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Gibbs family

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Reets Report 11 Nov 2009 16:22

Lily Gibbs b 1901 and William Chappell married in Portsmouth in 1924. William d. in 1937. I would would very much like to hear about Lily and her family. Her father was Thomas George Gibbs from North Landport.


Freewheel Report 11 Nov 2009 16:35

Elsie L Chappell Jul Aug Sep 1927 Portsmouth Sussex, Isle of Wight

Ernest W Chappell Jul Aug Sep 1930 Portsmouth Sussex, Isle of Wight

Irene Chappell Oct Nov Dec 1932 Portsmouth Sussex, Isle of Wight


Astra Report 11 Nov 2009 16:38


Thomas G Gibbs>>>>>>>Pensioner born Portsmouth
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary G
Gender: Male
Where born: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Civil parish: Portsmouth
Ecclesiastical parish: St Barnabas and St Mary
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
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Registration district: Portsmouth
Sub-registration district: Portsea and Landport
ED, institution, or vessel: 32
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 110
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas G Gibbs 48
Mary G Gibbs 31>>>>>>>>>>>>>Original reads Mary J
Lizzie Gibbs 6
Lilly Gibbs 3 months


1911 census - household transcription

Person: GIBBS, Lilley
Address: 14 Voller Street Landport Portsmouth

BAGUST, Robert Head Widower M 49 1862 Blacksmith Striker Albury Surrey
BAGUST, J L Daughter Single F 19 1892 Stiching And Seaming To Corset Making Liverpool Lancashire
PEGGOTT, J Boarder Lodger Single M 36 1875 Builders Labourer Portsmouth Hants
GIBBS, Mary Boarder Lodger Widow F 40 1871 Charr Woman Portsmouth Hants
GIBBS, Elizabeth Daughter Single F 16 1895 Out Of Employment Portsmouth Hants
GIBBS, Lilley Daughter Single F 12 1899 School Portsmouth Hants
KING, Fredrick Boarder Single M 3 1908 Portsmouth Hants

The age doesn't make sense on this but I think it is him.
Deaths Jun 1902 (>99%)
Gibbs Thomas George 42 Portsmouth 2b 330


Thomas G. Gibbs
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Gender: Male
Where born: Eastney, Hampshire, England
Civil parish: Vessels
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Street Address: "H M S Duke of Wellington" Portsmouth Harbour
Occupation: Stoker
Registration district: Portsea Island
Sub-registration district: Portsea Town
ED, institution, or vessel: Duke of Wellington Continued

This may be Thomas and Mary's marriage

Marriages Sep 1888 (>99%)
>>BEST Mary Jane Portsea 2b 823
CORNHILL George William Portsea 2b 823
>>GIBBS Thomas Portsea 2b 823
Gurney Annie Elizabeth Portsea 2b 823


Reets Report 13 Nov 2009 19:26

Lilly Gibbs and William Chappell

Thanks for the info on the family of Lilly GIBBS and William Chappell. It has been a great help.

Any information on Elsie L Chappell, Ernest W Chappell or Irene Chappell would be most appreciated.


Freewheel Report 13 Nov 2009 22:10

If you take out Ancestry's 14-day free trial, you will be able to look for possible marriages etc for them.

Lily may have re-married - she was certainly young enough


ELIZABETH Report 28 Jun 2013 17:39

I am looking for a Lily Gibbs in this area who would have been my grandmother. My father, Henry Gibbs, was born in a Southampton workhouse with the name of his mother on his birth certificate as Lily Gibbs of 60 Northumberland Road which, I think, is either Portsmouth or may be Southampton.

Would dearly love to trace ancestors as Dad was left to grow up in the workhouse before making his way in the world. He was a wonderful person, much loved by all who knew him and with a distinguished service record in WW2.

Grateful for any info


Reggie Report 28 Jun 2013 21:45


If you want help with research, start a thread of your the year in which this birth occurred

The person whose post you have added to has not used the board for nearly four years...............


Births Sep 1918 (>99%)
Gibbs Henry Gibbs Southampton 2c 107


MarieCeleste Report 28 Jun 2013 21:49

Hello Elizabeth, welcome to the community boards.

As Reggie says, you'll get much more help if you start a thread of your own. Just go to the first page of this board and use "Add Topic". Before you do, you might find it helpful to read the "Help Clinic" link over on the left under "Tools".

Good luck.


Reggie Report 28 Jun 2013 21:50

As there is little likelihood of the OP ever goes

This one is old enough to have been giving birth in 1918........but there's no way to prove it's the right person

1911 census

Person: GIBBS, Lilly Address: 1 Banfield Court Millbrook Road Southampton

GIBBS, George Head Married38 years M 57 1854 Plasterer Builden London VIEW
GIBBS, Louisa Wife F 54 1857 Jersey VIEW
GIBBS, Alfred Son Single M 36 1875 Laber Dock Southampton VIEW
GIBBS, William Son Married M 32 1879 Sailer Navy VIEW
GIBBS, Mary Daughter Married F 34 1877 VIEW
GIBBS, Ethel Daughter Married F 15 1896 VIEW
GIBBS, Chris Son Single M 23 1888 Confectioner VIEW
GIBBS, Walter Son Single M 19 1892 Sailor Navy VIEW
GIBBS, Beatrice Daughter Single F 17 1894 Servant Domestic VIEW
GIBBS, Lilly Daughter Single F 16 1895 At Home VIEW
GIBBS, Bennie Son Single M 11 1900 School


Reggie Report 28 Jun 2013 21:52

1911 census

Address: 60 Northumberland Road Southampton

261 NETCHER, Rosina Wife Widow F 55 1856 Stewardess Hampshire Ston VIEW
261 NETCHER, Reginald Son Single M 23 1888 Ship Steward Hampshire Ston VIEW
261 NETCHER, Norman Son Single M 16 1895 Hairdresse's Lad Hampshire Ston


ELIZABETH Report 29 Jun 2013 12:37

I am indeed very grateful for your help and advice. There is no father's name on the birth certificate so I've nothing to go on from his side. I only know Dad was brought up in Hollybrook House and have contacted Southampton archives about this.

My daughter and I would dearly love to discover more and now know how to try and go about it.

Kind regards