1720–1785

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Born: May 31, 1720, Reak, Swaff­ham Pri­or, Cam­bridge­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Feb­ru­ary 22, 1785, in a cof­fee house at Hox­ton Square, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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Biography

Gibbons was ed­u­cat­ed by a Dr. Tay­lor at Dept­ford.

Ordained in 1742, he served as as­sist­ant to Rev­er­end Tho­mas Bures at the Sil­ver Street Cha­pel, Lon­don. In 1743, he suc­ceed­ed Ro­bert Wright as min­is­ter of the In­de­pen­dent Church at Hab­er­dash­ers’ Hall, where he stayed un­til his death.

In ad­di­tion to his min­is­ter­i­al of­fice, he be­came, in 1754, tu­tor of the Dis­sent­ing Acad­e­my at Mile End in Lon­don; and in 1759, Sun­day ev­en­ing lec­tur­er at Monk­well Street. In 1760, the College of New Jer­sey gave him an MA degree; in 1764, the Col­lege of Ab­er­deen award­ed him a Doc­tor of Di­vin­i­ty de­gree.

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