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Charles Baker HAMBLING

Charles Baker HAMBLING

Male 1844 - 1867  (~ 23 years)    Has 81 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Charles Baker HAMBLING 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Sep Q 1844  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, Charles Baker q3 1844 Totnes RD 9 504
    Gender Male 
    Education Scholar 
    1851 
    Occupation Gunsmith 
    1861  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 
    • Aged 16 at the time of the 1861 census Charles was living at home and working, like his father, who was presumably teaching him the skill, as a gunsmith. With his father dying the following year, 3 years after he went bankrupt, Charles was probably not in a position to work in business by himself. Learning from the family, he would not have been formally apprenticed and needed to complete an apprenticeship, though he may have moved to Blackawton to his grandparents, where his Hambling grandfather or Uncle Henry could have kept on eye on him and continued teaching him, possibly teaching him engraving skills as well, or to Kingsbridge to his uncle Hiram.
      Although living back in Totnes when he died in 1867 he had lived in Birmingham for some time between these dates, probably attracted there to find work as mechanisation was taking over in gunmaking as in much else. It will be interesting to see his marriage certificate and to see what his residence was given as at the time of his marriage.
      His uncle Reuben, who never seemed to stay anywhere for long, may have moved from Birmingham to Manchester in about 1865; possibly Reuben had encouraged his nephew to move to Birmingham and / or helped him find employment. 

      Charles died of consumption - possibly it was his ill health, and the hope that clean Devon air would be good for him - that led to the move back to his home town, or possibly because his and his wife's relations were there and could help look after them.
    Residence 1867  21, Exeter Street, Holloway Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire, 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 
    • Charles wrote his will when living in Birmingham in June 1867. By the time of his death less than 3 months later he had returned to the town of his birth, Totnes. He lived longer than most of his siblings; I suspect most of them died of TB.
    Occupation Gunsmith and Engraver 
    1867  Birmingham, Warwickshire, 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 the time Charles wrote his will he was living in Birmingham, and described himself as an engraver as well as a gunsmith.
    Will Written 
    18 Jun 1867  Birmingham, Warwickshire, 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 1 Sep 1867  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: Hamlyn, Charles Baker, aged 25, q3 1867 Totnes RD 5b 113
      His death was reported in the BMD column of the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette on Friday 6 Sep 1867:
      "Hambling. - Sept. 1, at Totnes, Mr. Charles Baker Hambling, aged 25."
    Probate 27 Sep 1867  Exeter, 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 
    • 27 September.  The Will of Charles Baker Hambling formerly of 21 Exeter-street Holloway-road Birmingham in the County of Warwick but late of Totnes in the County of Devon Gunsmith deceased who died 1 September 1867 at Totnes aforesaid was proved at Exeter by the oath of Laura Louisa Hambling of Totnes aforesaid Widow the Relict the sole Executrix.

      Effects under £200
    Person ID I921  All
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2018 

    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

    Family Laura Louisa FAIRWEATHER,   b. Abt 1843, Harberton, 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. Sep Q 1870, 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 ~ 27 years) 
    Married Jun Q 1865  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 
    • GRO ref: q2 1865 Totnes RD 5b 375
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F704    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Sep Q 1844 - 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 MapsOccupation - Gunsmith - 1861 - 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 MapsMarried - Jun Q 1865 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gunsmith and Engraver - 1867 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, 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 MapsWill - Written - 18 Jun 1867 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, 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 - 1 Sep 1867 - 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 MapsProbate - 27 Sep 1867 - Exeter, 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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