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Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey

Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey

Female 1817 - 1887  (69 years)

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  • Name Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey 
    Born 17 Dec 1817  Eastgate street, Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 16 Jan 1818  St Michael, Gloucester, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1881  Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Sep 1887  Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1628  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 13 May 2019 

    Father Sir Thomas Crawley-Boevey, 3rd Bart. of Flaxley,   b. 26 Nov 1769, Flaxley, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1847, Flaxley Abbey, Flaxley, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Albinia Page,   b. 22 Sep 1783,   d. 16 Feb 1835  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1807  St Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 1 Aug 1839  Flaxley, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dorothea Harriett Gibbs,   b. 12 Jun 1840, 13 Hyde Park Street, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1914, 77 Crystal Palace Park, Sydenham, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Antony Gibbs, of Tyntesfield,   b. 10 Dec 1841, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1907, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Alice Blanche Gibbs,   b. 27 Oct 1843, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1871, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     4. William Gibbs,   b. 14 Jan 1846, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1869, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     5. George Abraham Gibbs,   b. 25 Mar 1848, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1870, Kingston, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     6. Henry Martin Gibbs, High Sheriff, Somerset,   b. 30 May 1850, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1928, Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Albinia Ann Gibbs,   b. 7 Jun 1853, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1874, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • During her widowhood Tyntesfield and 16 Hyde Park Gardens continued to be her residences. She built (1876-8) and endowed St. Michael's Home for Consumptives in the parish of Cheddar, Somerset in memory of her husband, redecorated the chancel of St. Michael's, Exeter, which he built, and improved Exwick church. She endowed Keble College, Oxford (1881) with a fund of an annual value of £800 for Scholarships and for other grants to students. She built and maintained (as also did her son Antony after her) a Cottage Convalescent Home ("St. John's Lodge") at Wraxall afsd. and also built there in 1885 the large village club and in 1887 seven almshouses ("The Jubilee Cottages"): also the Battle Axes Inn, establishing it in her own name and on the principle of temperance as opposed to teetotalism. She gave the site (the site was left to her by her husband, she left money to the Home in her will) for the Convalescent and Incurable Home at Woking, Surrey, founded in connection with the Sisterhood of St. Peter's Kilburn, which manages St. Michael's Home afsd. A ward in Weston-super-Mare Convalescent Home, where she undertook the cost of 33 beds, bore her name.

      Memorial Inscription in Wraxall churchyard and church; Tyntesfield chapel; Barrow Gurney chapel (to which she game some windows); Flaxley church (organ remade in her memory); the chapel of Keble College; and M. windows in Barrow Court chapel.

      Refer to the book 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs, especially pp. 33-5, 439 and 445-6 for her relations, ancestry, and 'Royal Descent', and for notes of printed books which refer to them; see also entry for her father Rev. Charles Crawley. A good memoir of her by "C.M.Y." (her friend and cousin Charlotte M. Yonge, the authoress) appeared in The Guardian newspaper at her death. For lists of Portraits and Sculpture see Gibbs Pedigree (1904) and the book 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs, p. 435, and add to them a drawing (1873) by C.W.S (was in possession of Martin A Gibbs).

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1817 - Eastgate street, Gloucester Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 16 Jan 1818 - St Michael, Gloucester, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Aug 1839 - Flaxley, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Paddington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Sep 1887 - Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey, Mrs William Gibbs (1817 -1888) (after Edward Clifford) by Walter Charles Horsley (London 1855 ¿ 1934)
    Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey, Mrs William Gibbs (1817 -1888) (after Edward Clifford) by Walter Charles Horsley (London 1855 ¿ 1934)
    Oil painting on canvas, Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey, Mrs William Gibbs (1817 - 1888) by Walter Charles Horsley (London 1855 ¿ 1934), signed on the reverse Walter C. Horsley 1888/from drawing by/E Clifford.A three-quarter-length portrait, seated in a garden, in profile to right, wearing a black dress with white lace shwal and cuffs, black bonnet and a large crucifix. She also has chains hanging from her waist.
    Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey, Mrs William Gibbs (1817-1887) with her Children, Alice Blanche Gibbs later Mrs Alfred Gurney (1843-1871), William Gibbs (1846-1869) and George Abraham Gibbs (1848-1870)

Sir William Charles Ross, RA (London 1794 – London 1860)
    Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey, Mrs William Gibbs (1817-1887) with her Children, Alice Blanche Gibbs later Mrs Alfred Gurney (1843-1871), William Gibbs (1846-1869) and George Abraham Gibbs (1848-1870) Sir William Charles Ross, RA (London 1794 – London 1860)
    MATILDA BLANCHE GIBBS in old age. One of a pair of miniatures by Antonio Tomasich Haro (1820-90) at Tyntesfield
    MATILDA BLANCHE GIBBS in old age. One of a pair of miniatures by Antonio Tomasich Haro (1820-90) at Tyntesfield
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    The central figure is almost certainly Henry Martin Gibbs of Barrow. The others look like (from top left) his sister Albinia, brother George Abraham, mother Matilda Blanche, and brother Antony.
    Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey, by Sir William Boxall
    Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey, by Sir William Boxall
    Oil painting on canvas, Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey, Mrs William Gibbs (1817-1887), unfinished, by Sir William Boxall RA (Oxford 1800 ? London 1879), 1859.
    Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey
    Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey

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