Janet Louisa Merrivale

Born1850 Kilburn, Middlesex
Died1909 Eaton Square, Westminster

Life Events

1872Married Antony Gibbs of Tyntesfield in St. Michael's, Paddington
1873Birth of son The Right Hon. George Abraham Gibbs Baron Wraxall
1874Birth of son Antony Hubert Gibbs TD
1876Birth of daughter Albinia Rose Gibbs
1877Birth of son Lieut. Colonel William Gibbs CVO
1879Birth of son Colonel John Evelyn Gibbs MC
1881Birth of daughter Anstice Katherine Gibbs
1883Birth of son Louis Merrivale Gibbs
1884Death of son Louis Merrivale Gibbs
1885Birth of son Eustace Lyle Gibbs
1887Birth of daughter Janet Blanche Gibbs
1889Birth of son Brigadier Lancelot Merrivale Gibbs CVO, DSO, MC
1907Death of husband Antony Gibbs of Tyntesfield

Biography and Notes

1st daughter of John Louis Merrivale (died 1886) by his 1st wife Mary Anne, daughter of Joseph Webster. Baptised 25 January 1851 at the parish church of Hampstead, Middlesex. Died at 104 Eaton Square, Westminster, 10th and was buried 14 December 1909 at Wraxall, Somerset. Memorial Inscription in same places as her husband's except Keble College. Will dated 17 August 1908, proved 20 January 1910.

After her husband died she resided at Charlton aforesaid, and for her London house took 104 Eaton Sq., Westminster, in place of 16 Hyde Park Gds. aforesaid. the lease of which she sold. One of her brothers, George Montagu Merivale (1855-1931) was a partner in Gibbs, Bright & Co., Sydney, Australia, till 1924. Her father was Senior Registrar in Chancery and brother of Herman Merivale, C.B., and of Charles, Dean of Ely, whose lives are
in Dictionary National Biography.

Her father's 2nd wife was his cousin, Frances Rose, sister of Baron John Benjamin Heath (born 1879), who was son of John Heath of the firm Heath and Co., Genoa. For the Merivale family and their relatives of the Heath, Drury, Malet and Frere families, and for printed books which refer to them see the book 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs. The friendship between the Gibbs and Merivale families began in 1803 when Antony Gibbs (born 1756) went to live at Cowley near Barton Place.

Portrait by Archer (1875) with her son George
(Lord Wraxall) was last in possession of the latter, 1930.