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2007_Death_Certificate_Dorothy_GIBSON_nee_PERKINS.pdf
2007_Dorothy_GIBSON_Eulogy_by_Uncle_Charles.mp3
Eulogy given by Charles GIBSON for his mother Dorothy GIBSON nee PERKINS. This was a part of the memorial service held on the 23rd February 2007 at Holy Trinity Church, Kirk Ireton.

1997_Death_Eileen_ZIHNI_nee_MOODY.pdf

1990
Kate GIBSON

1990  

Spring 1971
After the christening of Kate GIBSON at The Turret, Rake, Liss, Hants.
From Left to right
Caroline GIBEY, Dorothy GIBSON, Timmy the dog, Bill GILBEY, ER DELVES, Jill HILL : Aunty Wyn JONES, Michael GOLDING (who gave Felicity away), Paul, Nick, Matt, B DELVES, Diana GUIVER nee MACKEY (Godmother to Kate), Charles GIBSON, Joanna MACKEY, Felicity GIBSON, Greg GIBSON, Dr James MACKEY, Yvonne GOLDING, Lady VAUX

1971
   

29th June 1968
St Mary's, Cadogan Street, London
Dorothy GIBSON with Lambert MARTIN who was a solicitor. At the wedding of Felicity's sister Caroline HILL to Mark DURY.

1968  

1965
Dorothy GIBSON with friends in Uganda

1965       BM DELVES 127 Negative
1965_Letter_Hattie_David_GIBSON_28_Nov.pdf
Box 118, Wainwright Alta 28th November 1965
Dear Aunt Dorothy
Just a few lines to send with our Christmas Greetings. We trust this finds you well and everything going nicely. We are keeping about as usual. This past year has been a fairly good one in respect of business. David started attending the University of Alberta this fall. He wants to get a B. of Com. degree, which will require 4 years study. He has had quite a bit of practicle experience in accountancy; he has helped in my office a lot in the past, and all last summer did accounting work for a pipe laying concern. Faith is taking her last years of High School (Grade XII) and is continuing her musical studies. She also teaches piano to a number of pupils. She is frequently asked to play for special events of one kind or another. Thus she keeps very busy.
Tommy and Danny are in Grades V and iV respectively. tommy likes astronomy and space exploration, and Danny is forever "inventing" something! both are getting to be big boys. We want to say thank you for forwarding the legacy under Uncle Charle's will. We appreciated his thought and love. Will close now as I have a number of letters to write. We send our love to you and Charles and Barbara and her husband. Yours lovingly Hattie and David, David, Faith, Tommy and Danny

1964
Charles GIBSON setting off to Chestertons Estate Agents. Possibly first day of work.
Possibly standing outside Wyn JONES garden.

1964  

Xmas 1963

1963
   

1963
Studio portrait if B GIBSON

1963  

1963_Letter_Jack_GIBSON_to_Charles_GIBSON_8_Dec.pdf
2, Gerald Road, Worthing, Sussex, Phone 9609
Dear Charles, Glad to get your letter and know that we can fix up a meet sometime - I say soon because I shall have to cut out the Ealing visit next Friday and so also lunch with you as I had intended. For I have had to fix up a meet with a sub editor that day in Westminster and as I shall be leading a group discussion in the evening must try and hold myself in or I shall be staggering around like an old man?! But I'll drop you a line soon after Xmas when I've recovered from Xmas with my grandchildren!
It will be a rather shadowed Xmas for you all. But need not be less happy and we shall be thinking of you and send our greetings for Xmas and the New Year. I am , this Xmas, economising on printed greetings for the first time ever! Tho' reluctantly - for it means letter writing 'at the double'. Our best wishes again to Barbara - tell her there is a gleam of hope for her as she is marrying a Yorkshireman.
* They are the salt of the earth - though of course, their nature modesty and lack of pride in their county, inhibits them badly and they don't recognise it!
Your Uncle Jack
* This considered opinion due to my early ministry at Eastbrook Hall, Bradford.

1963 St Thomas's Hospital
Bee GIBSON S.R.N.
Used to use Big Ben as Ward Clock

1963  

1963 St Thomas's Hospital

1963        
1962_CH_GIBSON_Kingswood_School_Obituary.pdf
1962_Death_Certificate_CH_GIBSON.pdf

1960 approx
B GIBSON on holiday somewhere.

1960
   

1960
B GIBSON at Mary Louise wedding

1960  

1960
Went on holiday to Yugoslavia with other nurses from St Thomas', Westminster.

1960  

1960
B GIBSON at Iona
1960            

1960 Iona
Charles, Jennifer, CH, 'B' GIBSON

1960  
 

1960 Iona
CH, Charles, B & Jennifer (Jack GIBSON's daughter)

1960        

1960 Iona
Dorothy & Jennifer GIBSON

1960        

approx 1959
Charles GIBSON with Sarah the Boxer dog

1958
   
 
1959_Letter_Jack_GIBSON_to_CH_GIBSON_18_Aug.pdf
47, Bruce Avenue, Worthing, Sussex. 14 Aug 1959
Dear Chas, Delighted to learn that you and family - less one - are having a good break at Cannes.
My only criticism - which please pass on with my love to Dorothy - is that I am just horrified at the callous and almost brutal way in which you are all leaving poor little Barbara on her lonesome here in England. It seems to me a cruel desertion by the side of which the incidents of the Musgroves? (was that the name of your neighbours so carelessly treated by their children?), let alone the Clark Gibsons, being left to themselves whilst their family go about their lawful occasions, seem negligible.
I'm thinking of writing to "The Times" about it, or even asking The Croydon Corporation to think again about the J.P.s they put in office. It's another sign of the now generally admitted decadence of the country.
Love to you all, Jack

1958 approx
CH GIBSON at Iona, Radcliffe Road, Croydon.

1958    
1958_Newspaper_Alderman_Retires.pdf
[Probably The Croydon Times or Croydon Advertiser]
After 37 years' service to the town as a councillor, alderman and, for one year, as Mayor, Ald. Charles Herbert Gibson has retired from Croydon Council. Ald. Gibson came to Croydon 48 years ago, when he joined a small firm of builders. since then, he has become one of Croydon's most prominent public figures and a leading businessman. His services to the town were recognised in 1954 when he was made a Freeman of the Borough. He is also a Deputy-Lieutenant of Surrey.
Ald. Gibson was elected to the council in 1921 and he soon made his mark as a man who was prepared to fight for any cause on which he felt strongly. He became known as the "chief tram scrapper," because of his persistent efforts to get rid of the trams then controlled by the council.
Ald. Gibson led the successful campaign soon after the last war which led to the trustees of the Crystal Palace, of whom he was one, reinstating a sports centre onthe derelict grounds.
He founded, in 1913, the building firm of C.H. Gibson Ltd., which employed about 300 people, and for over 30 years has been a director of Stewart Klitz and Co., the Croydon firm of estate agents. Ald. gibson served as an Army officer in both world wars.
He has had many public interests outside the council. He is a Whitgift governor and was a member of the Croydon Group Hospital Management Committee and the South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board when the hospital service was first taken over by the State. He has been a Rotarian for 35 years.
1958_Dorothy_GIBSON_appointed_Justice_Peace_7_Jul.pdf

1958 approx
B GIBSON probably at Felixtowe, Suffolk, where she went with her friends who were other nurses at St Thomas's Hospital.
Di HODGSON, MOSSCROP

1958            
 

1958 approx
B GIBSON probably at Felixtowe, Suffolk, where she went with her friends who were other nurses at St Thomas's Hospital.
Di HODGSON, MOSSCROP

1958        

1958 approx
B GIBSON probably at Felixtowe, Suffolk, where she went with her friends who were other nurses at St Thomas's Hospital.
Di HODGSON, MOSSCROP

1958        

1958 approx
Nurses from St Thomas's friends of B GIBSON probably at Felixtowe, Suffolk.

1958        

1958 approx
Nurses from St Thomas's friends of B GIBSON probably at Felixtowe, Suffolk.

1958        

Apr 1958
Pont Vechio, Florence.
Went on tour round Italy with three American friends who were also at one year course in French at the Sorbonne Language Department, Paris.

1958
   

Apr 1958
B GIBSON in Florence.
Betti & B at Pompei with Vesuvius in the background.
Nancy & Betti in Pompei
1958            

1957 approx
Charles GIBSON

1957    

1956
Ancaster House.
School Jubilee 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'
1956_Scarlett_Pimpernel_Cast_List.pdf

1956  

1956 approx
Jane ELAM & Ann COOK
Probably taken outside a classroom.

1956
   

1956 approx
B GIBSON at Iona
Charles GIBSON at Iona
Charles GIBSON at St Andrews Prep School, Eastbourne.

1956            

1955 approx
Charles & CH GIBSON and Kim the dog at Iona, Radcliffe Road, Croydon.

1957    

Apr 1955
Bee GIBSON & Ann COOK
On Bexhill Beach, where they went every day in summer term for a swim.

1955
   

1955
B's school Ancaster House, Bexhill-on-Sea.
At school there from Sep 1952 to Jul 1957.

1955  

2 Nov 1954
The date 2 Nov 1954 is stamped on the back.

1954    

10 Feb 1954
Freedom of Borough to Lt Col. GIBSON 10/2/54 is handwritten on the back.
Dorothy can be seen to the seated to the left of CH.

1954        

1954_Newspaper_Freedom_of_the_Borough.pdf
[Probably The Croydon Times or Croydon Advertiser]
Freedom of the borough for Ald. Gibson
Ald. C. H. Gibson, who has served on Croydon Council longer than any other member, is to be the borough's 21st honoury freeman.
The council agreed on Monday to confer this honour on Ald. gibson in recognition of his 30 years' service to Croydon as councillor and alderman and, for one year, as Mayor.
Forty-four years ago Ald. gibson came to croydon and for many years he has been among its leading figures in business and social life as well as in municipal affairs.
Educated at Kingswood School, Bath, he was articled to a firm of contractors and then came to Croydon to join a small firm of builders.
He founded the firm of C.H. Gibson Ltd. (Contractors) in 1913. This firm moved to its present London Road premises in 1928 and now employs about 300 men.
For 29 years Ald. Gibson has been a director of Stewart Klitz and Company, the estate agents.
He was Mayor of Croydon in 1949 and during that year, as a representative member of the Crystal Palace Trustees, he took the leading part in getting a running track and football pitches provided in the derelict grounds. That was before the grounds were acquired by the London County Council.
INDEPENDFENT OUTLOOK
A man with a fearlessly independent mind. Ald. Gibson is never afraid to take the unpopular view on any question.
Soon after he was first elected to the council he became known as "chief tram scrapper" because he felt that the trams, which were then owned by the cororation, had out-lived their usefulness,
He has done some of his most valuable work on the council as chairman of the Planning and Development Committee.
He is governor of the Whitgift Foundation, a member of Croydon Rotary Club and a member of Croham Hurst Golf Club.
Ald. Gibson, who holds the rank of lieut, -colonel, served overseas in both wars. He was in France in 1940 and scrambled back from St. Malo in June with the last of four officers and 91 men of the original company.
Last year Ald. Gibson was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey.

10 Feb 1954
Freedom of Borough to Lt Col. GIBSON 10/2/54 is handwritten on the back.

1954    
Played golf with Ernest Tabener who was the Croydon Town Clerk, wife Norwegian and Basil Monk who was the Chief Director of Trojan cars. (Post Office Vans.), wife Florence.
CH was a member of Addington Golf Course, which was a bit posh so they played at Croham Hurst, as it was convenient.
All three men were given the 'freedom of the borough'

1954 Approx
Malcolm SARGENT, CH GIBSON, Unknown man
Malcolm SARGENT was a famous English conductor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Sargent

1954    

30 Jun 1953
Handwritten on back "Woodside School Sports Junior Boys 30-6-53"

1953  

July 1952 Senior 1/20 at Croydon High School for Girls
B. GIBSON, J HAUGHTON, P. PACKER, V. HILL, P. MATTHEWS, J. WALKELY,
J. TINKLER, M. SHORT, J. GILL, J. BLUNDEN, Miss BOON, M. THOMPSON, S. EDWARDS, B. TANNER
S. MUNNS, E. DREW, N. YOUNG, D. COURT, P. DONALD, M. BALL, J. PACE, C. WOOD
R. DRAPER, J. ANDREWS, E. MACKEY, L. REEVES, V. SMITH, H. WHEELHOUSE
At school there from Sep 1944 to Jul 1952.

1952  

http://www.croydononline.org/history/people/mayors/gibson.asp
Alderman Gibson served as a Councillor for the Central Ward from 1921 until 1930, and again from 1932 until elected an Alderman in 1937 in which office he served until 1958.
Col. Gibson held the office of Mayor from 1949 to 1950 and was admitted an Honorary Freeman of the borough in 1954. He was appointed one of Her Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Surrey in 1951.
In his long career on the Council, Col. Gibson served on many Committees: he was Chairman of the Planning and Development Committee from 1945 to 1949, and of the Air Raid Precautions Committee from 1938 to 1940. After five and a half years' commissioned service with the Royal Engineers, Alderman Gibson undertook the Chairmanship of the Council's Housing Committee. With thirty years experience of the building trade behind him he was unanimously voted the man for the job and he energetically tackled the toughest job of the day providing as many much needed homes in the shortest possible time.
He also represented the Council on several organisations, including the Whitgift Educational Foundation and the Governing Body of the Croydon High School for Girls.

1951 Col. Gibson being invested with Alderman's chain by the outgoing Mayor Stacey (Maurice Robert STACEY was mayor 1951-1952
1951_Newspaper_New_Deputy_Lieutenants.pdf
[Probably The Croydon Times or Croydon Advertiser]
NEW DEPUTY LIEUTENANTS
The Lord Lieutenant of surrey has appointed Ald. James Marshall and Ald. C.H. Gibson, both members of Croydon Council, Deputy Lieutenants of the county.
The qualifications for a Deputy Lieutenant are that he must live in the county of within seven miles of it, and must have rendered worthy service with the naval, military or air forces as a member of one of the services or in a civil capacity.
Ald Gibson served in the Royal Engineers in both world wars and was gazetted a lieutenant-colonel in 1941. Since 1945 he has taken a close interest in Croydon's Territorial Army Units.
Ald. Marshall has done valuable work for the Territorial Army as Croydon's representative on the Surrey Territorial Association.

1951
Dorothy and CH GIBSON visiting Charles at St Andrews School in front of their Rolls which they parked on the cricket pitch.

1951    

1950
They took their school uniforms with them on holiday.

1950  

1950
Charles and B GIBSON at the Lord Mayor of London's Childrens' Party in 'The Mansion House'.

1950    

1949/50
CH GIBSON on duty as Mayor at the fete at the bottom of Radcliffe Road, holding an unknown child.

1950
CH GIBSON and Dorothy

1950  

1949
Col. Gibson held the office of Mayor from 1949 to 1950 and was admitted an Honorary Freeman of the borough in 1954. He was appointed one of Her Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Surrey in 1951.

1949        
1949_Newspaper_Ald_Gibson_to_be_Mayor.pdf
[Probably The Croydon Times or Croydon Advertiser]
Ald. Gibson to be Mayor
LONG YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Prominent business man and Croydon Council member since 1921, Ald. Lieut.-Col Charles Henry Gibson of Radcliffe Road, East Croydon, is to be Croydon's next Mayor. He will take office in May. Tall and lean, crisply effective as a speaker untiring as a champion, Ald. Gibson will wera the mayoral robes with dignity and effect.
Educated at Kingswood School, Bath, he was articled to a firm of contractors and then joined a small firm of builders in Croydon 40 years ago. He started C.H. Gibson Ltd, (Contractors), in 1913, moving to the present London Road premises in 1928, and now employing 350 men. He has been a director of Stewart Klitz and Co. for 25 years.
WAR SERVICE
He served overseas in both wars and has over ten years' commissioned active service to his credit. He was in France in 1940, and scrambled back from St. Malo in June with the loss of four officers and 91 men of the original company. Soon after his election to the council he became known as the "chief tram scrapper" for his trenchant advocacy of that policy. The Council then controlled the local service. He has served on several important committees and is chairman of the Planning and development Committee. He has many public interests outside the council. He is a Whitgift governor and chairman of the Foundation Finance Committee, member of the South-West Regional Hospital Board, chairmanof the Finance Committee of the Croydon group of hospitals, and a member of the Crystal Palace Trustees, in which capacity he engineered the successful campaign to reopen the grounds to the public.
He is a member of several professional bodies, and has been a Rotarian since 1923. He belongs to the Croham Hurst Golf Club. He is married.
Ald. Gibson's election as Mayor will have the support of the council's Labour group. His name was put forward by a selection committee on which labour is represented. Croydon Rotarians at their luncheon on Tuesday, warmly congratulated their collegue on his selection.
1949_Newspaper_Next_Mayor_of_Croydon.pdf
Next Mayor of Croydon
ALD. COL. C. H. GIBSON
A man who has distinguished himself as a soldier, a builder and a civic administrator has been chosen as next Mayor of Croydon. The Mayoral Selection Committee on Monday night unanimously recommended Croydon Town Council to elect Alderman Colonel Charles Herbert Gibson to succeed Councillor Ernest Turner next May.
By profession, Colonel Gibson is a master builder and he is the founder of the well-known firm of C.H. Gibson Ltd., Thorton Heath. When he was first elected in November 1921 he was one of the youngest members of Croydon Town Council. He represented the Central Ward and was appointed a member of the Croydon Finance Committee in 1925.
WORLD TOUR
In January 1930 he retired from the Town Council to go on a tour round the world. On his return, he took an active interest in various organisations in the town and at the Municipal Elections of November 1932, he was returned to the Town Council, again as a representative for Central Ward.
He has served on most of the principal committees of the Town Council and recently has been prominent as representative for Croydon on the board of the Crystal Palace trustees. It is largely through his efforts that plans have been prepared for the reopening of the Palace grounds as a sports and recreation centre.
Col. Gibson first came to Croydon in 1908 and from 1914 to 1918 he was the Commanding Officer of a company in the Royal Engineers. He was wounded and spent eleven months in hospital.
Soon after the outbreak of World War II, he was given leave of absence by Croydon Town Council foir the duration of the war to enable him to rejoin the Forces. He took a commission in the Royal Engineers and went to France, where he was quickly promoted from the rank of captain to major. In 1941 he was promoted from Deputy Commander to Commander in the Royal Engineers with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
IN DUNKIRK RETREAT
During the fateful German advance and the Dunkirk retreat in June 1940, Col. Gibson brought his unit back from Rheims after an exciting journey via St. Malo, with a loss of four officers and 91 men from the original company.
Both Col. Gibson and his wife were on active service in World War II. Mrs. Gibson, who was in the A.T.S., was on the staff of Lady Lawrence.
Colonel Gibson is one of the senior members of Croydon Rotary Club and he has always been promiment in the social life of the town.
He serves as a member of the south West Regional Hospital Board and the Croydon Group Hospital Committee . He is a Whitgift Governor and chairman of Croydon Council Planning and Development Committee.
In his spare time Col. Gibson is a keen golfer, and a member of Croham Hurst Golf Club.
COUNCIL TRIBUTE
A tribute to the work of Col. Gibson was paid at Monday's meeting of Croydon Town Council by alderman L.A. Asaton, chairman of the Finance Committee, who said: "I am sure we owe a debt of gratitude to Col. Gibson for his efforts in bringing into public use a substantial area of land at the Crystal Palace. I hope he will continue his efforts and see that ultimately a building is put on the site worthy of the town of Croydon and the surrounding district."

1949
Iona
It had been built by Mr KENNARD who had then gone to the Post Office to post a letter and been run over by a bus.
C. H. & Dorothy Gibson bought and moved in soon after in 1948.
CH built the swing Louis PERRY's house is behind. The PERRY's remained long time family friends.
1949            

1949
Iona
The gardener & Charles.
Dorothy GIBSON on the swing

1949        

1949
Brighton Road, Purley. Ethel PERKINS, Gladys and Bill LUMSDEN's house. Semi-detached opposite recreational ground next door to church.
1. Ethel Beeching PERKINS nee MILLER, Dorothy GIBSON nee PERKINS, Gladys LUMSDEN nee PERKINS holding Michael, Bill LUMSDEN, B GIBSON. Charles GIBSON at the front
2. Reg MILLER (with dark sweater) man on the right.

1949 2.

1949_Letter_Reg_MILLER_to_Dorothy_GIBSON_31_Mar.pdf
9B Dingwall Avenue, Croydon, 31 March 49
My dear Dorothy.
This is what I overheard yesterday. I had walked along to the "Times" Office to see the coloured photographs of Charles and yourself displayed in the window. Behind me two girls were also looking and I heard one say - "Doesn't she look young! You could take her for Princess Elizabeth couldn't you. But it's like her isn't it." Who these people were I don't know, but I felt fully in agreement with their observations. Moreover, I had all day been connecting you in my mind with another royal personage - The Duchess of Kent. When I looked at you, that is who I felt strongly reminded of. And I thought that even the Duchess of Kent at her very best could not have looked smarter. I think you struck a most perfect note, and nothing nicer could have been turned-out by even the like of Norman Hartnell. you looked perfectly and truly "swell".
There were two other women I also admired. One was Mrs Marshall - to whom I would apply the word "chic". The other, I don't know who it was, but she was shortish, a little elderly and she was dressed in a soft blue. here it was not the clothes, but the very beautiful triple row of pearls she was wearing. They were lovely.
Altogether Dorothy I thought it was a grand day and very enjoyable. A very tiring one for you both and I expect you were glad when you were quietly back at home.
If there is ever any little thing I can do such as minding house or anything at all, please know that I should only be too glad to help, and never hesitate to let me know.
Good luck, good health and a very happy year to you both. with love, Reg

1949_Croydon_Advertiser_Ald_GIBSON_21_Jan.pdf
1949_Letter_Audrey_NESBITT_to_Dorothy_GIBSON_19_Jan.pdf
1949_Letter_Audrey_NESBITT_to_Dorothy_GIBSON_19_Jan_Typed_Out.pdf

Aug 1948
Bovey Tracey, Devon
They went in two cars, so CH could do some independent touring.

1948        

Aug 1948
Bovey Tracey, Devon
They went in two cars, so CH could do some independent touring.
Walking along the front in Torquey, B wearing Jenny Gibson's cast off dress.

1948        

Aug 1948
Bovey Tracey, Devon

1948        

Aug 1948
Bovey Tracey, Devon
B with 'George Richard Hug-Me GIBSON' who was given to B when she was six by Jenny GIBSON who was fourteen.
After B was married ER DELVES threw him away, the sadness for this loss has never gone.

1948        

Aug 1948
Bovey Tracey, Devon

1948        

Aug 1948
Bovey Tracey, Devon

1948        

Aug 1948
Bovey Tracey, Devon
The Cottage they stayed at in the village of Bovey Tracey, Devon.
Charles wearing a homemade swim-suit.

1948

1948
B GIBSON

1946    

30 Oct 1946
The date 30 OCT 1946 is stamped on the back.

1946    

1946 Approx
B GIBSON studio
1948            

1946 Approx
The Spinney, Warren Road, Purley.
B DELVES thinks the car would have been Dorothy's Renault.
.They returned to The Spinney just before the end of the war and lived in a cottage at the bottom of the garden. CH had a Studebaker car which spent the war on blocks.

1946    

1946 Approx
The Spinney, Warren Road, Purley.

1946
 

1946 Approx
Bee had a swing to the left where she watched the red squirrels.
The Spinney was a big house with three acres. CH and Dorothy bought it soon after they married and lived there till 1948 when they moved to 'Iona'.

CH and Paddy

1946        

1946
B & CH GIBSON at The Spinney, Warren Road, Purley.

1946    

1944
CH GIBSON

1944    

11 Oct 1943
Written on the back "Barbara Mary aged 3!!"
Stamped on the back "Portrait by Columbia Studios 11 Oct 1943 315/317 Oxford Street, London, W1 and branches."

1943  

1943 approx

1943

1943 Approx
Dorothy's mum Ethel looked after Barbara through the war while Gran joined the 'Auxiliary Territorial Service' (ATS) and went to work for Lord and Lady Lawrence as a secretary. She worked in a beautiful old house called 'The Wardrobe' in Wilton, Nr Salisbury. This was originally Henry VIII's wardrobe? She drove a Renault.
These photo's look like they were taken at that time.
1. Dorothy is second from left, Salisbury Cathedral behind.
2. Dorothy is seated left.
1943            

1943 Approx
Don't know who these ladies are, but they must have worked at the same place.
1943            
1943 Approx
Dorothy GIBSON studio photo's in uniform.
       
     
       
     

1942
B GIBSON St David's, Wales.

1946    

1942 Approx
Jackson, Andy, Rylar
CH 2nd from right.

1942  

16 May 1942
Dated on back of both profile photo in Dorothy GIBSON nee PERKINS handwritting 16.5.'42

1940        

16 Oct 1941
The photo is dated with a stamp on the back '16 OCT 1941'
Barbara's 2nd Birthday.

1941  
1940_Letter_CH_GIBSON_to_Reg_MILLER.pdf
Manor House, Tettenhall, Staffs. 12.11.40
Dear Reg
Many thanks for wire and letter. I sure was a bit peeved hence my note but am quite normal again now. As I said before you're quite welcome to the place for time being but you should:
1) Arrange for light, gas, water for cottage only in your name.
2) Leave key in spots indicated (no other agreed) so that it will be available at all times.
3) Bear in mind we want to get at our stuff.
4) Am paying gardener for two days a week don't think he's been near the place for quite a time if you could just check up a bit should be quite glad.
Sorry to hear you've been groggy and hope you're O.K. by now.
Don't worry about things and make yourself as comfy as poss - life's too short to do otherwise.
All the best, Yours, Charles
1940_Letter_CH_to_Dorothy_GIBSON.pdf
Manor House
Sweetheart. Devil of a job to get these and no more to be had for time being. Only 3 pairs can be purchased at a time. These are the only ones in Wolverhampton of the size. They say they may have more in 3 months. No ? anywhere. Took your watch which will be a week. Sorry colours not too good but no selection.
Feeling very low and depressed don't seem to be able to get on with my job. Thousands of snags if you try and do anything out of the ordinary rut.
Do hope your cold is better
All my love Chas.
1940_Envelope_and_Letter_CH_to_Dorothy_GIBSON_1_Nov.pdf
Manor House 1. XI.40
Sweetie darling
Pyjamas turned up and will be very nice, shall wear them until I come down to you (or you come up here) and then perhaps you could get them down again quickly - yes?
If I could fix up for you to come up to Bridgenorth, where we stayed before for a week or so how would you like that? it's rather a long way out (14 miles) for driving at night but I could do it for a bit you would have company during the day.
Am going to try and get some stockings for you but I don't think the chances are very good.
Had a good run back but it's a long way and I was quite tired did over 450 miles in the three days. Still it was worth it and we certainly had a lovely day on Tuesday didn't we? I'm making other enquiries for a spot for you, but unless we go into the town, which I don't think we want, it's not too easy.
Have taken over the Mess secretary's job at Manor House for time being as the usual officer is away for a few weeks so I am hoping to get a decent cup of tea now! Last week it's been vile.
I shall live on last Tuesday till I see you again.
Do hope you're fit and well by now, All my Love Chas
PS Would you like to write to the people at Bridgenorth?

1940
Whitesands Bay, St David's, Wales.
B GIBSON with Dorothy's Renault.

1940

1940
Whitesands Bay, St David's, Wales.
Gladys PERKINS on left holding dog.

Gladys was a teacher and was evacuated with all her pupils to St David's very early in the war. The children lodged around St Davids. Gladys, her mother Ethel PERKINS and B stayed in the Manse. The children were taught at the Manse.

1940

1940
Whitesands Bay, St David's, Wales.
Photo's of locals dipping sheep.
1940            

1940
Whitesands Bay, St David's, Wales.
Ethel PERKNIS on bridge with B
Dorothy GIBSON with B

1940        

1940
B GIBSON St David's, Wales.

1946    
 
17th June 1940
At St Marla he put most of men on the RMS Lancastria but he stayed behind to wait for stragglers, 17th June 1940 the ship was blown up as it was leaving port. On his return he was interviewed by General BRITTON. ( Probably, Edwin John James BRITTON)
(Lancastia Survivors Association Annual Service at St. Nazarine, St. Catherine Cres.)
http://www.royalpioneercorps.co.uk/rpc/history_lancastria.htm
1940_Letter_CH_to_Dorothy_GIBSON_20_May.pdf
20.5.40
My lovely darling
We've been harassed a bit, haven't had much sleep for a few nights and a different place each night, have found my "lilo" invaluable it's about the only thing I've hung onto. Can't give you an address as I don't know the official one. Have had no mail for a week and don't expect any for a bit. Think we're full of spies. Don't think this will go off for possibly a day or two but I sent you a field post card which should have reached you and in which I said I was OK. A spot of lumbago is all that is wrong and I've been using your linament quite a lot. Rushing around in an 8 HP open car all day and half the night isn't good for a lanky old juggins like myself.
21.5.40
I'm longing to get your letter which I know are piling up somewhere for me. and I can hardly realise it was only a fortnight ago we had such a lovely time together.
We had to move in a bit of a hurry and we've no permanent home yet. If I say more you may not get this. In fact I think they will probably "hang up" everything except filed post cards for a week or so.
I've just heard sweetheart that our old address is the one to use for the present.
If I wanted experiences then certainly had all I want for the next 50 years! The sooner I'm back at the Spinney with you the better I shall like it.
Will try and write again soon but conditions are not easy. I'm living on the beautiful knowledge of your love things would really have been bad if I had not. My lovely background to depend upon. Things will settle down and we will hold this blighter in a few days. My constant and devoted love to you sweetheart.
Chas

1940 (End of March) Ninfield Bay, Sussex.
Written on back of these two photo's Dorothy GIBSON nee PERKINS handwritting
"Barbara Mary GIBSON 5 1/2 months."
Dorothy GIBSON holding Barbara

1940        

1940
Dorothy GIBSON holding Barbara

1940        

1940 (End of March) Ninfield Bay, Sussex.
Ethel Beeching PERKINS nee MILLER holding Barbara
Gladys PERKINS (Dorothy's sister) holding Barbara.

1940        

1940 Approx
Barbara 'B' GIBSON at 5 1/2 months

1940  

1940
CH GIBSON went to war as Lieutenant Colonel. He was based at Rheims. His wife Dorothy, my Grandmother, told me she went went to visit in when he was in Paris. The Germans invaded and Gran was one of the last ones out.
He went back to Rheims and had to burn papers and walk his garrison to the coast.

I am assuming this photograph was taken in France, but have no evidence to support this.

1940    
1940_Postcard_CH_to_Dorothy_GIBSON_17_Feb.pdf
17.2.1940
To: Mrs Dorothy GIBSON, Gisheen, Ninfield, Battle, Sussex, England.
Quite a good crossing. But not much sleep a bit tired but otherwise OK expect to reach final destination about 10am tomorrow. 6" of sloshy snow and boots not too good for that brand of weather! Men standing up to it excellently.
Sorry I did not see you on station but was so busy getting men entrained. We left in good order and had our exact numbers. Do hope you had a good journey and found the mother and Freddie in good condition. Miss you tremendously and even the best of batmen can't take your place!!
Cold practically game and things not too bad. Will write immediately I get to final spot. Love Chas
[A batman was an officer's personal servant in the army]
1940_Letter_CH_to_Dorothy_GIBSON_10_Jan.pdf
Kitchener Barracks, Chatham, Chatham 2936
10.1.40
Sweetheart Wife. I will not bring anyone home on Saturday week, so you can give Dora [CH & Dorothy's housemaid] notice if you like. I think it would be wise. Heard from Sir Herbert, he's making enquiries and will let me know.
The Mother and Gladys must stay till Friday week, if I can get home in the meantime well I'll just come, but don't think it probable. I may get put on orderly officers work soon in which case you are tied to barracks for 24 hours. Glad you've got a pram, off to another lecture.
Heaps of love Chas
Ella and I might come over on Saturday week - will you suggest it to them.

1940 Approx
Dorothy GIBSON nee PERKINS with B

1940  

1939
Lisheen', Ninfield Bay, Sussex.
When the bombs started dropping on Croydon CH moved them to 'Lisheen', Ninfield Bay, Sussex.
Gladys PERKINS with Paddy the dog.

1939    

1939
Ninfield Bay, Sussex.
When the bombs started dropping on Croydon CH moved them to 'Lisheen', Ninfield Bay, Sussex.

1939

1939 Approx

1939        
1939_Letter_Winifred_to_Dorothy_GIBSON_26_Oct.pdf
1, Victoria Avenue, Penrith, Glam, S. Wales 26.X.39
My Dear Dorothy
I feel so ashamed that I have been so long in writing to tell you how delighted I am that you and Charles have a daughter. I had a very hectic week last week as both Jack and Jennifer were down with colds and had to be in bed. This meant a busy time with trays etc so I had very little spare time. Fortunately they are both better now and Jennifer is back at school. Jennifer is most thrilled to have a new cousin and wants to write her! She is very busy most days with school and homework but will probably try and evolve something during the weekend.
I do hope baby gets on splendidly, you will get a great deal of joy out of her I know, children bring work and anxiety but more happiness than anything else in the world (at least I think so).
We would love to get a chance of a glimpse of you both but will have to wait I expect until better days come. Tony is up at Cambridge at the moment but is expecting his tribunal soon. Where he will be sent then we don't know.
Penrith is a delightful spot and seems away from war. As a matter of fact we aren't very far from a dairper? area only 3 miles, but it is hard to imagine as it seems so peaceful.
I had a letter from Ella the other day she and Frank seem very busy, we hop sometime they will be able to get a few days off and come down here. I am sending a little parcel which I hope may prove useful just "coals to Newcastle".
Very much love and every good wish
Yours affectionately Winifred
 

1939 Approx
Dorothy GIBSON nee PERKINS with Paddy the dog.

1939  

1939 Approx
Dorothy GIBSON nee PERKINS with Pat MAHONEY who worked for CH GIBSON Ltd.

1939  

1939
CH GIBSON 2nd right front from middle front row

1939    

1939 Approx
ER DELVES thinks he has a Crown on his lapel, which is for a Major, which would date this photo to the start of the War.

1939  
1939_Army_Form_B199_a_CH_GIBSON.pdf
1939_Army_Form_B199_a_CH_GIBSON_Typed_Out.pdf

Jan 1939
Written on back
"Sayoy, Funchal."
Funchal is in Portugal.

1939

1939
B DELVES nee GIBSON says that they went on their honeymoon to Venice and an extended tour round Europe.

1939        

1938
B DELVES thinks this is soon after they married at "The Spinney", Warren Road, Purley.
They bought 'The Spinny', just after they married, it had a tennis court. They lived there till 1948 when they moved to 'Iona'

1938  
1938_Letter_Frank_to_CH_GIBSON_26_Aug.pdf
26.8.38
Dear Charles, The enclosed telegram failed to reach you before you left after your wedding - although posted at Winchester at 10.45am (just 2 hours run 63 miles), so it will serve to welcome you both home supplemented with our best wishes. We had a cup of tea with Miss Lawrence last Saturday and inspected the alterations etc. to the flat. Ella went to see the old Aunt and I called on Bests for an hour. We hope that Dorothy will find time soon to give us an invitation to 'sup tea' if not to 'break bread' with you both. Had an OK holiday and both feel well. Yours as ever Frank. Ella
PS I have lodged a protest at the Post Office for late delivery of telegram, so please let me have letter back in case it may be required. F
 

1938_Newspaper_Ald_GIBSON_Congratulated.pdf
A Croydon Newspaper Approx Aug-Sep 1938
ALD. GIBSON CONGRATULATED ON HIS WEDDING
At the beginning of Aug Alderman C.H. Gibson, who first joined Croydon Council in 1921, married Miss Dorothy Perkins of Addiscombe. The wedding was kept a secret; indeed the Alderman's Council collegues were unaware it had taken place until he and his bride had left for their honeymoon in the South of France.
Ald Gibson was warmly congratulated by his fellow Rotarians when he arrived at the Greyhound Hotel Croydon on Tuesday to attend the weekly luncheon of Croydon Rotary Club. After lunch, the president, Rotarian H. Needham, wished Alderman and Mrs. Gibson health and happiness in their married life.
"Now," he added, "perhaps he will let us know why he did it."
Replying, Ald. Gibson expressed thanks for the good wishes and congratulations.
"I had been thinking about this step for some time," he said, "and I can assure youy that it came as no surprise to me". (Laughter.)
"Having made up my mind, I did the deed very quickly, and I did it without having anyone present anyone except those absolutely essential for the wedding. Even my closest friends knew nothing about it until twenty-four hours before."

1938_Newspaper_Wedding_Surprise_GIBSON_RERKINS.pdf
A Croydon Newspaper Approx 8th Aug 1938
WEDDING SURPRISE
ALD. C.H. GIBSON MARRIED
A romantic secret, well kept for nearly a week, is revealed in the news that Ald. C. H. GIBSON was married at Croydon Register Office on Wednesday of last week.
Mrs Gibson is an Addiscombe resident and was Miss Dorothy Perkins before her marriage. The couple are now on their honeymoon in the South of France.
Ald. Gibson, who lives in Wellesley-road, is head of the well known firn of building contractors that bears his name, and which has been responsible for some of the most important of recent buildings in the centre of Croydon. He joined the Council in 1921 and was elected to the aldermanic bench last year. The Croydon Repertory Theatre is one of his chief spare time interests outside municipal work.

1938_Marriage_Certificate_GIBSON_PERKINS.pdf
Registration District, Croydon
Marriage solomnized at The Register Office in the District of Croydon in the County Borough of Croydon.
No. 190
When married; Third August 1938

Charles Herbert GIBSON : Age, 56 yrs : Bachelor.
Profession; Company Director.
Residence at time of marriage; Welleslay Road, Croydon.
Father's name; Henry GIBSON (deceased)
Profession of father; Minister of Religion.

Dorothy Ethel PERKINS : Age, 25 yrs : Spinster.
Residence at time of marriage; 24, Stretton Road, Croydon.
Father's name; Alfred Ernest Aldridge PERKINS (deceased)
Profession of father; Station Master (Southern Railway).

Married in the Register Office by Licence before me Phillip J. STEVENS, Registrar. Arthur THORN. Deputy Supt. Registrar.
In the presence of; A.C. PERKINS, Ethel Beeching PERKINS, Stewart G. KLITY.

1938_Note_from_Jack_GIBSON_to_CH_GIBSON_2_Aug.pdf
Tuesday evening 2.8.1938
Dear Old Charles, Ella has just told me the news of your projected marriage tomorrow - a bit short notice for one to collect one's ideas in! - but you'll not need telling that you have my very best wishes for a happy union. You've had a rough patch in many ways and deserve what Ihave always hoped you would again choose, a home of your own and a wife in it.
As I don't know the lady I can't congratulate you, but I can congratulate the lady. Please give her my most cordial congratulations on her good fortune.
All the very best to you old boy and lots of love. Jack

1938 CH GIBSON Ltd Works, Probably London Road, Purley.
In the 1938 photo Dorothy is second from the right on the front row. They married 3 Aug 1938 - the same year!
2nd from left middle row Robert SMITH (Director)
From Left Front row A J CHAPMAN (Director) CH GIBSON (Owner); Pat MAHONEY (glasses); Mrs Mabel BROWN ; Dorothy PERKINS; Stanley PEARD

1938    
1938_Kingston_Jamaica.djvu
Holiday:- Passenger; Charles Herbert GIBSON : Profession; Surveyor : Ship; Carare : Date of departure; 8 Feb 1938 : Destination; Kingston, Jamaica.

1937
Back left to right
Unknown gentleman, Miss May SHAIL, Ella GIBSON, Unknown lady, CH GIBSON
Front left to right
Unknown lady, Aunt Avice CLERK, Unknown lady

1937    

1936 CH GIBSON Ltd Works, Probably London Road, Purley.
In the 1936 photo Dorothy is third from the right on the front row.
The other secretary was Mrs UMLANDT who had been with the firm for years. When CH had bought the original window cleaning business off Mr UMLANDT he had been made to promise to always employ his daughter. Dorothy found it difficult to cope with her!

1936    

July 1930
Addiscombe Cricket Club
Joe PEIRCE left side of bench, CH GIBSON standing on right.

July 1930    
1930_West_Africa.djvu
Holiday:- Passenger; Charles GIBSON : Profession; Surveyor : Ship; Duchess of Richmond: Date of departure; 25 Jan 1930 : Destination; Round Voyage, West Coast Of Africa.
Travelling with Ernest SMITH : Profession; Contractor.
1930_Death_Certificate_Eliza_Jane_GIBSON.pdf
1929_Valparaiso_Chile.djvu
Holiday:- Passenger; Charles H GIBSON : Profession; Surveyor : Ship; Orduna : Date of departure; 8 Jan 1929 : Destination; Valparaiso, Chile.
Travelling with Stewart G KLITZ : Profession; Auctioner.

1928 CH GIBSON Ltd Works, Probably London Road, Purley.
Have no date for this I think CH looks same age as Rotary photo below.

1928    

14 Jun 1928
European delegates enroute to Rotary International Convention Minneapolis U.S.A.
Taken at Granite Club Toronto Canada June 14th 1928
Photo R3084 Panoramic Camera Co. 251 Victoria St., Toronto.

14 Jun 1928    

9 Feb 1928 Skating below the Eiger
Addressed to his Auntie Miss Avice CLARK Dated 9 Feb 1928
158, Addiscombe Road, Croydon.
6 for 5 haves - so somebody must have them!! I'm sorry they're not better tho they might be worse!!
Still most gorgeous here. Sun all day and true about ? hard all night
Hope you're ?
Love Chas

 

1928        
1926_Divorce_Papers_GIBSON_GIBSON.pdf
1924_Marriage_Certificate_GIBSON_WILKINSON.pdf
1924_Marriage_Certificate_GIBSON_WILKINSON_National_Archives.pdf
1924 Marriage solemnized at Langley Weslyan Chapel in the District of Macclesfield in the County of Chester
No 29
When married, September Eighteenth 1924
Charles Herbert GIBSON / 42 yrs / Bachelor / Profession, Building Surveyor.
Residence, 124B, George Street, Croydon / Father's name, Henry GIBSON (deceased) / Profession of father, Weslyan Minister.

Marion WILKINSON / 34 yrs / Spinster
Residence, "Garvey", Sutton, Macclesfield / Father's name, John WILKINSON (deceased) / Profession of father, Flour Merchant.

Married in the Langley Weslyan Chapel according to the Rites and ceremonies of the Weslyan Methodists by Certificate by me R.F. MORRISON
This Marriage was solemnised between us Charles Herbert GIBSON, Marion WILKINSON in the Presence of us,
Harold WILKINSON, Florence WILKINSON

1924

1924_Methodist_Obituary_Henry_GIBSON.pdf
The Methodist Church, 25 Marylebone Road, London. Obituries 1924 page 127
(30) HENRY GIBSON: born at Gravesend, January 31, 1839. His parents were loyal Methodists, and the influences of his home made his heart sensitive and responsive to God. His early religious training had its issue in his definite surrender to Christ at the age of twenty. In 186I he was accepted as a Candidate and was immediately sent into a circuit.
His ministry everyWhere bore gracious fruit. He had great success as an evangelist, and in one circuit the membership was doubled during his term.
Every part of his work was marked by thoroughness and fidelity. His pulpit ministry showed that he had disciplined himself to studious habits. He was a strong and wise administrator, having a sound judgment of men and things. As a pastor he loved his people with an absorbing devotion, and his self-detachment and sensitive sympathy quickly won their hearts.
In all circuits he is chiefly remembered for his transparent and radiant goodness. The years of his retirement were spent at Ealing, where many saw in his refined character the beauty of holiness. He entered into rest on March 5, J924, in the eighty-sixth year of his age and the sixty fourth
of his ministry.

1924_Death_Certificate_Henry_GIBSON.pdf
Registration District Brentford
Death in the Sub-district of Ealing in the County of Middlesex.
No 379
When and where died, Fifth March 1924, 13 Drayton Green Road, Ealing, U.D.
Name, Henry GIBSON : Male : 85 yrs :
Occupation, Weslyan Minister (Retired)
Cause of death,
1. Chronic Interstepial Nephritis
2. Chronic Uraemia
No PM
Certified by J Brooke Hickley MRCS
Description of informant, Ella Gibson, Daughter Present at Death. 13, Drayton Green Road, Ealing.
When Registered, Seventh March 1924
Registrar, J. C. BAINES
1921? Freemasons
Bro. Capt. Charles H. Gibson, Royal Athelstan Lodge, No. 19. Life Member.
President Gro? E. Logan.
2002 Written by Tony GIBSON - as a possible entry in his new book.
Father (John Clark GIBSON), back from a stint as a chaplain in the disastrous World War One Gallipoli landing and then the march through enemy territory (now known as Iraq) from Kut to Bagdad, had been invited at the war's end to take on a big London church where the congregation grew week by week with ex-oldiers who had seen him in action under fire, and ministering in between times to the shell-shocked and dying.
Besides his weekday and Sunday job her managed to fit in a regular soap box stint on Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park, gathering big crowds to promote the idea of a League of Nations, and an end to the arms race, with a dash of Christian socialism thrown in. So being able to project his otherwise gentle voice, vowel sounds and all, was important to compete with the traffic round Marble Arch.
1921
CH GIBSON elected as a Croydon Council member.
 

1920 Approx
Henry & Eliza GIBSON family in the garden at:-
13, Drayton Green Road, Ealing, Middlesex

GIBSON Brothers

1920

1918_Death_Certificate_Catherine_GIBSON_1_Dec.pdf
Catherine Threadgold GIBSON died 1st Dec 1918 at 5, Mount Park Road, Ealing
Information verbally told to Nick DELVES by Dorothy GIBSON nee PERKINS in the early 1990's:
Catherine was the eldest child of Henry & Eliza GIBSON. She was an accountant and moved out of the house quite young, but supported the family. She never married.
During the war she got Peritonitus and died in hospital.

31 Aug 1918
Eastbourne.
After he was 'knocked out' he suffered headaches. Barbara DELVES nee GIBSON says that CH told her his teeth were removed in the war as that was the remedy at that time.

1918        

31 Aug 1918
Eastbourne.

1918

1918 Approx
(no date)

There were large scratches in the photo across his eyes, which I've rebuilt.

1918

1 May 1918
What do you think of this little lot?
Taken while we were refitting at advance base - wish we were still there

[In his 1939 'Army Form B199 a' - he was "Knocked out April 1918"]
[According to Dorothy GIBSON he was so badly injured they thought he was dead and put him in the morgue. Also he was sent to Brighton to recuperate.]

1918        

1917 Approx
(no date)

1917

Aug 1916

Aug 1916

1939_Army_Form_B199_a_CH_GIBSON.pdf
1939_Army_Form_B199_a_CH_GIBSON_Typed_Out.pdf
[Below is part of CH GIBSON's 1939 'Army Form B199 a', which details his involvement in the previous 1st World War.]
Great War 1915 to 1919. Wounded three times.
Appointed 1st. Lieutenant September 1915.
Two months R.E. Course. [Stated earlier in document] Course of R.E. instruction at Longmore 1915.
Captain October 1916
Knocked out April 1918.
O.C. 461 Coy, attached I.W.T. for work mainly on Somme from Corbie Via Peronne to Ham.
Reconstructed the whole canal of this section Including rebuilding locks, lock gates, bridges, remaking banks
(piling where necessary), removing sunken craft and much debris so that the water way could be used for navigation.
The whole of the work carried out under my direct instructions and supervision.

Generally I am a structural engineer, specialising in reinforced Concrete work, factories, road-making and bomb resisting buildings, with some knowledge of divers work and pumping.

1916_CH_GIBSON_1WW_Medal_Card.pdf

June 1916
Some of my men and a dugout to hold about 60
- About half the thickness? of the roof on.

Charles is the tallest, he is standing second from left
His team in 1st world War.

1916

26 Apr 1913
Addressed to Mrs GIBSON, 13, Drayton Green, West Ealing

How does this strike you?

1913        

1908
Sir James Marshall in a tribute in the Croydon paper when CH was given the ‘Freedom of the Borough’ said that CH came to Croydon in 1908.
He bought a window cleaning business for the premises it was run from. The owner made him promise to henceforth always employ his daughter Miss Burns. She was his secretary for the rest of his life.

1901_Census_Henry_and_Eliza_GIBSON.pdf
RG13 : Piece 1481 : Folio 27 : Page 10 : Huntingdon St., St Neots, Hunts.

Henry GIBSON : Head : Married : 62 yrs : Occupation Wesleyan Minsiter, Born, Gravesend, Kent.
Eliza J GIBSON : Wife : 60 yrs : Born, Shorne, Kent.
Catherine T GIBSON : Daughter : Single : 22yrs : Occupation, Governess School : Worker : Born, Kettering, Northampton.
Frank S GIBSON : Son : Single : 17 yrs : Born, Tiverton, Devonshire.
Ella M GIBSON : Daughter : Single : 15 yrs : Born, Rye, Sussex.

1901_Census_John_Clark_GIBSON.pdf
John Clark (Jack), Charles Herbert, Frank.
1900 Approx GIBSON Brothers
 
 
1898_Death_Certificate_Eliza_GIBSON.pdf
Registration District, Medway.
Death in the Sub-district of Rochester and Chatham in the County of Kent.
No 150
Twenty Fifth August 1898, Victoria Street, Rochester U.D.
Name, Eliza GIBSON : Female : 85 yrs :
Occupation, Widow of Henry John William GIBSON a Master Builder.
Cause of Death, Senile decay, Certified by Alexander BROWN M.R.C.S.
Description of Informant, Ernest GIBSON, Son, In attendance, 16 Victoria Street, Rochester.
When Regsitered, Twenty Fifth August 1898.
Registrar, Thomas ROBINSON.

1898 approx
Top left to right.
Ella Mabel, John Clark (Jack), Charles Herbert, Frank
Bottom left to right.
Catherine Threadgold (Kate), Henry, Eliza Jane nee CLARK

Family group    

1893 Kingswood School - This photo was owned by CH GIBSON, I have sent a copy to Kingswood School.
Attended by:-
Jack GIBSON 1892 -1896
Charles H GIBSON 1895 - 1897
Frank GIBSON 1897 - 1898
Info from 'The Wesley Centre', Kingswood Sch., Bath

1893 Kingswood School   Letter from 'The Wesley Centre' Kingswood School 13 Apr 2000
1892_Register_of_Kingswood_School.pdf

1893 Approx
Henry & Eliza GIBSON
Henry married twice and had children in both marriages.
He married Frances CAIN 22 Apr 1867 The Weslyan Chapel, Penrith, Cumberland.

Henry & Eliza GIBSON    
1891_Death_Certificate_Henry_John_William_GIBSON.pdf
Registration District, Medway.
Death in the Sub-district of Rochester in the County of Kent.
No 65
Twenty Fifth December 1891, 3 Medway Terrace, Rochester U.S.D.
Name, Henry John William GIBSON : Male : 82 yrs :
Occupation, Retired Shipwright.
Cause of Death, Natural Decay, Certified by A.T.F. BROWN M.B.
Description of Informant, James WOODS, Son in Law, present at the death, 3 Medway Terrace, Rochester.
When Regsitered, Twenty Fifth December 1891.
Registrar, Donald E PROTHERO.
1891_Census_GIBSON_Family.pdf
RG 12 : Piece 2511 : Page 31
12, Burton Road, Ashby, Leicestershire.

Henry GIBSON : Head : Married : 52 yrs : Occupation, Weslyan Minister : Born, Gravesend, Kent.
Eliza GIBSON : Wife : Married : 50 yrs : Born, Shorne, Kent.
John C. GIBSON : Son : 11 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Kettering, Northampton.
Charles H. GIBSON : Son : 9 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Tiverton, Devon.
Frank S. GIBSON : Son : 8 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Tiverton, Devon
Ella M. GIBSON : Daughter : 5 yrs : Born, Rye, Sussex.

1891_Census_Henry_JW_GIBSON_Family.pdf
RG12 : Piece 656 : Folio 51 : Page 5
3, Medway Terrace, Rochester, Kent

Henry John William GIBSON : Head : Married : 81 yrs : Occupation; Retired Foreman Shipwright : Born; Chatham, Kent.
Eliza GIBSON : Wife : Married : 79 yrs : Born; Portsmouth.
Emily GIBSON : Daughter : Single : 48 yrs : Born; Rochester, Kent.
Hannah Louisa PEACE : Sister : Widow : 73 yrs : Born; Gillingham, Kent.
Lucie WEAVER : Boarder : Single : 41 yrs : Occupation; Head Mistress Board School Rochester : Born; Woolwich, Kent.

1884 (Written in a letter from Tony GIBSON 5 Dec 1996)
Your information about Rev. Henry GIBSON and his children seems correct. I do not know much more except what I heard from my father. For instance that Henry used to line up his children in the study armed with a tuning fork and get them to sing Do, Ray, Me etc. which when all were present, left two spare! He also used to do chemical experiments with them, conduct magic lantern shows with the light provided with gas, in a leathern bag on which my grandmother was required to sit in order to keep up the pressure. At one point the whole thing caught fire and Henry bore it down the aisle and out of the church without anyone being much injured.
One of my father's earliest memories was at the age of about four sitting under the kitchen table and being almost overcome with the family excitement when a new parcel of books was being unpacked. I think Henry read Darwin, even though he probably disagreed with some of it.
1882_Order_of_Methodist_Services.pdf
1881_Birth_Certificate_Charles_Herbert_GIBSON.pdf
Registration District Tiverton
Birth in the Sub-district of Tiverton in the County of Devon
No. 20
Born, Twenty Second November 1881, Twyford Place, Tiverton U.S.D.
Name, Charles Herbert : Boy
Name of Father, Henry GIBSON
Name of Mother, Eliza Jane GIBSON formerly CLARK
Occupation of Father, Wesleyan Minister
Informant, Henry GIBSON, Father, Twyford Place, Tiverton.
When registered, Twenty Seventh December 1881.
Registrar, Arthur Cruwys SHARLAND.
1881 Census
RG11 : Piece 0885 : Folio 74 : Page 20 :
3 Medway Terrace, Rochester St Nicholas, Kent.

Henry J.W. GIBSON : Head : Married : Male : 71 yrs : Occupation, Ship Builder : Born, Chatham, Kent.
Eliza GIBSON : Wife : Married : Female : 68 yrs : Occupation, Ship Builders Wife : Born, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Emily GIBSON : Daughter : Unmarried : Female : 32 yrs : Occupation, Ship Builders Daughter : Born, Gravesend, Kent.
Elizabeth F. GIBSON : Daughter : Unmarried : Female : 24 yrs : Occupation, Governess Prof : Born, Rochester, Kent.
Isabel E. GIBSON : Grand Daughter : Female : 4 yrs : Born, Chatham, Kent.
Florence E. BLACKALL : Servant : Female : 15 yrs : Occupation, General Serv (Domestic) : Born, Chatham, Kent.
Lousia WEAVER : Boarder : Unmarried : Female : 31 yrs : Occupation, School Board Mistress : Born, London, Middlesex.

1881 Census
RG11 : Piece 3119 : Folio 30 : Page 6
28 High St, Market Harborough, Leicester.

William ALLEN : Head : Married : Male : 61 yrs : Occupation Watch Maker : Born, Melton Mowbray, Leicester.
Anne ALLEN : Wife : Married : Female : 61 yrs : Born, Wales.
Thomas Hry. WARREN : Boarder : Unmarried : Male : 20yrs : Occupation, Watch Maker : Born, Stamford, Lincoln.
Ann PLOWRIGHT : Servant : Unmarried : Female : 15 yrs : Occupation, General Servant : Born, Gt Bowden, Leicester.
Henry GIBSON : Visitor : Married : Male : 42 yrs : Occupation, Wesleyan Minister Of Kettering : Born, Gravesend, Kent.

1881 Census
RG11 : Piece 1575 : Folio 93 : Page 18 : Rockingham Road, Kettering, Northampton

Eliza J. GIBSON : Wife (Head) : Married : Female : 40 yrs : Occupation, Wesleyan Ministers Wife : Born, Shorne, Kent
Eliza F. GIBSON : Daur : Unmarried : Female : 9 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Weardale, Durham. [Actually Step-Daughter]
Frederick T. GIBSON : Son : Male : 8 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Shotley Bridge, Durham. [Actually Step-Son]
Catherine T. GIBSON : Daur : Female : 2 yrs : Kettering, Northampton.
John C. GIBSON : Son : Male : 1 yrs : Born, Kettering, Northampton.
John CLARKE : Visitor : Married : Male : 71 yrs : : Born, Shorne, Kent : Occupation, Retired Wood Merchant.
Eliza CLARKE : Visitor : Married : Female : 65 yrs : Born, Poplar, Middlesex.
Grace CLOAK : Servant : Unmarried : Female : 16 yrs : Born, Alverdiscott, Devon : Occupation, General Servant.

1881 Census : RG11 : Piece 0885 : Folio 74 : Page 20 :
3 Medway Terrace, Rochester St Nicholas, Kent.

Henry J.W. GIBSON : Head : Married : Male : 71 yrs : Occupation, Ship Builder : Born, Chatham, Kent.
Eliza GIBSON : Wife : Married : Female : 68 yrs : Occupation, Ship Builders Wife : Born, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Emily GIBSON : Daughter : Unmarried : Female : 32 yrs : Occupation, Ship Builders Daughter : Born, Gravesend, Kent.
Elizabeth F. GIBSON : Daughter : Unmarried : Female : 24 yrs : Occupation, Governess Prof : Born, Rochester, Kent.
Isabel E. GIBSON : Grand Daughter : Female : 4 yrs : Born, Chatham, Kent.
Florence E. BLACKALL : Servant : Female : 15 yrs : Occupation, General Serv (Domestic) : Born, Chatham, Kent.
Lousia WEAVER : Boarder : Unmarried : Female : 31 yrs : Occupation, School Board Mistress : Born, London, Middlesex.

1880_Birth_Certificate_John_Clark_GIBSON.pdf
Registration District Kettering
Birth in the Sub-district of Kettering in the County of Northampton
No. 459
Born, Ninth February 1880, Rockingham Road, Kettering.
Name, John Clark : Boy
Name of Father, Henry GIBSON
Name of Mother, Eliza Jane GIBSON formerly CLARK
Occupation of Father, Weslyan Minister
Informant, Henry GIBSON, Father, Rockingham Road, Kettering
When registered, Fifth March 1880.
Registrar, Christopher PARKER.
1877_Marriage_Certificate_GIBSON_CLARK.pdf
Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Shorne in the County of Kent.
No 156
When Married, 30th October 1877.

Henry GIBSON : Of Full Age : Widower : Profession, Weslyan Minister.
Residence at time of Marriage, New Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
Fathers Name, Henry John Williams : Profession of Father, Gentleman.

Eliza Jane CLARK : Of Full Age : Spinster
Residence at time of Marriage, Shorne.
Fathers Name, John CLARK : Profession of Father, Gentleman.

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, by Superintends? 'Registrar's Certificate', by me, William JOYNES - Vicar of Chalk.
In the Presence of us, John CLARK, Rebekah CLARK.

1871_Birth_Certificate_Eliza_Frances_GIBSON.pdf
Registration District Weardale
Birth in the Sub-district of St Johns in the County of Durham.
No. 97
Born, Twenty Third July 1871, High House, Stanhope.
Name, Eliza Frances : Girl
Name of Father, Henry GIBSON.
Name of Mother, Frances GIBSON formerly CAIN.
Occupation of Father, Weslyan Minister.
Informant, Henry GIBSON, Father, High House Stanhope
When registered, Third August 1871
Registrar, Jonathan BROWN HILL
1871_Census_Henry_GIBSON.pdf
RG 10 : Piece 4954 : Page 81
Castle Bank, Tow Law, Wolsingham, Durham.
Hannah AINSLEY : Head : Widow : 47 yrs : Occupation, Timber Merchant of 9 Men : Born, Stanhope, Durham.
Annie AINSLEY : Daughter : Unmarried : 15 yrs : Born, Tow Law, Durham.
Clara AINSLEY : Daughter : Unmarried : 8 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Tow Law, Durham.
Betsey L AINSLEY : Daughter : Unmarried : 3 yrs : Born, Tow Law, Durham.
George ELLIOT : Boarder : 30 yrs : Occupation, Timber Merchant : Born, Hedley Hope, Durham.
Henry GIBSON : Visitor : Married : 32 yrs : Occupation, Weslyan Minister : Born, Gravesent, Kent.~
Esther PEARSON : Servant : Unmarried : 26 yrs : Occupation, Servant Domstic : Born, Kelloe, Durham.
1871_Census_Frances_GIBSON.pdf
RG 10 : Piece 4948 : Page 28
High House, Stanhope, Weardale, Durham.
Head absent
Frances GIBSON : wife : Married : 34 yrs : Occupation, Weslyan Minister wife : Born, Nenthead, Cumberland.
Arthur H GIBSON : Son : Unmarried : 3 yrs : Born, Appleby, Westmorland.
Isabella VICKERS : servant : Unmarried : 18 yrs : Occupation, Servant Domsetic : Born, Nenthead, Cumberland.

Approx 1870
These two photos were in a leather suitcase in the attic at 65, Burley Lane, Quarndon, Derbyshire, which I cleaned out in the late 1980's when mum was selling the house to place gran in a residential home.
They were originally gran's husband CH GIBSON's.
They were taken at A HONEY at any of his three studios:
14, High Street, Chatham; High Street, Rochester; or High Street, New Brompton.
There are likely to be either of CH GIBSON's grandparents:
Henry John William GIBSON who died in 25th Dec 1891 aged 82 yrs
Eliza GIBSON nee THOMAS who died 25th Aug 1998 aged 85 yrs
They lived at 3, Medway Terrace, Rochester, Kent
or
John CLARKE who died 24th Jan 1990 aged 80 yrs
Eliza CKARKE nee SPEEDING who died 19th Mar 1991 aged 74 yrs
They lived at Ridgeway, Shorne, Kent

1870        

Approx 1870

1870        
1867_Marriage_Certificate_GIBSON_CAIN.pdf
Marriage solemnized at the Weslyan Chapel in the District of Penrith in the County of Cumberland.
No 22 : When married, Twenty Second April 1867.

Henry GIBSON : Of Full Age : Condition, Bachelor : Profession, Weslyan Minister
Residence at time of marriage, Appleby, Westmorland
Father's name Henry J. W. GIBSON : Profession of father, Shipwright

Frances CAIN : Of Full Age : Condition, Spinster
Residence at time of marriage, Penrith, Cumberland
Father's name Thomas CAIN (Deceased) : Profession of father, Mining Agent

Married in the Weslyan Chapel according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Weslyan Methodists by Licence by me, Thomas L DILKS
Marriage in the presence of John C. STUART, James E. HARGEAVES, Esther Ann MANSON
John SCOTT, Registrar.

1867_JC_GIBSON_Family_Bible.pdf
These pages were sent to me by Tony GIBSON in 2000, they are from the GIBSON family bible which was previously owned by his father John Clark GIBSON.
The first page is an 1890 obituary notice for John CLARK in the 'Methodist Recorder'. The two last pages are copies of family history pages which record births marriages and deaths in the GIBSON family between 1867-1980.
1861_Census_Thomas_CAIN_Family.pdf
RG 9 : Piece 3898 : Page 1
Red Brow, Alston, Cumberland.
Thomas CAIN : Head : Married : 67 yrs : Occupation, Lead Mine Agent : Born, Alston, Cumberland.
Frances CAIN : Wife : Married : 62 yrs : Born, Knaresdale, Northumberland.
Frances CAIN : Daughter : Unmarried : 24 yrs : Occupation, House Maid : Born, Alston, Cumberland.
Mary PROUD : Niece : 11 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Mary A. STEPHENSON : Servant : Unmarried : 22 yrs : Occupation, House Servant : Born, Alston, Cumberland.
1861_Census_Henry_JW_GIBSON_Family.pdf
RG9 : Piece 476 : Folio 68 : Page 11
8, Bath Place, Rochester, Kent.
Henry J GIBSON : Head : Married : 51 yrs : Occupation; Shipwright : Born; Chatham, Kent.
Eliza GIBSON : Wife : Married : 48 yrs : Born; Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Henry GIBSON : Son : Unmarried : 22 yrs : Occupation; Shipwright : Born; Gravesend, Kent.
Emily GIBSON : Daughter : Unmarried : 18 yrs : Born; Gravesend, Kent.
Frederick GIBSON : Son : 15 yrs : Occupation; Apprentice Shipwright : Born; Gravesend, Kent.
John GIBSON : Son : 13 yrs : Occupation; Scholar : Born; Gravesend, Kent.
Ernest GIBSON : Son : 8 yrs : Occupation; Scholar : Born; Rochester, Kent.
Elizabeth GIBSON : Daughter : 4 yrs : Occupation; Scholar : Born; Rochester, Kent.

1868 (Written in a letter from Jennifer GIBSON 29th May 1997)
Henry Gibson was a poor carpenter, at Chatham Docks I think (somewhere near Rochester anyhow) who pulled himself up by his bootlaces till he got a job in the draughtsman's office at £800 - a year - a lot of money in those days, then he gave it up to become a Methodist minister, at £160 p.a. with eight children to feed on it!
He married twice. I don't know his first wife's name or when she died. The children in the first family were Arthur who emigrated to Canada, and had a son called David who was a cripple; Fred who emigrated to South Africa and had a daughter called Audrey; and Effie who didn't marry. I remember her when I was a small child but don't know when she died.
By the second marriage with Eliza Jane Clark he had Kits, who died before I was born; John Clark (my father), Charles Herbert (your Grandfather), Frank Speeding, and Ella.

1868 (Written in a letter by Tony GIBSON 8th Jun 2002)
I have a little box, which once contained a set of compasses, with a metal badge on the top saying that it was conveyed to Henry GIBSON by the Commissioners of the Admiralty in 1858, when he turned in his job in Chatham Dockyard to study for the Methodist Ministry.
1861 Census : RG9 : Piece 476 : Folio 68 : Page 11
5, Bath Place, Rochester, Kent.

Benjamin GIBSON : Head : Widower : 57 yrs : Occupation; Shipwright (Superannuated) : Born; Chatham, Kent.
Sarah A. GIBSON : Daughter : Unmarried : 23 yrs : Occupation; Housekeeper : Born; Chatham, Kent.

 
1856_Birth_Certificate_Elizabeth_Florence_GIBSON.pdf
Registration District, Medway.
Birth in the Sub-district of Rochester in the County of Kent.
No 391
Second December 1856, Medway Cottages St Nicholas.
Elizabeth Florence : Girl :
Name of Father, Henry John William GIBSON.
Name of Mother, Eliza Gibson formerly THOMAS.
Occupation of Father, Shipwright.
Description of Informant, Eliza GIBSON, Mother, Medway Cottages, Rochester.
When Registered, Twelfth January 1857.
Registrar, Frederick John FURRELL.
1851 Census : Piece 107 : Folio 1611 : Page 31
Rhode St., Chatham, Kent

Benjamin GIBSON : Head : Married : Male : 47 yrs : Profession, Superannuated from dock yard : Born Chatham, Kent.
Mary GIBSON : Wife : Married : Female : 50 yrs : Born, Rochester, Kent.
Sarah Ann GIBSON : Daughter : - : Female : 13 yrs : Born, Chatham, Kent.
Hannah PEACE : Visitor : Married : Female : 34 yrs : Born, Gillingham, Kent.

1851_Census_Thomas_CAIN_Family.pdf
HO 107 : Pice 2424
Hillersdon Terrace, Alston, Cumberland.
Thomas CAIN : Head : Married : 57 yrs : Occupation, Lead Mining Agent : Born, Nenthead, Cumberland.
Frances CAIN : Wife : Married : 52 yrs : Born, Slaggford, Northumberland.
Mary CAIN : Daughter : Unmarried : 22 yrs : Born, Nenthead, Cumberland.
Anne CAIN : Daughter : Unmarried : 17 yrs : Born, Nenthead, Cumberland.
Fanny [Probably Frances] CAIN : Daughter : Unmarried : 14 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Nenthead, Cumberland.
1851_Census_Henry_JW_GIBSON_Family.pdf
HO107 : Piece 1610 : Folio 99 : Page 26
High Street, Rochester, Kent.

Henry GIBSON : Head : Married : 41 yrs : Occupation; Timber Dealer : Born; Chatham, Kent.
Eliza GIBSON : Wife : Married : 38 yrs : Born; Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Henry GIBSON : Son : Unmarried : 12 yrs
Occupation; Scholar : Born; Gravesend, Kent.
Emily GIBSON : Daughter : 8 yrs : Born; Gravesend, Kent.
Frederick GIBSON : Son : 5 yrs : Born; Gravesend, Kent.
John GIBSON : Son : 3 yrs : Born; Gravesend, Kent.

1841_Census_HJW_GIBSON_Family.pdf
HO 107 : Piece 458 : Page 8
Wakefield St., Gravesend, Kent.

Henry GIBSON : 30 yrs : Occupation, Shipwright : Born in Kent.
Eliza GIBSON : 25 yrs : Not born in Kent.
Henry GIBSON : 2 yrs : Born in Kent.
N. K. GIBSON : Male : 1 week : Born in Kent. [Not Known?]
Mary WIBBER : 60 yrs : Occupation F.S. : Born in Kent.

1839_Birth_Certificate_Henry_GIBSON.pdf
Registration District, Gravesend.
Birth in the Sub-district of Gravesend and Milton in the County of Kent.
No 101
Thirty First January 1839 at 2am in the Parish of Gravesend.
Henry : Boy :
Name of Father, Henry John William GIBSON.
Name of Mother, Eliza Gibson formerly THOMAS.
Occupation of Father, Shipwright.
Description of Informant, H.J.W. GIBSON, Father, 25 Wakefield Street, Gravesend.
When Registered, Sixteenth February 1839
Registrar, Edward B ARNOLD.
1837_Birth_Certificate_Sarah_Jane_GIBSON.pdf
Registration District, Medway.
Birth in the Sub-District of Gillingham in the County of Kent.
No 102
When and Where Born, Eighth October 1837.
Name, Sarah Ann : Girl
Name of Father, Benjamin GIBSON.
Name of Mother, Mary GIBSON formerly PERRIN.
Occupation of Father, Shipwright ? ? ? Chatham.
Description of Informant, Benjamin GIBSON, Father, Rhode Street, Chatham.
When Registered, Fourth December.
Regsitrar, Thomas William BULLBROOK?.
1809_Birth_Register_Henry_John_William_GIBSON.pdf
1807_Birth_Register_Elizabeth_GIBSON.pdf

Children of John GIBSON & Elizabeth nee CHEETHAM
Mary Ann GIBSON bn 2nd Mar 1818 / Married John PEACE from Portsea Sep qtr 1840
Benjamin GIBSON
John GIBSON
Elizabeth GIBSON
Henry John William GIBSON, Ch 9th Jul 1809
Hannah Louisa GIBSON, Ch 22 Mar 1818

 
1800_Marriage_Register_GIBSON_CHEETHAM.pdf
You go back via your mother Barbara Gibson - Charles Herbert Gibson - Henry Gibson - Henry John William Gibson - John Gibson and Elizabeth Cheetham - William Gibson and Elizabeth Holden - William Gibson and Susannah Knott -John Gibson (abt 1670 -1739 and Mary ? abt 1670 - 1733 Chatham) You are descended from a very long line of Shipwrights who built some very impressive ships at the Royal Naval Dockyard Chatham and associated yards. Some of the shipwrights moved to the Poplar area and continued shipbuilding there. Others stayed in Kent.

Our common ancestors are John Gibson and Mary in Chatham. Sadly that's where the records run out. A few years ago, Jean and I trawled the St. Mary's Chatham records for about six months collecting the Gibsons then we sorted them out by marriages and baptisms into families

I go back through two associated shipbuilding families the Gibsons and the Fielders. The Fielders were from Bucklers Hard in Hampshire and also drifted to Southampton and London to follow their crafts. Nelson's favourite ship the Agamemnon was built there. During the Peninsula Wars shipwrights were getting thirty shillings a week and agricultural labourers got sixpence a week for weeks worked and nothing if they didn't. Those employed in Royal Dockyards were pensionable. Many were able to buy properties and or became publicans and live fairly comfortably in retirement.

My paternal grandmother was the child of a Gibson + a Fielder and she goes back all the way to your John and Mary on her Gibson side. Jean's mother was a sister of my grandmother. We are second cousins and research together although we live miles apart. Collecting the Gibsons was our biggest ordeal. I note that you have a copy of the marriage of John Gibson and Elizabeth Cheetham, that will give you some idea of the horrors of transcription all done long before anything was online. You also have a copy of a baptism of the first Elizabeth Gibson daughter of John Gibson and Elizabeth Cheetham (bap 30 Aug 1807) she was buried 7 May 1809 and second Elizabeth was born 8 August 1811 bap 1 September 1811 St. Mary's Chatham.