Category Archives: Bonner

Is this the daughter of John and Elizabeth Collins?

I’ve been trying to discover what became of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Gibson, after her first marriage to John Collins in 1753 and before her second marriage to Joseph Holdsworth ten years later. Until now, we’ve had no … Continue reading

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The Gibson family in Mile End Old Town

My discovery last week of Bowes John Gibson (1744 – 1817), a previously unknown son of my 6 x great grandparents John and Mary Gibson, has led to the uncovering of a good deal of new information about the Gibson … Continue reading

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The death of John Gibson?

My recent discoveries about the family of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth nee Gibson have renewed my efforts to find out more about her father, John Gibson. I believe that if we could locate my 6 x great … Continue reading

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‘Exclusive and independent of her husband’: the will of Sarah Gibson (1746 – 1790)

Yesterday I posted a transcription of the will of my 6 x great grandmother, Mary Gibson nee Greene, followed by an analysis of what the document tells us about the Gibson family. Mary drew up her last will and testament … Continue reading

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Bowes John Gibson (1744 – 1817), East India Company auctioneer and gentleman of Mile End Old Town

As a result of my interest in the names of witnesses at an 18th century wedding, and thanks to the generous help of a genealogical contact via Twitter, I’ve discovered a whole new and fascinating branch to my family tree. … Continue reading

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John William Bonner: apprenticeship and marriage

I’ve written before about John William Bonner (1762 – 1817), who (according to Ancestry) was my first cousin six times removed. John William was the son of Captain Michael Bonner, a mariner, and Frances Gibson. Frances was the sister of … Continue reading

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More about the Bonners

I’ve found out some more information about the Bonner family, partly as a result of my own research and partly thanks to communications from two Bonner descendants. My interest in the Bonners stems from the fact that John William Bonner … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Gibson and John Collins: a secret marriage?

I wrote here about the will of Elizabeth Holdsworth, my 5 x great grandmother, who died in 1809, and about the inscriptions on the family tomb in Stepney churchyard where she wished to be buried. I mentioned then that my … Continue reading

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Michael Bonner, gentleman

In writing about my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth’s burial in the Greene family vault in Stepney churchyard, I mentioned that her nephew, John William Bonner, was also buried there. A reminder: Elizabeth was the daughter of Lieutenant John … Continue reading

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