William Edward GUMBLETON
|Name:||William Edward GUMBLETON||P0101|
|Born:||3 Mar 1840|
|Parents:||George GUMBLETON||Frances Anne PENROSE|
|Died:||4 Apr 1911|
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|
|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|
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