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James Gibbon

Capt. James Gibbon forming a whaling company at Aberdeen in 1783.
From p.81 of [Clark, 1921].

James Gibbon,
born 1742 or 1743.
He was a ship's captain and merchant in Aberdeen.
He mar 1766 to Sophia Gibbon [bapt 28 Aug 1745].
He was a partner in the Aberdeen Whale Fishing Company (founded 1783). They had two ships, Latona and Hercules. Capt. Arthur Gibbon also had a share in the company and its ships.
At wife's death 1801 he is listed as "Shipmaster".

Sophia died 16 Aug 1801, age 55-56 yrs. NOT 1810.
She was bur Aug 1801 at Nigg Bay.
Burial entry is confusing. It might say buried 11 Aug. Or it might say buried between 11 and 20 Aug.

He must be the James Gibbon who was Vice President of the Shipmaster Society, Aberdeen, as at Jan 1804.
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 8 June 1767 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen], must have died in infancy.
  2. Janet Gibbon, bapt 12 Aug 1768 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
  3. Sophia Gibbon, bapt 20 Nov 1771 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen], must have died young.

  4. Alexander Gibbon,
    born 1773,
    bapt 5 May 1773 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

  5. James Gibbon,
    bapt 18 Nov 1774 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
    He was a merchant. 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.
    Alexander Gibbon and James Gibbon, merchants, are listed with an office at 31 Quay, Aberdeen in [Aberdeen Directory, 1824-25]. And listed there in [Aberdeen Directory, 1829-30]. And up to 1834-35.
    James is listed as living with his brother Alexander and family at 30 Quay, Aberdeen, in [Aberdeen Directory, 1824-25].
    "James Gibbon", merchant, is listed at 4 Quay, Aberdeen, in [Aberdeen directory, 1829-30].
    He may be "James Gibbon" who is listed at 12 Quay, Aberdeen, in [Aberdeen directory, 1840-41]. Though this address was formerly home of a cousin's family.
    He died unmarried, 14 Dec 1848, age 74 yrs.
    He was bur 18 Dec 1848 at Nigg Bay.

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

  7. Ann Gibbon,
    or Anne, bapt 30 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, 10 July (illegible, poss. 1870), age (poss. 71 yrs) [grave, St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

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

    4. Sophia Scott,
      bapt 10 July 1815 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen],
      died 28 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 22 Jan 1780 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].

  9. Isabella Gibbon,
    bapt 13 June 1781 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen].
    [Johnston, 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.

James Gibbon listed as Vice President of the Shipmaster Society, Aberdeen.
From Aberdeen Press and Journal, 11 January 1804.


James Gibbon grave at Nigg Bay

Location: On ground at E gable end of church.

James Gibbon grave, Nigg Bay.
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From findagrave. Added 2018.

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