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William Gibbon of Viewfield

Location of Viewfield, Aberdeen.
From 1912 map of Aberdeen.

William Gibbon of Viewfield, born Oct 1772.
He is described as "William Gibbon, Junior" at mar and at his children's baptisms (to distinguish from his grandfather and uncle).
He is described as "merchant" of Aberdeen at mar.

He mar 15th June 1797 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen],
though mar notice in Aberdeen Journal says mar at Springhill (his wife's home),
to Margaret Forbes [descendant of Edward III, born 1774 or 1776, dau of William Forbes of Echt and Springhill, merchant, by his wife Elizabeth Arbuthnot, dau of Dr. Thomas Arbuthnot of Balglassie and of Arbuthnottshaugh].
Dr. Thomas Arbuthnot is son of John Arbuthnott, descendant of James IV, King of Scotland and of Edward III.

William and Margaret lived Viewfield, Aberdeen.
He is described as "merchant" at children's baptisms, and "merchant" of Aberdeen in brother Arthur's marriage contract 1815, and "merchant" in his burial notice.

William dies, 1823:
He died at Viewfield, 19th July 1823, age 50 yrs, leaving her with 10 children from age 6 to 25.
See death notice in Aberdeen Journal.
He was bur 24th July at Nigg Bay.

Margaret left Viewfield immediately.
She is "Mrs. William Gibbon" listed at various addresses thereafter:

Margaret dies, 1852:
She died 1st July 1852, "in her 76th year" [grave] or age 78 yrs [burial record],
bur 7th July at Nigg Bay, NOT at Viewfield.
The "Misses Gibbon" (her unmarried daughters Elizabeth and Barbara) are listed at 6 Bon Accord Square in [Aberdeen Directory] 1854-55.
William and Margaret had issue:

  1. Elizabeth Gibbon,
    born 20th June 1798 [grave, Nigg Bay],
    bapt 4th July [St.Paul's, Aberdeen],
    after grandmother on mother's side,
    didn't marry,
    lived with widowed mother in Aberdeen,
    her and sister Barbara are listed as living 6 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen, in [Aberdeen Directory] 1854-55,
    she later lived 152 Crown St, Aberdeen,
    died 152 Crown St, 11th Mar 1888, age 89 yrs,
    death notice in Aberdeen Journal describes her as last survivor of family of late William Gibbon of Viewfield,
    bur Nigg Bay.

  2. Robert Gibbon, born 26th Oct 1799,
    bapt 12th Nov [St.Paul's, Aberdeen],
    after grandfather on father's side,
    died 25th Mar 1800, age 5 months, bur Nigg Bay.

  3. William Forbes Gibbon, born 15th Dec 1800,
    bapt 24th Dec [St.Paul's, Aberdeen],
    would be named after grandfather on mother's side,
    went to India,
    child born in India in 1841, he is listed as "merchant",
    though later [Deed, 1864] describes him as late of Thurloe Square, South Kensington, London,
    will dated 17 June 1852, codicil 6 Aug 1852,
    died at sea, Aug 1853, age 52 yrs, "drowned on his passage from Melbourne" (would be Melbourne, Australia),
    grave inscription at Nigg Bay, though presumably not buried there,
    had issue:

    1. Emily Vincent Gibbon.

    2. Georgina Gibbon,
      born 19 Aug 1841, Garden Reach, Calcutta, NE India [LDS IGI],
      bapt 12 Sept 1841, St. John's Cathedral, Calcutta, see bapt entry.

    3. Thomas Mitchell Gibbon,
      described in [Deed, 1864] as "Indigo Planter" of Peeprah Factory, Tirhoot district, India.

    4. William Forbes Gibbon,
      not to be confused with his 1st cousin William Forbes Gibbon,
      described in [Deed, 1864] as of Shanghai, China; clerk in the firm of Coults and Co., merchants,
      he drew up [Deed, 1864], signed at Hankow, China, 25 Apr 1864.

    5. John Pirie Gibbon, would be after uncle,
      died post-1852 but before the age of 21.

  4. Robert Gibbon (second Robert), born 27th Mar 1802,
    bapt 19th Apr [St.Paul's, Aberdeen],
    after grandfather on father's side,
    mar Mary Wright [though one Gibbon family tree has her as "Miss Haigh"],
    died at Southsea (presumably Southsea, suburb of Portsmouth), 25th Jan 1881, age 78 yrs [grave, Nigg Bay],
    had issue:

    1. Elizabeth Gibbon, mar William King, no issue.
    2. Margaret Gibbon.
    3. William Gibbon, mar --- Boorn and had issue:
      1. Mary Gibbon.
      2. Emily Gibbon.
      3. (son) Gibbon.
    4. Robert Gibbon.
    5. Mary Gibbon.
    6. Arthur Gibbon.
    7. Emily Gibbon [or Emely].
    8. George Gibbon.
    9. Anna Louisa Gibbon.
    10. Charles Gibbon.

  5. Arthur Gibbon, born 29th Oct 1803 (NOT Mar),
    bapt 10th Nov [St.Paul's, Aberdeen],
    died 2nd July 1804, age 8 months, bur 5th July at Nigg Bay.

  6. James Gibbon, born 4th July 1805,
    bapt 19th July [St.Paul's, Aberdeen],
    died 19th Sept 1815, age 10 yrs, bur 23rd Sept at Nigg Bay.

  7. Barbara Gibbon, born 19th Sept 1806,
    bapt 9th Oct [St.Paul's, Aberdeen],
    after grandmother on father's side,
    didn't marry,
    died 3rd Apr 1869, age 62 yrs, bur Nigg Bay.

  8. Thomas Gibbon, born 8th Dec 1807 (NOT 1808),
    bapt 24th Dec [St.Paul's, Aberdeen],
    died "Tirhoot" (Tirhut), N India, 17th Feb 1860, age 52 yrs [grave],
    body would be buried abroad, but memorial on grave at Nigg Bay.

  9. Arthur Gibbon (second Arthur), born 3rd Apr 1809 (NOT May),
    bapt 17th Apr [St.Paul's, Aberdeen],
    listed at death as "merchant", of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh state, NC India,
    died Meerut, 27 Apr 1833, age 24 yrs [memorial on grave at Nigg Bay], [East India Register],
    bur 27 Apr, Meerut [Meerut burial register].

  10. George Gibbon, born 28th Feb 1811,
    bapt 24th Mar [St.Paul's, Aberdeen],
    died Calcutta, India, 16th Feb 1847, age 35 yrs [grave],
    body would be buried abroad, but memorial on grave at Nigg Bay,
    not listed in [Calcutta graves],
    will pr 1847, Bengal region (includes Calcutta) [Bengal Wills: Transcription of wills].

  11. Hugh Gibbon,
    born 19 Oct 1812 (NOT Sept),
    bapt 14 Nov 1812 [St.Paul's, Aberdeen].

  12. John P. Gibbon,
    John Pirie Gibbon, born 1815,
    died Gorakhpur, 4th Oct 1848, "in his 33rd year" [grave],
    body would be buried abroad, but memorial on grave at Nigg Bay,
    will pr 1849, Bengal region [Bengal Wills: Transcription of wills].

  13. James Gibbon (second James), born 1817,
    mar "Mrs. Boule",
    died at Chumparun, N Bihar state, N India (on Nepal border), 3rd Nov 1875, age 58 yrs [grave],
    body would be buried abroad, but memorial on grave at Nigg Bay,
    had issue:

    1. William Gibbon.
    2. Jane Gibbon.

    Must be the same as:

    James Gibbon,
    mar Matilda ---- and had issue:

    1. Bessie Forbes Gibbon, born 22 Oct 1860,
      died 25 Mar 1861, age 5 months 3 days,
      bur Meerut, India [Meerut burial register].

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