James Bartlett ("Bert") HAMBLING

Male 1906 - 1970  (64 years)    Has 765 ancestors and 4 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name James Bartlett ("Bert") HAMBLING 
    Nickname Bert 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 14 Mar 1906  Elm Cottage, Stoke Fleming, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Born at 6.15pm; time and place from his father's "Birthday Book"
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Electrician 
    • 1939 registration shows him as 'Master(?) Electrician Instalation Dept'
    Occupation 1936  Kirton, Boston, Lincolnshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Proprietor of an electric shop 
    Died 26 Jul 1970 
    Notes 
    • lived in Boston, then in Scotland ("of Musselburgh near Edinburgh" at time of marr) then back in Boston - Oak Lodge, Hall Lang, Frampton by Boston, Lincs.

      Like some other Hamblings, Uncle Bert was too found of a drink, this nearly ending the marriage at one point.
    Person ID I203  Teresa's tree | descendants of Charles Court and Frances Tapner
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 

    Father James Bartlett ("Bert") HAMBLING,   b. 6 May 1876, 34, Delamere Crescent, Paddington, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1952, 55, West Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Minnie Ann COURT,   b. 25 Aug 1878, Brentford, Middlesex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1952, The Gables Hospital, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1899  St. Mary’s Church, Ealing, Middlesex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • My great grandmother was married first to Timothy Longland. My understanding is that he was a close friend of my great grandfather, who lodged with them. When dying TL asked JBH to take care of his wife (pregnant when he died). After TL died JBH did the respectable thing and moved out, waited until the year of mourning was up, and then married TL's widow - what better way of taking care of her?! Sadly in the intervening year or so between being widowed (aged 19) and remarrying my great grandmother had given birth to her second child, lost it and then a few months later her first born had also died, aged 2½.
      She must have been in need of comfort! Hopefully too the birth of a child who survived, my grandmother, some 8½ months after her second marriage brought her comfort.

      I have a copy of a letter my great grandfather wrote to his father after my grandmother got engaged complaining about the way his father was treating her - referring to it being like the way he had been treated (something that was news, but not a total surprise, to the family when we came across this after my grandfather's death). Not a total surprise due to my great grandmother's family history (17 years before the marriage my great grandmother's uncle had died in goal. He had been there at the time of both the 1871 and 1881 censuse, with another uncle and his family in the workhouse at the earlier date. At the same time, their mother had been in and out of the lunatic asylum and continued to be until her death in 1916. And had knowledge of an ancestor's brother in the C18th being a vicious smuggler survived?)
      Clearly, though, my great grandfather had not been disowned in the way my grandmother was, as before her first birthday my grandmother along with both her parents and grandparents had moved from Brentford to Stoke Fleming, where they contined to live close to each other for some years, my great grandmother working in her father-in-law's shop / tea rooms.

      The marr cert says "The Parish Church" - in Brentford district, no indication of which, so I assumed Brentford.  But  Golden Wedd newspaper article says St Mary's, Ealing (which is in B. district) (Vicar was W. (C/E.) Oliver)
    Certificate for the marriage of James Bartlett Hambling to Minnie Ann Longland (nee Court)
    Certificate for the marriage of James Bartlett Hambling to Minnie Ann Longland (nee Court)
    Wedding Anniversary 21 Oct 1949  Boston, Lincolnshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Golden 
    Two reports of the Golden Wedding of James Bartlett and Minnie Ann Hambling
    Two reports of the Golden Wedding of James Bartlett and Minnie Ann Hambling
    Golden Wedding
    Golden Wedding
    This article, written in 1949, seems to have copied information from the earlier Tuck Shop article of 1936 without the appropriate updates, e.g. it refers to the Prince of Wales we "knew today[sic]" as Edward VIII, but refers to Prince Albert simply as such! It also refers to one granddaughter although their second was born well before 1949.
    Golden Wedding Certificate from BESCO
    Golden Wedding Certificate from BESCO
    Children 3 children 
    Photos
    Gathering on Blackpool Sands (1904)
    Gathering on Blackpool Sands (1904)
    My great grandparents with their 1st 2 children - my grandmother and my great aunt. The latter is in the pram at the back - with her mother ready to push it; my great grandfather is in sitting in front of his wife and my grandmother is to the left of him.
    Since my great aunt was born late 1903 I think this must have been in 1904 and I am assuming it is Blackpool Sands (the trees etc. behind the beach are consistent with this).
    I don't know if it was a formal or informal event, or who anyone…
    The family in the garden
    The family in the garden
    My great grandparents - James Bartlett Hambling (b 1876) and Minnie nee Court, with their first 2 children - Ivy on her mother's knee and my grandmother Florence standing in front of her father.
    Gathering on Blackpool Sands (1906)
    Gathering on Blackpool Sands (1906)
    My great grandparents with, I think, their 3 children.
    I believe the baby in the middle of the photo is my great uncle "Bert" (James Bartlett Hambling, b 1906) and that the young girl in front of him is my great aunt Ivy. Certainly the baby is on the lap of my great grandmother (Minnie nee Court), while the man to the right (her left) is my great grandfather (James Bartlett Hambling, b 1876). My grandmother, Florence Hambling, is to his right, slighly in front of him.
    Since my great uncle…
    The family in the back yard
    The family in the back yard
    Minnie Hambling nee Court with her three children. Left to right they are Ivy, Florence ("Florrie") and James Bartlett ("Bert")

    Re location:
    Probably in Stoke Fleming, else Dartmouth - I'm a bit confused about when they lived in Stoke Fleming, when in Dartmouth, and in any case it could have been taken at the children's grandparents in Stoke Fleming.
    The Hambling Family, Easter 1922
    The Hambling Family, Easter 1922
    James Bartlett (1876) and Minnie Ann Hambling and family, standing from left to right: Florence Minnie (age 21), James Bartlett (age 16) and Ivy May (age 18).
    Easter Day fell on 16 April in 1922.
    By 1922 Bert and Minnie had moved to Surrey, but their daughter Flo was still living in Stoke Fleming, with her grandparents, and working in the Tuck Shop, so presumably she was enjoying a holiday with them when this photo was taken.
    (See the family page of Bert and Minnie Hambling for more photos…
    Picnic time
    Picnic time
    My great grandparents, James Bartlett Hambling and Minnie Ann Court, enjoying a picnic.
    Unfortunately I don't know where or when this was taken.
    Family ID F5    |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy ("Dorye") SHARP,   b. 28 Jul 1912, Boston Reg Dist, Lincolnshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1993  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1932  Frampton Church, Boston, Lincolnshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Children
    +1. Living
     
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F133    |  Family Chart

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  • Photos
    The Hambling Family, Easter 1922
    The Hambling Family, Easter 1922
    James Bartlett (1876) and Minnie Ann Hambling and family, standing from left to right: Florence Minnie (age 21), James Bartlett (age 16) and Ivy May (age 18).
    Easter Day fell on 16 April in 1922.
    By 1922 Bert and Minnie had moved to Surrey, but their daughter Flo was still living in Stoke Fleming, with her grandparents, and working in the Tuck Shop, so presumably she was enjoying a holiday with them when this photo was taken.
    (See the family page of Bert and Minnie Hambling for more photos…