Victoria Florence de Burgh Long CBE

Born1880 1 Grafton Street, Westminster
Died1920 Tyntesfield, Somerset

Life Events

1901Married The Right Hon. George Abraham Gibbs Baron Wraxall in All Saints, Ennismore Gardens, Westminster
1911Birth of son George Antony Gibbs
1911Death of son George Antony Gibbs
1916Birth of son Antony Eustance Long Gibbs
1916Death of son Antony Eustance Long Gibbs

Biography and Notes

1st daughter of the Right Hon. Walter Hume Long, PC of Rood Ashton, Wiltshire, who was created 1921 Viscount Long of Wraxall (Wraxall, Wiltshire), by Lady Dorothy Blanche, 4th daughter of Richard E. St. L. Boyle, 9th Earl of Cork and Orrery. Baptised at St. James's, Piccadilly, in London. Died at Tyntesfield 29 March, and was buried 1 April 1920 at Wraxall, Somerset. Memorial Inscription in the church (Charlton chapel) and churchyard, and in Tyntesfield chapel.

In the Great War she directed the Bristol Soldiers' and Sailors' Help Society. She was chairman of the Ladies' House and Social Committee of the Bristol branch of the Royal Colonial Institute, and was an active member of the Bristol Women's Unionist Association. A Commander of the Order of the British Empire 1918.

She is commemorated in Bristol by the "Victoria Gibbs Babies' Home" at Kingsdown.

Her life by Madeleine Alston (Via Gibbs, a Memoir) was published in 1921.

Portraits: Min. in emeralds (1903), 2 by Alb. H. Collings (1908); all 3 last in possession of Lord Wraxall in 1930.