Name: William GUMBLETON  P0057 
Born: 1846  Westhampnett RD, Sussex, England
Baptised: 21 Apr 1846  Eastdean nr Chichester, Sussex, England
Parents: Robert GUMBLETON Eliza KING
Died:1903 Chichester RD, Sussex, England
Spouse 1Caroline WEBB
Married 1879
Westhampnett RD (Registration district), Sussex, England
(Died 1931 Westhampnett RD (Registration district), Sussex, England)
Child 1 Q0078 Percy GUMBLETON 1880
Child 2 Q0096 Clara GUMBLETON 1884
William Gumbleton seems to have spent all his life in the rural area on the edge of the South Downs in SUssex, England. He was born in 1846 and baptised on 21 April at Eastdean, near Chichester, Sussex. In the 1851 census he is shown, aged 4, living with his family in Eastdean, where his father, Robert, was a hurdle maker. This was a traditional woodland craft, done by placing upright sticks in holes in a log and weaving split branches between them. Hurdles were used to pen livestock such as sheep. Eastdean is a village in what is now the South Downs National Park, about 10 miles from Chichester.

By 1861 he was still living at home but had left school and followed in his father's footsteps as a hurdle maker. He was still there, doing the same job in 1871.

In 1879, he married Caroline Web in Singleton, Sussex, which is a couple of miles west of Eastdean. In 1881, still a hurdle maker, he and his wife were living in Charlton Village, Singleton, as was his older brother, George. He remained there in 1891 and 1901. He died in the Chichester district in 1903.

William and Caroline had two children: Percy and Clara. 

21 Apr 1846 Baptism of William GUMBLETON Eastdean nr Chichester, Sussex, England Baptisms index
1846 Jun Qr Birth registration of William GUMBLETON Westhampnett RD (Registration district), Sussex, England Civil registration birth registers
30 Mar 1851 William GUMBLETON (age 4) living in Eastdean , Sussex in 1851 census Eastdean nr Chichester, Sussex, England 1851 census
7 Apr 1861 William GUMBLETON (age 15) living in Eastdean , Sussex in 1861 census Eastdean nr Chichester, Sussex, England 1861 census
2 Apr 1871 William Gumbleton (age 25) living in Eastdean, Sussex in 1871 census Eastdean nr Chichester, Sussex, England 1871 census
1879 Jun Qr Marriage registration of William Gumbleton Westhampnett RD (Registration district), Sussex, England Civil marriage registers
6 May 1879 Marriage of William GUMBLETON and Caroline WEBB Singleton, Sussex, England Marriage index
3 Apr 1881 William GUMBLETON (age 35) living in Charlton Village, Singleton in 1881 census Singleton, Sussex, England 1881 census
5 Apr 1891 William Gumbleton (age 43) living in Charlton, Singleton, Sussex in 1891 census Singleton, Sussex, England 1891 census
31 Mar 1901 William Gumbleton (age 34) living in Singleton, Sussex (index) in 1901 census Singleton, Sussex, England 1901 census
1903 Death registration of William GUMBLETON Chichester RD (Registration district), Sussex, England Civil registration death registers

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