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Hugh Gibbon

Inscription on grave of Hugh Gibbon.
From p.366 of The Bengal Obituary, 1851.

Hugh Gibbon,
born 19 Oct 1812.
He was from Aberdeen.
He went to India.
He mar 5 Nov 1834, India, to Delia Claxton [born 7 Mar 1815, India].
She was bapt 23 July 1815, Fort William, Calcutta, dau of William Claxton.
They mar at Agra, N India [East India Register].

They lived at Birdpore (now Birdpur), Uttar Pradesh state, N India.
Birdpur is some distance N of Gorakhpur (or "Gorruckpore" or "Gorrockpore"). Right beside the Nepal border. See map.
At son's birth 1838 he is "grantee and planter" living at Birdpore.
On grave he is listed as of "Birdpore Grant".

Hugh dies, 1844:
He died at Gorakhpur, 19 Nov 1844, age 32 yrs.
He was bur 20 Nov 1844 at Gorakhpur ["Gorukpore Burial Register - British India Office Burials at Gorukpore"].
Name on memorial at Nigg Bay, Aberdeen.
Will pr 1844, Bengal region [Bengal Wills: Transcription of wills].
Delia mar 2ndly in 1849 to William Peppe and had issue.
Hugh and Delia had issue:

  1. Fanny Gibbon.
    She must be the unnamed dau of Hugh Gibbon who was born 25 Nov 1835 at Gorakhpur [East India Register].

  2. William Gibbon,
    William Forbes Gibbon,
    born 14 Feb 1838 at "Birdpore Gellah", N of Gorakhpur [East India Register],
    bapt 11 Dec 1839 at Gorakhpur. See bapt entry.

  3. Margaret Gibbon, "Maggy",
    born 6 Dec 1839 at Gorakhpur [East India Register],
    bapt 11 Dec 1839 with her brother at Gorakhpur, see bapt entry.
    She mar 1872 to William John Jones [born c.1842, age under 20 in 1861].
    William worked from 1861 to 1875 for John Hall Bridgman, who had an indigo estate near Gorakhpur.
    Margaret and William mar in Bengal region (includes Calcutta) [Bengal Marriage Indexes].

    Living in Calcutta as at 1872.
    See reference for William written by John Hall Bridgman in 1876, describing his career.
    Margaret and William had issue.

  4. Barbara Gibbon,
    Barbara Weekes Gibbon,
    born 1 Nov 1841, Budhpur, India (though 1881 census says Gorakhpur),
    bapt 30 Jan 1842, Fort William, Calcutta.
    She mar 22 Jan 1872 to George Warren [George Francis Warren, born 1844, The Tyrol, Italy, son of Frederick Skinner Warren].
    They mar at St. Peter's Church, Fort William, Calcutta [Bengal Marriage Indexes].

    They were living in Calcutta as at 1872.
    Moved to England.
    In 1881 census they are in England, listed as "visitors" at her brother William's farm, Seaford Grange, Worcestershire. George is "farmer".
    Listed in 1891 census at Stanton, Suffolk.
    Listed in 1901 census at Odessa House, 80 Belvedere Road, Upper Norwood, London.
    Listed in 1911 census at Odessa House, 80 Belvedere Road, Upper Norwood. He is "Retired Estate Manager, India".
    She died 9 Mar 1912, age 70 yrs, at 42 Harold Road, Upper Norwood.
    Probate granted 2 May 1912.
    He died 22 Apr 1917, age 73 yrs, at his home, Odessa House, 80 Belvedere Road, Upper Norwood.

  5. Edwin Gibbon,
    born c.July 1842,
    died 19 Jan 1849, age 6 years 6 months,
    bur 19 Jan 1849, Gorakhpur.

William, Maggy and Barbara mentioned in Letter of 22 Mar 1872 from Barbara Yates Gibbon.
She is amazed at Maggy's marriage.




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