Flora Martha GUMBLETON

Name: Flora Martha GUMBLETON  P0092 
Born: 1859  Alderbury RD, Wiltshire, England
Baptised: 28 Sep 1859  Unknown, Wiltshire, England
Parents: Morgan GUMBLETON Mary HAZELL
Spouse 1John GALLOWAY
Married 3 Apr 1881
Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales
Flora Martha Gumbleton was the eldest daughter of Morgan Gumbleton and his wife Mary (nee Hazell). She was born in 1859 in the registration district of Alderbury, which includes the village of West Grimstead. The Familysearch website gives a baptism for her on 28 Sep 1859 in "Wiltshire" but the exact parish has not been found.

By 1861, her parents had moved to Finsbury Street, Portsea, Hampshire, where Flora is recorded in the census, with them, aged 1. By 1871, Flora, aged 11, had left school and was working as a servant in the household of her paternal grandparents, William and Mary Gumbleton, in West Grimstead.

Some time before 1881, Morgan Gumbleton and his family moved to Llanllechid, in Wales. In the census of that year, Flora, aged 22 is working as a servant in the household of Elizabeth Douglas, an annuitant, at High Street Caxton House, Bangor.

On 29 Apr 1881 at the Cathedral Church, Bangor, Flora was married to John Galloway, aged 28, a game keeper.

Flora and John must have moved to Scotland and appear in the 1901 census at Fir Park Cottage No 5, Dryfesdale, Dumfriesshire. Living with them were their 7 children:

  • Janet Galloway (age 12)
  • Ellen Galloway (age 10)
  • William Galloway (age 8)
  • David Galloway (age 5)
  • George Galloway (age 3)
  • Thomas Galloway (age 11 Mo)
  • Henry Galloway (age 4 Mo)
[Scotland census ED: 4; Page: 2; Line: 11]

We have no further details of her married life. 

1859 Jun Qr Birth registration of Martha GUMBLETON Alderbury RD, Wiltshire, England Civil registration birth registers
28 Sep 1859 Baptism of Flora Martha GUMBLETON Unknown, Wiltshire, England Baptisms index
7 Apr 1861 Flora M GOMBLETON (age 1) living in Finsbury Street, Portsea, Hampshire in 1861 census Portsea, Hampshire, England 1861 census
2 Apr 1871 Flora Gumbleton (age 11) living in Spring Cottage, Main St. West Grimstead, Wilts in 1871 census West Grimstead, Wiltshire, England 1871 census
3 Apr 1881 Flora GUMBLETON (age 22) living in High Street Caxton House, Bangor in 1881 census None 1881 census
3 Apr 1881 Marriage of Flora Martha Gumbleton Bangor, Wales View details
29 Apr 1881 Marriage certificate of John Galloway and Flora Martha GUMBLETON Bangor Marriage certificate
1881 Jun Qr Marriage registration of Flora Martha Gumbleton Bangor RD, Caernarvonshire, Wales Civil marriage registers

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