Rev. John Lomax Gibbs1832 - 1914 (81 years)
Name John Lomax Gibbs Title Rev. Birth 28 Mar 1832 11 Bedford Sq, Bloomsbury, London Gender Male Baptism 26 May 1832 St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Holborn, London Residence 1851 Oxfordshire Residence 1871 Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Residence 1881 St Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon Residence 1891 Clyst St George, Devon Residence 2 Apr 1911 Speen, Berkshire Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head Death 12 Jan 1914 Speen, Berkshire
- Speen House
- 8th son of George Henry Gibbs of London. Baptised 26 May 1832 at St.-Giles-in-the-Fields, Holborn. Educated at Eton College 1834-35 and Charterhouse, London, 1846-7. Matric at Oxford (Exeter College), 24 Oct. 1849, BA, a 'grand compounder, MA, 1856. Buried 15 January 1914 at Speen. Will proved 17 February 1914.
To add to the facts about education, he went to a school at Brighton about six or seven, and then to one at Clifton, Bristol. After Charterhouse he was, 1848-9, with a tutor, the rector of Poundstock, Cornwall. Joined Antony Gibbs & Sons, London, 1854, but left them 1856 through ill-health, and in every year 1851 to 58 he travelled much abroad, particularly in Spain, and (1857-8) up the Nile and in Palestine. A student at Wells Theological College 1858. Ordained Deacon (Exeter) 1859, Priest 1860. Curate at St. Mary's, Torwood, Torquay, to Rev. J. Hogg 1859-1860, when his health drove him abroad again (Pyrenees) with his wife and first-born. Living at Bradeham, Bucks., 1863-4. Perpetual Curate of Clifton Hampden, Oxon., 1864 (presented by his brother Henry Hucks Gibbs), but resigned work in 1874 from the same cause as before. His parsonage there was what is now the Manor House. Resided at Oaklands, Cleveland, Somerset, 1874-8. Vicar of Exwick, Devon, 1878-85; Rector of Clyst St. George, Devon 1885-97 (presented to both by Antony Gibbs). Retired and resided at Speen House, Berks., 1898-1914. Editor of 'The Registers of Clyst St. George', published 1899 by The Parish Register Society. Member of the Athenauem Club, London, 1863-86. His diaries 1851-1912 (52 vols.), last in possession of John Arthur Gibbs in 1932 are now missing. The volume of his 'Reminiscences' (MS.) from c.1840 to 1910, now in the possession of Denis D. Gibbs.
Portraits: Oil 1858 by E.U. Eddis in possession of Lord Aldenham (1932); oil (c. 1902) by A. Macdonald, last in possession of Alexandra White (2021 - previously George Medley); a posthumous one painted 1921 (from a photo of about 1910) by Ronald Gray in possession of Denis D. Gibbs; a chalk drawing by E.U. Eddis (c. 1859) last in possession of Francis L. Gibbs in 1932; a pastel by E. Havell (1887) last in possession of Francis L. Gibbs in 1932.
Person ID I231 Gibbs Family Tree Last Modified 2 Feb 2023
Father George Henry Gibbs, b. 24 Aug 1785, Exeter, Devon d. 21 Aug 1842, Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy (Age 56 years) Mother Caroline Crawley, b. 25 Apr 1794, Clyst St George, Devon d. 13 Feb 1850, Wraxall, Somerset (Age 55 years) Marriage 7 Jul 1817 Stowe-nine-Churches, Upper Stowe, Northamptonshire Family ID F194 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Isabel Marianne Bright, b. 1 Mar 1835, Abbots Leigh, Somerset d. 22 Mar 1920, Newbury, Berkshire (Age 85 years) Marriage 3 Jan 1860 Abbots Leigh, Somerset Children + 1. John Arthur Gibbs, b. 27 Oct 1860, Torwood, Torquay, Devon d. 9 Jul 1949, Cobham, Surrey (Age 88 years) 2. Caroline Blanche Gibbs, b. 27 Nov 1861, Gelos, Basses Pyrenees, France d. 23 Nov 1945, Speen, Berkshire (Age 83 years) 3. Isabel Alice Gibbs, b. 27 Dec 1862, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset d. 17 Apr 1942, Newbury, Berkshire (Age 79 years) 4. Robert Tyndall Gibbs, b. 20 May 1865, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire d. 4 Oct 1942, Worcester, Worcestershire (Age 77 years) 5. Canon Reginald Gibbs, b. 29 Jun 1867, The Parsonage, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire d. 27 Oct 1940, Aldenham, Hertfordshire (Age 73 years) 6. Francis Lomax Gibbs, b. 28 Jan 1869, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire d. 28 Dec 1943, Wandsworth, London (Age 74 years) 7. Mary Beatrice Gibbs, b. 16 Feb 1871, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire d. 20 May 1886, Pimlico, London (Age 15 years) 8. Ethel Constance Gibbs, b. 27 Nov 1872, Clevedon, Somerset d. 11 Mar 1961, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (Age 88 years) Family ID F56 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 22 Nov 2018
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Documents 1911 England Census-1912.jpg London England Births and Baptisms 18131906-2-1.jpg 1891 England Census-1.jpg 1901 England Census-1904.jpg Reminiscences of John Lomax Gibbs 1832-1914 1871 Census 1881 England Census-1884.jpg
Headstones John Lomax Gibbs Grave
Ray Gibbs managed to find and tidy up JLG’s grave which is in a completely overgrown patch at Speen Church.
Speen Church JL Gibbs and Rosalind Medley Graves of Dudley Julius Medley, his wife Isabel (nee Gibbs) and two of their children
He is buried next to the two children (Rosalind died in 1916 of appendicitis and is buried there, and the reverse is a memorial to Bertram who was killed in 1915). John Lomax Gibbs grave beyond them.