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Looking for Dumbleton Family of England, New Zealand, India, Nairobi

Query by debbiemidson

Looking for family of Arthur Roderick Dumbleton (born 1864 in India) who married Mary Phoebe Stewart of Katikati in 1885. They had children:

Lawrence Philip Dumbleton born 1893
Gordon Mervyn Charles Dumbleton born 1887
Frances Mary Pauline (Anderson) born 1888
Violet Louisa Grace (Brown) born 1891

Arthur's father was Major General Charles Dumbleton who married
Mother Elizabeth Francis Reed in April 1856. Elizabeth was the daughter of General Sir Thomas Reed, G.C.B. General Reed was a Waterloo veteran who was destined to become the provisional
Commander-in-Chief upon the death of Generals Anson and Barnard at the siege of Delhi during the Indian Mutiny.

Arthur Roderick died in Nairobi in 1927.

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by debbiemidson Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2011-05-31 01:41:48

debbiemidson , from Sydney (born in Auckland, New Zealand), has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2011. is researching the following names: STEWART, MCDOWELL, ANDERSON and 1 other(s).

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by Judem on 2012-04-28 20:12:22

I am the granddaughter of Lawrence Philip Dumbleton. My mother was Ruth Haslett Dumbleton who married Lorents Christian Devantier in 1948.
My grandfather married Ira Rachel Grace Patten around 1916. They had three children Douglas Philip, Eileen and Ruth. Douglas had two wives and a child by each. The
eldest child, Diane, was adopted out after her mother, Billy, died. The second child, Bruce, lives somewhere in NZ! Eileen married Cecil Morgan and had two boys, Noel whom I believe lives in Wellington and Kevin who lives in Palmerston North. My mother had two children, myself born in 1949 and my brother Andrew born in 1951, died 1994.
I knew Granny Min very well, we would visit her and she had holidays with us.Also met Uncle Harry, her brother. Also knew Aunty Vi (Violet) and knew Gordon. Also heard stories about Aunty Pearl (?)is this Francis Mary? I have photos of them all.
I never heard any of them speak about Arthur. I remember asking and being fobbed off!I would love to know the Arthur's story. Can anyone help?

by debbiemidson on 2012-09-16 07:29:57

Hello Ruth
Sorry it has taken so long to respond to your message. I forwarded your detail on to my mother who was Pearl's grand-daughter and she sends you the following message:

Arthur Roderick Dumbleton who married Mary Phoebe Stewart was my great grandfather. My grandmother was Frances Mary Pauline Anderson (Pearl), one of their two daughters. I too have been looking for information about Arthur Roderick so would be interested to hear from you. My mother was Pearl's daughter, Sophie.
I do know or have heard of most of the people you mentioned in your email. I also have photos and information about Arthur's family - a very interesting one, as was he. I would be more than happy to pass on what I have if you would care to get in touch with me - [email protected]
At you will guess by my email address I am currently living in Sydney. Look forward to hearing from you. Pat Chadwick (McDowell)

Kind regards
Debbie Midson

by Annette54 on 2013-03-29 03:42:54

by gojobiwan on 2013-07-03 03:51:49

Hi Annette

thanks for posting so much information on the Dumbleton family. i have one small correction, i am the granddaughter of Eileen and Cecil Morgan. my grandmother is listed above as Ellen, however her full maiden name was Eileen Grace Dumbleton.

thanks again for all the useful information.

Jo Morgan

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