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Miscellaneous Gibbon

Gibbon of Rolvenden, Kent (Gibbon the Blue Mantle, granted arms 1629)

Gibbon of Rolvenden, Kent (there since at least 14th century).
This family were granted the Gibbon arms in 1629.
Of this family is:

Gibbon of Westcliffe, Kent (Gibbon the historian)

Gibbon the historian is not proven related to Gibbon of Rolvenden

It is not proven that Gibbon of Westcliffe, Kent (the family of Gibbon the historian) is connected to Gibbon of Rolvenden, Kent.
Thomas Gibbon,
of Westcliffe, near Dover, E Kent,
said to be a descendant of Gibbon of Rolvenden, Kent,
bur Westcliffe, 15 Jan 1596 [using [NJ] date format, note that at the time this was regarded as the end of 1595],
had issue:

Philip Gibbon,
mar 1585 to Elizabeth Philpot [born 1567],
he was bur 24 Aug 1629, Westcliffe,
she was bur 16 Sep 1647, age 80 yrs,
had issue:

Thomas Gibbon, born 1590,
mar 2ndly to Alice Selhurst,
purchased the Manor of Kingston, E Kent, 1647,
sold Westcliffe in 1660,
he was bur 19 Nov 1671, Westcliffe, age 81 yrs,
had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. Edward Gibbon,
    bapt 19 Nov 1637, Westcliffe, had issue:

    1. Jane Gibbon, mar John Brydges and had issue,
      ancestors of:

      1. Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges, 1st Baronet, born 1762,
        genealogist, author of [Brydges, 1788],
        died 1837, age 75 yrs.

  2. Matthew Gibbon,
    bapt Westcliffe, 23 Feb 1642 [using [NJ] date format, note that at the time this was regarded as the end of 1641],
    went to London, became prosperous London linen draper, lived Putney,
    Common Councilman of London,
    mar 17 Oct 1667 to Hester Abrahall,
    he died before Oct 1698,
    had issue:

    1. Capt. Edward Gibbon, born 1675, NOT 1666,
      mar Catherine Acton,
      linen draper, made fortune as army contractor,
      lost it all in the "South Sea Bubble" financial crash 1720, he was one of the 20 directors of the South Sea Company when the Bubble burst in 1720,
      "his fortune was overwhelmed in the shipwreck of the year twenty, and the labours of thirty years were blasted in a single day" [DNB],
      inventories of the directors' houses have been published, according to the inventory he was worth over £112,000 in 1720, he was living at Crosby Square, Bishopsgate St, London,
      see [DNB] and [Lowe, 1995] and [Lewis, 1998],
      he recovered after and died wealthy,
      died Dec 1736, age 61 yrs,
      had issue:

      1. Edward Gibbon, MP,
        born Oct 1707,
        "a country gentleman",
        mar 1stly to Judith Porten,
        he died 12 Nov 1770, age 63 yrs,
        had issue by 1st wife:

        1. Edward Gibbon, the historian,
          born 27 Apr 1737, Lime Grove, Putney, London,
          [using [NJ] format, 8 May in [G] format, NOT March].

Gibbon of Dorset (granted arms 1681)

Gibbon of Dorset are not proven related to Gibbon of Rolvenden

Gibbon of Dorset are not proven relations of Gibbon of Rolvenden, but they received a grant of the Gibbon arms in 1681. The grant was approved by John Gibbon of the College of Arms. There is no proof they are related. However:
Nicholas Gibbon,
of Heckford, Dorset [unidentified],
had issue:

  1. John Gibbon,
    born est c.1605.
    He was secretary to Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland in the 1628-1633 period. His master is described as "Lord Weston (afterwards Earl of Portland)".
    He was granted the Gibbon arms by the College of Arms, entered 27 June 1681.
    See notes which say "Probably for his post under Charles II".

  2. Dr. Nicholas Gibbon,
    Church of England clergyman and writer,
    born Poole, Dorset, 1605.

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