The Gibson branch starts with Elizabeth GIBSON (1373) who married Abraham FIRTH (1372). H. Travis Clay1 says that the Gibson name is frequently found in connection with Southowram, and its neighbourhood. In 1524 Richard Gibson of Northowram is in the subsidy roll (taxation records), and the name is also connected with Shibden Mill and Slead Hall.

Gibson generations

Generation Gibson Ancestor Spouse Date and place of marriage
K Elizabeth GIBSON
Abraham FIRTH(1372)
07 Nov 1729, St. Cuthbert's, Ackworth, Yorkshire.
J Michael GIBSON(1374)
Elizabeth LORD(1384) (?-1713) 1696 at Lightcliffe, Yorkshire
I Robert GIBSON(1385)
Rhenetta GREENWOOD(1386)
1652 at Lightcliffe, Yorkshire
H possibly Edward GIBSON(1387)
Dorothea WILSON(1388)2
Jun 1625 at Toothill, Yorkshire3.

Many members of the family seem to have been buried at Halifax, and J Horsfall TURNER records4

MI in Halifax parish church


1 Slead Hall, by H Travis CLAY, Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society, 1933, pp. 169-193.
2 possibly daughter of Robert WILSON and Jennet HAINSWORTH, bap. 07 Feb 1600 at Northowram.
3 Toothill was a single house in the township of Rastrick, within the parish of Halifax. There was a chapel at Rastrick, but it is not clear where any 17th century marriages there would have been recorded, possibly Halifax.
4 Halifax Families & Worthies, a bibliographical and genealogical history of Halifax parish, compiled by J Horsfall Turner, Vol.I. Printed for the compiler, Bingley, T Harrison, 1883.

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