Humphrys genealogy

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Capt. William Gibbon

Capt. William Gibbon,
bapt 26 May 1734.

He mar 18 Feb 1773 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen] to Isobel Young [born or bapt 7 Sept 1747]. No issue.
Mar contract 17 Feb 1773.
"William Gibbon", shipmaster, Aberdeen, witnessed baptisms of Capt. Robert's children 1777 through 1780.
"Capt. William Gibbon" witnessed baptisms of Capt. Robert's children 1781 through 1785.

Berthmaster of Aberdeen:
[Johnston, 1894] says William became Berthmaster at the port of Aberdeen.
He was also a merchant.
They lived at Footdee, Aberdeen harbour.
When Isobel's mother died 1784, her father came to live with them at Footdee. See p.2 of [Johnston, 1894].
Isobel's father died at their house in Footdee in 1790.

President of Shipmaster Society:
Capt. William was President of the Aberdeen Shipmaster Society 1792.
Boxmaster of Aberdeen Shipmaster Society 1799 to 1801.
Treasurer of Aberdeen Shipmaster Society 1801.
Not to be confused with the other Capt. William Gibbon, who was also President and Treasurer of the Aberdeen Shipmaster Society.
[Johnston, 1894] says he was living Shiprow, Aberdeen, at time of death 1818 (in old age).

Capt. William dies, 1818:
He died at his house in Shiprow, 4 Apr 1818, age 83 yrs.
He was bur 10 Apr 1818 at Nigg Bay. No gravestone. See findagrave. Described as "Capt." at burial.
See Ann Gibbon's diary later: "in April I closed the eyes of my Uncle".
Isobel died 4 June 1822, Aberdeen, age 74 yrs.
She was bur 8 June 1822 at Nigg Bay.

Capt. William Gibbon and wife are buried in plot 3 of the Gibbon graves in the NE corner of Nigg churchyard.
From second sheet of notes on Gibbon graves at Nigg.
See also listing for plots 2 and 3 in first sheet of notes.

Map of the Gibbon graves in the NE corner of Nigg churchyard, showing plot 3.
From notes on Gibbon graves at Nigg.

Entry on p.117 of [Johnston, 1894].

Notes about a Young family bible that Isobel Young (died 1822) once owned.
From p.127 of [Johnston, 1894].

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