George Gibbs

27th Dec 1779 - 1863

Claimant or beneficiary


Bristol West India merchant, partner in Gibbs & Bright, cousin of William Gibbs of Tyntesfield (1790-1875), who was one of his executors.

  1. Son of George Gibbs senior (1753-1818) and Esther Farr. Married 1802 Salvina Hendy (died c. 1809), the daughter of Henry and Henrietta Hendy, Barbadian merchants. Married cousin Harriet Gibbs, daughter of Anthony, 1814. Partner with his father in George Gibbs & Son, and then with Robert Bright in Gibbs, Bright (q.v.)  Retired c. 1839 but left his capital in the firm and invested a share of a further £9000 to develop the plantation trade.  Died 1863, sp.: the £60,000 capital in his firm was paid out to his estate. He left Belmont House to his cousin Joseph, Anthony Gibbs' youngest son. His personal estate was £90,000. 

  2. Invested or co-invested with Robert Bright in Bristol Dock & Canal Company, Great Western Cotton Works, Clifton Bridge, the Great Western Railway, in which both were promoters and directors, and the Great Western Steamship Company.


T71/898 Barbados claim no. 3130; T71/860 Manchester claim no. 272 (Auchenbeddie (sp?)). 

  1. National Probate Calendar 1863; Elizabeth Neill, Fragile fortunes: the origins of a great British merchant family (Wellington, Somerset, Rylands, 2008).

  2. Ibid pp. 379-80.


Further Information

(1) Salvina Hendy (2) Harriet Gibbs
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (8)

£1,464 4s 4d
Unsuccessful claimant (Assignee)
£1,137 19s 4d
£5,348 1s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant
£1,242 16s 10d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£3,181 13s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)
£613 7s 9d
£1,526 12s 0d
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)
£5,928 15s 9d
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1834 [EA] - → Judgement creditor
1804 [EA] - → Trustee

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

1822 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (4)

Name partner
Firm Investment
notes →
28/02/1738: "Deed of Partnership - (1) Joseph Bell Clarke of Manchester, cotton manufacturer, William Edward Acraman, Alfred John Acraman, Philip William Skynner Miles, Thomas Kington, Peter Maze,...
Railway Investment
Portbury Pier and Railway [1846427]  

Relationships (5)

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

Addresses (2)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Belmont House, Wraxall, Somerset, South-west England, England