Gibbs Crawfurd Antrobus  was a British diplomat and politician.(17 June 1793 – 21 May 1861)
Gibbs Crawfurd Antrobus
|Born||17 June 1793|
|Died||21 May 1861|
|Occupation||Diplomat and politician|
The brother of Sir Edmund Antrobus, 2nd Baronet, Antrobus's wealthy family were long-established in Congleton, Cheshire. His mother died giving birth to him, and his father died later of a riding accident, having been in a coma since before his son's birth. He was educated at Eton, at St Johns College, Cambridge, and then at Lincoln's Inn. He married firstly, on 25 June 1827, Jane Trotter (who died on 24 November 1829), daughter of Sir Coutts Trotter, 1st baronet, of Westerville, Lincolnshire, and secondly, on 12 January 1832, Charlotte Crofton, daughter of Sir Edward Crofton, 3rd baronet, of Mote, County Roscommon.
In 1816 he joined the diplomatic service, serving in the United States until 1821.
In the 1826 election he was returned for the rotten borough of Plympton Erle, as a paying guest of the Treby family who controlled the borough. He held the seat until the 1832 general election, when the borough was disenfranchised under the Reform Act.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)
- Burke's Peerage 2003, page 117
- Casey, Martin (2009). D.R. Fisher (ed.). "ANTROBUS, Gibbs Crawfurd (1793-1861), of Eaton Hall, nr. Congleton, Cheshire and 11 Grosvenor Square, Mdx". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- "No. 19134". The London Gazette. 7 March 1834. p. 403.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Gibbs Antrobus (Aldborough)
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Gibbs Antrobus (Plympton Erle)
- Portraits of Gibbs Antrobus at the National Portrait Gallery, London
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Aldborough
With: Henry Fynes
Clinton James Fynes Clinton
Sir Alexander Cray Grant, Bt
William Gill Paxton
John Henry North
| Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle
With: George Edgcumbe to December 1826
Sir Charles Wetherell 1826–1830
Viscount Valletort August–December 1830
Sir Compton Domvile, Bt from December 1830