Matthew Gibson

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Matthew Gibson (1734–1790) was an English Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District from 1780 to 1790.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Stonecroft, near Hexham, Northumberland on 23 March 1734,[1] the son of Jasper Gibson and Margaret Gibson (née Leadbitter).[2] He was ordained to the priesthood in 1758.[1] Matthew was appointed the Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District and Titular Bishop of Comana Armeniae on 17 June 1780.[1] He was consecrated to the Episcopate by Bishop James Robert Talbot on 3 September 1780.[1]

He died in office at Stella Hall, County Durham on 17 May 1790, aged 56.[1]

He was succeeded by his younger brother William, who was appointed Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District on 10 September 1790.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bishop Matthew Gibson". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession, volume 3, p. 267.
  3. ^ Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession, volume 3, p. 268.

Bibliography[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William Walton
Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District
1780–1790
Succeeded by
William Gibson