John Gibson

about 1755–
Kent, England

The Life of John

John Gibson was born about 1755, in Kent, England. He married Mary Curling on 4 October 1783, in St Laurence in Thanet, Kent, England. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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John Gibson
Sarah Pullen
Marriage: 17 September 1788
George Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
John Gibson
Sarah Gibson
Charlotte Gipson
John Gibson
Catharine Gipson

Spouse and Children

17 September 1788
Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (4)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 15

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 20

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 32

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from Gibb .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Gibbons in entry for John Gibbons, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • John Gibson, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • John Gibson, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"

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