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Bawden death record brickwall

My brickwall is my gggrandfather William Bawden's death record. The family was living in Menheniot, Cornwall, Eng, as William worked as a miner there, it is natural to think he died there. In a family bible it says he died on 17 Mar 1858 but we can find no record for him.

8 comment(s), latest 1 year, 4 months ago

Finding my first ancestor from overseas

I started about 10 years ago researching my family. Usually there is excitement when you find a new lead or find a person you have been looking for a long time. My exciting moment was when I found my ggrandfather, John Bawden, in the immigration records. John had been a miner in Cornwall and when the mines started to die out he came to Australia to work for Peak Downs Mine in north Queensland. I found him only after a short while researching but early this year I found some more info about him. I found some newspaper clippings about him. One was when he retired from the NSW Railways and the article told all what he did after arriving here and some of it I did not know. Then I found his death notice so I had come full circle with him, what great joy to understand what this relative had been through in his life.

Looking for birth record for Harry Bawden

I am trying to find a birth record for Harry Bawden. I have been told he was born in October 1858. Any help much appreciated, thank you.

6 comment(s), latest 1 year, 2 months ago


I have a Thomas Bawden b1836 and bapt in Breage. His parents were John Bawden and Elizabeth Williams. He is living with his parents in the 1841 census at Perran Downs, Perranuthnoe. I cannot find him in the census past 1841. I think he may have died between those years but I'm having a problem finding a death for him. There are a few Thomas's in the census but I really don't think any of them are him.

14 comment(s), latest 5 years, 5 months ago

TROVE digitised newspapers

If you are researching in Australia and want to look in newspapers Trove is a great site to search. The website is

1 comment(s), latest 5 years, 6 months ago