Gilbert, Ann, nèe Taylor, the elder of the two sisters, and daughter of Isaac Taylor, was born at London, Jan. 30, 1782, her father at that time being engaged in London as an engraver. Subsequently her father became a Congregational Minister, and resided, first at Colchester and then at Ongar. In 1813 she was married to the Rev. Joseph Gilbert, Classical and Mathematical Tutor at the Congregational College, Masborough, near Rotherham, Yorkshire. From Masborough they passed to Hull, and then to Nottingham, where Mr. Gilbert died in 1852. Mrs. Gilbert remained at Nottingham, and died there Dec. 20, 1866. In addition to contributing hymns to the joint works of herself and her sister Jane, a few were given in Collyer's Collection, 1812, signed… Go to person page >
Thou Who didst for Peter's faith. Ann Gilbert, née Taylor. [The Divine Guide.] Published in Collyer's Collection, 1812, Nos. 893 and 894, in two parts. Pt. i. in 8 stanzas of 6 lines, entitled "Divine Guidance in the Changes of Life"; and Pt. ii., "When the vale of death appears," in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, entitled "Divine support in Death," and each signed "A." Both parts are in common use.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)