Isaac Dawe1,2

(23 December 1852 - between January 1917 and March 1917)
FatherThomas Dawe1,3,4 (cir. Dec 1814 - Apr 1871)
MotherElizabeth Taylor1,5 (cir. 1818 - bef. Dec 1894)
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Isaac Dawe was born on 23 Dec 1852 Cockingford Mill, Dist of Newton Abbot, DEV, ENG, rather than in Lidford (according to the 1861 census). The most likely* birth registration in the indices around this time is an Isaac Daw reg. in Newton Abbot in the March qtr of 1853 (5b/125), although there is also a Tavistock registration for an Isaac Smith Daw in the Sep qtr, who turns out to be a first cousin once removed (son of Isaac Daw and Elizabeth Melony Staddon). Subsequent info from David (in "The Dawes and the Blackmores") provides the exact date, and revised place
*and so it proved in the newly available GRO Online index which shows the mother's names as TAYLOR.1,6,7,8,5 Some sources show Isaac Dawe was born cir. 1854 Widdecombe, DEV, ENG, (1881 census) and others say Buckland in the Moor(1891) I haven't attempted to rationalise all of these other than: Buckland in the Moor is a small parish, Widdecombe both a village and slightly larger parish and Lidford a very large parish. I have however found a reference to Cockingford in relation to Widecombe in the Moor.9,10,11
     Isaac Dawe married Amy Follett, daughter of Daniel Follett and Harriet Leaman, on 30 Dec 1879 Par. Ch, Widecombe in the Moor, Dist of Newton Abbot, DEV, ENG, the cert showing Isaac Dawe as a baker, son of Thomas Dawe a miller, Amy as dtr of Daniel Follett inn keeper; Both single, resid. Widecombe; Wit: David Dawe, Louisa Follett.4,9,12,13
     Isaac Dawe remarried on 7 May 1887 Register Office, Newton Abbot, DEV, ENG, to Thirza Stevens, daughter of William Stevens and Louisa Endecott, the cert reading: Isaac Daw 34, widower, miller and baker residing Lurghcombe Ashburton, s/o Thomas Daw, miller, dec. Thirza Stevens 35, (indexed as Thirze Stephens and actually 37) spinster residing North St Ahsburton dtr of William Stevens dec. labourer. Witnessed by Ellen Daw and Thos Willcocks Certified by Elias Ford, Registrar and John Alsop Superintendent Registrar.3,2,14
     Isaac Daw was assumed to have died bet. Jan 1917 - Mar 1917 Dartmouth?, Dist of Totnes, DEV, ENG, aged 64.15,2,16

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     The census of 7 Apr 1861 showed William, Thomas, Richard, Nathaniel, David, Isaac and Robert in the household of their parents Thomas and Elizabeth Dawe Cockingford, Par. of Widecombe, DEV, ENG, enumerated as Thomas Dawe, miller, 51, b Tavistock, wife Elizabeth, 43 (or 41?), b Nth Tawton. Sons: William, 19, miller, b Nth Tawton; Thomas, 15, ag lab; Richard, 13, ag lab; Nathaniel, 11, scholar; Isaac, 8, scholar; Robert, 6, scholar; all b Lidford; David, 3, b Widecombe.1 Isaac Dawe appeared on the census of 7 Apr 1871 Cockingford Mills, Widecombe, DEV, ENG, in the household of Thomas Daw and Elizabeth Daw as son of Thomas.17
     Isaac Daw was shown as the head of the household in the census of 3 Apr 1881 in a North St Shop, Ashburton, DEV, ENG, with Amy enumerated as Isaac Daw, baker, 27, wife Amy, 23, attends to shop, both b Widdecombe, DEV. Dtr Louisa, 8m, b Ashburton. Visitor: Louisa Follett, 18, guest in house, b Widdecombe (Amy's sister); Edward Luscombe, 18, unm, baker's man, b Ashburton.18 In 1890 Isaac Dawe was a baker (according to a Devon directory) North St, Ashburton, DEV, ENG.19
     The census of 5 Apr 1891 showed Isaac, with his son David, Coombhead Cross, Diptford, DEV, ENG, enumerated as Daw: Isaac 37 head mar (no wife present) labourer b Buckland in the Moor; Son David 9 scholar b Ashburton.10
     The census of 31 Mar 1901 showed Isaac with his wife Thirza, their sons David and Frederick, their dtr Thirza Croters? Hill, Dartmouth, DEV, ENG, household enumerated as Dawe: Isaac 48 gen. lab b Ashburton; wife Thirza 48 b Holne DEV; Children: David 19 gen lab; Elsie 13 both b Ashburton; Frederick 7. Boarders: William Easley 29 b Blackawton; John H Tucker 27 b Kingsbridge, both gen labs.2

Military

     On 23 Mar 1916 Isaac Dawe was named as next of kin for Frederick Dawe Exeter, DEV, ENG, (he was living at Clarence St, Dartmouth when son Fred Dawe enlisted at Exeter.)20

Names

     In 1881 his surname was recorded as Daw (also in 1891, although 1901 shows as Dawe.9,10,21)

All the other info

     Isaac outlived his wife Amy Follett who died bet. Jan 1886 - Mar 1886.9,22,23
     The only Isaac b Devon c 1854 on the Sth West 1881 census cd is the one b Widecombe in the Moor, married to Amy Follett and living Ashburton. Amy died 1886, aged 28, (kicked by a cow, not as I had assumed in childbirth). In 1891 Isaac appears as married with son David but wife not present, and Thirza pops up elsewhere as married and with a dtr Thursa E and husband not present. Thursa E could be the Elsie with both Isaac and Thirza in 1901, so I eventually concluded that these two Isaacs are one and the same and that Thirza is his 2nd wife. I admit to having had some doubts about the change of occupation though, esp. as an 1890 directory still shows an Isaac Daw as baker in North St Ashburton. The marriage cert. of Isaac3 and Thirza confirms my conclusions.24,23
     Isaac outlived his wife Thirza Stevens who is assumed to have died bet. Mar 1908 - Jun 1908.2,25

Family 1

Amy Follett (Nov 1857 - bet. Jan 1886 - Mar 1886)
Children
  • Harriet Louisa Daw9 (cir. Aug 1880 - aft. 1911)
  • David Dawe10 (bet. Jan 1882 - Mar 1882 - aft. 1911)
  • Ellen Dawe26 (Apr 1883 - aft. 1901)
  • Jessie Daw27 (cir. 1886 - aft. 1911)

Family 2

Thirza Stevens (Jan 1850 - bet. Mar 1908 - Jun 1908)
Children
  • Thirza Elsie Dawe2 (cir. 1888 - bet. Jun 1945 - Sep 1945)
  • Frederick Dawe2,28 (cir. 1894 - aft. 1932)
ChartsMy direct DAWE line
Last Edited15 Dec 2016

Citations

  1. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), May 2002 ex p/copy of 1861 Widecombe Cens. p13 (filed as DAWThomasTAYLOREliz1861Cens.doc in sources folder).
  2. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), DAWE File (DAWEFamilyFromValSymisOct2004 saved in Devon Sources): 1901 Census Dartmouth RG13/2069 Folio 39 Page 21 Schedule #133, extracted Nov 2004.
  3. Various, BDM Certified copy, Mar. 1887 Isaac DAW Thirza STEVENS, reg. 2nd qtr 1887 in Newton Abbot vol 5b p292, certified copy rcvd Jan 2005.
  4. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 30 Dec 1879 Isaac s/o Thomas DAWE; Amy d/o Daniel FOLLETT, Par. Ch, Widecombe, DEV, extracted from image, Jul 2016.
  5. England/Wales GRO online index by GRO England online at https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/…, Birth reg. 1853 M(ar) Qtr Isaac DAWE, mother TAYLOR, reg. Newton Abbot (DEV) 5b/125, extracted Nov 2016.
  6. David WEETMAN (40953), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex David W," e-mail to L Henderson (1), "The Dawes and the Blackmores", rcvd Jul 2005.
  7. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, DAW, Isaac records, searched via Ancestry.com Nov 2004.
  8. Various, BDM Certified copy, Birth cert 1853 Isaac Smith DAW, certified copy rcvd Jan 2005.
  9. 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, FHL Film 1341521 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2161 Folio 50 Page 16.
  10. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), DAWE File (DAWEFamilyFromValSymisOct2004 saved in Devon Sources): 1891 Census Diptford RG12/1713 Page 2 Schedule #7, extracted Nov 2004.
  11. DEV: GenUKi online at http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/, 'Name index to Widecombe in the Moor: A Pictorial History of the Dartmoor Village' by Stephen H WOODS, Devon Books, Tiverton Devon 1996 (http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/WidecombeintheMoor/…), extracted Feb 2006.
  12. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), From "The Mystery of Newhouse" by June KERNICK, copy rcvd Nov 2004.
  13. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marr. 1879 Isaac DAWE and Amy FOLLETT, reg. Newton Abbot Dec qtr 5b/263, extracted Feb 2006.
  14. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), From FreeBMD images Page 239, rcvd Nov 2004.
  15. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Enlistment papers, 1916 Frederick s/o Isaac DAWE, Dartmouth, from British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920, extracted Aug 2009.
  16. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Dth 1917 Q1 Isaac DAWE, aged 64, reg. Totnes, DEV 5b/311, extracted Oct 2007.
  17. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), DAWE File (DAWEFamilyFromValSymisOct2004 saved in Devon Sources): 1871 Census Widecombe RG10/2081 Page 12, extracted Nov 2004.
  18. 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, FHL Film 1341521 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2161 Folio 50 Page 16, extracted c 2000.
  19. DAW(E) www searches & misc. corres. Ancestry.com Devon 1890 directory, extracted Nov 2004.
  20. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Enlistment papers, Frederick s/o Isaac DAWE, Dartmouth, from British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920, extracted Aug 2009.
  21. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Dth 1917 Q1 Isaac DAW, aged 64, reg. Totnes, DEV 5b/311, extracted Oct 2007.
  22. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, DAW dths, DEV, extracted Nov 2004.
  23. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Dth Amy DAW, aged 28, kicked by cow, rcvd Nov 2008.
  24. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Nov 2004.
  25. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Dth 1908 Q2 Thirza DAWE, reg. Totnes, DEV aged 53 5b/119, extracted Oct 2007.
  26. Various, BDM Certified copy, Birth 1883 Ellen DAWE, reg. Ashburton, Dist of Newton Abbot, copy rcvd Feb 2006.
  27. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), DAWE File (DAWEFamilyFromValSymisOct2004 saved in Devon Sources): 1891 Census Widecombe in the Moor RG12/1698 Page 4 Schedule #22, extracted Nov 2004.
  28. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Service papers, Frederick s/o Isaac DAWE, Dartmouth, from British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920, extracted Aug 2009.

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