Herbert Gibbs, 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon

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Herbert Cokayne Gibbs, 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon (14 May 1854-22 May 1935), was a British businessman.

Hunsdon was the fourth son of Hucks Gibbs, 1st Baron Aldenham, and Louisa Anne Adams, and was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] He was a partner in the family firm of Antony Gibbs & Sons and also served as Commissioner and Chairman of the Public Works Loan Board. In 1908 he bought the Hunsdon Manor and the Briggens estate in Hertfordshire and served as a Justice of the Peace and as High Sheriff of the county. In 1923 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon, of Briggens in the County of Hertford.

Lord Hunsdon married Anna Maria, daughter of Richard Durant, in 1885. They had three sons and three daughters. Their sixth son Sir Humphrey Gibbs was Governor of Southern Rhodesia. Lord Hunsdon died in May 1935, aged 81, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Walter, who in 1939 also succeeded his cousin the barony of Aldenham. Lady Hunsdon died in 1938.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gibbs, Herbert Cockayne (GBS873HC)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New Creation
Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon
1923–1935
Succeeded by
Walter Durant Gibbs