David Evelyn Gibbs

Died1998 Salisbury
FatherBrigadier Lancelot Merrivale Gibbs CVO, DSO, MC (1889 – 1966)
MotherMarjorie Florence Maxwell (1906 – 1939)

Life Events

1939Death of mother Marjorie Florence Maxwell
1959Married Phyllida Lovaine Plowden in Hengrave Hall
1960Birth of daughter Quenelda Marjory Gibbs
1962Birth of son Giles Evelyn Somerset Gibbs
1966Birth of son Crispin Lancelot Gibbs
1966Death of father Brigadier Lancelot Merrivale Gibbs CVO, DSO, MC

Biography and Notes

Educated at Eton 1944-49. Coldstream Guards.

After leaving Eton, joined the Coldstream Guards (Commissioned in 1950). Served for two years in North Africa and England, with a further three years on the Reserve. Attended Westminster Abbey as a Gold Staff Officer for the Coronation 1953 (Coronation Medal).

1951-52 worked at Fortnum and Mason. 1952 joined A. W. Bain Sons & Bevan, Insurance Brokers. 1957— Member London Stock Exchange.

In 1968 purchased Braishfield Manor and in 1977 planted a small vineyard which produced for the first time in 1979. Member of English Vineyards Association. Extensively renovated and enlarged the garden which is open to the public in the summer.

Portrait by Marientrau at Braishfield.
Portrait of family by Hugh Powell at Braishfield.