Sidney CUMNER (1827 to 1907)

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Sidney was born in Newbury, Berkshire the son of Sydney CUMNER & Hannah WRIGHT. He was baptised on 25-Nov-1827 at St. Nicholas, Newbury. Beteween 1846 & 1867 he was a private in the 36th Regiment Foot.

On 20-Dec-1859 he married Miriam Crane MATTHEWS[B-Cert] at Stoke Damerel, Devon[M-Cert].

In 1881 he was serving as a butler at the Royal Military Accademy at Sandhurst.

He died in 1907 [GRO: 1907 DecQr, 2c 245]

Sidney & Miriam had 11 children:

Census: 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901

Sidney CUMNER & Miriam Crane MATTHEWS with their 8 sons in uniform. From the policeman on the left going clockwise: Thomas William (b. 1861), Frederick Charles [Royal Artillery] (b. 1878), Arthur Sidney [Grenadier Guards] (b. 1862), Alfred George [Leicestershire Regiment] (b. 1867), Christopher [3rd Royal Berkshire] (b. 1886), John Henry [Leicestershire Regiment] (b. 1870), Ernest Edward [Royal Artillery] (b. 1876), Richard Herbert [Labour Corps, Nottingham] (b. 1872).

1851 Census


1861 Census


1871 Census

Sidney wasn't in the 1871 Census but Marion was shown as married.

Slade Street, Hythe, St. Leonards
Marrian CUMNER, 27(M), born Aldershot, Laundress & wife of butler
Thomas W. CUMNER, 10(S), born Ireland
Arthur S. CUMNER, 9(S), born Ireland
Alfred G. CUMNER, 5(S), born Pembroke Dock, S. Wales
John H. CUMNER, 1, born Hythe, Kent
Fanny HOLLY (niece), 16(S), born Newbury, Berkshire

1881 Census

5 Albion Cottages, Sandhurst, Berkshire
Sydney CUMNER, 53 (M), born Newbury, Berkshire, Domestic Servant
Marrian CUMNER, 37 (M), born Aldershot, Hampshire
Alfred CUMNER, 14(S), born Pembroke Dock, S. Wales
John H. CUMNER, 11(S), born Hythe, Kent
Richard H. CUMNER, 9(S), born Hythe, Kent
Ernest E. CUMNER, 4(S), born Camberley, Surrey
Frederick C. CUMNER, 2(S), born Camberley, Surrey

1891 Census

2 Albion Cottages, York Town Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire
Sydney CUMNER, aged 61?, born Newbury, Berkshire, Club Servant @ R. M. College
Mariann CUMNER, aged 47, born Aldershot, Hampshire
Ernest E. CUMNER, aged 14, born Camberley, Surrey
Frederick C. CUMNER, aged 12, born Camberley, Surrey
Floretta CUMNER, aged 8, born Sandhurst, Berkshire
Christopher CUMNER, aged 4, born Sandhurst, Berkshire

1901 Census

Cricket Hill, Yateley, Hampshire
Sidney CUMNER, 74 (M), born Newbury, Berkshire, Soldier - Pensioner
Marian CUMNER, 55 (M), born Aldershot, Hampshire
Flora CUMNER, 18 (S), born Sandhurst, Berkshire
Charles CUMNER, 14 (S), born Sandhurst, Berkshire
Dorothy CUMNER, 15m, born Yateley, Hampshire (daughter of Ernest Edward)

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