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Nigel Henry Vicary Gibbs

Male 1937 - 2016  (79 years)


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  • Name Nigel Henry Vicary Gibbs 
    Born 24 Apr 1937  Bonisa, Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 6 Jun 1937 
    Arrival 16 Sep 1954  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 17 
    Arrival 23 Sep 1957  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 20 
    Departure Beira, Sofala, Mozambique Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Nov 2016  Fairford, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1875  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2018 

    Father Hon. Sir Humphrey Vicary Gibbs, KCMG GCVO OBE,   b. 22 Nov 1902, 9 Portman Square, St. Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1990, Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Dame Molly Peel Nelson, DBE,   b. 13 Jul 1912, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1997, Tunbridge Wells, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1934  Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Boitumelo Paterson 
    Children 
     1. Paul Humphrey Paterson Gibbs
     2. Mairi Rosalind Diana Gibbs
     3. Douglas Robert Nigel Gibbs
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 2nd son. Baptised 6 June 1937. Educated at Ruzawi School; Diocesan college, Rondebosch; Prince Edward SBY; Cirencester Agricultural College, 1958.

      1959-77. Farming in Rhodesia. 1959-63 Joint Manager with his brother Tim of home farm. 1963-66 joint manager of tobacco, beef, maize producing enterprise. 1966 Management trainee with Gallahers (Belfast). 1967-69 manager of private farming company near Salisbury, responsible for maize, beef and quarrying enterprises. 1969-73 manager of private farming company near Salisbury; farm products included tobacco, maize, ranch beef and stallfed beef, some irrigated pasture and arable crops; 1973-77 Manager private farming company Bulawayo; responsible for dry land and irrigated feed production for 200 cow dairy herd.

      While in Rhodesia was Chairman of dairy branch association and Vice-Chairman of local Farmers Association. Church Council member and member of board of boys prep school and girls finishing school.

      1959-72 Rhodesian Police Reserve. 1969-77 Vice-President of Centre Party which was the only party to have members elected to oppose Ian Smith's Rhodesian Front Party.

      1977 Moved to England with his family and from 1977-78 attended Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Advanced Farm Management Course.

      1979 joined Booker McConnell Ltd. and seconded to Big Falls Ranch (Booker Agriculture INternational Ltd.) Belize, as General Manager of 37,000 acres of Rice/Cattle project.

      Interests and hobbies: Most branches of Natural History, ornithology and archaeology. Has travelled overland from London to Capetown and has also participated in many natural history expeditions in Rhodesia and bordering countries; fishing and most other outdoor activities.

      Clubs: Bulawayo and Salisbury

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Apr 1937 - Bonisa, Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Age: 17 - 16 Sep 1954 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Age: 20 - 23 Sep 1957 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - - Beira, Sofala, Mozambique Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Nov 2016 - Fairford, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
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