Benjamin Gibbons

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Gibbons was born in 1807, in Batcombe, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Gibbons, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Giles, was 41. He married Mary Brown on 13 July 1840. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He died in 1863, at the age of 56, and was buried in Batcombe, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Gibbons
1807–1863
Mary Brown
1818–
Marriage: 13 July 1840
John Gibbons
1842–
James Gibbons
1845–1875
Isaac Gibbons
1847–1864
Alfred Gibbons
1850–
Benjamin Gibbons
1853–1891
Robert Gibbons
1859–1901

Sources (27)

  • Benjamin Gibbons, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Benj Gibbons in the Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1531
  • Benjamin Gibbons in the England death index

World Events (6)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Gibbon , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Irish (Mayo): in Ireland, the name is frequent and has been Gaelicized as Mac Giobúin. It is also found as a variant of Fitzgibbon .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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