Capt. Francis Blower Gibbes

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Francis Blower Gibbes

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: St James., Jamaica
Death: July 17, 1844 (62)
Hanover Parish, Jamaica
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Son of Francis Blower Gibbes and Æmilia Gibbes
Husband of Elizabeth Sarah Saffery Gibbes
Father of Francis Blower Gibbes; Aemilia Gibbes; Aemilia Montague Stephen and William Gibbes
Brother of Frances Gibbes; James Irving Gibbes; Elizabeth Motte Jackson; John Gibbes; Frances Aemilia Wilson and 1 other

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About Capt. Francis Blower Gibbes

Francis Blower Gibbes was a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy and was on board the British owned 'Redridge' which ran aground off the coast of Jamaica in 1805. He arrived in Australia on the Hugh Crawford in 1825.

He was granted 2000 acres in the upper Hunter in 1825 by Sir Thomas Brisbane. Soon after he transferred this grant to William Bell Carlyle and Francis Little and moved to the Paterson area where he increased his holdings by purchasing land. He settled at 'Norwood'.

Gibbes or his son, also Francis, was a Magistrate at Paterson in 1842. They established an extensive run of paddocks on their estate which was used for horses. In the 1840's they were advertising for grooms and horse breakers for the property.

Lieutenant Gibbes died on 17th July 1844 at Hanover, Jamaica.

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Capt. Francis Blower Gibbes's Timeline

June 6, 1782
August 31, 1815
Age 33
Gretna, Dumfries and Galloway, UK
Age 35
August 10, 1820
Age 38
October 15, 1828
Age 46
July 17, 1844
Age 62
Hanover Parish, Jamaica