'Gibbs01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gibbs of Clyst St. George, Gibbes of Fenton, Gibbes of Honington, Gibbs of Topsham

BLG1886 starts its article with the following: "In the time of Richard II, two brothers of this family (whose name was spelt variously Gibbe, Gibbes, or Gibbs) were settled, one at Honington, co. Warwick, whose descendants continued there through many generations; and the other, John Gibbs, on an estate called Venton, or Fenton, in the parish of Dartington, Devon, which passed, in the time of Elizabeth, to the families of Drewe of Hayne, and Wootton of Inglebourne, in the same co., by the marriages of Elizabeth and Silvestra, only children and co-heirs of William Gibbs, of Fenton, a descendant of the above-named John Gibbe." This page pulls together what we have found so far on these various branches, starting with the Warwickshire branch. Visitation identifies their arms as "Argent, three battleaxes erect sable".
Robert Gibbes of Honington, Warwickshire
m. Margaret King
1. Robert Gibbes of Honington
  m1. Margaret Prideaux of Devon
A. Anthony Gibbes of Honington (dsp)
  B. Jane Gibbes
  m. Nicholas Browne of Tiso, Warwickshire
  C. Elizabeth Gibbes
  m. Thomas Tickeridge of Evesham
  D. Margaret Gibbes
m. _ Brian of London
  m2. Katherine Porter (dau of William Porter of Aston)
  E. Sir Ralph Gibbes of Honington
  m. Gertrude Wroughton (dau of Sir Thomas Wroughton of Broadhenton)
  i. Sir Henry Gibbes of Honington (a 1619)
  m. Elizabeth Temple (dau of Thomas Temple of Stowe)
  a. Thomas Gibbes apparently of this generation
  m. Katharine Longvile (dau of Sir Edward Longvile or Longueville, 1st Bart of Wolverton)
  b. Elizabeth Gibbes possibly of this generation
  m. Samuel Underhill
  c.+ other issue - Hester (b c1614), Martha (b c1618)
  ii. Unton Gibbes presumably the Unton (bur 10.11.1676) who married ...
  m. (16.07.1629) Sir Edward Dering, 1st Bart of Surrenden Dering (b 1598, d 1644)
iii. Jane Gibbes who married ...
  m. Sir Francis Hawley, 1st Lord of Donamore (b c1608, d 22.12.1684)
  iv.+ other issue - Grivell, Richard, George, William, Charles, Ralph, Maria, Anna, Jane, Gertrude
  F. Thomas Gibbes
  m. Margaret Wilkes (relict of _ Dimock)
  i.+ issue (a 1619) - Edward (b c1598), Thomas (b c1600), Frances
  G. Tristam Gibbes
  m. Elizabeth (relict of _ Baker)
  H. Edward Gibbes (b c1574, a 1619)
  I. Anna Gibbes
  m. Sir George Wroughton of Wiltshire
  J. Katherine Gibbes
  m. Edward Bentley of Kinton
  K.+ other issue - Frances, Joyce, Elizabeth



The following covers the last few generations of the Fenton branch mentioned by BLG1886. Visitation identifies the Gibbs arms as "Argent, three battle-axes sable".
Thomas Gibbes (of Fenton, Devon)
m. (Ann) Courtenay (dau of Sir William Courtenay of Powderham)
1. William Gibbes of Verton (Venton or Fenton)
  m. ?? Barkley (sister of Sir John Barkley and of Sir Morris of Bruton)
  A. Silvester (Silvestra) Gibbes ("eldest d. & coh.", a temp Elizabeth who r. 1558-1603)
  m. Walter Wotton of Inglebourne
  B. Elizabeth Gibbes mentioned by BLG1886
  m. _ Drewe of Hayne
2. Isabella Gibbes possibly of this generation
  m. John Fortescue of Winston



Finally, we report what is given in BLG1886 which identifies the following as "a junior branch of the Venton family (which) planted itself in Exeter (in the latter part of the 15th century)". BLG1886 identifies their arms as "Arg., three battleaxes erect sa., a bordure nebuly of the last".
George Gybbes of Clyst St. George
m. Welthean (Gwenllian)
1. John Gybbe of Clyst St. George (d 07.1652)
  A. George Gibbs of Clyst St. George (b 10.1604)
  m. Alice
  i. George Gibbs of Pytt (in Clyst St. George) (dsp?)
ii. Abraham Gibbs of Topsham, Devon (b 18.10.1649, d 1718, 4th son)
  m. Tryphaena Rowe (dau of William Rowe of Shobbrooke)
  a. Abraham Gibbs of Topsham (b 02.1686, d 09.1726)
  m1. Mary Monke (dau of Nehemiah Monke of Topsham)
  (1) George Gibbs (dvp but 1613)
(2) George Abraham Gibbs of Exeter & Pytt
  m. (1747) Anne Vicary (dau of Anthony Vicary of Exeter by Elizabeth, dau of Nicholas Munckley of Exeter)
  (A) Sir Vicary Gibbs of Hayes, Kent (b 27.1751, d 08.02.1820, Lord Chief Justice, 2nd son)
  m. Frances Cerjat Kenneth Mackenzie (dau of Major William Mackenzie, sister of Francis, Lord Seaforth)
  (i) Maria Elizabeth Gibbs (b 17.11.1785, d 25.08.1879)
  m. (09.05.1808) Sir Andrew Pilkington of Catsfield Place (d 23.02.1853, Lt. General)
  (B) George Gibbs of Redland (Gloucestershire) & Bristol (b 09.05.1753, d 15.08.1818)
  m1. (c1776) Esther Joanna Farr (d 29.10.1787, dau of Richard Farr of Bristol)
  (i) George Gibbs of Belmont, Somerset (b 27.12.1779, dsp 28.03.163, 2nd son)
  m1. (27.05.1802) Salvina Hendy (d 1809, dau/heir of Henry Hendy of Barbados)
  m2. (08.08.1814) Harriet Gibbs (dau of Antony Gibbs, cousin) @@ below
  (ii)+ other issue - George (b 30.10.1778, d infant), Richard (b 12.04.1781, d young), Joanna (d 11.1823), Anne (b 1785-6, d 04.1793)
  m2. (23.07.1795, sp) Anne Aleyn (dau of W. Aleyn)
  (C) Antony Gibbs of London (b 03.03.1756, d 10.12.1815, 5th son)
  m. Dorothea Barnetta Hucks, heiress of Aldenham (b c1760, d 04.02.1820, dau of William Hucks of Knaresborough (son of Joseph of Bloomsbury by Fidicua, dau of Joshua Lomax of Childwickbury) by Eleanor, dau of Thomas Barnett of Knaresborough)
  (i) George Henry Gibbs of Aldenham Park (Hertfordshire) & Clifton Hamden (Oxfordshire) (b 24.08.1785, d 21.08.1842) had issue
m. (07.07.1817) Caroline Crawley (d 13.02.1850, dau of Rev. Charles Crawley by Mary Gibbs, cousin)
  (ii) William Gibbs of Tyntesfield in Wraxall, Somerset had issue
  m. Matilda Blanche Crawley-Boevey (dau of Sir T. Crawley-Boevey, Bart of Flaxley Abbey, by Mary Albinia, dau of Sir Thomas Hyde Page)
(iii) Joseph Gibbs (b 23.07.1801, d 22.03.1864, curate of Clifton Hamden) had issue
  m. Emily Vaughan, later of Belmont (d 07.09.1869, dau of Rev. Charles Vaughan of Crickhowell by Emilia, sister of John Berkeley Monck of Coley Park)
  (iv) Harriet Gibbs (b c1786, dsp 15.10.1865)
  m. George Gibbs of Belmont (cousin) @@ above
  (v) Anne Gibbs (b c1797, d unm 06.10.1852)
  (D) Elizabeth Gibbs (b 1750, d 1780)
  m. (1776) Robert Butler Remmett of Plymouth (cousin)
  (E) Anne Gibbs (b 1757, dsp 1828)
  m. Samuel Banfill of Exwick House
  (F) Mary Gibbs
  m. Charles Crawley (b 1766-7, d 04.06.1849, rector of Stowe Nine Churches, vicar of Broadway)
  (G) Catherine Gibbs (b c1767, dsp 1820)
  m. _ Burroughs of Taunton
  (H)+ other issue - George (b 23.09.1748, d 24.09.1750), Abraham of Exeter (b 19.08.1754, d unm 05.1782), Sibella (b c1761, d 1841), Sarah (b c1763, d unm 1785)
  (3) Anne Gibbs
  m. _ Remmett of Crediton
  m2. Sarah Lyle (dau/coheir of Robert Lyle of Topsham (by Mary, dau of Nicholas Downe), widow of _ Ewings)
  (4) John Gibbs of Topsham (bpt 1723, d 20.07.1774)
  m. Elizabeth Meachin (dau/heir of William Meachin)
  (A) William Gibbs of Topsham (bpt 19.06.1757, d 1830, 2nd son)
  m. (08.1790) Susannah Ley (dau of Rev. Thomas Ley of Doddescombe Leigh)
  (i) John Ley Gibbs (b 05.06.1793, d 1837, 2nd son) had issue
  m. Ellin Gamble (dau of John Gamble of London)
(ii) Charles Gibbs of Genoa (b 23.05.1807, d 14.12.1857, 5th son) had issue (1 dau)
  m. Stuarta Browne (d 07.1873, dau of Yates Browne (by Stuarta, dau of David, 2nd Lord Erskine), m2. Emilio Brioschi of Milan)
  (iii)+ other issue (d unm) - William Henry of Naples & Palermo then Genoa (b 03.06.1791, a 1779), Lyle (b 1800, d 04.03.1814), Abraham (b 1805, d young), Frances (b 1797, d 10.01.1847), Mary Matilda (b 04.1801, d 08.01.1877)
  (B) Abraham Gibbs of Naples & Palermo (bpt 10.09.1753, d 12.1816)
  m. Mary Elizabeth Douglas (dau of Sir James Douglas)
  (i) Mary Elizabeth Catherine Gibbs (b 11.10.1793, d 21.01.1878)
  m. (10.05.1815) Charles Ashe A'Court, later Repington, of Amington Hall (d 19.04.1861, Lt. General)
  (C) Elizabeth Gibbs (b 1752, dsp 04.1840)
  m. James Richards of Abbot's Leigh
  (D)+ other issue (d unm) - John (bpt 07.1755, d after 1779), George (bpt 07.1761), Lyle of Genoa (bpt 07.1761, d 1839), Thomas (bpt 10.1767, d 1798, RN)
  ii.+ 3 sons and 3 daughters

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Warwickshire, 1619, 'Gibbes')
(2) For middle section : Visitation (Devon, 1620, 'Wotton')
(3) For lower section : BLG1886 ('Gibbs of Aldenham Park')
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