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My wife's ancestors - Gibbon - Contents


Virginia St, Aberdeen

Capt. Robert Gibbon lived at 11 Virginia St, Aberdeen.
There is a family bible, printed 1766, with a concordance of 1767, signed "Robert Gibbon and Barbara Yates", Virginia St, Aberdeen.
Virginia St is near the quay in Aberdeen (where a ship's captain would live).
Virginia Street was laid out in 1768. The name reflects the trading route to Virginia in America.
The Gibbon family portraits would have hung in Virginia St.
Capt. Robert died 1821.

Capt. Robert's daughters continued to live at Virginia St for a time.
Number 11 Virginia St is listed as both the family business and the family home in [Aberdeen Directory, 1824-25].
11 Virginia St is listed as the family home until [Aberdeen Directory, 1839-40].




Virginia St on 1789 map of Aberdeen.



Title page of a two volume family bible, The Grand Imperial Bible, by Rev. William Luke Phillips, printed 1766, with a concordance of 1767.
With signature of "Robert Gibbon and Barbara Yates", Virginia St, Aberdeen.
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