_. Lord Ashbourne, the fourth Baron, has died at Portsmouth, aged 87.
[Edward] Barry Greynville Gibson, was born in Malta, 28 January, 1933, son of the 3rd Baron Ashbourne, CB, DSO, JP [1901-83], by his wife the former Reta Frances Manning Hazeland [died 1996].
Barry Gibson entered Royal Navy 1951; Midshipman 1952; Sub Lieut 1953; Lieut 1955; specialised in torpedo and anti-submarine warfare; Lr Cdr 1963 ; commanded HMS Crofton 1963-64 and HMS Phoebe 1966; Staff Cdr, Naval Forces in the Gulf 1967; left the Royal Navy 1972; with Kitcat and Aitken stockbrokers 1972-73 and 1976-79, and with Vickers da Costs stockbrokers 1973-76; with Save and Prosper Group 1979-81 and GT Management 1981-88 ; MOD Naval Operations and Trade Directorate 1989-93, &c.
He succeeded his father, 3 Sept, 1983 as 4th Baron. The peerage was created in 1885 for his ancestor Edward Gibson, who served as Lord Chancellor of Ireland.
The 4th Baron married 25 March, 1967, Yvonne Georgina Ham, daughter of Maj Gordon William Ham, of Malin, co Donegal, by whom he had issue, three sons. The eldest son, the Hon [Edward] Charles D'Olier Gibson, born 31 Dec, 1967, succeeds as 5th Baron.