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My wife's ancestors - Gibbon - Contents

Capt. Arthur Gibbon

Baptism of Christian Gibbon, 20 Dec 1756.

Capt. Arthur Gibbon,
born est c.1730.
He mar 1stly to Jean Meldrum [or Jane].
At dau's bapt 1756 he is listed as "ship master".
"Capt. Arthur Gibbon", shipmaster, Aberdeen, 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).
    She was bapt 20 Dec 1756 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen]. See entry.
    She didn't marry.
    She was bur 25 Feb 1832 at Nigg Bay, age 75 yrs.

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

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 7 Aug 1798,
    bapt 18 Aug 1798 [St.Paul's, Aberdeen].
    She was bur 20 Apr 1816 at Nigg Bay, age 17 yrs, unmarried.
    Or possibly buried at Footdee (on the other side of the mouth of the River Dee).

  2. Arthur Gibbon,
    born 1 Jan 1801,
    bapt 15 Jan 1801 [St.Paul's, Aberdeen].
    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.
    He was bur Nigg Bay.


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