NameAnne WOODIN , GGG Grandmother
Birth8 May 1778, Calcutta, Bengal, India
Baptism13 Sep 1778, Mission Church, Calcutta, Bengal, India
Death19 Sep 1846, Harbury Lodge, Harbury, Warwickshire
Burial25 Sep 1846, St. Mary, Warwick, Warwickshire.
1Robert GIBSON , GGG Grandfather
Birth1759, Parish Of Slains, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Baptism8 Jun 1759, Parish Of Slains, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death6 Feb 1823, Calcutta, Bengal, India
Burial6 Feb 1823, South Park Street Burial Ground, Calcutta, India
OccupationTailor, Robert Gibson & Company
FatherGeorge GIBSON (1730-)
MotherChristian ARTHUR (1731-)
Marriage4 Aug 1792, Fort William, Calcutta, India
ChildrenRobert (1792-1845)
 Anne (1798-1839)
 Marian (1811-1893)
Notes for Anne WOODIN
Second wife but third partner of Robert Gibson.

From the Fountain Family Tree at by Joanna Fountain
Birth May 8, 1778 Bengal India
Baptism September 13, 1778, Mission Church, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
stated to be the natural child of Edward Woodin and Mary Derozanio
[This explains why the middle name of her grandson Edward Howkins was Woodin. It also explains why the Curate at her daughter Marion’s wedding was E. Woodin.]
Marriage August 4, 1792 Fort William, Calcutta, Bengal, India
Robert Gibson, Tailor and Ann Woodin, spinster

In the 1841 census Theophilus Howkins age 35, living on his own means,
Marianne Howkins age 30,
Henry Howkins age 4,
Marianne S. Howkins age 3,
? Elizabeth Howkins age 1
Living in North Lane, Harbury, Warwick.
Also in the household were Anne Gibson age 60 Marian’s mother living on her own means, not born in the county and 4 servants.
(in the 1841 census ages were rounded to 5 years for adults). They were living on North Lane, Harbury, civil parish, Knightlow (Kenilworth Division) hundred, Warwickshire, England. The registration district was Southam.

The Gentleman’s Magazine 1846, deaths, September 19 at Harbury Lodge, the residence of her son-in-law, Theophilus Howkins, esq. aged 68, Anne, relict of Robert Gibson, esq. of Calcutta, and Denmark Hill, Surrey.

Listed in Allen’s Indian Mail and Register of Intelligence for British and Foreign India etc (Jan - Dec 1849)
Probates and Administrations to Estates.
Ann Gibson, late of Denmark Hill, in the county of Surrey, in England, Widow of Robert Gibson, in the registrar, Supreme Court, Frith, Sanders and Watts, proctors

Parish Records St. Mary, Warwick, Warwickshire
Anne Gibson of Harbury buried September 25, 1846, age 68 by C. E. Carles.
Notes for Robert (Spouse 1)
Of Denmark Hill [which is now located in the London Borough of Southwark]
of Calcutta

Baptism date courtesy Christopher Rack

Scotland Select Births and Baptisms
June 8, 1759 Robert Gibson, father George Gibson, Slains, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

The Asiatic Annual Register: Or, A View of the History of Hindustan (1807) In Departure of Europeans for Europe. September 1806 aboard the Phoenix, Captain John Ramsden - Mr Robert Gibson, Mrs. Robert Gibson and child Miss Anne Gibson.

His name was on the list of Names of members of the United Company of Merchants of England, Trading to the East Indies, 1815 [The Honourable East India Company]
Robert Gibson, Esq. 26 Lombard Street

Will dated February 25, 1820

From the Gibson Family Tree by Christopher Rack
Inventory if the Estate & effects of the late Robert Gibson
October 7, 1823
Amount of Cash in the Bank of Hindustan 105241 pounds 8 shillings 9 pence
Amount of Bonds and Notes Due by the Concern of Robert Gibson & Co 236730 pounds
Amount of Charles MacKenzies Bond due November 30, 1823 5639 pounds 5 shillings 4 pence
Messr. Taylor & Co. account Sales Sundries 764 pounds 12 shillings 9 pence
Value of the House & Premises in Cossittollah rented by Mess. Robert Gibson & Co. 60000 pounds
Amount of Robert Loathers Bond 2364 pounds 2 shillings
Amount of James Roglis Bond 2515 pounds
Total 413,255 pounds 2 shillings and 10 pence
Anne Gibson, Executrix
Robert Gibson, executor
[This amounts to about 76 million Canadian Dollars buying power in 2013.]
[Note this would be his estate in India only. Also later another 30000 pounds were discovered by his son Robert Gibson.]

from Allen’s Indian Mail, and Register of Intelligence
Probates and Administration of Estates
Robert Gibson, late of Denmark Hill, in the county of Surrey, and of 26, Lombard Street, London, in that part of Great Britain called England, but formerly of Calcutta, in the East Indies, Esq. to the registrar of the Supreme Court. Frith, Sandes, and Watts, proctors.
[Note Lombard Street was the the location of many head offices for UK banks until the 1980’s][26 Lombard street was the London office of the Bimetallic League in 1894]

From Allen’s Indian Mail Bengal Volume 3
Probates and Administration to Estates
Robert Gibson, formerly of Calcutta, but late of Denmark-hill in the County of Surrey, In England, tailor, to his Ecclesiastical Registrar. Judge and Vignon, proctors.

From the Oriental Magazine and Calcutta Review 1823, deaths, on the 6th of February Mr. Robert Gibson, of the firm Robert Gibson and Co. of Cossitollah, aged 65 years. [Cossitollah was a wide street in Calcutta. Some of the businesses on the street were Chinese shoemaker, English Confectioners and English tailors. There is a tailor on Cossitollah by the name of Gibson & Co. ][Cossitollah Street is now called Bentinck Street which is in central Calcutta and is off the Lal Bazaar.]

See the notes for Theophilus Howkins on a dispute about some of the proceeds from his will.

From The Law Journal Michaelmas 1849 to Michaelmas 1850.
Howkins v Jackson

Robert Gibson the elder being entitled to considerable real and personal estate both in this country and in India, by his will dated the 25th of February 1820, bequeathed among other things, to his trustees therein named, 7000l. 3l. per cent. upon trust, to pay dividends thereof to his daughter, Ann Gibson, during her life, and after her death, in trust, as to the capital, for her child or children, if more than one, equally between them. And the other said testator thereby gave all his real and residuary personal estate to his trustees upon trusts for conversion, and out of the proceeds thereof to pay his debts, &c and to invest the residue; and to stand possessed of one-third part thereof upon the same or the like trusts as were therein before declared 7000l. 3l per cent consols, bequeathed in favour of his daughter, Ann Gibson, and her children; one other third part in trusts is favour of his other daughter; and the remaining one third part upon trust for his son Robert Gibson the younger, whom he appointed one of his executors. Ann Gibson, the testator’s daughter, shortly after the date of the will married T. Hearsey. who died in January 1822. leaving Ann, his widow, and an only child of the marriage Ann Gibson Hearsey, him surviving. Robert Gibson, the testator, died in 1823, and his will was proved both in England and in India by Ann Gibson his widow and Robert Gibson the younger only.

In 1830. Ann Hearsey, the widow, intermarried with William Howkins, since deceased, and she afterwards died in January 1839, leaving her husband, W. Howkins, and her only child Ann Gibson Hearsey, her surviving; and shortly after her death, W. Howkins took out letters of administration to her estate. In February 1839, Ann Gibson Hearsey intermarried with the defendant, Alfred Jackson, and by a settlement, executed previously to that marriage, reciting that Ann G. Hearsey, as the only child of her mother, was entitled, amongst other things to a sum of 12 589l. 1s. 7d., 3l. per cent etc.

later on in the text it says In 1839, W. Howkins was in considerable pecuniary difficulties.

Also later in the text In the early part of of the year 1842, it was for the first time discovered, that in May 1825, Robert Gibson the younger, as such executor as aforesaid, had received in India a sum of 12000l., part of a larger sum which was owing to the testator at the time of his death, but which was not included or mentioned in the accounts rendered by him in 1838, but was fraudulently concealed by the said Robert Gibson, and applied to his own use.

And still later In June of 1846 W. Howkins died etc.

Decree reversed. The bill was dismissed.

India Deaths and Burials
Robert Gibson, buried 6 February 1823, Calcutta, Bengal, India, age 65, tailor.

From the Bengal Obituary or a Record to Perpetuate the Memory of Departed Worth
by Holmes and Co.
39, Cossitollah, Calcutta
Park Street Burial Ground [Calcutta]

Sacred to the Memory of Robert Gibson,
of Denmark Hill, Surry [as spelled], who departed this life
6 February 1823.
Born in the parish of Slains, Aberdeenshire,
North Britain, A. D. 1759

Sacred to the Memory of
Mr. Richard Pauling,
who died 20th October 1822, aged 39 years.

Sacred to the Memory of Mary Pauling,
relict of the late Richard Pauling, who departed
this life on the 22d March 1824, aged 28 years.

Memoriae Sacrum Gibson
Obit September 1st, Anno Domino 1813,
Aetatis suae 24

Also to the Memory of
George Thomas Gibson,
who departed this life the 5th of Dec. 1826,
aged 43 years.

end of record

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