Jane Dawe1

(26 April 1833 - after 1847)
FatherIsaac Smith Dawe1 (cir. Mar 1797 - May 1851)
MotherBetsey Matters1 (cir. Apr 1792 - Oct 1863)
Relationship3rd great-aunt of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Jane Dawe was born on 26 Apr 1833 Newton Mill, Tavistock, DEV, ENG.1 She was christened Ang. Ch, Tavistock, DEV, ENG.1
     Jane Dawe was assumed to have died aft. 1847 ?Lumburn, Dist of Tavistock, DEV, ENG, as she is mentioned in the will her father wrote in Nov 1847.
There's a Jane, aged 17, of Milehouse, d. 7th, bur. 9th Nov 1850.2,3
     Given Jane was still alive in 1847 she must be findable. Attempts so far have not proved successful. A 1848 marriage to William Masters looked promising, but that Jane was the dtr of a Joseph and seems to have come from Stoke Climsland. Subsequent likely matches in 1851 have all proved to be different Jane's - ELliott, Cock, Nicholls were all married to Jane someone other than Dawe even if the Jane was born Lamerton or Tavistock in the right timeframe. There are a few more to check through yet.
Another eliminated - the Jane at least one tree has as married to John DIBBLE - her father was a Samuel.4,5,6

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Jane Daw appeared on the census of 7 Jun 1841 Newton Mill, Tavistock, DEV, ENG, in the household of Isaac Daw and Betsy Daw shown as Jane Daw.7


     Isaac, David, Mary, Bettsey, Thirza, Honor and Jane were beneficiaries in the 10 Nov 1847 will of their father Isaac Smith Dawe Lumburn, Dist of Tavistock, DEV, ENG.2
ChartsMy direct DAWE line
Last Edited6 Mar 2019


  1. Lois Saleeba (19674), "EM DAW: Tavistock, ex Lois S," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, DAW(E) FTree, rcvd Dec 1999.
  2. Jill GROVES (42553), "EM Cook/Ravey ex Jill G," e-mail to L Henderson(1), Will Isaac Smith DAW, wrtiten 10 Nov 1847, proved 28 Jun 1851, transcr rcvd Jan 2006.
  3. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Dth 7th Bur. 9th Nov 1850 Jane DAWE, aged 17, of Milehouse, Stoke Damerel, DEV, from Plymouth & West Devon Record Office Collection, extracted from image Oct 2012.
  4. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Feb 2006.
  5. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marr. 1848 James COCK and Jane MORTIMOREreg. E Stonehouse Jun qtr 1848 9/387, extracted Feb 2006.
  6. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Marr. 26 Dec 1855 Jane d/o Samuel (labourer) DAW; John s/o William (labourer) DIBBLE, West Anstey, DEV, from Devon Marriages Image, extracted Dec 2014.
  7. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), digital copy of entry on 1841 census: Tavistock (HO107/249 Bk 6 Folio 8 ED 3 Pg 10 & 11), rcvd Jan 2004.

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