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The Gibson family

 

Henry Gibson   (1864 - 1951)

~ Auctioneer and Estate Agent ~

husband of
Penelope Alice Redden

 

 

~ 1864

 

1.          HENRY GIBSON was born January 20, 1864 at Enfield Highway, Middlesex and was baptized at St. James church at Enfield Highway.

Father:     Robert Southam Gibson

Mother:   Ann Ashwell

 

From the Baptism record:

1864 Baptisms --  Page 135. No. 1073.

When Baptized / Child's name / Parents name / Abode / Profession /By whom the ceremony was performed

1864. April 21 Born 20 January 1864  /  Henry  /  Robert Southam Ann  /  Gibson  /  S James Highway  /  Wine Merchant  /  George J Story Curate

 

Enfield Highway is an area in the London Borough of Enfield, North London.  The area was in the county of Middlesex until 1965 when it became part of Greater London.

 

~ The earlier Gibson family

Robert Southam Gibson married Ann Ashwell in 1857.

Ann was a daughter of the Solicitor George Ashwell of St. Albans, Hertfordshire.  Later they lived in the 'Ashwell House' in St. Albans.

Robert S. Gibson was a son of John Sanderson Gibson who was a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic wars. 

From the book Royal Naval Biography by John Marshall

John Sanderson Gibson, Esq.   Was made a lieutenant in 1791, and served as first of a line-of-battle ship at the capture and destruction of a French squadron, by Sir John T. Duckworth, near St. Domingo Feb. 6th, 1806.

John Sanderson Gibson was a son of another captain in the Royal navy, John Gibson, and he served on his ship too.

From a website about Charles North who married a daughter of  John Sanderson Gibson

His father was John Gibson senior, who commanded the Perseus when his son was aboard in 1787.  The father was quite a “Hornblower” type figure, promoted post captain after the battle of Ceuta against the Spanish, when he had 14 musket balls extracted.  He was made superintendant in 1804.

 

~ 1871

In 1871, Henry Gibson, age 6, a scholar, was a boarder in the household of Helen Teale at the Church Hill House on High Street in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire.

Helen Teale was the Governess of the private school.

From the 1871 census of Great Amwell

Name - Relationship – Married or Single – Age – Sex – Profession – Birthplace

High St
Church Hill House

Helen Teale            Head        Unm   30 F    Governess                    Essex   [Sea] Bridge
Fanny [I]ves          Boarder                11 F      Scholars                       Midl     Enfield
Selina Mitchell         "                          15 F           "                                  Do      Panders End
Henry Gibson           "                           6 M          "                                   "         Enfield
Eleana Edwards   Servant                 15 F     General Servant         Herts    Stanstead

 

~ 1881

In 1881, Henry Gibson, age 17, was living with his parents at Verulam Road in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

Henry was listed as a Articled Pupil Law Student.

From the 1881 census of St. Albans

Name - Relationship – Married or Single – Age – Sex – Profession – Birthplace

Verulam Road

Robert S Gibson           Head   Mar    54 M                                                          Bayswater
Ann              "                  Wife      "       43 F                                                            Hertfordshire  St Albans
George        "                  Son     Unm   22 M    Brewer                                         Middlesex        Tottenham
Henry          "                  "             "       17 M     Articled Pupil Law Student           "                   Enfield Highway
Annie          "                  Daur      "       14 F      Scholar                                               "                       "           "
Edward S.  "                  Son         "      11 M             "                                              Hertfordshire  Cheshunt
Helen Mary   "              Daur       "        9 F             "                                                     "                    Wheathamstead
Annie M. Purser          Boarder  "      21 F      Governess                                     Bedfordshire    Arlesey
Elizabeth David           Servt       "      27 F      Cook                                               Sh Wales          Glamoragan
Hannah England             "           "      20 F     Housemaid                                   Hertfordshire  Part Street
Harriet Archer                 "           "      16 F          "                                                          "                  Wheathamstead
Catherine M. A. David   "           "      23 F      Parlour Maid                               Sh Wales          Glamoragan

 

~ 1889

Henry Gibson married PENELOPE ALICE REDDEN in 1889.  They were married in Bedford registration district of Bedfordshire.

From the England & Wales Marriage index:

Name:                              Henry Gibson
Name of Spouse:           Penelope Alice Redden
Year of Registration:    1889
Quarter:                          Apr-May-Jun
District:                           Bedford
County:                           Bedfordshire
Volume:                          3b
Page:                               599

 

~ 1890

John and Penelope Gibson were living in St. Albans, Hertfordshire where their daughter Muriel Corrie Gibson was born.

 

~ 1891

In 1891, Henry and Penelope Gibson were living on Bricket Road in St. Albans.  Henry was described as an Auctioneer.

From the 1891 census of St. Peter Civil Parish in the Municipal Borough of St. Albans:

Name - Relationship – Married or Single – Age – Sex – Profession – Birthplace

Bricket Road

Henry Gibson    Head  M  26 M  Auctioneer   Neither Employer nor Employed  Enfield Highway
Penelope A.  do  Wife  M  20 F                                                                                         London
Muriel C.       do  Daur        5 mo F                                                                                    Herts   St Albans
Albena Pedder     Serv  S  21 F       Cook                                                    Employed        "       Redbourn
Maud Gazeley      Serv  S  19 F       Housemaid  Dom                                                        "       St Albans
Rose Harvey         Serv  S  27 F       Nurse                                                                         Beds   Walbridge

 

There are probably over 50 or more newspaper advertisements and business articles that mentioned Henry Gibson in the newspaper, "The Times" from 1880's to the early 1950's.

They are mainly in the beginning ads mentioned Henry Gibson as an Auctioneer base in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

Henry Gibson was not an ordinary Auctioneer and Estate Agent, he was involved in selling large size properties.

 

In this 1891 advertisement, Henry Gibson was involved in the selling the of the Hanstead House in Bricket Wood in Hertfordshire.

From the newspaper, The Times, Wednesday, October 21, 1891

Hertfordshire. - Hanstead-house, Bricket-wood, a model Freehold Residential Estate of 154 acres, within half a mile from Bricket-wood Railway Station (42 minutes' from Euston), four miles from Watford Station, and four miles from the G. N., L. and N. -W., and Midland Railway (30 minutes' from St. Pancras) Stations at St. Albans, situate in the midst of the most picturesque Hertfordshire scenery and woodland.  The house, on gravel soil, having a southern aspect, stands in an excellent position, overlooking its own beautifully-wooded park, and commanding miles of uninterrupted views, and is approached from Bricket-wood by two entrance lodges, and contains 11 bed rooms, dressing room, bath room and w.c. large entrance-hall, billiard room (built and arranged regardless of cost), dining room, drawing room, library, lavatories, butler's pantry, servants' hail, and other offices.  The drainage and water supplies throughout the house are perfect.

The pleasure and other garden grounds are arranged in the same perfect and complete style, and contain three tennis courts, grape, cucumber, and melon and fern houses.  The kitchen garden is entirely enclosed by high walls, well stocked with fruit trees.

The stabling for the carriage horses, coach-houses, modern farm buildings, laundry and dairies, and workmen's cottages are all in excellent repair, and built and drained on the most improved methods.  The land is in the highest state of cultivation, and pleasingly interspersed with plantations and woodland.

The rivers Ver and Colne run throught the estate, and the trout stream, of about a mile and a half, is well stocked with fine trout and grayling, and in addition to the ordinary mixed shooting the stream abounds with wild fowl.  Many well-known packs of hounds meet in the immediate neighbourhood.  This most compact and faultless Sporting Estate will especially commend itself to gentlemen wishing to be within easy distance of London.

MR. HENRY GIBSON is favoured with instructions from H. J. Peareth, Esq., to SELL the above by AUCTION, at Mart, Tokenhouse-yard, London, on Thursday, November 19, 1891, at 2 precisely, unless previously disposed of by private contract ......"

 

A follow up advertisement on the Hanstead House, Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire.

From the newspaper, The Times, Saturday, November 14, 1891

Hanstead-house Estate, Bricket-wood, Hertfordshire.

MR. HENRY GIBSON begs to announce that the AUCTION SALE advertised for the 19th inst. of this Property has been POSTPONED, but offers for Purchase by Private Treaty will be entertained by Messrs. Mark[b]y, Wilde, and Johnson, Solicitors, 9, New-square, Lincoln's-inn, London; or by the Auctioneer, St. Albans and Harpenden, Herts.

 

~ 1892

Henry and Penelope Gibson's daughter, Margery May Gibson, was born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire on November 23, 1892.

 

~ 1896

In 1896, an advertisement from The Times showing the large size properties that Henry Gibson is involved in selling.  Henry Gibson is based in St. Albans but he has offices at 22 King-street, St. James's and Harpenden and Hatfield.

From the newspaper, The Times, Thursday, April 2, 1896

HENRY GIBSON, Land Agent and Auctioneer, 22, King-street, St. James's, and St. Albans, Harpenden, and Hatfield.

HERTFORDSHIRE MANSIONS, FURNISHED and for SALE.
FURNISHED MANSION, 5,200 acres of shooting, fine trout stream. 1,200gs. p.a.
FURNISHED MANSION, 4,000 acres of shooting. 800gs. p.a.
FURNISHED HOUSE, close to golf links, June, July, and Aug., 20gs. per week.
FURNISHED MANSION, 2,000 acres of shooting, 1,200gs. p.a.
MANSION to be SOLD, 258 acres, close to St. Albans.  £22,000.
WANTED, within 25 miles from London, SMALL, compact PROPERTY, not exceeding £5,000; also
Good RESIDENCE, with Farm Lands, not exceeding £15,000.

HENRY GIBSON, Land Agent and Auctioneer, 22, King-street, St. James's, and St. Albans, Harpenden, and Hatfield.

 

~ 1901

In 1901, Henry and Penelope Gibson and their two daughters are living in the Bleak House in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.  Henry is listed as an Auctioneer.

From the 1901 census of St. Albans:

Name - Relationship – Married or Single – Age – Sex – Profession – Birthplace

Bleak House

Henry Gibson     Head      M  36 M  Auctioneer   Own Account         Enfield
Penelope A.  do   Wife      M  32 F                                                             London
Mariel C.       do   Daur           10 F                                                             Herts   St Albans
Marzy M       do   Daur             8 F                                                                do           do
Kathleen Nunn   Visitor   S   17 F                                                              Bournemouth
Elizth Summers  Serv       S   35 F     House keeper  Dom                    Cambs   Soham
Rose Harvey           do        S  36 F     Nurse (Domestic)                        Herts
Elizth A Allsopp     do       S   19 F     Parlar Maid (Domestic)              London
Lily Collins              do       S   17 F     House Maid (Domestic)             London

 

The Bleak House in St. Albans was originally the Dalton House.  But in 1852 to 1853, Charles Dickens published a story called "Bleak House".

And for some reasons, people mistakenly thought the Dalton House was the place setting for the story and eventually the Dalton House became called the "Bleak House".

 

From a website, http://www.fidnet.com/~dap1955/dickens/bleakhouse.html:

Bleak House was published in monthly parts from March 1852 to September 1853.  It was Charles Dickens' ninth novel.

In the book, Dickens located John Jarndyce's Bleak House near the old roman town of St. Albans in Hertfordshire, about 20 miles north of London.

 

From a website, www.stalbans.gov.uk:

 

In the early 18th century , Francis Dalton, a county magistrate and gentleman, built his country retreat in the fields outside St Albans city boundary, on a quiet rural lane which led from the city centre, then called Catherine Lane.

 

The house was then known as The Folly or Dalton’s Folly, but was latterly known as Bleak House, when it was mistakenly believed to be the setting of the Dickens novel. It is currently known as Dalton House.

 

A picture of the Dalton House / Bleak House where Henry Gibson and his family were living in the 1890's to 1900's.

 

Bleak House, Catherine Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire.
From www.flickr.com.

 

~ between 1901 and 1911

Between 1901 and 1911, the Gibson family moved from St. Albans, Hertfordshire to Wembley Park, Middlesex.

Wembley Park is in the Hendon registration district of Middlesex.  The area was in the county of Middlesex until 1965 when it became part of Greater London.

 

~ 1911

In 1911, Henry and Penelope Gibson and their two daughters were living at 'The Hut' on Oakington Avenue, Wembley Park, Middlesex.  Henry is listed as a Land Agent.

From the 1911 census of Wembley Park:

Name/ Relationship / Age / Particulars as to Marriage / Profession / Birthplace

No. of Schedule - 370.

Henry Gibson                            Head           47 M  Married    Land Agent  Employer        Enfield
Penelope Alice Gibson             Wife            42 F    ditto                                                           London
Muriel Corrie Gibson               Daughter   20 F   Single                                                         St Albans
Margery May Gibson                ditto           18 F    Single                                                         St Albans
Gertrude Mildred Browning   Servant      24 F   Single   Domestic Servant (General)
Employed   Dovercourt Essex

Number of Rooms - 7
Signature                 - Henry Gibson
Postal Address        - The Hut Oakington Avenue Wembly Park

 

~ 1914

Starting around 1914 to the 1930's, Henry Gibson is now mentioned several times in 'The Estate Market' section of the newspaper, The Times.  He is now a Land or Estate agent for companies that were involved in buying land in the (now called) Greater London areas and developing them with houses and parks, etc.

 

In 1914, Henry Gibson was one of those people that were involved in developing Wembley Park.  Henry was an agent for the Wembley Park Estate Company as shown in the following Estate Market .

Henry Gibson may have been involved with that company since 1911 or earlier since the 1911 census shows him as a land agent in Wembley Park.

 

From the newspaper, The Times, Monday, June 1, 1914

DEVELOPEMENT OF WEMBLEY PARK.

The sales of houses and land at Wembley Park reported by Mr. Henry Gibson, agent for the Wembley Park Estate Company, include 11 houses and four sites in Oakington-avenue, 194 freehold plots in the centre of the park, 65 on Wembley Hill-road, and 10 near St. Augustine's Church.  A drainage scheme is being carried out, and the railway service includes some trains which do the journey from Baker-street in 12 minutes.

 

~ 1916

Henry and Penelope's daughter Muriel Corrie Gibson married Cecil Hales Court on September 14, 1916.

 

~ 1917

Henry and Penelope Gibson's younger daughter, Margery May Gibson, married John Barrett on November 24, 1917.

 

~ 1919

In 1919, a company was created called "Metropolitan Railway County Estates Limited" and it was connected to the Metropolitan Railway Surplus Lands Committee and the Wembley Park Estate Company Limited.

And Henry Gibson became their Agent and Estate manager.

 

~ 1920

In 1920, Henry Gibson was mentioned giving a report on the progress in the sales of their homes and properties.

From the newspaper, The Times, Thursday, January 15, 1920

SUBURBAN SITES SOLD.

There has been considerable activity in the properties controlled and managed by the Metropolitan Railway Surplus Lands Committee, the Metropolitan Railway Country Estates Limited and the Wembley Park Estate Company, Limited.

Their agent, Mr. Henry Gibson, reports the following recent sales: - Twenty-six sites, of an acre and upwards, on The Cedars estate at Rickmansworth and Chorley Wood; eight sites, of half-an-acre and more, on The Chalk Hill estate, Kingsbury; 51 plots, sites and a house in Oakington-avenue, Raglan-gardens, Wembley Hill-road, and Magpie-avenue, Wembley Park; 11 shops and freehold ground rents in Hackney-road and neighbourhood, and five sites at Pinner.

With the freehold, 33, King-street, Cheapside, these make a total of £68,493.  The companies, to assist in the housing problem, are erecting 73 houses on the various estates, and have procured building material to erect houses to their client's designs.  Estates and properties have been recently purchased by Mr. Gibson for the companies in London and the country districts served by the Metropolitan Railway, amounting to £95,373.

 

~ In the early 1920's

Somewhere between 1920 and 1922, Henry and Penelope Gibson bought the Parsonage Farm in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.  The farm had 6 acres and some ancient buildings.

 

A picture on a post card of the Parsonage Farm, Rickmansworth

 

from the website http:www.hertfordshire-genealogy.co.uk

 

~ 1922

From the British Phone Books, we find that the first entry for Henry Gibson being listed at Parsonage Farm in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire is 1922.

1922 Phone Book

Page 23

Rickmnswrth  25  Gibson Henry ……………………….. Parsonage farm

 

The information is the same in the phone directory for the years 1923, 1924, 1936, 1937, 1938.  Then in the 1938 phone directory, the phone number became 4 digits.

 

1938 Phone Book

Page 875

Gibson Henry, Parsonage farm ………………….. Rickmanswth 2025

 

And it remains the same for 1940, 1941, 1945, 1951.

 

~ 1923

In 1923, Henry Gibson is mentioned and he prepared a book of illustrations of the house plans that the company constructs.  He is involved with projects in Rickmansworth, Wembley Park, and Pinner.  Since 1919 they sold over 400 houses that were built on suburban estates managed by Henry Gibson.

From the newspaper, The Times, Wednesday, April 11, 1923

"METROLAND."

Over four hundred houses have been built on the suburban estates managed by Mr. Henry Gibson (Baker-street Station) since 1919.  He has prepared a book of illustrations and plans of houses.

It contains information about properties known as the Cedars estate, Rickmansworth, and others at Wembley Park, Pinner, and elsewhere along the route of the Metropolitan Railway, the area often called "Metroland".

 

~ 1924

Henry and Penelope's daughter, Muriel's, marriage to Cecil Hales Court fell apart and they were divorced by 1924.  The divorce case probably was a bitter one.

Muriel, in 1924, then appealed at the Divorce court with a petition for restitution of conjugal rights.

The divorce probably put heightened tensions between the Gibson and Court families.

 

~ 1927

In 1927, Henry Gibson was mentioned giving a report on the progress in the sales of their homes and properties.  The company is now building on the Harrow and Uxbridge section.

From the newspaper, The Times, Saturday, January 8, 1927

The Estate Market.

"Metroland" houses and sites are the subject of a report by Mr. Henry Gibson (Baker-street Station), estates manager of the Metropolitan Railway Surplus Lands, Metropolitan Railway County Estates, Limited, and Wembley Park Estate Company.  He says:-

The total sales of properties during 1926 amounted to £105,276, which shows an increase compared with the previous year of £37,225.

The demand for houses, land, and shops on the company's line is decidedly on the increase, and during the coming year it is likely that new developments will take place on the Harrow and Uxbridge section, particularly at Eastcote, Ruislip, and Hillingdon.

 

~ 1931

In 1931, Henry Gibson was mentioned giving a report on the progress in the sales of their homes and properties.  It also mentioned that they are responsible for the creation of Harrow Garden Village and that Henry Gibson sold £125,000 worth of houses, shops, and sites in the year 1930.

From the newspaper, The Times, Saturday, January 3, 1931

The Estate Market

Of 214 acres purchased in 1928, and now known as Harrow Garden Village, 16 acres have been permanently reserved as recreation grounds.  Houses and shops to the value of over £100,000 have already been built there.  It is one of the "Metro-land" properties, managed by Mr. Henry Gibson (Baker-street Station).

He sold £125,000 worth of houses, shops, and sites during 1930 for the Metropolitan Railway Surplus Lands and Metropolitan Railway Country Estates.

 

~ 1932

Henry and Penelope Gibson's ex-son-in-law , the ex-husband of their daughter Muriel, Cecil H. Court died of a tragic death in August 1932.  He fell out of a fifth floor window of the Hotel Great Central on Marylebone Road.

From the newspaper, The Times, Friday, August 19, 1932

Mr. Cecil H. Court, a member of the firm of Messrs. W. H. Court and Son, solicitors, of Grosvenor-street, fell to his death from a fifth-floor window of the Hotel Great Central, Marylebone-road, N.W., early yesterday.

 

~ also in 1932

Henry Gibson was at the Kingsbury station at the opening of the Stanmore extension of the Metropolitan Railway.

A photograph dated December 9, 1932 which includes Henry Gibson (person on the right smoking a cigarette)

 

From the website www.20thcenturylondon.org.uk

The description of the photograph on the website says:

The Stanmore extension of the Metropolitan Railway (Met) opened in December 1932. ..... The opening of the extension was a big event, intended to spur development of new residential suburbs in the area. This photo was taken on the day of opening at Kingsbury station.  ...... On the right, smoking a cigarette, is Henry Gibson.  He was the estate agent for the Metropolitan Railway Surplus Lands Committee

 

~ 1938

Penelope A. Gibson died at the age of 69 on October 3, 1938 at Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

From the England & Wales Death Indexes:

Name:                              Penelope A Gibson
Death:                              1938  Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at Death:                  69
Registration District:    Watford
Inferred County:            Hertfordshire
Volume:                           3a
Page:                                1186

 

From the Index of Wills and Administrations:

Page 555  1938

GIBSON  Penelope Alice of the Parsonage Farm Rickmansworth Hertfordshire (wife of Henry Gibson) died  3 October 1938 Probate London 28 October to the said Henry Gibson valuer.

Effects  £ 588 9s. 2d.

 

~ 1945

On Halloween day, October 31, 1945, Henry Gibson retired from the management position at Metropolitan Railway Country Estates, a position that he had since the company formed in 1919.  Henry remains as a director.

The retirement was announced at the next company meeting in January of 1946.

 

~ 1946

As mentioned above, the retirement of Henry Gibson from the management was announced at the company's meeting at Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire on January 9, 1946.

From the newspaper, The Times, Wednesday, January 9, 1946

Company Meetings

METROPOLITAN RAILWAY COUNTRY ESTATES

Dividend Increased to 4%

Sir Bernard D. F. Docker, K.B.E., the chairman, presided at the TWENTY-SIXTH ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING of the Metropolitan Railway Country Estates, Limited, held at 127, High Street, Rickmansworth, Herts. ......

On October 31 last Mr. Henry Gibson, who had been manager or managing director of the company since its inception in 1919, retired from the management but remains a director.

The board desire to place on record their appreciation of his valued services to the company and are glad that his experience will continue to be available to them.

 

~ 1951

Henry Gibson died at the age of 87 years on August 11, 1951 at Parsonage Farm, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

 

From the England & Wales Death Indexes:

Name:                                Henry Gibson
Death:                                1951  Jul-Aug-Sep
Age at Death:                    87
Registration District:      Watford
Inferred County:             Hertfordshire
Volume:                            4b
Page:                                 228

 

From the newspaper, The Times, Tuesday, August 14, 1951

Deaths.

GIBSON. - On Aug. 11, 1951, at Parsonage Farm, Rickmansworth.  Henry Gibson, aged 87.  Funeral, St. Michael's Church, St. Albans, Friday, Aug. 17, at 12 noon.

 

In September and November 1951, there were two newspaper advertisements.  The first mentioning that by the direction of the Executor of the late Henry Gibson that the Parsonage Farm in Rickmansworth was to be sold by auction.

The second advertisement mentioned that the valuable furnishings including many antique and choice items of the property were to be sold in another auction.

 

From the newspaper, The Times, Tuesday, September 25, 1951

By Direction of Executor of the late Henry Gibson, Esq.

QUAINT old-world FARMHOUSE (scheduled Anctien (sic) building).

"PARSONAGE FARM." RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS.

together with numerous farm buildings and about 6 acres, by AUCTION, date to be announced later, if not previously sold.  Meantime offers are invited. -

Particulars, SWANNELL & SLY, Auctioneers, Rickmansworth. (Tel. 3141.)

 

From the newspaper, The Times, Tuesday, November 13, 1951

By direction of the Executor of the late Henry Gibson, Esq.

"PARSONAGE FARM," RICKMANSWORTH.

The Valuable FURNISHINGS, including many antique and other choice items, which Messrs. SWANNELL & SLY have been favoured with instructions to SELL on the premises on WEDNESDAY and THRUSDAY, 21st and 22nd NOVEMBER, 1951, commencing at 10.30 o'clock precisely each day.  ON VIEW, Tuesday, 20th November, between 10.30 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Catalogues (price 6d. each) from the Auctioneers, at their Offices.  52, High Street, Rickmansworth (tele. 3141); and Branches.

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF HENRY AND PENELOPE ALICE (REDDEN) GIBSON

 

2.  +      MURIEL CORRIE GIBSON was born ca. 1890 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire and was baptized January 25, 1891 in the church at St. Albans.

From the baptism record:

Name:                        Muriel Corrie Gibson
Gender:                     Female
Birth Date:               abt 1891
Christening Date:   25 Jan 1891
Christening Place:  Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Father's name:        Henry Gibson
Mother's name:      Penelope Alice

 

In 1891, Muriel C. Gibson, age 5 months, was living with her parents on Bricket Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire (see above at the parent to see the census details).

In 1901, Mariel C. Gibson, age 10, was living with her parents in the "Bleak House" in St. Albans, Hertfordshire (see above at the parents to see the census details).

In 1911, Muriel Corrie Gibson, age 20, was living with her parents at "The Hut" on Oakington Avenue, Wembley Park, Middlesex (see above at the parents to see the census details).

 

Muriel married Cecil Hales Court.

Click here:  For more information on the Muriel after her marriage.

 

 

3.  +      MARGERY MAY GIBSON was born November 23, 1892 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire and was baptized March 1, 1893 in the church at St. Albans.

 

From the 1976 death certificate of Margery May Barrett:

Date and Place of Birth

23rd November 1892 St. Albans, Hertfordshire

 

From the baptism record:

Name:                        Marjorie May Gibson
Gender:                      Male (sic)
Birth Date:                abt 1893
Christening Date:    1 Mar 1893
Christening Place:   Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Father's Name:        Henry Gibson
Mother's Name:      Penelope Alice

It is not certain if the error of the sex of Marjorie is an error made on the original records or a transcribing error made by the folks at ancestry.com.

 

In the records, Margery is also spelled as Marjorie.

 

In 1901, Marzy M. Gibson, age 8, was living with her parents in the "Bleak House" in St. Albans, Hertfordshire (see above at the parents to see the census details).

In 1911, Margery May Gibson, age 18, was living with her parents at "The Hut" on Oakington Avenue, Wembley Park, Middlesex (see above at the parents to see the census details).

 

Margery married John Byrne Barrett.

 

Click here: For more information on Margery after her marriage.

 

 

Sources:

1.     1787  John Sanderson Gibson serving on his father, John Gibson's, ship.  On a webpage about Charles North online at http://charles-north.com/html/notes12.html.  Searched December 12, 2010 sunday 7:29 PM.

2.     1806  John Sanderson Gibson in the Royal Navy.  Royal Naval Biography..., by John Marshall, page 349.  Online at Google Books.  Searched December 12, 2010 Sunday 7:17 PM.

3.    1857 Marriage of Robert Southam Gibson and Ann Ashwell.  Civil Registration Index, 4th Quarter (Oct-Nov-Dec), Year 1857, District Pancras, County London, Middlesex, Volume 1b, Page 69.  Searched December 12, 2010 Sunday 8:05 PM.

4.     1864 birth of Henry Gibson.  London, Births and Baptisms, Enfield, Enfield Highway St James / 1864 / Image No. 3 Ancestry.com.   Original Page No.  135, No. 1073.  searched December 12, 2010 Sunday 6:56 PM.

5.     1871 census of England, Hertfordshire, Great Amwell, District 4, Image No. 6, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference R. G. 10 1349, Original Page No. 46, Number of Schedule 242, Henry Gibson in the household of Helen Teale.  Searched December 13, 2010 Monday 1:50 PM.

6.     1881 census of England, Hertfordshire, St Albans St Michael, District 11, Image No. 30, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference RG 11 / 1433, Original Page No. 30, Number of Schedule 152, Household of Robert S Gibson.  Searched December 13, 2010 Monday 1:59 PM.

7.    1889 Marriage of Henry Gibson and Penelope Alice Redden.  Civil Registration Index, 2nd Quarter (Apr-May-Jun), Year 1889, District Bedford, County Bedfordshire, Volume 3b, Page 599.  Searched November 20, 2010 Saturday 5:54 PM.

8.     1891 census of England, Hertfordshire, St Peter, District 2, Image No. 23, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference RG 12/1115, Original Page No. 23, Stamped Page No. 50, No. of Schedule 166, Household of Henry Gibson.  Searched November 26, 2010 Friday 6:56 PM.

9.     1891 advertisement of Hanstead-house, Bricket Wood, Herts being offered for sale.  Henry Gibson mentioned.  The Times, Wednesday, Oct 21, 1891: pg. 16; Issue 33461; col C.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com  Searched November 27, 2010 Saturday 6:55 PM.

10.     1891 2nd advertisement of Hanstead-house, Bricket Wood, Herts being offered for sale.  Henry Gibson mentioned.  The Times, Saturday, Nov 14, 1891; pg. 16; Issue 33482; col A.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com  Searched November 27, 2010 Saturday 7:31 PM.

11.     1891 and 1893 baptisms of Muriel and Marjorie Gibson.  Ancestry.com, England & Wales Christening Records.  Original Source: Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England.  Date Range: 1876-1899; Film Number: 991391.  Baptisms: 1891 Muriel Corrie Gibson, 1893 Marjorie May Gibson.  Searched November 20, 2010 Saturday 6:50 PM.

12.     1892 birth date of Margery May Gibson from the 1976 death certificate of Margery May Barrett.  From the General Register Office, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2JD United Kingdom.  Received December 16, 2010 Thursday morning.

13.     1896 advertisement by Henry Gibson.  The Times, Thursday, Apr 02, 1896; pg. 16; Issue 34854; col A.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  Searched November 27, 2010 Saturday 6:34 PM

14.     1901 census of England, Hertfordshire, St Albans, St Albans, District 6, Image No. 37, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference RG 13/1311, Original Page No. 37, Stamped Page No. 136, No. of Schedule 235, Household of Henry Gibson.  Searched November 26, 2010 Friday 7:20 PM.

15.     Information about the Dalton House / Bleak House, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.  Online at http://www.fidnet.com/~dap1955/dickens/bleakhouse.html.  Searched December 7, 2010 Tuesday 8:25 PM.

16.     Information about the Dalton House / Bleak House, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.  Online at http://www.stalbans.gov.uk.  Searched December 7, 2010 Tuesday 8:35 PM.

17.     Photograph of the Dalton House / Bleak House, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/architec/2264963636/.  Searched December 7, 2010 Tuesday 8:52 PM.

18.     1911 Census of England and Wales. County - Middlesex, Registration District - Hendon, No. of Schedule 370.  Household of Henry Gibson.  Online at Findmypast.co.uk.  Searched November 20, 2010 Saturday 4:06 PM.

19.     1914 article mentioning Henry Gibson of Wembley Park.  The Times, Monday, Jun 01, 1914; pg. 17; Issue 40538; col G.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  Searched November 27, 2010 Saturday 7:52 PM.

20.    1916 marriage of Muriel Corrie Gibson and Cecil Hales Court.  London, England, Marriages and Banns, Westminster, St Marylebone All Saints, 1916, Image No. 9, online at Ancestry.com.  Searched November 20, 2010 Saturday 6:42 PM.

21.     1917 marriage of John Barrett and Margery May Gibson.  Certificate from the General Register Office, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2JD, United Kingdom.  Received December 31, 2010 Friday morning -- New Years Eve.

22.     1920 article mentioning Henry Gibson in the Estate Market section of the newspaper.  The Times, Thursday, Jan 15, 1920; pg. 16; Issue 42308; col G.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  Searched November 27, 2010 Saturday 8:01 PM

23.     1922 to 1951 Henry Gibson listed at Parsonage Farm in Rickmansworth.  British Phone Books, online at Ancestry.com  January 5, 2011 1:38 PM

24.     Parsonage farm, Rickmansworth where John and Penelope Gibson lived from 1922 to 1951.  Postcard picture online at http:www.hertfordshire-genealogy.co.uk.  Searched December 7, 2010 Tuesday 9:03 PM.

25.     1923 article mentioning Henry Gibson in the Estate Market section of the newspaper.  The Times, Wednesday, Apr 11, 1923; pg. 8; Issue 43312; col D.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  Searched November 27, 2010 Saturday 8:23 PM.

26.     1924 divorce of Muriel Corrie Court and Cecil Hales Court.  References to the case at National Archives' catalogue online at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk.  Searched December 18, 2010 Saturday 1:31 PM.

27.     1927 article mentioning Henry Gibson in the Estate Market section of the newspaper.  The Times, Saturday, Jan 08, 1927; pg. 19; Issue 44474; col A.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  Searched November 27, 2010 Saturday 8:33 PM.

28.     1931 article mentioning Henry Gibson in the Estate Market section of the newspaper.  The Times, Saturday, Jan 03, 1931; pg. 3; Issue 45711; col G.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  Searched November 27, 2010 Saturday 8:47 PM.

29.     1932 death of Cecil H. Court.  The Times, Friday, Aug 19, 1932; pg. 7; Issue 46216; col E.  Online at  http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  Searched December 17, 2010 Friday  6:58 PM.

30.     1932  picture with Henry Gibson at Kingsbury station, picture dated December 9, 1932.  From the website online at www.20thcenturylondon.org.uk.  Picture Production date 9 Dec 1932, ID No. LTM_1998/40604.  Searched November 27, 2010 Saturday 10:30 PM.

31.     1938 death of Penelope A Gibson.  Death 4th quarter (Oct-Nov-Dec) of 1938, Age 69, District Watford, County Hertfordshire, Volume 3a, Page 1186.  England & Wales, Death Index, online at Ancestry.com.  Searched November 20, 2010 Saturday 8:06 PM.

32.     1938 probate Penelope Alice Gibson.  National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) Ancestry.com.  1938, G, Gi, Image No. 10, Original Page No. 555.  November 20, 2010 Saturday 6:52 PM.

33.     1946 Henry Gibson mentioned retired from management in Oct. 31, 1945 in the company meeting of January 9, 1946.  The Times, Wednesday, Jan 09, 1946; pg. 10; Issue 50345; col A.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  November 27, 2010 Saturday 9:01 PM.

34.     1951 death of Henry Gibson.  Death 3rd Quarter (Jul-Aug-Sep) of 1951, Age 87, District Watford, County Hertfordshire, Volume 4b, Page 228.  England & Wales, Death Index, online at Ancestry.com.  Searched November 20, 2010 Saturday 8:08 PM.

35.     1951 death of Henry Gibson.  The Times, Tuesday, Aug 14, 1951; pg. 1; Issue 52079; col A.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  Searched November 20, 2010 Saturday 8:21 PM.

36.     1951 announcement that Parsonage Farm, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire to be sold by auction.  The Times, Tuesday, Sep 25, 1951; pg. 10; Issue 52115; col A.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  Searched November 27, 2010 Saturday 9:14 PM.

37.     1951 announcement that the furnishing and antiques, etc. of Parsonage Farm, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire to be sold by auction.  The Times, Tuesday, Nov 13, 1951; pg. 10; Issue 52157; col A.  Online at http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  November 27, 2010 Saturday 9:23 PM.

38.     1976 death certificate of Margery May Barrett.  From the General Register Office, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2JD United Kingdom.  Received December 16, 2010 Thursday morning.

 

 

 

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