Name: Ellen GUMBLETON  P0034 
Born: 1842  Alderbury RD, Wiltshire, England
Baptised: 1 Sep 1844  Bulford, Wiltshire, England
Parents: Samuel GUMBELTON Elizabeth PORTON
Spouse 1William READ
Married 1866
Kensington RD (Registration district), Middlesex, England
Ellen Gumbleton was a daughter of Samuel Gumbleton and Elizabeth Porton of West Grimstead, Wiltshire. Samuel was a Police Constable (according to Ellen's later Marriage Certificate). She was born in 1844 and baptised 1 Sep 1844 in Bulford, Wiltshire.

Her father died when she was 8 and her mother continued to look after the family at West Grimstead, working as a dressmaker. The children had to leave school young, with Ellen's 13-year-old brother being an agricultural labourer and her 11-year-old sister being a servant by the time of the 1851 census.

In 1861, Ellen, aged 18, was working as a dressmaker, like her mother. We assume she must have gone to London—perhaps to work as a servant—and she was living at Moor Park Road, Walham Green, Middlesex, when she got married in 1866 to William Read, a gardener

In 1871, they were living in South Street, Brompton, Chelsea, Middlesex, with their two children, Harry and Rose: William was still a gardener.[1871 census: RG10/55 Fol.12, p16]

By 1891, she was now a widow and was still living in Brompton with her children: Harry, Charles, Robert, Florence and Walter.[1891 census RG12/31 Fol.191, p10] She was working as a charwoman. 

1842 Sep Qr Birth registration of Ellen GUMBLETON Amesbury RD (Registration district), Wiltshire, England Civil registration birth registers
1 Sep 1844 Baptism of Ellen GUMBLETON Bulford, Wiltshire, England Baptisms index
30 Mar 1851 Ellen GUMBLETON (age 8) living in West Grimstead in 1851 census West Grimstead, Wiltshire, England 1851 census
7 Apr 1861 Ellen Gumbleton (age 18) living in West Grimstead in 1861 census West Grimstead, Wiltshire, England 1861 census
1866 Sep Qr Marriage registration of Ellen Gumbleton Kensington RD (Registration district), Middlesex, England Civil marriage registers
8 Aug 1866 Marriage certificate of William READ and Ellen GUMBLETON Walham Green Marriage certificate

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