John Lloyd Gibbons

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John Lloyd Gibbons, JP
Member of Parliament
for Wolverhampton South
In office
3 February 1898 – 2 October 1900
Preceded by Charles Pelham Villiers
Succeeded by Sir Henry Norman
Personal details
Born (1837-08-25)25 August 1837
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Died 25 April 1919(1919-04-25) (aged 81)
Dudley, Worcestershire, England
Nationality British
Spouse(s) 1. Emma Eliza White
(1885 – 1896)
2. Eliza Grey Ballenden
(1899 – His death)
Parents Henry Gibbons and Elizabeth Saunders
Occupation Engineering Surveyor

John Lloyd Gibbons (25 August 1837 – 25 April 1919) was an engineering surveyor, justice of the peace, county councillor for Bilston and a Liberal Unionist Party Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South from 1898 to 1900.

Background[edit]

Gibbons was born on 25 August 1837 to Wolverhampton-born manufacturing chemist Henry Gibbons and his wife Elizabeth (née Saunders) from Wednesfield, Staffordshire.[1][2]

He married Emma Eliza White of Stroud, Gloucestershire in 1885 in Wolverhampton.;[3] she died in 1896. He remarried in 1898 to Eliza Grey Ballenden[4] of Sedgley, Staffordshire.

Politics and public life[edit]

Gibbons was county magistrate for the Sedgley Petty Sessions Division.[5]

He was elected as County Councillor for North Bilston in 1891, the same year that the family took up residence at Ellowes Hall, a stately home located in Sedgley, Staffordshire.[6]

He was elected as member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South at the 3 February 1898 by-election following the death of Charles Pelham Villiers on 16 January 1898.[6]

Persomal life[edit]

Gibbons died on 25 April 1919 and was buried at All Saints Church, Sedgley. His widow sold Ellowes Hall later the same year.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Lloyd Gibbons, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"". familysearch.org. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ United Kingdom Census 1861, Wolverhampton; roll 542899, page 21, , enumeration district 7 . Retrieved on 9 June 2013.
  3. ^ General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. Jul-Sep 1885, Wolverhampton. National Archives, Kew Gardens, Surrey.
  4. ^ General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. Jul-Sep 1898, Dudley. National Archives, Kew Gardens, Surrey.
  5. ^ "Kelly's 1896 Trade Directory for the Sedgley District". www.sedgleymanor.com. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "The Eddowes". www.yampy.co.uk. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Pelham Villiers
Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South
18981900
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Norman