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The Hon. Vicary Gibbs

The Hon. Vicary Gibbs

Male 1853 - 1932  (78 years)

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  • Name Vicary Gibbs 
    Title The Hon. 
    Born 12 May 1853  Frognal, Hampstead, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  St Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871  St Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1881  London 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 
    Arrival 22 May 1914  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 21 Jun 1914  Plymouth, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Barrister at Law 
    Died 13 Jan 1932  12 Upper Belgrave St., Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 12 Upper Belgrave St.
    Buried 16 Jan 1932  Aldenham, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1635  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    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 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

  • Notes 
    • 3rd son, born at Frognal, aforesaid, 12 May and baptised 24 June 1853 at St. John's Hampstead. Educated Eton college 1867-72. Matric at Oxford (Christ Church) 12 February 1873. 3rd Class Mods, 1874, B.A. 1876. Died 13 January 1932 at 12 Upper Belgrave St., Westminster, buried at Aldenham 16th, Will 27 May 1930, proved 15 June 1932.

      Barrister (of Lincoln's Inn); called 1880; was Marshal to Chief Justice Lord Coleridge on the Western Circuit, Partner in Antony Gibbs & Sons 1882-1932 (with Antony Gibbs Sons & Co., in Liverpool 1881-3 and with Gibbs Bright & Co. in Australia & New Zealand 1883-4). Visited Barbadoes, for the firm 1882 and Ceylon 1884-5. Director of (among other concerns) The Queensland National Bank 1885-99; The Universal Marine Insce. Co. sometime from 1887; the Alianza (Nitrate) Co. 1896-1928; The National Provident Institution from 1902-32 (chairman from 1904); The Sulphide Corp. (1907-32), all in the City of London. A Governor of Aldenham Grammar school 1893-1911. Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Church of England Waifs and Strays Soc. 1912-32. On the Council of Keble College Oxford 1906-21 (hon. member 1922-32). M.P. (Conservative) for Mid-Herts 16 July 1892. Vacated his seat February 1904 as explained under entry for Alban Gibbs. Contested unsuccessfully Mid. Herts. 1904 and Bradford Central 1906. A vice-president of the Royal Horticultural Society and holder of their 'Victoria Medal of Honour in Horticulture' conferred on him 1916. He made the gardens of Aldenham House to be of world-wide fame. An editor up to 1932 of the 2nd edition of G.E. Cokayne's 'The Complete Peerage' (undertaken at his sole expense till 1923): editor-in-chief of the first 5 vols. published 1910-21. Among other pamphlets, author of 'Municipal Tradition (1902)', 'Planing for winter and autumn effect (1905)', 'Oaks at Aldenham (1920)' and other botanica papers. Member of 'Nobody's Friends' from 1883 (Treasurer & Secretary 1889-1923), the Carlton Club from 1892 and the Athenaeum Club from 1895. He and his sister lived with their father and on is death they sold the lease of St. Dunstan's, Regent's Park, which he left them, taking 12 Upper Belgrave St., Westminster, for their London residence while continuing to occupy Aldenham House as tenants of their brother Alban Lord Aldenham.

      Portraits: Drawing by W. E. Miller 1882, and one in a group with his mother & bro. Herbert by E.U. Eddis 1860, both in possession of Lord Aldenham. Oil by T.B. Wirgman in his own possession in 1931 (copy by Miss Richardson in possession of A. Gibbs & Sons). Oil by R. G. Eves in possession of National Provident Institution.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 May 1853 - Frognal, Hampstead, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - St Marylebone, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - St Marylebone, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - London 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 MapsArrival - 22 May 1914 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 21 Jun 1914 - Plymouth, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jan 1932 - 12 Upper Belgrave St., Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Jan 1932 - Aldenham, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

    Vicary Gibbs 1883 in Melbourne, Australia
    Vicary Gibbs 1883 in Melbourne, Australia
    Louisa_Vicary_Herbert_Gibbs_Sketch.jpg
    Louisa_Vicary_Herbert_Gibbs_Sketch.jpg
    Louisa Gibbs (nee Adams) with children Herbert Cokayne and Vicary

    Documents
    1861 England Census - Sir Alban George Henry Gibbs.jpeg
    1861 England Census - Sir Alban George Henry Gibbs.jpeg
    1871 England Census - Henry Lloyd Gibbs.jpeg
    1871 England Census - Henry Lloyd Gibbs.jpeg

    Histories
     Vicary Gibbs Journal 1883-85
    Vicary Gibbs Journal 1883-85