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Very Rev. Michael McCausland Gibbs

Very Rev. Michael McCausland Gibbs

Male 1900 - 1962  (61 years)

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  • Name Michael McCausland Gibbs 
    Title Very Rev. 
    Born 1 Sep 1900  Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 11 Sep 1900  Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 27 Jul 1962  Chester, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I270  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2018 

    Father Canon Reginald Gibbs,   b. 29 Jun 1867, The Parsonage, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1940, Aldenham, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Lucia McCausland,   b. 18 Oct 1869, Drenagh, Newtown Limavady, Derry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1940, Peace Memorial Hospital, Watford, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1899  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith Marjorie Ward,   b. 25 Sep 1898, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1968, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1926  Long Wittenham, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dr. Denis Dunbar Gibbs,   b. 19 Jul 1927, Putney, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 2015, Appleford, Abingdon, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. John Michael Francis Gibbs,   b. 8 Mar 1929, Salisbury, Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 2020, 157A Dunstans Road, East Dulwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Mary Elizabeth Gibbs,   b. 7 Jan 1932,   d. 2008, Great Malvern, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Peter McCausland Gibbs
     5. Bridget Anne Susan Gibbs
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F74  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Baptised privately at Banbury Road, Oxford 1st September, and baptised privately there 21 September, and received into the Church 11 October 1900 at Clifton Hampden. Educated at Lancing College (scholar) 1914-19; matric. Oxford (Keble College) Michaelmas 1919, BA 1922, MA 1927. Student at Cuddesdon Theology College 1924. Memorial in Chester Cathedral.

      In Lancing College 1st Cricket XI. Rowed in the Keble College VIII and rowed in the Oxford Trial VIII for selection for the University crew. Member of Oxford University Dramatic Society. Assistant master at Edgeborough, Guildford, 1922-4 (his prep. school before Lancing). Cuddesdon Theological College 1924-5. Ordained Deacon at Southwark 1925; Priest 1926. Curate of St. Mary, Putney, 1925-7. Assistant Priest of the Cathedral Chapel at Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia 1928-34; Sub-Dean of the Cathedral 1934. Rector of Bulawayo 1936-41; 1937 Archdeacon of Matabeleland. Rector of St. Saviour's, Claremont, Cape Town, 1941-47; Canon of Cape Town Cathedral 1946. Dean and Rector of St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town 1947-54. Dean of Chester 1954-62.

      Chairman of the Transvaal and Southern Rhodesian Mission; Vice-President of the South African Church Institute; Chairman of the Missionary Council of Chester Diocese; Member of Convocation of York; Member of Church Assembly; Governor of the King's School and of the Queen's School, Chester; President of the Chester Rotary Club. Fostered contacts and understanding between the Clergy and the Medical Profession.
      While he was Dean of Cape Town, building works were started to complete the south side of the cathedral and nave. These were finished in 1963.
      Much of his time was devoted to spiritual counsel and direction, individually, through retreats, and helping others in need.

      Interests: Fishing, acting, singing, walking, and as a young man, shooting. He was a very good shot, trained by Charlie Woodley, his Cousin Alban's (keeper at Clifton Hampden. A very good tennis player.

      Memorials: Window in the north wall of Cape Town Cathedral; Memorial in the chapel of Ranche House College, Salisbury, Rhodesia, where his son John Michael was the first principal. Nave stalls in Chester Cathedral, dedicated on 18 June 1966. Grave stone in the floor, east side of south transept of Chester Cathedral.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Sep 1900 - Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 11 Sep 1900 - Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Aug 1926 - Long Wittenham, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jul 1962 - Chester, Cheshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Rev Michael McCausland Gibbs miniature in possession of Michael Alban Gibbs
    Rev Michael McCausland Gibbs miniature in possession of Michael Alban Gibbs
    Michael McCausland Gibbs Christening 1900
    Michael McCausland Gibbs Christening 1900
    Canon Reginald Gibbs and family
    Canon Reginald Gibbs and family
    L-R: Joanna, Lucia, Bridget, Reginald, Michael, Thomas, Denis
    Michael McCausland Gibbs in Capetown
    Michael McCausland Gibbs in Capetown
    Michael McCausland Gibbs Chester Cathedral
    Michael McCausland Gibbs Chester Cathedral
    Michael McCausland Gibbs 1904
    Michael McCausland Gibbs 1904
    1955-Chester_MichaelMc_Gibbs_Study.jpg
    1955-Chester_MichaelMc_Gibbs_Study.jpg
    1955-Chester_MichaelMc_Gibbs.jpg
    1955-Chester_MichaelMc_Gibbs.jpg
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    Documents
    Michael M Gibbs - England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005
    Michael M Gibbs - England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005
    Oxfordshire England Church of England Births and .jpg
    Oxfordshire England Church of England Births and .jpg
    1901 England Census-1902.jpg
    1901 England Census-1902.jpg