Purchased a moity of Bybrook estate in St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica, from William and John Helyar in 1713 for £2,350. The other moity was owned by his father-in-law John Halstead.
William Gibbon was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1000 acres of land in St Catherine.
Richard S. Dunn, Sugar and slaves. The rise of the planter class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 (New York, 1973) p. 222.
'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.
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:
1713 [SY] - → Joint owner