2 May 1815, Aberdeen.
He is described in it as merchant of Aberdeen.
He is listed as merchant of Aberdeen at Deed of gift from Sir Alured Clarke in June 1822.
See Letter of Aug 1822 from Elizabeth's uncle the 11th Earl of Pembroke to her.
Think he is "Arthur Gibbon, merchant" listed at 6 Castlebrae, Aberdeen in [Aberdeen Directory, 1824-25]. This is Castle brae, which ran from Castle St to Virginia St. Think now vanished, see map.
Think he is "Arthur Gibbon, merchant" listed at Commercial Bank Court, 42 Castle St, Aberdeen in [Aberdeen Directory, 1825-26].
See Letter of Nov 1827 from Elizabeth's brother to her, after the death of their uncle the 11th Earl of Pembroke. This and other letters are addressed simply to "Mrs. A. Gibbon, Aberdeen" but still got there!
The 11th Earl left her an annuity in his will (proved 1827). See extract. From Gibbon papers.
He is listed at the family home, 11 Virginia St, Aberdeen, in [Aberdeen Directory, 1827-28] to [Aberdeen Directory, 1829-30]. He is "Arthur Gibbon, merchant".
Arthur is listed at Arthur Augustus' bapt Apr 1829 as "merchant", living at Virginia Street, Aberdeen.
Their eldest child Emily died May 1829.
They move to England:
They seem to have left Scotland for England c.1830, and never returned except on visits.
He is listed as gentleman, living Acklington Park, Northumberland, as at birth and bapt of William Henry 1832.
Living at Acklington Park in 1833, when he gets shooting permission on the local estate.
There was an auction of all the beds, carpets, curtains, crockery and furniture at Acklington Park, 6 Apr 1836 and following days. See poster. It seems they were selling much of their possessions before moving to the Continent. No portraits in sale, they kept those.
Lived on Continent, around 1837 to 1857:
They travelled on the Continent widely. They were in Heidelberg, Germany, 1837, and seem to have lived there for some time (William Henry was educ there). Their daughters later married on the Continent.
They were in Heidelberg as at Letter of Dec 1842 and Letter of Feb 1843 and 1844 letter.
See poem of May 1849 written by Arthur's sister Ann Gibbon to Elizabeth. It lists what Elizabeth's children have done.
Arthur's sister Ann Gibbon in Jan 1850 letter seems to refer to Arthur and Elizabeth as now "the Munich people".
Catherine Woronzow (widow of the 11th Earl) writes to "my dear Elizabeth" in May 1850, settling further financial affairs on the "occasion of Margaret's marriage".
Letter of 1 Sept 1851 says they are living in Munich.
They are in Munich in letters of Nov 1851 to Mar 1852. See letters of 13 Nov 1851 and 28 Nov 1851 and 22 Feb 1852 and Mar 1852 envelope.
Arthur's passport survives, issued 3 Aug 1853.
See letter of 5 Nov 1853 from Elizabeth to her son Arthur Augustus, after the death of Margaret's children: "These, oh these, are some of the bitter trials of our lives, and those only who have experienced such bereavement can only know what others feel. It is indeed a very hard fate to think that dear Margaret has been doomed to lose both her children in so short a period of time."
wrote to Elizabeth in Feb 1854.
Elizabeth is at Stuttgart.
Catherine Woronzow left them further money when she died in March 1856. See extract from will and letter of June 1856. This was probably the final financial break with the Herbert family.
Arthur is described as "gentleman" at son William Henry's mar Nov 1856.
Elizabeth's passport survives, issued 8 July 1857. They travelled on Continent until late 1857.
Arthur dies, 1861:
He died London, 2nd Apr 1861, age 80 yrs.
He was bur 6th Apr 1861, Gibbon grave, West Norwood, SC London, NOT Beckenham Cemetery.
His name is written onto the graves at Nigg Bay but he is not bur there.
Elizabeth lived with her son Arthur Augustus and wife
at 75 Gloucester St, Pimlico, London.
She is there as at
Letter of 10 Oct 1869.
Elizabeth dies, 1870:
She died 75 Gloucester St, London, 1 Feb 1870, age 73 yrs.
See letter of 6 Feb 1870 to her son Arthur Augustus after her death.
She was bur 7 Feb 1870, Gibbon grave, West Norwood.
Arthur and Elizabeth had issue:
Image courtesy of Mike Hilligan.
Arthur's passport from 1853.
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See UK government travel declaration inside, dated 3 Aug 1853.
Passport is for Arthur Gibbon, with wife and servant, "travelling on the Continent".
Elizabeth's passport from 1857.
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See UK government travel declaration inside, dated 8 July 1857.
Passport is for Mrs. Elizabeth Gibbon, with servant, "travelling on the Continent".
Birth of Arthur Augustus Gibbon, 3 Feb 1829.
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AI animation of the Elizabeth Montgomery portrait.
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