Henry Octavius CURRIE


Name: Henry Octavius CURRIE  P0108a 
Born: 30 Jun 1834  Marylebone, Middlesex, England
Baptised: 5 Jun 1835   
Parents:    
Died:1910  
Occupation:   
Spouse 1Meliora GUMBLETON
Married 15 Dec 1859
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Henry Octavius was born 30 Jun 1834 in Queen Anne Street, Marylebone, and baptised 5 Jun 1835.

He married:

  1. 15.12.1859 St Paul’s Cathedral, Calcutta Meliora dau. of John Bowen Gumbleton of Fortwilliam, near Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland b. 1835 d. 30.5.1877 Fortwilliam
  2. 1889(?) Moosomin, N.W.T., Canada Harriet Blanche b. Great Yarmouth ca 1864 dau. of ? Thompson, d. after 1910

Issue by 1st marriage

Sons:
  1. Henry Gordon: b. 10.9.1862 bapt.4.10.1862 Lucknow Cantonments, India d. 17.5.1905 (1901 Census) Wholesale Distiller & Wine & Spirit Merchant of Roselands, Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Herts mar. 22.4.1890 Florence b. regd. 4th quarter 1863 St. Giles (1b 415) only child of James Figgins (& Clara née Browne), type founder of 39 Tavistock Square, St. Pancras.
    Issue:
    • Son i. George Henry Lowis: b. regd. 2nd quarter 1898 Chelsea (1a 380a), d. aft. 1923
    • D’ter ii. Florence Mary: b. regd. 1st quarter 1896 Kensington (1a 156), d.? (1901 Census lists her as ‘Mary F.’) mar. 2.7.1927 Alexander Windeyer Ralston b.27.11.1885 d. 29.9.1971 Of Australia. (Issue 2 sons, 3 daus, 6 g-sons, 6 g-daus, 4 gg-sons, 4 gg-daus)
  2. Mark Robert: b. 1.12.1863 bapt. 22.12.1863 Meerut, India d. ca. 1.11.1903 Pretoria, RSA mar. Ella Craven b. 27.10.1863 Beverstone Glos d. 1.3.1940 Minneapolis, Minn dau of Edward McLorg (ca 1828-26.2.1873) & Mary Craven née Bannister.
    Issue:
    • i. Claude Francis: b. 9.10.1894 Superior, Wisc. d. 12.3.1954 Winnipeg, Man mar. 10.8.1927 Eileen Margaret Bradshaw-Fullard b. 24.2.1901 Toronto Ont. d. 5.4.1990 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Issue 3 sons, 1 dau, 3 adopt g-sons, 2 adopt g-daus, 1 gg-son, 2 gg-daus)
    • ii. Edward: b. 20.6.1899 (twin) d. unm. Minneapolis, Minn. 15.11.1967 Co-founder (with sister Constance) of Neighborhood House, St. Paul, Minn.
    • iii. Constance: b. Moosomin, N.W.T. 18.3.1890 d. unm. St. Paul, Minn. 14.11.1957 Co-founder (with brother Edward) of Neighborhood House, St. Paul, Minn.
    • iv. Margaret: b. 11.12.1892 Home Health-Aid, Minneapolis, Minn. Unm.
    • v. Agnes: b. 16.11.1895 m. Otto Stader, Veterinarian of Philadelphia, Pa. (Issue 2 sons, 1 dau, 7 g-sons, 3 g-daus, + ?)
    • vi. Katherine: b. 20.6.1899 (twin) m. Minneapolis Francis Matson (Issue 1 dau, 1 g-son, 2 g-daus)
  3. James Maxwell (Jack): b. 18.2.1865 bapt. 10.3.1865 Meerut, India d. Ypres, France, 25.5.1915. Volunteered for service in WWI, taking 5 years off his age to do so. Mentioned in Dispatches 26.6.1915. mar. ca 1889 Isabella Wilkinson b. Scotland 18.8.1860, descendant of Hezekiah John Merricks & Cecilia Wilkinson, owners of the Roslin Gunpowder and Bomb Factory, Roslin, Midlothian.
    Issue:
    • i. James Percy (Jack): b. N.W.T. 1.6.1891
    • ii. Alfred Cecil: b. N.W.T. 2?.10.1892
    • iii. Frances Maud (Fanny): b. N.W.T. 14.?.1890
    • iv. Mylina Phyllis (Midge): b. N.W.T. ca 1895
  4. William Edward Everard (Eddie): b. 9.2.1874 Hartley Wintney, Hants bapt. 9.3.1874 Crookham-cum-Ewshott, Hants d. 1958 Vancouver B.C. Enlisted with Lord Strathcona’s Horse on 7.2.1900 for service in the Boer War. Discharged 16.3.1901 with Queen’s Medal & 3 Clasps mar. Annie Duff Pinkess d. 1974 Vancouver
    Issue:
    • i. Ruth mar. Stanley Hand d. Jan 1970 Vancouver (Issue 1 son, 1 dau, 1 g-son 5 g-daus, 3 gg-sons 5 gg-daus, 1 ggg-son)
  5. Gerald Ernest: b. 11.9.1875 Brentwood d. unm. 4.6.1911 The Cottage,Waterbeach, Cambs. (Confined to a wheelchair for most of his life.)
  6. John Gumbleton: b. Fortwilliam 25.4.1877 d. London 18.7.1940
    mar. (1) ?.1.1907 Westminster Hilda Mary Hewke b. 26.1.1880 d. 23.1.1954 Horsforth
    mar. (2) ca 1937 Dorothy Hill dsp.
    Issue by 1st marriage
    • i. John Bowen Gumbleton (Rex) b. 15.6.1911 d. 1965
      mar. (1) Dorothy ?
      mar. (2) Peggy Kershaw
      (Issue: 1 son by 1st marriage, 1 son 1 dau by 2nd)
    • ii. Derek b. 10.5.1917 Merton d. 21.2.1996
      mar. (1) Leila b. 28.3.1914
      mar. (2) Tove Holmberg b. 23.6.1926 Denmark
      (Issue by 1st mar.: 1 dau, 2 g-sons; by 2nd mar.: 2 daus, 3 g-sons)
    • iii. Moira (Bubby) b. 21.12.1907 d. 1986 Isle of Man
      mar. (1) Joseph Steele Catford
      mar. (2) Teddy Meyers
      (Issue by 1st mar.: 1 dau, 1 g-son; by 2nd mar.: 1 son 1 dau, 3 g-sons 3 g-daus)
    • iv. Doris Greta b. 10.5.1917 Merton mar. Sam Keenan (Issue 2 sons 1 dau, 1 g-son 1 g-dau)
  7. Frances Isabella (Lily): b. 31.8.1860 bapt. 6.10.1860 Barrackpore, India d. unm.16.6.1938 Secretary of a small London Club.
  8. Augusta Margaret: b. 30.8.1861 bapt. 19.9.1861 Dum Dum India d. 11.10.1926 Cambridge mar. 1.2.1883 Ashfield Magna, Suffolk Rev. Henry Aldersey Swann b. 27.3.1853 Bedford d. 27.12.1938 Cambridge
    Issue (SWANN)
    • i. Edward Francis Aldersey (Frank): b. 7.12.1883 d. unm. ca 1910 Motorcycle dealer D.I.5.d Sons of Augusta Margaret Currie and Lawrence Edmund Swann (cont.)
    • ii. Henry Leslie Aldersey: b. 2.9.1886 Gt Ashfield d. 25.12.48 Feltwell Norfolk Major RASC WWI mar. 28.10.1919 Evelyn May Herbert Hitchings d. ca 1984 Oxford (Issue 1 son, 1 g-son 1 g-dau)
    • iii. Revd.Cecil Gordon Aldersey: b. 27.5.1888 Gt Ashfield d. 28.3.70 Margate, Kent Suffragan Archdeacon E. Coast Madagascar, Vicar of Quendon, Essex mar. 1.9.27 Lancaster Gate Hilda McMahon (Issue 3 sons, 3 g-sons 4 g-daus, ?3 gg-daus)
    • iv. & v. Twins, died in infancy.
    • vi. Lawrence Edmund (Adam): b. 29.2.1899 Bury St Edmunds d. 31.8.1981 Liskeard, Cornwall Solicitor, Ashford, Kent RNAS Pilot Officer WWI, Lt. Col. 1st Bt. Kent Home Guard WWII mar. (1) 21.4.1925 Beatrice Mary Acworth b. 4.8.1897 d. 30.6.1934 mar. (2) 1936 Winifried Evelyn Monica Waddington b. 14.8.02 d. ca 4.1965 mar. (3) 30.10.1965 Ivy Margaret (Peggy) Gray née Boyce b. 3.9.1908 d. 28.12.2000 (Issue by 1st marriage 1 son (me!) 1 dau, 2g-sons 3 g-daus, 3 gg-daus, 1 ggg-dau)
    • vii. Winifred Mabel Aldersey (Winnie): b. 2.9.1894 Bury St Edmunds d. unm. 21.3.1969 Cambridge Nurse (St Thomas’ Hospital)
  9. Meliora: b. 3.6.1866 bapt. 5.7.1866 Meerut, India d. Australia Went to Australia as a missionary, and lost contact.
  10. Henrietta Elizabeth (Netta): b. 17.7.1867 bapt. 20.8.1867 Landour, India Deaconess
  11. Evelyn Mabel: b. 20.9.1869 bapt. 10.9.1869 Benares, India Lived as Companion to Aunt Fanny Gumbleton at Connemara, Middle Warberry, Torquay. mar. 1912 Edwin Cunningham Foot of Hope Cottage, Leigh Common, Colehill, Dorset Issue (FOOT)
    • i. Doris H J
  12. Agnes (Annie): b. 4th quarter 1871 Kensington, d. in infancy

Issue by 2nd marriage

  1. Cecil J.: b. ? 3rd quarter 1898 Eastbourne Sussex (Eastbourne 2b 88 ‘Male’)
  2. Jessie Gertrude: b. ca 1891 Moosomin, N.W.T. Canada mar. 1st quarter 1914 Eastbourne Hugh C. Murdoch (Eastbourne 2b 108)
  3. Ethel Hilda: b. 4th quarter 1893 Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Tunbridge 2a 643)
  4. Sybil Nora.: b. 2nd quarter 1897 Mayfield Sussex (Uckfield 2b 115)
 

Thanks to Peter Swann for the biographical information

DateEventPlaceReference
15 Dec 1859 Marriage certificate of Henry Octavius CURRIE and Meliora GUMBLETON Marriage certificate
3 Feb 1860 Henry Octavius CURRIE referenced in Marriage of Meliora Gumbleton and Henry Currie Calcutta, India View details
4 Feb 1860 Henry Octavius CURRIE referenced in Marriage notice of Meliora Gumbleton, 1860 Calcutta, India View details


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