Born in Stonecroft, near Hexham, Northumberland on 23 March 1734, the son of Jasper Gibson and Margaret Gibson (née Leadbitter). He was ordained to the priesthood in 1758. Matthew was appointed the Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District and Titular Bishop of Comana Armeniae on 17 June 1780. He was consecrated to the Episcopate by Bishop James Robert Talbot on 3 September 1780.
- Brady, W. Maziere (1876). The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, A.D. 1400 to 1875. Volume 3. Rome: Tipografia Della Pace.
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|Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District