Portrait of Caroline Gibbs

Name: Caroline Gibbs

Burial Number: 0554

Gender: Female

Distinction: Daughter of Law Clerk

Born: 04/06/1836

Died: 12/02/1908

Buried: 15/02/1908


Caroline Amelia Powell was born on 4th June 1836 in Newington, London, she was the youngest of 5 siblings, her father was John Powell, 40yrs, Clerk at Law, mother, Sarah Powell, 35yrs, nee Boggis, In 1841, the family lived at 13, South Place, Newington, Caroline was 5, her brother, John, 13, sisters, Ellen, 11, Emily, 8, and Julia, 7.
In 1851 when Caroline was 14yrs old, 2 visitors were with the family, brothers, John Gibbs 19, and Henry Gibbs, 15, she was to marry Henry 41 years later.
Caroline continued to live with her parents, her mother died in 1861, she then moved to 2, Grove Villas, Lambeth, with her father, now a widower. In 1892, on 21st July, Caroline, 55yrs, married Henry Charles Beaumont Gibbs, at St. Saviour’s, Brixton Hill, he was Proctor at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. They lived at Henry’s home, 19, Maze Hill, Greenwich, until he retired in 1901, and they then moved to Worthing, where they lived at Gethylis, Winchester Road, with Henry’s unmarried sisters, Emily Frances and Elizabeth Mary Gibbs.
Caroline Amelia Gibbs died in Worthing, on 12th February 1908, aged 71yrs. Probate was granted to her husband, Henry. Effects – £1079 12s 7d. Value 2020 – £130K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SB Row: 6 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): dishes.nails.sling

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Caroline Amelia wife of Henry Charles Beaumont Gibbs born 4th June 1836 died 12th Feb 1908. Also of the above Henry C.B. Gibbs born 17th Dec. 1835 died 17th May 1929. and of Emily Frances his sister born 20th Feb. 1846 died 4th Feb 1929 Also Elizabeth Mary Gibbs his sister born 23 Nov. 1848 died 23rd Feb. 1940

Further Information


Name: Caroline Amelia Gibbs

Gender: Female

Born: 04/06/1836

Town: Newington

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Powell

Marriage Date: 21/7/1892

Spouse First Name: Henry

Spouse Second Name: Charles

Spouse Last Name: Gibbs

Town of Marriage: Brixton

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: //

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: Unknown

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/02/1908

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Gethylis

Address line 3: Winchester Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1079 12 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £130000

Census Information


Living at 13, South Place, Newington, London. John Powell, 45yrs, Clerk at Law, wife, Sarah, 40yrs, 5 children, John 13, Ellen 11, Emily 8, Julia 7, Caroline 5.


Living at 13, South Place, Newington, London. John Powell, 56yrs, Clerk, wife, Sarah, 51yrs, 5 children, John 23, Ellen 21, Emily 18, Julia 16, Caroline 14, John F. Gibbs, 19, visitor, Clerk to Army Agent, Henry C. Gibbs, 15, Clerk Christ’s Hospital, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 2, Grove Villas, Lambeth, London. John Powell, 66yrs, Chief Clerk, Court of Probate, widower, son, John Powell, 33yrs, Clerk to a Merchant, daughters, Emily, 28yrs, Caroline, 24yrs, grandson, Frederick Bartlett, 7yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 2, Grove Villas, Lambeth, London. John Powell, 76yrs, Supt. Court of Probate, daughter, Caroline, 34yrs, grandsons, Frederick T. Bartlett, 17yrs, Tea Broker’s Clerk, Willy H. Bartlett, 15yrs, Merchant’s Clerk, Mary Clement, visitor, Annuitant, 29yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Caroline A. Powell, 54yrs, living on own means, was a visitor at home of Mr & Mrs. C. Clement, Lambeth.


Living at 19, Maze Hill, Greenwich, London. Henry C. Gibbs, 65yrs, Retired Hospital Receiver, wife, Caroline, 64yrs, sister, Emily, 55yrs, Church Worker, plus 2 domestic servants.

Miscellaneous Information

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