Name: Mary GUMBLETON  L0717 
Born: ca. 1717   
Baptised: 21 Oct 1717  Hilton, Dorset, England
Parents: Robert GUMBLETON Sarah UNKNOWN
Buried: 5 Jun 1766  Blandford Forum, Dorset, England
Mary Gumbleton was one of the children of Robert Gumbleton of Ansty-in-Hilton, Dorset and his wife Sarah. She was baptised on 21 Oct 1717 at Hilton, Dorset.

Her father died in 1731 and her mother in about 1732. She was subsequently (in 1734) represented in a court case relating to her claim on her late father’s estate.

In 1749, under the terms of The Poor Law, she was removed from the parish of Blandford Forum and sent back to the parish of Milton Abbas, Dorset, where she had legal rights of settlement. In her examination she gave an account of her travels. She said that she was born in the Parish of Ansty and that about eight years previously, she had hired herself as a Covenant Servant to John Farr of the Parish of Fontmell Magna, for one year, at the yearly wages of fifty shillings. She served the full year and received her years wages. Afterwards she went and hired herself to John Brag of the Parish of Milton Abbas (a carpenter) for one year for the wages of three pounds a year and again served the full year and received her wages accordingly. Since that time she had done nothing that would have given her a right to settlement in any other parish. 

21 Oct 1717 Baptism of Mary GUMBLETON Hilton, Dorset, England Baptisms index
1734 Mary GUMBLETON referenced in Grumbleton v Robins, 1734 Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset View details
15 Nov 1749 Mary Gumbleton removal order Blandford Forum, Dorset View details
19 Nov 1749 Mary Gombleton Settlement examination Blandford Forum, Dorset View details
5 Jun 1766 Burial of Mary GUMBLETON Blandford Forum, Dorset, England Burials index#90

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