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James HAMBLING

James HAMBLING

Male Abt 1761 - 1837  (~ 76 years)    Has 31 ancestors and 279 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name James HAMBLING 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1761  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 given as 23 when lease was arranged in 1784.
    Baptised 20 Apr 1762  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 
    Property Lease 
    From 4 Dec 1784  Peekes House, 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 
    • Date of Lease: 1784 Decr 4
      Lessor: William Cholwich
      Lessee: James Hambling the younger
      Name or description of property: Messuage or Tenement called Peekes House
      Parish where situate: Ditto [Blackawton]
      Term: 99 " [years]
      Lives: Lessee, Age: 23
      Lives: Ann Hambling, Age: 26
      Lives: Nancy Hambling, Age: 1
      Yearly Rent: 4/-

      Most leases like this were on three lives, but a few others in the schedule, the later ones like this, were just on a single life.

      From: Mortgage of Estates in the County of Devon by William Thomas Lear Cholwich Esq: to J. Bowes Brown Esquire, for securing £13500 and Interest and further advances up to £20,000, dated 3rd June 1836.
      Document now owned by the Blackawton and Strete History Group, many thanks to Bob and Anne Harvey of BASH for allowing me to see this.
    Occupation Blacksmith and Gunsmith 
    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 
    • James described himself as a Gunsmith in his will and was referred to as such when a notice of his wife's death appeared in the papers.

      On the front page of the Sherborne Mercury - Monday 20 July 1789:

      "Whereas I John Bickford, of the parish of Blackauton, in the county of Devon, blacksmith, do hereby acknowledge that I have maliciously (and without any cause or provocation) slandered James Hambling, of the said parish and county, blacksmith, with bad actions and things of dishonesty, which I cannot prove; and James Hambling having threatened to prosecute me, has consented to stay proceeding thereon my making this public acknowledgement, witness my hand,
      The mark X of John Bickford

      Witness,
      John Hole,
      John Roope.

      Blackauton, July 10, 1789."

      There may not have been any reasonable cause, but there surely must have been some reason. Was John Bickford an older man, fearing the competition from James - a younger (27 at this time) and maybe better blacksmith? Was he disgruntled because some who had formerly taken work to him were now turning to James? Did he suspect James of behaving unfairly in persuading them to use him? Or was he young man, just starting out, and trying to build up a clientele?  I will try to find out more about John Bickford.
    Died 14 Jul 1837  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 
    • Died of "Visitation of God" on 14th July.
      Coroners inquest held by Joseph Gribble - 15th July.

      GRO ref: q3 1837 Kingsbridge RD 9 177
    Death certificate for James Hambling (b 1762)
    Death certificate for James Hambling (b 1762)
    Buried 18 Jul 1837  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 
    • from burial reg: aged 75, resident of "Town"
    Possibly the gravestone of James Hambling (1762 - 1837)
    Possibly the gravestone of James Hambling (1762 - 1837)
    When I visited Blackawton churchyard in 2012 I had it in my mind that the "gravestone" of William Bartlett Hambling was a metal one near the south porch, that I had seen this on a previous visit, proably soon after my parents retired to Dartmouth in 1988, and thought how appropriate for a blacksmith.
    This memory was clearly wrong, it may well be that it was his father James who had a metal tablet. This time I saw no metal "gravestone", but did see this one, which appears to lack a metal…
    Plot: A12 (I think)
    Person ID I42  All | Teresa's direct ancestors
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2017 

    Father James HAMBLING,   b. Abt 1723, Berry Pomeroy, 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. Mar 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  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Anne BARTLETT,   b. Abt 1724, 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. Jan 1777, 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 ~ 53 years) 
    Married 6 May 1760  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  [1
    • James signed, Anne marked
    Children 2 children 
    Family ID F25    |  Family Chart

    Family Ann BURGOIN,   b. Abt 1758,   d. 1836, 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 ~ 78 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1783  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  [2
    • Witness George Lavers was probably a friend from childhood, not a relation; he was born the same year as James in Blackawton. He was to become linked by marriage, as James's daughter-in-law Elizabeth Baker's mother was a Lavers. George may have been her first cousin; I'm not certain which of two John Lavers her father was.
    Children 3 children 
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F23    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to hide
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1761 - 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 - 20 Apr 1762 - 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 - Nancy HAMBLING - Abt 1783 - 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 - 16 Jun 1783 - 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 - Blacksmith and Gunsmith - - 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 - Clerk William Bartlett HAMBLING - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Mary HAMBLING - Abt 1790 - 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 MapsDied - 14 Jul 1837 - 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 - 18 Jul 1837 - 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 James Hambling (c. 1762 - 1837)
    The will of James Hambling (c. 1762 - 1837)
    James had two children living when he wrote his will, and grandchildren by both as well as by his late daughter Mary.
    He left bequests of property or money to both surviving children, and to the 4 children of Mary.
    He then bequeathed his and his late wife's clothes and furniture to 8 of his 19 grandchildren.

  • Sources 
    1. [S199] Blackawton - St Michaels Church - m/f images, St. Michael’s Church (Blackawton, Devon), Marriage of James HAMBLING to Anne BARTLET 1760; DE/REG/57869/1-16 m/f 9 (Reliability: 3).
      "Banns of Marriage between James Hambling and Anne Bartlet on the 23d, the 30th days of March and the 6th day of April 1760 by me Thomas Adams Vicar
      No 38
      The said James Hambling of this Parish Blacksmith and the said Anne Bartlet of this Parish Spinster were Married in this Church by Banns this Sixth Day of May in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty by me Thomas Adams Vicar.
         This Marriage was solemnized between Us      { James Hambling
      { Anne + Bartlet
        In the Presence of   { V Hingston
      { Thoms Hyne"
      (Thomas Hyne was a witness at many around this time and was probably the Parish Clerk)

    2. [S199] Blackawton - St Michaels Church - m/f images, St. Michael’s Church (Blackawton, Devon), Marriage of James HAMBLING and Ann BURGOIN 1783; DE/REG/57869/1-16 m/f 10 (Reliability: 3).
      "No 201
      James Hambling of this Parish Blacksmith and Ann Burgoin of this Parish Spinster were Married in this Church by Banns this Sixteenth Day of June in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty three by me Thoms. Adams Vicar.
         This Marriage was solemnized between Us      { James Hambling
      { The mark of \\ Ann Burgoin
        In the Presence of   { George Lavers
      { Thomas Hyne"
      The Register is one for combined Banns / Marriage entries, but the banns part of this was left blank - like it would be for a marriage by licence. While most were filled in, a couple of other entries were left blank in 1783/84 for marriages said to be by Banns. Whether the Vicar forgot to fill these in, or accidentally wrote Banns when he meant Licence, I'm not sure.
      (Thomas Hyne was a witness at most marriages at this time and was probably Parish Clerk)