Percy Richard Gay CUMING [1880-1936]

Submitted by Helen Cuming on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 18:00
Percy Richard Gay
(Day & Month are approximate.)
Birthplace (town, state)
Forder, Devon
Birthplace (country)

Captain Percy Richard Gay Cuming worked for the Indo China Steam Navigation Company, his wife was Kathleen. He lived in Hong Kong from 1909 to 1927 when he was transferred to Shanghai.

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Probate Records

Percy Richard Gay-Cuming (sic) of 46 Horniman Drive Forest Hill died 3 June 1936 at Kings College Hospital Denmark Hill. Administration to Kathleen Gay-Cuming (sic) widow Assets £7 3s 6d

The registration district for Denmark Hill (London S E 5)  is either Brixton or Lambeth

The only matching death record is Percy R G Cuming aged 59 whose death was registered in Lambeth in Quarter 2  (April May June) in 1936

The only birth record for Percy R G Cuming was registered in Lambeth 1877

1881 Census Throwleigh Okehampton Devon

Agnes D Rogers widow age 62 annuitant Head of household born Throwleigh Devon

Linda N Perryman granddaughter age 10 born Chagford Devon

Percy R Cuming grandson age 4 born Peckham London

Susanna Gay 65 widow born Throwleigh Devon

Susan G Crocker niece born Throwleigh Devon

If he had lived most of his life in Devon he could have believed that he was born there

His mother was Susan Dunning Gay Rogers who died in 1890

1939 Cenus UK Address  30   Bina Gardens Kensington London

Kathleen P Gay-Cuming widow guest house proprietress born 17 March 1895 or 17 March 1899 (two entries made and an addendum that I cannot read)

David Crocker Gay-Cuming born 1 December 1919 (died 2003 Maidstone Kent)

Electoral Register 8 Gliddon Road Fulham

Kathleen Gay-Cumimg

Prosper R Gay-Cuming

In 1954 they are both at 10 South Bolton Gardens Kensington

Death Records Kathleen Gay-Cuming (sic) died in  1959 aged 76 (?) in Surrey