TravelGenee #atozchallenge V – Victor

TravelGenee #atozchallenge V – Victor

TravelGenee #atozchallenge VMove along, there’s nothing to see here! Really?

I’m getting towards the last straight of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. The challenge began back in 2010 and some bloggers join in every year. That’s a great effort as it has been hard work for me to post a blog every day in April except Sundays.

So letter V is next. The featured person in my family tree is Victor Meyrick GIBSON (DOB 1906). Victor was my 2nd cousin twice removed.  He was my maternal grandfather, Charles Collis DAWSON‘s (DOB 1885) cousin and my great grandmother,  Jane GIBSON‘s (DOB 1855) nephew.

Victor is sitting in my tree because he appeared in the 1911 England Census.

TravelGenee #atozchallenge V - Victor - 1911 England Census Gibson Family
I have also found the mandatory birth1, marriage2 and death3 index listings on Ancestry. If you do not have an Ancestry subscription I am assuming you can see them at the FreeBMD website which is subscription free.

I have one last piece to share for Victor. It is a piece from the England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, listed on Ancestry4.National Probate Calendar - Victor Gibson 1929So you can see why I started with ” Move along, there’s nothing to see here!”. Victor is mostly a mystery. I have no exceptionally interesting pieces to share.

Unlike his father, Arthur Frank GIBSON (DOB 1872) he returned zero good matches for the England, United Grand Lodge of England Freemason Membership Registers, 1751-1921in Ancestry.

So far I have not found details of his death in any newspapers at Findmypast like his uncle and aunt – Edward Augustus George GIBSON (DOB 1870) & Catherine THOMPSON (DOB 1863).

I have not traced back to find that his middle name, Meyrick is from the maiden name of a distance female relative like the Collis in his cousin Charles Collis Dawson‘s name.

No one has made contact with some new family photos like the IRELAND family ones I received.

So while Victor’s story may not be interesting so far he did die at the young age of 23 so does have a story to tell. It is the tracking down of these stories that makes family history research so interesting.

I’m sure you have people like this in your family tree. Feel free to share one. You never know someone may see them and share with you some more details about the person. Don’t forget to use the Comment Luv feature so there is an easy connection back to your blog.


  1. Ancestry: England&Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915, Victor Meyrick Gibson, Jul-Aug-Sep, 1905, Halstead, Essex, Volume: 4a, Page: 842
  2. Ancestry: England&Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005, Victor M Gibson, Jul-Aug-Sep 1927, Halstead, Essex. Spouse: Winifred D North. Volume: 4a, Page: 2226.
  3. Ancestry: England&Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007, Victor M Gibson, Registration date Mar 1929, Halstead, Essex, Volume: 4a, Page: 1434.
  4. Ancestry: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
  5. Other sources referenced in the posts linked to above.

TravelGenee #atozchallenge V – Victor

This is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge for April 2016: Letter V for Victor. You can read more about the A to Z challenge and my other posts. Or search on social media with #atozchallenge.

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7 thoughts on “TravelGenee #atozchallenge V – Victor”

    1. I have not found one yet. Trying to not expand my research list too much and focus on previously planned research. A to Z has not helped.

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