Category Archives: Gibson

The family origins of John Gibson (1699 – 1763)

In the last two posts I’ve tried to summarise what we know about the life of my 6 x great grandfather, John Gibson, and the story of his family following his death. But what do we know about John’s origins? … Continue reading

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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 Case of John Gibson, Late of London, Coal-Factor’

Yesterday I wrote about the Crown’s prosecution of my 6 x great grandfather, John Gibson (1699 – 1763), a ‘crimp’ or agent in the coal trade, for fraud relating to unpaid duties. One of the sources I quoted referred to … 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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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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