Biography and Notes
Baptised there 24 May 1838. Educated at Marlborough College 1947-53. Died at his residence Deacon's Hill, Elstree, Herts 26 November and was buried 1 December 1881 at Clifton Hampden. Memorial Inscription in churchyard there and in Aldenham Church and Memorial Screen in Elstree Chapel. Will proved 1882.
He inherited Belmont, Wraxall, on his father's death in 1865 (subject to his mother's life interest) and sold it in 1870 to his uncle William Gibbs of the adjoining Tyntesfield. Entered Antony Gibbs & Sons 1855 (was in London 1855-59; in William Gibbs & Co., Peru & Chile, 1859-62; in London, as a manager of A. Gibbs & Sons 1863, as a partner 1865-81). Visited New York 1863, Spain and Portugal 1864, Mexico 1869 all on business of the firm. A director of the London Assurance Co. 1865 (deputy Governor 1878, sub-Governor Dec. 1878-81).
A benefactor to Elstree church. Patron of the living of Hutton, Somerset (see VI, n33). Resided at 14 Devonshire Terrace, Paddington, 1864-67; Nutwood, Bickley, Kent, 1867-70; Deacon's Hill, Elstree, Herts., 1870-81; 46 Grosvenor Street, Westminster, 1881. See book In Memoriam mentioned below under entry for his wife Laura Beatrice Hallam and Obituary notice in The Guardian of Dec. 1881.
Portraits (head) in possession of his daughter Beatrice Rhoda Gibbs; 2 posthumous portraits by Hanson Walker (one last in possession of Antony Gibbs & Sons, the other in that of his grandson Lt.-col George Arthur Gibbs; watercolour thought to be of G. L. M. Gibbs last in possession of George Medley.