IBBETSON, John Thomas

1789 - 1869

John Thomas Ibbetson, later Sir John Thomas Selwyn, 6th Bart (sometimes Selwin), Ibbetson was born in 1789, younger son of Sir James Ibbetson, 2nd Bart (c.1741-1795) and his wife Jane, daughter of John Caygill and his wife Jane Selwyn. He married at Nacton, Suffolk on 8 September 1825, Isabella, who died 24 September 1858, daughter of General John Leveson Gower and his wife Isabella Mary, second daughter of Philip Bowes-Broke (d. 1802), and had one son Sir Henry John Selwyn-Ibbetson (1826-1902), later 1st Lord Rookwood, who unsuccessfully contested Ipswich in the elections of 1857 and 1859. Ibbetson exhibited his drawings at the Royal Academy 1811-1812 and at Walter Fawkes's exhibition in 1817, in which year he toured Italy and Sicily. Under the terms of his motherís will, in 1825 John Thomas Ibbetson changed his name legally to John Thomas Selwin, and on the death of his nephew, the 5th baronet, on 6 July 1861 succeeded as 6th Baronet Ibbetson. He lived many years at Bosmere Hall, Creeting St Mary, Suffolk and painted watercolours of many views in the area, including many of his or of his relations properties. His sister Harriet of Henley Hall, near Ipswich, who died on 30 October 1843, aged 67, was buried in Henley Church, Suffolk. On inheriting the title he also became the owner of Down Hall, Hatfield Heath, Essex where, as Sir John Thomas Selwin, he died on 20 March 1869, aged 84, being succeeded by his son Sir Henry John Selwin Ibbetson.

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