James Gibbon

???? - 1792


Absentee slave-owner, owner of Tunbridge and in St Andrew Jamaica until c. 1791. He is known to have been the brother-in-law of Barnaby Backwell (d. 1754), who had married Sarah Gibbon as his second wife. Barnaby Backwell was in turn the father-in-law of William Praed (q.v.), who came to co-ownership of the two estates with Sarah Backwell (q.v.), another daughter of Barnaby Backwell. Sarah Backwell's will [made in 1792] proved in 1797 makes clear that the Jamaican estates (and substantial property in Britain) had recently descended to her and her sister Elizabeth Tyringham Praed as heirs of their maternal uncle James Gibbon. To date, no will or death-date for James Gibbon has been traced, but the Accounts Produce suggest that he died c. 1792, when the ownership of the estate changed from him to William Praed and Sarah Backwell. A James Gibbon was buried at Middle Temple in May 1792, and might well be this man.


Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 March 2018), memorial page for James Gibbon (unknown–May 1792), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91816007, citing Temple Church, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Samuel Taylor Geer (contributor 46925792).

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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
1765 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Owner
1765 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

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William Praed had married Elizabeth Tyringham Backwell, the daughter of James Gibbon's sister...
Uncle → Niece
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Co-heir and...