genehunting has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2011. is researching the following names: BAWDEN.
I am also researching BAWDEN/BOWDEN surname from Devon, England. I don't have much information; however, this is what I do have:
Joseph BAWDEN/BOWDEN born 1791 in North Molton, Devon, England married Joan _______, born about 1791 in Molland, Devon, England
Daughter: Thomazin BAWDEN born October 19, 1819
Thomazin married William Hutchins, a carpenter from Charles, Devon, England. They settled in Charles Village and raised a family of fourteen children. Some of their children immigrated to the United States, settling first in Elkhart County, Indiana, then Cowley County Kansas and then Davis, Oklahoma.
My Joseph Bawden was born in 1776 and he married Mary Lock. Do you know where in Devon your Joseph and Joan lived? I have not come across theses names as yet but if he was born in North Molton there is probably a connection.
You are so right about the name interchangeability.
I was born a Bawden and I know from research that the name has a family seat in Cornwall...no location. I also learned that the Bawden shield with the chevrons and 3 cockatrices (fabled birds) with knives through their throats belongs to whomever was the first to register the name. I have no idea who, where, or when. I haven't spent the time or money to have the shield translated, other than general info...the helmet, lettuce, colors, chevrons, etc., in Scotland or England, but I do know that the knives through the birds' throats mean someone was silenced.
My tree starts with Stephen Bawden born probably in Gwennap, Cornwall, on 19 May 1791. He married Elizabeth Jelbert nee Gilbert (this old transcriber error is fairly prolific). I have a previous Stephen Bawden who married Lucretia Matthews in Perranuthnoe, but I have no bd or bp for him.
After 1791 Stephen comes 1812 Stephen (nmn) born in Redruth, Cornwall. He came to the US in 1860 during a huge coal-producing era. I plan to post his story.
Looking for connection to Cornwall,
The furthest back I can trace my family line is to William Bawden from Easley Mills, North Moulton who fathered a son around 1820, Heny Passmore Bawden, with Mrs. Robert Rebecca Passmore. Some records say she was married to Robert Passmore when she became pregnant so this may have been an affair. Rebecca Passmore had a nine year old daughter named Mary from her first husband Robert Passmore at the time she met William Bawden. Wondering if anyone knows if this family line has origins in Cornwall?
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