Catharine Jane & Robert Henry Gibson

Catharine Jane Wilson (b: b: 21 Jan 1799 in Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, daughter of WILLIAM WILSON and JANE FOWLER She d: 1880 Bridport age 80Y; Bridport, a market town in Dorset, England, situated approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) inland from the English Channel near the confluence of the small River Brit and its tributary the Asker.

Catharine was a sister of Maria who mar: Christopher Richmond (b 1785, of brother John Wilson of Stockton who in 1851 was Judge of the County Court of Glamorgan. Brecon and Radnor and Helen who mar John Hursthouse) She mar: 1 Feb 1851 in Brixton, Surrey to widower Robert Henry Gibson.

Rev Robert Gibson (b: 6 May 1806, Sydmouth, Devonshire; Bapt: 6 Jun 1806 Fyfield at St Nicholas Church, Essex; d: 19 Jul 1878 in Chideock, Dorset)  (Robert's parents were parents Charlotte and Reverend Robert Gibson who d: Mar 30th, 1840 at Fyfield in his 75th year (of Trinity Hall Cambridge 1798; Src: Gentleman's Magazine (London, England)

Robert Gibson's first mar: was on 14 Jan 1830 in Bristol, Gloustershire to Anne Morgan (b: Abt. 1811, d: Dec Qtr 1849 in Westbury on Trym, Glous) Their 6 children were:

i Robert Henry Gibson (b: 23 Jun 1833 in London; d: 14 Jul 1894 New Plymouth, aged 61Y. bur: 16 Jul 1894 Te Henui Cem. N Ply) mar: Elizabeth Dunn b; 1839; d: 13 Jan 1919 Wellington; Te Henui Cem. N Ply)

OBITUARY: DEATH OF MR R. H. GIBSON. Mr Robert Henry Gibson died somewhat suddenly at the residence of Mr S. W. Jackson, Dawson-street, where ho was residing. He had been complaining of the state of his health for some time, but it was not expected by his friends that his demise would have been so sudden. The immediate cause of his death was haemorrhage in the brain. He was taken ill at about 9 o'clock on Saturday morning when Dr Leatham was called in, but notwithstanding everything was done to relieve the sufferer, Mr Gibson died about 5 o'clock the same evening. Mr Gibson was born in the year 1833, at Sidmouth, Devonshire. He studied for the medical profession at the London University where he took his B.A. degree. He was a pupil of Dr James Martineau, the distinguished Unitarian divine, and of the Rev. Dr. Morgan. Mr Gibson acted as a private tutor and lecturer in Manchester for nearly seventeen years, his favourite subjects being English History and Literature. He came to New Zealand in 1878, and for a short time was the classical master in a private school kept by Mr Ellis in Liardet-street. Owing to failing health he had to resign, and then followed the profession of private tutor. In 1892 he visited England on business matters, returning to New Zealand at the close of that year. Mr Gibson was a writer of considerable ability, and under the non de plume of "Egmont" has contributed to the Taranaki Herald, a number of articles of interesting character, his descriptive writing being of a very graphic nature. He also was a largo contributor to the Dunedin Evening Star, where his articles appeared under the non de plume of " Cuivis." Mr Gibson also contributed largely to the literary and scientific journals in England. Mr Gibson was always ready to give his services as a lecturer to literary societies, and to assist in disseminating the more advanced branches of learning. Those who knew him intimately found him a very social acquaintance, and the anecdotes he could relate were amusing, and were told by the deceased gentleman with a vein of humour which never failed to tell. The deceased gentleman leaves a wife and family of four children. Mrs Gibson is at present in Wellington. The sons, Messrs A. H. Gibson and W. H. Gibson live in the Wellington Province. The daughters are Mrs C. F. Richmond and Miss Marion Gibson.

DEATH: GIBSON; On the 13th January, 1919, at Lyall Bay, Wgtn,  Elizabeth, widow of the late Robert Henry Gibson, B.A., formerly of Manchester, England, and of New Plymouth. Interment at New Plymouth, Wednesday.

Children are;

a Arthur Henry Gibson b: 1863; occ: lawyer; d: 2 Jan 1940 Ngairo, Upper Hutt; Crem: Karori Cem. Wgtn)  mar: 1891 to Annie Ellen Chew (b: 1868 NZ to parents John and Ellen Chew; d: 1953 aged 84Y; Crem: Karori Cem. Wgtn) 

MARRIAGE. (GIBSON-CHEW: On May 23rd, 1891 at Wellington, by the Rev. C. H. Laws, Arthur Henry, elder son of Robert Henry Gibson,BA, of Now Plymouth, formerly of Manchester, England, to Annie Ellen, youngest daughter of the late John Chew, Engineer, of Wellington.

MR. A. H. GIBSON, J.P. In the passing of Mr. Arthur Henry Gibson, who died at his residence, Ngaio, on Jan 2, New Zealand has lost another of its early settlers who had varied and interesting experiences in this country from 1879 onwards. He was the son of the' Rev. Robert Henry Gibson, B.A., and at the age of 17 arrived, in New Zealand with his father on a visit. Conditions proving suitable, Mr. Gibson, sen., returned to England for the rest of his family, leaving his son as a cadet on the farm of Major Harry Atkinson (afterwards Sir Harry Atkinson). He was educated by private tuition and at Owen's College, Manchester, England. Failing health compelled him to relinquish the land. He was a lover of native bush and birds of New Zealand, and had many interesting experiences during his travels throughout New Zealand in the early part of his fifty years' residence here. Before his retirement, some fifteen years ago, he was in the Magistrate's Court Office, Wellington, where his generous and kindly nature endeared him to all those with whom he came in contact. He was a talented penman and contributed many interesting articles to magazines and papers, and as a correspondent will be missed by many. In 1891 he married Annie Ellen, youngest daughter of the late John Chew, one of Wellington's earliest settlers. He is survived by his widow, a son, Squadron-Leader E. A. Gibson, and one sister, Mrs. C. F. Richmond, Wamberall, New South Wales.

Their children are:

1 Alice Esther Gibson (b: 1892; d; aged 4 days)

Esmond Allen Gibson (b: 7 August 1896 in Ngaio, Wellington, NZ; occ: Civil engineer, aviation administrator; d: 17 Mar 1981 at Wellington aged 84Y; bur: Makara Cem. Wgtn) He mar: 5 Jul 1919 Croyden, London to (1)Winifred Natalia  Richardson (b: 15 Sep 1896 in Milford Haven, Wales; (They Separated) she d: 11 Mar 1971) They had  three sons

*2nd Wife of OBE Esmond Allen Gibson: mar: (2) 22 Mar 1971 to partner Gloria Amuri Judkins (b: 4 Jun 1911 in Waihi, NZ to parents William Edwin and Elizabeth Judkins; d: 1990;bur: Makara Cem. Wgtn)   

They had 2 sons and a daughter

3 Lorna Hester Gibson (b: 1899; d: aged 3 mths)

b Marion Gibson

c William Henry Gibson

d Amy Lisa Gibson (b: Abt. 1860 in Manchester, LAN; d: 23 Feb 1944 in Wamberal) to Abt. 1942 Christopher F. Richmond, LLB (b: 1859 in New Plymouth, NZ; d: in Australia) mar: 16 Feb 1887 in Wellington, NZ Amy Lisa Gibson (b: 1842; d: ) to Christopher Francis Richmond (b: 12 Mar 1859 to parents Christopher William* and Emily Elizabeth Richmond; Occ: Barrister at Law/ Orchardist; d: 30 Jan 1936 in Gosford, Australia)

Marriage: RICHMOND-GIBSON: On 10th Feb. 1887, at St Paul's, Thorndon, by Rev Mr Still, Christopher Fraucis, eldest son of Judge Richmond, of this city, to Amy Lisa, second daughter of Robert Henry Gibson, B.A., formerly of Manchester, England

Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate NSW: Deaths: Mr. C. F. RICHMOND: Following a protracted illness, the death took place at a Gosford private hospital on Wednesday, Jan 30 1935, of Mr. Christopher Francis Richmond, aged 76. The late Mr. Richmond, who came from New Zealand had lived at Narara for many years, leaves a widow and one son, Mr. C. L. Richmond. The funeral left Gosford on Friday for the Northern Suburbs crematorium.

Death Notice: Feb 23, 1944, aged 81 years, at Wamberal, Amy Lisa RICHMOND, widow of the late Christopher Francis and beloved mother of Christopher Launce Richmond.

Their son: Christopher Launce Richmond (b: 1891; d: 23 Sep 1959) He mar: 1947 to Florence Lydia Lee-Hing, a widow with several children. Electoral address: 1930 NSW Robertson until 1943 1958 NSW; St George; 1954 Queensland city McPherson  

ii William Francis Gibson b: Abt. 1836 in Westbury-on-Trym, GLS, GB d: Bef. Dec 1878

iii Eliza Ann Gibson b: Sep Qtr. 1842 in Westbury on Trym, GLS, GB

iv Frederic Edward Gibson b: Sep Qtr. 1844 in Westbury on Trym, GLS, GB

v Mary J. Gibson b: Dec Qtr. 1845

vi Harriet Emily Gibson b: Jun Qtr. 1847

*2nd Wife of Rev Robert Gibson: Catharine J. Wilson (b: 21 Jan; d: 6 May 1880 in Chideock, Dorset, UK)  mar: 1 Feb 1851 in Brixton, Surrey, UK

1871 CENSUS OF VILLAGE CHIDEOCK Dorset Parish Project

GIBSON; Robert; Head; Mar; age 64; Clergyman without Cure; b: Essex; 

GIBSON; Catherine J.; Wife; Mar; age 71; b: Durham;

GIBSON; Eliza A.; Dtr; Unmar; age 29; b; Glou;

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