Elizabeth was born between 1815 and 1818, the daughter of John Sanderson Gibson. John served in the Royal Navy and made lieutenant in 1791, commander in 1806. He served on Perseus 1787 , Ferret 1790, Hyena 1792, Supte ? 1793, Pigmy 1794, Viper 1794, Indefatigable 1796, Arab 1796, Amphilitre 1799, Imperouse 1800, Falcon 1805, Atlas 1806, Fury 1807, and Sarpen 1809. in 1806 he served on the first of line battleship under Sir John Duckworth at the destruction of the French Fleet near St Domingo. His father was John Gibson senior, who commanded the Perseus when his son was aboard in 1787. The father was quite a “Hornblower” type figure, promoted post captain after the the battle of Ceuta against the Spanish, when he had 14 musket balls extracted. He was made superintendant in in 1804 . .
Elizabeth died in 1886 at 21 Spencer Road Acton, just after their golden wedding in 1885. Charles died of a heart attack in 1889 at 18 Churchfield Road, Acton.
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