Hambley, Joseph Wendon (1851-1911)


Joseph was born in 1851 at Liskeard, Cornwall, to parents John, a sawyer, and Jane.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Joseph.

  • 1861 copper miner
  • 1871 miner
  • 1881 Divinity student
  • 1891 Baptist minister
  • 1901 Baptist minister
  • 1911 Baptist minister

He married Jane Dyson (b abt1857) circa 1881. Census returns identify two of three children.

  • Lilian Beatrice (1884-1942) – married Charles Timothy Dodwell, a retail gents hosier (1911), in 1908
  • Wilfrid Dyson (1887-1962) – a schoolmaster (1911); emigrated to USA in 1926; scientist at Field Museum, Chicago in 1930

Joseph dies on 25 May 1911 at Brasted, Sevenoaks, Kent.


  • 1873 Hastings
  • 1874 Tottenham
  • 1875 London X
  • 1877 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: I have seen Joseph’s second name in several forms including Window, Windon, and Wendon. I have used the version  in his probate record and 1881 census return here. The surname is often spelt without an ‘e’, especially the later records.

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