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Right Hon. Vicary Gibbs, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas

Right Hon. Vicary Gibbs, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas

Male 1751 - 1820  (68 years)

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  • Name Vicary Gibbs 
    Title Right Hon. 
    Suffix Chief Justice of the Common Pleas 
    Born 27 Oct 1751  Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 12 Nov 1751  Mint Chapel, Exeter Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Memorial Hayes, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Memorial Inscription in church and church yard 
    Residence Middle Temple, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1788  St Giles in the Fields and St George, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1789  St Giles in the Fields and St George, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Title Feb 1805 
    Solicitor-General 
    Title 1807 
    Attorney-General 
    Title Nov 1813 
    Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer 
    Title Feb 1814 
    Chief Justice of the Common Pleas 
    Residence 1818  St Giles in the Fields and St George, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 6 Oct 1818 
    Will dated 6 Oct 1818 and proved Mar 1820 in C.P.C. 
    Buried Feb 1820  St Mary the Virgin, Hayes, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Feb 1820  67 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1698  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2019 

    Father George Abraham Gibbs, of Pytte,   b. 1718, Pytte, Clyst St George, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1794, Clyst St George, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Anne Vicary, of Dunkeswell,   b. 4 Nov 1722, Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1803, Clyst St George, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1747  St Petrock's, Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Cerjat Kenneth Mackenzie,   b. 1755, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1843, Hayes, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1784  St Marylebone Chapel, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Maria Elizabeth Gibbs,   b. 16 Nov 1785, Red Lion Sq, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1879, Catsfield, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F780  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Educated at Exeter Grammar School and (17 March 1764-70) at Eton College (King's scholar there); elected scholar King's College, Cambridge 1770; Craven scholar of the University 1772; Fellow of King's College 1774-84; B.A. 1775; M.A. 1778.

      Entered as a student of Lincoln's Inn 24 August 1769. Called to the Bar 26 January 1780. A Lieut. in the Corps "Devil's Own" 1780. A "Special Pleader" for many years. Joined Western Circuit 1783. Recorder of Bristol February 1794. Assistant to Erskine (for the defendants) in the Treason trials in the autumn of 1794, when in honour of their success medals were struck bearing their portraits. King's Counsel 1794 or 5. Solicitor General to the Prince of Wales 1795-9; Attorney General to the Prince 1799-1804. Chief Justice of the court of Session of the County Palatine of Chester July 1804. Member of Parliament for Totnes, Devon, 1804-6. Solicitor General to the Government 12 February 1805-January 1806; knighted 20 February 1805; resigned office on Pitt's death January 1806; Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, 18 - 22 April 1806; for Cambridge University May 1807 to May 1812. Attorney General April 1807 - May 1812. Resigned Parliament after the murder of his friend the Premier, and was made a Serjeant-at-law and a Puisne Judge of the Court of Common Pleas May 1812. Chief Baron of the Exchequer 8 November 1813. A Privy Councillor from 30 November 1813. Chief Justice of Common Pleas 24 February 1814 - resigned 5 November 1818. Resigned from offices of Recorder, Common Councillor, and Senior Alderman of Bristol, 1 December 1817. His 'Speech in the case of Dr. R. B. Remmett v. Archer' and 'Speeches in defence of Thomas Hardy and Horne Tooke' (1795) are printed. His successive residences after his marriage were: in Red Lion Square (Holborn); in Bloomsbury Square to 1796; 6 Bloomsbury Place from 1796; 42 Bedford Square from at least 1800; 35 Russell Square from at least 1811; 67 Russell Square from 1814. Also from at least 1802 Hayes Grove on Hayes Common, Kent.

      For biographies of him see 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J. A. Gibbs (and the Additions to it of 1927), the Dictionary of National Biography, books mentioned in the latter, and books mentioned in Gibbs Pedigree (1904 edition) pp. xix and xx of the Introduction.

    • History of Parliament website on Vicary Gibbs:
      http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/gibbs-vicary-1751-1820

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicary_Gibbs

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1751 - Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 12 Nov 1751 - Mint Chapel, Exeter Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMemorial - Memorial Inscription in church and church yard - - Hayes, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Middle Temple, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jul 1784 - St Marylebone Chapel, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1788 - St Giles in the Fields and St George, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1789 - St Giles in the Fields and St George, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1818 - St Giles in the Fields and St George, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Feb 1820 - St Mary the Virgin, Hayes, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Feb 1820 - 67 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Headstones
    Vicary Gibbs, Hayes, Kent
    Vicary Gibbs, Hayes, Kent
    Vicary Gibbs, Hayes, Kent
    Vicary Gibbs, Hayes, Kent