Category Archives: Gibson

The inheritance of John Collins

My 5 x great grandmother, Elizabeth Gibson (1733 – 1809), was married twice. I trace my descent, on my mother’s side of the family, from Elizabeth’s second marriage, in 1763, to South Weald farmer Joseph Holdsworth (1735 – 1795). Her … Continue reading

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Matilda Henrietta Gibson and Bowes Charles Gibson

When Mary Catherine Gibson, widow of Bowes John Gibson, died in 1826, her youngest two children, Matilda Henrietta and Bowes Charles, were 17 and 13 years old respectively (see footnote * below). I don’t know what happened to the Gibson … Continue reading

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What can we learn from the will of Mary Catherine Gibson?

My last post included a transcription of the will of Mary Catherine Gibson (1781 – 1826), widow of Bowes John Gibson (1744 – 1817). What can we learn from this will about the lives of the Gibson family in the … Continue reading

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The will of Mary Catherine Gibson, died 1826

Bowes John Gibson, East India Company broker, ‘gentleman’ of Mile End Old Town, and younger brother of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth, nee Gibson, was married twice. He married his second wife, Mary Catherine Bretman, in 1799, and … Continue reading

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The Gibson family in the memoirs of Charles Edward Horn

In my earlier post about George Milsom Gibson and John Thomas Gibson, sons of Bowes John Gibson, who was the brother of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth nee Gibson, I wrote about John Thomas’ marriage to Henrietta Elizabeth … 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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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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