Robert Crawley Gibbs

Born1839 11 Bedford Square, London
Died1856 Belmont, Wraxall
FatherGeorge Henry Gibbs (1785 – 1842)
MotherCaroline Crawley (1794 – 1850)

Life Events

1839Born
1842Death of father George Henry Gibbs
1850Death of mother Caroline Crawley
1856Died

Biography and Notes

11th son and youngest son. Born at 11 Bedford Squre aforesaid 4 January and baptised 28 March 1839 at St. Giles-in-the-Fields. Educated Radley College and 1852-3 Eton College. Died at Belmont aforesaid 31 July and was buried 6 August 1856 at Clifton Hampden. Memorial Inscription there.

His diary, 1856, in in possession of J.A. Gibbs. Water colour drawing of him by Mrs Gray 1847, with his sister Mary, is in possession of F. L. Gibbs. A duplicate, also, of him alone, in possession of Lord Aldenham. His death in 1856 aged 17 was followed within 6 months by that of his brothers Antony & Francies aged 34 & 26: their sister Caroline died 2 years later aged 30, and their brother William in 1860 aged 29: all of consumption or kindred diseases.