The Doble Family


The following details of James William DOBLE have been researched by Bill Mudie, Australia.

Email: Bill Mudie





External Sites

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

Online Census Project

Cornwall Family History Society

Tamar Valley A.O.N.B.

Cornwall / Calstock

Calstock Archive Trust.

My great grandfather, James William Doble emigrated to Australia in the 1880s to be captain of the copper mine at Blinman, about 400 kilometres from Adelaide in South Australia. I have a Bible which indicates that he first left the parish of Calstock in June 1876, the next reference I have is his becoming Captain at Blinman in 1888. He died in 1892 and below is a  photograph of his gravestone in Blinman Cemetary

Baptism 21-Dec 1834 at Mary Tavy
James William DOBLE, son of William & Grace

1871 Census

Living at 11 Exeter Street, Tavistock, Devon
James W DOBLE, Head, Unm, 36, Mine agent, born DEV Tavistock
Grace DOBLE, Mother, W, 72, born CON Calstock
Elizabeth DOBLE, Sister, Unm, 33, born DEV Tavistock
Mary Ann DOBLE, Sister, Unm, 30, born DEV Tavistock

Marriage at Calstock Parish Church 20-May 1875
DOBLE, James William, 40, bachelor & mine agent of Harrowbarrow, son of William, mine agent
BURLEY, Elizabeth, 28, spinster of Harrowbarrow, dau of Richard, cooper
By banns, both signed, witnesses Mary? Brown, W. K./R.? Brown

Baptism, 10-Sep 1876
William Richard DOBLE, son of James William & Elizabeth of Harrowbarrow, father a mine agent, at All Saints Harrowbarrow, born Jul 1876

1881 Census

Living in Fore Street, Calstock, Cornwall
Richard BURLEY, Head, Widr., 65, Cooper, born DEV Tavistock
Elizth. DOBLE, Daur, Mar, 34, Chemist & Assayers wife, born CON Calstock
James W DOBLE, Sonlaw, Mar, 46, Chemist & Assayer, born DEV Tavistock
William R DOBLE, Gson, 4, Scholar, born CON Calstock

Baptism 14-May 1882,  Ernest James DOBLE, son of James William & Elizabeth of West Harrowbarrow, father a mine agent, at All Saints Harrowbarrow, born 27 Mar 1882




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