James Bartlett ("Bert") HAMBLING

James Bartlett ("Bert") HAMBLING

Male 1876 - 1952  (76 years)    Has 528 ancestors and 12 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name James Bartlett ("Bert") HAMBLING 
    Nickname Bert 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 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 
    Birth certificate for James Bartlett Hambling (b. 1876)
    Birth certificate for James Bartlett Hambling (b. 1876)
    Baptised 23 Nov 1876  St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, 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 
    • PR entry for bapt shows parents as James Bartlett and Florence Hamblin (sic), abode 34 Delamere Crescent, father's occupation shown a carpenter; by P. H. Cudlip.  
    Gender Male 
    Education Schooling 
    Abt 1880  Paddington / Harlesden, 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 
    • I guess he went to school in Paddington and / or Harlesden. He had left school by the time of the 1891 census.
    James Bartlett Hambling at School
    James Bartlett Hambling at School
    "Bert" and his brother Charles in a school photo, probably in the Paddington or Harlesden area. (The family were living in Paddington by 1876, still there 1881, in Harlesden by 1891; I don't know when they moved or if they lived elsewhere inbetween).
    Bert is the highlighted figure in the back row, Charlie highlighted in the centre.
    (My identification based on other photos of them is confirmed by marks on the photo card)
    Hobbies Boys' Brigade (8th London) 
    From 1889 to 1893  (probably in or near), Harlesden, 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 
    • One article says he joined aged 15, another in 1889; latter seems more likely (both agree until 1893).
      The Boys' Brigade was an energetic organisation and won a football cup, but JBHs contribution was only to fit the goal-posts.
      He did take an active part in gymnastic displays, though, for which the Brigade won a competition shield.
      When he becamea sergeant his unit won a flag for the best-drilled company and he was later selected to carry the flag representing the organisation at a large gathering at Lord and Lady Aberdeen's Grosvenor Square House.
    In the Boys' Brigade
    In the Boys' Brigade
    Pictured here on his 16th birthday
    Occupation Joiner 
    From 1890 to 1895  (probably in or near), Harlesden, 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 
    • From leaving school (certainly by 1891) he worked for his father as a joiner / builder. The 1891 census shows him as a joiner.
    'Bert' during his years as a builder
    "Bert" during his years as a builder
    I don't know for certain if this was when working for his father or when he had set up on his own.
    I think I can see a wedding ring, which would make it 1899 or later - but it could just be a mark on the photo (I'm not even sure if he would have worn a wedding ring - did men in those days?)
    (Bert is the tall chap the 3rd from the left as you look at the photo - his name should appear if you hover over him)
    Occupation Builder - own company 
    From 1895 to 1900  Brentford area, 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 
    • I suspect his father moved back to Devon c.1894-5 leading him to start his own company and why he was lodging with his future wife and her first husband, rather than living with his parents, when she was widowed.
      Between 1897 and 1899 erected over 50 houses in Ealing and Wimbledon.
    Military Service 26th Middlesex Cyclist (Rifle) Volunteers 
    From 1898 to 1899  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 
    The Royal Military Tournament
    The Royal Military Tournament
    On the 50th Anniversary of first taking part in the Tournament, JBH went to watch the Royal Tournament.
    James Bartlett Hambling in the Volunteer Cycling Corps
    James Bartlett Hambling in the Volunteer Cycling Corps
    with his bicycle and rifle
    Middlesex Cyclists Volunteers Badge
    Middlesex Cyclists Volunteers Badge
    Royal Tournament Medal
    Royal Tournament Medal
    My great grandfather's medal and bar for taking part in the Royal Military Tournament in 1898 and again in 1899, when he was part of the Middlesex Corps of Volunteer Cyclists.
    The Military Cycling Display: ready for volley firing
    The Military Cycling Display: ready for volley firing
    The unit took place in the Royal Tournament in both years my great grandfather was with them; in this picture he is 3rd from the left in the front row.
    I don't know if this was the Royal Tournament Display or if they also displayed elsewhere.
    Residence From 1900 to 1911  The Village, 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 
    • Living (with his wife and baby) with his parents and brother in Stoke Fleming at time of 1901 census. James and his wife and eldest child, Florence (my grandmother) appear to have moved to join his father in Stoke Fleming between my grandmother's birth on 2 July 1900 and her baptism on 2 September that year.

      They may have been living at Britannia House by this time but I'm not certain about this.
    Occupation Builder 
    From 1900 to 1902  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 
    • worked for his father ('Bert' was described as a carpenter at the time of the 1901 census, as was his father and brother)
    Baptism 8 Nov 1901  Dartmouth, 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 Electrician with Dartmouth Urban Electric Supply Company 
    From 1902 to 1921  Dartmouth, 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 
    • Was working as a builder when Ald. W. G. Row sent him a message asking if he would care to work for the Electric Light Co. He did.

      First pay day was 6th June, 1902 when the rate was 6½d. an hour. His first job as an electrician  was to lay the cables to wire Dartmouth Royal Naval College, and he was present on 22nd Sept. when the current was switched on.

      He worked with Mr. H. Payn. When JBH died Mr. Payn recalled many jobs they did together, "such as laying submarine cables across the River Dart, a tricky operation in those days".
      I have a photo of this somewhere which should appear here in time.
    Electric Exhibition in Dartmouth
    Electric Exhibition in Dartmouth
    Laying submarine cables across the River Dart - whole photo
    Laying submarine cables across the River Dart - whole photo
    The Higher Ferry is clearly visible in this photo.
    A history of the ferry can be found here.
    Residence From 1911 to 1914  Britannia House, 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 
    • Recorded as a shop in the 1911 census; had 7 rooms. The family seem clearly to have still been living at Britannia House in 1914, from the Directory entry recorded below, and probably lived there until moving to Portelli Guest House in 1918.

      The 1914 Kelly's Directory of Devon and Cornwall (part 1 - Devon: County & Localities) lists James in the commercial section of the Stoke Fleming entry:
      "Hambling, James Bartlett, jun. refreshment rooms, confectioner, & apartments; every convenience for visitors."
      An entry also appeared in part 2 (Devon: Private Resident & Trad Directories) in the "Apartments" section - "Hambling, James Bartlett jun. Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth"

      Although it was James who was listed I think it was the women-folk who did most of the work in The Tuck Shop while James worked as an electrician.
    Residence From 1918 to 1921  Portelli Guest House, Ridge Hill, Dartmouth, 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 
    • His wife ran the guest house with the assistance of their daughter Ivy while James was employed as an electrician.
    Occupation Electrician 
    From 1921 to 1924  Godalming, Surrey, 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 
    Hobbies Gardening 
    From 1924 to 1952  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 
    • His main hobby according to his obituary; his garden in Tytton Lane was half an acre.
      I am guessing it was a hobby throughout his time in Boston; whether he gardened before moving there I don't know.
    Residence First home in Boston 
    From 1924 to 1930  “Electra”, 84 Main Ridge, 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 
    • From accounts of his time in Boston he had 3 homes there, this being the first. It is where my mother was born in 1930 but he had moved from here by 1935.
    Occupation Electrician 
    1924  Northwood, 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 
    • Worked at Northwood, Middlesex under Mr. H Payn, with whom he had worked in Dartmouth.
    Occupation Electrician with the Boston Electricity Supply Co. 
    From 1924 to 1947  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 
    • One article refers to him taking semi-retirement in 1947, another to working for the Boston Co. for 27 years - so maybe he only fully retired in 1951, except that the article that says 27 years also says "until he retired some years ago". (Typical of local papers, I can see assorted errors in dates and ages in the articles).

      His obituary includes reminiscences from Mr. Payn, who described JBH as a "good old worker" and remembered seeing him curled up in a coil of cable trying to snatch some sleep! Frequent cable breakages in those days meant they had to work all hours.
      He worked with Mr Payn in Dartmouth and Northwood, and who was later to become Boston district manager of the East Midlands Electricity Board and who I think led to his move to Boston. JBH moeved to Boston when the town was first electrified and took a leading part in the wiring of the town and district.
      He made use of his skill in decorating his house for a celebration - I think I have a photo somewhere (I'm not sure if this was George V's Silver Jubilee, Coronation or to celebrate the end of WW2)
    Residence 2nd home in Boston 
    From 1935 to 1936  2 Alma Villas, Freiston Rd, 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 
    • Not sure of dates, mid 1930s including 1935 and 1936; moved here after 1 Jan 1930 and had moved on before my mother spent a year in Boston in c.1940-41.
    Residence Last home in Boston 
    From 1939 to 1952  “Park View”, 104 Tytton Lane East, 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 
    • The 1939 registration shows that they were at Park View by then
    Died 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 
    • Died at the home of his daughter, Ivy.
      Died of 1a. Broncho pneumonia
      2 Chronic bronchitis
      Registered by his daughter Ivy, present at the death.
    Death certificate for James Bartlett Hambling (b 1876)
    Death certificate for James Bartlett Hambling (b 1876)
    Death certificate for James Bartlett Hambling (back)
    Death certificate for James Bartlett Hambling (back)
    Obituary for James Bartlett Hambling
    Obituary for James Bartlett Hambling
    The obituary for my great grandfather, James Bartlett Hambling, in a local paper (local to Boston)
    Court Family Bible
    Court Family Bible
    A record of the death of George Court, the marriage and death of his eldest son and the death of his only daughter to survive infancy and her husband.
    Funeral 7 Nov 1952  St. Botolph’s Church (“The Stump”), 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 
    Funeral - James Bartlett Hambling
    Funeral - James Bartlett Hambling
    Funeral of James Bartlett Hambling reported in a local paper (date and name of paper unknown)
    Buried 7 Nov 1952  The Cemetery, 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 
    • Burial in Boston Cemetery following service at the Stump.
    The graves of Minnie Ann and James Bartlett Hambling
    The graves of Minnie Ann and James Bartlett Hambling
    In this cemetery burials were only made one person deep. Common practice was to have one free grave (on which no stone was allowed), then buy the adjacent plot (stones were allowed on bought plots), and put a stone centrally! Rather than a tall central stone the family put a wide low stone and surround on the whole area.
    The grave of James Bartlett Hambling
    The grave of James Bartlett Hambling
    My great grandfather
    James Bartlett Hambling, electrician (1876 - 1952)
    Close-up of the headstone for James Bartlett Hambling
    Close-up of the headstone for James Bartlett Hambling
    The graves of Minnie Ann and James Bartlett Hambling
    The graves of Minnie Ann and James Bartlett Hambling
    As they were I guess in or soon after 1952
    Person ID I7  Teresa's tree | Direct ancestors of tree owner, Teresa Goatham, descendants of Charles Court and Frances Tapner
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2017 

    Father Ancestors James Bartlett HAMBLING,   b. 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,   d. 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  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Ancestors 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 3 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)
    Family ID F6  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Minnie Ann COURT Married: 2x2x ,   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 Golden 
    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 
    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 
    +1. Florence Minnie HAMBLING,   b. 2 Jul 1900, 62, Carlyle Road, 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,   d. 24 Jan 1974, St. Mary’s Hospital, Eastbourne, Sussex, 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: 1x2. Ivy May HAMBLING,   b. 20 Dec 1903, Avondale, Above Town, Dartmouth, 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. Aug 1987, St. Wilfred's Hospice, Eastbourne, Sussex, 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 83 years)
    +3. James Bartlett ("Bert") HAMBLING,   b. 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,   d. 26 Jul 1970  (Age 64 years)
    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 of her 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 was…
    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.
    Last Modified 5 May 2011 
    Family ID F5  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 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 MapsBaptised - 23 Nov 1876 - St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, 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 MapsMilitary Service - 26th Middlesex Cyclist (Rifle) Volunteers - From 1898 to 1899 - 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 MapsMarried - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Builder - From 1900 to 1902 - 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 MapsChild born - Florence Minnie HAMBLING - 2 Jul 1900 - 62, Carlyle Road, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Florence Minnie HAMBLING - 2 Jul 1900 - 62, Carlyle Road, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 8 Nov 1901 - Dartmouth, 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 - Electrician with Dartmouth Urban Electric Supply Company - From 1902 to 1921 - Dartmouth, 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 - Ivy May HAMBLING - 20 Dec 1903 - Avondale, Above Town, Dartmouth, 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 - Ivy May HAMBLING - 20 Dec 1903 - Avondale, Above Town, Dartmouth, 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 - From 1911 to 1914 - Britannia House, 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 MapsOccupation - Electrician - From 1921 to 1924 - Godalming, Surrey, 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 MapsHobbies - Gardening - From 1924 to 1952 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - First home in Boston - From 1924 to 1930 - “Electra”, 84 Main Ridge, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Electrician - 1924 - Northwood, 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 MapsOccupation - Electrician with the Boston Electricity Supply Co. - From 1924 to 1947 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2nd home in Boston - From 1935 to 1936 - 2 Alma Villas, Freiston Rd, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Last home in Boston - From 1939 to 1952 - “Park View”, 104 Tytton Lane East, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsWedding Anniversary - Golden - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsFuneral - 7 Nov 1952 - St. Botolph’s Church (“The Stump”), 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Nov 1952 - The Cemetery, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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  • 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)
    James Bartlett Hambling, c. 1900
    James Bartlett Hambling, c. 1900
    A closer view
    A closer view
    James Bartlett Hambling as a young man
    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.
    The wedding of Ivy Hambling to Sydney Stainton
    The wedding of Ivy Hambling to Sydney Stainton
    Father of the bride!
    James Bartlett Hambling and Chum
    James Bartlett Hambling and Chum
    Still a cyclist - I guess about 50 years on from his time with the Cyclist Volunteers.
    My great grandfather is with his dog, who I seem to remember my mother referred to as Chum.
    Laying submarine cables across the River Dart
    Laying submarine cables across the River Dart
    JBH is the one with the trilby.
    I think the cable being laid is that for the Higher Ferry in Dartmouth, though I'm not clear why an electrician (JBH) or the local Dartmouth Electric Company would be involved with this. Maybe because they had experience laying cables? If the cable being laid was the ferry one rather than an electrical one then it would have been in 2012, when, after being shut for 4 years, a new ferry went into service and wire ropes were used for the first time.
    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)

    Documents
    A Royal Tuck-Shop: when the King took 9d. teas
    A Royal Tuck-Shop: when the King took 9d. teas
    An article which appeared on the front page of a Boston paper about the Tuck Shop.
    As well as the cutting I have the whole sheet on which it appeared, but this is rather ragged now where folded in the middle.

    Wills (including transcripts)
    The will of Tryphena Issell (nee Kellond) (c. 1823 - 1909)
    The will of Tryphena Issell (nee Kellond) (c. 1823 - 1909)
    Bert was the appointed the executor and was a beneficiary named in his grandmother's will (the only family member named in her will)

    Albums
    JBH in the Middlesex Cyclist Volunteers
    JBH in the Middlesex Cyclist Volunteers (22)
    Bert was in the Volunteers from 1898 to 1899.