IN MEMORY OF EDWARD WATSON JOBLING WHO DIED AT PORTSWOOD JUNE 19TH 1859 AGED  YEARS
ALSO OF MURIEL F ANITA JOBLING WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 17TH 1859 AGED 6 MONTHS
The inscription above is on the bevelled edge of the lid at the side adjacent to the path (shown on photo). There is also writing on the bottom end which has not been deciphered.
Of note may be that this grave is the closest one to the door which acted as the main entrance to the church at the time of the burial.
Civil registration marriage to Charlotte Gowan in Carnmoney, County Antirm, Ireland 22nd Aug 1854. His father was named as Edward Jobling.
Source: www.jopling.info, link
Edward Watson Jobling death registered South Stoneham, Apr-Jun 1859, Vol 2c, page 38. The burial register for Christ Church, Portswood records the burial on 28th June 1859 and his age as 41 years. His address was Belmont Road, Portswood.
His death records show him living in Portswood, Southampton and described as a Gentleman. He was married to Charlotte and his brother John was the executor for his will.
Birth recorded for Muriel Florence Anita Jobling, Apr-Jun 1859, South Stoneham, Vol. 2c, page 49.
The burial register for Christ Church, Portswood records the burial on 22nd September 1859 and her age was described as infant. Her address was given as both Portswood and Co. Down, Ireland.
Reference has been found to an Edward Watson Jobling being a shipbuilder in Llanelli. Although this is an unusual name, no evidence could be found to show if this was the same person.
Named as a shipbuilder in Llanelli in Hunt’s Directory of Gloucester, Bristol & Welsh Towns – 1849 Ship Builders
Jobling Edward Watson Sea side
Further information on the activity of this Edward Watson Jobling was also found as below;
“no evidence to suggest that there was a permanent slipway for shipbuilding before 1845, when Edward Watson Jobling sought, and obtained, permission from the Llanelly Harbour Commissioners to build a Patent Slip on a site adjoining the Carmarthenshire Dock. 3 This slipway was capable of taking vessels of up to 500……………… Llanelly Public Library possess an incomplete Tide Table for the port dated 1849 containing details of the shipyard: the charge for the use of the slipway for repair was 1/2d. per register ton per day.
……………….. tons, 1 and Jobling built several vessels, as well as carrying out much repair work. He abandoned shipbuilding at Llanelly in 1852, and the slipway passed to W. H. Nevill”
Reference to a ship named as the Daphne, built at Howdon on Tyneside by Edward Watson Jopling in 1840. The ship sank in 1844
From the London Gazette of September 14th, 1858, Messrs Edward Watson Jobling and John Jobling petitioned the Court of Bankruptcy in London as creditors, for the winding up of the European and American Steam Ship Company Ltd.
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Birth, Marriage & Death records obtained from Freebmd.org.uk.
For war dead the burial information was obtained from CWGC.org