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Query by lone

I had a brickwall with my husband's gr. grandfather, Richard Morcom BAWDEN/BOWDEN until I found a website "Cornish in Latin America". This is a research project by the University of Exeter.. Put in your missing miner's name and there he was, even giving details that he sent money back to Cornwall for his daughter. So, if you have a miner who has gone missing, try this website.

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on 2011-07-24 20:46:06


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by Ralley on 2014-05-11 01:25:32

I'm doing work on Richard Morcom Bawden's (b 1836 or so) son, Richard Morcom Bowden (b 1857) who came to NZ. We have hardly anything on Richard, so it has been very labourious trying to work out his parentage, but I'm starting to wonder whether his brother Josiah came to NZ too. I saw another post of yours indicating Richard has the same parents as you were indicating: Richard and Eliza n Rowe. I was just writing to make a connection.

by lone on 2014-05-11 09:11:47

Hello,Richard and Elizabeth Bowden/Bawden marr. 24 Oct 1857 in Redruth. They had 4 children--Richard Morkham 1858, Josiah 1861-1943, Eliza Jane,1863-1931 and John 1865, all born in Cornwall. Richard then went off to Brazil mining. Elizabeth marr. again to John Thomas on 9 Aug 1870, and in 1872 Mr and Mrs Thomas and the 4 children migrated to NZ on The City of Auckland Richard , born 1858 marr. Rose Ellen Lawrence, and they had Louisa Jane 1886-1939, and Rose Ellen 1888-1984.Josiah marr.Martha Best, and had Richard,Samuel,Ernest and Martha Jane. Josiah owned Hansom cabs and Boarding Houses in Auckland in the early 1900's.

by simonbest123 on 2014-07-29 11:58:04

hello all, i am a new member very interested in cornish history.my dad was born in cornwall in 1913.his name was stanley best.my grandma was martha best, nee dungey1886-1937. she is buried under her last married name of taylor in the churchyard of st mewan in cornwall.please refer to the website lizandstu.com. there are 26000 names on liz,s website from all around the world. we all seem to originate from one man, thomas yelland,alias welbroke.you can put in my name,simon best, and i was not even born in cornwall,kind regards, simon best

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