Steven Gibbons was most likely the son of Steven Gibbons and Margerie Granger of Trysull, Staffordshire, as they were the only Gibbons family having children in the area in the right time period. Steven (junior) married Marie Southwicke 6 June 1610 in Tettenhall.

Steven Gibbons marriage

Steven Gibbons and Marie Southwick marriage in the Tettenhall parish register

Steven must have died between about 1620 and 1627, as he is not mentioned in his father's will.

Steven and Marie had the following children:

1. William, christened 27 February 1613 in Tettenhall, Staffordshire; married Mary Granger June 1637 in Trysull. 

*2. Mary, born in about 1620 of Tettenhall; married John Davies 9 Mar 1642 in Tettenhall.


SOURCE: Tettenhall parish register; Trysull parish register;




Steven Gibbons was born between 1558 and 1562 of Trysull. Steven married Margerie Granger 21 January 1579 in Trysull. He was a yeoman farmer. Margerie, wife of Steven Gibbyns, was buried 14 February 1603 in Trysull. Steven married next 2) Mary.

Margerie Gibbons

Burial record of Margerie Gibbons in the Trysull parish register

Steven left a will written 20 January 1627 and proven 15 July 1634.

Stephen Gibbons will

Will of Stephen Gibbons, proven 1634

Will of Stephen Gibbons of Trysull, 15 July 1634

In the name of God amen the twentieth day of Januarie Anno Dmi 1627 I Stephen Gibbins of Trysull in the Diocesse of Coventrie and Lichfeild yeoman beinge sicke in body yet of perfect memorie thankes bee to God doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following First I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almightie God my creator trusting to bee saved by the merites deathe & passion of Jesus Christ my redeemer and onlie Savior and body to bee buried in the church yard of the parish church of Trysull aforesaid when it shall please God to appointe the time and for my worldly estate I dispose of it in manner and forme followinge
I give and bequeath to Frances Gibbons my eldest sonne one chest or coffer which is now in the custodie of the said Frances wherin my evidences and writings are
Item I give unto Thomas Gibbons my sonne twelve pence.
Item I give unto Margerie Wodmore my daughter twelve pence.
Item I give unto Katherne Gibbins my daughter twelve pence.
Item I give unto Elizabeth the daughter of Francis Gibbins one ewe sheepe.
Item I give unto William Gibbins my yongest sonn all the rest of my sheepe the bed and furniture wheron I lye with the table board with hall.
Item I give unto Stephen Gibbens my grandchild and Amy his syster twelve pence a peece.
Item I give unto Katherene Burrowes twelve pence
Item the rest of my goods not bequeathes my debtes and funeral expences discharged I give and bequeath to Mary my beloved wife and William Gibbins my said yongest sonn to bee equally divided between them. And I doe herby make ordaine constitute and appoint Mary my beloved wife my sole executrix intreating her to see this my last will and testament pformed.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Francis Gibbens
Willm Davyes
Tho Barnsley

Stephen and Margerie had the following children:

1. Frannces, christened 9 October 1580 in Trysull, Staffordshire; married Jane; buried 31 May 1642 in Trysull.

2. Margerie, christened 11 February 1582 in Trysull.

3. Elyzabeth, christened 6 March 1585 in Trysull.

4. Hughe, christened 3 February 1587 in Trysull.

5. Thomas,  christened 10 March 1588 in Trysull; buried 1 September 1589 in Trysull.

6. Katheryn, christened 19 July 1590 in Trysull.

*7. Steven, born in about 1592 of Trysull; married Marie Southwicke 6 June 1610 in Tettenhall, Staffordshire.

8. Thomas, born in 1595 of Trysull

9. Margarett, christened 23 April 1598 in Trysull; buried 11 May 1598 in Trysull.

10. William, born in about 1600 of Trysull.

11. Margared, born in about 1602 of Trysull; married Mr. Wodmore.

SOURCE: Trysull parish register; will of Stephen Gibbons, 1634.


Stephen Gybbyns of Trysull left a will proven in 1558.

Steven Gybbyns

Will of Stephen Gybbyns, 1558

The will lists:

William my sonne

Rychard my sonne

John my sonne

John Worwood my sonne in lawe

Elyzabeth Worwood daughter to John Worwood

Ales Worwood, doughter

The parish register for Trysull began in 1558, but the pages before 1572 are torn and difficult to read. The image below is from the torn part of the register shows an entry for:

September ij    Steven Gi

This is most likely the burial register for Stephen Gibbons on 2 September 1558 in Trysull.

Steven Gibbons 1558

Since there were no other Gibbons family in the early records, Steven (born circa 1560) is likely the grandchild of Stephen Gybbyns, and the son of William, Rychard, or John. Steven may not have been born before his grandfather's will was written, as he is not named in the will of 1558. John Gibbins is shown in the burial register in 1590, along with his wife Jonne, who was buried in 1585. No baptismal records are found for the children of William, Rychard or John in the Trysull parish register. Rychard and William are not found in burials in the Trysull parish register which shows burials from 1570 on. John would seem to be the most likely father for Stephen (1560).

Stephen and Elizabeth must have been born in about 1490. Stephen was the son of John and Alice Gibbons of Trysull, who were likely born in the mid-1400s..

Stephen and Elizabeth had the following children:

1. Agnes

*2. John; mentioned in father's will of 1558; married Jonne; buried 30 July 1585 in Trysull.

3. Alice, married John Worwood; mentioned in father's will of 1558.

4. Elizabeth

5. William; mentioned in father's will of 1558.

6. Richard; mentioned in father's will of 1558.

SOURCES: Will of Stephen Gybbyns, 1558; A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3.


John and Alice Gebyns were listed in A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford 1532-3 in Trysull.

Stephen Gebyns, Elizabeth, uxor eius, Agnes, John, Alice, Elizabeth, William, Richard, John, Alice, parentes.

They are listed as "parentes" or parents of Stephen Gebyns in Trysull. They may be living with Stephen and his family, or they may be his deceased parents. They are not listed as a separate household. Stephen was born in about 1475, so John and Alice were born in about 1450 of Trysull.

John and Alice had the following child:

*1. Stephen, born in about 1475 of Trysull; married Elizabeth; died in about 1558 in Trysull; left a will written 17 September 1558, proven 24 January 1558/9.

SOURCES: A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford 1532-3.

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