Thomas Gibson

11 January 1693–18 April 1761
Wilberfoss, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Gibson was born on 11 January 1693, in Wilberfoss, Yorkshire, England, his father, Thomas Gibson, was 17 and his mother, Hannah Gibson, was 17. He married Martha Newton on 1 March 1719, in Penistone, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He was buried in Cumberworth, Yorkshire, England.

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Thomas Gibson
Martha Newton
Marriage: 1 March 1719
John Gibson
Dorothy Gibson
Thomas Gibson
Ann Gibson
Lidia Gibson
Elizabeth Gibson

Spouse and Children

1 March 1719
Penistone, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    Hanna Gibson



    Robert Gibson


    Joseph Gibson


+4 More Children

World Events (3)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 27

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 59

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 61

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from Gibb .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Gibson, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Thomas Gibson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Gibson in the England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980

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