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George Gibbs, of Belmont

George Gibbs, of Belmont

Male 1779 - 1863  (83 years)

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  • Name George Gibbs 
    Suffix of Belmont 
    Born 27 Dec 1779  Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 21 Jan 1780  Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Head of Gibbs Bright & Co 
    Residence 1851  Somerton, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lodger 
    Died 28 Mar 1863  Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Apr 1863  Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1719  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2018 

    Father George Gibbs, of Redland,   b. 9 May 1753, Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1818, Redland, Green, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Esther Joanna Farr,   b. 25 Oct 1748, Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1787, Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1776  Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Salvina Grant Hendy,   b. 1780,   d. 15 Nov 1809, Berkeley Square, ?Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 27 May 1802  Saint Augustine The Less, Bristol, Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F811  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Harriett Gibbs,   b. 8 Oct 1786, Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1865, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1814  Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was trained in his father's West Indian business in Bristol from 12 years old, partner in it with him 1802 to April 1818 and thereafter head of it till he died in 1863. His partner in Bristol from April 1818 was Robert Bright, and the style of their firm there was Gibbs Son & Bright 1818-39, Gibbs Bright & Co. from 1839 to 1881 when it was absorbed by Antony Gibbs & Sons of London together with its Liverpool Branch (founded 1805) and its Australian Branch (founded 1853). For history of all these firms and their partners see 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J. A. Gibbs.

      He was Warden for 1804, Master for 1820, of the Society of Merchant Venturers of Bristol. With Robert Bright he was on the Bristol Committee which (1832-5) in conjunction with a London Committee, promoted the Great Western Railway Company of which company R. Bright was an original director and vice-chairman 1835-43. He was Patron of the living of Hutton, Somerset, and in his will nominated for it his nephew Rev. Geo. Henry Gibbs. He resided in Stapleton, nr. Bristol, 1802-13; in Redland 1813-20; at Knole Park in Almondsbury, Glos., 1820-8 and, from 1828 till he died, at Belmont in Wraxall, Somerset, a house which he at first leased, but in 1832 bought from the Rev. George Turner Seymour together with a portion of the estate in which it lay. Seymour built Tyntesfield on his remaining (larger) portion and was his own architect. George's diary 1825-60 in 6 vols, and 1 vol. of 1848 in possession of Lord Aldenham. For note of portraits of him see 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J. A. Gibbs.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Dec 1779 - Wraxall, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 21 Jan 1780 - Bristol, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 May 1802 - Saint Augustine The Less, Bristol, Gloucester Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Aug 1814 - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lodger - 1851 - Somerton, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1863 - Wraxall, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Apr 1863 - Wraxall, Somerset Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    GEORGE GIBBS a miniature by James Leakey, 1802, at Tyntesfield
    GEORGE GIBBS a miniature by James Leakey, 1802, at Tyntesfield
    George Gibbs of Belmont
    George Gibbs of Belmont
    by Branwhite

    Documents
    1861 England Census - George Gibbs-2.jpeg
    1861 England Census - George Gibbs-2.jpeg
    1851 England Census - Dorothea Barnetta Gibbs.jpeg
    1851 England Census - Dorothea Barnetta Gibbs.jpeg