Richard Oswald Hibbert

Generation 6 i

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Richard 'Dick' Oswald Hibbert b.16 December 1914 d.14 October 1979. More information

Son (i) of Oswald Yates Hibbert and Violet Mary Watson Pike.

Married (1) [picture] Elisabeth Gilberte Innes Beckett, born 1924, daughter of H.H. Ronald Brymer Beckett and Nora Ford Anderson. The marriage was dissolved in 1958.

They had the following children:

F i Diana Gabrielle Margaret b.9 January 1945 d.3 August 2015
F iii Rosemary Sabrina Violet b.1950
M iii William 'Beau' Luke Murray b.1953
M iv John Richard Gavin b.1956

Married (2) Margaret Anwyl Evans. They had the following children:

M i Richard Yates b.1963. Married Evelyn Morley. They have two children,
Umit Alison b.1991 and
Aydin Daniel.
M ii Emily Jane b. 1965. Married 12 October 2002 Justice Mark Le Poer Trench b.1948. They had a son,
Harry b.2006
M iii Michael William Oswald b.1967 Married 14 May 1994 Jane Alison Rotsey. They have two children,

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Richard Hibbert rowed for Shrewsbury and St. John's College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a double first degree. He served in the Indian Civil Service (ICS), as deputy Commissioner in Dera Ghazi Khan (Punjab, Pakistan), then as Assistant Commissioner at Amritsar (Punjab, India), and then in Dharamsala (now in Himachal Pradesh, India). At Dharamsala his residence was the house now inhabited by the Dalai Lama in McLeod Ganj. After leaving the ICS in 1947, he undertook legal training, later winning the McCrell prize for Best Practising Solicitor. He lived in Fenstanton, Cambridge, and then in Hertfordshire, while working for London Solicitors.

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Richard and Elisabeth Hibbert on their wedding day

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Notes on sources

Anderson family tree

Information is largely taken from the book 'The Andersons of Peterhead'. This was based on the records made by John Anderson 1825/1903 [VIII 32], known as 'China John'. This was brought up to date in 1936 by Cecil Ford Anderson [X 17] and Agnes Donald Ferguson [CS 45 X b]. Many photographs were taken and compiled in an album by Olive Edis (daughter of Mary Murray, daughter of Andrew Murray (2) of Aberdeen). Corrections to both Janet Innes Anderson's and Alexander Murray's death dates from Robert Murray Watt and Iain Forrest.

Forrest family tree

Iain Forrest kindly supplied material to update the Forrest family (progeny of William Forrest) details.

Hibbert family tree

The information is largely taken from a tree compiled by F.B. (she knows who she is!) with extra material found by the author.

Murray family tree

The 'Genealogical Table showing various branches of the Murray family', from which this information was taken, was prepared by Alexander Murray of Blackhouse, extended by Andrew Murray - advocate - Aberdeen circa 1880 and further extended by Arthur Murray Watt 1972. The generational notation is the author's.

Pike family tree

Information from family sources as well as 'Burke's Landed Gentry' 1875

Stevenson family tree and many Stevenson and Anderson photos

Deepest thanks for some fantastic pictures and for writing the wonderful book 'Jobs for the Boys' to Hew Stevenson, which you can see on

And the rest

Thanks also to all who have written in with information, advice, help and, most importantly, corrections.

© John Hibbert 2001-2013

28 February, 2021