John Henry Dawe1

(circa 1826 - 20 April 1914)
FatherJohn Dawe2,3,4 (cir. Jul 1792 - Jul 1860)
MotherMary Northmore5,6,7 (cir. 1794 - cir. Dec 1826)

BMDB data

     John Henry Dawe was born cir. 1826 Meavy, DEV, ENG.3
     John Henry Dawe married Mary Mortimore, daughter of George Mortimore and Elizabeth Foal, on 25 May 1847 Walkhampton, Dist of Tavistock, DEV, ENG, cert. shows John Henry as labourer, s/o John DAWE farmer; Mary as d/o George MORTIMER, farmer; Both of age, resid. Walkhampton, both signed; Wit: Wiliam & James MORTIMER.4,1,2
     John Henry Dawe died on 20 Apr 1914 West Fourth St (?816?, Fenton, MI, USA; DAWE At his home , ?816? West Fourth St, April 20, 1914 John Dawe aged 88 years.
... body will be taken to Fenton where the funeral will be held from the home of his son John Dawe at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon... Burial will be made in the Oakwood cemetery in Fenton.3,8

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     John Henry Dawe appeared on the census of 1841 Merchants, Par. of Meavy, DEV, ENG, in the household of John Dawe and Ann Moses and is assumed to be a son.5
     John Henry Dawe appeared on the census of 1851 Furster St, Walkhampton, Dist of Tavistock, DEV, ENG, with Mary Mortimore, enumerated as DAWE: John J, 25 stone mason b Meavy; wife Mary 25 b Ashburton; Dtr Elizabeth 1 b Walkhampton.3,4


     John Henry Dawe was also known as John H Dawe.3


Mary Mortimore (cir. Mar 1826 - aft. 1851)
  • Mary Ann Harriet Dawe9 (cir. Feb 1848 - aft. 1851)
  • Elizabeth Dawe4 (bet. Sep 1849 - Dec 1849 - aft. 1851)
  • Charlotte Foale Dawe10 (Feb 1851 - )
  • John Dawe8 (cir. Jul 1853 - Aug 1940)
ChartsWilliam & Elizabeth (WILLCOCKS) DAWE of Meavy, (DEV)
Last Edited22 Mar 2019


  1. Www FreeBMD ENG online at, Marr. 1847 John Henry DAWE and Mary MORTIMORE, reg. Tavistock Jun qtr 9/575, extracted Oct 2006.
  2. Findmypast online at, Marr. 25 May 1847 John Henry s/o John DAWE & Mary d/o George MORTIMER, Walkhampton, DEV, from Plymouth & West Devon Record Office Collection, extracted from image Oct 2012.
  3. Dartmoor Press online at, 1851 Census: Furstor - John H DAWE, extracted from WalknPropsWalkValley.html, Oct 2006.
  4. Devon, Warwick and Norfolk, 1851 UK census CD-ROM, PRO Reference:     HO/107/1883 Folio: 187 Page: 1 FHL Film: 0221032, hsehold of John H & Mary DAWE, extracted Oct 2006.
  5. 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via, Meavy, DEV HO/240/20 ED 8 Pg 1 hsehold of John & Ann DAWE, extracted Nov 2006.
  6. Baptims marriages burials: Meavy, DEV, Bur. 2 Dec 1826 Mary DAWE, aged 32, extracted Jan 2007 (Baps 1813-1839 Marr 1754-1837 Burials 1813-1837), Deanery of Tamerton CD.
  7. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Dec 2012.
  8. - Family Trees online at, Dth 20 Apr 1914 John DAWE, aged 88, bur. Oakwoo Cem., Fenton (MI), from… tree of bkphilo, extracted Mar 2019.
  9. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1848 Mary Ann Harriet to John Henry & ary DAWE, extracted from Walkhampton PR, Oct 2006.
  10. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1851 Charlotte Foale to John Henry & Mary DAWE, extracted from Walkhampton PR, Oct 2006.

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