Category Archives: Bonner

The Gibson family after the death of John Gibson

In the last post I produced a timeline for my maternal 6 x great grandfather, John Gibson (1699 – 1763), updated to include what I’ve discovered recently about his work as a coal factor and his imprisonment for fraud. John … Continue reading

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John Gibson (1699 – 1763): an updated timeline

Some months ago, I reported my discovery that my maternal 6 x great grandfather John Gibson was a London lighterman and coal factor who was convicted of fraud against the Crown and imprisoned in the Fleet. This new information enables … Continue reading

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‘The King against John Gibson’

In my last post I discussed what Mary Gibson’s two written declarations tell us about the life of her late husband John, my 6 x great grandfather, who died in 1763. In brief, we learn that an ‘extent’, or writ … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Gibson: a life in Georgian England

I’ve written a fair amount, under various headings, about my great-great-great-great-great grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth, formerly Collins, née Gibson, who was born in 1733 and died in 1809. However, I thought it might be helpful to put everything we know about … Continue reading

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Sarah Schofield, previously Hone, née Stallard?

In an earlier post, I reported some new findings about William and Sarah Schofield of Barkingside, Essex, who were my great-great-great-great-grandparents. Their daughter Mary Ann (1802 – 1887) married John Felix Londors (1785 – 1876), and their great grandson George … Continue reading

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The other children of Michael Bonner and Eleanor Trantum Sayle

When Rotherhithe mariner Michael Bonner the younger died in 1811, at the age of 43, he left a wife and at least six dependent children. Frances, probably his eldest surviving child, would have been 15, William George 14, Henry 11, … Continue reading

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William George Bonner (1795 – 1863)

In my recent posts I’ve been revisiting the Bonner family, and specifically the children and grandchildren of Captain Michael Bonner (1733 – 1802) and Frances Gibson (1735 – 1802), the latter being the sister of my 5 x great grandmother … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Bonner and John Godfrey Schwartz

In the last post I wrote about John Harker Bonner (born 1782), son of John William Bonner (1762 – 1817) and Sarah Ford (1759 – 1833). In this post, I want to summarise what we know about his sister, Mary … Continue reading

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John Harker Bonner (born 1782) and family

In the last post I wrote about Captain Michael Bonner (1733 – 1802), his wife Frances Gibson (1735 – 1802, the sister of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth), and their two sons, John William and Michael. I’m now moving … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Bonners

I’ve written before about the links between my Gibson ancestors and the Bonner family. My recent discovery of the marriage between John Godfrey Schwartz and Mary Ann Bonner has renewed my interest in the Bonners, and in the next couple … Continue reading

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