Lt. Col. William Barton Gibbons

1802 - 11th Aug 1872

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. One of a family group awarded the compensation for Sandfords on Barbados.

    The group comprises: Robert K Gibbons (almost certainly Robert Kenrick Gibbons 1797-1880), William B. Gibbons (almost certainly William Barton Gibbons 1802-1872), both Robert Kenrick and William Barton being the sons of Robert Gibbons (1756-1805) and Margaret Crookenden, and grandsons of Sir John Gibbons 2nd bart.; Emily Fitzgerald, almost certainly née Gibbons, the sister of Robert Gibbons 1756-1805 and aunt of the two preceding men; Martha Taylor, almost certainly Martha Tayler née Gibbons, the sister of Robert Kenrick Gibbons and William Barton Gibbons; Caroline, Mary A and Georgiana Gibbons, probably the infant children of Robert Kenrick Gibbons, although not identified as such in the claim; and Mary Kingolay, presumably a transcription error for Kingslay, Kingsley or Kinglay, who has not been further identified.

  2. Mary Kingolay was Mary Kingsley, identified in the 1832 Barbados Slave Register; Martha Tayler was spelled Taylor in the Register.

  3. William B. Gibbons married Mary Bishop Skeete, 3rd daughter of John Brathwaite Skeete, who was President of the Barbados Council (1813-34?), and Mary Skeete (1780-1862) [q.v.]. She appears to have died at the Mangrove Plantation, Barbados, 5 July 1843.

  4. His second wife, Ann Maxwell Hinds Jackman, was the daughter of John Abel Jackman and unknown (?). They married on 3 April 1845.

    The children of William Barton Gibbons and Mary Bishop Skeete were Emily Craven Gibbons (?-13 June 1866) and Lt.-Col. Frederick FitzRoy Gibbons (12 November 1841-17 May 1914). With Ann Jackman, the children were Marie Louise Gibbons, Elizabeth Maxwell Gibbons (?-5 August 1923), John Abel Gibbons (31 August 1854-1894) and Charles Kenrick Gibbons (9 May 1856-15 April 1918).

    Gibbons was a Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Barbados.


  1. T71/897 Barbados claim no. 2814 (Sandfords).

  2. TNA T71/549, 1832 Barbados Slave Register, p. 265.

  3. James C. Brandow (comp.), Genealogies of Barbados families: from Caribbeana and the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (1983), p. 508.

  4. Family of William Barton Gibbons  

Further Information

Name in compensation records
William B. Gibbons
(1) Mary Bishop Skeete; (2) Ann Maxwell Hinds Jackman
With (1) 1 daughter, 1 son; with (2) 2 daughters, 2 sons

Associated Claims (1)

£1,660 7s 2d

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
1845 [EA] - → Other
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Administrator

Relationships (5)

Nephew → Aunt
Brother → Sister
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law
Son-in-law → Father-in-law