George Gibbs senior of Bristol

1753 - 1818


Bristol West India merchant, brother of Antony Gibbs and father of George Gibbs (q.v.). To date no evidence of direct slave-ownership has been found for him; it is possible that some of the mortgages under which his son George Gibbs claimed in Barbados which dated back to the late 18th century were originally his.

  1. Will of George Gibbs merchant to Bristol proved 14/10/1818. He left his house in Redland to his wife Ann for life, and £10,000 (raised in a codicil to £12,000) in trust at 5% (to be available for use by George Gibbs his son) to pay the interest to Ann Gibbs for life, with the principal to be invested in consols if George Gibbs the son repaid all or any part of the money to the trustees. He left £5000 to his daughter Joanna, £1000 to his sister Sibella Gibbs and £500 to his niece Harriett Gibbs. He left his property in Orchard Street Bristol to his son George Gibbs, and made his son and daughter George and Joanna his co-residuary legatees.


  1. PROB 11/1609/192.

Further Information

Married but no further details
George; Joanna

Associated Claims (1)

£613 7s 9d
Other association

Associated Estates (1)

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
1804 [EA] - → Trustee

Co-trustee of Aylmers under the will of Edmund Jordan with his partners James Richards and George Gibbs, and with Samuel Queneborough.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior partner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Notes →
Also business...
Business partners
Trustee → Testator
Business partners

Addresses (1)

Redland, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England