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Henry Martin Gibbs, High Sheriff, Somerset

Henry Martin Gibbs, High Sheriff, Somerset

Male 1850 - 1928  (77 years)

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  • Name Henry Martin Gibbs 
    Suffix High Sheriff, Somerset 
    Born 30 May 1850  Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 8 Sussex Square,
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 24 Jun 1850  Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Windsor, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Apr 1928  Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Barrow Court
    Buried 25 Apr 1928  Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1726  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2021 

    Father William Gibbs, of Tyntesfield,   b. 22 May 1790, Calle de Cantarranas, Madrid, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1875, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey,   b. 17 Dec 1817, Eastgate street, Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1887, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1839  Flaxley, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Anna Otter,   b. 6 Mar 1854, Cowfold, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1928, Fyfield, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1883  Lindfield, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Lieut. Colonel William Otter Gibbs,   b. 13 Sep 1883, Clifton, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1960  (Age 76 years)
     2. Lieut. Noel Martin Gibbs,   b. 25 Dec 1884, Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1916, Kahe, German East Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. The Rev. Francis Antony Woodard Gibbs,   b. 17 Dec 1885, Barrow Court, Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1946, Fairford, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Roland Vicary Gibbs,   b. 16 Mar 1887, Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1909, Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     5. Matilda Blanche Gibbs,   b. 20 Nov 1888, Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1889, Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Major Guy Melvil Gibbs,   b. 15 Dec 1889, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1959, Cirencester, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Ralph Crawley Boevey Gibbs,   b. 24 Jul 1891, Barrow Court, Barrow Gurney, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1957, Rudston, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. Captain Lionel Cyril Gibbs,   b. 15 Feb 1893, Flax Bourton, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1940, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     9. Mary Albinia Gibbs,   b. 5 Nov 1894, Down Ampney, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1979  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 4th son of William Gibbs of Tyntesfield of Barrow Court, Somerset. Baptised 24 June 1850 at St. John's, Paddington. Educated at Lancing College 1866-69; matric. Cambridge (Clare College) 1871. Buried 25 April 1928 at Barrow Gurney, Somerset. Memorial Inscription in churchyard there; in Barrow Court chapel; in the chapel of Keble College, Oxford; in King's College, Taunton and Lancing College; Memorial window in Down Ampney Church, Wiltshire and Memorial reredos in the chapel of St. Michael's Home in Cheddar, the 2 last to him and his wife. Will dated 19 November 1926, cod. 20 March 1928, proved 24 August 1928.

      During 1874 he lived at Malahuasi in the valley of Jauga, Peru, for his health. He restored Barrow Court 1882-84 for his home and bought it and the advowson of Barrow Gurney in 1885: restored the church at Barrow Gurney, 1887; erected or restored many buildings in the village; and bought the manor of Barrow Gurney 1902. The manor and village had previously belonged to J. Gratwick Blagrave, son of J. H. Blagrave.

      Leased Down Ampney House, co. Glos., 1893-1916 and gave the screen, new pulpit, new seats and other gifts to the church there. For his benefaction with his brother Antony of a block of buildings to Keble College, Oxford, in 1875-78, in memory of their father, see Antony Gibbs. He gave the building which contains the school hall and class rooms, and many other benefactions, to Lancing College, and to its chapel; also gave a new wing to Ardingly College and was a great benefactor to this and other of the Southern and Western schools of the "Woodard" group.

      He was on the Corporation of SS. Mary and Nicolas (the governing body of all the "Woodard" schools); a Fellow (1879-1928) of the Society of the SS. Mary and Nicolas (Lancing and the other Southern Schools); Fellow and Gustos (1879-1928) of the Society of SS. Mary and Andrew (King's Coll., Taunton); on the Committee of Lancing Coll., and Trustee of its property; founded three scholarships there.

      He restored the Garrison Church at Dover Castle, and gave the reredos to the English Church at Balquhidder, co. Perth. Chairman of the Trust of St. Michael's Home in Cheddar. On the Long Ashton Rural District Council, 1902-28, and Chairman of the Barrow-Gurney Parish Council. A Justice of the Peace for Somerset (Long Ashton petty sessional division) 1886-1928. High Sheriff of Somerset for 1897. Served on various committees of the Bath and Wells Diocesan Conference.

      Portraits: Oil by Solomon J. Solomon, last in possession of his son Major Antony Gibbs; water colour by E. Clifford, chalk by J. de Cazenave (1859), a min., a water colour (on photo base) by Speaight (1920), whereabouts unknown (1980); oil by Goldsborough Anderson (about 1903) at Lancing Coll.; min. (as a child, with his bro. George) by Sir W. Ross was last in possn. of Lord Wraxall (in 1930.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 May 1850 - Paddington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 24 Jun 1850 - Paddington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jun 1883 - Lindfield, Sussex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Paddington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Windsor, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Apr 1928 - Barrow Gurney, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Apr 1928 - Barrow Gurney, Somerset Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Henry_M_Gibbs_Keble_DHall.jpg
    Henry_M_Gibbs_Keble_DHall.jpg
    George Abraham Gibbs (1848-1870 and his Brother, Henry Martin Gibbs (1850-1928) as Children, with a Dog

Sir William Charles Ross, RA (London 1794 – London 1860)
    George Abraham Gibbs (1848-1870 and his Brother, Henry Martin Gibbs (1850-1928) as Children, with a Dog Sir William Charles Ross, RA (London 1794 – London 1860)
    THE GIBBS FAMILY-one of three miniatures by Sir William Charles Ross, R.A. 1849 and 1852. Children George and Henry and the family's pet dog, at Tyntesfield
    THE GIBBS FAMILY-one of three miniatures by Sir William Charles Ross, R.A. 1849 and 1852. Children George and Henry and the family's pet dog, at Tyntesfield
    Christopher_Album_Page-10.jpg
    Christopher_Album_Page-10.jpg
    The central figure is almost certainly Henry Martin Gibbs of Barrow. The others look like (from top left) his sister Albinia, brother George Abraham, mother Matilda Blanche, and brother Antony.
    Mary Albinia with her father Henry Martin at her wedding
    Mary Albinia with her father Henry Martin at her wedding

    Documents
    1911 England Census - Henry Martin Gibbs.jpeg
    1911 England Census - Henry Martin Gibbs.jpeg