Robert Gibbon
Note from 'My Family' chapter from 'Memoirs Of My Life And Writing' by Gibbon

Robert Gibbon, my lineal ancestor, in the fifth degree, was captain of the Kentish militia, and as he died in the year 1618, it may be presumed that he had appeared in arms at the time of the Spanish invasion. His wife was Margaret Phillips, daughter of Edward Phillips de la Weld in Tenterden, and of Rose his wife, daughter of George Whitnell, of East Peckham, Esquire. Peckham, the seat of the Whitnells of Kent, is mentioned, not indeed much to its honour, in the Memoires du Comte de Grammont, a classic work, the delight of every man and woman of taste to whom the French language is familiar.

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