Rev Jonathan GILDER 
- Christened: 19 May 1735, St Columba Warcop WES
- Marriage (1): Mary BRAZIER  on 9 Aug 1859 in Layston HRT
- Died: Jul 1779 aged 44
- Buried: 3 Jul 1779, St Mary Aspenden HRT
Jonathon won scholarships to the prestigious Appleton Grammer School, and Queens College Oxford; breaking from his yeoman heritage. He completed an MA some 17 yrs later at Christs College Cambridge. He had a family of 14 (only 12 identified in this Tree) and not large means. The family were bright, lively and capable, and several later made their mark.
Gelder Jonathon, s Jonathon of Burton WES, pleb. Queens Coll., matric 10 Apr 1753, aged 17; BA 1756
Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886
Gilder, Jonathan or Gelder Entered: Apr. 10, 1753 B.A., incorp. from Oxford, 1770; M.A. from CHRIST'S, 1770. S. of Jonathan, of Burton [near Warcop], Westmorland. Matric. from Queen's College, Oxford, Apr. 10, 1753, age 17, as Gelder, J.; B.A. (Oxford) 1756. V. of Layston, Herts., 1762-79. R. of Aspenden, 1770-9. Chaplain to Lord Bellenden. Died 1779. (Peile, II. 277; Al. Oxon.; Cussans, I., Pt II., 87, 105.)
Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
Jonathon was known as Gelder at Oxford but his Cambridge record lists him as Gilder with a reference back to Gelder.
At his marriage he is recorded as a clergyman and schoolmaster.
Jonathon was aged 44 at his death
Layston HRT has been absorbed into the town of Buntingford HRT - 2010
Jonathan married Mary BRAZIER  [MRIN: 391] on 9 Aug 1859 in Layston HRT. (Mary BRAZIER  was born about 1743 and died in 1823 in Bromley College Bromley KEN.)