Name: George CUMBLETON  Q0867 
Born: 11 Sep 1866  Bradford Peverell, Dorset, England
Died:11 May 1948 Dorchester RD, Dorset, England
Occupation:Farm thatcher and agricultural labourer  George CUMBLETON
Thanks to Derek Jackson for the picture
Spouse 1Annie WAKELEY
Married 1890
Dorchester RD, Dorset, England
(Died 29 Nov 1855 Dorchester RD, Dorset, England)
Child 1 Q0891 Herbert George CUMBLETON 1891
Child 2 Q0893 William Leonard CUMBLETON 1893
Child 3 Q0896 Percival Joseph CUMBLETON 1896
Child 4 Q0898 Florence Beatrice CUMBLETON 1898
Child 5 Q0902 Evelyn Corona CUMBLETON 1902
Child 6 Q0905 Bertha E CUMBLETON 1905
Child 7 Q0907 Lena Amelia CUMBLETON 1907
George Cumbleton was the fifth child of Joseph Cumbleton and his wife Jane, nee Critchell, born 11 Sep 1866 at Bradford Peverell, Dorset. His father was an agricultural labourer. The 1871 census shows George, aged 4, living with his parents in Bradford Peverell.

In 1881 he was still living with his parents in the same village but, aged 14, he had now left school and was working as an agricultural labourer, himself.

In 1890, he married Annie Wakeley in the Dorchester Registration District (which includes Bradford Peverell).

The 1901 census shows George and Annie living with four of their children in Bradford Peverell, although the birth places of the children (Godmanstone, Dorchester, Higher Bunton[?], and Dorchester, respectively) indicates that the family had moved around in the intervening years. By this stage, George was a farm thatcher: it is not known whether this referred to the thatching of farm buildings or the thatching of the tops of haystacks to protect them from the weather (or both).

By 1911, George was the farm bailiff at Poundbury Farm, Maiden Newton, Dorset. He was living there with his wife and 7 children, the eldest three of whom were also farm workers.

Of the three sons, the two eldest emigrated to Canada, but in World War I, they both enlisted and returned to Europe to fight. Herbert George was a Sergeant with the 9th Canadian Mounted Rifles and William Leonard was a Lance-Corporal, who came from Canada with the first Canadian Expeditionary Force. Their third son Percival Joseph joined the 4th Dorset Regiment as a Private and was initially posted to India. The Western Gazette, of 7 May 1915, has an article about the patriotic family. All three sons survived the war, though two of them were injured, with the youngest losing both an arm and a leg.

George remained at Poundbury Farm, at least until 1929 but by 1939, was living in the Borough of Dorchester. He died died 11 May 1948 at The County Hospital Dorchester. His widow died in 1955. 

1866 Dec Qr Birth registration of George CUMBLETON Dorchester RD, Dorset, England Civil registration birth registers
2 Apr 1871 George CUMBLETON (age 4) living in Bradford Peverell, Dorset in 1871 census Bradford Peverell, Dorset, England 1871 census
3 Apr 1881 George CUMBLETON (age 14) living in Bradford Peverell in 1881 census Bradford Peverell, Dorset, England 1881 census
1890 Dec Qr Marriage registration of George CUMBLETON Dorchester RD, Dorset, England Civil marriage registers
31 Mar 1901 George CUMBLETON (age 34) living in Bradford Peverell, Dorset in 1901 census Bradford Peverell, Dorset, England 1901 census
2 Apr 1911 George CUMBLETON (age 44) living in Poundbury Farm, Maiden Newton, Dorchester, Dorset in 1911 census Maiden Newton, Dorset, England 1911 census
7 May 1915 Patriotic Somerset, Dorset and Hants families Dorchester View details
23 Sep 1915 Named as father in marriage certificate of Herbert George CUMBLETON and Beatrice Louise LANE All Saints, Dorchester Marriage certificate
1929 George Cumbleton living at Poundbury Farm Bradford Peverell, Dorset, England Electoral rolls
1 Jun 1939 1939 Register: George Cumbleton living in Dorchester Metropolitan Borough Dorchester Metropolitan Borough 1939 Register
11 May 1948 Will of George Cumbleton Dorchester View details

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