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James HAMBLING

James HAMBLING

Male Abt 1849 - 1855  (~ 6 years)    Has 81 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name James HAMBLING 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt Jan 1849  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 
    • GRO ref: Hambling, James q1 1849 Totnes RD 9 586
    Gender Male 
    Died Cause: Drowned 
    8 Oct 1855  River Dart, 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 
    • GRO ref: Hambling, James Totnes RD 5b 115
      Drowned In Totnes River (from gravestone)

      From the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 13 October 1855

      Under the heading TOTNES:

      BOY DROWNED. - On Monday evening last, a little boy named James Hambling, about 7 years old, son of Mr. Hambling, gun smith, of this town, not making his appearance home at 8 o'clock, his father became alarmed, and instantly proceeded to make every search, but to no purpose. On the following morning the body was seen in the water near Palace Yard. It was immediately taken home and an inquest held the same evening, by A. Cockey, Esq., coroner, when it was deposed by a little girl named Welch, that she saw deceased on Monday evening after 6 o'clock, near the water, knocking down chesnuts, from which it was inferred he must have fallen in and been drowned. The jury returned a verdict of "found drowned."

      From the Sherborne Mercury - Tuesday 16 October 1855

      In the section "(From our South Hams Correspondent.)"

      Totnes-FATAL ACCIDENT.-On Monday, the 8th instant, a lad, son of Mr Hambling, gun smith, was drowned in the river Dart. It is supposed that he climbed a chestnut tree, to pick the nuts, and fell from a branch overhanging the river into the water. A brother of the lad was buried the preceding day and his mother lies dangerously ill.

      [Actually it was a sister, Selina, who was buried on the 7th. His mother's illness did result in her death - a little over 2 weeks later, on 25th Oct.]
    Buried 14 Oct 1855  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 
    Three children of William Baker and Susan Hambling
    Three children of William Baker and Susan Hambling
    The first 3 of William and Susan's children to die. None died as babies, at what was usually the most vulnerable time, but after the first, Fanny Maria, died aged 12 in 1854, 2 more were to die the following year. Selina was the youngest to die, at 2 years and 5 months, possibly missing a mother's care, since her mother was seriously ill at this time. The day after she was buried here further tragedy struck when James, aged about 6, fell into the River Dart and drowned, as is mentioned on the…
    Plot: A13
    Person ID I885  All
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2015 

    Father William Baker HAMBLING,   b. Abt 1812, 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. 5 Jun 1862, 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  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Susan PROUT,   b. Abt 1815, Milcombe, 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. 25 Oct 1855  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1836  St. Mary’s Church, 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 
    • From DFHS index of PR entries and from newspaper report.
      By banns.
    Newspaper Announcement In “The Western Flying Post, Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury” 
    1 Feb 1836 
    • January 28, at Totnes, Mr. Hambling, gunsmith, to Miss Susanna Prout, daughter of Mr. Prout, of the Bay Horse Inn, Blackauton.
    Children 9 children 
    Family ID F150    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Jan 1849 - 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 MapsDied - Cause: Drowned - 8 Oct 1855 - River Dart, 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 MapsBuried - 14 Oct 1855 - 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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