George GUMBLETON


Name: George GUMBLETON  P0095 
Born: 1860  Alderbury RD, Wiltshire, England
Baptised: 14 Oct 1860  Alderbury, Wiltshire, England
Parents: Solomon GUMBLETON Maria OSMAN
Died:1949 Ealing RD, Middlesex, England
Occupation:Coffee Room Clerk   
Spouse 1Adelaide FOSTER
Married 1893
Westminster RD, Middlesex, England
(Died 1958 Ealing RD, Middlesex, England)
George Gumbleton, born in 1860, was the eldest child of Solomon Gumbleton and his wife Maria, nee Osman. Solomon and Maria had been married in Hanwell and Solomon was working in Hanwell Middlesex, at least in 1861, but George was born in the Aldrerbury district in WIltshire and was baptised on 6 Aug 1837 at West Grimstead, Wiltshire. Perhaps Maria returned to her family home to have her first baby.

The 1861 census shows George, aged 7 months living with his parents in Hanwell. Solomon was a gardener to SIr A J Spearman and the Gumbleton family lived in a cottage on Spearman's estate: "The Spring", Hanwell. Ten years later, the census shows the family living at the same address, with George, now aged 10, listed as a scholar.

By 1881, George had left home and was working as a coffee room clerk in Conservative Club at 74 St James' Street, Westminster. In 1886, the Daily News includes a report on a cricket match between the Conservative Club and the Reform Club. Gumbleton was mentioned as taking a catch, when on the fielding side, and scoring 22 runs on the batting side. The Conservatives were all out for 34, so Gumbleton's total must have been the highest for his team.

By 1891, he was a clerk in the Constitutional Club, Northumberland Avenue. This was a London gentlemen's club, now dissolved, which was established in 1883 and disbanded in 1979. Between 1886 and 1959 it had a distinctive red and yellow Victorian Neo-Gothic terracotta building at 28 Northumberland Avenue, off Trafalgar Square. The Club was closely aligned to the Conservative party.

In 1893, George was married, at St James' Westminster, to Adelaide Foster, a daughter of Arthur Foster, an army sergeant. At this point, George was described as a wine steward.

The 1901 census shows George and Adelaide living at Flat 39, 35 Crookham Rd, Fulham. George, aged 40, is described as "Late Assistant Manager (Club)" so it is not clear if he is currently in work, or in what capacity. In 1911 they were living at 84 Oaklands Grove, Fulham, London and he was a "Clerk (temporary) late club".

Electoral rolls of 1928 show George living at 4 Starr's cottages, Goffs Oak, Cheshunt, with his brother Harry Grant [Q0034].

George died in 1949 in the Ealing registration district, Middlesex. Adelaide lived until 1959. George and Adelaide had no children. 

DateEventPlaceReference
1860 Sep Qr Birth registration of George GUMBLETON Alderbury RD, Wiltshire, England Civil registration birth registers
14 Oct 1860 Baptism of George GUMBLETON Alderbury, Wiltshire, England Baptisms index
7 Apr 1861 George Gumbleton (age 7m) living in The Spring, Hanwell in 1861 census Hanwell, Middlesex, England 1861 census
2 Apr 1871 George GUMBLETON (age 10) living in Gardener's Cottage, The Spring, Hanwell, Middlesex in 1871 census Hanwell, Middlesex, England 1871 census
3 Apr 1881 George GUMBLETON (age 20) living in 74 St James St Conservative Club, Westminster in 1881 census Westminster, Middlesex, England 1881 census
24 Jun 1886 Reform v. Conservative Clubs London View details
5 Apr 1891 George Gumbleton (age 30) living in Constitutional Club, Northumberland Ave, London in 1891 census None 1891 census
1893 Sep qr Marriage registration of George Gumbleton Westminster RD, Middlesex, England Civil marriage registers
24 Aug 1893 Marriage certificate of George GUMBLETON and Adelaide FOSTER St James, Westminster Marriage certificate
31 Mar 1901 George Gumbleton (age 40) living in Flat 39, 35 Crookham Rd, Fulham in 1901 census Fulham, Middlesex, England 1901 census
1911 George Gumbleton living at 84a Oaklands Grove Hammersmith, Middlesex, England Electoral rolls
2 Apr 1911 George Gumbleton (age 50) living in 84 Oaklands Grove, Fulham, London in 1911 census Fulham, Middlesex, England 1911 census
1928 George Gumbleton living at 4 Starrs Cottages, Goffs Oak Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England Electoral rolls
1949 Dec Qr Death registration of George Gumbleton Ealing, Middlesex, England Civil registration death registers


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