Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson est né à Hexham le 2 octobre 1878. Gibson était un ami proche de Rupert Brooke. Sa première poésie publiée était Amoureux de la montagne (1902) et avait plusieurs poèmes inclus dans divers volumes de Poésie Géorgienne. Sa première pièce, Daily Bread , a été produite en 1910.

Gibson a rejoint l'armée britannique mais est resté en Angleterre. Contrairement à la plupart des autres poètes qui étaient officiers, Gibson a écrit de la poésie du point de vue du fantassin ordinaire.

Après la Première Guerre mondiale, Gibson a continué à écrire de la poésie et des pièces de théâtre. Le travail de Gibson était particulièrement concerné par la pauvreté des ouvriers industriels et des ouvriers villageois. Il a publié plusieurs volumes de poésie dont Poèmes collectés : 1905-1925 (1926), Le cerf de l'île (1947) et Entre quatre murs (1950).

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson est décédé le 26 mai 1962.

Nous avons pris notre petit déjeuner allongé sur le dos

Parce que les obus hurlaient au-dessus de nous.

Je parie un rasher pour une miche de pain

Que Hull United battrait Halifax

Quand Jimmy Stainthorpe a joué en arrière à la place

De Billy Bradford. Le gingembre a levé la tête

Et maudit, et pris le pari, et retomba mort.

Nous avons pris notre petit déjeuner allongé sur le dos

Parce que les obus s'étiraient au-dessus de nous.

Dans la boue jusqu'au cou,

Il a fauché et déliré -

Lui qui avait bravé le champ de sang -

Et en tant que garçon

A peine sorti de l'école

crié - poisson d'avril !

Et a ri comme un fou.

Nous qui sommes laissés, comment allons-nous regarder à nouveau

Heureusement au soleil ou sentir la pluie

Sans se rappeler comment ceux qui sont allés

Sans réticence et dépensé

Leurs vies pour nous aimaient aussi le soleil et la pluie ?

Un oiseau parmi les lilas mouillés de pluie chante -

Mais nous, comment allons-nous nous tourner vers les petites choses

Et écouter les oiseaux et les vents et les ruisseaux

sanctifiés par leurs rêves,

Ni ressentir le chagrin au cœur des choses ?


Wilfrid Wilson Gibson - Histoire

["En juillet 1690, William Gibson, un chef de clan, était avec le roi Guillaume III d'Angleterre pendant la bataille de la Boyne en Irlande, contre Jacques II, le roi d'Angleterre détrôné. Sa bravoure dans la bataille a causé au roi Guillaume, connu sous le nom de Guillaume d'Orange, pour en faire un seigneur. Guillaume d'Orange lui a également donné un château et une concession dans le Yorkshire, en Angleterre. Il a pris le nom de Lord Durie, le titre que ses descendants conservent à ce jour. William "Lord Durie", était le petit-fils de William né en 1576.] (Une superbe référence est "The Scottish Nation, A Biographical History of the People of Scotland" de William Anderson, imprimé à Londres en 1877 : pages Gibson.)

L'arbre d'ascendance suivant est basé sur les informations de 2008 de Thomas Knowlton Gibson et de son site Web http://gibson.mayflowerman.com (ou depuis 2015 http://www.shohola.com/knowlton). Comme Thomas Gibson effectue des recherches approfondies sur cet arbre généalogique, les informations ci-dessous peuvent être obsolètes et son site Web peut refléter des informations mises à jour/corrigées. Il est important de noter qu'il existe deux ascendances possibles pour le John Gibson de Philadelphie des années 1690 - celui de Boston-écossais et celui de Pennsylvanie-anglais (voir ci-dessous dans la note de bas de page).

Lord Thomas Gibson (1469-1515) est né à Goldingstones, dans le comté de Fife, en Écosse, le deuxième fils d'Andrew (réf.) et a été affrété premier baron par le roi Jacques IV. Marié Lady Mary (1471-1551). Il était un baron libre sous charte du roi Jacques IV d'Écosse et nommé greffier de session (réf.) du Parlement d'Écosse.
1. George Gibson (1491-1538) a été affrété deuxième baron et greffier de session (réf.) du Parlement d'Écosse après la mort de son père.
2. William Gibson (1495-7/7/1542) Lord William était vicaire de Garvock, recteur d'Inverarity, doyen de Restalrig, Lord of Session et ambassadeur d'Écosse auprès du pape à Rome.
3. Andrew Gibson (1498-1567) s'est marié en 1517, a élevé deux fils et au moins deux filles. (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.)
4. Thomas Gibson (1503-1562) s'est marié en 1521, a élevé deux fils et trois filles. (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.)
5./6. et au moins deux filles [Malheureusement, très peu est enregistré du côté féminin de nos premiers ancêtres Gibson.]
"La vie de l'ambassadeur, Lord William Gibson a été enregistrée dans une charte par Sir John Moubray, de Barnbougle, chevalier, en faveur de son fils, William de Moubray, en 1511." La vie de Lord Thomas a marqué le début d'une ère bien documentée de baronnie, de chevalerie, d'héraldique, de noblesse terrienne, de pairie et d'autres nobles désignés. Nos ancêtres Gibson descendent de Kenneth I MacAlpin, roi Eochaid des Pictes, des hauts rois d'Irlande et de neuf siècles de familles royales écossaises. [Alors que de plus en plus de documents ancestraux du vieux monde sont mis en ligne, nous avons maintenant accès à des documents qui étaient très difficiles et coûteux à obtenir il y a quelques années à peine. (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) ]

Lord George Gibson I (1491-1538), premier fils de Thomas, a été affrété deuxième baron et seigneur de session du Parlement d'Écosse après la mort de son père. Il était un baron libre sous charte par le roi Jacques V d'Écosse et a élevé trois fils et deux filles. Marié à Lady Elizabeth (1495-?), enregistrée comme descendante de Cináed mac Ailpñn, sous le nom de Kenneth I, roi des Pictes et premier roi d'Écosse.
1. Mary Gibson (1514-?) -- descendance inconnue (avec la plupart des filles nommées Mary, Elizabeth, Jean ou Margaret, c'était évidemment très déroutant pour les généalogistes de la fin du 19e siècle.)
2. George Gibson (1517-1590) Lord George était l'héritier de la baronnie, le domaine et la fortune de la famille dépassaient les 8 200 livres écossais. (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.)
3. Elizabeth Gibson (1521-?) (note : il est probable que George ait eu plus de filles qui n'ont pas été enregistrées.)
4. William Gibson (1525-?) s'est marié en 1554 et a élevé au moins trois fils et deux filles. (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.)
5. Thomas Gibson (1528-?) s'est marié en 1547 et a élevé au moins deux fils et deux filles. (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.)
[Avec tant de Gibson portant le même prénom, il n'est pas étonnant que les premiers généalogistes aient été confus. Certains choisiraient les ancêtres de la famille les plus nobles pour impressionner leurs clients et justifier leur salaire.]

Lord George Gibson II (1517-1590) Deuxième fils de George, il a été affrété troisième baron, juge du comté, et George était un baron libre sous la charte de Mary I, reine d'Écosse. (réf.) (réf.) Il épousa Lady Mary Cranston en 1542, fille de Lord Alexander Cranston de Roxburgh, descendant de Thomas de Cranstoun, Lord Provost d'Édimbourg en 1425, 1438 et 1449.
1. Thomas Gibson (1543-1521) s'est marié en 1564 et a eu cinq enfants. (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) Trois petits-fils étaient les premiers colons à Jamestown, en Virginie, avec de nombreux descendants. (Réf.)
2. Georges Gibson (1545-1644) Lord George, marié en 1565, a élevé six fils et trois filles, a vécu une longue vie et était l'héritier de la baronnie et du domaine familial. (réf.) (réf.) (réf.)
3. Guillaume b. 1548 - 1596 L'évêque catholique Guillaume le Martyr est pendu, écartelé et écartelé à York, le 29 novembre 1596, avec ses compagnons martyrs William Knight et George Errington.4./5./6.+ et au moins trois filles
[Beaucoup de premiers Gibsons étaient de fervents catholiques jusqu'à la Réforme protestante initiée par Martin Luther, John Calvin et en Écosse par John Knox vers 1660. Voici un superbe site Web des Gibsons de l'ancien monde préparé par le révérend Dr. Gary Stewart Gibson de Devon, Royaume-Uni , et son père, John Robert Gibson (1896-1991).]

Lord George Gibson III (1545-1644), deuxième fils de George II, agrée quatrième baron, seigneur de session du Parlement et juge de la Haute Cour d'Écosse. George était un baron libre sous charte du roi Jacques VI d'Écosse et du roi Charles Ier (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) Il a épousé Lady Mary Elizabeth Airth Marié en 1565, Mary est né à Castle Stirling en 1549 de l'ancienne et noble famille écossaise d'Airth. (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.)
1. John Gibson (1566-?) était Sir John Gibson de Pentland, Lord Baronet, qui a continué la lignée de la famille et a épousé Jean Hay, de naissance noble et d'ascendance royale. (réf.)
2. Jean Gibson (

1568-?) -- descendance inconnue (Malheureusement, très peu d'informations ont été enregistrées sur les Gibson Ladies. Jean est probablement Jean Hay qui a épousé Sir John Hay.) (réf.) (réf.)
3. Elizabeth Gibson (

1569 Je n'ai pu trouver aucune information sur Elizabeth et Mary, les filles de George Gibson III. (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.)
4. Alexandre Gibson (1571-1644), First Lord Durie, First Lord Baronet et Lord Clerk Register m. Lady Margaret Craig, fille de Sir Thomas Craig, Lord Advocate et Juge.
5. George Gibson IV (1574-1641) était Lord George IV de Balhouffie, un baron libre, qui avait un fils, un petit-fils et un arrière-petit-fils nommé George, tous de riches barons.
6. William Gibson (1576-1658), un baron libre, était seigneur de session et avait un fils John, b. 1606 qui a fui à Galway, en Irlande en 1640, et est enregistré par certains comme Sir John Sr. ci-dessous.
7. Archibald Gibson (1578 -1647) a élevé six enfants avec de nombreux descendants en Écosse, en Angleterre, au Canada et dans les colonies britanniques (réf.) (réf.), dont le marchand James Gibson.
8. Thomas Gibson (1580 -1650) De nombreux Gibson coloniaux sont descendus par le fils de Thomas, James Thomas, né. 1607. Son fils Edmund est né en 1633 et a épousé Jane Langhorn.
9. Marie Gibson (

1581-?) -- descendance inconnue
Les arrière-petits-fils étaient, Lord Edmund Gibson b. 1669, évêque de Londres de 1723 à 1748, et Jonathan, né en 1660, épousa Mary Catlett en 1710 et émigra en Virginie en 1696. Leur fils, Jonathan Catlett, épousa Elizabeth Thornton et fut la première des cinq générations de Jonathan Catlett Gibsons. . Les descendants de Jonathan et de Mary étaient les ancêtres de nombreux Virginiens célèbres, dont Geo. Washington par l'intermédiaire de sa mère Mary Ball Washington. Un descendant célèbre d'Alexander est Sir Alexander Gibson 1926-1995, chef d'orchestre du Royal Scottish National Orchestra et fondateur du Scottish Opera. Les descendants célèbres de William sont James Gibson-Craig avec son fils William Gibson-Craig, tous deux ayant occupé des postes élevés au Parlement écossais. Un descendant de Thomas est Thomas Milner Gibson, 1806-1884, membre du Parlement britannique. De nombreuses Gibson canadiennes descendent également de cette branche.

[Beaucoup des premiers Gibsons, en tant que fidèles disciples de John Knox, ont joué un rôle important dans la Réforme protestante en Écosse, l'établissement de l'Église d'Écosse et de l'Église presbytérienne mondiale, en particulier après 1560.] (réf.) [Beaucoup de premiers membres de la famille Gibson a émigré vers les colonies au début des années 1600 "Grande Migration", juste avant et pendant la guerre civile anglaise, échappant aux troubles civils (en particulier envers la noblesse et la noblesse terriennes), pendant le règne du roi Charles Ier, puis Lord Protecteur, Oliver Cromwell.] [Il y a une vieille chanson écossaise intitulée "Lord George Knows My Father, Father Knows Lord George", en référence comique aux sept Lord George Gibsons.] [Un descendant d'Alexander est Edward Gibson, affrété 1er baron Ashbourne, conseil de la reine élu député conservateur de l'Université de Dublin et Lord Chancelier d'Irlande.] De nombreux Gibsons ont servi au Parlement d'Écosse jusqu'à ce que les Actes d'Union forment le Royaume de Grande-Bretagne ain en 1707. Leurs descendants ont ensuite servi au Parlement de Grande-Bretagne, qui a siégé à Westminster à Londres de 1707 à 1999. Deux descendants, Kenneth Gibson et Robert Gibson continuent de siéger aujourd'hui dans le nouveau Parlement écossais formé en 1999.

Lord Alexander Gibson (1571-1644) Deuxième fils de George, affrété cinquième baron, premier lord Durie en 1621, premier lord baronnet en 1628 et Lord Clerk Register. Il épousa Lady Margaret Craig (1575-?) La fille de Lord Thomas Craig of Riccarton, (1538-?), Lord Advocate et premier chancelier de l'Université d'Édimbourg. Lord Thomas était un éminent avocat, membre du Parlement et juge de la Haute Cour d'Écosse, sous le roi Charles II.
1. Alexander II Gibson (1598-6/1656) Fait chevalier en 1621, il est nommé greffier de session en 1628, greffier du Parlement en 1632, deuxième lord baronnet et seigneur de session en 1646.
2. John Gibson I (1601-1694), un marchand maritime prospère et héritier de la fortune familiale, a laissé la majeure partie de celle-ci derrière lui lorsque lui et Rebecca ont émigré à Cambridge dans le Massachusetts.
3. George Gibson (1604-1669) a été Lord du Parlement et a finalement reçu la majeure partie de la fortune familiale et de la baronnie, puis les a transmis à ses nombreux descendants. (réf.).
4. Elizabeth Gibson (

1610-?)
7. Jean Gibson (1613-1676) a épousé George Preston 1612 - 1659 de Craigmillar, en Écosse, ils étaient le huitième arrière-grand-parent de l'animateur et producteur de films Walt Disney.
Le fils d'Alexandre II, Jean II, troisième lord baronnet, a siégé au dernier Parlement d'Écosse et au premier Parlement écossais de Charles II. Le fils de Jean II, Alexandre III, quatrième lord baronnet, est décédé sans descendance en passant la baronnie à son oncle George. (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) Si John était resté en Écosse, il aurait ont reçu la Baronnie et la majeure partie de la fortune familiale. (réf.) (réf.) (réf.) (réf.)

Sir John Gibson (1601 Écosse-1694 Massachusetts) -- L'immigré, réf p. 388, marchand « libre d'esprit », il s'enfuit d'Écosse en 1631, abandonnant une importante fortune familiale. (voir références). John, un des premiers "presbytériens intransigeants" comme ses frères, a émigré à Newetowne en 1631 qui est devenu Cambridge en 1638. Il a épousé (1) Lady Rebecca Thompson (1613-1661) en 1634, la fille du célèbre noble écossais Lord William Thompson (1580-1671) sont arrivées en 1633, et (2) Joanna Prentice en 1662. Après avoir porté de fausses accusations de sorcellerie, la famille a connu de graves problèmes financiers, juridiques, médicaux, religieux et émotionnels, culminant avec l'accusation de sorcellerie pour sa fille Rebecca. En 1656, ils furent censurés, excommuniés et bannis à Roxbury. (réf.) Rebecca Thompson Gibson est décédée peu de temps après le bannissement de sa fille et a été enterrée dans le cimetière d'Old Roxbury Hill le 1er décembre 1661. John a ensuite épousé Joanna Prentice, veuve de Henry Prentice, le 24 juillet 1662 après que sa famille eut vécu des problèmes de famille. Période de toute évidence et extrêmement stressante pour elle et toute la famille, sa fille Rebecca et Charles ont déménagé à Watertown, Massachusetts.
1. Rebecca Gibson (1635-1681) a épousé Charles Stearns de Watertown, Massachusetts le 22 juin 1654 et a élevé six enfants. À 41 ans, il sert comme officier dans la guerre du roi Philippe.
2. Mary Gibson (29 mars 1637-?) a épousé John Ruggles de Roxbury, Mass. le 3 avril 1655, le fils de John et Barbara Ruggles et a élevé quatre enfants.
3. Martha Gibson (29 avril 1639-?) a épousé Jacob Newell de Roxbury, Mass. le 3 novembre 1657
4. John Gibson Jr. (1641-10/15/1679) épousa Rebecca Errington le 9 décembre 1668, fille d'Abraham Errington et de Rebecca Cutler de Cambridge. Il était soldat dans la guerre du roi Philippe.
5. Samuel Gibson (10/28/1644-3/20/1709) a épousé Sarah Pemberton le 30 octobre 1668 qui est décédée en donnant naissance à leur premier enfant. Il épousa ensuite Mme Elizabeth (Remington) Steadman le 14 juin 1679, après la mort de son mari John. Sam était un soldat de la guerre du roi Philippe, a élevé cinq enfants et a connu des problèmes juridiques. [Il était très rare de publier des informations négatives sur les ancêtres. Un lecteur devrait « lire entre les lignes » pour découvrir ce qui s'est réellement passé. Le généalogiste Frederick Clifton Pierce Esq, a poliment discuté de la sorcellerie, lorsqu'en 1883, il a publié "The Gibson Family of Cambridge", cité à la page 388. "En raison du fiasco de la sorcellerie de Rebecca Gibson, "certainement aucun homme éligible, veuf ou célibataire, belle-soeur Rebecca (Errington) Gibson pour épouse".]

John Gibson Jr. (1641-1679) est né à Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, le fils aîné et le quatrième enfant. John, un officier inexpérimenté, a été "encouragé" par son beau-père, le capitaine Thomas Prentice, pour l'aider à combattre dans la guerre du roi Philippe. Il a épousé Rebecca Errington (1643-12/4/1713) le 09/12/1668, la fille d'Abraham Errington et de Rebecca Cutler, descendante du père du martyr catholique, l'évêque George Errington. Rebecca a connu des « difficultés financières » et a reçu une petite aide financière de l'église, après la mort de John en 1679. Elle a lutté pour élever seule sa jeune famille et, en 1680, a été identifiée par les anciens de l'église comme une « mère inappropriée ». (réf.) Après une brève audience au tribunal, ses enfants lui ont été enlevés et placés dans des « familles d'église convenables ». Rebecca a ensuite été "expulsée par le selectman des familles du pays", une période évidemment extrêmement difficile pour elle sans aucune trace de sa mort.
1. Rebecca Gibson (4 octobre 1669-1788) était une "enfant troublée", ne s'est jamais mariée et est décédée jeune. (réf.) Il y a des omissions évidentes dans ce texte aseptisé de Mehitable Wilson de 1900.
2. Martha Gibson (14 août 1671-1733) a épousé (1) Reben Lilly of Concord et (2) Joseph Knight of Woburn, Massachusetts 1673-1732. (réf.)
3. Mary Gibson (1673-1732) a grandi avec la famille de Stephen Gates de Stow Massachusetts et a épousé son fils Nathaniel Gates (1675-1731) le 17 octobre 1700. (réf.)
4. Jean Gibson III (1676-1751). Il semblerait que le jeune John, manifestement intelligent et bien éduqué, avait une vision différente de la vie et était apparemment assez mécontent de sa vie à Cambridge. "Sous une mauvaise influence, il a été excommunié pour ses opinions radicales". Ce n'était pas le bon moment pour être quaker dans les colonies de la baie du Massachusetts. Des incidents similaires survenus quelques années plus tôt avaient entraîné une exécution rapide. Les anciens de l'église ont ensuite tenté d'effacer toutes les traces de son existence.
5. Timothy Gibson (1679-7/14/1757) a grandi avec la famille de Stephen Gates de Stow Massachusetts. Il a été bien éduqué, est devenu diacre d'église et a épousé sa fille Rebecca Gates. Le fils de Timothy, le capitaine Timothy Gibson II, et son petit-fils, le capitaine Timothy Gibson III, ont fièrement combattu dans la révolution avec honneur et distinction. Les descendants de Timothy comprennent le marchand maritime Captain Nehemiah Gibson, le marchand de Boston Charles Gibson et l'artiste Gibson Girl Charles Dana Gibson. (Les descendants vivants bien connus de Timothy sont l'artiste William Gibson, l'écrivain et star de Jeopardy Hutton Gibson, et ses célèbres fils, les acteurs Donal et Mel Gibson. [Producteur et réalisateur hollywoodien, Mel Gibson est très conscient de notre histoire familiale.] [Évidemment , certains membres de la famille Gibson étaient très indépendants dans leur pensée et NON des membres actifs de la communauté de Cambridge ou de l'église établie.] [Contrairement à la croyance populaire, les colonies de la baie du Massachusetts n'étaient PAS fondées sur la liberté religieuse, quelques années plus tôt de nombreux Quakers ont été exécutés pour leur croyance.] [Je (TKG 2008) cherche depuis plus de trente ans des informations sur les Quakers "Halsall" "Halsell" ou "Hulsell". Qui était ce groupe qui existait il y a environ 350 ans ?]

John Gibson III (1676-1751 Philadelphie, PA), PEUT ÊTRE (voir les notes ci-dessous) quatrième enfant et fils aîné de John Jr., il était un des premiers résidents coloniaux de Philadelphie et ami de la famille de William Penn. Il épousa Anne St. Clair (1677-1748) en 1699, la sœur du premier colon de Pennsylvanie William St. Clair, le grand-père du général de l'armée continentale Arthur St. Clair. Arthur St. Clair était président des États-Unis au Congrès réuni lorsque la Constitution des États-Unis a été promulguée. John a épousé la cause des Halsall Quakers et avec l'antagonisme de la communauté envers sa religion, a quitté la région hostile de Bay Colony en tant que jeune homme, arrivant dans la ville amicale des Quakers de Philadelphie, entre 1690 et 1693, et probablement sous contrat. Un des premiers enseignants et administrateur de la Friends Select School de Philadelphie, il a été appelé par le procureur général David Lloyd en 1696, pour aider à élaborer la Charte des privilèges (en particulier ses écrits sur la liberté religieuse dans la première section), la première Constitution de Pennsylvanie. Il est resté en vigueur jusqu'en 1777, certains de ses écrits apparaissant dans la Constitution des États-Unis, écrite en 1786, et toujours en usage aujourd'hui.
1. John Gibson IV (1700-1700) -- mort en bas âge
2. Robert Gibson (1702 Philadelphie, PA-1756 Cumberland, PA)
3. George Gibson Sr. (1704-1761), avec ses célèbres fils, le général John Gibson et le colonel George Gibson, furent les premiers colons et fondateurs de Lancaster, dans le comté de Lancaster, en Pennsylvanie. -- [Cependant, la plupart des généalogies énumèrent ce "Lancaster" George comme étant un "Scots-Irish" né à Stewartstown, Ulster, Irlande en 1704, marié à Martha Deviney - et n'appartenant pas à l'arbre ci-dessus. Enfants : Mary (1734-?) a épousé Mattias Clough, Thomas (1737-?), John (5/23/1740 Lancaster,PA-1782 Lancaster,PA) a épousé Anna Ball, Frances (1742-?), Jean (1745- ?), George (10/10/1747 Lancaster, PA-1/4/1791 Lancaster, PA) a épousé Ann West et Ann (1749-?). note-cette Ann est trop vieille pour avoir épousé Jesse Britton qui est né en 1759.]
4. Rebecca Gibson (1707-1776) -- descendance inconnue -- a peut-être épousé un quaker et est restée à Philadelphie.
5. Moses Gibson (1710 Philadelphie, PA-1764 Loudon, VA) est resté un quaker, a déménagé en Virginie, est devenu un planteur et marchand de tabac à succès, et a construit une belle maison de plantation nommée "Valley View". Marié à Elsie Janney de Bucks, PA vers 1734, la famille Janney avait des liens étroits avec les quakers. Enfants : Isaac, Joseph, Jacques, Jean, Thomas, Moïse, Rebecca, Anne. Anne est née

1753 et épousa un inconnu Smith - elle n'est pas l'Anne Gibson qui a épousé Jesse Britton. [Thomas Knowlton Gibson descend de Moïse donc : Isaac-Moses-Minor-Isaac-Muscoe-Joseph-Thomas-Thomas -- voir son site web]
6. Mary Gibson (1712-1783) s'est mariée et a déménagé vers l'ouest, probablement en Virginie occidentale ou au Kentucky.
7. Anne Gibson (1715-1736) a épousé John Frame en 1735 et est décédée lors de la naissance de son premier enfant. John s'est remarié peu de temps après.
8. William Gibson (1717-1771) s'est marié, a déménagé dans l'ouest de la Pennsylvanie et a élevé une famille nombreuse avec de nombreux descendants qui se sont installés dans l'Ohio, le Kentucky et l'Indiana. Le célèbre dramaturge William Gibson, lauréat d'un Tony Award, auteur de The Miracle Worker, l'histoire de l'éducation d'Helen Keller, descendait de William.
Beaucoup de fils et petits-fils de John Gibson III ont nommé un fils John, James, George ou William qui a servi dans l'armée coloniale ou continentale. Major-général John Gibson (né le 23 mai 1740), Réf. p. 481, était un commandant et gouverneur du territoire de l'Indiana de 1800 à 1816. Le colonel George Gibson né le 10 octobre 1747, était un commandant de l'armée coloniale et dirigeait les célèbres Gibson's Lambs of Lancaster, PA. Il a ensuite servi avec son oncle, le major-général Arthur St. Clair et a été tué lors de la désastreuse bataille de Wabash ou de la défaite de St. Clair. George était le père de l'honorable John Bannister Gibson, un juge en chef très respecté de la Cour suprême de Pennsylvanie. Il était également le père du soldat George Gibson, un membre important de l'expédition Lewis et Clark. Le petit-fils Isaac était officier dans la brigade coloniale du Prince William Co., et l'arrière-petit-fils James Gibson, était colonel pendant la guerre de 1812. Un autre petit-fils, John Gibson, fils de William, était l'un des premiers maires coloniaux de Philadelphie à partir du 5 décembre. 1772, au 21 mai 1773. D'autres descendants sont devenus les fondateurs de York, Pennsylvanie, à l'ouest de Lancaster, avec deux mandats en tant que maire de York.
Remarque : les ancêtres de ces enfants ne sont pas confirmés. Il y a une autre ascendance possible pour Robert et Moïse -- voir la note ci-dessous -- ainsi qu'une autre ascendance mentionnée ci-dessus pour George. Notez également que les recherches de Thomas Knowlton Gibson ne se penchent pas sur les descendants de Robert Gibson b.1702. Moses Gibson est un nom inhabituel, et le fait que Robert nomme un fils Moses et déménage à Bucks d'où vient la femme de son frère semble confirmer une relation entre Moses et Robert - qu'ils soient liés à George et William (et les femmes Rebecca, Mary et Anne) est ouvert à d'autres recherches.

Robert Gibson (1702 Philadelphie, PA-?) -- on ne sait rien de ce Robert, il n'est donc pas certain que « notre » Robert Gibson, patriote décédé en 1788, appartienne à ce Robert.
1. Robert Gibson (

1730s-1788 Bucks, PA - sera) marié (1) Inconnu et (2) la veuve Elizabeth Wilson Keith.

1766)John Gibson anciennement de Doylestown, décédé le 3 décembre 1828 (âge non précisé)Robert Gibson de Doylestown, décédé le 25 mars 1820, âgé de 23 ans (né

1796) Thomas Gibson de Bedminster, décédé le 18 février 1818, à l'âge de 50 ans (né

1767). John et Robert sont probablement les enfants de Thomas Gibson, et apparemment tous deux sont morts jeunes, peut-être célibataires.

Presque toutes les Gibson vivantes dans le monde descendent de Lord Thomas Gibson de Goldingstones, à l'exception évidemment de celles qui ont été adoptées ou ont changé de nom de famille. De nombreux Gibson aux États-Unis, en particulier dans la région de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, descendent de l'immigrant John Gibson de Cambridge, Massachusetts. D'autres descendent de l'un des sept George Gibson, dont beaucoup ont immigré vers le sud puis vers l'ouest, en particulier vers le Kentucky, l'Indiana et le Texas. Henry C. Gibson de Maybrook, était l'un des hommes les plus riches de Philadelphie (vins et spiritueux, banque, assurance, chemin de fer) et un mécène des arts. Luthier, Orville H. Gibson fondateur de la Gibson Guitar Company et homonyme du célèbre Gibson Amphitheatre à Los Angeles, et George Gibson, fondateur de The Gibson Art and Gibson Greeting Companies descendent de George Gibson, fils de John III de Philadelphie. Les célèbres Gibsons de la télévision sont le présentateur d'ABC Evening New Charles "Charlie" Gibson, le journaliste de Fox News John Gibson et la star de CBS Criminal Minds Thomas Gibson. Les artistes bien connus de Gibson sont Eric et Liegh Gibson, le chanteur de gospel Jonathan Gibson et le musicien minimaliste Jon Gibson. Nous avons deux astronautes de la NASA, le capitaine de la marine américaine, le commandant Robert Lee "Hoot" Gibson, et l'astronaute et ingénieur de Skylab 4, Edward George Gibson. Thomas Gibson Walton, père de l'homme d'affaires et entrepreneur américain Sam Walton, descend de Moses Gibson et Elsie Janney, par leur fils Thomas. Au Royaume-Uni, le baron Richard Patrick Tallentyre Gibson (1916-2004), était un homme d'affaires britannique dans l'industrie de l'édition, et plus tard administrateur des arts.

Beaucoup de nos ancêtres familiaux ont joué un rôle déterminant dans la rédaction, la signature ou l'approbation de documents historiques importants dans la fondation de notre pays, y compris : La Magna Carta en (1215) First, Second et Third Virginia Charters Mayflower Compact (1620) Charte du Massachusetts Bay (1629) Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges (1696) Resolutions of the Stamp Act (19 oct. 1765) Déclaration d'armes (6 juillet 1775) Virginia Declaration of Rights (12 juin 1776) Déclaration d'indépendance (4 juillet 1776) ) Articles de la Confédération (15 novembre 1777) à York, PA et enfin la Constitution des États-Unis (1787).

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Comme mentionné ci-dessus, ces informations proviennent directement du site Web de Thomas Gibson : http://www.shohola.com/Gibson/ -- "Bienvenue sur la page de généalogie Thomas Knowlton Gibson." Ses informations proviennent en grande partie de « Biographical History of York County, Illustrated 1886 » de John Gibson, éditeur historique, un descendant de John III. Thomas Knowlton Gibson a confirmé que le lien ci-dessus avec les Gibsons de Boston avait été établi en raison de dossiers d'excommunication dans le Massachusetts et de l'apparition simultanée d'un John Gibson à Philadelphie – et du fait que l'excommunication était due aux croyances des Quakers et que le Philadelphie John Gibson était Quaker. . De plus, le Philadelphie de William Penn aurait été l'endroit où aller pour un Quaker à cette époque. Cependant, il existe également des enregistrements d'un deuxième ascendance . L'ascendance ci-dessus est écossaise, la deuxième ascendance est britannique (ayant vécu temporairement en Irlande avant l'immigration en Amérique).

Dans les archives de Pennsylvanie, il y a des mentions d'un William Gibson (1629 Easton,Lancashire,England-11/20/1684 London,England) marié à Elizabeth Thompson, mercier de Londres, qui est devenu un quaker, ami de William Penn, et a reçu des concessions foncières de sa part. William est le père d'au moins trois enfants : William, John et Patience, et peut-être aussi Rebecca, Hannah et Elizabeth (bien que seuls deux enfants aient été nommés dans son testament -- voir ci-dessous). Patience a épousé John Wright et est décédé à Chester, PA le 15/11/1722 - ils avaient reçu un terrain à Bucks, PA, et y ont déménagé vers 1699.

Avant que Penn ne parte pour l'Amérique en août 1682, une modification importante a eu lieu dans la composition de la propriété de l'East Jersey. Les douze associés acceptèrent « d'accueillir trois personnes de plus, pour porter le nombre des propriétaires à vingt-quatre ». Pour ce faire, chaque propriétaire transférait la moitié de sa part à un nouveau propriétaire. Depuis que Wilcox avait vendu sa part, il y avait onze anciens propriétaires et treize nouveaux propriétaires. Les nouveaux propriétaires se composaient de cinq hommes de Londres, tous Quakers, deux hommes de Dublin (tous deux Quakers) six Écossais, dont trois étaient des Quakers. Les hommes de Londres étaient Edward Byllynge, gentleman et brasseur de Westminster et propriétaire en chef de West Jersey, maintenant à nouveau solvable William GIBSON, citoyen et mercier et un éminent ministre quaker Thomas Barker, marchand Gawan Lawrie, marchand et James Brain, gendre de Groom, et marchand. William GIBSON était un célèbre Quaker de Londres qui a été plusieurs fois emprisonné, condamné à une amende et saisi de ses biens. Son nom apparaît avec ceux de Penn, Whitehead, Barclay et d'autres en tant que signataire des épîtres envoyées aux réunions mensuelles. GIBSON n'était pas seulement l'un des 24 propriétaires, mais un premier acheteur de terres en Pennsylvanie avec un intérêt de 500 acres. Il n'est jamais venu en Amérique mais a assisté aux réunions des propriétaires à Londres jusqu'à sa mort en 1784. Sa veuve et ses deux enfants étaient ses héritiers. Thomas Boell, leur agent, leur a assuré 500 acres à Wickatunk et 2 000 acres à Millstone. En 1687, cependant, la propriété GIBSON a été achetée par Robert West et Thomas Cox et en 1689, Cox, en tant qu'administrateur de West, l'a vendue au Dr Daniel Coxe. En mars 1692, lorsque Coxe a vendu ses avoirs à la West Jersey Society, il possédait deux East Jersey. Propriétés. L'une qu'il appelait la part de l'Ouest", et c'était la part qu'il avait achetée à Byllynge et dont il avait ensuite repris le contrôle. L'autre, "la part de Mew" qu'il avait achetée aux héritiers de GIBSON puisqu'il s'agissait de la moitié de la part originale de GIBSON. propriété indivis. Dans le livre intitulé "The Short and Itinerary Journals of George Fox," Macmillan, 1926 William GIBSON est noté comme apparaissant fréquemment dans le journal Haistwell entre les années 1677 et 1678. "William GIBSON, que je connais bien, et qui à l'époque des guerres civiles, étant soldat à Carlisle, lui et trois autres ayant entendu dire qu'une réunion de quaker avait été convoquée dans cette ville, ils convinrent d'y aller et d'insulter le prédicateur, qui s'appelait Thomas Holmes, mais GIBSON, qui est venu se moquer, est resté pour prier et est devenu un ministre zélé. Il a résidé dans le Lancashire jusqu'à environ 1670 quand il a déménagé à Londres. "Il a joué un rôle de premier plan avec Fox et d'autres dans la controverse Wilkinson-Story. traitant en particulier de Raunce et Harris. En 8 mois de 1684, il a été signalé "au seuil de la mort" (Lettre de Penn à M. Fox). Il est dit que plus d'un millier d'amis ont suivi ses restes de Lombard Street à Bunhill Fields. « L'histoire et la généalogie de la colonie de Fenwick », par Thomas Shourds, édition originale en 1876 et depuis reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company is a sourcebook rich in info on NJ Quakers that may help with other lines, although Wm. Gibson is not identified in it. Beware that much of Shourds' data is questionable. -- PA Archives

Furthermore, genealogical information on the George Gibson of Lancaster also supports a more recent emigration, and confirm a Scots-Irish tie. It is my [DLH 2008] aim to discover more information about the Robert Gibson b.1702 and his brothers/sisters, to see if their records or biographies might help to pin down their ancestry. However, it should be noted that the Robert Gibson in Bucks,PA in the 1770s/1780s is almost certain to be the son of Robert Gibson b.1702 in Philadelphia and the newphew of Moses Gibson b.1710 in Philadelphia. Jesse Britton's wife Ann, born circa 1760, is thought to likely be a granddaughter of George (b.1704) or William (b.1717).

From Thomas Knowlton Gibson: "You are correct about William Gibson being an early resident of Philadelphia, but he was almost certainly not the father of John Gibson born 1676 who married Anne St. Clair in Philadelphia. William was the son of John Gibson b. 1606 who fled to Galway, Ireland in 1640, who was the son of William 1576 - 1658) a Free Baron and Lord of Session. William was born in 1641, emigrated to England from Galway around 1663, met George Fox, became a Quaker. He met and became a friend of William Penn and then emigrated to the colonies, through Baltimore or New Castle and then to Philadelphia. William certainly made significant contributions to the founding of Pennsylvania, both in London and in Philadelphia.I am very interested in any documentation indicating he is the father of John (who married Anne St. Clair in Philadelphia in 1669), as my great grandfather's records do not indicate any close relationship to William. You are correct in that I do not have a documented relationship of John, born in Cambridge 1676 and converting to Quakerism, to John Gibson of Philadelphia, recorded as being a Quaker and born in 1676. Since John of Cambridge is recorded a moving to Philadelphia around 1692 and there were very few colonists named John Gibson in Philadelphia in 1696, (actually I can find only one), I am reasonably certain they are one and the same person. I suspect that John might have lived with his great uncle William upon arriving in Philadelphia, which might be the reason some record him as the son of William." Later updated: "Uncle William . it seems that he probably did not emigrate, but instead provided his land to his children." "it seems the early Philadelphia Gibson family lived in the Bristol area."

Misc Gibson records: Ann Hunt born 12/14/1688 Darby, Chester Co, Pennsylvania married (1)John Blunston, Jr. (2)Nathan Gibson (Note: John Blunston, Jr. died in 1716 and Ann married second to Nathan Gibson on Dec 7, 1719 at Darby MM) -- Darby, Chester Co, Pa

There were several families of Gibsons who settled in Hopewell Township. John Gibson died in the year 1748, leaving a wife, Ann a daughter, Mary and a sister, Margaret. Robert Gibson died in 1754. James Gibson, of Hopewell, died in 1758, leaving a son William grandson James Beard (John Elliot probably married a daughter) granddaughter Margaret Elliot a daughter married Hugh Thompson. John Elliot was an Indian trader and traded amongst the tribes in Northern Ohio for Robert Callendar. William Gibson, of Newtown Township, died in 1770, leaving children: Robert Gibson, John Gibson, Samuel Gibson, James Gibson, George Gibson, Gideon Gibson, Charles Gibson and Ann Gibson. George Gibson, the father of Judge Gibson, was the son of John Gibson, who kept tavern in Lancaster when the town was laid out. He married Ann West, the daughter of Francis West, the first magistrate of Cumberland County. At the commencement of the Revolutionary War, he and his brother John were trading among the Indians along the the Ohio. At this time there was a very disorderly spirit among the settlers at the Forks of the Ohio, which was fomented by Dr. John Connolly, and other emissaries of Lord Dunmore, who claimed jurisdiction over that country, and annexed it to Augusta County, Virginia. The Virginians evidently enlisted their sympathies. A number followed Dunmore, and were tinctured with Toryism, while others who espoused the patriot cause, accepted commissions in the Army from Virginia, and George Gibson was one of the latter. He afterwards served in the Regular Line. He went to New Orleans to procure powder, etc, for the Continental Army. He was successful in his mission, and negotiated with Oliver Pollock, who transported the powder, etc., in vessels to one of the Atlantic ports. At the close of the war, Virginia gave Colonel Gibson a warrant for land in Kentucky, but when he came to locate it, he found the land covered by a warrant of a previous date. He applied to Congress for relief, and although General Muhlenburg reported the bill favorably, for some reason or other, neither he nor his heirs received any recompense. He commanded a company at St. Clair's defeat was mortally wounded, and when the troops were put to flight and everyone was trying to save himself, as his brother-in-law, Jacob Slough, of Lancaster, passed by him, he begged him to assist him off the field, but Slough ran on. Colonel Gibson then placed his back against a tree and drew his pistols, and sold his life dearly to the "redskins". His body was taken to Fort Washington and buried there. He resided along Shearman's Creek at the foot of "Pisgah" Mountain. The creek runs forty miles along the western base of the mountain with a meadow about five hundred feet wide, and one thousand feet long, between the creek and the dwelling. An apple orchard covers a portion of this meadow. Upon its iste, Colonel Gibson had a race course. He owned a mill near his dwelling and several hundred acres of land, which was mostly uncultivated. What induced Francis West to leae Carlisle and settle at Shearman's Creek, which at that time was cut off from other settlements by the mountains, I cannot imagine. Chief Justice Gibson was born in this house. A portion of it is now used as a "pottery". One of Gibson's slaves wounded a buck and was killed by it, where the lime kiln now is. George Gibson made his will November 12, 1791, leaving sons Francis Gibson, George Gibson, John Bannister Gibson, Patrick Henry Gibson. He devised something to William Gibson, who was a nephew of Robert Callendar. Mrs. Gibson belonged to the Church of England, and shw was very anxious to have her sons baptized by an Episcopal minister. She made known the fact to the minister, probably in Cumberland Valley, who came to Shearman's Valley, and took up his quarters at Mr. Gibson's, who finally gave his consent to have the "boys" baptized. But he very likely gave them a hint of the matter, for as long as the minister was there, they went to the mountains daily to hunt, starting before daylight and did not return until the minister had retired for the night. He finally gave up on them and returned to Carlisle without accomplishing his mission. (Source: Engle's Notes and Queries, Volume II, pages 85-86)


Custom Shop Rumours: What the hell is going on at Gibson?

Now, I’m not one to gossip (okay, I am, as it’s actually part of my job), but I keep hearing all these rumours about Gibson, their Custom Shop and the state of this once great American guitar maker.

Custom Shop exit?

First off, I’ve been hearing a lot of whispered rumours recently from dealers here in the UK and on the other side of the Atlantic. What is particularly interesting is that conversations on both sides of the pond seem to be circling around the same issues.

My sources tell me that the founder of Gibson Custom Shop, the man that started it all off, has been outed. The man in question is Edwin Wilson, ‘the man’ at the renowned Custom Shop. He founded it, ran it and is generally considered to be the father of the whole department.

The rumour also popped up on various guitar forums like thefretboard (my boys in the UK) and then repeated over in the US at mylespaul. It makes you wonder: is there any truth to it? The old adage that there is no smoke without fire seems apt, as for a rumour to emerge on two highly respected guitar forums frequented by a lot of people in the industry is more than coincidence.

There are even now rumours that the Gibson Custom shop has stopped reissue Historics, Relics and Reissues!

Official statement

Although Gibson has not made any announcement about Edwin Wilson’s departure, there are underlying developments at Gibson that might be relevant. When Mike Eldred left the Fender Custom Shop it was a big deal for some, and there were similar rumours floating around before it all became official. What seems relevant to this new rumour is that Gibson has been in financial difficulties for a while now. I even wrote an article about this last year.

Spéculation

Yes, this is all speculation and some of that is being whispered on guitar forum threads. But we believe that it’s not just background noise. After all, we know that there have been questions raised over Gibson’s financial performance, including their downgrading by Moody’s Investor Services. That could be an important context for these new rumours. Could be.

My opinion? Gibson are making some very cheap and not-so-great guitars that they have been trying to ‘box shift’ on Amazon. Below I have added the YouTube review of the Gibson Firebird Zero by online guitar reviewer Agufish. This honest review pulls no punches and gives quite a damning view of this model.

It appears that Gibson are trying to sell poorly thought-out guitars, rather than concentrating on what they do best, which is not helping their reputation. The Gibson Custom Shop instruments are still considered amazing guitars and perhaps they should be concentrating on those instead of giving us cheaply made Firebird knock-offs?

Robot tuners and Firebird Zeros…

Gibson attracted a lot of criticism for the 2015 line-up (super-wide necks, robot tuners, holograms and crayon-like signatures). Then there was the Firebird Zero mentioned above, which seemed a poor match for what customers were expecting. Maybe they deserve some credit for at least trying to innovate. But some Gibson dealers were, it seems, stuck with stock they could not shift, and Gibson further alienated them by discounting these guitars in blow out sales on Amazon, in effect undercutting their own dealers.

For those of you that don’t know Edwin, I have added a video interview with him from 2013 with German YouTube channel Session, as you can see Edwin knows his stuff, so it would be a great shame if he has gone. If you have an opinion or have heard something I have not, then please comment below.

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Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (1878-1962)

Today it is difficult to realise how popular Gibson was in the second decade of this century - popular for both his poetry and his personality. Brooke and Frost took to him instantly - he must have had a warm and easy-going temperament - and everyone had a good word to say about him. "I have no friend here like Wilfrid Gibson," wrote Frost to an American friend in March 1914. Brooke affectionately called him 'Wibson' and his letters to Marsh and others are full of concern for Gibson's well-being and comments about how nice he is. D.H. Lawrence wrote to Eddie Marsh in November 1913 that "I think Gibson is one of the clearest and most lovable personalities I know." John Middleton Murry, in a letter of reminiscence to Christopher Hassall, says "We quickly introduced Wilfrid to Eddie [Marsh] . . . and Eddie took to him as naturally as we had done, for his singular integrity."

Around 1906 Gibson ceased writing pseudo-Tennysonian verse and began writing realistic poems in which he tried to reflect the speech of ordinary people, based on events arising out of his everyday life in Northumberland and later Glasgow. By 1912, of all the younger English poets of the day, only one, John Masefield with his 'The Everlasting Mercy', could challenge Gibson in the matter of general popularity.

Poet Laureate Robert Bridges praised his "very remarkable" contributions to Georgian Poetry. In 1913 Frost wrote to another friend that "He is much talked of in America at the present time. He's just one of the plain folks with none of the marks of the literary poseur about him."

Two volumes of Gibson's poems - Daily Bread (1910) et Fires (1912) - impressed Frost, partly for their colloquial style but also because they provided evidence that there was a market for poems about ordinary people and everyday happenings. Daily Bread went into a third printing in 1913 - the year when Frost's first volume was published. Gibson was thought of as a poet concerned with the problems of common humanity. Frost and others may have jokingly referred to him as "the People's Poet". After Frost and Thomas had an unpleasant encounter with a gamekeeper in the woods behind Abercrombie's house, Frost wrote to a friend that he would now have a better claim than Gibson "to the title of the People's Poet".

Gibson left his native Northumberland and moved to London in the summer of 1912. He worked as assistant editor for Rhythm, a poetry magazine being produced by John Middleton Murry and Katherine Mansfield. His salary, small but essential for his upkeep, was paid anonymously by Eddie Marsh, and it was Marsh who introduced him to Rupert Brooke on September 17, 1912. This proved to be one of the important moments in Gibson's life. Just three days later Gibson, at Brooke's invitation, attended the very first meeting to discuss the publication of Georgian Poetry. In November 1912 he moved into a small room above Harold Monro's Poetry Bookshop, a couple of months before it officially opened. Here he was well-placed to become even more a part of the London literary scene.

Wilfrid Gibson had read and admired Robert Frost's A Boy's Will when it was published early in 1913. That August he wrote to Frost, whom he had not met, urging him to bring some of his new poems to the Poetry Bookshop. Frost did so, and Gibson wrote a poem called 'The First Meeting'. Given their subsequent reputations today, this poem reminds us that at the time Gibson was the famous poet and Frost relatively unknown. Gibson wanted Frost to meet Abercrombie, and invited him to a poetry reading that Abercrombie was giving at the Poetry Bookshop. In December 1913 Gibson was married, in Dublin, to Harold Monro's secretary Geraldine Townshend. The Gibsons spent their honeymoon at The Gallows, while the Abercrombies were away, and soon afterwards they moved to a thatched cottage called The Old Nailshop. It was two miles west of Abercrombie's cottage, and on the road from Dymock to Ledbury.

Gibson had already suggested to Frost that he should leave Beaconsfield and come to live near Dymock. Early in 1914 the Gibsons found a place for the Frosts and their four children to live, two miles from The Old Nailshop, on the other side of the River Leadon. Geraldine Gibson wrote to Elinor Frost on 25 February 1914 that "We have just this moment got your husband's letter saying you are coming here. We are absolutely rejoiced . . . how perfectly splendid!" In February 1914 Marsh wrote to Brooke, after a weekend at The Old Nailshop discussing Georgian Poetry II, that "W. hasn't really begun writing again yet, but he soon will, he feels the stirrings." When he did begin, he wrote in typical Gibson fashion about the everyday things that surrounded him, and particularly the cottage that he and Geraldine loved dearly.

'The Old Nail-Shop', Publié dans New Numbers 4, is one of many poems about the cottage it shows Gibson's sense of history and continuity as well as his sympathy with poor rural folk. But the most important poem about the cottage, for Dymock Poet aficionados, is 'The Golden Room'. It describes the scene inside, on the only night we know for sure that five of the six Dymock Poets (not Drinkwater) were together for an evening. Dedicated to his wife and published in a volume of the same name in 1927, 'The Golden Room' is less than satisfactory as a poem but it accurately catches the nuances in style and personality of the poets.

The evening in question - most likely June 24, 1914, despite the fact that Gibson later remembered it as July - is almost certainly the night referred to in Thomas's letter of June 27 (see the section on Thomas). Brooke had just returned from his year of travels, and wanted to see Abercrombie and Gibson about New Numbers Thomas and his wife were on a short holiday, possibly getting over a period of domestic discord. The poem captures Frost's intellect and expansiveness, Thomas's shyness, Brooke's merriment but it also captures the pain that Gibson still felt - a decade later - about how the war had ended it all. One year and two weeks after this golden evening, Eddie Marsh retreated to the attic room of Gibson's cottage to spend eight days writing his celebrated memoir of Rupert Brooke.

The Great Western Railway offered special excursions to see the wild daffodils for which Dymock and Newent were (and still are) famous. It's not surprising that Gibson wrote a poem called 'Daffodils'. It tells of a man reminiscing about his son Jack, now off fighting "in a bloody trench" but who, 18 years ago, had enjoyed picking and sniffing the daffodils. Il a été publié en An Annual of New Poetry (1917), edited by Gordon Bottomley - the same volume that contained Edward Thomas's first published poems.

Dymock's daffodils are an important feature of another poem, 'To John Drinkwater', which makes such effective use of alliteration (Dymock, daffodils, delight, dances, dreams). Comme 'The Golden Room' it blames the war for bringing an end to their idyllic world. Gibson was usually more interested in people than in his physical surroundings, and two of the poems in New Numbers 4 - 'Girl's Song' et 'The Orphans' - give an idea of why he was called 'the People's Poet' (if only in jest) by Robert Frost. Both poems end on a sad note and with a sense that poor country folk have a hard life and many burdens to bear. Their lives stand in sharp contrast to the scene depicted in 'Trees', which was dedicated to Lascelles Abercrombie and published in Amis, a small volume of Gibson's poems which appeared in 1916. Here we see Abercrombie reading to the poets who are gathered under an elm tree at The Gallows.

An elm features in another poem of Gibson's, also from the Dymock period and published in the following year in Moyens de subsistance, another volume of Gibson poems. 'The Elm' was inspired by the fact that an elm at The Old Nailshop was brought down in a storm, and Gibson mentioned this when corresponding with Frost after his return to America. I see touches of Frost in the poem - for example, the first few lines of the third stanza. But it also illustrates Gibson's constant nostalgia and his repeated use of a narrow range of themes.

Farther afield were the Malverns - providing another theme for Gibson's poetry. De The Ragged Stone it's clear that he walked to the southern end of the Malverns and climbed up Ragged Stone Hill with its wonderful views of May Hill to the south and the Severn plain to the west. He may have already heard two local legends - still repeated today - about the dreadful things that would happen to those on whom the shadow of the stone outcrop fell. It's interesting to see how Gibson has related this to the shadow of the war falling on everyone.

Frost became increasingly disenchanted with Gibson in 1914. It began with Gibson's review of North of Boston in the August Bookman and the incident with the gamekeeper seemed to confirm Frost's disenchantment with his friend. In his review Gibson simultaneously commends and criticises Frost's poetry. Walsh speculates on "why Gibson should have discerned less of Frost's accomplishment than Abercrombie". He notes that Gibson and Abercrombie "must certainly have talked at length, and repeatedly, about Frost and his book" (they had seen it prior to publication). "Beyond mere obtuseness," says Walsh, "one reason for his [Gibson's] blindness may have been a burdensome tinge of jealousy, aroused by his recognition that while Frost and he were in pursuit of much the same goals, the American had reached heights of art beyond anything in Gibson's prolific output, perhaps beyond anything imagined by him as possible."

Brooke's death was a great blow to Gibson. The title page of Gibson's Friends (1916) is dedicated 'To the memory of Rupert Brooke', followed by an untitled poem printed in italics followed by the date, 23rd April 1915. This poem is often titled 'To the Memory of Rupert Brooke' to distinguish it from the first poem in Amis, a long poem titled 'Rupert Brooke'. Part III of this second poem describes the field of poppies at The Gallows that Brooke had noticed the previous summer. Another poem in Friends about Brooke's death is 'To Edward Marsh', as the sub-title makes clear. It begins with a reference to the evening of the King's Cross fire when Marsh introduced Gibson and Brooke. Another poem about Brooke, titled 'Rugby: 1917', was published in Gibson's Voisins (1920). Gibson was still writing poems about Brooke in 1927 'Skyros' was published in L'observateur in April and an anthology of that year's best poetry reprinted it.

In 1915 Gibson published a small volume called Bataille, containing 32 poems about the war. When reading them it is hard to believe that at this time he had not been involved personally in the war. He had poor eyesight and it wasn't until two years later that the Army accepted him for clerical work. 'Before Action' is the first poem in the collection, but there are several others that are powerful reminders of the agony of war. Gibson always belittled his own work. So perhaps his comments in a letter to Frost about Bataille should not be taken too seriously: "I had to publish it as I felt I must make my little protest, however feeble and ineffectual - so don't be too hard on me."

Gibson's work was popular in America and in 1917 he went on a successful reading tour there. When he returned to England in July, the Army Service Corps finally accepted him for duties at Sydenham, near London, for the remaining twelve months of the war. His son Michael was born in 1918, and Abercrombie became his godfather. When Robert and Elinor Frost came to England again in 1928 they visited the Gibsons, and Wilfrid not only wrote a poem called 'Reunion' but also dedicated his next book, Dangers, in which the poem first appeared, "To Robert and Elinor Frost". Gibson continued to publish a book of poems every couple of years or so, until 1950. And he continued to go on lecture and reading tours around Britain. But his themes and the treatment he gave them seemed increasingly superficial to the modern world. His work declined in popularity to such an extent that it is hardly known today. "I am one of those unlucky writers whose books have predeceased him," he wrote to Frost in 1939.

It would be hard to over-estimate the significance of the Dymock period to Gibson, and the domestic bliss he found with Geraldine in their old nail-shop, facing on to an even older track called The Greenway, two miles north of Dymock. When his Poèmes Recueillis were published in 1926 he placed at the very front of the volume an untitled poem - printed in italics - that begins 'So long had I travelled the lonely road'.

This text is from Once They Lived in Gloucestershire: A Dymock Poets Anthology by Linda Hart
ISBN 0 9526031 52 - Reprinted in 2011
(£6.95 from the Green Branch Press, Kencot, Gloucestershire, England GL7 3QX).

The book also includes most of the poems mentioned in the text above, a chapter introducing the Dymock Poets, two maps showing the Dymock area, and detailed references to all sources.


The Spooky Unsolved Mystery of the Flannan Lighthouse Disappearances

Lighthouses are usually extremely secluded places which dictate a solitary way of life, not suitable for everyone.

Naturally, this isn’t always a safe work environment, as emergency services are often not able to provide a quick response in case of an accident.

So when three men working in a lighthouse on the Flannan Isles in the Outer Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland, suddenly disappeared, wild theories arose fueled by a lack of evidence.

This was at the very dawn of the 20th century, and it sparked one of the most unsettling mysteries at the time.

The westernmost of the Flannan Isles: Eilean a’ Ghobha and Roareim with Brona Cleit in the distance. Photo Marc Calhoun CC BY-SA 2.0 .

The lighthouse in which the disappearances took place was built in 1899 on one of the isles called Eilean Mòr.

The structure was 75 feet tall and the complex included a rail and a small docking yard intended for supplies.

Apart from the lighthouse which included three workers ― two regular and one occasional who rotated from the mainland ― the island of Eilean Mòr was uninhabited.

The lighthouse served as an important link for guiding trans-Atlantic ships towards the harbor in Leith, Scotland.

However, on December 15, 1900, something odd happened. As the steamer Archtor, which was on its way from Philadelphia, passed by the Flannan Isles Lighthouse, it noted that its light was not operational.

It wasn’t until the ship docked in Leith three days later that this irregularity was noted. Due to horrible weather, the relief boat, stationed on a nearby island of Lewis, had to postpone its visit until December 26th, when it was finally concluded that the lighthouse had been unmanned for days.

The Flannan or Seven Hunters Isles.

The lighthouse crew at the time consisted of three men ― Thomas Marshall and James Ducat, who were the regulars and Donald MacArthur, an occasional who was doing his shift, while the fourth man was on leave, spending time on shore.

When Captain Jim Harvie of the relief boat Hesperus arrived, the men were nowhere to be found — and a number of other irregularities were spotted on the island.

Instead of waiting for the Hesperus on the dock as it was the procedure, none of the lightkeepers appeared. Also, none of the provision boxes needed for the supplies were present at the landing site, and the flagstaff appeared to be missing a signal flag, indicating that no effort was made by the keepers to welcome the relief boat carrying supplies.

St. Flannan’s Cell and Flannan Isles Lighthouse. Here is the source of one of the world’s great mysteries for at the turn of the century three lightkeepers disappeared without trace. Photo JJM
CC BY-SA 2.0

At that point, it became clear to the crew of Hesperus that something was extremely off. The crew quickly examined the lighthouse noting several details: both the entrance gate and the gate leading to the compound were shut.

In addition to this, the Hesperus crewmen found all beds unmade, indicating that something must have interrupted them in the middle of the night, and the mechanical clocks had stopped, indicating that the incident happened some while ago.

They also found one unused set of oilskins ― a type of waterproof garment ― usually worn by the keepers whenever going outside during bad weather.

After conducting this ad hoc investigation, the captain of the Hesperus sent a telegram to the Northern Lighthouse Board during that same day, stating:

Flannan Isles Lighthouse. Photo by Marc Calhoun CC BY-SA 2.0 .

“A dreadful accident has happened at the Flannans. The three keepers, Ducat, Marshall, and the Occasional have disappeared from the Island… The clocks were stopped and other signs indicated that the accident must have happened about a week ago. Poor fellows, they must have been blown over the cliffs or drowned trying to secure a crane.”

Days passed and the men were nowhere to be found. In the meantime, it was concluded that the western part of the island had been severely hit by the storms, as the landing site in the west seemed to have suffered heavy damage from wind and waves.

Flannan Isles – close-up of the lighthouse. Photo by geograph CC BY 2.0

On December 29, 1900, the Northern Lighthouse Board sent a superintendent to conduct an official investigation. Headed by Robert Muirhead, the investigation concluded that the found oilskins set was intended for Donald MacArthur, referred to as the “Occasional.” Analyzing the keeper’s log in which the last entry was made on December 15th, Muirhead realized that the damage made on the western landing happened prior to the disappearance of the three men.

His reconstruction of the events suggested that Ducat and Marshall went to repair the landing site around dinner time on December 15th, while MacArthur stayed at the lighthouse, as the protocol demanded one person to always be present at the post.

Steps to landing place, Flannan Isles.

Something made MacArthur leave the lighthouse unmanned, without taking his waterproof garment. This was the point at which the three men went permanently missing.

Muirhead’s explanation also suggested that the three men fell victim to a high wave which most probably swept them onto the sharp rocks.

Even though the bodies were likely forever lost in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, the disappearance of the lighthouse keepers sparked nationwide speculation. Many offered various theories in newspapers, grooming ideas of paranormal activity, ghost stories, pirate kidnappings, and spying affairs, all providing no evidence whatsoever to back their claims.

Flannan Isles Lighthouse – Photo by geograph CC BY 2.0

The mystery became even more popular after it was immortalized in a 1912 ballad by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, a poet who emphasizes that the men were the victims of some sort of foul play.

The ballad spawned another series of wild speculations which clung onto the missing lightkeepers through decades to come. Quickly, an analogy was drawn between the missing lighthouse keepers and the disappearance of passengers and crew of the American merchant brigantine Marie Céleste, which happened some 28 years before, when the ship was discovered adrift in a seaworthy condition in the middle of the ocean, with no one aboard.

Due to the widespread rumors about the mystery it became difficult for the Northern Lighthouse Board to employ new keepers, as a dark shadow loomed over the Flannan Isles tower.

The remains of the Flannan lighthouse railway as of 2012. This view is looking approximately west-south-west from the lighthouse. The site of “Clapham Junction” is just visible at left centre. Photo by Chris Downer CC BY-SA 2.0

Many attempts have been made since then to cast a light on the disappearance of the three men, like the recent book by an acknowledged naturalist John Love, titled A Natural History of Lighthouses.

In the book, the author tackles all possible notion of macabre activity and confirms that the men must have fallen victim to a rogue wave.

“There is no need to invoke the sinister or the paranormal, it was purely a tragic act of nature the men got swept away by abnormally rough seas,” said Love in a 2015 interview for the Sunday Post, adding that MacArthur must have been concerned about his companions who became absent for too long.

Since it was forbidden to leave the lighthouse unattended, he most probably just got out to take a look, without his oilskins, only to be swept away by a wave himself.

Love also noted that the keepers weren’t familiar with the winter storm conditions around the island, as the lighthouse was built just one year before the incident took place.

Whatever the case, the disappearance of the three lighthouse keepers left a permanent mark on Edwardian Britain by enclosing many of the popular romantic tropes, like the secluded lighthouse, a mysterious disappearance and raging natural elements.

Nikola Budanovic is a freelance journalist who has worked for various media outlets such as Vice, War History Online, The Vintage News, and Taste of Cinema. His main areas of interest are history, particularly military history, literature and film.


#11 – Robert Gibson

Yikes, I’m really behind on my 52 ancestors. Now to play catch-up.

Robert Gibson, my 3rd Great-Grandfather, was born about 1805 in Ireland. His family was from the Ards Peninsula (shown on map above) in County Down, Northern Ireland. They likely moved to Ireland from Scotland. According to Catharine Anne Wilson, Scotch-Irish families “emigrated from 1820 to 1860 from the United Parish of St. Andrews in Northern Ireland to Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada.” (Wilson, C. A. (1997). The Scotch-Irish and Immigrant Culture on Amherst Island, Ontario. In H. T. Blethen & C. Wood (Eds.), Ulster and North America: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Scotch-Irish (134-145). Tuscaloosa, Ala.: University of Alabama Press.) St. Andrews was six miles north of Portaferry, from which many ships departed.

Robert married Mary McCormick in Ireland in the 1830s. They had at least five children between 1837 and 1850, including my great-great grandmother Mary Ann. According to her 1911 Canada Census entry, Mary Ann arrived on Amherst Island in 1857, which is when, I assume, the rest of the family came. This also fits the emigration time frame put forth by Wilson. She was married with a daughter by 1859 on the island. In the 1861 and 1871 censuses, Robert and Mary were living on Amherst Island. He was listed as Presbyterian and she was listed as Roman Catholic. In April 1881, they were living with their son Hugh (1848-1881) and his wife Elizabeth and their two children, William and Mary Ellen. Hugh died in June 1881 and a son, also named Hugh, was born in February 1882.

Robert died on May 5, 1882 of dyspepsia. He might be buried in St. Bartholomew’s Cemetery on Amherst Island. His wife Mary died on January 13, 1886 of dropsy of the heart.

52 Ancestors #11 – Luck of the Irish


Faire l'histoire

Gibson&aposs success at those ATA tournaments paved the way for her to attend Florida A&M University on a sports scholarship. She graduated from the school in 1953, but it was a struggle for her to get by. At one point, she even thought of leaving sports altogether to join the U.S. Army. A good deal of her frustration had to do with the fact that so much of the tennis world was closed off to her. The white-dominated, white-managed sport was segregated in the United States, as was the world around it.

The breaking point came in 1950, when Alice Marble, a former tennis No. 1 herself, wrote a piece in Tennis sur gazon américain magazine lambasting her sport for denying a player of Gibson&aposs caliber to compete in the world&aposs best tournaments. Marble&apossਊrticle caught notice, and by� — just one year after becoming the first Black player to compete at Wimbledon — Gibson was a Top 10 player in the United States. She went on to climb even higher, to No. 7 by 1953.

In 1955, Gibson and her game were sponsored by the United States Lawn Tennis Association, which sent her around the world on a State Department tour that saw her compete in places like India, Pakistan and Burma. Measuring 5 feet, 11 inches, and possessing superb power and athletic skill, Gibson seemed destined for bigger victories. 

In 1956, it all came together when she won the French Open. Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles followed in both 1957 and 1958. (She won both the women&aposs singles and doubles at Wimbledon in 1957, which was celebrated by a ticker-tape parade when she returned home to New York City.) In all, Gibson powered her way to 56 singles and doubles championships before turning pro in 1959.

For her part, however, Gibson downplayed her pioneering role. "I have never regarded myself as a crusader," she states in her 1958 autobiography, J'ai toujours voulu être quelqu'un. "I don&apost consciously beat the drums for any cause, not even the negro in the United States."

Althea Gibson kisses the cup she was rewarded with after having won the French International Tennis Championships in Paris.


Wilfrid Wilson Gibson – Northumberland’s People’s Poet

Heatherland and bentland, Black land and white, God bring me to Northumberland, The land of my delight.

&mdash Wilfrid Wilson Gibson – Northumberland’s People’s Poet

Heatherland and bentland,
Black land and white,
God bring me to Northumberland,
The land of my delight.

Land of singing waters,
And words from off the sea,
God bring me to Northumberland,
The land where I would be.

Heatherland and bentland,
And valley rich with corn,
God bring me to Northumberland,
The land where I was born.


Whin was an 1918 anthology by poet Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, formed mainly of poems relating to places in Northumberland. He was Northumberland-born – in Hexham on 2 October 1878 – and lived locally until in his thirties. His first work was published aged just 18, in The Spectator magazine.

From the first years of the twentieth century, he wrote poems in a realist style about ordinary people in ordinary language. He was in the vanguard of this approach and his straightforward writing told stories of life among the working class and poor of both the countryside and the city.

A contemporary review in the Times Literary Supplement summed up his writing: “He is in close touch with the simple, elementary feelings of humanity and by associating these with pathetic, peculiar, or heroic incidents in the lives of working folk he achieves truth and poignancy by what seems only to be faithful description.”

His Daily Bread of 1910 employed such straightforward style and gained popularity with some three printings.

Gibson maintained this approach during the First World War, imagining front-line realities to write from the viewpoint of ordinary soldiers rather than officers. His book of war poetry, Bataille, has been credited as an influence on the more well known Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves and Wilfred Owen. One review of the time commented “Under the impact of the greatest crisis in history, he has been not stunned to silence or babbling song, but awakened to understanding and sober speech, and thereby has proved his genius.”

He’d even have his joke
While we were sitting tight,
And so he needs must poke
His silly head in sight
To whisper some new jest
Chortling. But as he spoke
A rifle cracked…
And now God knows when I shall hear the rest!

“The Joke”, from Bataille

This understanding of ‘the heartbreak in the heart of things’ has caused some to dub Gibson as Northumberland’s “People’s Poet”.

Another poem in Whin was inspired by Black Stitchel hill near Hepple. Gibson’s friend Ivor Gurney set it to music and it has been recorded by several performers including the English operatic baritone Roderick Williams.

* As quoted in Walks from Wooler, W Ford Robertson, 1926
Pic: Mike Quinn [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Liens externes

  1. ^ '"Young men who knew that the age demanded something new in poetry were impressed by the austerity of his little 'working class' plays". (Joy Grant, Harold Monro & the Poetry Bookshop (1966), p.19. Whistler p.281 remarks on the colloquial, homespun realism that at first was admired in Gibson.
  2. ^ Gibson met de la Mare, and quite a number of other poets, through Marsh (Theresa Whistler, Imagination of the Heart: The Life of Walter de la Mare (1993), p.205 and 208) in 1912. It was with de la Mare that Gibson was to make the closest friendship. Gentle and unlucky, he himself best fitted Brooke's description of those good-hearted and simple and nice poets he wanted to protect.
  3. ^ Paul Delany, The Neo-Pagans (1987), p.199, writes of a business lunch 19 September 1912 at Marsh's flat, with Gibson, John Drinkwater, Harold Monro and Arundel del Re.
  4. ^ Famous People of Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Royal Forest of Dean at royalforestofdean.info
  5. ^ Literary EncyclopediaThe states that his reputation plummeted. Whistler p.282 has Gibson's was the saddest fate of all the Georgians. Once acclaimed as the leader of an exciting new movement, , when that movement came into derision the critics found in him the epitome of its vices.
  6. ^ AE, Herbert Read and James Stephens (pp 113-114). It is concluded there that "Mr Gibson's poetry. has its own specific qualities and is, in its essentials unique". In 1942 Philip Tomlinson refers to Gibson as "this distinguished poet" (TLS 31 January 1942 p.57).

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