Humphrys genealogy

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James Gibbon


James Gibbon,
born 1742 or 1743.
He was a merchant in Aberdeen.
He mar 1766 to Sophia Gibbon, or Gibson [bapt 28 Aug 1745].
Sophia died 16 Aug 1801 (NOT 1810), age 55 yrs.
She was bur Nigg Bay.
He must be James Gibbon of Aberdeen who is listed as a subscriber to Christian Milne's book of poems in 1805.
He died 9 May 1806, age 63 yrs [burial record] or 64 yrs [grave].
He was bur 13 May 1806, Nigg Bay.
James and Sophia had issue:

  1. Sophia Gibbon, bapt 8th June 1767 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen], must have died in infancy.
  2. Janet Gibbon, bapt 12th Aug 1768 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
  3. Sophia Gibbon, bapt 20th Nov 1771 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen], must have died young.

  4. Alexander Gibbon,
    born 1773, bapt 5 May 1773 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
    He was a merchant, ship-owner, partner with his brother James.
    He and his brother James were co-owners of the Dolphin (built 1798, though it is possibly 1825 when they are listed as co-owners).
    He and his brother James were co-owners of the Tyne (built 1808, though it is possibly 1824 when they are listed as co-owners).
    He was co-owner of the Waterloo (built 1815, launched July 1815).
    He mar 18 Aug 1815 to Jessie Galloway [or Jessie Ann, or Jessy, or Janet].
    They mar at St.Nicholas', Aberdeen, or possibly in Glasgow.
    "Alexander Gibbon and James Gibbon, merchants" are listed with an office at 31 Quay, Aberdeen in [Aberdeen Directory] 1824-25 to 1834-35.
    "Alexander Gibbon" is listed as living next door at 30 Quay, Aberdeen in [Aberdeen Directory] 1824-25 to 1833-34.
    His unmarried brother James Gibbon is also listed as living 30 Quay in [Aberdeen Directory, 1824-25].
    Alexander was buried on 26 Aug 1833, age 60 yrs.
    "Mrs. Alexander Gibbon" is listed at 30 Quay in [Aberdeen Directory, 1834-35].
    "Mrs. Alexander Gibbon" is listed at 5 Affleck St, Aberdeen, in [Aberdeen Directory] 1835-36 to 1837-38.
    Alexander and Jessie had issue:

    1. James Gibbon,
      bapt 8th July 1816 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen], NOT son of William Gibbon,
      bur 9th Nov 1816 in Aberdeen area, age 4 months.

    2. James Gibbon, bapt 18th Feb 1819 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
    3. Alexander Galloway Gibbon, bapt 26th Dec 1820 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
    4. Sophia Gibbon, bapt 29th Aug 1822 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
    5. Jessie Gibbon, bapt 19th Mar 1824 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

    6. David Scott Gibbon,
      bapt 9th Aug 1825 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen],
      bur 15th May 1826 in Aberdeen area, age 9 months.

  5. James Gibbon,
    bapt 18th Nov 1774 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
    He was a merchant, and partner with his brother Alexander in ship-owning.
    He must be James Gibbon, junior, of Aberdeen, listed as a subscriber to Christian Milne's book of poems in 1805.
    He died unmarried, 14 Dec 1848, age 74 yrs.
    He was bur 18 Dec 1848 at Nigg Bay.

  6. Charles Gibbon,
    bapt 9th June 1776 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

  7. Ann Gibbon,
    or Anne, bapt 30th Sept 1777 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
    She mar 24 Dec 1809 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen] to Capt. David Scott.
    He was Captain in Royal Navy.
    She died 1- Sept 18-- [grave].
    She was bur St.Nicholas' church, Aberdeen (SE corner, near gate onto main street).
    David rose to become Rear Admiral.
    He died at think Aberdeen, age 75 yrs [grave, St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
    They had issue:

    1. Margaret Campbell (Scott),
      died at Aberdeen, Aug (illegible, poss. 1880), age (poss. 82 yrs) [grave, St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

    2. Eliza Scott,
      died at Aberdeen, 10th July (illegible, poss. 1870), age (poss. 71 yrs) [grave, St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

    3. David Scott,
      died in India, 27th Nov 18--, age think 22 yrs [grave, St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

    4. Sophia Scott,
      bapt 10th July 1815 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen],
      died 28th Oct 1831, age 16 yrs [grave, St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

    5. George Scott.

    6. James Scott [James C. Scott],
      died think at Aberdeen [grave, St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

  8. William Gibbon,
    bapt 22nd Jan 1780 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

  9. Isabella Gibbon,
    bapt 13 June 1781 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
    [Johnson, 1894] thought born Aberdeen, 13 July 1781.
    Gibbon family tree says "Isabel".
    She mar 1810 to Alexander Morice [born 27 June 1774] and had issue.

  10. Sophia Charlotte Gibbon,
    bapt 3 May 1786 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
    Gibbon family tree says went as "Charlotte".
    She died at Inver, near Dunkeld, Tayside (see map), 13 June 1804, age 18 yrs.
    She was bur within the walls of Dunkeld Cathedral.
    Her name recorded on Gibbon grave at Nigg Bay.

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