- Born: - Died: 1760
Deputy Surveyor General of Ireland, 1752-1760. Robert Gibson ran a surveying practice in Dublin and a mathematical school in Anglesea Street. He lectured on geography, and published a book on experimental philosophy. He was best known as the author of A Treatise of Practical Surveying (Dublin, 1739?). This once-popular work ran into several editions, though apparently no copies of the first edition are now known. He was the father of GEORGE GIBSON and the uncle of ROBERT LEWIS. WILLIAM GIBSON was probably another nephew. He died in December 1760.
All information in this entry is from J.H. Andrews, Plantation Acres (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1985),92, 93,101,154,162,228,232,236,262,273-5,299,300,306,313,317,328,349,431,433,435,438
|Gibson, Robert||A Treatise of practical surveying||1739 or 1752?||1739 or 1752?. (No copies known; several later editions issued.)|