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

Journal 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.

Surnames: ANDERSON DUMBLETON REED STEWART
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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 - patchad@optusnet.com.au
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
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by Annette54 on 2013-03-29 03:42:54

Hello Debbie

I am not a direct family member. I am a researcher of the Miller family from Moneymore in Ireland. I have been researching the descendants of a John Miller. The Dumbleton's through the marriage of Mary Phoebe Stewart are Miller descendants. Mary's mother was Margaret Torrens Miller who married George Vesey Stewart. I have done some research of the Dumbletons. The information below is my research on the Dumbleton's. It is a work in progress.

MARY PHOEBE STEWART (1865-1962)
Mary Phoebe Stewart was born on 22nd November 1865 at Lisbeg, Ballygawley, Co Tyrone, the third daughter of Margaret Torrens Miller and George Vesey Stewart. She married Arthur Roderick Dumbleton who was born in Simbia, India in 1864, the son of General Charles Dumbleton and Elizabeth Francis Jane Reed. Elizabeth Francis Jane Reed 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. Mary died on 26th July 1962 at age 96 years. She lived at 34 Ponsonby Rd., Auckland, New Zealand.

CHILDREN:

CHARLES MERVYN GORDON DUMBLETON (1886-1967)
Charles Mervyn Gordon Dumbleton was known as Gordon Charles Mervyn Dumbleton. He was the son of Mary Phoebe Stewart and Arthur Roderick Dumbleton. He was born in 1886. He was a train conductor in Wellington, New Zealand. He married Elsie Margaret Mowels in 1907. She was born in 1883 and died in 1939. He died in 1967.


FRANCES MARY PAULINE DUMBLETON
Frances Mary Pauline Dumbleton, the eldest daughter of Mary Phoebe Stewart and Arthur Roderick Dumbleton, was born in 1887. Known a Pearl, she married William Carl Frederick Anderson in 1908. William was born in 1885 and died in 1918.

DOUGLAS HORATIO DUMBLETON
Douglas Horatio Dumbleton, the son of Mary Phoebe Stewart and Arthur Roderick Dumbleton, was born at Katikai, New Zealand on 1st June 1888. He married Ellen Louise Ryan on 4th September 1909. Ellen, known as Nell was born in 1890. At the time of his enlisted in 1916, Douglas was employed as a Driver by the Wellington Harbour Board and living with his wife and child at 154B Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand. He departed Wellington on 2nd April 1917, landed in France on 9th August and died, aged 28, on Friday, 12th October 1917. He is remembered with honour at Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Daughter: VIOLET LOUISA GRACE DUMBLETON
Violet Louisa Grace Dumbleton, the second daughter of Mary Phoebe Stewart and Arthur Roderick Dumbleton, was born in 1891. She married Colin Jamieson on 13th April 1917. They divorced in 1919. In 1920, she married Lawrence Charles Brown.

Son: LAWRENCE PHILIP DUMBLETON (1893-1969)
Lawrence Philip Dumbleton, the son of Mary Phoebe Stewart and Arthur Roderick Dumbleton, was born on 23rd February 1893 at Mangataineka, New Zealand. He married Ira Rachel Grace Patton (1894-1961), the daughter of James Patten (1852-1939) and Charlotte Duffell (1853-1909) in Wellington on 12th April 1917. Rachel was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1894. Lawrence served in the Kelburn Rifles and B Company of the 5th Wellington Regiment from 1910-1917, before enlisting in WWI. At the time of his enlistment, he listed his occupation as Driver with Lyons & Co., Wellington and his address as 12 Normandy Street, Wellington. He embarked on 5th June 1918. He joined the 1st Wellington Regiment and was posted to 17th Company. He left for France on 10th October 1918. He was discharged on 27th May 1919. After the war, he lived a 4 Broadway, Miramar, Wellington. At the outbreak of WWII, they were living at 79 Freyberg Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand. During WWII, he served with the New Zealand Staff Corps and was posted as a Lieutenant with the 1st Heavy Artillery Group on 29th January 1940. In 1946-1960, they were resident at Marsden, Northland, New Zealand. Rachel died at Whangarei, New Zealand in 1961. Lawrence died at Kawakawa on 13th March 1969.
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I can provide information on their descendants:

8. Daughter: ESTHER ZILLAH DUMBLETON
Esther Zillah Dumbleton, the daughter of Gordon Charles Mervyn Dumbleton and Elsie Margaret Mowels, was born in 1907. She married Keith George Hall Webster in 1927.

8 Daughter: MINNIE MARGEURITE DUMBLETON
Minnie Margeurite Dumbleton, the daughter of Gordon Charles Mervyn Dumbleton and Elsie Margaret Mowels, was born in 1908.

8. Daughter: MINNIE LOUISE DUMBLETON
Minnie Louise Dumbleton was born on 25th June 1911. She was the adopted daughter of Douglas Horatio Dumbleton and Ellen Louise Ryan. She is listed on her fathers enlistment papers as an adopted daughter.

8. Son: DOUGLAS PHILIP DUMBLETON (1918-2005)
Douglas Phillip Dumbleton was born in Wellington on 27th April 1918, the son of Lawrence Phillip Dumbleton and Ira Rachel Grace Patton. At the outbreak of WWII, he was an officer in the New Zealand Regular Force, with the rank of Lieutenant. He served with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF) during WWII and embarked with the 36th Battalion, rising to the rank of Major. At the time of his enlistment, he was living at Narrow Neck Military Camp, Auckland, New Zealand. He played first class cricket for Wellington (1947-1948), opening the bowling for Wellington in one match. He umpired two Tests at the Basin Reserve against England in 1962-63 and South Africa in 1963-64. He died on 4th March 2005, aged 86 years.

8. Daughter: ELLEN AILEEN VERONICA DUMBLETON
Ellen Aileen Veronica Dumbleton, was the daughter of Lawrence Philip Dumbleton and Ira Rachel Grace Patton. From 1946 to 1963 she was living at Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand. She married Cecil Morgan.

8. Daughter: RUTH HAZLETT DUMBLETON (1922-1981)
Ruth Hazlett Dumbleton was the daughter of Lawrence Philip Dumbleton and Ira Rachel Grace Patton, was born in Wellington, New Zealand 27th September 1922. In 1946 she was living at Waimarino, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She married Lorents Christian Devantier on 10th April 1948 at Palmerston North, New Zealand. Lorents, known as Laurie, was born on 11th October 1916. It was his second marriage. He was a widower. He had previously married Constance Adele Edith Craven in 1937. Constance died in 1945 leaving Laurie with three children from his previous marriage. In 1949 Ruth and Laurie were living at 3 Featherston Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand. In 1954 they were living at 117 Featherston Street, Palmerston North. In 1957 they were living at Marsden Point Road, Ruakaka, New Zealand. In 1969 they were living at Factory Road, Moerewa, New Zealand. In 1978 they were living at 29 Pembroke Street, Moerewa, New Zealand. Ruth died on 20th April 1981, Kawakawa, North Island, New Zealand, aged 58 years.

I have information on some of the descendants of the above.

Annette Miller
Melbourne, Australia

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.

regards,
Jo Morgan

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