Gibbs Family Tree

Abraham Gibbs, of Palermo

Male 1758 - 1816  (57 years)


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  • Name Abraham Gibbs 
    Suffix of Palermo 
    Born 10 Sep 1758  Topsham, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 10 Sep 1758  Topsham, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 15 Jul 1816  Palermo, Sicily, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Palermo, Sicily, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3082  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 May 2021 

    Father Captain John Gibbs, of Topsham,   b. 1725, Topsham, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1774, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Meachin,   b. Bef 1731,   d. 1779  (Age > 48 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1751/52 
    Family ID F1328  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth Douglas,   b. 10 Sep 1753, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1797, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Aug 1790  Naples, Napoli, Campania, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Catherine Gibbs,   b. 11 Oct 1793, Naples, Napoli, Campania, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1878, 29 Lowndes Street, Chelsea, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Gibbs, Esq., of Palermo, merchant. Died 15 July 1816 at Palermo and buried there.

      In business in Italy and Sicily from 1775 till he died; at Leghorn at least till 1788; later at Palermo where he traded under the style of Gibbs & Co., with a branch at Naples. He was Banker to the Court of the Two Sicilies at Naples, Consul at Palermo for the U.S. of America, Paymaster to the British Forces in the Mediterranean. A friend of Admiral Lord Nelson and agent for the management of his estates at Bronte, Sicily, and after his death to his brother and successor, Earl Nelson, D.D. A letter from Lord Nelson to Abraham which is preserved in the Aldenham collection of Family letters, is printed in 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs and there are more letters from Nelson to him in published collections of Nelson's letters and many references to him in letters from Nelson to others (see Additions of 1927 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs). Abraham died by suicide in his house in Palermo, and his firm, which had hitherto prospered well, was liquidated by his nephew and partner, William H. Gibbs, Portrait, see 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Sep 1758 - Topsham, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 10 Sep 1758 - Topsham, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aug 1790 - Naples, Napoli, Campania, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jul 1816 - Palermo, Sicily, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Palermo, Sicily, Italy Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Gibbs, i Woodhouse e Ingham: una British Connection in Sicilia
    Gibbs, i Woodhouse e Ingham: una British Connection in Sicilia
    Historical essay by Mr. Rosario Lentini