Category Archives: Gibson

Jonas James, mariner and friend of William Greene the elder

In the last post I mentioned my plan to revisit the will of William Greene, a mariner from Ratcliffe, Stepney, who died in 1634 – and who I still hope might be related to my 8 x great grandfather Captain … Continue reading

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The family of Nicholas Furrs, grocer and coal factor

In the last post I mentioned three cases in Chancery that appear to have involved my 6 x great grandfather, John Gibson, merchant and coal factor. I have now ordered documents covering these cases from the National Archives and look … Continue reading

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John Gibson (1699 – 1763): a new address or a historical misprint?

Last week I wrote about the petitioning of Parliament by my 6 x great grandfather John Gibson, a coal factor, who was seeking release from the Fleet Prison and relief from debts resulting from a fraud against the Crown. I’m … Continue reading

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John Gibson’s petition to Parliament

A commenter on a recent post about my 6 x great grandfather, John Gibson, remarked that the story of his imprisonment in the Fleet for fraud against the Crown brought to mind Dickens’ Dombey and Son. I’ve now discovered a record … Continue reading

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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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