Christopher Finch Reynolds
of Winslow & Aylesbury
|1768||Winslow||Birth: Son of John Gibbs and Elizabeth Thorpe|
|1 January 1769||Winslow||Baptism: Son of John & Elizabeth Gibbs|
|22 August 1791||Aylesbury||Robert Gibbs (23, currier) married Ann Miller (1770-1835) by licence|
|1792-1804||Aylesbury||Children born in Castle Street, Aylesbury||Dr Williams Library|
|19 May 1792||Aylesbury||John Gibbs (1792-1860) born||Dr Williams Library|
|1 January 1794||Aylesbury||Robert Gibbs (1794-1826) born||Dr Williams Library|
|16 December 1795||Aylesbury||Samuel Miller Gibbs (1795-1878) born||Dr Williams Library|
|7 August 1796||Aylesbury||Disbursements - R Gibbs for Cloths 4s 6d. [First of a series of small payments about every two week, which mostly do not record the goods, although there is one for shoes. By April 1798 they have been consolidated to an annual settlement of account.]||Overseers Account Book|
|1796||Aylesbury||Rateable Value £4 5s. [No entry in 1795 - so was he actually established in Aylesbury before 1796 and was he still in Winslow before then?]||Church Rate Book|
|16 February 1798||Aylesbury||Ann Gibbs (1798-1824) born||Dr Williams Library|
|9 April 1798||Aylesbury||Annual settlement of account for hood he had supplied to the Overseers of the Poor||Overseers Account Book|
|1 July 1798||Waddesdon||Robert Gibbs was baptised and admitted into the Waddesdon Hill Baptist Church||Bucks R O D/15/7|
|2 November 1800||Aylesbury||Robert Gibbs was a founding member of the Whitehall Street, Aylesbury, Baptist Meeting||Bucks R O D/15/7|
|1801||Aylesbury||Rateable Value £4 5s.||Church Rate Book|
|25 December 1801||Aylesbury||Brother Robert Gibbs of Winslow was dismissed to the church at Aylesbury, ceasing to be a member of the Waddesdon Hill Baptist Chapel||Bucks R O D/15/7|
|1802||Aylesbury||Background: Aylesbury elected 2 Members of Parliament and all "potwallers" (householders with a cooking hearth) had a vote if they had not been on parish relief. In addition there was no controlling landlord so there was a real election. At each contested election the candidate would, in effect, bribe voters to support them and for many people the sums involved were significant. In 1802 some of the voters, including Robert Gibbs, realised that there would only be two candidates for two seats - so there would be no need for an election, and hence no bribes. As a result a committee was formed who asked a Mr Bent (yes he did have this unfortunate name) to stand in Aylesbury and the committee would work to get him elected as long as he spent enough money on buying votes. The election got out of control - with very large sums involved. Mr Bent was elected - but there was a parliamentary enquiry and he was unseated. Details are recorded as Select Committee Evidence on the 1802 Election. In the evidence Robert Gibbs is described as a shoemaker and dealer in second-hand clothes.|
|13 January 1802||Aylesbury||Active supporter at an election meeting at the Crown Inn, Aylesbury||History of Aylesbury|
|1802||Aylesbury||James Hartshorn was worried in case he was turned out of his house (for voting the wrong way) and Mr Gibbs promised one of his until Mr Hartshorn could provide himself with better.||Select Committee|
|Robert Gibbs and others ... treated all to punch, one punch bowl was filled with guineas which were distributed to the voters. ... George Durham ... went to the Bulls Head and Robert Gibbs gave him two guineas out of a punch bowl.||Local Occurrences|
|8 July 1802||Aylesbury.||Mr Bent was elected. Robert Gibbs voted for Mr Bent and Du Pre, describing himself as a clothier of Castle Street, Aylesbury.||Poll book|
|25 July 1802||Aylesbury||Robert Gibbs membership of the Whitehall St Baptist Church was withdrawn - as were other members who had been involved in the election.||Bucks R O D/15/7|
|7 October 1802||Aylesbury||George Washington Gibbs (1802-1865) born||Dr Williams Library|
|1803||Aylesbury||Robert Gibbs was paid 1s 5d for goods supplied||Churchwarden's account nook|
|4 May 1804||Aylesbury||Richard Gibbs (1804-1883) born||Dr Williams Library|
|8 May 1804||In a parliamentary debate on the Aylesbury Disenfranchising Bill Sir John Newport repeated the story of the bowl of punch and the bowl of guineas, an inveighed against a profligacy so barefaced as was exhibited on this occasion. This Bill, he hoped, would introduce a purer body of men as electors for the Boroughs.||Kentish Gazette|
|1804||Aylesbury||In the election following Robert Bent's unseating Robert Gibbs voted for Cavendish||Poll Book|
|1807||Aylesbury||Described as a clothier of Castle Street, Aylesbury||Poll Book|
|6 January 1808||Aylesbury||Made Will||Will|
|May 1808||Aylesbury||Robert Gibbs died at Cat Street (also known as Castle Street), Aylesbury||Local Occurrences|
|15 May 1808||Winslow||Robert Gibbs of Castle Street, Aylesbury, the son of Mr. John Gibbs, of the parish of Winslow, was buried at Keach's Meeting House, Winslow. [Book on Winslow by A. Clear gives date as 5 May.]||Local Occurrences|
|2 August 1808||Aylesbury||Ann Gibbs Executor of Robert's will, estate less than £600. The trustees for the estate were Robert's brother-in-law Thomas Dawney (1771-1815) husband of Elizabeth Gibbs (1776-1860) and a leading Aylesbury Quaker, Jasper Jackson (1760-1836)||PCC Probate|
Property described in Will
4 freehold cottages at the bottom of White Hill occupied by Widow Cout, Mary Batt, William Miller and Elizabeth Dainer.
Freehold cottage at Towns End, purchased from Thomas Collins, and occupied by Harold ?Scaroth?
Freehold cottage in Castle Street, purchased from Henry Thorpe and occupied by Henry Moores.
Freehold cottage in Bakers Lane, purchased from Samuel Woodstock, and occupied by George Gardiner.
Owned cottages occupied by Cook, Jacob Jaycock and others.
Occupied a property owned by Widow Read at a rent of £6 per annum
|November 2014||Page Created|