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Bawdens Bowdens of North Molton Devon England

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Henry Bawden/Bowden born North Molton Devon 1822-1900.
Died: Wellington Somerset
` 1. Married Elizabeth Webber (1826 ? 1854)
William (1847-
James (1849
Joseph (1851 ? 1905) ---My direct ancestor
2. Married Mary Ann Ebdon
David (1869 ?
Married Elizabeth
Children: Mabel, Ernest, Hector, Mabel
Sarah (1866-
Annie (1872

It would appear that the names Bawden and Bowden are interchangeable

More info:
James BAWDEN (b.1849)in South Molton, son of Henry BAWDEN and Elizabeth WEBBER
Siblings: William(b 1847)and Joseph (b 1851)
Married: Emma HOBBS abt 1870
Children: William, Joseph, James, Frederick, John, Alice,Herby, Jessie, all born in South Molton Devon, and Emily who was born Glamorgan Clydach Wales in 1893

Up to the 1891 census the family lived in South Molton

On the 1901 census I found that James, Age 51, Emma Age 50, Fred age 21, John Age 18, Herbert Age 14, Jessie Age 11 and Emily age 8, were living at Caemawr, in the Civil Parish of Clase Rural, In the Rural District of Llangafelach, in the Parliamentary Borough or division of Gower or West Glamorgan, in the Parish of St. Johns Clydach, in Glamorganshire. James was described as a block layer.

Emily married John A. JONES and had four children.
Jessie married Edward VAUGHAN and had three children.
Herb married Minnie PALMER
David married Mary JOSHUA and had six children
Please join me in my research if you know anything about this family
Winnifred Evans

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on 2011-06-15 22:24:47

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by debbiemc on 2011-07-26 15:54:23

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.

by genehunting on 2011-07-27 22:25:47

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.


by Bawden4 on 2011-11-27 22:04:43

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 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.

by mbawden on 2015-01-25 17:32:11

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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