Rev. William Cobham Gibbs

Born1845 Belmont, Wraxall
Died1918 Temple Hill, East Budleigh, Devon
FatherThe Rev. Joseph Gibbs (1801 – 1864)
MotherEmily Vaughan (1803 – 1869)

Life Events

1864Death of father The Rev. Joseph Gibbs
1869Death of mother Emily Vaughan
1879Married Annie Katharina Downall in Exwick, Exeter
1879Birth of son The Rev. John Stanley Gibbs MC
1881Birth of son Lieut-Colonel William Beresford Gibbs
1882Birth of son Captain George Louis Downall Gibbs RN, DSO, NVO
1884Birth of daughter Mary Katharina Pynder Gibbs
1885Birth of son The Rev. Edward Reginald Gibbs
1887Birth of son Major Alfred Joseph Gibbs DSO, MC
1916Death of son Lieut-Colonel William Beresford Gibbs
1918Death of son The Rev. Edward Reginald Gibbs

Biography and Notes

5th son of Rev. Joseph Gibbs of Clifton Hampden. Baptised 28 August 1845 at Wraxall. Educated at Marlborough College, 1852-62, matric. at Cambridge (Jesus College) October 1865, BA 1870, MA 1876. Student at Cuddesdon Theological College, Oxon, 1868-9. Buried 18 March 1918 at Clyst St. George. Memorial Inscription in churchyard there. Memorial window in Hagley Church, co. Worcester, to him and his sons Beresford and Edward. Will proved London 8 May 1918.

Won the mile race for Cambridge v. Oxford in 1868 in the fastest amateur time then on record (4 min. 28 sec.). Deacon 1869; Priest 1871. Curate of Abingdon, Berks., 1869-73; Vicar of Exwick, nr. Exeter, 1873-8; (presented by Wm. Gibbs; Vicar of Abingdon 1878-84; Rector of Hagley, co. Worcester, 1884-1903; Rector of Clyst St. George, Devon (presented by Antony Gibbs) 1903 to 1911 when he resigned and retired to Temple Hill afsd.