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George Henry Gibbs

George Henry Gibbs

Male 1785 - 1842  (56 years)

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  • Name George Henry Gibbs 
    Born 24 Aug 1785  Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 26 Sep 1785  St Mary Major, Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Partner with his father in Antony Gibbs & Sons, London 
    Residence Bedford Square, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Aug 1842  Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Dec 1842  Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I616  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2018 

    Father Antony Gibbs,   b. 3 Mar 1756, Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1815, 2 Powis Place, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Dorothea Barnetta Hucks,   b. Dec 1760, Knaresborough, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1820, Redland, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1784  Littleham, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Crawley,   b. 25 Apr 1794, Clyst St George, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1850, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1817  Stowe-nine-Churches, Upper Stowe, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Gibbs,   b. 27 May 1818, 2 Powis Place, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1820, Redland, Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Henry Hucks Gibbs, 1st Baron Aldenham,   b. 31 Aug 1819, Powis Place, St. George the Martyr, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1907, Aldenham House, Aldenham, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Antony Gibbs,   b. Jul 1821, Powis Place, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1821, Powis Place, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. Antony Gibbs, of Merry Hill ,   b. 20 Nov 1822, Powis Place, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1856, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. Charles Crawley Gibbs,   b. Jun 1824, Almondsbury, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1824, Almondsbury, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     6. George Gibbs,   b. 11 Feb 1827, Bedford Sq, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1846, Oxford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     7. Caroline Gibbs,   b. 10 Jun 1828, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1859, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     8. Charles Gibbs, Lieut.-Colonel,   b. 28 Jun 1829, 11 Bedford Sq, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1890, 14 Norfolk Square, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. William Lloyd Gibbs,   b. 6 Dec 1830, 11 Bedford Sq, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1860, Belmont, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     10. John Lomax Gibbs,   b. 28 Mar 1832, 11 Bedford Sq, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1914, Speen, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     11. Mary Dorothea Gibbs,   b. 4 May 1833, Bedford Sq, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1906, Exeter House, Roehampton, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     12. Francis Gibbs,   b. 9 Aug 1834, Belmont, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1857, St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     13. Joseph Gibbs,   b. 23 Feb 1837, 11 Bedford Sq, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1838, 11 Bedford Sq, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     14. Robert Crawley Gibbs,   b. 4 Jan 1839, 11 Bedford Sq, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1856, Belmont, Wraxall, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Trained in his father's business, from the age of 15 he paid 6 visits of 6 to 10 months each to the Peninsula (Portugal and Spain) between 1801 and 1807. Present in Cadiz at the Spanish revolt against the French in June 1808, he reopened his father's house of business there and remained till 1810. Partner with his father in Antony Gibbs & Sons, London, (and in the Cadiz branch) from the founding of the firm in Sep. 1808. From 1815 till he died he was head of Antony Gibbs & Sons, who, under him and his brother William, opened branches at Gibraltar 1818, Lima 1822, Arequipa and Guayaquil 1823, Valparaiso 1826 (see the History of the Business in the book 'Antony and Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs). A director of the London Assurance Corporation 1822-42. A member of the club 'Nobody's Friends' 1832-42 and of the 'City of London Club' 1840-2. A member of the London Committee which (1832-5), with the Bristol Committee, promoted the Great Western Railway, and an original Director of that Company 1835-42. Between 1819 and 1840 he and his brother William voluntarily completed the payment of those of their father's and grandfather's debts which were still outstanding from their bankruptcy in 1789.

      A few months before he died in 1842 he succeeded to most of the properties (for particulars see the book 'Antony and Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs) which his cousins Sarah (died April 1842) and Anne Noyes (died Dec. 1841) had inherited in 1814 from their uncle Robert Hucks of Aldenham, Herts (his mother's 2nd cousin): namely as heir at law to Sarah he received Aldenham House and other estates in Herts, and Middlesex; and under Anne's will, on Sarah's death, estates in Oxon and Berks, and in Lambeth, Surrey. With these properties he became lord of the manors of North Moreton, Berks (sold by his son Henry), Burston, Herts. (sold by his grandson, Alban), and Clifton Hampden, Oxon; and patron and lay rector of the last named. His residence was 2 Powis Place 1817-21, 11 Bedford Square 1821-42 (both in the Borough of Holborn). For note of portraits and sculptures of him see the book 'Antony and Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs, p. 435 and the Additions of 1927, to which add that a replica or copy of the portrait by Edmund Gill was in possession of Lord Cullen in 1932, who also had a miniature by Miss Ross (1860) (? founded on a portrait by Gill of 1843); and that a portrait in oils belonged to A. Gibbs and Sons (in 1932) after the min by Ross in Lord Aldenham's possession.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Aug 1785 - Exeter, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 26 Sep 1785 - St Mary Major, Exeter, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Bedford Square, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jul 1817 - Stowe-nine-Churches, Upper Stowe, Northamptonshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Aug 1842 - Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Dec 1842 - Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George Gibbs 1842.jpg
    George Gibbs 1842.jpg


    George Henry Gibbs miniature 1852
    George Henry Gibbs miniature 1852
    By Sir William Charles Ross R.A.
    Miniature Painter to the Queen

    Histories
    Antony Gibbs & Sons
    Antony Gibbs & Sons