John Dawe1,2

(circa 1779 - 25 April 1856)
FatherWilliam Dawe3 (cir. Dec 1741 - Aug 1822)
MotherBetty Scobel3 (cir. 1756 - Jun 1844)

BMDB data

     John Dawe was born cir. 1779 Meavy, DEV, ENG.1
     John Dawe married Elizabeth Rundell on 14 Jan 1801 North Tamerton, DEV, ENG, not obvious in Sampford Spiney or Meavy cd index, assumed to be the John DAW/Elizabeth RUNDELL marr. at Nth Tamerton, given the Tamerton/Sampford/Meavy connections for John and family, but other options do exist.2,1,4,5
     John Dawe died on 25 Apr 1856 Birdcage Farm, Tamerton Foliott, Dist of Plympton St Mary, DEV, ENG; "DIED. On the 25th April, at Birdcage Farm, near Plymouth, Mr. John Dawe, farmer, aged 78 years, lately of Maristow Barton, and father of Mr. Sampson Dawe, of Willunga, in this colony."1,6
     The suspected relationship between the two contemporary DAWE families, John & Elizabeth (RUNDELL), Sampson & Jenny (MADDOCK), with Meavy, Tamerton Foliott and Willunga, Sth Australian connections has been proven in that the will of Betty DAWE nee SCOBEL explicitly mentions her son John of Maristow Barton in the parish of Tamerton Foliott - which John's death notice in the Australian paper also mentions.3,6

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     John Dawe appeared on the census of 1841 Morristown Farm, Par. of Tamerton Foliott, Dist Plympton St Mary, DEV, ENG, as DAWE: John 60 farmer; Assumed children: Eleanor 30, Mary 25, ?Grdchild?: Elizabeth 3; ?Son?: Henry 20, ?Grdson? John 12; All b Cty; Also James WILLCOCKS 25 ag lab; John BICKLE 12 ag lab; Elizabeth BRYANT 12 F.S. (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)7 He appeared on the census of 1851 at Birdcage Farm, Tamerton Foliott, Dist of Plympton St Mary, DEV, ENG, in the household of Willam Dawe Spurrell and Eleanor Spurrell as father-in-law of Willam Dawe Spurrell.1

Wills/bequests

     The will of Betty Dawe (registered Tamerton Foliott, DEV, ENG, on 28 Oct 1843) mentioned John Dawe. The executors & trustees named were siblings an unknown person .8
     John Dawe wrote a will on 18 Nov 1854 John DAWE of Birdcage farm in the parish of Tamerton ffoliott .. unto my daughter Priscilla DAWE the sum of fifty pounds and to my son Sampson DAWE the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to them within twelve months after my decease I give and bequeath unto my son William DAWE my ?? and all my ?? and wearing apparell I give and bequeath unto my grandson Henry DAWE son of my late son Henry DAWE the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to him on his attaining the age of twenty one years and ?? it that the said sum of one hundred pounds shall be deposited in some savings bank or invested in government stock in the names of my executors in trust ... (but if he died before 21 leaving no heirs) the said £100 to my said son Sampson DAWE and Elizabeth DAWE the mother of my said grandson in equal share and proportions And all the rest and residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects whatsoever I .. unto and amongst my sons William and John and my daughters Elizabeth HACKER, Tabitha BROWN, Mary HELSON, and Eleanor SPURRELL in equal shares and proportions ... (for their own benefit etc...) and also nominate Robert ?.. bridge? of Jump in the Parish of Bickleigh .. and Joseph SPURRELL of ?Derriford? in the parish of Egg Buckland in the said county yeoman joint executors .. Witnessed Joseph DAWE of Henwell, Tamerton Foliott, Elizabeth DAWE, wife of Joseph DAWE
Proved ?London? 2 Aug 1856.9

Family

Elizabeth Rundell (say 1778 - bef. 1841)
Children
  • Eleanor Dawe1,2 (cir. Dec 1803 - bet. Jan 1888 - Mar 1888)
  • Elizabeth Dawe9 (cir. Mar 1804 - bet. 1881 - 1891)
  • William Dawe10 (cir. May 1805 - cir. Jun 1876)
  • Tabitha Dawe11 (cir. Nov 1806 - aft. 1871)
  • John Dawe12 (cir. May 1808 - aft. 1871)
  • Mary Dawe13,14,9 (cir. Sep 1809 - Nov 1882)
  • Priscilla Dawe15 (cir. Mar 1811 - aft. 1861)
  • Sampson Dawe16,17 (cir. Feb 1813 - Nov 1879)
  • Henry Dawe18,7,19 (cir. 1816 - Nov 1849)
ChartsSampson & Joan (BLANCHARD) DAWE of Buckland Monachorum, (DEV)
Last Edited1 Dec 2012

Citations

  1. 1851 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Tamerton Foliott, Dist of Plympton St Mary, DEV HO107/1877 ED 7b Folio 574 Pg 6 Sched 17, hsehold of William Dawe & Eleanor SPURRELL, extracted Feb 2006.
  2. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1803 Eleanor to John & Elizabeth DAWE, extracted from Sampford Spiney baptisms, Nov 2006.
  3. National Archives UK online at http://www.documentsonline.nationalarchives.gov.uk/, John of Maristow Barton, s/o Betty DAWE, from Will 28 Oct 1843 Betty DAWE, Tamerton Foliott, DEV, from Will Registers. Collection: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Date range: 26 November 1844 - 26 November 1844 Reference:PROB 11/2007/159, copy rcvd Oct 2012.
  4. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Marr. 14 Jan 1801 John DAW & Elizabeth RUNDELL, North Tamerton, DEV, from Devon Family History Society transcriptions, extracted Oct 2012.
  5. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bap. 4 Jun 1805 William s/o John & Elizabeth DAWE, Sampford Spiney, DEV, from Plymouth & West Devon Record Office Collection transcr. (images notfound), extracted Oct 2012.
  6. Trove - Digitised Newspapers, Dth 25 Apr 1856 John father of Sampson DAWE of Willunga, SA, Birdcage Farm, nr Plymouth, DEV, from Family Notices. (1856, July 25). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), p. 2. online at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49757175, extracted Oct 2012.
  7. 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Civil Parish: Tamerton Foliott, Roborough Hundred, Sub Dist Plympton, Dist Plympton St Mary, DEV HO107; Piece: 241; Book: 3; ED 17; Folio: 9; Page: 12; hsehold of John DAWE, extracted Oct 2012.
  8. National Archives UK online at http://www.documentsonline.nationalarchives.gov.uk/, Will 28 Oct 1843 Betty DAWE, Tamerton Foliott, DEV, from Will Registers. Collection: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Date range: 26 November 1844 - 26 November 1844 Reference:PROB 11/2007/159, copy rcvd Oct 2012.
  9. National Archives UK online at http://www.documentsonline.nationalarchives.gov.uk/, Will 18 Nov 1854 Proved 1 Aug 1856 John DAWE Birdcage Farm, Tamerton Foliott, from Will Registers. Collection: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Date range: 02 August 1856 - 02 August 1856 Reference:PROB 11/2237/174, copy rcvd Oct 2012.
  10. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 4 Jun 1805 William to John & Elizabeth DAWE, extracted from Sampford Spiney baptisms, Nov 2006.
  11. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bap. 23 Nov 1806 Tabitha d/o John & Elizabeth DAWE, Samford Spiney, DEV, from Plymouth & West Devon Record Office Collection, extracted from index (image notfound) Oct 2012.
  12. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bap. 8 May 1808 John s/o John & Elizabeth DAWE, Sampford Spiney, DEV, from Plymouth & West Devon Record Office Collection transcr. (images notfound), extracted Oct 2012.
  13. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bap. 1 Oct 1809 Mary d/o John & Elizabeth DAWE, Sampford Spiney, DEV, from Plymouth & West Devon Record Office Collection transcr. (images notfound), extracted Oct 2012.
  14. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Marr. 10 Feb 1844 Mary d/o John, farmer, DAWE & John s/o Joseph HELSON, Par. Ch, Stoke Damerel, DEV, from Plymouth & West Devon Record Office Collection, extracted from image Oct 2012.
  15. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Marr. 10 Jun 1848 William Hunt s/o DAWE; Priscilla d/o John DAWE; Tamerton Foliott, DEV, from Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, extracted Oct 2012.
  16. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 2 Mar 1813 Samson to John & Elizabeth DAWE, extracted from Sampford Spiney baptisms, Nov 2006.
  17. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 22 Nov 1879 Sampson s/o John DAWE, at Willunga, SA, Vol 98 Pg 311, from Australia Death Index, 1787-1985, extracted Oct 2012.
  18. AUS Cemeteriees Index online at http://austcemindex.com/, H/stone Henry DAWE d. 17 Nov 1849, of Tamerton, DEV, Willunga Anglican Cem., image online at http://austcemindex.com/inscription.php?id=8155576, extracted Oct 2012.
  19. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bap. 8 Sep 1816 Henry s/o John & Elizabeth DAWE, Sampford Spiney, DEV, from Plymouth & West Devon Record Office Collection transcr. (images notfound), extracted Oct 2012.

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