Name: James GUMBLETON  R0012 
Born: 1893  Shaftesbury RD, Dorset, England
Baptised: 12 Nov 1893  Shaftesbury St James, Dorset, England
Parents: John James GUMBLETON Eliza HOPKINS
Died:2 Jan 1909 Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Wales
James Gumbleton was a son of John James Gumbleton and his wife Eliza, nee Hopkins. He was born in 1893 and baptised on 12Nov 1893 at St James Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset. The 1901 census shows the family, including James, aged 8, living at 20, Thongcutters, Alcester Entire, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where his father was a gardener.

Some time in the early 1900s, the family moved to South Wales, probably because of the work opportunities offered by the coal mines.

In about October 1808, James started work in Powell's Tillery Gray Pit, a mine in Abertllery. He may have left school and started work when he turned 15. After 11 weeks working in the mine, he was tragically killed by a roof fall. The inquest into his death was reported in local newspapers, which named him as James (and, mistakenly, Frederick), son of John Gumbleton, Arcade, Abertillery. A verdict of accidental death was returned. 

Thanks to Bryan Boots for researching James Gumbleton

12 Nov 1893 Baptism of James GUMBLETON Shaftesbury St James (C of E parish), Dorset, England Baptisms index
1893 Dec Qr Birth registration of James GUMBLETON Shaftesbury RD (Registration district), Dorset, England Civil registration birth registers
31 Mar 1901 James Gumbleton (age 8) living in 20 Thongcutters, Alcester Entire, Shaftesbury, Dorset in 1901 census Shaftesbury (Town), Dorset, England 1901 census
1909 Mar Qr Death registration of James GAMBLETON Bedwellty RD (Registration district), Monmouthshire, Wales Civil registration death registers

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