Richard GUMBLETON


Name: Richard GUMBLETON  P0010 
Born: 1837  Walworth, Surrey, England
Baptised: 13 Apr 1842  Ibstock, Leicestershire, England
Parents: Josiah William GUMBLETON Lydia REVELL
Died:7 May 1909 Lewisham RD, Surrey, England
Buried: 12 May 1909  Norwood Cemetery, Surrey, England
Occupation:Grocer   
Spouse 1Elizabeth BOWDITCH
Married 14 Apr 1868
Lambeth, Surrey, England
(Died 1916 Brentford RD, Middlesex, England)
Child 1 Q0024 Elizabeth Mary GUMBLETON 1869
Child 2 Q0032 Ellen Louisa GUMBLETON 1871
Child 3 Q0042 Richard Thomas GUMBLETON 1873
Child 4 Q0048 Alice Lydia GUMBLETON 1874
Child 5 Q0053 Charles Edward GUMBLETON 1875
Child 6 Q0058 William John GUMBLETON 1876
Child 7 Q0072 Walter Henry GUMBLETON 1879
Child 8 Q0073 Herbert George GUMBLETON 1880
Child 9 Q0082 Mabel Edith GUMBLETON 1882
Child 10 Q0100 Frank Ernest GUMBLETON 1885
Richard Gumbleton, son of Josiah William Dornford GUMBLETON and Lydia (nee Revell), was born in about 1837 (based on his age in subsequent census years): his birth was not registered in the civil registration process. He was the third child of Josiah and Lydia Gumbleton, and was probably born in East Lane, Walworth, Surrey, where his family were living in 1841, as shown in the census. In later censuses, he gives his place of birth as Walworth.

Richard was baptised on 13 April 1842, along with his younger brother, Henry, in Ibstock, Leicestershire, where his parents had previously been married.

It is assumed that the family made only a short visit to Ibstock, although little is known of their whereabouts. Richard, himself, next turns up in the 1851 census where, at the age of 14, he is working as a grocer with his uncle (also Richard Gumbleton) at 44 Grosvenor Row, Pimlico.

In 1861 he was working as a shopman for Joseph WHITE, a tea-dealer in High Street, Southwark. From 1863-1868, the London PO directories list Richard Gumbleton, grocer, at 12, Old Dorset Place, Clapham S. This refers to his uncle, as evidenced by the 1861 census. Next door to this address, lived the family of Thomas Henry Bowditch, a corn merchant, whose eldest daughter, Elizabeth BOWDITCH, married Richard Gumbleton on 14 April 1868, at St Stephen's Church, Lambeth, Surrey.

Their first child, Elizabeth Mary Gumbleton, was born on the 27th Feb 1869, at 52, Cranmer Rd, Lambeth, Surrey and Richard is recorded as a grocer on the birth certificate. In the 1871 census, Richard and his family were still living at 52 Cranmer Rd, but he is then listed as a wine merchant's traveller.

By October 1871, at the baptism of their daughter Ellen Louisa, Richard's address is given as 2 Clarendon Place, Vassall Road, and he is described as 'Corn dealer'. In March 1873 (at the baptism of Richard Thomas) the address is given as 53 Vassall Road, North Brixton, with Richard described as a 'Tea dealer'. By the birth of Walter Henry in 1879, they had moved to 4 Eythorne Rd, North Brixton and Richard was a commercial traveller.

In the 1881 census, Richard was listed as a commercial traveller and was living at 4 Eythorne Rd, Brixton, Surrey, with his wife and children: Elizabeth M, Ellen L, Richard T, Alice L, and Herbert G. He was still there in 1891.

In the 1901 census, the family were in Knatchbull Road.

Richard died, aged 72, at 154 Springbank Rd, Catford, Lewisham, Surrey, on 7 May 1909. The cause of death was syncope due to chronic bronchitis and weak heart. He was buried in Norwood Cemetery on 12 May 1909.  

DateEventPlaceReference
6 Jun 1841 Richard Gumbleton (age 4) living in East Lane, Walworth in 1841 census Walworth, Surrey, England 1841 census
13 Apr 1842 Baptism of Richard GUMBLETON Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Baptisms index
30 Mar 1851 Richard GUMBLETON (age 14) living in 44 Grosvenor Row Pimlico in 1851 census Pimlico, Middlesex, England 1851 census
7 Apr 1861 Richard GUMBLETON (age 23) living in 63, High St, Southwark St Saviour in 1861 census Southwark, Surrey, England 1861 census
1863 - 1868 London 1863-68 directories London View details
14 Apr 1868 Marriage certificate of Richard Gumbleton and Elizabeth Bowditch Lambeth, Surrey Marriage certificate
1868 Jun Qr Marriage registration of Richard Gumbleton Lambeth RD, Surrey, England Civil marriage registers
31 Mar 1869 Named as father in birth certificate of Elizabeth Mary Gumbleton Lambeth, Surrey, England Birth certificate
2 Apr 1871 Richard GUMBLETON (age 34) living in 52 Cranmer Rd Brixton, Surrey in 1871 census Brixton, Surrey, England 1871 census
11 Nov 1880 Named as father in birth certificate of Herbert George Gumbleton Lambeth RD, Surrey, England Birth certificate
3 Apr 1881 Richard GUMBLETON (age 44) living in 4 Eythorne Rd, Brixton, Surrey in 1881 census Brixton, Surrey, England 1881 census
5 Apr 1891 Richard Gumbleton (age 54) living in 4 Eythorn Road, Brixton in 1891 census Brixton, Surrey, England 1891 census
1896 London 1896 London View details
1898 Richard Gumbleton living at 53 Knatchbull Road Camberwell, Surrey, England Electoral rolls
10 Mar 1898 Richard GUMBLETON referenced in Attestation papers of Herbert George Gumbleton View details
1899 Richard Gumbleton living at 53 Knatchbull Road Camberwell, Surrey, England Electoral rolls
1900 Richard Gumbleton living at 53 Knatchbull Road Camberwell, Surrey, England Electoral rolls
31 Mar 1901 Richard Gumbleton (age 64) living in 53 Knatchbull Road, Lambeth, Surrey in 1901 census Lambeth, Surrey, England 1901 census
1909 Death registration of Richard GUMBLETON Lewisham RD, Surrey, England Civil registration death registers
7 May 1909 Death certificate of Richard Gumbleton Catford, Surrey, England Death certificate
12 May 1909 Burial of Richard Gumbleton Norwood Cemetery, Surrey, England Burials index
25 Mar 1911 Named as father in marriage certificate of Herbert George Gumbleton and Christina Margaret Gordon Guildford Marriage certificate
5 Jun 1912 Named as father in marriage certificate of Richard Thomas GUMBLETON and Mary Sybil McFarlane WOODFIN South Kensington Marriage certificate
22 Jun 1918 Named as father in marriage certificate of Sydney Robert KILBEY and Mabel Edith GUMBLETON Bexley Marriage certificate


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