Biography and Notes
The Ven. Archdeacon the Hon. Kenneth Francis Gibbs (5th son of Henry Hucks (Gibbs), Lord Aldenham. D.D., Archdeacon of St. Albans. Born at Frognal aforesaid, 2 April and baptised 11 May 1856 at St. John's Hampstead. Educated at Winchester College 1870-4. Matric: Oxford (Christ Church) 15 January 1875; 4th class Theology and B.A. 1878: MA 1881; D.D. (Lambeth) 1929. Student at Leeds Clergy school, 1878-80. Died 1st February 1935 and was buried at Aldenham on 4 February 1935.
Ordained deacon 1880; priest (London) 1881. Curate of St. Andrews, Wells St., St. Marylebone, 1880-4; Vicar of Aldenham 1884-1913 (presented by his father); Rural Dean of Watford 1898-1909; Hon. Canon of St. Albans 1900-09; Chaplain to the Bishop of St. Albans 1904-09; Archdeacon of St. Albans from 1909-33; Chaplain to The King from 1921. Prolocutor of the Lower House of Canterbury Convocation 1925-32; Vice-chairman of the House of Clergy of The National Assembly 1925-29, Chairman 1929-32. Degree of Doctor of Divinity conferred by the Archbishop at Lambeth Palace No. 1929. Attached as Chaplain to Herts. Yeomanry (Territorial) 1914-21. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, 1906-1922. Member of 'Nobody's Friends' from 1893; of Aldenham Club 1989-1921. Editor of 'The Parish Registers of Aldenham' (2 vols. 1902 and 1910). Living from 1913 until his death at The Old Rectory, Hatfield, Herts.
Portraits: Drawing by W.E.Miller and oil in a group by E.U. Eddis (1859) with his mother and sister; oil by R.G. Eves, RA and oil sketch b same artist, all in possession of his son Andrew Antony. Oil by R.G.Eves, RA (presentation portrait) in possession of his son Bernard Vicary. Another oil sketch by same artist in possession of his son Raymond Kenneth. Chalk sketch with his mother by E.U. Eddis now in possession of his daughter Dorothea Lady Goodenough, together with a pencil sketch and oil sketch by Eves.