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The Hon. Herbert Cokayne Gibbs, 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon

The Hon. Herbert Cokayne Gibbs, 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon

Male 1854 - 1935  (81 years)

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  • Name Herbert Cokayne Gibbs 
    Title The Hon. 
    Suffix 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon 
    Born 14 May 1854  Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Gender Male 
    Birth 14 May 1854  Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism 23 Jun 1854  St John's, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1861  St Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871  Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 56; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
    Arrival 17 Dec 1921  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 67 
    Died 22 May 1935  Briggens, Hertfiordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 25 May 1935  Hunsdon, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure Buenos Aires, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Shenley, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Title 1st Baron Hunsdon 
    Buried 25 May 1935  St Dunstan's, Hunsdon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1630  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 

    Father Henry Hucks Gibbs, 1st Baron Aldenham,   b. 31 Aug 1819, Powis Place, St. George the Martyr, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1907, Aldenham House, Aldenham, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Louisa Anne Adams,   b. 10 Sep 1818, Southampton Row, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1897, St. Dunstan's, Regent's Park, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 6 May 1845  Thorpe, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Maria Durant, Lady Hunsdon,   b. 8 May 1862, High Canons Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1938, Ware, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1885  Shenley, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Winifred Marian Gibbs, JP,   b. 29 Mar 1886, 34 York Terrace, St Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1984, Garrett's House, Woodstock Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     2. Walter Durant Gibbs, 4th Baron Aldenham,   b. 11 Aug 1888, High Canons, Shenley, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1969, Harlow Hospital, Epping, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Barbara Louisa Gibbs,   b. 4 Mar 1896, Portman Square, St. Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1964, Hunsdon Mill House, Hunsdon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Rosalind Mary Gibbs, OBE,   b. 5 Feb 1898, 9 Portman Square, St. Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1984, Acorn Street, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Geoffrey Cokayne Gibbs, KCMG,   b. 20 Jul 1901, Camfield, Hatfield, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1975, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Humphrey Vicary Gibbs, KCMG GCVO OBE,   b. 22 Nov 1902, 9 Portman Square, St. Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1990, Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 4th son of Henry Hucks (Gibbs) Lord Aldenham, of Briggens, Herts. Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon (created 1923). born at Frognall in Hampstead, London and baptised 23 June 1854 at St. John's Hampstead. Educated at Winchester College, 1868-71. Matric. Cambridge (Trinity College) 1873; B.A. 1877, M.A. 1884. Died 22 May 1935 at Briggens and was buried 25 May 1935 at St. Dunstan's, Hunsdon.

      After a course of training (1877-9) in the offices of Wallace Bros. London; Ventura Marco del Pont, Paris; Gibbs Brighton & Co., Liverpool; and Henry Bath & Son, Swansea; he joined Antony Gibbs & Sons 1879; was with their Chilean Branch, Gibbs & Co., 1880-1, and a manager thereof 1881: a manager of the London firm 1881 and a partner thereof from 1882. Original Chairman of the Alianza (Nitrate) Co. Ld., 1895-1928, and of the Pan de Azucar Nitrate Co., Ld., 1901-26; Director of the Rio de Janeiro City Improvements Co. Ld. from 1884 and Chairman from 1905: Director of the Australian Mutual Provdent Soc. from 1908: and sometime Director of other public companies. Chairman of the City of London Conservative Association Sep. 1912 to 1932. On the Public Works Loan Board from July 1884 (dep. Chairman 1908-21, Chairman from 1921). Justice of the Peace for Herts, from 1916. High Sheriff of Herts. for 1913. He was a member of the Deputation sent by the British Government to Russia in the winter of 1912-13 to return the visit of the Duma to England. In the Great War he was director of Purchases of Nitrate of Soda for the Allies (see 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs p.389). Chevalier of the Legion of Honour (?1918). Created Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon 24 July 1923. First speech in the House of Lords 7 July 1924, the subject being 'Trade and Unemployment'. Chairman of the City of London Club 1928-31; Member of the Carlton Club, Pall Mall, from 1910. Author of 'History of Gibbs of Fenton' in Dartington (1925), 'The Parish Registers of Hunsdon (1915)', several pamphlets on Bimetallism and the Currency, 1894-5, including 'A Bimetallic Primer' 1894 (rd ed. 1896), and one on 'The Incidence of Income Tax and Wasting Securities (1904)'. His evidence on 'Wasting Assets Abroad' before the Royal Comn. on Income Tax of 1920 is in an appendix to their Report.

      He bought Biggens in the parish of Hunsdon and the lordship of the Manor of Hunsdon in 1908. His successive London residences from 1885 were 34 York Terrace, 17 Portman Street, 9 Portman Square (1898-1923), all in St. Marylebone.

      Portraits: Drawing by W.E. Miller, 1882, another by E.U. Eddis in a group with his mother and brother Vicary, 1860, both in possession of Lord Aldenham. Oil, three quarter length, 1891, by W. Ouless, R.A., at Briggens (copy by Miss Richardson in possession of A.Gibbs & Sons). Crayon by John Hay, presentation from City of London Conservative Association, 1932, in possession of Antony D. Gibbs, 5th Lord Aldenham.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 May 1854 - Hampstead, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 14 May 1854 - Hampstead, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 23 Jun 1854 - St John's, Hampstead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - St Marylebone, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Feb 1885 - Shenley, Buckinghamshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 56; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head - 2 Apr 1911 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Age: 67 - 17 Dec 1921 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 May 1935 - Briggens, Hertfiordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 25 May 1935 - Hunsdon, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - - Buenos Aires, Argentina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Shenley, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 May 1935 - St Dunstan's, Hunsdon Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    Louisa Gibbs (nee Adams) with children Herbert Cokayne and Vicary
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    Documents
    UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 - Herbert Cokayne Gibbs-1.jpeg
    UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 - Herbert Cokayne Gibbs-1.jpeg
    1911 England Census - Winifred Marian Gibbs.jpeg
    1911 England Census - Winifred Marian Gibbs.jpeg
    1861 England Census - Sir Alban George Henry Gibbs.jpeg
    1861 England Census - Sir Alban George Henry Gibbs.jpeg