Humphrys genealogy

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My wife's ancestors - Gibbon - Contents

Rev. Charles Gibbon

Rev. Charles Gibbon,
born Nov 1789, Aberdeen.
He mar 1813 to Ann Duff [born 1787, descendant of Robert II, King of Scotland and Henry I].
Minister of Lonmay, NE Aberdeenshire, for more than 60 years.
Ann died 11 Dec 1867, age 80 yrs.
He died 5 Feb 1871, age 81 yrs.
They had issue:

  1. Charles William Gibbon,
    born 18 Sept 1820.
    Ancestor of:

  2. Annie Grace Gibbon,
    Ann Grace Gibbon,
    born 18 Jan 1830,
    bapt Feb 1830, Lonmay.
    She mar 1848 to Robert Boyd Tytler and had issue.
    Ancestors of:

    • Beryl Duff-Tytler.
      She mar --- Mitchell.
      Researched family tree.
      Author of [Mitchell, 1996].

  3. Sir William Duff Gibbon, Kt,
    of Aberdeen, born 22 July 1837 [mother age 49].
    He is probably "William D. Gibbon" who was educ at [Aberdeen Grammar School] from the 1848-1849 year to the 1850-1851 year.
    He left Aberdeen 1855 (age 18) to grow coffee in Ceylon under his brother-in-law Robert Boyd Tytler (age 36).
    He grew coffee on estate just outside the city of Kandy, Ceylon.
    He mar Katherine Murray [dau of Andrew Murray, of Aberdeen area].
    He prospered in Ceylon. Member of the Legislative Council. Chairman of the Planters' Association of Ceylon.
    Knighted for his services in Ceylon.
    Retired to England c.1911.
    He died 1919, age 82 yrs.
    He and his wife had issue:

    1. Dr. John Murray Gibbon,
      born 1875, Ceylon.
      He was educ Aberdeen and Oxford and Gottingen universities.
      He emigrated to Canada 1913.
      Scottish Canadian writer, enthusiast of Canadian folk culture, cultural promoter.
      An important figure in formation of a bi-lingual, multicultural, Canadian national culture.
      He died Montreal, 1952, age 77 yrs.

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