Mary Dumbreck was born on the 26th December 1846 at West Port,
Lanark She married James Gibson on the 13th December 1867 at St Nicholas Presbyterian Church,
In 1879 the Gibson family emigrated to New Zealand on board
S.S. Westland. The trip took 80 days. Named after the province of Westland N.Z.
the S.S. Westland was built in Port Glasgow and completed in October 1878,
classed 100 A1 by Lloyd's Register. She was an iron-hulled ship-rigged vessel of
a type known as a Clipper Ship. Fitted with three heavy wooden masts, each
well over 100 feet high. Having no stabilizers, clippers were noted
rollers under certain weather conditions.
James Gibson and Mary Gibson (ms Dumbreck)
With thanks to Cynthia Gibson New Zealand
(Mary's Great Grand Daughter)
Mary died on the 22nd July 1923 in Westport New Zealand, aged 77 years
and was buried on the 25th July 1923 at Orowaiti Cemetery, Westport.
Their sons, Adam Gibson born 9th August 1868
in Scotland and James Gibson born New Zealand, 25th July
continued the Gibson family line which is
still represented in New Zealand to this day.
Details of their
details on this family line can be obtained by contacting Bev Dey at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Gibson born 9th August 1868 married Elizabeth Harris.
They had 7 children and 1 adopted (Bert Gibson).
(Ethel, James, Myrtle, Roy, John, Basil, Ken, Bert.)
Mary Stevenson Gibson born 8th August 1870 married
They had 4 children. (Charlotte, Maude, Ernest, James.)
Catherine Gibson born 10th September 1873 married
They had 5 children.
(John, Mary, Robert, James, Thomas.)
Margaret Stevenson Gibson born about 1878 married
John Levy. They had 2 children.
(Cyril and Ellen.)
James Gibson born New Zealand 25th July 1882
married Margaret \\
They had 2 children. (Phoebe, Reginald.)
On the 6th January 2001 ''The Roy Gibson
Family Reunion'' was held in New Zealand which 79 people attended, some came from various parts of
New Zealand, Australia and England, only 2 couldn't make it! Celebrations
included, Dan Gibson's 53rd birthday and Cynthia Gibson's grandson (Austin) 15th
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