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Looking for Gibson of Nottingham

Query by suzy2711

I am new to this site which I found during research into my father's family tree.
I am hoping that I will be able to make some headway through the group. I will be more than happy to help anyone with their research if I can. My father was born in the Meadows area of Nottingham, but it appears that his great grandfather was born in Kirk Langley, Derby. A branch of the family moved up to Skircoats in Yorkshire and were school teachers.

I am struggling to find evidence of my great grandfather visiting Canada whilst working for Kiddier Brothers who were makers of hosiery. My great grandfather Was a hosiery machine builder.

Also my grandfather Frank Gibson had a sister Irene and two brothers. I can find no trace of Arthur, whom we are told married and had a son. He was thought to have been in the army at some time also.

Any information would be greatly appreciated and I look forward to digging my way back to see where we originated from!

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on 2012-03-07 05:33:42

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by SilverVixen on 2012-03-08 11:37:22

What are the Christian names of your father and his great grandfather?

by suzy2711 on 2012-06-13 06:21:00

Hi I'm sorry for delay in reply.

My grandfather was Frank Gibson 1905 - 1989

Great Grandfather was Henry Thomas Gibson1880 - 1955 he was the one who visited Canada around 1900 for Kiddiers we think.

Great Great Grandfather was William Gibson born abt 1846 Kirk Langley

by asheppard on 2012-06-13 23:56:17

William Gibson's parents were both School teachers as was his older brother George

1851 Census
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Gibson 47 Head b1804 Littleover Derbyshire School Master
Ann Gibson 42 wife b1809 Denston Staffordshire School Mistress
George Hy Gibson 18 son b1833 Littleover Derbyshire Pupil Teacher
Ann Gibson 15 dau b1836 Littleover Derbyshire Scholar
Henry Gibson 13 son b1838 Kirk Langley Derbyshire
Martha Gibson 8 dau b1843 same
Mary Gibson 8 dau 1843 same
>>>>>William Gibson 5 son 1846 same
Alfred Gibson 3 son b1848 same
John Gibson 1 son 1850 same

1861 Census
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Gibson 57 School Master
Ann Gibson 52 School Mistress
Ann Gibson 25 Dress maker
Alfred Gibson 13 Scholar
John Gibson 11 Scholar

William in 1861 living with older brother George and his family in Skircoat

Household Members:
Name Age
George Henry Gibson 28 School Master
Mary Gibson 25 b Kirk langley
William Henry Gibson 10 Months b Skircoat yorkshire
>>>>William Gibson 15
Harriet Goodwin 14 sister in law (Mary's sister)b Kirk langley

George Henry & Mary Goodwin married Sep 1859 Ashbourne

Your grandfather Frank's brother Arthur I think may be John Arthur Gibson b1907 Basford he is on the 1911 Census with family

1911 Census
Henry Thomas Gibson
States married 9 years 5 children born 3 living and 2 deceased
Henry Thomas 31
Clara 31 (wife)
Frank 6
John Arthur 3
Irene 1

Henry Thomas & Clara Jackson married March 1902 Basford Nottingham
Frank b1905 Basford
John Arthur b1907 Basford
Irene possibly Doris Irene b1909 Basford

You may find details of the children on either Clara or Henry Thomas' death certificates.

Clara died 10 April 1950 Nottingham
Henry Thomas died 3 April 1960 Nottingham

There is quite a bit of information available on Ancestry for the Gibson family, Census etc.

by suzy2711 on 2012-08-20 07:53:07

Wow! Thank you very much. I will try looking at the John Arthur b1907 on the census and also Doris Irene.

I'm still absolutely desperate to find evidence of my great grandfather, Henry Thomas Gibson1880 - 1955 visiting Canada around 1900 for Kiddiers we think. We know that he was there because he brought back some souvenir playing cards from the railway there and my dad can remember him talking to him about it.

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