Janet Blanche Gibbs1887 - 1974 (87 years)
Name Janet Blanche Gibbs Birth 15 Apr 1887 Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset
Gender Female Baptism 15 May 1887 Wraxall, Somerset Residence 1891 Wraxall, Somerset Arrival 27 Apr 1911 New York, USA Departure 28 Mar 1929 London Arrival 26 Apr 1929 London Departure Santa Marta, San German, Puerto Rico, USA Departure Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Bombay Destination Morocco Death 4 Jun 1974 Chippenham, Wiltshire Notes
- Her husband's first cousin, 3rd daughter of Antony Gibbs of Tyntesfield. Baptised 15 May 1887 at Wraxall, Somerset.
Assistant Commandant of Red Cross Hospital
Chippenham, 1917-18. On the Rural District Council of Long Ashton, Somerset, from 1925; on the Board of Guardians of same, 1925-30; Vice-Chairman of Guardians Area Committee from 1930. Member of Somerset County Nursing Assn. since 1929; on the Exec. Committee of Somerset Federation of Women's Institutes from 1924 (Vice-Chairman, 1929-30); a Trustee of St. Michael's Home aforesaid from 1929; member of Council of St. Monica Home of Rest afsd. President of the Clevedon Branch of Somerset Welfare of Women and Girls.
Travelled round the world, 1910; S. America, 1911; India and Canada, 1912.
1938 First County Commandant A.T.S. for Somerset. During the Second World War, Barrow Court became a convalescent hospital for soldiers (1940) under the Red Cross and she was the Commandant. In 1947 Barrow Court was let to the combined Dioceses of Bath and Wells, Gloucester and Bristol, as an adjunct of Fishponds St. Matthias' Diocesan Training College for church school teachers, and she and her husband bought Attadale in Wester Ross, where they lived until 1952, and thereafter at South Cerney, Glos.
After her husband's death in 1960, she moved to Sheldon Manor and lived in the converted outbuildings.
Portraits: min. by Cosway Co. (1911); oil (1930) by T. Binney Gibbs, both last in possession of her son Major Antony Gibbs
Person ID I1749 Gibbs Family Tree Last Modified 10 Jan 2018
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 Lieut. Colonel William Otter Gibbs, b. 13 Sep 1883, Clifton, Gloucestershire d. 22 Mar 1960 (Age 76 years) Marriage 23 Feb 1915 St. Michael's, Star Street, Paddington Children + 1. Major Martin Antony Gibbs, DL, JP, b. 12 Mar 1916, 6 Evelyn Gardens, Kensington, London d. 26 Jun 1994 (Age 78 years) Family ID F257 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 10 Jan 2018
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Documents 1891 England Census - Captain Eustace Lyle Gibbs-1.jpeg