Name: Lydia GUMBLETON  P0007 
Born: 1835   
Parents: Josiah GUMBLETON Lydia REVELL
Died:30 Mar 1907 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Spouse 1James Butler COLMER
Married 10 Mar 1863
Hampstead RD, Middlesex, England
(Died 1897 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England)
Child 1 Q0600 James Henry COLMER 1865
Child 2 Q0602 Jessica Lydia Butler COLMER 1866
Child 3 Q0601 Clara COLMER 1867
Child 4 Q1868 Lucy Mary COLMER 1868
Child 5 Q0603 Lillian Ada COLMER 1869
Child 6 Q2869 Robert Boning Butler COLMER 1870
Child 7 Q0604 Gertrude COLMER 1872
Lydia Gumbleton, a daughter of Josiah William Dornford GUMBLETON and Lydia (nee Revell), was born in about 1835.

In 1851, aged 14, she was an apprentice with her grandmother in Heath Street, Hampstead.

On 10 Mar 1863 she married James Butler COLMER, a draper, at Christ Church, Hampstead. He was the son of William Colmer and Jane (nee Butler) of Ford Alvington, Devon. He was previously married (29 Jan 1853) to Fanny Charlotte Jarvis and they had 6 children: Fanny Elizabeth; Marion,; Anne Butler, Ellen, Jane, and Florence. He had been a neighbour of the Gumbletons in Heath Street, Hampstead. James Colmer and Lydia (nee Gumbleton) had a further 5 children:

  • James Henry COLMER born 26 Dec 1865. He became managing director of the department store after his father died. He died in Bath 8 December 1939
  • Clara COLMER b.1867 d. 1932. m (1894) Stanley Smith [b. 1870 d. 1932] son Reginald Stanley, dau. Doreen Lucy.
  • Jessica Lydia Butler COLMER b.1866 who died young on 24 June 1913 Missionary Sydney Aus.
  • Lillian Ada COLMER b.1869 d. 1930. m (1900) William Vaughan Jenkins [b. 1869 d. 1920]. Children: Gladys V Jenkins 1903; Frederick V Colmer Jenkins 1906
  • Robert Boning Butler COLMER b. 1870 Bath. Died as an infant 1871
  • Gertrude COLMER born 1872 Bath died 24 September 1948 married 2 May 1900 Henry James Rickards.
Lydia's husband, James Butler Colmer was chairman of a large department store in Bath. In 1871 she was staying with her uncle in Hammersmith. In 1881 they were in Barnstaple. In 1891 they were living in Redland Knoll, Bristol. He died in 1897 and his will gives his residence as 'Redland Knoll, Bristol'. Lydia died in 1907 in Bristol and there was a will: 'Lydia Colmer, widow, of 27 St John's Road, Clifton, Bristol, died 30 March 1907. Probate Bristol 16 May 1907 to James Henry Colmer Limited Co., Chairman and Director. Estate £1,485.' 
6 Jun 1841 Lydia GUMBLETON (age 6) living in East Lane, Walworth in 1841 census Walworth, Surrey, England 1841 census
30 Mar 1851 Lydia GUMBLETON (age 14) living in Heath St Hampstead in 1851 census Hampstead, Middlesex, England 1851 census
7 Apr 1861 Lydia Gumbleton (age 23) living in 12, Dorset Place in 1861 census Clapham, Surrey, England 1861 census
1863 Mar Qr Marriage registration of Lydia Gumbleton Hampstead RD, Middlesex, England Civil marriage registers
10 Mar 1863 Marriage certificate of James Colmer and Lydia Gumbleton Hampstead Marriage certificate
2 Apr 1871 Lydia Colmer (age 12?) living in 2 Grove Place, Hammersmith in 1871 census Hammersmith, Middlesex, England 1871 census
3 Apr 1881 Lydia COLMER (age 45) living in 31 High St, Barnstaple in 1881 census Barnstaple, Devonshire, England 1881 census
3 Mar 1882 Lydia GUMBLETON referenced in Will of Richard Gumbleton Hammersmith, London View details
5 Apr 1891 Lydia Colmer (age 55) living in Redland Knoll, Redland Rd, Barton Regis, Bristol in 1891 census Bristol, Gloucestershire, England 1891 census
14 Oct 1897 Lydia GUMBLETON referenced in Report of probate of James Colmer Bath (City), Somerset, England View details
1907 Jun Death registration of Lydia Colmer Bristol RD (Registration district), Gloucestershire, England Civil registration death registers

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