Edward Gibbons

1764 - 1857

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Of Michaels Grove Brompton Middlesex, unsuccessful claimant in British Guiana as owner on plantation Profit, under which the compensation was paid to the Daniels merchant firm of Bristol and London, but apparently successful with a smaller award on Plantation Sarah in the face of a counterclaim from the Daniels.

  1. In 1841 Edward Gibbons aged 75, his wife Anne 65 and his son Kenrick 30 were living at Michaels Grove Brompton. In 1851 the same family was at Craven House St Luke Chelsea, Edward Gibbons aged 87 annuitant born Westminster, Anne aged 79 born Yorkshire and Kenrick aged 40 born Bath. Will of Edward Gibbons of Brompton proved 21/07/1857.

  2. The will confirms the linkage with British Guiana. Under the will, Edward Gibbons left the Pln Sarah to his wife Ann, son Kenrick Augustus, son-in-law John Roberts of the Middle Temple and Maria his wife. A connection between Edward Gibbons and the family of Sir John Gibbons (q.v.) of Stanwell (whose grandmother's maiden name was Kenrick) is strongly suggested by the name of Edward Gibbons' son Kenrick, and Edward Gibbons was almost certainly the uncle of Sir John Gibbons, and the same man as the Edward Gibbons of Bath the brother named in the will of Robert Gibbons (q.v.) in 1805.

Sources

T71/885 British Guiana no. 379 (Profit): claim by Edward Gibbons, as owner. Counterclaim by the Daniels, as mortgagees for £36529 12s 8d. Admitted. Edward Gibbons was of Michael Grove, Brompton, Middlesex (withdrawal in T71/1255). T71/885 British Guiana no.615 (Sarah). The Daniels counterclaims strongly imply a linkage between the Edward Gibbons of the two claims.

  1. 1841 and 1851 censuses online; PROB 11/2254/344

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Anne
Children
Kenrick

Associated Claims (2)

£9,653 0S 9D
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)
£430 3S 2D
Awardee

Associated Estates (4)

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
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Executor

Edward Gibbons registered approximately half the enslaved people on the Bushy Park estate in 1817 as executor of his brother Robert and half as owner. The estate at that time appears to have been divided into two, known as East Side and West Side

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner

Edward Gibbons registered approximately half the enslaved people on the Bushy Park estate in 1817 as executor of his brother Robert and half as owner. The estate at that time appears to have been divided into two, known as East Side and West Side. It is possible this became Pln Sarah.

1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Executor
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

NB Edward Gibbons received the compensation for 8 enslaved people on Pln Sarah: the estate had held 135 enslaved people in 1826.


Relationships (3)

Brothers
Uncle → Nephew
Brothers

Addresses (2)

Craven House, Chelsea, London, Middlesex, London, England
Michael's Grove, Brompton, London, Middlesex, London, England