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The Right Hon. George Abraham Gibbs, 1st Baron Wraxall1873 - 1931 (58 years)
Name George Abraham Gibbs Title The Right Hon. Suffix 1st Baron Wraxall Birth 6 Jul 1873 Wraxall, Somerset
- Charlton on the Tyntesfield Estate
Gender Male Baptism 3 Aug 1873 Wraxall, Somerset Residence 1881 Wraxall, Somerset Residence 1891 Wraxall, Somerset Residence 14 Oct 1892 Oxford, Oxfordshire Residence 1901 London Residence 2 Apr 1911 Wraxall, Somerset Death 28 Oct 1931 London Burial 31 Oct 1931 Wraxall, Somerset Notes
- Baron Wraxall (1928). First Lord Wraxall of Tyntesfield. Privy Councillor. Baptised 3 August 1873 at Wraxall, Somerset. Educated at Eton College 1887-92; matric. at Oxford (Christ Church) 1892, BA 1897, MA 1903. Buried 31 October 1931 at Wraxall aforesaid. Will 24 January 1930, proved 14 July 1932.
At Oxford he was Master of Christ Church Beagles. He travelled in Europe, Egypt and Morocco 1897-8. He succeeded to his father's estates, but sold (1907) the property in Alphington and Whitestone and the advowson of the former. He also sold the advowson of Otterbourne, remaining patron of the livings of Clyst St. George and Exwick in Devon, Stowe-nine-churches in Northants, Flax Bourton and North Newton in Somerset and St. Michael's in Paddington.
Lord of the Manor of Wraxall, Somerset, from 1928.
A Justice of the Peace for Somerset (Long Ashton petty sessional division) from 1898 and a Deputy Lieutenant for the County from 1911. President of the Dolphin Society of Bristol, 1908. President of the Somerset Society 1912-22. Member of Parliament (Conservative) for West Bristol 1906-24 and 1921-8 (in 1924 he was elected by a majority of 17,300 a very great one for those days). He was Bristol's senior Member 1922-8. Parliamentary Secretary (1917-19) to his father-in-law, Walter H. Long, the Secretary of State for the Colonies. A Conservative Whip in the House of Commons 1917-24, and 1924-8. Treasurer of the King's Household 1921-4, and again 1924-8. Privy Councillor from 1923.
Created in 1928 Baron Wraxall 'of Clyst St. George in the County of Devon'.
2nd Lieut. North Somerset Yeomanry Regiment Jan. 1893; Capt. September 1895; Major about 1902. Lieut. Col. 1908. He volunteered for service abroad on the outbreak of the South African (Boer) War of 1899-1902 and served in that war in 1900-01 with a Company of N. Somerset Yeo. (48th Company of the Imperial Yeomanry) which was body-guard to the commander in chief, Lord Roberts, in his campaign from Bloemfontein to Pretoria in May and June, 1900. Hon. Lieut, in the Army 1901. South African War medal and 4 clasps. He was in command of his regiment 1909 till he retired December 1913. "Territorial Decoration" 1913.
In the Great War he raised in 1914 and commanded till 1917 the 2nd Regiment (2/1) N. Som. Yeomanry, formed to supply drafts to the 1st Regt. which was on active service. He was Acting Brigadier General commanding his Regiment's Brigade (then on bicycles) at Ipswich, October, 1916-17). Territ. Army Reserve, 1917-28.
As a Freemason he was Permanent Grand Master for the Province of Bristol 1908-31 and in the spring of 1931 he was appointed by the Duke of Connaught (Grand Master) a member of the deputation of the Grand Lodge of England which attended the celebration in N. York of the bicentenary of Freemasonry in N. America.
Successive London residences: 35 Wilton Crescent, 1906-11, 22 Belgrave Square 1911-28, 81 Eaton Square from 1929, all in City of Westminster.
Among other Clubs member of the Carlton from 1906 and of Nobody's Friends from 1930.
His arms in the memorial window to his grandfather Antony Gibbs, in St. Michael's, Paddington, commemorate the long connection with that parish.
On the day of his funeral a memorial service held at St. Margaret's, Westminster, was attended by representatives of the King and Queen and of the Prime Minister.
Accounts of his life are in The London Times of 30 October and Bristol Times and Mirror of 29 Oct. 1931.
Portraits: By Archer (1875) with his mother, by E. Clifford (1878) with his brother Hubert and sister Albinia, by W. Walker (1882), by Cyril Cutler (1903) in hunting coat, by Albert H. Collings (1908) in uniform of N. Som. Yeomanry; all five were in his own possession in 1930.
- George Abraham Gibbs, 1st Baron Wraxall, PC DL (6 July 1873 – 28 October 1931), was a British Conservative politician. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gibbs,_1st_Baron_Wraxall
Person ID I1735 Gibbs Family Tree Last Modified 9 Oct 2021
Father Antony Gibbs, of Tyntesfield, b. 10 Dec 1841, London d. 24 Apr 1907, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset (Age 65 years) Mother Janet Louisa Merivale, b. 15 Dec 1850, Kilburn, Middlesex d. 10 Dec 1909, London (Age 58 years) Marriage 22 Jun 1872 St. Michael's, Star Street, Paddington Family ID F796 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family 1 Victoria Florence de Burgh Long, b. 10 Aug 1880, 1 Grafton Street, Westminster, London d. 29 Mar 1920, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset (Age 39 years) Marriage 26 Nov 1901 All Saints, Ennismore Gardens, Westminster, London Children 1. George Antony Gibbs, b. 5 Sep 1911, Long Ashton, Somerset d. 5 Sep 1911, Long Ashton, Somerset (Age 0 years) 2. Doreen Albinia de Burgh Gibbs, b. 17 Sep 1913, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset d. 25 Jan 2008, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands (Age 94 years) 3. Antony Eustace Long Gibbs, b. 24 Sep 1916, London d. 29 Nov 1916, London (Age 0 years) Last Modified 13 Jan 2018 Family ID F948 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family 2 Hon Ursula Mary Lawley, Baroness Wraxall, OBE, RRC, b. 8 Jun 1888, Fulford, Yorkshire d. 16 Oct 1979, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset (Age 91 years) Marriage 21 Jul 1927 St Margaret's, Westminster, London Children 1. George Richard Lawley Gibbs, 2nd Baron Wraxall, b. 16 May 1928, London d. 19 Jul 2001, Somerset, England (Age 73 years) 2. Eustace Hubert Beilby Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, KCVO, CMG, b. 3 Jul 1929, Westminster, London d. 17 May 2017, Oakley, Suffolk (Age 87 years) Last Modified 19 Jul 2018 Family ID F949 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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Documents 1891 England Census - Captain Eustace Lyle Gibbs-1.jpeg