Humphrys genealogy

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William Gibbon, of Seaford Grange

William Gibbon,
William Forbes Gibbon,
born 14 Feb 1838, in Gorakhpur district (near Nepal border), N India.
Not to be confused with his 1st cousin William Forbes Gibbon.
He is listed as "indigo planter" at mar 1869.

He mar 15 Feb 1869, India, to Margaret Ann Jane Vincent [born 1847, Meerut, dau of George Villers Vincent].
She is "Margaret Ann Jane" on mar cert, and in census. [Wyllie, 2020, p.349] has her as "Anne Vincent".
They mar at Meerut, India. 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.

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


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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