John GUMBLETON


Name: John GUMBLETON  O0049 
Born: 1829  Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
Parents: Robert GUMBLETON Frances CAPEL
Died:22 Jul 1912 Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
Buried: 26 Jul 1912  Shaftesbury St James, Dorset, England
Occupation:Mason's labourer and gardener   
Spouse 1Mary GRAY
Married 29 Jan 1856
Shaftesbury RD, Dorset, England
(Died 14 Feb 1907 Shaftesbury, Dorset, England)
Child 1 P0086 John Thomas GUMBLETON 1856
Child 2 P0089 Edward/Edwin Charles GUMBLETON 1858
Child 3 P0094 Edward GUMBLETON 1860
Child 4 Q0005 John James GUMBLETON 1862
Child 5 Q0015 Fanny GUMBLETON 1865
Child 6 Q0022 Elizabeth GUMBLETON 1868
Child 7 Q0028 Mary Jane GUMBLETON 1870
Child 8 Q0040 Rosa GUMBLETON 1872
Child 9 Q0054 George GUMBLETON 1875
Child 10 Q0057 Charles GUMBLETON 1876
Child 11 Q0074 Fred GUMBLETON 1880
John Gumbleton was a son of Robert Gumbleton of Shaftesbury, Dorset, and his wife Frances, nee Capel. He was born in Shaftesbury in 1829.

In 1841, the family were living in the Poor Houses, St James Street, Shaftesbury. John’s father was an agricultural labourer. In 1851, he was still living at home with his parents, now in Olive Yard, Shaftesbury, and his father, aged 65, was now a pauper.

In 1856, John married Mary Gray in Shaftesbury. They went on to have eleven children.

In the 1861 census, John and Mary were living in St James Street, Shaftesbury, in the household of Mary’s widowed sister, who was a glover. Mary herself was working as a glover and John as an agricultural labourer.

By 1871 they had their own house in St James Street, and by this stage, had six children living at home. John was working as a mason’s labourer. The 1881 census gives there address as 61 St James St and, by then, they shared the house with ten children.

In 1900, their son, Fred, now living in Portsmouth, was summoned to the Petty Sessions by the Shaftesbury Board of Guardians for not supporting his father. Fred had been called upon by the Board to pay 1s a week towards his father's support and it was noted that one other son contributed to the father's support, but two others were not in a position to do so.

In the 1901 census, John and Mary were living at 92 St James St, Shaftesbury. He was aged 71 but still described as a labourer and gardener.

In 1907, Mary died and was buried at Shaftesbury.

By 1911, John’s son Charles was head of the household at 92 St James St. John was still living with him, aged 78.

John died in 1912 and was buried at St James’ Church. 

DateEventPlaceReference
6 Jun 1841 John GUMBLETON (age 9) living in Poor Houses, St James St, Shaftesbury, Dorset in 1841 census Shaftesbury, Dorset, England 1841 census
30 Mar 1851 John GUMBLETON (age 19) living in Olive Yard, Shaftesbury in 1851 census Shaftesbury, Dorset, England 1851 census
1856 Mar Qr Marriage registration of John Gumbleton Shaftesbury RD, Dorset, England Civil marriage registers
29 Jan 1856 Marriage of John GUMBLETON and Mary GRAY Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Marriage index
7 Apr 1861 John GUMBLETON (age 30) living in St James St, Shaftesbury in 1861 census Shaftesbury St James, Dorset, England 1861 census
2 Apr 1871 John GUMBLETON (age 39) living in St James St, Shaftesbury, Dorset in 1871 census Shaftesbury, Dorset, England 1871 census
3 Apr 1881 John GUMBLETON (age 52) living in 61 St James St, Shaftesbury in 1881 census Shaftesbury, Dorset, England 1881 census
22 Oct 1881 Named as father in marriage certificate of John James GUMBLETON and Eliza Jane HOPKINS Shaftesbury, Holy Trinity Marriage certificate
3 Jul 1883 Named as father in marriage certificate of Albert George STAINER and Fanny GUMBLETON Cann Marriage certificate
27 Nov 1887 Named as father in marriage certificate of Thomas John GRAY and Elizabeth GUMBLETON St James, Shaftesbury Marriage certificate
5 Apr 1891 John Gumbleton (age 60) living in St James St, Shaftesbury, Dorset in 1891 census Shaftesbury, Dorset, England 1891 census
1892 John (senior) Gumbleton living at Shaftesbury Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Electoral rolls
1894 John (senior) Gumbleton living at St james Street Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Electoral rolls
1895 John (senior) Gumbleton living at Shaftesbury Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Electoral rolls
1896 John (senior) Gumbleton living at St james Street Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Electoral rolls
1897 John (senior) Gumbleton living at Shaftesbury Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Electoral rolls
2 Mar 1900 John GUMBLETON referenced in Fred Gumbleton not supporting his father Portsmouth View details
31 Mar 1901 John Gumbleton (age 71) living in 92 St James St, Shaftesbury, Dorset in 1901 census Shaftesbury, Dorset, England 1901 census
2 Apr 1911 John Gumbleton (age 78) living in 92 St James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorsetshire in 1911 census Shaftesbury, Dorset, England 1911 census
1912 Sep Qr Death registration of John GUMBLETON Shaftesbury RD, Dorset, England Civil registration death registers
26 Jul 1912 Burial of John GUMBLETON Shaftesbury St James, Dorset, England Burials index


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