Category Archives: Gibson

John Gibson: brewer, bankrupt and prisoner of the Crown

What do we learn from the ‘declaration instead of a true just and faithful account’ and the ‘declaration instead of a true and perfect inventory’ of the goods and chattels of my 6 x great grandfather John Gibson (1699 – … Continue reading

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‘All and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of John Gibson’

In the last post, I reported my discovery of an inventory of the property of my 6 x great grandfather John Gibson (1699 – 1763), drawn up by his widow Mary after his death. In this post, I’m sharing my … Continue reading

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New information about John Gibson (1699 – 1763)

I’ve been searching for a long time, without success, for the will of my maternal 6 x great grandfather, John Gibson. Then, a few weeks ago, while browsing the National Archives site, I came across a reference to a ‘probate … Continue reading

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The Collins family of Epping

A  few days ago I wrote about the family of John Champain (d. 1756), a wine cooper in eighteenth-century London. Like my Gibson ancestors, who were also from London, the Champains married into the landowning Collins family of Epping, Essex. … Continue reading

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The Champain family of London and Epping

I’ve written before about the appropriately-named John Champain, wine cooper of Tower Street, London, and later of Epping, Essex. His daughter Ann married Richard Collins of Epping, the older brother of John Collins, who was the first husband of my … 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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Can these people really be my ancestors?

My mother’s father was a gardener at the City of London Cemetery. His father was a grave-digger and came from a long line of farm labourers. My mother’s mother was the daughter of a manual labourer, who was himself the … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire connection

My 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Collins, née Gibson, married her second husband, my 5 x great grandfather Joseph Holdsworth, on 20 May 1763, at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey. After their marriage, Joseph and Elizabeth lived in … Continue reading

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More records for Joseph Greene, goldsmith

Freedom of the City (of London) Admission Papers, for the years 1681 – 1925, have recently become available at the Ancestry site, and I’ve just found the certificate for my 7 x great grandfather, Joseph Greene, citizen and goldsmith. Born … 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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