Josiah William Dornford GUMBLETON
|Name:||Josiah William Dornford GUMBLETON||O0022|
|Born:||27 May 1809||Deal, St Leonard, Kent, England|
|Baptised:||21 Jun 1809||Deal, St Leonard, Kent, England|
|Parents:||Robert GUMBLETON||Ann ENSOR|
|Died:||7 Aug 1870||Port of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Spouse 1||Lydia REVELL
Married 6 Sep 1832
Ibstock, Leicestershire, England
(Died 1 Jan 1863 Hackney RD, Middlesex, England)
|Spouse 2||Lydia STEELE nee REVELL
Married 26 Oct 1864
Westminster, Middlesex, England
|Josiah GUMBLETON, a son of Robert GUMBLETON and Ann (nee Ensor), was born on 27th May 1809 and baptised on 21 Jun of the same year, at Deal, St Leonard's church. At the time his father Robert was a grocer in Deal.
Josiah became a cordwainer and merchant, first in London and, later, in Trinidad. He was married twice and had 10 children by his first wife. He died on 7 Aug 1870, in Trinidad.
Early working lifeLittle is known of his early life. His father, Robert, a grocer in Deal, died in 1820, when Josiah was 11 years old, but Robert may not have been resident in Deal for a few years before that. Josiah must have been brought up in Deal by his mother, then apprenticed as a cordwainer. The first record we have of him, after his baptism, is in London, when he appeared as a witness at the Old Bailey on 28 Oct 1830. By this stage, he had set up a shoe shop at 20, Cleveland Street, London and it was from this shop that three pairs of shoes had been stolen on 22 Oct 1830.
On 31 Aug 1831, Josiah Gumbleton of 20 Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, boot and shoe maker took out a policy with the Sun Fire Office. Another case of a theft of shoes from Josiah at this address took place in December 1833.
MarriageHe was married, on 6 Sep 1832, to Lydia REVELL, in Ibstock, Leicestershire. The visit to Ibstock may have been simply for the marriage: certainly, Josiah is described as 'of the parish of Mary-le-Bone' and he appears in a London directory of 1833 as a bootmaker, still living in Cleveland Street. In 1834, he took out a fire insurance policy for premises at 79 Tottenham Court Road. A newspaper account describes a case in which a supplier was badly treated by him in 1834. It suggests that he had recently moved to larger premises (ie his shop in Tottenham Court Road). In 1835, a case was heard at the Old Bailey regarding a further theft from his shop (though no address is noted).
In 1839, he was a cordwainer, living at Staverton Row, Walworth, as recorded at the baptism of his daughter, Mary Ann.
In the 1841 census he is to be found in East Lane, Walworth, with his wife and four of his children: Lydia, Richard, John and Mary Anne.
In 1846, he was a shoemaker at 24, St. Martins Court, Long Acre, London.
In 1847, he had a shoe shop in Grosvenor Row, Pimlico, in which there was a fire that destroyed all his stock. A newspaper account mentions that he was insured.
Five years later, in the 1851 census, the family (now with six children) are at 4, Tiverton Street, Newington. By 1861 they had moved to High Street, Farnham, Surrey.
Lydia, his wife, died of acute bronchitis on 1 Jan 1863, at which time they were living at 1, Alma Cottages South, Roseberry Place, Dalston, Middlesex. She was buried in Abney Park Cemetery. In February that year, Josiah was a witness at his daughter Mary Anne's marriage to Samuel MECHAM in Camberwell.
ChildrenJosiah and Lydia had the following children:
Second marriage and later yearsJosiah remarried on 26 Oct 1864. Surprisingly, his second wife was named Lydia Steele, nee REVELL, a widow aged 44. They were married at St John's, Westminster and Josiah's residence was given as 7, Sloane Street, Chelsea. Although this was in a fashionable district, an examination of the 1861 census (before Josiah was there) shows that 7 Sloane Street was divided into 4 separate dwellings.
According to the wedding announcements in The Times, and Morning Post, Lydia was of Trinidad, and it is believed that she owned a haberdashers and milliners business there, and that Josiah and his new wife travelled to Port of Spain, Trinidad to run that business. In 1869, Josiah was declared bankrupt and the notice in the London Gazette describes his business as a 'Milliner and Haberdasher, and Dealing in the purchase and sale of Dry Goods generally, under the name, firm or style of Gumbleton late Steele, from before the 1st day of October, 1867, up to the 15th day of January, 1869'.
His son, Josiah and daughters Harriet and Elizabeth were married in Port of Spain between 1867 and 1872. Josiah himself died there on 7 Aug 1870: his death was announced in the Cambridge Independent Press in September 1870.
|21 Jun 1809||Baptism of Josiah William GUMBLETON||Deal, St Leonard, Kent, England||Baptisms index|
|28 Oct 1830||THOMAS CRAMP, theft: simple grand larceny, 28 Oct 1830||London||View details|
|31 Aug 1831||Josiah Gumbleton: Sun Fire Insurance policy||London||View details|
|6 Sep 1832||Marriage of Josiah GUMBLETON and Lydia REVELL||Ibstock, Leicestershire, England||Marriage index|
|1833 - 1834||London 1833 dirctory||London||View details|
|20 Dec 1833||Case of George House and William Asgill||London||View details|
|17 May 1834||The Poor Man's Guardian (London), 1834||London||View details|
|28 May 1834||Josiah Gumbleton: Sun Fire Insurance policy||London||View details|
|2 Mar 1835||RICHARD HENDON: Theft; stealing from master||London||View details|
|6 Jun 1841||Joseph GUMBLETON (age 32) living in East Lane, Walworth in 1841 census||Walworth, Surrey, England||1841 census|
|12 Mar 1842||Named as father in birth certificate of Henry Gumbleton||Market Bosworth RD, Leicestershire, England||Birth certificate|
|3 Apr 1847||Northern Star and National Trades Journal: Fire at Gumbleton's shop, 1847||London||View details|
|21 Feb 1851||Named as father in birth certificate of Harriet Gumbleton||Newington, Surrey, England||Birth certificate|
|30 Mar 1851||Josiah GUMBLETON (age 42) living in 4 Tiverton Street, Newington in 1851 census||Newington, Surrey, England||1851 census|
|1853-56||Land Tax Assessment, East St, Walworth, 1853-56||Walworth, Surrey||View details|
|7 Apr 1861||Joseph Gumbleton (age 51) living in High St, Farnham in 1861 census||Farnham, Surrey, England||1861 census|
|1 Jan 1863||Named in death certificate of Lydia Gumbleton||Hackney, Middlesex, England||Death certificate|
|1 Feb 1863||Named as father in marriage certificate of Samuel Mecham and Mary Anne Gumbleton||Camberwell||Marriage certificate|
|1 Feb 1863||Named as a witness in marriage certificate of Samuel Mecham and Mary Anne Gumbleton||Camberwell||Marriage certificate|
|10 Mar 1863||Named as father in marriage certificate of James Colmer and Lydia Gumbleton||Hampstead||Marriage certificate|
|26 Oct 1864||The Times, 1864:Marriage of J W D Gumbleton||London||View details|
|26 Oct 1864||Marriage certificate of Josiah William Dornford Gumbleton and Lydia Steele||St John, Westminster, Middlesex||Marriage certificate|
|1864 Dec Qr||Marriage registration of Josiah W D Gumbleton||Westminster RD, Middlesex, England||Civil marriage registers|
|7 May 1867||Josiah William Dornford GUMBLETON referenced in Marriage of Elizabeth Gumbleton, 1867||Port of Spain, Trinidad||View details|
|14 Apr 1868||Named as father in marriage certificate of Richard Gumbleton and Elizabeth Bowditch||Lambeth, Surrey||Marriage certificate|
|25 Jan 1870||London Gazette: J W D Gumbleton bankruptcy||Trinidad||View details|
|17 Sep 1870||Death notice of Josiah Gumbleton||Port of Spain, Trinidad||View details|
|21 Mar 1871||Named as father in marriage certificate of John Thomas GUMBLETON and Martha Simons||Toft, Cambridge||Marriage certificate|
|27 Feb 1951||Josiah William Dornford GUMBLETON referenced in Letter re Gumbleton family||Birchington, Kent||View details|
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