|Lewis Taylor Gibb was born in Kensington, London in 1873. He was the second son of Robert Blakey Gibb and Ellen Walker Gibb (nee Taylor).
The 1881 census shows the family living at 11 Earls Court where Robert Gibb ran a drapery business employing two men and a woman. Robert Gibb now a widower had three sons Henry aged 10, Lewis aged 7, Arthur aged 5.
In 1891 Lewis Taylor Gibb now 17 years old is living as a boarder in the household of William Woodcock a draper's manager in Hampstead.
He is employed as a draper's assistant.
1902 Lewis Taylor Gibb marries Margaret Anne Robinson in Paddington. By 1905 they are living in 13 Church Street, Kensington.
The 1911 census shows Lewis and Margaret Gibb still living at 13 Church Street, Kensington. The household now includes their daughter Margery T Gibb aged 7 and son Hugh D Gibb age 0, along with two servants, Alice M Bye age 26 and Victoria A Woodward age 32.
Lewis Taylor Gibb's occupation is given as owner of general drapery establishment.
We now know that he purchased Holm Croft in W Mersea in 1914 but the family continued to reside in Kensington, probably at 13 Church Street until 1929 when they moved to West Mersea once the house constructed at Holm Croft was completed
Within a year of the family moving to West Mersea Lewis Taylor Gibb's wife Margaret died on 20th Dec 1930.
The 1939 register shows the occupants of Holm Croft as Lewis T Gibb, a widower and retired artist. Margery T Gibb, daughter, spinster and housekeeper. Hugh D Gibb, son, single and a bank clerk.
Also living with the family was an elderly woman Alice Robinson (probably a relation of Taylor Gibb's late wife)
Nancy P Meekings was a servant to the household.
Lewis T Gibb died 7th December 1945 at Holm Croft. Probate to Margery T Gibb, (still unmarried) and Hugh D Gibb.
Effects totalled £23,945 - 19s - 9d
Lewis Taylor Gibb was primarily a landscape artist whose work was frequently on show at the Royal Academy, the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Paris Salon.