|Baptised:||2 Sep 1810||Bishopstone, Wiltshire, England|
|Parents:||Samuel GUMBLETON||Elizabeth GOLDING|
|Died:||30 Dec 1878||Berthong, New South Wales, Australia|
Henry Gumbleton and Jane nee Oxford
|Spouse 1||Jane OXFORD
Married 14 Nov 1833
Long Crichel, Dorset, England
|His baptism in Bishopstone, Wiltshire, England, names his parents as John and Elizabeth Gumbleton. However, despite extensive research, by several people, no trace of a John and Elizabeth Gumbleton seems to exist apart from this single event. On the other hand, there was a "Samuel" and Elizabeth Gumbleton who were married in Bishopstone in the same year that Henry was born, and seem to be the only Gumbletons associated with that village, before or since.
Samuel and Elizabeth moved about 15 miles from Bishopstone to the Dorset Village of Long Crichel some time between 1810 and 1814 (when they baptised a child there). Long Crichel was the village in which Henry married his wife, Jane Oxford, in 1833, which is again consistent with his belonging to the family of Samuel and Elizabeth.
It is always dangerous to try to correct perceived mistakes in parish registers but, in this case, it seems like the only plausible solution to the conundrum: whoever drew up the register could have mistakenly written down John, rather than Samuel.
Later, Henry married Jane Oxford and the two of them were early emigrants to Australia, along with their "niece", Martha Gumbleton. If our above hypothesis is correct, Martha would actually have been a younger sister of Henry, rather than his niece.
|2 Sep 1810||Baptism of Henry GUMBLETON||Bishopstone, Wiltshire, England||Baptisms index|
|14 Nov 1833||Marriage of Henry GUMBLETON and Jane OXFORD||Long Crichel, Dorset, England||Marriage index|
|1837||Ships to Australia: 'Brothers' 1836, 'Kinnear' 1836, 'John McLellan' 1838, 'Royal George' 1839||Australia||View details|
|1837||Henry GUMBLETON referenced in Ships to Australia: 'Brothers' 1836, 'Kinnear' 1836, 'John McLellan' 1838, 'Royal George' 1839||Australia||View details|
|1844||Norris Family Newsletter Volume 6 Number 2||Australia||View details|
|1844||Henry GUMBLETON referenced in Norris Family Newsletter Volume 6 Number 2||Australia||View details|
|20 Jan 1879||Death certificate of Henry Gumbleton,1879||Berthong, NSW, Australia||View details|
|13 Apr 1910||Henry GUMBLETON referenced in Death certificate of Sophia Rootes, 1910||Thornleigh, NSW, Australia||View details|
|1879||Death registration of Henry GUMBLETON||Young, New South Wales, Australia||Civil registration death registers|
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