Thomas Gibbons and Mary Varndel married by licence on 26 November 1702 and their
marriage was recorded in both the Fishbourne and Funtington marriage
registers. Their marriage licence was issued the day before by the
Archdeaconry of Chichester, which recorded that Thomas Gibbens was a
husbandman and Mary Varndell a spinster and they were both of
Funtington. The Fishbourne entry records that Thomas was a servant.
Thomas Gibbons's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
The IGI records that a Thomas Gibins was baptised on 28 June 1671 in
Fernhurst, Sussex, the son of Thomas Gibins, and another Thomas
Gibbons was baptised on 25 July 1673 in Boxgrove, Sussex the son of
Thomas Gibbons and Eleanor, but he was said to have been buried
on 9 July 1674.
Mary Varndel's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
Thomas Gibbons and Mary Varndel may have had the following children:
John Gibbons was baptised on 29 November 1702 in Funtington,
Sussex, the son of Thomas and Mary.
Thomas Gibbons was baptised on 6 August 1704 in Funtington, the son
of Thomas and Mary.
Thomas married Susan Blakburn by licence on 29 September 1730 at St.
Peter the Great in Chichester, Sussex. Their marriage licence was
issued on the same day by the Archdeaconry of Chichester which recorded
that Thomas was a bachelor and husbandman of Chidham and Susan
Blackbunn as spinster of Chidham.
Thomas and Susan had the following children:
John Gibbins was baptised on 15 July 1731 in Chidham. He or
his son may have been buried on 5 June 1771 in Pagham.
may have married Elizabeth Binsted by banns on 25 August 1754 in Pagham.
He was a bachelor and she a spinster. The witnesses to their
marriage were John Binsted and Isaac Leggat.
John and Elizabeth had the following children:
John Gibbons was baptised on 16 March 1755 in
Ann Gibbins was baptised on 27 February 1757 in
Betty Gibbins was baptised on 25 February 1759 in
Pagham. As Elizabeth Gibbons she may have
married Thomas Ward by banns on 31 October 1781 in
Pagham. He was a bachelor and she a spinster.
William Gibbons was baptised on 13 February 1761 in
Mary Gibbins was baptised on 1 January 1769 in
James Gibbon was baptised on 17 September 1769 in
Pagham. He may have died aged 55 years and have been buried on
8 October 1826 in Pagham, therefore, born about 1771. The
burial register noted that he was from South Mundham.
Thomas Gibbins was baptised on 12 November 1732 in Chidham
Susanna Gibbins was baptised on 28 January 1733/4 in Chidham.
Susanna Gibbins was baptised on 14 September 1735 in Chidham.
Susan had the following daughter:
Mary Gibbins was baptised on 30 October 1763 in
Susannah married John Taylor by banns on 6 November 1764 in Pagham.
He was a bachelor and she a spinster. A witness to their marriage
was Isaac Leggat.
Mary Gibbins was baptised on 2 October 1737 in Chidham.
William Gibbins was baptised on 11 February 1738/9 in Chidham.
He may have been buried as William Gibbence on 19 May
1782 in Pagham.
William may have married Elizabeth Parsons on 11 October 1768 in
Pagham. He was a bachelor and she a spinster. The witnesses
to their marriage were Richard Shrubb and Isaac
William and Elizabeth had the following children.
Joseph Gibbins was baptised on 7 November 1773 in
Pagham and buried there on 27 March 1790.
Lucy Gibbins was baptised on 10 December 1775 in
Pagham and buried there on 9 November 1788.
John Gibbence was baptised on 24 May 1778 in Pagham
and buried there on 16 May 1779, as John Gibbance.
George Gibbons was baptised on 30 April 1780 in
Pagham, and buried there on 23 January 1783, as George
James Gibbins was baptised on 9 November 1740 in Chidham.
Ann Gibbon was baptised on 16 May 1742 in South Bersted, Sussex.
Gibbons, my 6x Great Grandfather, may have been part of this
family. He married twice, firstly to
in 1735 and then to
in 1744. (They have their own page.) He married and settled in
Ann Gibbons may have been part of this family. She married
Abraham Burcher by licence on 18 October 1732 at St. Peter the Great
in Chichester. Their marriage licence was issued on the same day by
the Archdeaconry of Chichester, which recorded that he was a bachelor and
shoemaker of Pagham and she was a spinster of Funtington. Surety for
the licence was provided by Abraham himself and John Burcher a
victualler of Chichester.
Thomas and Mary did not have any children baptised in Fishbourne.
An Elizabeth Gibbons died aged 86 years and was buried on
21 December 1823 in Merston, therefore, born about 1737.
Could the following family be related to William in anyway?
Adam Gibbons was baptised on 8 January 1684 in Yapton, Sussex and was
the son of John Gibbons and Mary. He married
Elizabeth Lane married by licence dated 4 December 1708 by the
Archdeaconry of Chichester. It recorded that Adam Gibbens was a
bachelor of Hampton Parva and Elizabeth was a spinster of Bosham.
Surety for the licence was provided by Adam himself, John Blaber
tailor of Hampton Parva, John Doe and Richard Roe.
and Elizabeth had the following children:
Elizabeth Gibbons was baptised on 1 April 1711 in Yapton.
Susan Gibbons was baptised on 13 April 1716 in Yapton. As
Susanna Gibbons she may have married Nicholas Nash by licence
on 3 May 1734 at St. Peter the Less in Chichester. Their marriage
licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of Chichester on 15 July 1734 (yes,
that's what is in the Sussex marriage index). It recorded that
Nicholas was a bachelor and cooper of Aldingbourne and Susanna was a
spinster of Felpham. Surety for the licence was provided by Nicholas
himself and William Nash a husbandman of Aldingbourne.
This page was updated on 21 April 2012