Francis Blower Gibbes

6th Jun 1782 - 17th Jul 1844

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

  1. A privately printed history of the Irving family sheds some light on Francis Blower Gibbes (1782-1844).  He was the son of Francis Blower Gibbes of Millennium Hall and Aemilia Irving (died May 1809), and father of Francis Blower Gibbes (31/08/1815-1904). The history described the family as fleeing a negro insurrection and taking the first boat (i.e., the New York boat). Presumably this refers to the Baptist War, and hence does not work given the arrival date in New York of 26/04/1833 below. From New York the family went to England and then about 1840 Francis Blower Gibbes left for Australia, where he bought land on the Paterson River in the Hunter Valley, and then left for Jamaica in 1843 just as his family arrived in Sydney, dying in Jamaica in 1844.

  2. A Francis Blower Gibbes, born about 1816 died Fitzroy Victoria 1904; equally an Francis Blower Gibbes (male) born abt 1816 origin England left Jamaica and arrived New York 26/04/1833. Francis Blower Gibbes Esq., shown as slave-owner in slave-registers e.g. St James 1817.

Sources

  1. Sir Aemilius Irving (edited by L. Homfray Irving), James Irving of Ironshore and his descendants 1713-1918 (Toronto, College Press Limited, 1918) pp. 13-17.

  2. Ancestry.com, Australian Death Index 1787-1985 [database online]; Ancestry.com, New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 [database online]. Ancestry.com, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line], St James, Jamaica, 1817.


Further Information

Spouse
Elizabeth Sarah Saffery
Children
Francis Blower, Aemilia Montague

Associated Claims (1)

£727 2S 11D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1809 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Other
Australia 
notes →
About 1840 Francis Blower Gibbes left England for Australia, where he bought land on the Paterson River in the Hunter Valley, and then left for Jamaica in 1843 just as his family arrived in Sydney,...

Relationships (12)

First Cousins
First Cousins
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Son → Father
Son → Mother
Brothers
Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Australia