William Sidney Gibson

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William Sidney Gibson
Died3 January 1871
London, England
Resting place Tynemouth Priory Churchyard
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Known forAntiquarian

William Sidney Gibson (1814–1871) was an English barrister and antiquarian.



Born at Parson's Green, Fulham, Gibson was for some years on the staff of a Carlisle newspaper. He entered Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar the society in 1843. The same year he was appointed registrar of the Newcastle upon Tyne district court of bankruptcy. [1]

When the Bankruptcy Act 1869 (32 & 33 Vict. c. 71) abolished this and other similar courts, Gibson retired on a pension, and concentrated on writing. He died at the Grosvenor Hotel, Belgravia London, 3 January 1871, and was interred in the disused burial-ground of the Old Priory, Tynemouth, by special permission. He was an honorary M.A. of Durham University, and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and other learned societies. [1]


Gibson wrote: [1]

Gibson also wrote A Memoir of the Life of Richard de Bury, Bishop of Durham, articles for Colburn's New Monthly Magazine , Dickens' Household Words and other periodicals, and was an early contributor to Notes and Queries . [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1890). "Gibson, William Sidney"  . Dictionary of National Biography . 21. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

Wikisource-logo.svg  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain :  Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1890). "Gibson, William Sidney". Dictionary of National Biography . 21. London: Smith, Elder & Co.