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Aldenham, Baron (UK, 1896)

 

Creation: let. pat. 31 Jan 1896

 

Family name: Gibbs

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Arms:

Argent three Battle-axes erect within a Bordure nebuly Sable

Crest:

In front of a Rock a Dexter Arm embowed in armour the hand gauntleted proper bearing a Battle-axe in bend sinister Sable

Supporters:

On either side a Man habited in buff leather Jerkin Gloves and Boots armed with a three barred Helmet, Long Gorget and Sword all proper and holding in the exterior hand a Battle-axe over the shoulder Sable

Motto:

Tenax Propositi (Tenacious of purpose)

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Henry Hucks [Gibbs], 1st Baron Aldenham

1st son of George Henry Gibbs, of Aldenham House, co. Hertford, and of Clifton Hampden, co. Oxford, senior partner in the firm of Anthony Gibbs & Sons, by his wife and cousin Caroline Crawley, 6th dau. of Rev Charles Crawley, Rector of Stowe-Nine-Churches, co. Northampton, by his wife Mary Gibbs, 3rd dau. of George Abraham Gibbs, of Exeter, co. Devon

born

31 Aug 1819

mar.

6 May 1845 Louisa Anne Adams (b. 10 Sep 1818; d. 17 Apr 1897; bur. at Aldenham, co. Hertford), 3rd dau. of William Adams LL.D, of Eastley End, Thorpe, Chertsey, co. Surrey, advocate, by his second wife Hon Mary Anne Cockayne (granted the precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 4 Sep 1838), 6th dau. of Hon William Cockayne, of Rushton Hall, co. Northampton (by his wife Barbara Hill, 2nd dau. and eventually sole hrss. of George Hill, of Rothwell Manor, co. Northampton), only child by his second wife of Charles [Cokayne later Cockayne[, 5th Viscount Cullen

children

1. Hon Alban George Henry Gibbs, later 2nd Baron Aldenham

2. Walter Antony Gibbs (b. 19 Jan 1850; dvp. 16 Jul 1858)

3. Hon Vicary Gibbs MP JP, barrister, Member of Parliament for St Albans 1892-1904, editor of The Complete Peerage (b. 12 May 1853; d. 13 Jan 1932)

4. Hon Herbert Cockayne Gibbs JP, later 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon, of Briggens in the County of Hertford (cr. 24 Jul 1923), High Sheriff of Hertfordshire 1913 (b. 14 May 1854; d. 23 May 1935), mar. 12 Feb 1885 Anna Maria Durant (d. 30 Dec 1938), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Richard Durant, of High Canons, co. Hertford, and Sharpham, co. Devon, by his wife Charlotte Dashwood, dau. of Col Alexander Wilton Dashwood, of The Grange, Shenley, co. Hertford (by his wife Marian Still, dau. of Peter Still, of Harley Street, London), 2nd son of Thomas Dashwood HEICS (by his wife Charlotte Louisa Auriol, dau. of J Auriol), 2nd son of Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Bt. MP, of Kirtlington Park, co. Oxford, and had issue:

1a. Hon Walter Durant Gibbs, later 2nd Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon later 4th Baron Aldenham

2a. Hon Sir Geoffrey Cokayne Gibbs KCMG, Chairman Antony Gibbs & Sons, Master Grocers' Company 1938, served in World War II 1939-45 as Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Economic Warfare (b. 20 Jul 1901; d. 6 Jul 1975), mar. 6 Oct 1926 Helen Margaret Leslie CBE JP (d. 1979), yst. dau. of Charles Frederick Henry Leslie, of Epcombs, Hertingfordbury, co. Hertford, and had issue

3a. Hon Sir Humphrey Vicary Gibbs GCVO KCMG OBE KStJ, Member of Parliament for Wankie (Southern Rhodesia) 1948-54, Governor of Southern Rhodesia 1959-69 (b. 22 Nov 1902; d. 1990), mar. 17 Jan 1934 Molly Peel Nelson DBE CStJ (d. 20 Mar 1997), 2nd dau. of John Peel Nelson, of Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, and had issue

1a. Hon Winifred Marian Gibbs JP (d. 1984), mar. 28 Jul 1912 Col Sir Charles Edward Ponsonby, 1st Bt. MP, of Wootton, co. Oxford, and had issue

2a. Hon Barbara Louise Gibbs OBE (b. 4 Mar 1896; d. 24 Feb 1964)

3a. Hon Rosalind Mary Gibbs (b. 5 Feb 1898; d. 19...)

5. Ven Hon Kenneth Francis Gibbs DD, Vicar of Aldenham 1884-1913, Archdeacon of St Albans 1909-33, Chaplain to King George V 1921 (b. 2 Apr 1856; d. 1 Feb 1935), mar. 5 Jun 1894 Mabel Alice Barnett JP (d. 20 Mar 1953), dau. of Charles Edward Barnett, of Edge Grove, Aldenham, co. Hertford, and had issue

6. Hon Henry Lloyd Gibbs (b. 21 Jul 1861; d. 14 Sep 1907), mar. Alice Mary Crutchley (d. 5 Oct 1942), 4th dau. of General Charles Crutchley, of Sunninghall Park, co. Berkshire, and had issue

1. Hon Edith Caroline Gibbs (b. 2 Nov 1848; d. 25 Jul 1942)

died

13 Sep 1907 (bur. at Aldenham, co. Hertford)

created

31 Jan 1896 Baron Aldenham, of Aldenham in the County of Hertford

suc. by

son

note

partner in the firm of Anthony Gibbs & Son; Governor of the Bank of England 1875-77; High Sheriff of Hertfordshire 1884; Member of Parliament (Conservative interest) for London 1891-92; Trustee, National Portrait Gallery 1891-1907

 

Alban George Henry [Gibbs], 2nd Baron Aldenham

born

23 Apr 1846

mar.

18 Feb 1873 Bridget Beresford Hope (d. 27 Feb 1896), 6th surv. dau. of Rt Hon Alexander James Beresford Beresford-Hope MP, of Bedgebury Park, co. Kent, by his wife Lady Arabella Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st dau. by his first wife of James Brownlow William [Cecil later Gascoyne-Cecil], 2nd Marquess of Salisbury

children

1. Hon Gerald Henry Beresford Gibbs, later 3rd Baron Aldenham

1. Hon Catherine Louisa Gibbs (b. 3 Jan 1875; d. 5 May 1967)

2. Hon Mildred Dorothea Gibbs OBE (b. 2 May 1876; d. 14 May 1961)

died

9 May 1936

suc. by

son

notes

Member of Parliament for the City of London 1892-1906

 

Gerald Henry Beresford [Gibbs], 3rd Baron Aldenham

born

9 Jan 1879

mar.

9 May 1905 Lillee Caroline Houldsworth (d. 1 Sep 1950), 1st dau. of Rev William Thomas Houldsworth, Vicar of St Andrew's, Wells Street, London

died

s.p. 21 Mar 1939

suc. by

cousin

 

Walter Durant [Gibbs], 2nd Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon later 4th Baron Aldenham

born

11 Aug 1888

mar.

6 Nov 1919 Beatrix Elinor Villiers (widow of Algernon Hyde Villiers;  d. 17 Jul 1978), only dau. of Herbert Woodfield Paul MP

children

1. Capt Hon Vicary Paul Gibbs (b. 11 Feb 1921; d. in action at Nijmegen 20 Sep 1944), mar. 19 Sep 1942 Jean Frances Hambro CVO, Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Princess Elizabeth 1945 and Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II 1953 (b. 22 Feb 1923; mar. (2) 29 May 1946 Rev Hon Andrew Charles Victor Elphinstone, Rector of Worplesdon, co. Surrey 1953-62 (b. 10 Nov 1918; d. 19 Mar 1975), 2nd son of Sidney Herbert [Elphinstone], 16th Lord Elphinstone, by his wife Lady Mary Frances Bowes-Lyon, 2nd dau. of Claude George [Bowes-Lyon], 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and (3) 1980 her eldest sister's widower Lt Col John William Richard Woodroffe, of Arnbarrow, Laurencekirk, co. Kincardine, and Maryland, Worplesdon, co. Surrey, only son of Brig Gen Charles Richard Woodroffe CVO CMG CBE), 3rd dau. of Capt Angus Valdemar Hambro MP JP DL, of Merly House, co. Dorset, by his second wife Vanda Dorothy Julia Charlton, dau. of St John Charlton, of Shotton Hall, co. Shropshire, and had issue:

1a. Susan Frances Gibbs (b. 14 May 1943; dvp. 1 Jul 1943)

2a. Jennifer Susan Gibbs LVO, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1993-2002 (b. 12 May 1944), mar. 1974 Capt Michael Charles Gordon-Lennox RN, of Fishers Hill, Iping, Midhurst, co. West Sussex (b. 30 Sep 1938), 1st son of Rear Adm Sir Alexander Henry Charles Gordon-Lennox KCVO CB DSO, Serjeant at Arms House of Commons 1961-76 (by his wife Barbara Steele, dau. of Maj Gen Julian Steele), 2nd son of Maj Lord Bernard Charles Gordon-Lennox (by his wife Hon Evelyn Loch, 2nd dau. of Henry Brougham [Loch], 1st Baron Loch), 3rd son by his first wife of Charles Henry [Gordon-Lennox], 7th Duke of Richmond, and has issue

2. Hon Antony Durant Gibbs, later 5th Baron Aldenham and 3rd Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon

died

30 May 1969

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 22 May 1935 as 2nd Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon

 

Antony Durant [Gibbs], 5th Baron Aldenham and 3rd Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon

born

18 May 1922

mar.

16 Jul 1947 Mary Elizabeth Tyser, only dau. of Walter Parkyns Tyser, of Gordonbush, Brora, co. Sutherland

children

1. Hon Vicary Tyser Gibbs, later 6th Baron Aldenham and 4th Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon

2. Hon George Henry Paul Gibbs, of The Old Manor Farmhouse, Hempton Road, Deddington, co. Oxford (b. 17 Jun 1950), mar. (1) 1973 (div. 1989) Janet Elizabeth Scott, 1st dau. of Harold Leonard Scott, of Middle Farm House, Bassingbourne, co. Cambridge, and (2) 1992 Elizabeth Harris, dau. of Prof Geoffrey Wingfield Harris CBE FRS, and has issue by his first wife

3. Hon William Humphrey Durant Gibbs (b. 14 Oct 1954; dvp. 14 Sep 1973)

1. Hon Antonia Mary Gibbs (b. 10 Jul 1958), mar. 1989 Simon H Johnson, of Manor Farm, Middle Chinnock, co. Somerset, son of E A Johnson, of Walmer, co. Kent, and has issue

died

25 Jan 1986

suc. by

son

note

served in World War II 1939-45 as Lieut, RNVR; Master, Merchant Taylors' Company 1977

 

Vicary Tyser [Gibbs], 6th Baron Aldenham and 4th Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon

born

9 Jun 1948

mar.

16 May 1980 Josephine Nicola Fell, 1st dau. of John Richmond Fell, of Lower Bourne, Farnham, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon Humphrey William Fell Gibbs (b. 31 Jan 1989)

2. Hon Thomas Antony John Gibbs (b. 13 Oct 1992)

3. Hon Theodore Harry Charles Gibbs (b. 14 Jul 2000)

1. Hon Jessica Juliet Mary Gibbs (b. 1984)

 

Last updated: 28 Feb 2011

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Titles:

6th Baron Aldenham, of Aldenham in the County of Hertford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 31 Jan 1896)

4th Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon, of Briggens in the County of Hertford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Jul 1923)

 

Address:

Holwell Manor, Holwell, Sherbourne, Dorset DT9 5LE

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