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Friday, September 21, 2018

Rev Canon William Gibbs 1931-2018


The Rev Canon  William Gilbert Gibbs, who died 20 September, 2018, aged 87, was the brother-in-law of the 7th Earl of Lucan.

He was born 7 April, 1931, scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon, son of Lt-Col Ralph Crawley-Boevey Gibbs (1891-1957) by his wife the former Dorothy Elizabeth Houldsworth (1894-1951); married 17 June, 1958, the Lady Sarah Bingham (b 1936), daughter of the 6th Earl of Lucan (1898-1964) by his wife Kaitlin, by whom he had issue, a son, Oliver, and three daughters, Marcia, Selina & Madeleine.

His brother-in-law was the elusive 7th Earl of Lucan, missing since the murder of his children’s nanny in November, 1974.

Mr Gibbs served in the Coldstream Guards, was ordained in 1958, and spent many years as a priest at St George’s, Campden Hill, London, and Guilsborough with Hollowell, Northamptonshire.

The funeral takes place at St Etheldreda’s Church, Guilsborough, 10 Oct, 2018.

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