John GOMBLETON


Name: John GOMBLETON  I0646 
Born: 1646   
Baptised: 10 Jun 1646  Salisbury St Martin, Wiltshire, England
Parents: John GUMBLETON Mary UNKNOWN
Buried: 14 Nov 1703  St Saviour, Surrey, England
Occupation:   
Spouse 1Susanna UNKNOWN
Child 1 J0674 John GUMBLETON ca. 1674
Child 2 J0576 Thomas GUMBLETON ca. 1676
Child 3 J0677 Obadiah Benjamin GUMBLETON ca. 1677
Spouse 2Elizabeth GARRETT
Married 13 Apr 1702
St Peter, Cornhill, Middlesex, England
John Gumbleton (or Gombleton) was a son of John Gumbleton, innkeeper of Salisbury, Wiltshire, and his wife Mary, nee Lyme. He was baptised on 10 Jun 1646 at Salisbury, St Martin. In 1671, he was a beneficiary of the will of his father, John, who left him £40 and “one silver beaker marked with the character of the sun”. The money was to be paid when he reached the age of 25.

He must have married a wife Susanna, but the marriage records have not been found. They had three children between 1674 and 1677. Susanna Gumbleton was buried in Salisbury, St Thomas, in 1681. In 1702, he was married, by licence, to his second wife, Elizabeth Garrett (a widow), at St Peter, Cornhill, London. No children have been found for that marriage.

John Gumbleton died in 1703 and was buried at St Saviour’s, South London. The burial describes him as “Captain John Gumbleton”, suggesting that he was probably a sea captain. His will, proved the same year, leaves money to his wife, children and step-children. The terms of the will led to an advertisement being placed in the London Gazette, to ascertain the whereabouts of John’s son, Obadiah, who had travelled overseas, some five years earlier. 

DateEventPlaceReference
10 Jun 1646 Baptism of John GOMBLETON Salisbury St Martin, Wiltshire, England Baptisms index
1671 John GOMBLETON referenced in Will of John Gumbleton of Salisbury Salisbury, Wilts View details
10 Apr 1702 Marriage licence, 1702 View details
13 Apr 1702 Marriage of John GUMBLETON and Elizabeth GARRETT St Peter, Cornhill, Middlesex, England Marriage index
29 Jan 1703 Will of John Gumbleton of Portsmouth Portsmouth View details
14 Nov 1703 Burial of Captain John GUMBLETON St Saviour, Surrey, England Burials index
27 Apr 1704 John GOMBLETON referenced in London Gazette: Obadiah Gumbleton, 1704 View details


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