1.William1Hibbs was born Abt. 1630 in Dean Forest, Gloucestershire, England, and died March 06, 1686 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.He married JoanneUnknown 1654 in Gloucester, England.She died Unknown. Notes for William Hibbs: [Hibbs.FTW] !BIRTH/DEATH/MARRIAGE:"A Genealogy and History of The Jones, Campbell, Hibbs and Related Families, by Marsha Ponzar Combs, 1990 NOTE:probably had something to do with iron mining because Dean Forest was almost exclusively an iron mining district. NOTE:Sometime during the reign of Charles II (1649-1658) William joined the Society of Friends..., the Quakers.By 1674 William was a man of considerable wealth and influence in his community and he stopped attending his Parish services.Since he was quite open about his beliefs, William was fined regularly by the Crown.In January of 1686, William wrote his will.In Feb. of 1686 the men of King James II came in the night and arrested him.William was imprisoned and executed on Mar 6, 1686, along with his oldest son, Jonathan. !WILL:Williams will was dated Jan 1686 and probated in Gloucester, England. ============================================================================= TIMELINE 1660-------"At that time one Hopwell Fox, Priest of Lidney, was remarkable for the violence of his temper:When Stephen Hubbersty asked him before his Hearers, Whether he was a Minister of Christ? He answered, I scorn to tell such a Rogue as you are, and presently laid violent Hand on him, thrust him out of the Place, and threw him down to the Ground.At another time William Hibbs asking him the same Question, He came out of his Pulpit, and in a Rage laid hand on William, thrust him into a pool of Water and Dirt, and when he came out again, threw his Hat into the same, and with much Violence and Fury kickt him on the Belly, saying, that if he had his Rapier, he would run him through.His servants also ran a Pitchfork into William Hibbs Foot, so that he was not able to go, nor rise from the Ground without help.The same Priest and his Servants took William Hibbs, John Woodroof and William Grindall out of their Houses, and kept them in an Alehouse, till he sent for an Officer to carry them to prison: On this occasion Hibbs again asked him, Whether he was a Minister of Christ?He answered I am, and ran violently upon him and strove to pull him to the Ground:After this the Bayliffs carried them all three to Glocester Gaol, where they were put among Thieves and Malefactores:After this Joane Hibbs (probably the said William's Wife) testifying against the deceit and Wickedness of the said Hopwell Fox, he came with a Staff in his Hand to beat her but was prevented by one of his own Hearers."SUFFERINGS OF THE QUAKERS by Joseph Besse. Vol I, Glostershire, page 210 Jan 1660----"In this month a Constableand others came to the House of John Woodroof of Ailburton, and took them from the Meeting there, both Men, Women and children, keeping them two Days and two Nights; after which they carried them before two Justices of the Peace, who dismissed the Women and Children, but used the Men hardly, one of the Justices striking William Hibbs on the Head, and the other bidding the Constable set him in the Stock all Night.On the Morrow they were conducted to the Sessions at Gloster, and thence for refusing the Oat, were committed.Their names were (15 given including William Hibbs and William Howell.)SUFFERINGS OF THE QUAKERS, by Joseph Besse VOL I, PAGE 211 Imprisonment of many from Ailburton Meeting. 1671--------In this and the foregoing year were taken by Distress, upon the Conventicle Act, Cattle and Goods in Value as follows:........"Several others had their Goods taken by Distress for Meeting about this Time, viz.......Also the following Persons in Dean Forest had their Goods taken by Warrant from Justice Morgan, viz....William Hibbs, John Hibbs, William Howell,.....SUFFERINGS OF THE QUAKERS VOLI, PAGE 218 by Joseph Besse Notes for Joanne Unknown: [Hibbs.FTW] !BIRTH/DEATH/MARRIAGE:"A Genealogy and History of The Jones, Campbell, Hibbs and Related Families, by Marsha Ponzar Combs, 1990 More About William Hibbs and Joanne Unknown: Marriage: 1654, Gloucester, England Children of William Hibbs and Joanne Unknown are:
Jane2 Hibbs, born January 14, 1655 in Gloucester, England; died Unknown.
Notes for Jane Hibbs: [Hibbs.FTW] !BIRTH:"A Genealogy and History of The Jones, Campbell, Hibbs and Related Families, by Marsha Ponzar Combs, 1990