John Hibbert

3rd May 1768 - 11th Sep 1855


John Hibbert of Bray Wick, Berkshire.

  1. Son of John Hibbert (1732-1769) and his wife Janet Gordon. Born 03/05/1768 and baptised 10/06/1768 at St Ann's, Manchester. At Eton 1779, King's College Cambridge 1786-1791, died 11/09/1855 and buried at Highgate Cemetery. Married Charlotte, daughter of Thomas Sumpter of Histon House in Cambridgeshire, 02/04/1800.

  2. Trustee for Agualta Vale Estate and Pen in St Mary, Jamaica, named in the will of his brother Thomas Hibbert (1761-1807). The property was in trust for the use of Thomas Hibbert (1795-1845) in tail for heirs male.

  3. Living at 47 Great Ormond Street, London, in the censuses of 1841 and 1851. Of 47 Great Ormond Street, age 87, in his burial record 15/09/1855.

  4. John Hibbert and John Hibbert junior, of 47 Great Ormond Street both resigned as directors of the London and South Western Railway in 1847. John Hibbert junior was evidently re-elected: "The proprietors have also to regret the resignation of Mr Hibbert, whose punctual attendance to his duties and zealous devotion of his mind and influence, from the first formation of this Company [in 1838] till the recent decline in his health, it is impossible for his colleagues to pass over in silence. In proposing his son, Mr John Hibbert, as his successor, the directors are assured that their recommendation will meet with the ready acquiescence of the proprietors."


  1. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 4 p. 196.

  2. Ibid. p. 197.

  3. Censuses online 1841, 1851., London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  4. Railway Times vol. X pp. 226, 280, 305 (1847).

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Charlotte Sumpter
John (1811-)
Eton [1779 ]
Cambridge (King's College) [1786-1791 ]

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1807 [SY] - 1855 [EY] → Trustee
1807 [SY] - 1855 [EY] → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Railway Investment
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Director of the company from its inception until...

Relationships (4)

Son → Mother
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

47 Great Ormond Street, London, Middlesex, London, England