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Historical References

"GIBSON, 'son of GIB(B), q.v. Johun Gibson surrendered the Castle of Rothesay in 1335 (Wyntoun, bk. viii, c. 26), Thomas Gibbeson was charged with breaking of parole in 1358 (Bain, rv, 25), John Gybbessone was servitor of William Douglas, one of the hostages of Henry vi in 1425 (Bain, rv, 986), and Thome Gibson held land in Dumfries in the same year (RMS., n, 22). Thomas Gibsoun was on assize of lands of Gladmor (Gladsmuir) in 1430 (James n, 16), David Gibsone was a charter witness in Glasgow 1451 (REG., 365), and John Gibsoune was chamberlain of that burgh in 1496 (ibid., 472). John Gybson, factor and attorney in 1473 may be the John Gibson, Scottish merchant, who had a safe conduct into England in the same year (Bain, rv, p. 286, 408). John Gypsone was tenant of the bishop of Glasgow in 1514 (Rental), William Gibsoun witnessed an instrument of sasine in 1525 (Home, 35), and David Gibson was bailie of the burgh of Dysart in 1543 (Dysart, p. 10). The Gibsons of Caithness and Orkney are mainly of Edinburgh origin, and the Gibsons of Dune date from 1500 and held the lands till 1785. Gipson 1540, Gipsone 1592, Gipsoun 1580, Gybsone 1542, Gybsoun 1486 "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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