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John Arthur Gibbs

John Arthur Gibbs

Male 1860 - 1949  (88 years)

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  • Name John Arthur Gibbs 
    Born 27 Oct 1860  Torwood, Torquay, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Collina
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1881  St Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 50; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
    Died 9 Jul 1949  Cobham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Abinger, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1410  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2018 

    Father John Lomax Gibbs,   b. 28 Mar 1832, 11 Bedford Sq, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1914, Speen, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Isabel Marianne Bright,   b. 1 Mar 1835, Abbots Leigh, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1920, Newbury, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1860  Abbots Leigh, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Gertrude Franck Bright,   b. 31 Aug 1868, Preshute House, Marlborough College, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1960, Cobham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1902  Oxford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. Peter's in the East
    Children 
     1. Christopher John Gibbs, OBE,   b. 6 Dec 1902, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1985, Chippenham, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Antony James Gibbs,   b. 29 Apr 1904, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1993, Ewhurst, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Evelyn Arthur Gibbs,   b. 1906, Paddington, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1917, Langton Matravers, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     4. Angela Gertrude Gibbs,   b. 8 Jun 1909, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1910, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Martin Franck Gibbs,   b. 28 May 1912, 20 Cleveland Gardens, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 2003, Hinton St. George, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1st son. Born at Collina (now the Vicarage), Torwood, Torquay, 27 October and baptised 7 December 1860 at St. Mark's, Torwood. Educated at Winchester College 1874-8, matric. at Oxford (Keble College), 28 January 1879; 1st class Science (biology) and BA 1882; MA 1925. Died 9 July 1949 and was buried at St. James' Abinger, Surrey. Will proved.

      Joined Antony Gibbs & Sons, London 1882; in Liverpool with Antony Gibbs & Sons & Co., 1882-3; in Melbourne, Australia, with Gibbs Bright. & Co., 1885-9 (a manager there 1889); a partner in Gibbs & Co. Chile (Valparaiso and Iquique) 1890-6; a manager in the London firm 1896 and partner therein 1897 to 31 December 1930, when he retired. Director of the Mexican Railway Co. from 1905 and of the Indemnity Assurance Co. from 1906. Churchwarden of St. James', Abinger, of St. Martin Outwich, of St. Helen's, City of London, from 1920. On the council of Keble College, Oxford, from 1925. Author of 'The History of Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' and of the 'Early Years of Antony Gibbs & Sons', published 1922, and editor of the third edition of the family pedigree. Author of Abinger Parish Church published October 1938 (all his notes are available on-line at http://www.stjameschurchabinger.org/church-history.ashx and view 'Other Documents' on this page. His Chilean War Diaries are in the possession of Julian R. GIbbs

      Residences: after marriage, 20 Cleveland Gardens, Paddington, 1902 - March 1931, and Goddards, Abinger, Surrey, leased from 1914, bought by his wife, 1927. Goddards was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1898-9 for Sir Frederick Mirrilees. The house was intended for Sir Frederick's daughter Cecilia (afterwards Mrs Craven) and until she needed it, it was used as a rest home for nurses.

      St Cecilia's badge is carved outside the front entrance. After the house was enlarged in 1910 it was occupied for a short time by Sir Frederick's son, Donald Mirrilees and his wife. Mrs. Craven never lived there. It is a fine example of the relationship between house and garden which was of paramount importance to Lutyens (see Edwin Lutyens Architectural Monographs 6, Academy Editions, London, 1979). The garden was designed by Gertrude Jekyll and is mentioned in 'Gardens Old and New' edited by H. Avray Tipping, MA, FSA, Vol. III (pub. about 1912 by Country Life). Distinct reservations on its architectural merits are expressed by Pevsner in the vol. on Surrey in the 'Buildings of England' Series, pub. by Penguin Books, 1st edition 1962, 2nd edition. 1971, however it is the subject of one of the books in Brian Edwards' "Architecture in Detail" series (Goddards, Lutyens by Brian Edwards published by Phaidon Press Ltd 1996).

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1860 - Torwood, Torquay, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - St Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jan 1902 - Oxford, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 50; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head - 2 Apr 1911 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jul 1949 - Cobham, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Abinger, Surrey Link to Google Earth
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    Documents
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