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Antony Gibbs

Antony Gibbs

Male 1756 - 1815  (59 years)

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  • Name Antony Gibbs 
    Born 3 Mar 1756  Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education Educated at Exeter Grammar School 
    Memorial Hayes, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Monument inscription MI in churchyard at Hayes 
    Occupation Founder of the House of Antony Gibbs & Son of London 
    Residence 14 Dec 1773  Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Dec 1815  St Mary the Virgin, Hayes, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 Dec 1815  2 Powis Place, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 16 Mar 1816 
    Will proved in C.P.C. 
    Person ID I132  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2019 

    Father George Abraham Gibbs, of Pytte,   b. 1718, Pytte, Clyst St George, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1794, Clyst St George, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Anne Vicary, of Dunkeswell,   b. 4 Nov 1722, Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1803, Clyst St George, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1747  St Petrock's, Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothea Barnetta Hucks,   b. Dec 1760, Knaresborough, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1820, Redland, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1784  Littleham, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. George Henry Gibbs,   b. 24 Aug 1785, Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1842, Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Harriett Gibbs,   b. 8 Oct 1786, Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1865, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. George Abraham Gibbs,   b. 20 Jan 1788, St. Thomas', Exeter, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1789, Layton, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. William Gibbs, of Tyntesfield,   b. 22 May 1790, Calle de Cantarranas, Madrid, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1875, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Francis Gibbs,   b. 7 Jul 1794, Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1795, Exwick House, Exwick, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     6. Anne Gibbs,   b. 29 May 1797, Lower Cleave, nr Exeter, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1852, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     7. Joseph Gibbs,   b. 23 Jul 1801, St Davids Hill, Exeter Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1864, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • After an apprenticeship in a Spanish business in Exeter he was from 1778 to 1789 a merchant there exporting woollen cloth to Spain and elsewhere; also from 1785 to 1789 a partner in a firm styled Gibbs Granger & Banfill, working a cloth factory at Exwick in the outskirts of Exeter. His father financed him and was also in the Exwick partnership. He was a member 1778 - 1789 of the Incorporation of Tuckers Hall, Exeter; head warden 1782, master 1783.

      Bankrupt in 1789 (alike with his father), he went to Madrid and for the next 18 years was engaged in business which centred in Spain. Mainly working as agent for British manufacturers he was at times (from 1783) also exporting Spanish produce as partner in a firm at Malaga styled Juan Pomar Gibbs y Compania. Driven out of Spain by war in 1797 he conducted his business from 1798 to 1801 in Lisbon, but in 1802 became regularly established in Cadiz as a merchant there, till war again forced him away. His last visit to Spain was in 1807.

      In 1808 he became one of the Commissioners in London for dealing with Portuguese property sent to England in the war, and in September that year founded, in partnership with his son George Henry, the firm of Antony Gibbs & Son, London, with a branch in Cadiz. The firm became Antony Gibbs & Sons in 1813 on admission of his second son William to the partnership.

      He was author of a pamphlet signed "A Merchant," An Appeal to Common Sense on the Bullion Question, published 1810.

      After his marriage he and his wife lived in Exeter 1784-6, at Exwick House 1786-9, in Madrid 1789-92. From 1792 to 1808 their home was in Exeter or its neighbourhood (at Cowley 1803-8), but in that period he made ten trips to the Peninsula of an average duration of 12 months each. The family moved to London in 1808 and lived in Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, 1808-9; Denmark Hill, Camberwell, 1809-10; Dulwich Common, 1810-12; 2 Powis Place in the parish of St George the Martyr, Bloomsbury, 1812 onwards.

    • For a brief summary of the firm Antony Gibbs and Sons see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Gibbs_%26_Sons

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Mar 1756 - Exeter, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 14 Dec 1773 - Exeter, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Oct 1784 - Littleham, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Dec 1815 - St Mary the Virgin, Hayes, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Dec 1815 - 2 Powis Place, Holborn, London Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    ANTONY GIBBS (1841-1907), a portrait with his hunting dog and gun at Tyntesfield, North Somerset
    ANTONY GIBBS (1841-1907), a portrait with his hunting dog and gun at Tyntesfield, North Somerset
    Antony Gibbs (1756–1815)
    Antony Gibbs (1756–1815)
    John Downman

    Headstones
    Antony Gibbs, Hayes, Kent
    Antony Gibbs, Hayes, Kent