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Thomas GUNNING (1825-1886)

Name: Thomas GUNNING
Sex: Male
Father: Charles GUNNING (c. 1785-1844)
Mother: Elizabeth HAMP (c. 1788-1855)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 21 Dec 1825 St Pancras, London, UK1,2,3
Entry was for Thomas son of Charles & Elizabeth GUNNING
Baptism 24 Mar 1826 (age 0) St Pancras, London, UK1
Old Church, St Pancras, London, UK
Entry was for Thomas son of Charles & Elizabeth GUNNING
Occupation 6 Jun 1841 (age 15) Draper; Lambeth, London, UK4
West Street, St Maty Newington, Lambeth, London, UK
Entry was for Thomas GUNNING stated age 15
Occupation 6 May 1846 (age 20) Army Other Rank; Middlesex, UK5
Entry was for Thomas GUNNING stated age 20
Occupation 2 Apr 1871 (age 45) Chelsea Pensioner; Hulme, Lancashire, UK6
17 Anson Street, Hulme, Manchester, UK
Entry was for Thomas GUNNING stated age 44
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 (age 55) Pensioner No Occ; Salford, Lancashire, UK7
Salford, Lancashire, UK Union Workhouse, Eccles New Road, Salford, Lancashire, UK
Thomas Gunning and family (except George) were all inmates at the Salford Union Workhouse
Death 1 May 1886 (age 60) Salford, Lancashire, UK8,9
Salford, Lancashire, UK Union Infirmary, Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire, UK
Q2 1886 Salford 8d 14 for Thomas GUNNING stated age 64

Marriage

Spouse Ellen KEENEHAN (c. 1837-1887)
Children George Thomas GUNNING (1860-1909)
Arthur GUNNING (1870-1941)
Louisa GUNNING (1872-1902)
Leonard GUNNING (1875-1951)
Frederick GUNNING (1880-1881)
Marriage 18 Apr 1858 (age 32) Salford, Lancashire, UK10
St Johns The Evangelist, White Cross Bank, Salford, Lancashire, UK
Q2 1858 Salford 8d 58 for Thomas GUNNING stated age 32 m. Ellen KEENEHAN stated age 20

Individual Note

Thomas GUNNING was born in 1825 in St Pancras, Middlesex, and by 1841 he was working as a Draper for his father Charles GUNNING, then a Muslin Manufacturer/Agent. Following the death of his father in 1844, Thomas GUNNING enlisted at Westminster, London, into the 36th Regiment of Foot on 6th May 1846, as Private 2576 GUNNING. He was discharged as Corporal 2576 GUNNING on 20 Apr 1869, after 23 years service, at his own request. He was awarded a small Army pension (value not specified). His service record shows that he spent 15 years of service overseas: 4 years in the Ionian Islands, 6 years in the West Indies, and then 5 years in the East Indies. He was promoted to Sergeant twice, but each time reduced back to Private after (unspecified) Court Martials, before regaining the rank of Corporal.

It is presumed that his army pension was very small because, by 1881, Thomas GUNNING and all his family (except son George) had fallen on hard times and were all inmates at the Salford Union Workhouse.

The death certificate of Thomas GUNNING records that he died in the Salford Union Workhouse Infirmary on 1 May 1886 of caries of the spine and exhaustion.

 

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Sources

1"IGI Online Index".
2"Surname Origin". See https://www.surnamedb.com/surname/gunning
3"Family Tree". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/tree_thomas_gunning_b_1825.pdf
4"UK Census 1841". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/c_1841_charles_gunning.pdf
5"Army Records Other". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/xtra_thomas_gunning_b_1825_army.pdf
6"UK Census 1871". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/c_1871_thomas_gunning.pdf
7"UK Census 1881". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/c_1881_thomas_gunning.pdf
8"UK GRO D Cert.". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/d_thomas_gunning.pdf
9"UK FreeBMD Dea".
10"UK GRO M Cert.". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/m_thomas_gunning_ellen_keenehan.pdf