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William Gibbon, of Seaford Grange



William Forbes Gibbon listed in 1897 as owning (by descent) a portrait of Provost George Skene.
From p.183 of [Munro, 1897].


  
William Gibbon,
William Forbes Gibbon,
born 14 Feb 1838, in Gorakhpur district (near Nepal border), N India.
He is listed as "indigo planter" at mar 1869.
He mar 15 Feb 1869, at Meerut, India, to Margaret Ann Jane Vincent [born 1847, Meerut, dau of George Villers Vincent]. See mar entry.
At dau's bapt 1871 he is listed as "indigo planter" living at Birdpore, "an outstation of" Gorakhpur, India.

Moves to England:
He moved to England before 1881.
They are listed in April 1881 census at Seaford Grange, near Pershore, Worcestershire. He is "Farmer 240 Acres, Employing 15 Men, 4 Boys & 6 Women". His sister Barbara and husband are with them.
He is "William F. Gibbon, Pershore" who is listed in [Munro, 1897] as a known descendant of Katherine Skene and David Ædie.
He died 1906, Kensington district, age 68 yrs.
Margaret is listed in 1911 census at Weston Lodge, 4 Adelaide Road, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire (see map). Her husband's 2nd cousin Florence Gibbon is staying with her.
William and Margaret had issue:


  1. Emily Vincent Gibbon,
    born 2 Aug 1870, Gorakhpur, India,
    bapt 12 Feb 1871 at Birdpore, Gorakhpur,
    see bapt record,
    at home in 1881 census,
    at home, unmarried, in 1911 census.
  



Seaford Grange, Worcestershire

Seaford Grange, E of Peopleton, N of Pershore, Worcestershire. See map.
  


Seaford Grange, Worcestershire.
From old map. Surveyed: 1884. Published: 1885.



Seaford Grange on modern map.



Seaford Grange.
From street view.
The lost portrait of Provost George Skene was here as at 1897.


  
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