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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Benjamin Gibbons (1852- )

From Graces Guide

1852 Born son of Benjamin Gibbons (1815-1863) and his wife Emily[1]

1871 Emily Gibbons 41, firebrick maker, employing 50 men, Benjamin Gibbons 19, manager of firebrick works, John H Gibbons 16, architects pupil and George B A Gibbons 7, lived in Edgbaston[2]

1875 Went into business as manufacturers of Gas Retorts and other Fire Clay Goods and Colliery Owners under the style of Benjamin Gibbons Junior, which probably later became a partnership with his brother William, at Dibdale, Staffordshire.

1881 Emily Gibbons 51, Benjamin Gibbons 29, gas engineer at fireclay works, Mary E. Gibbons 23, Emma M. Gibbons 21, Ada E. Gibbons 20, George B. A. Gibbons 17, architect's pupil[3]

1891 Manager and gas works contractor, employer, in Edgbaston with William P Gibbons 35[4]

1894 The partnership was dissolved - the business continued as Gibbons Brothers

1901 A Benjamin Gibbons, age 48, died in Aston[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. 1891 census
  5. BMD