I'm looking to discover if anyone on the list knows of any firearms or
pictures of such made by the HAMBLING gunsmith family (mainly of
Blackawton, Kingsbridge and Totnes).
At least 7 HAMBLINGs were gunsmiths, together probably covering almost
the whole C19th and possibly late C18th.
James H (1762-1837), son Wm Bartlett H (1787-1864) and WBHs son Henry H
(1823-1892) lived in Blackawton.
The others were:
WBHs son Hiram H (1822-1897) - based mostly in Kingsbridge,
WBHs son Reuben H (1833-1892) - left Devon, at different times lived in
Sussex, London, Birmingham / Wolverhampton, Manchester, Norfolk,
Buckinghamshire and Kent.
WBHs son Wm Baker H (1822-1897) - moved to Totnes, and his son Charles
Baker H (1844-1867), moved from Totnes to Birmingham.
I've been meaning to look into this for years, and someone in Colorado
has acquired a gun by a Hambling of Totnes (which I'm certain must be
one of the above 2) and would like to compare it with others by the
family - if there are any.
thanks in anticipation,
PS I know there must by now be many descendants of Wm Bartlett HAMBLING,
I'm in touch with a few (who I'll also be asking the above) but if you
are also related to him and interested in this topic let me know I'll
tell you when I've added a photo of the Colorado gun etc. to my family