Word Origin for gubbins
Examples from the Web for gubbins
But let it not be supposed that all Mrs. Flanagan's guests were of the Gubbins and Riley stamp.Handy Andy, Volume One|Samuel Lover
The same thing is noted of the Dartmoor gubbins of the sixteenth century: "Such their fleetness, they will outrun many horses."
We also saw the place where the rebels twice assembled in thousands crying “Give us Gubbins Sahib and we will go away.”Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life|Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
Is it not possible—nay, is it not extremely probable, that Gubbins was the actual thief?
A similar race to these "fairies" of Merionethshire seems to be suggested by the "gubbings" or "gubbins" of Dartmoor.