My family seem to have been the Bakers in Bisley, Richard Gibbins and Ann Gibbins as shown in the 1841-61 census.
Does anyone have any information on the Gibbins family or where the old bakery was located? I understand that the bakery at the turn of the century was not the bakery my family came from but it might be.
Any info please contact Alistair Gibbins
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Sarah Jane Watkins (1838-1910) was my grandmother's grandmother and Thomas' (b 1810) daughter. There is a notation on the 1851 census that mentions The Bear. Perhaps the bakery was attached to The Bear.
Ooops! Non sequitor! I confounded Thomas the butcher with Richard and Joseph the bakers. But it seems from the 1851 census that Richard lived between the police station and the White Hart; perhaps he liived where he baked.
Don't know if you ever got any response to your enquiry re the name? I have dozens of them in my tree because my grandmother was Fanny Alice Augusta GIBBINS. There's a load of stuff about the family on the web. Best, and arguably most reliable, source is at
a website run by John Hyde. Masses of them are buried in local churchyards, which I hope to visit again in the spring.