Edward Gibson was son of John Gibson late Citizen and Carpenter of London. He was apprenticed to Thomas Tyso Citizen and Haberdasher of that company on 2nd November 1683. He was made a Freeman of the Haberdashers, 14th November 1690. His hallmark was entered as largeworker, undated, probably April 1697 on commencement of the register. His address is recorded as Bishopsgate Street. 'Free Haberdasher'. Heal records him as a plateworker, near Half Moon Alley, Bishopsgate Without, 1691-1713; and Bishopsgate Street, 1697-1721; also Mrs. Gibson, silversmith, Bishopsgate Street, 1755, perhaps a widowed daughter-in-law.