George Gipps (1791-1847)

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George Gipps was born 1791 in Ringwould, Kent, England, United Kingdom to George Gipps (1760-1802) and Susannah Bonnell Vense (-1823) and died 28 February 1847 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom of myocardial infarction. He married Elizabeth Ramsay (-1874) 1830 .

Sir George Gipps (1791 – 28 February 1847) was Governor of the colony of New South Wales, Australia, for eight years, between 1838 and 1846. His governorship was during a period of great change for New South Wales and Australia, as well as for New Zealand, which was administered as part of New South Wales for much of this period. Settlers at the time were not happy with his move towards responsible government, although contemporaries at the Colonial Office found him to be an able administrator.


Offspring of George Gipps and Elizabeth Ramsay (-1874)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Reginald Ramsay Gipps (1831-1908)

Sources and notes

‡ General
† Baptism
  • "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 January 2015), George Gipps, 01 Feb 1791; citing Ringwould, Kent, England, reference it 5; FHL microfilm 1,752,061.

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