|Born:||1808||Galway, Galway, Ireland|
|Died:||1872||Alderbury, Wiltshire, England|
|Buried:||1872||Alderbury, Wiltshire, England|
|Occupation:||Policeman. Railway porter (1951), woodman (1861)|
|Spouse 1||Mary Ann SIMS
Married 28 Feb 1837
West Grimstead, Wiltshire, England
(Died 1868 Alderbury, Wiltshire, England)
|Spouse 2||Frances POPE
Tisbury RD, Wiltshire, England
(Died 1885 Alderbury RD, Wiltshire, England)
|John Gumbleton’s origins are something of a mystery. He was born in about 1808 and, in the later censuses, he gives his place of birth as county Galway, Ireland, although it seems unlikely that a native Irish family would have moved to the village of West Grimstead, Wiltshire, unless they had an existing connection to the place. Also the name of Gumbleton was very much associated with West Grimstead prior to his arrival. His mother, Mary, was Irish.
In 1838, he married Mary Ann Sims at West Grimstead. They went on to have five children.
In the 1841 census, John was staying with the Hayter family in Whiteparish, Wiltshire and was a police constable. His wife was living with John’s mother, Mary, in West Grimstead.
In 1847, John was mentioned as “the Downton superintendant of police” in the trial of a poaching case.
In 1851, John was again away from home, lodging with a family in Bishopstoke, Hampshire, and was now a railway porter.
In 1860, John’s son, Solomon, was married and noted his father’s occupation as “bailiff”, but, in 1861, John and Mary Ann were living in Clarendon Rd, Alderbury and he was a woodman.
Mary Ann died in 1868 and was buried at Alderbury. Later that year, John married Frances Pope. The 1871 census shows John (still a woodman) and Frances living in Clarendon Road, Alderbury.
John died in 1872 and was buried at Alderbury. His will, proved the same year, describes him as a “Land Steward’s Assistant”.
|28 Feb 1837||Marriage of John GUMBLETON and Mary Ann SIMS||West Grimstead, Wiltshire, England||Marriage index|
|6 Jun 1841||John Gumbleton (age 33) living in Whiteparish, Wiltshire in 1841 census||Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England||1841 census|
|25 Sep 1847||Poachers: a scene in court||Downton, Wiltshire||View details|
|30 Mar 1851||John GUMBLETON (age 43) living in Bishopstoke, Hampshire in 1851 census||Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England||1851 census|
|1859||John Gumbleton Membership of Wiltshire Friendly Society||Alderbury, Wilts||View details|
|3 Jun 1860||Named as father in marriage certificate of Solomon GUMBLETON and Maria Osman||Kensington, Middlesex||Marriage certificate|
|7 Apr 1861||John Gumbleton (age 53) living in Clarendon Rd, Alderbury in 1861 census||Alderbury, Wiltshire, England||1861 census|
|1868 Sep Qr||Marriage registration of John Gumbleton||Tisbury RD, Wiltshire, England||Civil marriage registers|
|25 Jul 1868||Marriage certificate of John Gumbleton and Francis Pope||Tisbury||Marriage certificate|
|29 Nov 1868||Named as father in marriage certificate of John GUMBLETON and Charlotte Jane CAPE||Notting Hill||Marriage certificate|
|21 Oct 1869||Named as father in marriage certificate of Charles BINNING and Mary GUMBLETON||Alderbury||Marriage certificate|
|2 Apr 1871||John GUMBLETON (age 63) living in Clarendon Road, Alderbury, Wilts in 1871 census||Alderbury, Wiltshire, England||1871 census|
|22 Jan 1872||Will of John Gumbleton||Alderbury, Wilts||View details|
|1872 Mar Qr||Death registration of John GUMBLETON||Alderbury RD, Wiltshire, England||Civil registration death registers|
|1872||Burial of John GUMBLETON||Alderbury, Wiltshire, England||Burials index|
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