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The Right Hon. George Abraham Gibbs, 1st Baron Wraxall

The Right Hon. George Abraham Gibbs, 1st Baron Wraxall

Male 1873 - 1931  (58 years)

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  • Name George Abraham Gibbs 
    Title The Right Hon. 
    Suffix 1st Baron Wraxall 
    Born 6 Jul 1873  Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charlton on the Tyntesfield Estate
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 3 Aug 1873  Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1881  Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 14 Oct 1892  Oxford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Oct 1931  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 31 Oct 1931  Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1907, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Janet Louisa Merivale,   b. 15 Dec 1850, Kilburn, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1909, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1872  St. Michael's, Star Street, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Victoria Florence de Burgh Long,   b. 10 Aug 1880, 1 Grafton Street, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1920, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1901  All Saints, Ennismore Gardens, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Antony Gibbs,   b. 5 Sep 1911, Long Ashton, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1911, Long Ashton, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Doreen Albinia de Burgh Gibbs,   b. 17 Sep 1913, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 2008, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Antony Eustace Long Gibbs,   b. 24 Sep 1916, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1916, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (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 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1979, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 21 Jul 1927  St Margaret's, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Richard Lawley Gibbs, 2nd Baron Wraxall,   b. 16 May 1928, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 2001, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Eustace Hubert Beilby Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, KCVO, CMG,   b. 3 Jul 1929, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 2017, Oakley, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jul 1873 - Wraxall, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 3 Aug 1873 - Wraxall, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Wraxall, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Wraxall, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 14 Oct 1892 - Oxford, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Nov 1901 - All Saints, Ennismore Gardens, Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 Apr 1911 - Wraxall, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jul 1927 - St Margaret's, Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Oct 1931 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Oct 1931 - Wraxall, Somerset Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1906_George_Gibbs.jpg
    Sir George Abraham Gibbs, 1st Baron Wraxall of Tyntesfield (1873-1931) by Albert Henry Collings (London 1858 -1947)
    George Abraham Gibbs, 1st Baron Wraxall
    George A Gibbs Letters of appointment as Baron Wraxall
    George A Gibbs coronation cornets and robes as Baron Wraxall
    Janet Gibbs and George Abraham Gibbs
    George Abraham, Antony Hubert and Albinia Rose Gibbs
    7 Gibbs Brothers and Cousins in North Somerset Yeomanry
    Lieutenant Colonel G A Gibbs

    Documents
    1891 England Census - Captain Eustace Lyle Gibbs-1.jpeg
    1891 England Census - Captain Eustace Lyle Gibbs-1.jpeg