Name: Francis GOMELDON  L0052 
Born: ca. 1690   
Baptised: 9 Apr 1690  Salisbury St Edmund, Wiltshire, England
Parents: Jonathan GUMBLETON Susanna TURNER
Died:ca. 1750  
Spouse 1Jane MIDDLETON
(Died 10 Jul 1779)
Francis Gomeldon was a son of Jonathan Gumbleton, of Salisbury, Wiltshire, and his wife, Susanna, nee Turner. He was baptised on 9 Apr 1690 at St Edmund’s Church, Salisbury.

In 1702, his father, Jonathan, died, leaving a house in New Street, Salisbury, firstly to his widow, but following her death, to Francis.

He was a soldier and became a Captain in 3rd Regiment of Foot in Ireland, commanded by the Sir John Bruce Hope (7th Baronet Hope of Craighall).

He married Jane Middleton, the daughter of a Quaker family of glassmakers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. However, soon after the marriage, she left him and fled to France. In 1740, Francis placed an advertisement in the Newcastle Journal announcing that she had left him and asking for her to return. Jane Gomeldon undertook an unusual response by placing her own advertisement in the rival Newcastle Courant, explaining that she had left him because of his cruelty to her and because he was intermeddling with the fortune that her mother had left her, secured for her sole and separate use. In 1742, she brought a separation suit to court, against her husband, on the grounds of cruelty.

Frances Gomeldon died in 1750 and his will was proved in February 1750/1. His wife was not a beneficiary of the will as he left all her property to a nephew, Thomas Lake. This included the glass-making business in Newcastle that he had acquired, through marriage, from the Middletons. 

9 Apr 1690 Baptism of Francis GUMBLETON Salisbury St Edmund, Wiltshire, England Baptisms index
1702 Francis GOMELDON referenced in Will of Jonathan Gumbleton of Salisbury Salisbury, Wilts View details
1742 Gomeldon v King, 1742 View details
1742 Gomeldon v Ridley, 1742 View details
1743 Gomeldon v Gomeldon, 1743 View details
7 Feb 1750 Will of Francis Gomeldon Ireland View details

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