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Hon. Sir Humphrey Vicary Gibbs, KCMG GCVO OBE

Hon. Sir Humphrey Vicary Gibbs, KCMG GCVO OBE

Male 1902 - 1990  (87 years)

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  • Name Humphrey Vicary Gibbs 
    Title Hon. Sir 
    Suffix KCMG GCVO OBE 
    Born 22 Nov 1902  9 Portman Square, St. Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 13 Jan 1903  St Thomas', Portman Sq, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 8; Relation to Head of House: Son 
    Arrival 25 Mar 1924  Plymouth, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 29 Apr 1927  Liverpool, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 27 Aug 1934  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 16 Sep 1954  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 24 Jul 1959  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure Limon, Costa Rica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure Beira, Sofala, Mozambique Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure Brazil Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Governor of Southern Rhodesia from 28th December 1959 until 24th June 1969 
    Died 5 Nov 1990  Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1643  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2018 

    Father Herbert Cokayne Gibbs, 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon,   b. 14 May 1854, Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1935, Briggens, Hertfiordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Molly Peel Nelson, DBE,   b. 13 Jul 1912, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1997, Tunbridge Wells, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1934  Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jeremy Herbert Gibbs
     2. Nigel Henry Vicary Gibbs,   b. 24 Apr 1937, Bonisa, Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 2016, Fairford, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Timothy Durant Gibbs
     4. Kenneth Richard Gibbs
     5. Simon Humphrey Gibbs
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 3rd son of Herbert Cokayne Gibbs, Lord Hunsdon. Baptised 13 January 1903 at St. Thomas's, Portman Square. Educated at Eton College, 1915-21, matric. Cambridge (Trinity College) 1921.

      P.C. (1969), G.C.V.O. (1969); K.C.V.O. (1965); K.C.M.G. (1960); O.B.E. (1959); Governor of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) 1957-1969; Hon. L.L.D., Birmingham 1969; Hon. D.C.L. East Anglia, 1969.

      Farming in Rhodesia, near Bulawayo, since 1928. Founder Member and later Chairman of the Natural Resources Board; Founder Member of the Rhodesia National Farmers Union which encouraged Rhodesian farmers to produce more food for Britain in the Second World War. Member of Parliament (United Party) 1947-53; Chairman of the United Party for many years. One of the two originators of the Central African Trade Fair (later the Rhodesian Trade Fair).

      Governor of Southern Rhodesia 1959; last Governor General (Acting) of the Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland. In 1965 after the Prime Minister of Rhodesia, Ian Smith, announced the 'Unilateral Declaration of Independence,' he remained at Government House for 4 years. In 1969 he was allowed to leave after a Referendum in Rhodesia which resulted in the declaration of a Republic.

      Member of the Board of Barclays Bank for many years (except during his Governorship) until his retirement in 1978. Member of Wankie Colliery Board; Commercial Union Board, Premier Portland Cement Board and Gibbs & Co.

      Active in the establishment and continuation of Private Schools, both Junior and Senior, Chairman of Ruzawi Board of Governors.

      Knight Commander of the Order of St. John since 1963; Member of the Council for the Blind.

      Clubs: Athenaeum' Bulawayo (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe); Salisbury (Salisbury, Zimbabwe).
    • More information about Humphrey Gibbs at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphrey_Gibbs

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Nov 1902 - 9 Portman Square, St. Marylebone, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 13 Jan 1903 - St Thomas', Portman Sq, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 8; Relation to Head of House: Son - 2 Apr 1911 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 25 Mar 1924 - Plymouth, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 29 Apr 1927 - Liverpool, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jan 1934 - Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 27 Aug 1934 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 16 Sep 1954 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 24 Jul 1959 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - - Limon, Costa Rica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - - Beira, Sofala, Mozambique Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - - Brazil Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Nov 1990 - Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    1911 England Census - Winifred Marian Gibbs.jpeg
    1911 England Census - Winifred Marian Gibbs.jpeg