Name: Richard GUMBLETON  O0001 
Born: 20 Oct 1801  Ilchester, Somerset, England
Baptised: 1 Jun 1802  Ilchester, Somerset, England
Parents: Robert GUMBLETON Ann ENSOR
Died:3 Mar 1882 Hammersmith, Middlesex, England
Spouse 1Mary BISHOP
Married 25 Oct 1840
St Marylebone, Middlesex, England
(Died 1878 Fulham RD, Middlesex, England)
Richard Gumbleton, a son of Robert GUMBLETON and Ann (nee Ensor), was born on 20 Oct 1801 and baptised in Ilchester, Somerset, on 1 Jun 1802.

In late 1805 or early 1806, the family moved to Deal, Kent. Richard himself must have been apprenticed as a grocer (like his father) and next turns up, at about the age of 25, in the London PO Directories of 1826-28, as 'Richard Gumbleton, 128 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Grocer'. Presumably, he was by this stage running his own business.

On 25 Oct 1840, he was married in Marylebone, Middlesex, to Mary Evans. She was a widow, the daughter of Francis BISHOP (a grocer) and his wife Rebecca (nee TEES). In the following year, Richard and Mary are recorded in the 1841 census at Grosvenor Row, Pimlico, where he was a grocer.

Ten years later, in the next census, he was still there, with his 14-year-old nephew, also Richard GUMBLETON, working for him.

In 1854, as a witness at the marriage of his sister, Mary, he gives his address as High Street, Hampstead, and he is listed as a grocer at that address in an 1855 P.O. directory. He was still there in 1859, when a housemaid, seeking a new position, used Gumbleton's grocers, Heath street, as a postal address in the classified advertisement placed in The Times. He appears in teh 1858 electoral roll, as an occupier of a house in High-street, Hampstead.

Two years later, in the 1861 census, he had moved to Old Dorset Place, Clapham Road, Surrey. Classified advertisements in The Times, in 1863, 1866, and 1867 give Gumbleton's post-office, Clapham-road, as their postal address.[8] In the case of Thomas Hawkins at the Old Bailey, in 1869, Richard GUMBLETON was a witness, stating that he kept 'the Post Office receiving house, 12, Old Dorset Place, Clapham Road'.

On Thursday 25th October 1866, Richard Gumbleton placed an advertisement in The Times, offering a ten shilling reward for a gold brooch, lost between Albert Square, Clapham, and the Brixton railway station.

By 1871, Richard, now nearing 70, had retired, and was living at 2 Grove Place Hammersmith with his two unmarried sisters, Elizabeth and Maria.

Mary, his wife, died in 1878. By 1880, Richard and his two sisters had moved to 401 Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith. He died there, aged 80, in 1882. His will was proved 5 Apr 1882: the beneficiaries were his sisters, Elizabeth and Maria, his neice, Lydia COLMER (nee Gumbleton) and her family.  

1 Jun 1802 Baptism of Richard GUMBLETON Ilchester, Somerset, England Baptisms index
1826 - 1828 London 1826-28 directories London View details
1826 Land Tax: Brick lane, Bethnal Green, 1826 Bethnal Green View details
25 Oct 1840 Marriage certificate of Richard GUMBLETON and Mary EVANS St Marylebone, Middlesex Marriage certificate
1840 Dec Qr Marriage registration of Richard Gumbleton Marylebone RD, Middlesex, England Civil marriage registers
6 Jun 1841 Richard GUMBLETON (age 38) living in 44 Grosvenor Row, Pimlico, Middlesex in 1841 census Pimlico, Middlesex, England 1841 census
1842 - 1850 London 1842-50 directories London View details
17 Aug 1842 Richard GUMBLETON referenced in Death notice of Robert William Gumbleton, 1842 Co Cork, Ireland View details
1845-52 Land Tax Assessment, Grosvenor Row, Westminster 1845-52 Westminster, Middlesex View details
1847 Richard GUMBLETON living at Grosvenor Row St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England Electoral rolls
1848 London 1848 directory Pimlico, Middlesex View details
1850 Richard GUMBLETON living at Grosvenor Row St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England Electoral rolls
30 Jul 1850 Richard GUMBLETON referenced in Inscription for Margaret Jane Homfray (nee Gumbleton) Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland View details
1851 Richard GUMBLETON living at Grosvenor Row St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England Electoral rolls
30 Mar 1851 Richard GUMBLETON (age 49) living in 44 Grosvenor Row Pimlico in 1851 census Pimlico, Middlesex, England 1851 census
1851-2 Westminster Poll Book, 1851-2 Westminster, Middlesex View details
1852 - 1853 London 1852-3 directories London View details
1852 - 1853 Richard GUMBLETON referenced in London 1852-3 directories London View details
24 Aug 1854 Named as a witness in marriage certificate of William THOROGOOD and Mary Gumbleton St Pancras, Middlesex Marriage certificate
1855 London 1855 directory London View details
1855 Richard GUMBLETON referenced in London 1855 directory London View details
1 May 1855 The Times, 1855: Gumbleton's Grocers Hampstead View details
1858 Richard GUMBLETON living at High Street Hampstead, Middlesex, England Electoral rolls
29 Jul 1859 The Times, 1859: Gumbleton's Grocers Hampstead View details
1859-60 Hampstead Poll Book Hampstead, Middlesex View details
26 May 1860 Sale of Grocer's shop in Hampstead Hampstead View details
7 Apr 1861 Richard Gumbleton (age 58) living in 12, Dorset Place in 1861 census Clapham, Surrey, England 1861 census
14 Aug 1861 The Times, 1861: Gumbleton's Post Office Clapham View details
27 Jan 1863 The Times, 1863: Gumbleton's Post Office Clapham View details
1864 Richard Gumbleton living at Old Dorset Place Lambeth, Surrey, England Electoral rolls
25 Oct 1866 The Times, 1886: R Gumbleton, Grocer Clapham View details
5 Jan 1869 The Times 1869, Gumbleton's Post Office Clapham View details
2 Apr 1871 Richard Gumbleton (age 68) living in 2 Grove Place, Hammersmith in 1871 census Hammersmith, Middlesex, England 1871 census
1873 Richard GUMBLETON living at 2 Grove Place Hammersmith, Middlesex, England Electoral rolls
1875 Richard GUMBLETON living at 401 Goldhawk Road Hammersmith, Middlesex, England Electoral rolls
1880 London 1880 directory London View details
3 Apr 1881 Richard GUMBLETON (age 79) living in 401 Goldhawk Rd, Hammersmith in 1881 census Hammersmith, Middlesex, England 1881 census
1882 Mar Qr Death registration of Richard GUMBLETON Fulham RD, Middlesex, England Civil registration death registers
3 Mar 1882 Will of Richard Gumbleton Hammersmith, London View details
27 Feb 1951 Richard GUMBLETON referenced in Letter re Gumbleton family Birchington, Kent View details

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