination of the Institution lists in the Bishops of Lincoln Registers for the appropriate period show no evidence of an institution to a parish within the Lincoln Diocese.
I have stated that there is no evidence that he was a member of the Gilbertine Order, that is, a canon.