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Name: Henry Gibbs

Burial Number: 1401

Gender: Male

Occupation: Hospital Finance Officer

Distinction: Proctor St. Barts. Hosp.

Born: 17/12/1835

Died: 17/05/1929

Buried: 24/05/1929

Story

Henry Charles Beaumont Gibbs was born in Kensington, on 17th December 1835, he was baptised on 4th September 1836 in Kennington, Surrey; his parents were John Matthew Gibbs and Margaret Ann Gibbs, nee Phillips and he was one of ten children. When Henry was 15yrs old in 1851, he and his older brother, John, 19yrs, were visitors at the home of John Powell and his family in Newington.

The youngest daughter was Caroline Amelia Powell, 14yrs, and 41yrs later, in 1892, Henry and Caroline were married. Henry was a clerk at Christ’s Hospital, later working at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital as a finance officer, receiver of rents and then Proctor until his retirement.
He married Caroline Amelia Powell on 21st July 1892 at St. Saviour’s, Brixton Hill, they were both in their mid-fifties, and they lived in Greenwich until moving to Worthing with two of Henry’s sisters, Emily Frances and Elizabeth Mary, where they lived at Gethylis, Winchester Road.

Henry was widowed in 1908 when he was 74yrs old, he remained at Winchester Road until his death, aged 93yrs, on May 17th, 1929. His sister, Emily Frances, pre-deceased him by three months, aged 82yrs.
Probate was granted to Henry William Saw, Solicitor, effects – £3633 10s 4d. Value 2020 – £232K.

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

Headstone

Description:

EndowedGrave: Responsibility for cutting the grass and keeping tidy

Inscription:

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

Birth

Name: Henry Charles Beaumont Gibbs

Gender: Male

Born: 17/12/1835

Town: Unknown

County: Surrey

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 21/7/1892

Spouse First Name: Caroline

Spouse Second Name: Amelia

Spouse Last Name: Powell

Town of Marriage: Brixton

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 17/05/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Gethylis

Address line 3: Winchester Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3633 10 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £232000

Census Information

1851

13, South Place, Newington, Surrey. John Powell, 56yrs, Clerk, wife, Sarah, 51yrs, John 23, Ellen 21, Emily 18, Julia 17, Caroline 14, John Gibbs 19, Clerk to Army Agent, visitor, Henry C. Gibbs 15, Clerk at Christ’s Hospital.

1881

Living at 19, Maze Hill, Greenwich. John M. Gibbs, 80yrs, retired Army Paymaster, rank Lt. Colonel, wife, Margaret A., 75yrs, Henry C., 45yrs, Clerk Hospital, Elizabeth M., 32yrs, Georgina M, 15, grand-daughter, Morris B. 14, grandson, Harold P. 12, grandson, Jessie C. 11, grand-daughter plus 2 servants.

1891

Living at 19, Maze Hill, Greenwich. Henry C. Gibbs, 55yrs, Receiver of Rents, St. Barts. Hospital, mother, Margaret A., 85yrs, widow, brother, George R. 50yrs, retired Colonel, Bengal Regiment, Ellen 51yrs, sister-in-law, sisters, Emily Frances, 45yrs, and Elizabeth Mary, 42yrs, plus 2 servants.

1901

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

1911

Living at Gethylis, Winchester Road, Worthing. Henry C. Gibbs, 75yrs, widower, Hospital Pensioner, sisters, Emily F., 65yrs, Elizabeth M., 62yrs, plus 1 servant.

1921

Living at 6, Winchester Road, Worthing, Sussex. Henry Charles Beaumont, Hd. 85yrs, Hospital Receiver, retired, sisters, Emily F. 75yrs, and Elizabeth M. 72yrs, domestic duties, plus 1 domestic servant.

Miscellaneous Information

Newspaper cutting of Old Bailey court case Henry Gibbs

Monday February 5th 1894 – newspaper report – New Court

Henry Gibbs was subject to a conman, William Cooper Trett aged 29, who unlawfully obtained 6s. 9d. from him.

The preceding cases in New Court that day, relating to two female crimes, do make interesting comparisons of punishment.

William Cooper Trett got 2 days imprisonment for stealing amounts totalling £7 12s.9d. which would be around £600 in today’s money.

Susan Childs aged 23, who unlawfully endeavoured to conceal the birth of her child, received one day’s imprisonment.

Clara Darvill aged 33, received 8 months hard labour for unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the births of her four children.