Month: July 2013

Genealogical Oddities (XXX): An English Mariner’s 1859 Death in Barcelona

On 28 August 1859 an English mariner named Francis Gibbs, aged 48, died of chronic gastroenteritis in Barcelona. He was described the husband of ‘Isabel’ Tidbury (Elizabeth Tidbury, I presume) and the son of ‘Guillermo & Isabel’ – surely one William Gibbs and his wife Elizabeth. Francis’ precise origin is unclear but a possible error…