24 July 1805 (1805-07-25) (aged 52) Whitby, England
Francis Gibson (16 January 1753 (baptised) – 24 July 1805) was an English writer and occasional painter.
Gibson was born in Whitby as the son of Joseph and Mary Gibson of Whitby, Yorkshire, and was baptised at Whitby 16 January 1753. He became a seaman, voyaged to North America, and afterwards, as master mariner in a ship of his father's, to the Baltic. In 1787 he was, on the recommendation of Lord Mulgrave, appointed to the collectorship of customs at Whitby, which office he held till his death, 24 July 1805. He was twice married, and had issue.
Streanshall Abbey, or the Danish Invasion, Whitby, 1800. This is a play in five acts, dedicated to Lady Mulgrave. It was first performed at the Whitby Theatre 2 December 1799. It went through two (probably limited) editions in the year of its publication.