John James GUMBLETON


Name: John James GUMBLETON  P0049 
Born: 7 May 1845  St George in the East RD, Middlesex, England
Parents: John GUMBLETON Eliza DUNFORD
Died:1914 Dartford RD, Kent, England
Buried: 29 Dec 1914  Erith, Kent, England
Occupation:Sailor/caretaker   
Spouse 1Elizabeth Emma GOODSALL
Married 1885
Mile End RD, Middlesex, England
(Died 1906 St Olave RD, Surrey, England)
Child 1 Q0109 Lizzie Agnes GUMBLETON 1887
Child 2 Q0120 Jessie Winifred GUMBLETON 1889
Child 3 Q0130 Ada Violet GUMBLETON 1890
John James Gumbleton was born on 7 May 1845 in St George in the East, London. He was a son of John Gumbleton ( a corn dealer and warehouseman) and his wife Eliza (nee Dunford).

In 1851, they were living at 29 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, where John (senior) was a corn dealer. The family were still living in Shoreditch in 1861 and the father was by then a "Rush mat maker".

On 7 May 1863, John James volunteered for service in the Royal Navy. The period of his service is not known, but in the 1871 census he was listed as an able seaman on board a ship (unnamed), docked in Hampshire. He has not been found in the 1881 census but may have been overseas with the RN.

On 26 Jul 1885 he married Elizabeth Emma GOODSALL. He was described as a sailor and his address was given as Dilsher[?] Grove, Southwark Park Rd, Bermondsey.

By 1881, he had left the Navy and was working as a caretaker at the College of Preceptors, 2-3 Bloomsbury Sq, London, where he, his wife and three-year-old daughter also lived. The College of Preceptors was the first professional body for teachers, founded in 1846.

He has not been found in the 1901 census but in 1906 his wife ELizabeth died in the St Olave district of south London. By 1911 John James was an inmate in the Royal Alfred Institution for aged seamen, at Belvedere House, Erith, Kent. He died there in 1914 and was buried in Brook St Cemetery, Erith. 

DateEventPlaceReference
1845 Jun Qr Birth registration of John James GUMBLETON St George in the East RD, Middlesex, England Civil registration birth registers
30 Mar 1851 John James GUMBLETON (age 6) living in 29 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch in 1851 census Shoreditch, Middlesex, England 1851 census
7 Apr 1861 John T Gumbleton (age 15) living in Shoreditch in 1861 census Shoreditch, Middlesex, England 1861 census
7 May 1863 Royal Navy service--John James Gumbleton View details
2 Apr 1871 John J GUMBLETON (age 26) living in List of people aboard (unnamed) ship, Hampshire in 1871 census None 1871 census
26 Jul 1885 Marriage certificate of John James GUMBLETON and Elizabeth Emma GOODSALL Mile End Old Town Marriage certificate
1885 Sep Qr Marriage registration of John James Gumbleton Mile End RD, Middlesex, England Civil marriage registers
5 Apr 1891 John James Gumbleton (age 43) living in 2-3 Bloomsbury Sq, (College of Preceptors), London in 1891 census London, Middlesex, England 1891 census
1892 John James Gumbleton living at 2 & 3 Bloomsbury Square St George, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England Electoral rolls
2 Apr 1911 John Gumbleton (age 65) living in The Royal Alfred Institution for aged seamen in merchant service, Belvedere, Erith, Kent in 1911 census Dartford, Kent, England 1911 census
1914 Dec Qr Death registration of John Gumbleton Dartford RD, Kent, England Civil registration death registers
29 Dec 1914 Burial of John GUMBLETON Erith, Kent, England Burials index


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