Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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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.

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.

William Pike Gibbons

From Graces Guide

c.1856 Born son of Benjamin Gibbons (1815-1863) and his wife Emily

1875 Probably went into business with his brother Benjamin, which eventually became a partnership trading as Benjamin Gibbons Junior, at Dibdale, Staffordshire, manufacturing Gas Retorts and other Fire Clay Goods and as Colliery Owners.

1891 Manager and gas works contractor, employer, in Edgbaston with Benjamin Gibbons[1]

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

1901 William and his brother George, both gas works manufacturers, employers, were visiting Conway, Wales[2]

1911 Gas works contractor, married, visiting London[3]

1922 Managing director of Gibbons Brothers

1925 Died in Torquay; his widow was Violet, his sons William Ernest, company director, and Eric Benjamin, engineer[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 census
  2. 1901 census
  3. 1911 census
  4. National Probate Calendar