Antony Gibbs of Merry Hill

Born1822 Powis Place, London
Died1856 Cheltenham
FatherGeorge Henry Gibbs (1785 – 1842)
MotherCaroline Crawley (1794 – 1850)
OccupationWorked at Antony Gibbs & Sons

Life Events

1842Death of father George Henry Gibbs
1850Death of mother Caroline Crawley
1854Married Isabella Margaret Gordon in Great Malvern

Biography and Notes

Antony Gibbs (3rd son) of Merry Hill, Bushey, Herts. Born at 2 Powis Place, aforesaid 20 November 1822. Baptised privately there and received into the Church 12 April 1823 at St. George's, Hart Street, Holborn. Educated at Charterhouse, London, 1838-9, matric. at Oxford (Fellow Commoner of Worcester College) 18 October 1847, B.A. 1851. Died childless at Cheltenham 1st and was buried at Clifton Hampden, 8 December 1856. Will proved December 1856.

In Antony Gibbs and Sons, London, 1839-41 and 1844-7. In the interval, a year with Feldman Bohl and Co., merchants in Hamburg. After taking his Oxford degree, he was in 1852 a student at Wells Theological College. Merry Hill was bought by him from his mother's exors. At his death his brother Henry bought it and in 1878 sold it out of the family. His diaries 1841-2 (2 vols) and 1851-2 are in possession of J.A. Gibbs. (The ownership of these diaries and the possession of other items mentioned in these Notes, refer to the known locations in 1932, current whereabouts are uncertain).

A drawing (as a child) by Jos. Slater in in possession of Lord Aldenham.