Joseph Hucks Gibbs

Born1840 Belmont, Wraxall
Died1886 24 Lexham Gardens, Kensington
FatherThe Rev. Joseph Gibbs (1801 – 1864)
MotherEmily Vaughan (1803 – 1869)

Life Events

1864Death of father The Rev. Joseph Gibbs
1867Married Mary Rider Budd in Barnstaple
1868Birth of son William Richard Sidney Gibbs
1868Death of son William Richard Sidney Gibbs
1869Birth of son Edward Gibbs
1869Death of mother Emily Vaughan
1871Birth of daughter Evelina Antonia Hermenegilda Gibbs
1875Birth of son Leonard Albert Gibbs MC
1876Death of son Edward Gibbs
1880Birth of son Major Stanley Rider Gibbs RAMC

Biography and Notes

Baptised 22 December 1840 at Wraxall. Educated at Eton College (King's scholar) 1855-58, matric. at Oxford (Queen's College), entered the Middle Temple 1862. Buried 27 March 1886 at Clifton Hampden. Memorial Inscription in the churchyard on gravestone of Joseph Gibbs (his father). Will proved 17 May 1886.

At Eton he was in the School cricket XI, 1858, and football "Wall" XI, 1857. He worked for a year on the Devon, and Somerset Railway at Barnstaple, next in Paris and Spain; all in connection with Antony Gibbs and Sons. He was Corresponding Director in Mexico of the Mexican Railway Co. Ltd. 1868-74; on the London Board 1874 till death. He was sometime a director of the Union Bank of London, of the Union Bank of Spain, and of the Mexican Gas Works, and in partnership in the City of London with W. Bailey Hawkins, metalbroker, of Staginhoe Park, Herts.