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Family of George WITHY and Margaret Ellen GIBSON

Husband: George WITHY (1886-1967)
Wife: Margaret Ellen GIBSON ( -1966)
Marriage 26 Sep 1936 Stockport, Cheshire

Husband: George WITHY


George WITHY, gw1_bs (3)

Name: George WITHY
Sex: Male
Father: Alfred WITHY (1849-1911)
Mother: Margaret Ann OLDFIELD (1851-1921)
Birth 10 Jan 1886 Durham, West Hartlepool
Occupation Naval architect
Death 1967 (age 80-81) Heswall nursing home

Wife: Margaret Ellen GIBSON

Name: Margaret Ellen GIBSON
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Occupation School Teacher (in Manchester)
Death 1966

Note on Husband: George WITHY

Born in 1886, in West Hartlepool. Apprenticed as a Ships' draughtsman, he first moved to Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness).


In 1901 census, was living at 151, Stockton Road, West Hartlepool, with his parents (Reference: RG13 piece 4642 folio 209 page 49

In 1911 census, was living as a "lodger" at 34 West View Road Barrow in Furness (Reference: RG14PN25677 RG78PN1473 RD482 SD1 ED27 SN187)


He moved to Birkenhead in 1915 (living at 11, Ashburton Road) to take charge of the building of the first submarine contract obtained for the Shipyard. For 35 years, he was the senior Naval architect on Admiralty construction at Cammell Laird & Co. (Shipbuilders and Engineers) Ltd., Birkenhead. He supervised all their Naval construction, including the battleships Rodney and Prince of Wales. The first Ark Royal, and many smaller vessels.


He was married 3 times. First to Sarah Alice Stankley (1916). She died in the 1918 flue epidemic. He then married her sister, Elizabeth Alma Stankley. Following her death in 1934 from 'a stomach problem', he married Margaret Ellen Gibson on 26/09/1936. (details from Jennifer Stankley)

Note on Wife: Margaret Ellen GIBSON

Third wife of George Withy