'Gibbs02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gibbs of Ballynora, Gibbes of Barbados, Gibbs of Bristol, Gibbs of Derry

(1) Those bits of the following that came from BP1934 were originally shown in a Temporary page on 06.07.11 when it was introduced with the following: "There are 3 sections on Gibbes families within Visitation (Somerset & Bristol, 1672) but we are not able to connect the following family with any of them even though it does look as though there was probably a connection with at least 2 of them." The first of those sections was on 'Gibbes of Bath' (no arms shown), the second on 'Gibbes of Bristol' (family mentioned below), the third on another 'Gibbes of Bristol' (arms mentioned below). That second section starts with Henry of Bristol (sometime Mayor but no year shown for that) father of Henry, Mayor of Bristol in 1652.
(2) MGH starts with Henry, Mayor of Bristol in 1652 and living in 1695, showing him as married to Elizabeth Harington (b c1656, bur 1723). That Mayor Henry is shown by Visitation as married to Jane Meredith (a 1672) with eldest son b c1630. We believe that MGH has identified the wrong Henry. However, MGH notes that "This Henry Gibbs was doubtless a descendant of Wm. Gibbes of Bedminister, who died 1603" and refers to BLG. We presume that that William was the same as the William who is the first mentioned by BP1934.
(3) Visitation identifies the Gibbes arms as "Arg., three battle-axes sa." BP1934 identifies that branches arms as "Per fess arg.and arm., three battle-axes sa.".
(4) The following seeks to pull at least some of these branches together and should be viewed as highly speculative. We hope to find more information on them in due course. BP1934 starts with ...
William Gibbes of Bedminster, Somerset (d 1603)
BP1934 continues with William's 2nd son, Henry of Bristol. We did wonder whether or not to speculate that Henry's elder brother was the William whose family comes from the third of the Visitation sections mentioned above. However, Visitation shows that William's family's arms as "Arg., three halberds sa." As shown on Gibbs01, earlier members of the family used battle axes rather than halberds so using the latter is probably a means of differentiating the arms, implying that their's was a junior branch rather than a senior one. Instead, we speculate that Henry's elder brother was the (unnamed) progenitor of the Henry who is the first mentioned by MGH, being 1st cousin once removed of the Henry who was Mayor in 1652 and not that Mayor Henry.
1. ?? Gibbes
  A. ?? Gibbes
  i. Henry Gibbs of Bristol (a 1695)
  m. Elizabeth Harington (dau/coheir of John Harington of Kelston)
  a. John Gibbs of London & Instow (Derbyshire) (a 1737, 2nd son)
  (1) Elizabeth Gibbs (b 1727, d 1780)
  m. Humphry Sibthorp (b 1710-1, d 17.05.1797, Professor of Botany, m1. Sarah Waldo)
  (2) Dionis Gibbs
  m. _ Lloyd
  b. Elizabeth Gibbs
  m. _ Taylor
  (1) John Taylor
  c. Helena Gibbs
  m. _ Hart
  d.+ other issue - Harington (b 1682, d unm 1732), Dinois (d unm 150), Harriet
2. Henry Gibbes of Bristol, Mayor? (d 1636)
  m. Anne Packer (dau of Thomas Packer, cousin of Sir Thomas White)
  BP1934 continues with William's 2nd son, Philip who settled in Barbados. We speculate that this was the Henry who is shown in the second of the Visitation sections mentioned above as being father of ...
  A. Henry Gibbes, Mayor of Bristol (a 1652)
  m. Jane Meredith
  i. William Gibbes of Southwarke, London (b c1630, a 1672)
  m. Sarah Clissold (dau of Roger Clissold of Bristol)
  a.+ issue (a 1672) - William (b c1660), Jonathan (b c1664), Jane, Sarah, Mercy, Hannad
  ii. John Gibbes of London
  m. Elizabeth Grant (dau of William Grant of London)
  a.+ issue (a 1672) - John (b c1666), William (b c1669), Henry (b c1671)
  iii. Henry Gibbes of Bristol (b c1641, a 1695)
  m. Elizabeth Bowdich (a 1672, dau of Robert Bowdich of Lyme Regis)
  B. Philip Gibbes in Barbados (d 1648)
  i. Philip Gibbes of Barbados (d 07.1697)
  a. Philip Gibbes of Barbados (d 06.10.1726)
  (1) Philip Gibbes of Barbados (d 12.1763)
  m. Elizabeth Harris (dau of John Harris)
(A) Sir Philip Gibbes, 1st Bart of Springfield (Barbados) & Faikely (Oxfordshire) (b 07.03.1730, d 06.1815)
  m. (01.02.1758) Agnes Osborne (d 01.1813, dau/heir of Samuel Osborne of Barbados)
  (i) Philip Gibbes (dvpsp 14.12.1812)
  m. (19.05.1807) Maria Knipe (dau of Robert Knipe of New Lodge)
  (ii) Samuel Osborne Gibbes (dvp 01.1807)
  m. _ Bishop of Exeter (d 30.08.1804)
  (a) Sir Samuel Gibbes, later Osborne-Gibbes, 2nd Bart (b 27.08.1803, d 13.11.1874) had issue
  m1. (28.09.1825) Margaret Moore (d 20.01.1847, dau of Henry Moore of Cremorgan, niece of John, 1st Earl of Clonmel)
  m2. (1848) Anne Penny (d 1918, dau of Richard Penny of Dorset)
  (iii) Elizabeth Gibbes (d 10.06.1847)
  m. (29.12.1796) Charles Abbot, Lord Colchester (d 08.05.1829)
  b.+ other issue



BLG1886 identifies the arms of the following family, quartered with those of Bennett & Ffrench, as "arg., three battle-axes erect sa." and reports that it "descended, it is stated, from the family of Gibbs of Devon".
Daniel Gibbes of Cork & Derry (co. Cork)
1. John Gibbes of Derry (dsp)
2. Daniel Gibbes of Derry (d before 04.01.1764)
m. Frances Bennett (dau/coheir of George Bennett, Alderman of Cork (by Lucy, dau/coheir of Edmond ffrench, Alderman of Cork), half-sister of Justice John Bennett)
  A. Daniel Gibbes or Gibbs of Derry (Colonel)
  m. (20.02.1778) Mary Warren (d 27.08.1807, dau of Sir Robert Warren of Warrenscourt, Bart)
  i. Daniel Robert Gibbs (b 10.09.1782, d unm 25.01.1799)
  ii. John Bennett Gibbs (b 14.06.1787, dsp)
  m. Sarah Gibbs (dau of Rev. John Gibbs of Inchigeelach) @@ below
  iii. Robert Warren Gibbs of Derry & Van Dieman's Land (b 13.04.1790, d 30.10.1853) had issue
  m. Maria Cross (dau of Abraham Cross of Shandy Hall by Mary, dau of Sir Emanuel Moore, Bart)
  iv. Anne Gibbs
  m. (17.04.1804) Richard Nevill Nettles of Nettleville (d 1850)
  v. Frances Gibbs
  m. Wiliam Crooke of Derreen
  vi. Mary Gibbs
m. Henry Cross
  B. John Gibbs of Inchigeelach & Ballynora, co. Cork (d 03.04.1806)
  m1. (1779) Frances Browne (dau of Richard Browne of Coolcower by Sarah, dau of Col. Mitchell of Horville)
  i. John Gibbs of Ballynora (d 1818, Captain) had issue
  m. (05.09.1810) Louisa Anne Cary (dau of Rev. Edward Cary of Munfin (by Mary, dau of Sir Edward Loftus, Bart), son of Rev. Oliver of Munfin by Frances Southwell, niece of Thomas, Lord Southwell)
  ii. Richard Browne Gibbs (d 08.10.1839) had issue
  m. (02.08.1821) Martha Pierie (dau of William Pierie)
  iii. Albert Gibbs (dsp 15.01.1850, youngest son)
  m. (12.10.1837) Elizabeth Douthat (dau/coheir of Henry Douthat of Cork)
  iv. Sarah Gibbs
  m1. John Bennett Gibbs of Derry (dsp) @@ above
  m2. John George Pyne of Ballynacarriga
  v.+ other issue - Daniel Henry (d 1832), George Bennett (d unm)
  m2. (sp) Isabella Connell
3. Catherine Gibbes
  m. John Norcott of Ballygarret
4. Sarah Gibbes
  m. Joseph ffranklyn of Brittas
5.+ other issue - Elizabeth, Judith (d 1783), Mary

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BP1934 ('Osborne-Gibbes'), MGH (NS1, vol 4 (1884), p100)
(2) For lower section : BLG1886 ('Gibbs of Derry')
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