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Sir Alban George Henry Gibbs, 2nd Baron Aldenham

Sir Alban George Henry Gibbs, 2nd Baron Aldenham

Male 1846 - 1936  (90 years)

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  • Name Alban George Henry Gibbs 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix 2nd Baron Aldenham 
    Born 23 Apr 1846  Napoli, Campania, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 18 Oct 1846  Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1851  Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1861  St Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Age: 14; Relationship: Son 
    Residence 1871  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1881  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 
    Marital Status: Widowed; Relation to Head of House: Head 
    Residence 1925  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure 29 Aug 1925  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 4 Sep 1925  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 May 1936  Weston-super-Mare, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1631  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Apr 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 Bridget Beresford-Hope,   b. 19 Feb 1853, Bedgebury Park, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1896, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1873  Kilndown, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Feb 1873  Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Louisa Gibbs, Hon.,   b. 3 Jan 1875, Regent's Park, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1967, Oxford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Mildred Dorothea Gibbs, OBE,   b. 2 May 1876, St Marleybone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1961, Bideford, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Gerald Henry Beresford Gibbs, 3rd Baron Aldenham,   b. 9 Jan 1879, 82, Portland Place, Marylebone, London, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1939, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1st son, 2nd Lord Aldenham (1907) of Aldenham and Clifton Hampden. Born at Naples 23 and baptised there privately by Embassy Chaplain 25 April and received into the Church 18 October 1846 at Clifton Hampden. Educated at Eton College 1860-1: matric at Oxford (Christ Church) 1865, B.A. 1870, M.A. 1881. Died 9 May 1936.

      He succeeded to the estate of Clifton Hampden (Oxon. & Berks) and to the lordship of the manor of Clifton Hampden by gift from his father in 1902. The Vicarage there became his Manor House in 1905 & he enlarged it. He built new cottages in Clifton Hampden and added to his lands, which in 1927 consisted of the whole of Clifton Hampden & extended into Burcot, Toot Baldon, Dorchester, and Long Wittenham, in all about 1780 ac. On his father's death in 1907 the life tenancy of the Aldenham estates passed to him, comprising at that date 3,060 ac. in Herts and 106 in Middlesex. Patron of the Livings of Aldenham (from 1907) and Clifton Hampden (from 1905).

      He entered Antony Gibbs & Sons 1870, partner from 1873, head from 1907. During his headship the firm opened a Branch in N. York (1913). Visited Australia 1881-2 when the firm entered into business there. Director of the Guardian Assurance Co. from 1871; the Universal Marine Insce. Co. 1875-87; the Bank of Australasia from 1887; and director of other public Cos. In the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths (livery 1897, assistant 1900, prime warden 1908-9) and also in the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (master).

      Contested Abingdon for Parliament 1880. Followed his father as M.P. (Conservative) for the City of London, 8 July 1892. In 1904 he and his brother Vicary vacated their seats (under an Act of George III) owing to the fact that as partners in A. Gibbs & Sons they had contracted with our Government to sell them Chilean Warships. He was at once re-elected by the City. Elected again by the City in 1906 for the new Parliament, he retired in favour of the Right Hon. Arthur Alfour (ex-premier). President of the London Institution 1906-13. Fellow of the Royal Colonial Institute. President of the City of London Conservative Association from 1908. Commissioner of Lieutenancy for the City of London from 1892: Commissioner of income and land tax for the same from 1892. A Governor of Aldenham School of income and land tax for the same from 1892. A Governor of Aldenham school 1907-13. Sometime Treasurer of the National Society and later Treasurer of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, the Royal School for Deaf and Dumb children at Margate, the Colonial Bishoprics' Fund, and the Additional Curates Society.

      As a Freemason, was Grand Warden of England in Craft Masonry, Deputy Grand Mark Master of English, and the Provincial Grand Mark Master of Kent. Member of the Roxburgh Club (vice-president 1911, president in succession to Lord Rosebery from 1929) to which he contributed the 'Life of St. Katherine' edited by his father (1884), and (in 1908) by his father's wishes 'The Mirrour of the Lyf. of Jesu Christ'. Member of the Club 'Nobody's Friends', from 1875 (president from 1913). Among other Clubs, sometime member of the Athenaeum, the Carlton, the City Carlton from 1891 (Chairman 1908-26, President from 1930, Trustee for the Club and its Debenture holders over many years), the City of London from 1869 (Chairman 1891-4; Trustee from 1907). Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

      He printed, 1914, 'Catalogue of the Aldenham Library' by Helen Budd, being a revision of the catalogues printed by his father. Editor of a booklet of 'Extracts from the diary of G.H. Gibbs' being a reprint from the Gt. Western Railway Magazine of 1909-10.

      Residences: 13 Park Square, Marylebone, 1875-8; 82 Portland Pace, 1878-1907; 37 Portland Place from 1907; the Manor House, Clifton Hampden from 1905; in Scotland The Dell, Rothemurchus, 1883-9; Invergeldie, Comrie, 1890-5.

      Portraits: One by H. Herkomer, a miniature by Angelo Tricca of Florence, 1858, a chalk drawing (aged 13) with his father by E.U. Eddis and another by W.E. Miller, all 4 in his own possession. Portrait by Lady Cokayne, 1922, in possession of A. Gibbs and Sons.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1846 - Napoli, Campania, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 18 Oct 1846 - Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Hampstead, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Residence Age: 14; Relationship: Son - 1861 - St Marylebone, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1873 - Kilndown, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1873 - Cranbrook, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Widowed; Relation to Head of House: Head - 2 Apr 1911 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1925 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - 29 Aug 1925 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 4 Sep 1925 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1936 - Weston-super-Mare, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
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    Documents
    1861 England Census - Sir Alban George Henry Gibbs.jpeg
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