William Edward GUMBLETON

Name: William Edward GUMBLETON  P0101 
Born: 3 Mar 1840   
Parents: George GUMBLETON Frances Anne PENROSE
Died:4 Apr 1911  
Occupation:Horticulturalist  William Edward GUMBLETON
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor). London, 1899, January - July, volume 55. [Source:Wikipedia]
He was an eminent horticulturalist. He is referred to in a number of articles by E.C. Nelson who says that, after leaving Oxford (apparently before graduating) he travelled in Europe with his mother and studied languages, art and music, before settling at Belgrove and specialising in horticulture.

He was not a tolerant person, and there are several accounts of impatience with people and plants of which he didn't approve.

He built up a collection of botanical books which he bequeathed to the Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin.

According to E.C. Nelson's account, he was buried at Belgrove, outside the walled garden, where a limestone slab is engraved with his name and dates.

Arctotis gumbletonii, which he 'raised and flowered', is named after him.  

30 Mar 1851 William E GUMBLETON (age 11) living in Priory B, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1851 census Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England 1851 census
8 Jun 1858 Gumbleton, William Edward, son of George of Cork Oxford View details
8 Dec 1881 Book inscribed by W E Gumbleton Co Cork, Ireland View details
11 Feb 1899 An abortive sale (of the estate of W E Gumbleton) Co Cork, Ireland View details
31 Mar 1901 William E GUMBLETON (age 61) living in Belgrove, Queenstown, Cork in 1901 census Belgrove, Co. Cork, Ireland 1901 census
2 Apr 1911 William Edward GUMBLETON (age 71) living in Belgrove, Queenstown, Cork in 1911 census Belgrove, Co. Cork, Ireland 1911 census
3 Apr 1911 Death certificate of William E GUMBLETON Belgrove, Co. Cork, Ireland Death certificate
4 Apr 1911 Will of William Edward Gumbleton Belgrove, Queenstown, Co Cork View details
1911 Jun Qr Death registration of William E GUMBLETON Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland Civil registration death registers
1979 Irish Horticulturalists II: William Edward Gumbleton (1840-1911) connoisseur and bibliofile Ireland, Ireland, Ireland View details

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