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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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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

Forget my midnight ramblings above! I finally found the right family of William Christian Gibson.
He was the son of James Gibson and Amelia Sarah Gross. His birth was registered in Newtown. He did have a sister Lydia Margaret, who in 1920 married, Archie McGaghey b:1894. Her birth was registered in Crookwell.
NSW.BD&M BIRTHS:
3810/1867 GROSS AMELIA S CHARLES LOUISA REDFERN

26330/1891 GIBSON WILLIAM C JAMES AMELIA S NEWTOWN
36163/1895 GIBSON CYRIL J JAMES AMELIA S REDFERN
1187/1901 GIBSON DOROTHY I JAMES AMELIA S BALMAIN NORTH
30128/1898 GIBSON LYDIA M JAMES AMELIA S CROOKWELL
23257/1908 GIBSON GRACE A JAMES AMELIA S CANTERBURY

James Gibson and Amelia GROSS were married in 1890.
NSW.BD&M MARRIAGES:
1449/1890 GIBSON JAMES GROSS AMELIA S SYDNEY
NSW.BD&M DEATHS:
43639/1971 GIBSON WILLIAM CHRISTIAN JAMES AGED 79 YRS KOGARAH
29050/1969 GIBSON CYRIL JAMES JOHN AMELIA SARAH NEWTOWN
35953/1960 MCGAGHEY LYDIA MARGARET JAMES AMILIA SARAH ROCKDALE (m. 1920)
60928/1973 BARLOW DOROTHY IRENE JAMES AMELIA SARAH NEWTOWN (m. Josiah Barlow in 1921 at Canterbury).
7441/1920 GIBSON SARAH A 52 YRS CANTERBURY CANTERBURY

This is Amelia Sarah's father. He was Charles Christian Gross and he died at Belmore in his 75th year, on the 2 September 1902 his late address was Bank St., Chippendale.
8826/1902 GROSS CHARLES C CANTERBURY
These are his children with Louisa:-
Charles Gross 1857 1918
Louisa E Gross 1860 1947
Jacob W Gross 1861 - 1865
Lydia J Gross 1864 - 1922 m. HENLEY
Frederick Gross 1865 - 1867
Amelia Sarah GROSS b: 1867 died 26 May 1920 Peel St Belmore
Henry G Gross 1869 - 1942
Thomas Alfred Gross 1872 - 1918
The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 27 May 1920
GIBSON The Friends of Mr.JAMES GIBSON are invited to attend the Funeral of his late dearly beloved WIFE and their MOTHER Amelia Sarah to leave Peel street, Belmore, THIS (Thursday) AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock for Methodist Cemetery, Moorefields
_WOOD COFFILL, and COMPANY, LIMITED
You will notice on this Electoral Roll William Christian Gibson is living at 24 Peel St., Belmore

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
about William Christian Gibson
Name: William Christian Gibson
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1963
State: New South Wales
District: Lang
Subdistrict: Belmore

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

The Sydney Morning Herald,Monday 1 May 1944
DEATHS

GIBSON.April 29, 1944 at his residence Peel Street, Belmore. James loving husband , of Annie aged 73 years.
FUNERALS
GIBSON. The Relatives and friends of Mrs.Annie Gibson of Peel Street Belmore are invited to attend the funeral of her dearly loved Husband James to leave our
Funeral Chapel This Day after short Service commencing at 3.30 p m for Moorefield Cemetery. Dignified Funerals, Lakemba UL2512
GIBSON.The Relatives and Friends of Mr. and Mrs. W. Gibson. Mr. and Mrs. C. Gibson. Mr. and Mrs. A. McGaghey. Mr and Mrs. W. Barlow and Families and Mr. and Mrs. L. Staff are invited to attend the Funeral of their dearly loved father and Grandfather James.
For further particulars see family notice. Dignified Funerals

It appears James remarried in 1921
5466/1921 GIBSON JAMES HOLMES ANNIE SYDNEY

And Yes! the J. Gibson who died in 1920 could be his father

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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