Category Archives: Gibson

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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Edmund Affleck and the Gibsons

In her last will and testament, signed and sealed on 30 October 1789, Sarah Gibson, younger sister of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth nee Gibson, left the sum of twenty pounds to ‘my godson Edmond Affleck Gibson son … Continue reading

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Jane Gibson and William Coates in the parish registers

Jane Gibson was the older sister of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth nee Gibson, and the eldest surviving child of my 6 x great grandparents, John Gibson and Mary Greene. Jane was born at Tower Hill and christened … 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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The sons of Bowes John Gibson, the Horn family, and the East India Company

In my first post about my newly-discovered ancestor Bowes John Gibson, brother of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth nee Gibson, I noted that he was listed in contemporary trade directories as an auctioneer, in the service of the … Continue reading

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The children of Bowes John Gibson (1744 – 1817)

A few days ago I reported my discovery of a new ancestor – Bowes John Gibson, younger brother of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth nee Gibson, and son of my 6 x great grandparents John and Mary Gibson. … Continue reading

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The significance of the will of Sarah Gibson (d. 1790)

My last post included a transcription of the will of Sarah Gibson (1746 – 1790), the unmarried daughter of my 6 x great grandparents Lieutenant John and Mary Gibson. The will repeats some of the information contained in Mary Gibson’s … 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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What do we learn from the will of Mary Gibson (1788)?

In the last post I reproduced a transcription of the will of my 6 x great grandmother, Mary Gibson nee Greene. The will was signed and sealed on 15 April 1788, and proven almost exactly four years later on 18 … Continue reading

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The will of Mary Gibson nee Greene (1710 – 1790)

In the last post I reported my discovery that my 6 x great grandmother Mary Gibson, widow of Lieutenant John Gibson, though residing in Stepney, owned property in Waltham Abbey, Essex – a finding that solved the mystery of how … Continue reading

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