James Bartlett HAMBLING

James Bartlett HAMBLING

Male 1849 - 1930  (81 years)    Has 126 ancestors and 26 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name James Bartlett HAMBLING 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Residence From 1849 to 1874  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 
    • He lived here until moving to London in 1874, with his parents in censuses up to and including 1871. In 1874 he married in Devon but his first son was born in London later the same year.
      Because censuses largely show just "village" for the address it is hard to know quite where he lived.
    Born 20 Jan 1849  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 
    • GRO ref: Hambling, James Bartlett q1 1849 Kingsbridge RD 9 405; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Trant
    Birth certificate for James Bartlett Hambling (b 1849)
    Birth certificate for James Bartlett Hambling (b 1849)
    Baptised 18 Feb 1849  St. Peter’s Church, 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  [1
    Gender Male 
    Education Scholar 
    1861 
    Character
    • A stern figure from what I can gather, as he appears in photos. 
      Disapproved of the marriages of both his son (James Bartlett) and his granddaughter (Florence, my grandmother) - see notes on them for more details. His other son kept on the right side of him and only married late in his father's life.
      Having disowned by grandmother he refused to see my mother, his first great grandchild and the only one born during his lifetime. His wife only saw her without his knowledge.

      His wife enjoyed a drink - perhaps he had driven her to it - but had to do so secretly, with my grandmother smuggling drink in / bottles out (although I believed he also enjoyed a drink himself).
    Occupation Carpenter 
    From 1871 to 1901 
    • Shown as a carpenter on the 1871, 1881, and 1901 censuses, as a joiner in 1891. Although he was retired by the time he died according to his death certificate he had been a Master Carpenter.
      Listed as "Hambling, James Bartlett, carpenter"in the commercial part of the entry for Stoke Fleming in "Kelly's Directory of Devonshire and Cornwall" of 1914.
    Residence 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 
    • This was the address given at the time of the birth of his son James Bartlett on 6 May 1876 and when two of his sons were baptised, Wm Trant on 23 Jan 1876 and James Bartlett on 23 Nov 1876.
      They were probably sharing a house with several other families, but this may not have been as bad as it sounds as the houses were 4 storeys and look quite spacious. A picture of some of the houses in the Crescent can be seen on this English Heritage website and the London Canals website gives a good introduction to the area.
    Residence From 1876 to 1881  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 
    • Between 1886 and 1903 Charles Booth conducted a survey into life and labour in London, and the fascinating details - his notebooks and poverty maps can be found online on a special website.

      Although a little after James moved to Paddington it is interesting to see what Charles Booth reported about the roads James and his family lived in:
      Delamere Crescent: "bad repute. 3½ st. Kept women & prostitutes. Knight knows of 3 brothels in this st. no good stirring them up. they wd only move elsewhere. pkbd rather than red of map."

      link to notebook
      link to map
      (actually coloured red on the map i.e. Middle class - Well-to-do; was this a mistake)

      Blomfield Mews: "2 st. some private carriages. a sw cep. a boot maker shop at sw end. purple on map" (actually coloured light blue on the map - one grade poorer than purple - "Poor. 18s. to 21s. a week for a moderate family")

      (links as for Delamere Crescent)
      Blomfield Mews is not easy to read on the Booth map - it is the blue road running SW to NE, below Warwick Crescent.

      Modena Street: "3½ st. lb [light blue - Poor. 18s. to 21s. a week for a moderate family] to purple [Mixed. Some comfortable others poor] 4 families to a houses. rent 5/6 [27½p] to 6/- [30p] for 2 rooms. 'These are the houses that pay' said Hawke but he added that a fair number of tenants never pay at all."
      link to notebook
      link to map
      (I can't read the road name on the map; it is in the centre, the 1st road running from the south up to the canal to the west of Carlton Bridge, i.e. the bridge where Carlton Terrace meets the canal.)
    Residence 1878  15, Blomfield Mews, 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 
    • The family were living here when son Charles was baptised in 1878. It's a poorer address than Delamere Crescent, according to Booth,  and on maps the houses appear tiny - but perhaps they had a house to themselves instead of sharing, and they may have moved to get away from a road with a "bad repute".
      Or maybe I am not looking at houses but at stables / carriage houses, given that this was a Mews. In which case where were they living - rooms over the mews not needed by coach drivers or grooms?
    Residence 1881  8, Modena Street, 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 
    • 4 homes at this address, where the family (James with his wife & 2 surviving sons) were at the time of the 1881 census.
      The page James and his family are on shows the road as Medona Street but other pages show Modena and googling shows other references to this, but not Medona. (The road doesn't exist now).

      This is one of several parallel short streets running at right angles up to the Grand Union Canal. On an 1870-1880 map of the area they had not been built, and the area had a smaller number of well spaced out buildings - quality homes or warehouses? There was a wharf shown alongside the canal so possibly the latter.
      A modern picture of the area can be found here - I think the road would have run up to the canal just to the right of this photo.

      The family might not have had much space but at least being new ly built the house should have been in good condition and with the latest comforts.  
    Residence 1891  92, High Street, Harlesden, Willesden, 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 
    • Living in 3 rooms, with another family in 2 rooms at the same address. James was with his wife and 2 surviving sons.
    Residence From 1895 to 1930  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 
    • Back in Stoke Fleming by 1896 when he stood in the Parish Council election. I guess he moved back about 1894-5 when his son James set up his own business in London.

      Because censuses largely show just "village" for the address it is hard to know quite where he lived.
      When my grandmother was living with him he lived at least part of that time in a cottage by (now part of) The Green Dragon, which I think was known as Britannia Cottage (verbal information from my mother). And I think this is where he was in 1911.
      In 1918 his son James and family moved from Britannia House (where the Tuck Shop was) to Dartmouth and my grandmother took over running the Tuck Shop. So did they go on living by the Green Dragon or move to Britannia House? I don't know. And what happened after my grandmother left? - I don't know whether my grandmother ran the shop, or they got someone in, or it closed. His death, lihe his birth certificate, simply shows the "where" as Stoke Fleming.
    Civic duty Stood in Parish Council election 
    1896  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 
    Occupation Retired carpenter (Master) 
    1930 
    • Recorded on his death certificate
    Died Cause: Died of 1(a) carcinoma of oesophagus, no post-mortem. 
    31 Dec 1930  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 
    • Death registered by his son Charles, present at the death.
    Death certificate for James Bartlett Hambling
    Death certificate for James Bartlett Hambling
    Buried 1931  St. Peter’s Church, 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 
    Probate 18 Feb 1931  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 
    • HAMBLING James Bartlett of Laurel Cottage Stokefleming Devonshire died 31 Dec 1930 Probate London 18 February to Charles Henry Hambling carpenter. Effects £2435 0s. 7d.

      (I have a copy of his will - not yet transcribed)
    Person ID I37  Teresa's tree | Teresa's direct ancestor
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2019 

    Father James HAMBLING,   b. 1814, Blackawton, 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,   d. 16 Jan 1900, 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  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth TRANT,   b. 1812, 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,   d. 28 Sep 1872, 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  (Age 60 years) 
    Banns of marriage 4 Sep 1842 to 18 Sep 1842  St. Peter’s Church, 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 
    • "[Page 48] The Year 1842-3
      (No. 95) Banns of Marriage between
      James Hamblyn a Sojourner
      in this Parish, Bachelor
      and Elizabeth Trant, of this Parish
      Spinster
      1st Time, Sunday, 4 Sepr. by Arthur Farwell
      2nd Time, Sunday, 11 Sepr by Arthur Farwell
      3rd Time, Sunday, 18 Sept. by Arthur Farwell"
    Married 28 Sep 1842  St. Peter’s Church, 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 
    • GRO ref: Hambling, James to Trant, Elizabeth q3 1842 Kingsbridge RD 9 385
      "James Hambling, of full age, Bachelor, Carpenter, residence: Stokefleming, father: William B. Hambling, Blacksmith to
      Elizabeth Trant, of full age, Spinster, of no occupation, residence: Stokefleming, father: William Trant, Carpenter
      after Banns, by Arthur Farwell, Rector
      between { James Hambling, Elizabeth Trant [both signed]
      in the Presence of { William Trant, Ann Ford Trant"
    Children 2 children 
    Family ID F21  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

    Family Florence ISSELL,   b. 11 Sep 1854, Stokenham, 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,   d. 26 Feb 1933, 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  (Age 78 years) 
    Banns of marriage From 5 Apr 1874 to 19 Apr 1874  St. Peter’s Church, 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 
    Married 29 Apr 1874  St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, 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 
    • GRO ref: q2 1874 Kingsbridge RD 5B 373

      Florence's 1st cousin Louisa Jane PITTS was a witness; she lived in Stoke Fleming and was close in age to Florence, but was also related to James (2nd cousin once removed) - had she introduced the couple to each other?
    Wedding Anniversary Golden 
    29 May 1924  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 
    • This Anniversary is noted in Auntie Ivy's date book but I have not found evidence of any celebration, or of any photo. Have not (yet) looked in local papers.
      However, according to marriage certificate it would have bee 29 April 1924!
    Children 
     1. William Trant HAMBLING,   b. Dec Q 1874, Kensington Reg Dist, 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. 14 Feb 1876, (probably), 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  (Age ~ 2 years)
    +2. 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)
    +3. Charles Henry ("Charlie") HAMBLING,   b. 9 May 1878, 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. Mar Q 1961, Totnes Reg Dist, 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  (Age 82 years)
    Photos
    James Bartlett and Florence Hambling and family
    James Bartlett and Florence Hambling and family
    James Bartlett Hambling (b 1849), his wife Florence nee Issell and their sons, Charles Henry Hambling (left) and James Bartlett Hambling (right)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F6  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1849 to 1874 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jan 1849 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 18 Feb 1849 - St. Peter’s Church, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBanns of marriage - From 5 Apr 1874 to 19 Apr 1874 - St. Peter’s Church, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Apr 1874 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1876 to 1881 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - James Bartlett ("Bert") HAMBLING - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Charles Henry ("Charlie") HAMBLING - 9 May 1878 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - 8, Modena Street, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - 92, High Street, Harlesden, Willesden, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1895 to 1930 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsCivic duty - Stood in Parish Council election - 1896 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsWedding Anniversary - Golden - 29 May 1924 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Died of 1(a) carcinoma of oesophagus, no post-mortem. - 31 Dec 1930 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1931 - St. Peter’s Church, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 18 Feb 1931 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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  • Photos
    Florence Hambling (my grandmother) with her family in about 1901
    Florence Hambling (my grandmother) with her family in about 1901
    My grandmother was born in Brentford in 1900 but the family moved back to Devon when she was a baby. Here they all are, back in Stoke Fleming.
    James Bartlett Hambling (b 1849) with his wife and sons
    James Bartlett Hambling (b 1849) with his wife and sons
    A portrait photo of the family:
    James Bartlett Hambling, born 1849, in about 1883 with his wife Florence nee Issell and sons, James Bartlett Hambling (b 1876) and Charles Henry Hambling (b 1878)
    James Bartlett and Florence Hambling and family
    James Bartlett and Florence Hambling and family
    James Bartlett Hambling (b 1849), his wife Florence nee Issell and their sons, Charles Henry Hambling (left) and James Bartlett Hambling (right)
    Hambling Family
    Hambling Family
    A portrait photo of the family:
    James Bartlett Hambling, born 1849, in about 1883 with his wife Florence nee Issell and sons, James Bartlett Hambling (b 1876) and Charles Henry Hambling (b 1878)

    Histories
    A Royal Tuck Shop
    A Royal Tuck Shop
    An account of the Tuck Shop and tea rooms that some of my Hambling ancestors ran in Stoke Fleming that enjoyed royal patronage, due to being close to the Dartmouth Royal Naval College.

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    1. [S197] Devon County Council micofiche of baptism, marriage and burial registers., St. Peter’s Church (Stoke Fleming, Devon), Baptism of James Bartlett HAMBLING; DE/REG/57891/1-14 m/f 12, PR 7, 8 (Reliability: 2).
      Febry
      18
      No. 717.
      James
      Bartlett
      James
      Elizabeth
      HamblingStokeflemingCarpenterAr: Farwell
      Rector
      (under heading "Baptisms ... Stoke Fleming ... 1848&9")
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