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William Gibbon

Marriage of William Gibbon and Margaret Innes, 4 Feb 1729.

William Gibbon,
or Gibbons.
"Gibbon" at marriage. "Gibbons" at children's baptisms. Family used "Gibbon" consistently after.
He was a carpenter (would be ship building, family business with his father).
Lived at Torry, just outside Aberdeen.

He mar 4 Feb 1729 to Margaret Innes.
She might be relation of his sister's husband Thomas Innes.
A century later, in 1835, Alexander Gibbon married an Innes. This may not be a relation.
William and Margaret mar at St.Nicholas' church, Aberdeen. See entry.

"William Gibbons" was "cautioner" for the marriage of his sister Margaret to Thomas Innes in 1731. He is listed as carpenter, of Torry.
William is listed as "carpenter" of Torry at children's baptisms 1732 to 1738.
He sp bapt of his niece Anna Gibbon, Nigg, 23 Sept 1733. He is carpenter, of Torry.
William and Margaret were both buried at St.Fittick's church, Nigg Bay, Torry, Aberdeen. No gravestone.
They had issue:

  1. Capt. Arthur Gibbon,
    born est c.1730.

  2. Jane Gibbon,
    bapt "Jean", St.Fittick's, Nigg Bay, 15 Jan 1732.
    Scotland is already using new style year, so this is new style 1732.
    She did not marry.

  3. Capt. William Gibbon,
    bapt 26 May 1734 [St.Fittick's, Nigg Bay].
    NOT 1732.
    ScotlandsPeople has a clean transcript of the page which is clearly 1734, and the damaged original, which it mis-labels as 1732.
    Note 1732 makes no sense given the baptism of the other child Jean.

  4. Capt. Robert Gibbon,
    born 23 Aug 1738, NOT 1739,
    bapt 29 Aug 1738 [St.Fittick's, Nigg Bay].
    Sea captain.

  5. Ann Gibbon.
    She died unmarried.
    Listed in [Alexander Gibbon family tree].
    Perhaps this is confusion with Jane (this tree doesn't list Jane).

Baptism of Jean Gibbon, Nigg, 15 Jan 1732.

Baptism of William Gibbon, Nigg, 26 May 1734.
See original.

Baptism of Robert Gibbon, Nigg, 29 Aug 1738.


William Gibbon grave, Nigg Bay


William Gibbon is buried in plot 6 of the Gibbon graves in the NE corner of Nigg churchyard.
From notes on Gibbon graves at Nigg.

Margaret Innes is buried in plot 5.

Map of the Gibbon graves in the NE corner of Nigg churchyard, showing plots 5 and 6.
From notes on Gibbon graves at Nigg.

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