Robert GIBBON 1
The Gibbon family is thought to have owned land at the Hole in Rolvenden in the early 14th Century; by the 16th Century they were wealthy landowners and clothiers in this and nearby parishes. Robert Gibbon, who died in 1547, had two sons: John who inherited his clothmaking workhouse, and Jarvis (qv) of Benenden.
1 Local history, Pollard E (2010) The History of Benenden, Chapter 4. http://www.benenden.history.pollardweb.com/.
Local history, Pollard E (2011) The History of Benenden, Chapter 5. http://www.benenden.history.pollardweb.com/.