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Capt. Arthur Gibbon



Capt. Arthur Gibbon, born est c.1730.
He mar 1stly, est c.1755, to Jean Meldrum [or Jane].
"Capt. Arthur Gibbon, shipmaster" witnessed bapts of Capt. Robert's children 1772 through 1785.
"Mrs. Arthur Gibbon" witnessed bapts of Capt. Robert's children 1774 and 1783.
The Rotterdamse Courant newspaper, Rotterdam, Holland, no. 149, 13 Dec 1785, states that skipper "A. Gibbon" sailed from Hellevoetsluis to Aberdeen. This could be him. Certainly his brother Robert traded with Holland.
Jean Meldrum poss. died c.1786 [one of Capt.Robert's daus was named "Jean" in 1787].
She was bur Nigg Bay.
Capt. Arthur had issue by 1st wife:


  1. Christian Gibbon (daughter), bapt 20th Dec 1756 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen],
    didn't marry,
    bur 25th Feb 1832 at Nigg Bay, age 75 yrs.

  2. Margaret Gibbon, bapt 13th Dec 1761 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen],
    mar Dr. Peter Knox [Peter John] and had issue:

    1. Hugh Knox, bapt 26th Dec 1784 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

    2. Jane Knox [Jane Gibbon Knox],
      mar 8th Apr 1820 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen, see Ann Gibbon's diary]
      to Dr. Colin Allan,
      had issue (some of whom went to America):

      1. Colin Irvine Allan, bapt 29th Mar 1821 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
      2. Christian Allan, bapt "Margaret Christian", 4th Dec 1822 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
      3. Arthur Allan, bapt "Arthur Hugh", 26th Feb 1824 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
      4. Margaret Allan.
      5. James Allan.


Capt. Arthur mar 2ndly, 25th Jan 1798 [St.Nicholas' or St.Paul's, Aberdeen] to Jean Cummings [or "Jane Cumming", poss. Cummins].
She was born 1759, actually younger than his dau.
He is described as "Capt." at 2nd wedding and these later children's baptisms.
He was bur Nigg Bay.
She is "Mrs. Arthur Gibbon" listed as living Huntly St, Aberdeen in [Aberdeen Directory] 1828-29 to 1832-33.
She was bur 7th Jan 1832 at Nigg Bay, age 73 yrs.
Capt. Arthur had issue by 2nd wife:


  1. Isobel Gibbon,
    or Isabella, born 7th Aug 1798, bapt 18th Aug [St.Paul's, Aberdeen],
    bur 20th Apr 1816 at Nigg Bay, age 17 yrs, unmarried,
    or poss. bur at Footdee (on the other side of the mouth of the River Dee).

  2. Arthur Gibbon,
    born 1st Jan 1801, bapt 15th Jan [St.Paul's, Aberdeen],
    bur Nigg Bay.
    He must be "Arthur Gibbon, Junior, writer" who witnessed bapts of Arthur Gibbon's children 1823 through 1829.
    Apparently writer often means solicitor in Scotland.




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