'Gibson03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gibson in Caithness, Gibson of Corbridge, Gibson of Great Whittington, Gibson of Hexham, Gibson of High Balk, Kirsopp of the Spittal

Henderson reports that "This family, originally from Edinburgh, is chiefly connected with Orkney".
John Gibson in Edinburgh
1. Alexander Gibson (d 1682?, Dean of Bower & Watten)
  m. Katharine Sinclair (dau of James Sinclair of Assery)
  A. Alexander Gibson (d 1747, minister of Canisbay)
  m. Margaret Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair of Rattar, widow of Alexander Sinclair of Brabster)
  i. John Gibson in Edinburgh, later Sheriff-substitute of Caithness (a 1750, dsp)
  m. Margaret Murray (dau of James Murray of Clairden, widow of David Sinclair of Southdun)
  ii. George Gibson in Thurso
m. Janet Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair by Elizabeth Manson)
  a. Margaret Gibson
  m. George Sinclair of Brabster (cousin?)
  b. Barbara Gibson
  m. James Williamson (Major)
  B. John Gibson (d 1724, minister of Evie & Rendall) who married ...
  m. Jean Sinclair (dau of Francis Sinclair of Stirkoke)
  C. Archibald Gibson of Hemisgar
  D. George Gibson
  m. Katharine Rorison (dau of _ Rorison, Bailie of Thurso)
  i.+ 2 sons
  E. Elizabeth Gibson
  m. George Sinclair in Brabsterdorran
2.+ other issue - Adam (d 1678, minister of Shapinsay), John (d 1681?, minister of Holm), Archibald (a 1660, WS)



Richard Gibson of Hexham, Northumberland (bur 27.12.1650, postmaster)
1. Benoni Gibson of Hexham (bur 13.09.1676, tanner)
  m1. (21.06.1654) Mary Cresswell (bur 16.05.1664)
  A. Richard Gibson of Hexham (bpt 22.09.1657, bur 27.11.1685)
  m. (02.01.1677/8) Sarah Tait (m2. Robert Pearson)
  i.+ issue - Benoni (bpt 25.01.1681/2, bur 10.6.1686), Jane (bpt 14.08.1684, bur 24.05.1686)
  B. James Gibson of Hexham (bpt 09.02.1659/60, d before 23.07.1691)
  m. (12.10.1686) Jane Robinson (bur 01.04.1729, sister of John Robinson of Great Whittington and of Cuthbert of Hexham)
i. James Gibson of Great Whittington (bpt 11.06.1691, bur 29.03.1760)
  m1. (28.09.1721) Frances Leadbitter (b 1698-9, d 29.06.1737)
  a. John Gibson of Great Whittington (bpt 01.09.1728, bur 20.09.1798)
  m. (06.09.1771) Elizabeth Leadbitter (b c1744, bur 19.09.1803, dau of Matthew Leadbitter of Warden)
  (1) James Gibson of Great Whittington, later Kirsopp of the Spittal (bpt 1775, d 05.03.1836) had issue
  m. (26.07.1809) Elizabeth Livingston (b 1785-6, d 24.04.1861, dau of Sir Alexander Livingston of West Quarter, Bart, half-sister/coheir of Armidal Sir Thomas)
  (2) Elizabeth Gibson (bpt 05.11.1772, d 18.05.1854)
  b. James Gibson of Newcastle (bpt 15.05.1733, dsp bur 30.07.1787)
  m. Isabella Kirsopp (bur 12.12.1793, dau of Thomas Kirsopp of Hexham)
  c. Mary Gibson (bpt 12.09.1723, bur 19.02.1802)
  m. (26.11.1757) William Kirsopp of Battle Hill, Hexham
  d.+ other issue - Margaret (bpt 27.07.1722, d unm after 24.02.1791), Joanna (bpt 29.11.1725), Frances (bpt 03.05.1727, bur 13.01.1730/1)
  m2. Jane (bur 25.11.1748)
  m3. (24.07.1753) Diana (bur 19.08.1762, widow of Reginald Gibson of High Balk (see below))
  ii. Mary Gibson (bpt 17.07.1689, bur 09.09.1690)
  C.+ other issue - Edward (bpt 10.09.1662, bur 04.11.1662), Thomas (bpt 11.11.1663, bur 12.07.1686)
  m2. Elizabeth (bur 23.11.1686)
  E. John Gibson (bpt 19.05.1672, youngest son) possibly the John of Hexham who married ...
  m. (27.08.1696) Sarah Bell
  F.+ other issue - Benoni (bpt 27.11.1667, bur 27.03.1681), Mary (bpt 29.01.1665/6, bur 25.03.1666)



We assume that the following family was closely connected to the one shown just above.
Reginald Gibson of Great Whittington (bur 28.08.1695) 
m. ?? (bur 23.03.1696/7)
1. Joseph Gibson of Great Whittington & Sandhoe (bpt 20.07.1656, bur 20.01.1741/2)
  m. Dorothy (buyr 12.11.1716)
  A. Reginald Gibson of Corbridge and the High Balk (b c1679, bur 03.10.1752)
m1. (03.08.1706) Jane Nicholson (bur 03.09.1718, dau /coheir of Cuthbert Nicholson of Corbridge)
  i. Joseph Gibson of Corbridge and the High Balk (bpt 28.12.1709, bur 22.07.1760)
  m1. (13.01.1731/2) Mary Reed (b c1708, bur 22.12.1753, dau of Thomas Reed of Aydon)
  a. Reginald Gibson of the High Balk (bpt 27.03.1734, bur 01.04.1809)
  m. (21.06.1763) Dorothy Boutflower (b 1731-2, d 16.06.1803, dau of William Boutflower of Apperley)
  (1) Joseph Gibson of Corbridge (bpt 20.10.1765, d 11.03.1832)
  (2)+ other issue - Christopher (bpr 20.04.1767, bur 02.04.1768), John (bpt 25.12.1770, bur 30.06.1795), William (bpt 30.11.1772, bur 12.12.1788), Isabel (bpt 11.05.1764, bur 30.12.1780), Mary (bpt 10.02.176*, bur 03.06.1788)
  b. Mary Gibson (bpt 04.04.1736)
  m. (08.05.1755) Paul Brown of Corbridge
  m2. (15.06.1757) Margaret Thompson of Corbridge
  ii.+ other issue - Thomas (a 1727), Elizabeth (bpt 12.04.1707, bur 09.06.1708), Elizabeth (bpt 03.03.1708/9, bur 08.11.1715)
  m2. (14.01.1719/20) Margaret Slater (bur 22.12.1729, dau of Richard Slater of Ovingham, widow of Robert French of Wylam & Crawcrook)
  m3. (16.06.1737) Diana Coard of Great Whittington (bur 19.08.1762, m2. James Gibson of Great Whittington (see above))
  B. Thomas Gibson of Sandhoe (bur 31.01.1775) had issue
  m. (16.05.1746) Mary Smith (bur 11.12.1759)
  C. Ursula Gibson
  m1. (27.11.1716) Matthew Fairlamb of Hexham
  m2. _ Pool
  D. Mary Gibson
  m. _ Harle
  E. Margaret Gibson (bpt 03.02.1679/80)
  m. (30.04.1701) George Lee of Dilston
  F. JosElizabetheph Gibson
  m. (21.05.1723) John Davison of St. John Lee
  G.+ other issue - Henry (bpt 19.01.1682/3), Joseph (bur 17.08.1727)
2. Robert Gibson (bur 15.05.1672)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (originally uploaded to GZmisc19 on 07.01.18) : 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, 'The Gibsons', p304+)
(2) For middle section : 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 10, H.H.E. Craster, 1914, 'Gibson (now Kirsopp) of Great Whittington', p426+)
(3) For lower section : 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 10, H.H.E. Craster, 1914, 'Gibson of High Balk and of Corbridge', p431)
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