Name: Benjamin GUMBLETON  Q0049 
Born: 1874  Alderbury RD, Wiltshire, England
Parents: Morgan GUMBLETON Mary HAZELL
Died:1923 Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation:Slate quarry labourer  Benjamin GUMBLETON
Benjamin Gumbleton, with his wife Eva,
Spouse 1Eva NELSON
Married 30 Dec 1906
(Died 31 Nov 1945 Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, Australia)
Child 1 R2002 Olive Gladys GUMBLETON
Child 2 S0909 Hazel M GUMBLETON 1909
Child 3 S1910 Eva E GUMBLETON 1910
Child 4 S0912 Alma N GUMBLETON 1912
Benjamin Gumbleton was a son of Morgan Gumbleton and his wife Mary, nee Hazell. Benjamin was born in 1874 in the Alderbury district in WIltshire.

Later in the 1870s, the family moved to Llanllechid, Caernarvonshire, Wales, where Morgan worked as a gamekeeper. The family (including Benjamin) were in Tu Gwyn, Llanllechid in the 1881 census.

By 1891 he was aged 17 and had left school to work as a slate quarry labourer.

By 1901, he had moved to Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, where he was working as a miner, below ground. Ashton-in-Makerfield was part of the St. Helens Area of the South Lancashire Coalfield. The St Helens Area lay to the South West of the Wigan area and occupied around 60 square miles, skirting Wigan, Warrington, Widnes and to within eight miles of Liverpool.

In about 1903, he left Britain and emigrated to Australia, where he continued to work as a miner. He married Eva Nelson in Hamilton, New South Wales in 1906. At the time the 'wedding' picture was taken, Benjamin and Eva were already married almost two years & Eva was expecting their eldest child, Hazel. They dressed up in their wedding clothes, drove in a sulky (horse & cart) to Weston not far from Kurri Kurri to have a studio photo taken so they could send it back to his relatives in England. When they arrived at the studio, they had no flowers, so the photographer found some for her.

Benjamin and Eva had four children.

He died at Kurri Kurri, NSW, on 21 April 1923. His widow died in 1945. 

Thanks to Lynda Neasbey for the information

1874 Mar Qr Birth registration of Benjamin GUMBLETON Alderbury RD, Wiltshire, England Civil registration birth registers
3 Apr 1881 Benjamin GUMBELTON (age 7) living in Tu Gwyn, Llanllechid in 1881 census Llanllechid, Caernarvonshire, Wales 1881 census
5 Apr 1891 Benjamin GUMBLETON (age 17) living in Foel Rhiwen, Llanddeiniolen, Bangor in 1891 census Llanddeiniolen, Caernarvonshire, Wales 1891 census
31 Mar 1901 Benjamin Grumbleton (age 27) living in 429, Ogwin Terr, Ashton in Makerfd, Lancashire in 1901 census Ashton in Makerfd, Lancashire, England 1901 census
1906 Marriage registration of Benjamin M GUMBLETON Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia Civil marriage registers
28 Dec 1922 Will of Benjamin Morgan Gumbleton Sawyers Gully, Northumberland, NSW View details
1923 Death registration of Benjamin M GUMBLETON Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, Australia Civil registration death registers

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