Thomas Gibson (priest)

Thomas Brownell Gibson (17 March 1847 - 19 January 1927)[1] was Dean of Ferns from 1908 until 1926.[2]

Gibson born in County Meath and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, qualifying with a BA in 1877 and MA in 1880 and ordained a deacon in 1876 and priest in 1877 (both in Cork) .[3] After curacies in St. Mary's Dunmanway Co Cork (Fanlobbus), and Dublin he became the Chaplain at The King's Hospital (1878-1896). He was then the Rector at Ferns, County Wexford from 1896 until 1925.[4] he held the posts of Canon of Taghmon[5] and Canon of Kilrain.

He was married to Annie Martin Gibson(from County Down) eighteen years his junior and had three daughters born in Dublin.


  1. ^ ‘GIBSON, Very Rev. Thomas B.’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 28 Aug 2014
  2. ^ Patrick Comerford
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1908 p548: London, Horace Cox, 1908
  4. ^ flickr
  5. ^ Clergy Taghmon
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