Lieut-Colonel Charles Gibbs

Born1829 11 Bedford Square, London
Died1848 14 Norfolk Square, Paddington, London
FatherGeorge Henry Gibbs (1785 – 1842)
MotherCaroline Crawley (1794 – 1850)

Life Events

1842Death of father George Henry Gibbs

Biography and Notes

6th son, born at 11 Bedford Square, London, aforesaid 28 June and baptised 13 August 1829 at St. Giles-in-the-Fields, aforesaid. Educated at Charterhouse, London 1839-43 and at Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Matric at Oxford (Exeter College) 11 May 1848. Died at his residence 14 Norfolk Square, Paddington, 18 March, and was buried at Clifton Hampden. Memorial Inscription there. Will proved 24 April 1890.

Ensign in 2nd Regiment of foot (Queen's Royals) 23 November 1849 by purchase for £450; Lieut. 1851 (purchase). Captain 1856 (purchase); Major 1870; sold out and retired 1877 with the rank of Lieut-Col. in the Army. Had foreign service in Cape Colony (where he went in ship Calcutta) arriving January 1854) and at Aden 1867 to beginning of 1869. He left the long lease of 14 Norfolk Square, Paddington, where he lived for many years, to his brother John, whose daughters Blanche Gibbs and Ethel Dickson inherited it.

Portrait: Drawing by E.U Eddis (1859) is in possession of Lord Aldenham.