Maxwell Homfray MAXWELL-GUMBLETON


Name: Maxwell Homfray MAXWELL-GUMBLETON  Q0035 
Born: 17 Jun 1872  Kingston, Surrey, England
Parents: Hon. Edward Thomas SMITH Emma Jane HOMFRAY
Died:1 Feb 1952 Bath RD, Somerset, England
Occupation:Clergyman  Maxwell Homfray MAXWELL-GUMBLETON
From The Times 22 Aug 1934
Spouse 1Ella Maria GILLUM
Married 21 Apr 1897
Pucklechurch (Village), Gloucestershire, England
(Died 1953 Bath RD (Registration district), Somerset, England)
Child 1 R0132 Maxwell Sidney Harold MAXWELL-GUMBLETON
Child 2 R0099 John Gillum MAXWELL-GUMBLETON 1900
Child 3 R0140 Margaret Anne Julia MAXWELL-GUMBLETON 1904
Child 4 R0139 Richard Widgwood MAXWELL-GUMBLETON 1908
The Rt. Rev. Maxwell Homfray Maxwell-Gumbleton, D.D.,
He was the eldest son of Hon. Edward Thomas Smith and was born in Kingston, Surrey, on 17 June 1872. He was educated at Repton and Peterhouse, Camb., MA (1898).

He was ordained a minister in the Church of England, 20 Dec 1896, by the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol.

On 21 Apr 1897 he married Ella Maria GILLUM, the daughter of the Revd. Sidney George GILLUM and Julia Augusta nee Edersheim. They were married in Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, where Sidney Gillum was the vicar.

On 16 Aug 1898, he was made Vicar of the parish of Colerne, Wiltshire.

On 23 Jan 1905 he was made vicar of Chippenham, Wiltshire, and on 30 Jun 1908 he was additionally made Rector of the parish of Hardenhuish, with the permission of the Archbishop of Canterbury. On 29 Dec 1910 he was made an Honorary Canon of Bristol.

On 23 Jun 1916 he changed his name by Deed Poll from Smith to Maxwell-Gumbleton.

In 1916, as a Bishop designate (of Ballarat), he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity honoris causa (ie an honorary degree) by Cambridge University.

He was consecrated as Bishop- of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on 1 Jan 1917 and remained in that post until 1927. Whilst in Australia, he gave power of attorney for his financial affairs to his solicitors, Christopher and North. The solicitors also undertook to disentail his inheritance under the will of Richard John Maxwell Gumbleton.

Lord Bishop Suffragan of Dunwich from 1934, Assist. Bishop Diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich 1931-34, Bishop of Ballarat 1917-27, Archdeacon of Sudbury 1932, Hon Canon of Bristol 1910-16, Vicar of Chippenham 1904-16.He assumed by royal licence, 1916, the name and arms of Maxwell-Gumbleton, and succeeded his great aunt, Mrs. Isabella Matilda Gumbleton 1917 He married, 21 April 1897, Ella Maria, JP co. Gloucs. dau. of late Rev. Sidney George Gillum, MA, of Vernham Dean, Exmouth, Devon. 

DateEventPlaceReference
21 Dec 1895 License as Stipendiary Curate Pucklechurch (Village), Gloucestershire, England View details
20 Dec 1896 Letters of Holy Orders of Maxwell Homfray Smith Bristol, Gloucestershire, England View details
20 Apr 1897 Marriage settlement of Maxwell Homfray Smith and Ella Maria Gillum None View details
20 Apr 1897 Maxwell Homfray MAXWELL-GUMBLETON referenced in Deed for appointment of trust money None View details
16 Aug 1898 induction of Maxwell H Smith as Vicar of parish of Colerne, Wilts Colerne (Village), Wiltshire, England View details
16 Aug 1898 Appointment to the Vicarage of Colerne Colerne (Village), Wiltshire, England View details
23 Jan 1905 Appointment to Vicarage of Chippenham Chippenham (Town), Wiltshire, England View details
29 May 1908 Rectory of Hardenhuish, Wilts Hardenhuish (Village), Wiltshire, England View details
30 Jun 1908 Admission to Rectory of Hardenhuish Hardenhuish (Village), Wiltshire, England View details
29 Dec 1910 Appointment as Hon Canon Bristol, Gloucestershire, England View details
20 Sep 1913 Mortgage deed Chippenham (Town), Wiltshire, England View details
23 Jun 1916 Change of name by deed poll Chippenham (Town), Wiltshire, England View details
12 Oct 1916 Advance of money from life assurance policy Chippenham (Town), Wiltshire, England View details
3 Nov 1916 Presentation of DD degree Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England View details
1 Jan 1917 Consecration of M H Maxwell-Gumbleton as Bishop of Ballarat Ballarat (City), Victoria, Australia View details
1 Jan 1917 Mortgage indenture None View details
19 Mar 1917 Disentailing deed to create a base fee None View details
28 Feb 1919 Indenture - Standard Life Assurance Co None View details
ca. 1920 Maxwell-Gumbleton title to lands of Glanatore None View details
ca. 1920 Abstract of title to Carbery Estate Co. Cork Cork (County), None View details
1920 Title of Maxwell Homfray Maxwell-Gumbleton to the Twyning Manor Estate Twyning, Gloucestershire, England View details
29 Sep 1920 Conveyance Fountain Farm Twyning Gloucestershire Twyning, Gloucestershire, England View details
23 Dec 1920 Purchase of Twyning Fee Farm Rent Twyning, Gloucestershire, England View details
1923 Acknowledgement of manorial rights. 1923 Twyning, Gloucestershire, England View details
Families of Gumbleton, Homfray and Fourdrinier None View details
30 Nov 1925 Sale of Lot 2 Fountain Farm, Twyning to M H Maxwell-Gumbleton Twyning, Gloucestershire, England View details
12 Oct 1928 Lease of The Fountain, Twyning Twyning, Gloucestershire, England View details
ca.1930 Maxwell Homfray MAXWELL-GUMBLETON referenced in Handwritten information about ownership of Twyning Twyning, Gloucestershire, England View details
2 Apr 1930 Reassignment of lease of The Fountain, Twyning Twyning, Gloucestershire, England View details
17 Aug 1934 Letters re appointment as Bishop of Dunwich London, Middlesex, England View details
22 Aug 1934 Appointment of Dr M H Maxwell-Gumbleton as Bishop Dunwich, Suffolk View details
Nov 1934 Investiture as Bishop of Dunwich Dunwich (Town), Suffolk, England View details
26 Feb 1935 Tenancy agreement for The Fountain, Twyning Twyning, Gloucestershire, England View details
1937 Crockford 1937 Hitcham View details
1937 Maxwell-Gumbleton of Twyning, 1937 Twyning, Gloucestershire View details
1 Jun 1939 1939 Register: H Maxwell-Gumbleton living in Cosford Rural District Cosford Rural District 1939 Register
1945 - 1948 Property in Hitcham, Suffolk: 1945-1948 Hitcham, Suffolk View details
25 Mar 1946 Sale of the rights of the Manor of Twyning Twyning, Gloucestershire, England View details
May-June 1946 Three letters from M H Maxwell-Gumbleton to his solicitor Hitcham (Village), Suffolk, England View details
ca. 1950 Maxwell-Gumbleton of Twyning, ca. 1950 View details
Who was who 1951-60 View details
6 Feb 1952 Death notice of Right Rev M H Maxwell-Gumbleton View details
1952 Mar Qr Death registration of Maxwell H M Gumbleton Bath RD (Registration district), Somerset, England Civil registration death registers
16 Apr 1952 Will of Rt Rev Maxwell Homfray Maxwell-Gumbleton Bath (City), Somerset, England View details
16 Apr 1952 M H Maxwell Gumbleton grant of probate Bath (City), Somerset, England View details
9 Sep 1952 Certificate of Estate Duty paid in Ireland Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland View details


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