Dorothea Barnetta Hucks

Born1760 Knaresborough, Yorkshire
Died1820 Redland, Bristol

Life Events

1736Birth of daughter Harriett Gibbs
1784Married Antony Gibbs in Littleham, nr Exeter, Devon
1785Birth of son George Henry Gibbs
1788Birth of son George Abraham Gibbs
1789Death of son George Abraham Gibbs
1790Birth of son William Gibbs of Tyntesfield
1794Birth of son Francis Gibbs
1795Death of son Francis Gibbs
1797Birth of daughter Anne Gibbs
1801Birth of son The Rev. Joseph Gibbs
1815Death of husband Antony Gibbs

Biography and Notes

For the full history of her life, see the book 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J. A. Gibbs (also for history and portraits of the Hucks family, from whom her son, George Henry Gibbs, derived his properties, and for references to pedigrees (which contain also references to their wills). The Hucks family became extinct in the male line at the death of her brother John in 1836. She was a beneficiary under the will of Henry Townley Ward (d. 1816) the husband of her elder sister Eleanor (d.1800). As a widow her home was with her daughter Harriett at Redland 1816-17, with her son George Henry at 2 Powis Place in London 1817-19, and again with Harriett July 1819, till her death. For note of portraits, see 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs, p. 434. For her descent from King Henry III see Ellacombe's 'Clyst St. George'(1864), and Burke's 'Royal Descents' (1858).