Name: Robert GUMBLETON  N0770 
Born: ca. 1770   
Baptised: 11 Mar 1770  West Grimstead, Wiltshire, England
Parents: Thomas GUMBLETON Mary PERRYER
Occupation:Gardener. Labourer   
Spouse 1Elizabeth FLETCHER
Not married
Child 1 N9792 Caroline FLETCHER Oct 1792
Spouse 2Martha LUCAS
Not married
Child 1 N9794 Charlotte LUCAS 1794
Robert Gumbleton was a son of Thomas Gumbleton and his wife Mary, nee Perryer. He was baptised at West Grimstead, Wiltshire on 11 Mar 1770.

He is named as the father in two bastardy examinations of two different women, that took place in 1792 and 1794. In the first he is described as a gardener and the second a labourer.

His baptism date would fit very well with his being the Robert Gumbleton who died, aged 50, in 1820 (see the person numbered [N0004]). However, the bastardy examinations do appear to relate to the present Robert Gumbleton and for them to be the same person, he would have had to go from being a labourer and gardener, fathering illegitimate children around West Grimstead to being a shopman in Sherborne, with the skills to run a substantial grocery shop, in a period of about a year, as well as becoming eligible to marry the daughter of a prosperous shopkeeper. This seems improbable.

The mothers of his two children are shown as 'spouses' above, because this is the only relationship that the software currently supports.

A more plausible theory would be that he was the Robert Gumbleton [M07770] who died aged 59 in 1830, in Marylebone, London. 

11 Mar 1770 Baptism of Robert GUMBLETON West Grimstead, Wiltshire, England Baptisms index
6 Nov 1792 Bastardy examination of Elizabeth Fletcher West Grimstead, Wilts View details
21 Jan 1794 Bastardy examination of Martha Lucas West Grimstead, Wilts View details

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