Henry GUMBLETON


Name: Henry GUMBLETON  P0029 
Born: 7 Mar 1842  Market Bosworth RD, Leicestershire, England
Baptised: 13 Apr 1842  Ibstock, Leicestershire, England
Parents: Josiah GUMBLETON Lydia REVELL
Died:29 Mar 1872 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Buried: 1 Apr 1872  Cambridge, Holy Trinity, Cambridgeshire, England
Occupation:Cordwainer   
Henry GUMBLETON, son of Josiah William Dornford GUMBLETON and Lydia Gumbleton, was born on 7 Mar 1842 at Ibstock, Leicestershire and baptised on 13 Apr 1842 at Ibstock.

In 1851 he was living with his parents at 4 Tiverton Street, Newington, Surrey.

In 1861, he was a lodger in Poplar (in the house of a shipwright) and was listed as a shoe salesman.

He set up in business with his brother, John Thomas GUMBLETON, and the 1869 directory for Cambridge has “Gumbleton Brothers, boot & shoe makers, Cambridge”.

On 1 Jan 1870, the Cambridge Independent newspaper printed a notice for J & H Gumbleton's shop, Cambridge. There were several rather fanciful advertisements for the shop in various local publications, for example extolling the virtues of Gumbletons' in doggerel verse. It is tempting to think of Henry as the "marketing man" who was responsible for these, while his brother John made the boots, but there is no real evidence to support this, other than that John never adopted the same advertising after his brother's death.

In the 1871 census Henry GUMBLETON was living in 4 Market St, Cambs, with his married brother.

On 29 Mar 1872 he was drowned, aged 30, in a boating accident at at Bottisham Locks, Waterbeach, Cambridge. An inquest was held and the jury returned a verdict of 'accidental drowning'.

He was buried in 1 Apr 1872 at Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge. In this era, Holy Trinity burials took place at Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge. His gravestone still survives but is broken. 

DateEventPlaceReference
1842 Mar Qr Birth registration of Henry GUMBLETON Market Bosworth RD, Leicestershire, England Civil registration birth registers
12 Mar 1842 Birth certificate of Henry Gumbleton Market Bosworth RD, Leicestershire, England Birth certificate
13 Apr 1842 Baptism of Henry GUMBLETON Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Baptisms index
30 Mar 1851 Henry GUMBLETON (age 8) living in 4 Tiverton Street, Newington in 1851 census Newington, Surrey, England 1851 census
7 Apr 1861 Henry Gumbleton (age 19) living in Brunswick Place, Poplar, Middlesex in 1861 census Poplar, Middlesex, England 1861 census
1869 Henry GUMBLETON referenced in Cambridge 1869 directory Cambridge View details
1 Jan 1870 Henry GUMBLETON referenced in Christmas notice for J&H Gumbleton, 1869 Cambridge View details
21 Mar 1871 Named as a witness in marriage certificate of John Thomas GUMBLETON and Martha Simons Toft, Cambridge Marriage certificate
2 Apr 1871 Henry GUMBLETON (age 28) living in 4 Market St, Cambridge in 1871 census Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England 1871 census
1872 Jun Qr Death registration of Henry GUMBLETON Chesterton RD, Cambridgeshire, England Civil registration death registers
29 Mar 1872 Grave of Henry Gumbleton Cambridge View details
29 Mar 1872 Death certificate of Henry Gumbleton Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England Death certificate
1 Apr 1872 Burial of Henry GUMBLETON Cambridge, Holy Trinity, Cambridgeshire, England Burials index
2 Apr 1872 Death of Henry Gumbleton, 1872 Cambridge View details
6 Apr 1872 Inquest into death of Henry Gumbleton, 1872 Cambridge View details
13 Apr 1872 Death Notice of Henry Gumbleton, 1872 Cambridge View details
4 May 1872 Henry GUMBLETON referenced in Sale of Gumbleton Brothers' stock Cambridge View details


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