March 1832: A seven-page legal bill to the executors of the late Mr Henry Hand of Bromley, from Killmister & Challinor, solicitors, reciting the expenses incurred in dealing with the estate. Instructions were received 30 April 1821. 2 May 1821 a letter was sent to Mr White, proctor, at Lichfield, to send commission to Mr Challinor at Stafford. 11 May 1821 reference to Mrs Hand. 21 June 1821 Mr Dixon wrote enquiring the price of the premises at Millstone Green. 4 July 1821 Mr Rolls, solicitor to Mr Joseph Keen, saying that Keen would not abandon his claim to the Millstone Green property. Mr Harvey wrote about purchasing the property. 16 July a sale took place at Newcastle under Lyme. 24 July 1821 Messrs Audley were told that £180 was the lowest price acceptable for the Millstone Green property. September 1821 an agreement was drawn up for the sale of the property to Mr Swinnerton. Mr Kinnersley wrote enquiring about the premises at Ashley. During drawing up the abstract of title to the Millstone Green property, a letter was sent to Mr William Hand asking him for a copy of Mr Henry Hand’s will. A letter was sent to Mr Gibbs near Eccleshall. The abstract of title extended to include the late Mr Delaister’s premises. Mr Challinor had to go to Chippenham near Eccleshall to examine title deeds in the hands of Mr Gibbs relating to the Whithebed and Masters: but found that he only had those relating to the latter; the others being in the hands of Mr Bourne of near Drayton. Mr Comberbach, solicitor for Mr Henshaw, the purchaser of the Masters reviewed the title. Mr Bourne had entrusted his deeds to his solicitor, Mr Butterton. As to the Whitehead [sic], part of the deeds were found in the hands of Mr Baddley, but others were unaccounted for. In March 1822 a letter was sent to Mr Stanley about the purchase, and one to Messrs Fenton with an abstract of Mr Kynnersley’s purchase. Mr Swinnerton’s purchase was affected by the terms of Miss Hand’s legacies. A letter was sent to Messrs Collins and Keen returning the draft of Mr Swinnerton’s conveyance. May 1822 a letter was sent to Mr Becketts of Woore about Jervis’s claim; the like to Mr Wright. An agreement was made between the executors and Mr E. Barker. June 1822 letters sent to Mr Henshaw on the subject of his purchase from the executors; the like to Mr Fox of Ashley. July 1822 perusing deeds relating to Mr Baker’s purchase. Mr Preston’s opinion was sought. Messrs Fenton not being satisfied with his opinion, they were sent a full abstract of Mr Rd Hand’s will. February 1823 Mr Stanley was buying the remaining Ashley property for a client of his. 20 October 1824 Mr Harding requested an abstract of title for the premises in Newcastle purchased by Mr John Audley of Newcastle. February 1825 Mr Jones raised objections to Mr Audley’s purchase. 3 May 1825 letter to Mr Harding of Willow Trees enquiring who were his father’s executors, he being a trustee under the late Mr Rd Hand’s settlement. 9 June 1825 letter to Mr Trevor solicitor to the Legacy Duty Office. £261 8s 2d
12 January 1854: A Correct List of the Poll, at the Election of a Knight of the Shire, for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester. Campden Polling District: Parish of Chipping Campden: Abode: Falcon Hall, Silver Street, London: John Gibbs. Parish of Cowhoneybourne: Abode: Bretforton, Worcestershire: Robert Gibbs. Parish of Willersey: Abode: Willersey: William Gibbs
25 March 1880: Bill of sale by Frederick John Gibbs, Theale, Tilehurst, grocer, in favour of Sidney Stevens; and a bill of sale by Caroline Bolt, 2 Victoria Street, Forton Road, Gosport, widow, in favour of Gilbert Gibbs
15 June 1894: Local Yachting News, Dartmouth. Colonel Gibbs has had his 1/2-rater, Semibreve, shortened, and has had a new and larger set of sails fitted. She seems to go very much better than last season. Yachts that have been in harbour during the week are:- Abona, s.s., Mr Sheldon; Erne, cutter, Hypatia, yacht, Mr Benmore; Corinna, s.s., Mr Lambe; Vanity, cutter, Mr J. E. Vaughan; Siesta, schooner, Mr S. Brown; Arelia, schooner, Mr E. B. Forbes; Erl King, s.s., Major A. H. Davis; Ellida, yawl, Mr Corrie; Blandusia, s.s., Mr E. T. Cradock; Sybil, cutter, Mr Hacon; Sea Snake, s.s., Mr Kennerley; Joraida, schooner, Mr Gardner; Enchantress, schooner, Mr Belbin; Galatea, cutter, Lieut. Henn, R.N.; Cithona, s.s., Mr Evans; Semibreve, 1/2-rater, Colonel Gibbs; Aquila, yawl, Mr Popham; Kathleen, cutter, Mr P. Dean; Editha, 1-rater, Mr Wilton; Viva, 1-rater, Mr Ditcham; Chloris, yawl, Mr W. Garfit; Lady Godiva, yawl, Mr Hannyngton; Cassandra, s.s., Mr F. M. Huth; Moorhen, 1-rater, Capt. Orme Webb; Corinnette, 1/2-rater, Mr Lambe.
Dart Boat Sailing Club. Second match for the season was held on the Harbour course. Lieutenant-colonel Gibbs was the officer of the day. The wind was light S.S.E. For races of 1-raters and under the start was at 3 o’clock. Editha II., Mr T. Wilton, and Viva, Mr W. Dilcham, started. Viva was over the line first, followed by Editha, but Viva maintained her lead throughout. It was not a fair contest for superiority, the wind being so light. ½-raters, three entries, but Semibreve did not start, her owner , Lieutenant-colonel Gibbs, acting as flag officer. Picarroon, Captain Bayly, and Corinette, Mr H. E. Lambe, crossed the line. The wind was too light for Corinette, Picarroon won easily. We understand Mr Lambe has a new ½-rater coming out shortly, and will compete with the crack We Winn. Last season some very sharp contest were made by this time, and from what we gather the ½-rating class on the Dart the latter part of the season will bring some very keen competitors together from different quarters. ¼-raters, two cutters: Aquilla, Mr H. W. Popham, and Syb, Mr E. H. Hacon. Aquilla won quite as she liked, the wind falling lighter. Nita, Mr H. F. Longmore, was entered for the Special Dinghey Class, but, as there were no other entries, she did not start. Although there were a number of spectators on the embankment, the light winds prevented any excitement, as was expected. Mr G. Philip has a new ½-rater coming out for the next race.
29 January 1904: William John Baker, of St Clement’s Lodge, Victoria Road, Leigh-on-Sea, was charged with stealing a horse, set of black harness, a builder’s spring cart, two cart lamps, nose bag and two sacks of oats, having broken into the stables of William Watson at Ascot; as well as a shovel and leather strap belonging to Walter Faithful, Watson’s employee. Evidence was given by Watson’s son, Faithful, Charles Allen, Alfred Clark and Charles Parker; by Bernard Burls of 104 Freemason’s Road, Canning Town, whom Baker had assisted in building work and collecting rents; by Police Sergeant Tanser and Inspector Gibbs of Ascot; by Henry Hopkins of 275 Victoria Dock Road, restaurant keeper, and James Penniall of Canning Town estate agent.
c1910: Postcard to Mrs F R Gibbs, Mrs Ball, The Hollies, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughboro’: ‘with best wishes for a Happy Birthday. Also many Happy returns of the Day trusting all are well Nellie’
25 August 1911: Postcard to Miss Watts c/o Mrs Gibbs, Canal Side, Hungerford: ‘Dear … Just a Card Wishing you many happy returns of the Day from us both from yours W &, A, B’
December 1916: Church Officers: Churchwardens: H. B. Goddard, 215 Icknield Way, Letchworth; R. U. Trevor, 6 Baldock Road, Letchworth. Sidesmen – For the Parish Church – F. W. G. Bolton, S. Burlingham, W. R. Butler, S. M. Gibbs, Frank Sworder, E. H. Wightman. For St Michael’s Church – Edward Boyes, C. M. Crickmer, S. W. Delf, J. Haycock, W. Kensett, A. H. Lander, A. Terrell, W. Warren, H. G. Wilkins. Organists: – Parish Church – Hugh Howard, A.R.C.O.; St Michael’s – Miss Buchanan. Vergers: – The Parish Church – Charles Callow, Rectory Cottage. St Michael’s – F. Day, 224 Nevells Road.
July 1930: Old Scholars’ Football Tour in Denmark. The party consisted of: B. A. Eyres, A. Whitaker, W. Seddon, K. Sumner, A. W. Edmundson, R. D. L. Moore, R. B. Gillett, H. J. Dyson, A. L. Wilson, P. B. Gibbs, G. Heyhoe and D. Gray:
1932: Examination Results: Supplementary Scholarships: John Gibbs, Kenneth Wright;
July 1933: The following boys came top in their forms in the last final term examinations. Before the economy campaign the L.C.C. would have given each boy a book or some other valuable prize, but now these boys have to be content with a certificate. Form 6: 1 J. V. Gibbs; 2 H. C. Carter; 3 V. J. Bradbury; 4 D. J. Fry; 5 W. C. Hill
1 December 1935: Baptism of Mary Rolls daughter of Richard Arthur and Clarice Mildred Gibbs
December 1945: Candidates for membership of the Cyclists’ Touring Club: L. A. Gibbs, 121 Crest Road, N.W.2; L. T. Gibbs, 11 Calderdale Road, S.W.4
c1990: E. A. R. Gibbs, FCH (Ted) & Eileen, 12 Benford Road, Hoddesden, Hertfordshire EN11 8LW
5 October 2003: Ryan Gibbs, footballer, Croydon Atheltic Football Club under 15 A squad
12 October 2003: Ryan Gibbs, footballer, Croydon Atheltic Football Club under 15 A squad
16 November 2003: Ryan Gibbs, footballer, Croydon Atheltic Football Club under 15 A squad
25 March 2009: Steward signed up for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, season 2009: Julia Gibbs