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Henry HAMBLING

Henry HAMBLING

Male 1823 - 1892  (69 years)    Has 77 ancestors and 22 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Henry HAMBLING 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 1823  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 
    Baptised 17 Dec 1823  St. Michael’s Church, 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 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Gunmaker 
    From 1847 to 1891  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 
    • All censues from 1851 to 1891 show Henry as a gunmaker, as does Whites Directory of 1890, so although he appears to have retired from being an innkeeper in 1879 he clearly carried on as a gunsmith as well as remaining registrar. 

      In 1847 one of Henry's guns was a prize in a pigeon-shooting match as described in the "District News" section of the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette (18 Dec 1847), p.8:

      "BLACKAWTON.-On Tuesday, a pigeon shooting-match took place at the Hember Post Inn, commonly called the Sportsman's Hall, in this parish, for a new gun, by Mr. H. Hambling, which was won by Mr. Wm. Ferris, of Capton; Mr. P. Foal, jun., of this town, being within one of the winner. A very strong wind from N.W. was in favour of the birds, many of them going before the wind at a swift rate, and bidding defiance to the dismayed sportsmen. After the shooting was over, a large party dined at the inn, and harmony was maintained till a late hour."
    Residence 1851  Myrtle Cottage, 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 
    Occupation Census Ennumerator 
    From 1851 to 1861  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 
    Occupation Innkeeper 
    From 1855 to 1861  Commercial Inn, 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 
    • By 1855 Henry had become innkeeper at the Commercial Inn (now the Normandy Arms) at the same time as being a gunmaker.

      In that year a notice appeared in the Western Times (27 Oct 1855, p.8):
      Pigeon Shooting
      The Blackawton annual pigeon match

      will take place at Hambling's Commercial Inn, in
      Blackawton, on Monday, the 5th day of November next.


      He was still there at the time of the 1861 census.
    Occupation Registrar of BMDs  [1
    From 1857 to 1890  Blackawton Reg Sub-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 
    • He was recorded as being deputy registrar in 1857, taking over from his father some years later, probably on his father's death in 1864.

      In Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870.
      In Whites Directory 1890 (under Blackawton): "Hambling Henry, gunsmith & regr. of births & deaths for Blackawton Dist." (also mentioned in Kingsbridge entry as Blackawton cames under Kingsbridge, and all registrars for the area are listed).

      A short obituary of his father which appeared in the Western Times refers to "the rev. incumbent is most actively canvassing in direct opposition to the views of most of the parishioners, to elect some other person to fill the office of Clerk and Registrar instead of Mr. Henry Hambling who has been deputy to his late father for many years."
      It appears* that Henry did not become the new Parish Clerk - since appointment to that office was by the incumbent alone he could get his way there, but not over the next registrar.

      I wonder what the priest's objection was? Maybe it was because Henry was an Innkeeper, although he does not seem to have objected to a dinner being held at the Dartmouth Inn (i.e. Henry's establishment) after the following year's vestry meeting. Maybe he simply didn't think Henry suited to the role. If Henry had been assisting his father for some years he would have had the opportunity to assess him.

      (* - no mention of Henry having been Parish Clerk when he died; I haven't seen the marriage registers etc. to see if I can find who the next Parish Clerk was to confirm the incumbent wasn't persuaded to change his mind and appoint Henry. 
    Occupation Innkeeper  [1
    From 1863 to 1879  Dartmouth Inn, 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 
    • Henry was an innkeeper at the same time as being a gunmaker.
      At the Dartmouth Inn (now a private cottage) in 1870 (Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870), 1871(census).

      In 1858 the Dartmouth Inn, aka the Dartmouth Arms, was bought by local farmer and mason, Samuel John Heath, though he doesn't seem to have become innkeeper as at about this time Richard Ellis and his wife Ann were recorded as innkeepers . The year after purchasing the inn Heath mortgaged it for £120 to Squire John Netherton of Bowden House in the neighbouring parish of Stoke Fleming. Thus it was that in 1863 when Henry Hambling bought the inn, it was being sold jointly by Mr Heath and Squire Netherton.
      Presumably Henry moved from the Commerical Inn on buying the Dartmouth Inn, and remained there until he leased it in 1879 to Paignton brewer, Andrew Dreweatt Hatch. In the lease it is described:
      "... all that messuage or dwellinghouse with the yard and appurtenances thereto adjoining and belonging, called or commonly known by the name of the Dartmouth Inn situate at Blackawton aforesaid, together with the stables piggeries part of the garden and small field thereto adjoining or held therewith and all the fixtures and fittings now in upon and belonging to the said premises ..."
      In 1880 Henry raised £200 by mortgaging the inn to Sarah Ann Morey of Rattery.  The mortgage deed includes mention of "... two cottages or dwelling houses adjoining the said inn and now in the occupation of William Watson and Jane Rendle ..." - these are at the east end of the Dartmouth Inn, and are known as Seaview and Rosevere.

      In 1882 Henry paid off the loan from Sarah Morey, and remortgaged the inn to Colonel Alexander Ridgeway for £325. This arrangement did not go smoothly and ended up in the High Court!
      In the February of 1892, the year of his death, Henry sold the inn to the Torbay Brewery and Cyder Company.
    A drunk to deal with at the Dartmouth Inn
    A drunk to deal with at the Dartmouth Inn
    Residence 1891  The Village, 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 
    • 1891 census does not show a property name. Henry was living by himself.
    Occupation Gravestone 'sculptor' 
    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 
    • A family gravestone in Stoke Fleming shows is was made by Hy Hambling, Blackawton - Henry is the only person to fit. Most gravestones do not show the maker like this, but I have seen a couple of other stones with a name similarly shown by a Newland of Blackawton. I would guess Henry learnt from him and / or took over from him.
      An example of a stone inscribed by Newland is that of 3 children of William and Grace Pitts (who died 1810 - 1820). A schoolmaster Joseph Newland, born in Cornworthy, and who married a local girl Jane Aker and had children baptised in Blackawton (1815 - 1825), is the only Newland I am aware of in the parish. Henry's first wife was a schoolmistress so the link may have come through her, though Henry was about the same age as Joseph's children. Joseph Newland and his family appear to have left Blackawton between Feb 1825, when daughter Ann was baptised in Blackawton, and 1827, when son John was baptised in Holbeton, 16 miles west. (They had moved again by 1830, to Yealmpton, by the time of the 1841 census were living nearly 12 miles away in Modbury, and by 1851 they had moved slightly further to Kingston). Maybe the Hamblings took on inscribing on gravestones when they left the village. Henry was clearly just an infant when they left, but most graves just show Hambling; maybe it was William Bartlett Hambling who took on the business first, and Henry took over from him (as he did in other ways).

      - to be investigated further.
       
    Died 8 Oct 1892 
    • A brief report of his funeral appeared in the Kingsbridge Gazette:


      Blackawton
      Another well known inhabitant of this village has passed away, viz., Mr Henry Hambling. The funeral took place on Wednesday last nad was largely attended. The service was impressively read by the Rev. G. H. Clements the vicar of the parish. The hymn "When our heads are bowed with woe" was sung during the service. A muffled peal was afterwards rung. Mr Hambling was Registrar of the Blackawton district for many years.


      (thanks to Cookworthy Museum in Kingsbridge for access to the 'Kingsbridge Gazette' on microfilm in the Heritage Resource Centre, and for an index to some of the years)
    Buried 12 Oct 1892  St. Michael’s Church, 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 
    • Gravestone (with wife) "Also the above Henry Hambling who died 8th October 1892 aged 69 years" - from a transcription I made, probably c. 1979. Now (2014) I can't make out that much.
    Notes 
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    Person ID I230  All
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2015 

    Father Clerk William Bartlett HAMBLING,   b. 1787, 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. 24 Feb 1864, 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  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth BAKER,   b. Abt 1794, 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. 1 Nov 1880, 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  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1812  St. Michael’s Church, 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 
    • both signed, James Hambling witnessed
    Children 12 children 
    Family ID F22    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Naramore STEWARD,   b. Abt 1810, Brixham, 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 Aug 1875, 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  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1851  St. Andrew’s Church, Plymouth, 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: q1 1851 Plymouth RD 9 440
      "Henry Hambling, age 27, Bachelor, Gunsmith, resident: Princess Street, father: William Bartlett Hambling, Gunsmith to
      Elizabeth Naramore Steward, age 30[sic], Spinster, [no occupation shown], resident: Princess Street, father: Isaac Steward, Mariner
      after Banns No 1653 by John Hatchard - Vicar
      Henry Hambling, Elizabeth Naramore Steward [both signed]
      witnesses: Richard Naramore Steward, Selina Hambling [both signed; Selina was one of Henry's sisters]"

      Elizabeth was not entirely honest about her age - she was, in fact, 40!
    Banns of marriage 3rd reading 
    5 Jan 1851  St. Michael’s Church, 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 
    • HAMBLING, Henry, Bachelor Otp; STEWART, Elizabeth Narramore, Spinster Plymouth St Andrew, 5-Jan      1851
      From SouthHams website
    Children
    +1. Henry Baker HAMBLING,   b. 17 Dec 1851, 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. 23 Feb 1903, (probably), 123, Alexandra Road, Ford, Devonport, 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 51 years)
     
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F155    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emmeline LAWRY,   b. Abt 1831, St. Cleer, Cornwall, 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. 19 May 1889, 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  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1876  Totnes, 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 
    • In the Western Times - Tuesday 18 April 1876, under "marriages", p.5 (same on 17 Apr, p.2, col 3):
      Hambling-Lawry. - April 8, at Totnes, Mr. H. Hambling, to Emmeline, second daughter of Mr. Charles Lawry.

      GRO ref: 1876 q2 Kingsbridge RD 5b 369

      Where was the marriage? - although the Western Times said 'Totnes', Totnes is not (and was not) in Kingsbridge Registration District.
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F692    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1823 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 17 Dec 1823 - St. Michael’s Church, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gunmaker - From 1847 to 1891 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Myrtle Cottage, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Census Ennumerator - From 1851 to 1861 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jan 1851 - St. Andrew’s Church, Plymouth, 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 - 3rd reading - 5 Jan 1851 - St. Michael’s Church, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Henry Baker HAMBLING - 17 Dec 1851 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Innkeeper - From 1855 to 1861 - Commercial Inn, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Innkeeper - From 1863 to 1879 - Dartmouth Inn, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Apr 1876 - Totnes, 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 - 1891 - The Village, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gravestone 'sculptor' - - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Oct 1892 - St. Michael’s Church, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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  • Wills (transcripts)
    The will of William Bartlett Hambling
    The will of William Bartlett Hambling
    (a 4 x great grandfather of mine)

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] Blackawton and Strete History Group - booklet no. 2, David Stranack, editor, (N.p.: Blackawton and Strete History Group, Autumn 2002.), p.20-21. (Reliability: 3).
      In an account of the history of the Dartmouth Arms, gives some general information about Henry Hambling and his father William.