Married: Alured Dumbell on 15 July 1875, in
All Saints, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England. Alured is listed as a
widower, the son of George William Dumbell. Mary is listed as single, the
daughter of William Thomas Kidman Rolston.
Alured was born on 12 January 1835, in Douglas, Isle of Man, and baptised on
19 February 1835 in St George, Douglas, the son of George William Dumbell
and Mary Gibson. He was previously married to Mary Elizabeth Gibson on 14
January 1862, in West
district, Lancashire, England, who died on 9 June 1874. Alured was
knighted in 1899, and died in 1900.
Manx Worthies p88 (A.W.Moore, 1901) ALURED DUMBELL,
Knight (b. 1835, d. 1900), second son of G. W. Dumbell (banker,
member of the Bar and of the House of Keys), and Miss Gibson, was educated
at a private school in Douglas. He then entered the firm of Harris and
Adams as a law student, afterwards serving a short period of his articles
with Mr James Spittall. Admitted to the Bar in 1858, he soon acquired a
large and important practice at the north of the island. His appointments
were—High-Bailiff of Ramsey in 1873, second deemster in 1880, and clerk of
the rolls in 1883. he was knighted in 1899, and, a short time before his
death, he acted as deputy-governor. " There is no doubt," says " The Isle
of Man Times," ' That Sir Alured Dumbell was a man of great ability, but
the success which he achieved in the legal profession was not so much due
to the possession of any very exceptional degree of forensic acumen, but
to his ready wit his practical business-like instincts, and his uncommon
powers of penetration, combined with an integrity of purpose that was
never absent from anything in his public career. In the Legislature,
though his work was largely confined to criticism of others, he was,
nevertheless, not only an influential but a very useful member, and, on
its committees, in particular he did good service. Apart from his legal
and legislative work his chief interest was in agriculture, of which he
had considerable knowledge. He was a prominent member of the insular
Agricultural Society, and some years ago, took the leading part in
settling a dispute which arose between its northern and southern members.
He is certainly one of the ablest men this island has produced during the
Who's Who 1900 p355 DUMBELL, His
Honour Sir Alured; Judge of the Chancery Division of the High
Court of Justice for the Isle of Man since 1883, and a Member of the
Executive and Legislative Councils; b.
1835; s. of late George William
Dumbell of Douglas, banker, and Mary, d.
of Wood Gibson of Liverpool; m.
Mary, d. of late Major Rolston
of the Indian Army (d. 1894),
1875. Educ.: entirely by private
tutors. Was Chief Magistrate of Ramsey, 1873-80; Northern Deemster,
1880-83; appointed Clerk of the Rolls (very closely corresponding to
Master of the Rolls in England) 1883. Address:
Ballaughton, near Douglas, Isle of Man. Club:
Junior Constitutional, Piccadilly.
Death: 25 February 1921, in Oak Bay, British
Columbia, Canada, aged 73
Buried: Ross Bay cemetery, Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada (Block V Plot 9 W 47)
Notes: Susan emigrated to Canada in
This description of the type of entertaining done by Susan in Victoria is
from the Victoria Daily Colonist 26 March 1905 p6 Mrs. Baiss was At Home to a considerable
number of her Victoria friends on Tuesday afternoon, at her residence on
Cook street, opportunity being taken of the occasion to welcome back from
England, where her honeymoon had been spent, Mrs. J. D. Pemberton (Mr.
Baiss' daughter) , who assisted in dispensing the hospitalities of the
afternoon. The reception room was prettily decorated in springtime
flowers, daffodils, violets and smilax being employed with notably
artistic effect; and the informality and genuine "at-homeness" of the
afternoon were very much enjoyed. Mrs. Baiss was gowned becomingly in pale
grey liberty satin, trimmed with pink velvet; Mrs. Pemberton in a smart
costume of pink crepe de chine, attesting the skill of Miss McMillan in
toilette designing and execution, which was trimmed with Japanese
embroidery in a chrysanthemum design - the material and trimmings having
been sent from Japan by Mrs. Pemberton's father. Miss Baiss' costume
was of cream silk with Limerick lace flounce and berthe; while Miss Amy
Angus, who also assisted during the afternoon, wore white crepe de chine,
with brown panne velvet, her large picture hat being trimmed with burnt
orange roses. Among the guests of the afternoon were Mrs. Cole, Mr. Welby
Solomon, Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs. O. M. Jones, Mrs. Hasell, Mrs. W. Fleet
Robertson, Mrs. Hamfield, Mrs. W. E. Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Smith,
Miss Macdonald, Mrs. Gavin H. Burns, Mrs . Fmnk Hanlngton, Rev. and Mrs.
Baugh Allen, Mrs. Arthur Robertson, the Bishop and Mrs. Perrin, Mrs. H. C
. Courtney, Mrs. Gresley, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. A. T. Goward, Miss Goward,
Mrs. Loeweh, the Misses Gertrude and Eva Loewen, Mr. Stuart Williams, Miss
Brady, Miss Dupont, Miss Amy and Miss C . E. Dupont, the Misses Kltto,
Mrs. Tuck, Mrs. E. Rocke Robertson, Mrs. and Miss Brown, Miss Ethel
Tilton, Mr. K. J. Scholefield. Mr. E. P. I. Colley, Mr. Forsyth, Mrs.
Gillespie, Rev. Canon Beanlands, Mr. and Mrs. Maclure, Mrs. and Miss
Angus , Mrs. Pemberton, the Misses Susie and Sophie Pemberton and many
others. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pemberton will leave in about a fortnight to
spend the summer months at Alexander Ranch, near Calgary.
Occupation: Army Officer, Indian Army.
William's application for cadetship in the EIC Army was made in 1839,
joining the 14th Native Infantry. He was appointed sub-assistant
commissary-general on 14 January 1853, assigned to Cannanore (East India Register 1857 Madras p20).
William was promoted to captain on 22 July 1853 (Allen's Indian Mail 20 September 1853 p552).
the time of his death, he was deputy-assistant commissary-general and police
magistrate in Cannanore.
Death: 31 March 1857, in Bangalore, Madras,
India, of cholera, after drinking tainted water. Allen's Indian Mail 2 June 1857 p331 CASUALTIES BY DEATH IN THE ARMIES OF INDIA
REPORTED SINCE OUR LAST PUBLICATION.
Capt. W.T.K. Rolston, 14th N.I., at Bangalore, March 31.
Allen's Indian Mail 19 May 1857 p306 DEATH OF CAPTAIN ROLSTON,-
regret to announce the death of Captain Rolston, of the 14th regiment
N.I., from cholera, while travelling from Madras to Bangalore. He had
recently come to the presidency to accompany his regiment to Singapore,
but was directed to return to Cannanore and resume his appointment of
deputy-assistant commissary-general, when he fell a victim to that
terrible and mysterious scourge, which "like the pestilence that walketh
in darkness, and the destruction that wasteth at noonday," has lately
prevailed to such a fearful extent on the Bangalore road.- Spectator,
Allen's Indian Mail 9 June 1857 p375 DEATHS FROM DRINKING BAD WATER.=It
has long been known that bad water loaded with organic matter is a
fruitful source of disease. The death of Capt. W.T.R. Rolston, police
magistrate of Cannanore, as announced by the Bombay
Times, illustrates our position. He was returning to Cannanore
via Bangalore, with his sister, the wife of Col. Stevenson, of the 1st
Madras Fusiliers, and child. Before reaching Bangalore, he imprudently
drank some bad water, as also did Mrs. Stevenson and the child. They were
shortly afterwards seized with cholera, and both Capt. Rolston and Mrs.
Stevenson died. The child recovered. United Service magazine 1857 Part II p474 DEATHS.
March 31, at Bangalore, of cholera, Capt. William Thomas Kidman
Rolston, 14th Reg., M.N.I., Dep.-Assist. Commissary-Gen., aged 37; and on
the 10th Sept. previously, at Jaulnah, after the same fatal disease, Capt.
George Raithby Rolston, 47th Regiment, M.N.I., aged 34, sons of the late
Thomas Rolston, Esq., M.D., Staff-Surgeon to the Forces at Malta.
Buried: 1 April 1857 in Agram Protestant
Cemetery, Bangalore, Madras, India, aged 37
Education: King William's College,
Castletown, Isle of Man, which he attended from 1872 until 1875, then the
isle of man Theological College. King William's College register (1905) p152 ENTRANCES IN OCTOBER 1872. Rolston, William George, born Nov
7th, 1855. Left March, 1875.
Son of W.T.H. Rolston, Ramsey, I.O.M. Pleignier's.
Isle of Man Theological College. D.
1883. P. 1886. Domestic Chaplain
Bishop's Court, I.O.M. 1883-88. Chaplain of Dhoon, Maughold, I.O.M., 1891.
Christ Church, Dhoon, Maughold, I.O.M.
Married: Henrietta May Skrine on 26
June 1892, in Paddington
district, London, England. Henrietta was born on 22 May 1857, in
Whitby, Yorkshire, the daughter of Clarmont Skrine and Mary Ann Auchmuty
Bennett. Henrietta died in 1943, in Norwich
district, Norfolk, aged 86, was buried on 27 May 1943, in Kirkley,
Suffolk, aged 86.
Occupation: Clergyman. William was
ordained deacon in 1883 and priest in 1886. He served as Domestic Chaplain
in Bishop's Court, Isle of Man, from 1883 until 1886, then as Chaplain of
Dhoon, Maughold, Isle of Man in 1891. Later, he was Rector of Cantley,