Biography and Notes
He was apprenticed before 1770 to his mother's first cousin, Samuel Munckley (d. 1801), a West India merchant of Bristol, and became partner with him in 1789, the firm being Munckley Gibbs and Richards. From 1802 till April 1818 (when he retired) he was head of the firm, which was styled Gibbs Richards & Gibbs, 1802-8, George Gibbs & Son 1808-18. (Search index for Richards, and Munckley who was half-brother of Sir John Duntze Bart). He was warden for 1777, Master for 1790, of the Society of Merchant Venturers of Bristol. A Dissenter till 1814, when he joined the Church of England. Resided in Bristol up to 1807, thereafter in the neighbouring Redland. For his life in more detail see the book 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs. No portraits.