Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameMatthew GIBBS 909
Death Datebef 1697
Misc. Notes
Matthew Gibbs of “Sudbury, was of Charlestown bef. 1654.” His wife Mary is “supposed to be d. of Robert Bradish of Cambridge.”910 Wyman says that Mary Bradish was “Dau. of Robert of Sudbury; m. Matthew Gibbs a. 1650.”911 Several websites say Matthew Gibbs was born in Scotland in 1626, but no sources are given; another says he was born about 1626 in Lenham, Kent, England, the son of a William Gibbs.

Additional information received by email:

from "David C. Gibbs" dcgibbs@yahoo.com
to rjohara@post.harvard.edu
date Jan 25, 2007 2:41 PM
subject Mathew Gibbs

Dear Dr. O'Hara,

I am David C. Gibbs, a tenth generation descendant of Mathew Gibbs. The purpose of my writing you, is to let you know that Mathew Gibbs, was born in Kent County, England and not Scotland.

His father was not William, Stephen, Henry or George. It was a Thomas Gibbs, of Ash- next-Sandwich.

Mathew was a Deponent in an 1673 Middlesex case, where he claimed to be 58 years old. This means that he was birthed in roughly 1615.

Mathew fought in the King Philip's War from Sudbury. And, as a result Thomas, Mathew's Grandson (via the youngest son John) was granted a lands award in the which helped create the town of Greenwich; which is now under the Quabbin Reservoir.

I have Mathew, Thomas and Samuel Gibbs arriving to the colony aboard the Lion's Whelp; in 1629, as children. One John Gibbs was the Caption of this vessel. These boys father died while on trial in 1621, to be excommunicated for his Puritan beliefs. The very early life of these 3 boys remain a mystery. However what is certain is that Mathew was a very early settler of Charlestown, and he had property which shared boundary-lines with Richard Sprague. Richard and family were aboard the same Lion's Whelp.

THANKS

David C. Gibbs
Boise, ID
Spouses
Birth Datesay 1632
FatherRobert BRADISH (~1607-~1658)
MotherMary _____ (-1638)
Marr Dateby 1652
ChildrenMatthew (Twin) (1656-)
 Thomas (Died as Child) (1656-)
 Mary (-1691)
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