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I am looking for information on my paternal grandfather,William Christian Gibson who may have been born in Crookwell,NSW.

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My name is Keith Edwin Gibson.I have been doing research into my family history for some time and have already traced some of my ancestors back to the early 18th century.My father was Edwin Christian Gibson and my mother is Shirley Gladys Gibson (Nee Barford)My paternal grandmother was Gladys Stott MacFadgyen and my paternal Grandfather was William Christian Gibson.I have found out quite a bit about the MacFadgyens and the Barfords but come to a dead halt when looking for my paternal grandfather's ancestors.I would be very grateful for help here.I have heard that he was born in Crookwell,NSW,Australia and lived at Bexley,NSW for most of his life.I know that he married my grandmother in 1917 and that they had 9 children.After the death of my grandmother I believe my grandfather lived with his brother,Sib on Dangar Island on thr Hawesbury River.4/5/13

Surnames: BARFORD GIBSON LEES MACFADGYEN
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on 2013-05-04 01:36:39

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by janilye on 2013-05-04 09:30:24

William Christian Gibson's birth was registered in Wellington in 1896.
I believe he was the 2nd born son of David Dyer Gibson 1869-1942 and Adeline Ada Batty 1876-1951, they were married in Wellington in 1893.
Adeline Ada usually known as Ada was the daughter of Amos Batty 1840-1906 and Elizabeth Ann Hall 1848-1915 both died in Orange.
David Dyer Gibson was at teamster and travelled between Wellington and Dubbo.

by janilye on 2013-05-04 10:16:47

Hang on Gibbo, I'm wrong. I don't remember any Sib or Sid in that family. I'm even in the wrong district. (late night)
There were Gibson's at Crookwell. They had huge wheat farms.
John Gibson born about 1819 and died in Crookwell in 1901 was the patriarch of all the Gibson's around Crookwell. I don't know if they were Wesleyans or not but one of his son's Samuel, was a Wesleyan minister. This John Gibson came out from Ireland about 1845 and married Isabel Arthur. I think they had 3 sons and there was a William. It might pay to follow it up.

by janilye on 2013-05-04 23:11:05

by janilye on 2013-05-04 23:25:35

brother Cyril is also on that roll at the same address. Also again in 1968 with Queen Victoria Gibson and William Christian.

by gibbo113 on 2013-05-06 03:37:23

Dear Janilye,Thankyou so much for your help.I was 17 when my grandfather died and didn't ever get a chance to ask him about his background.We got on well sharing a love for boats and the water.If you have any further information about my ancestors in the Gibson family I would be very pleased to know it.

by gibbo113 on 2013-05-08 19:10:38

I have traced James Gibson's grave site to Moorefield Cemetery,Kingsgrove.He was buried 1.5.1944 at age 73 giving him a birth year of 1873.He is buried alonside a Mr J.Gibson buried 7.6.1920.Could this be his father?

by janilye on 2013-06-30 03:39:18

by gibbo113 on 2013-07-01 21:11:51

Thankyou Janilye.I appreciate your help.Do you have any info on the J.Gibson who died in 1920?I knew that my great grandfather remarried but I was told that she spoke German.Holmes doesn't sound very German.Another mystery.

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