A quick search of the 1851 Devon Census CD shows the following James H. Hambly
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
Thomas HAMBLY Head M 36 M Ag Lab Alturnun-Con
Jane HAMBLY Wife M 25 F Ag Lab Wife Nth Tamerton-Con
James H. HAMBLY Son - 1 M --- Nth Tamerton-Con
Address: Ragget Hill Cons Cottage, Holsworthy
Census Place: North Tamerton Holsworthy, Devonshire
PRO Reference: HO/107/1896 Folio: 438 Page: 5 FHL Film: 0221047
As always with the Census CD, you should refer to the films of the original records to
confirm the information.
Best of luck,
From: Bonmot1(a)aol.com [SMTP:Bonmot1@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 1998 10:05 PM
Subject: James Harvey HAMBLEY
I'm a newbie to Devon, but thought I'd best check on the above gentleman, my
gg grandfather. I've been searching all over Cornwall, but can't seem to
locate him. I understand from the Cornish list that various HAMBLEY, HAMLEY,
HAMBLY, HAMLY surnames occur in Western Devon.
I am looking for James' parents, place, and date of birth/christening. Here's
what I do know about him:
Emigrated to US prior to 1878 (have the Colt .41 revolver he purchased in
Denver in 1878; patent dates on revolver consistent w/year of purchase).
Married Althea Rickard Pedlar in Eureka, Nevada in June 1887 (have marriage
certificate). They lived in Ruby Hill, NV where my grandmother, Grace Rickard
Hambley was born in 1888.
Probably born in the 1840s, but certainly between 1836 and 1854.
Allegedly the 3rd or 4th son of an Earl or some other titled personage.
Allegedly related to Sir Edward Bruce Hamley, a noted military man and author.
If anyone can help, I should be most grateful.
Stephany Madsen in Sunny Florida near Disney World