William BAWDEN
Elizabeth BENNETTS
William EUDY
Christopher BAWDEN Newton Moor


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  • Born: 1804, Camborne, Cornwall
  • Christened: 11 Apr 1804, Camborne, Cornwall
  • Married: 17 Sep 1839, Camborne, Cornwall
  • Died: 31 Aug 1884, Camborne, Cornwall

   Research Notes:

In 1841, John Bawden (35), tailor, and wife Jane (25) were in Chapel St., Camborne. Present was [niece] Elizabeth Bennetts (5).

In 1851, John Bawden (46) of Camborne, married, master tailor employing 2 men and 7 apprentices, was in Chapel St., Camborne. Present were sister Jane Rule (56) of Camborne, married, niece Elizabeth Bennett (18) of Camborne, dressmaker

[In none of the ensuing Censuses is John's wife present, though he is shown as married up until 1881, then aged 77, a tailor, living in 8 Chapel St., Camborne.]

In 1861, John Bawden (57) of Camborne, married, tailor employing 7 girls & boys, was living in Chapel Street, Camborne. Present were sister Jenifer Rule (64) of Camborne, widow, housekeeper, lodger William Rule* (30) of Gwennap, house servant Emily Joll (19) of Liskeard.

* William Rule was John Bawden's nephew.


The Will of John Bawden late of Camborne in the County of Cornwall who died 31 August 1884 at Camborne, was proved at the Principal Registery by William Rule, engineer, and John Williams, storekeeper, both of Camborne, the nephews, the surviving executors.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, p. 361


Will of John Bawden (1879).

Page 1

This is the Last Will and Testament of me John Bawden of the parish of Camborne in the County of Cornwall Mercer and Tailor. I direct that my Executors hereinafter named shall out of my personal estate pay all my just debts and my funeral and testamentary expenses and also the specific legacies hereinafter mentioned. I give and bequeath the following pecuniary legacies and direct the same to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease that is to say To my niece Mary Mill wife of Caleb Mill now supposed to be in Australia the sum of Sixteen pounds To my nephew Matthew Bennetts the sum of Eight pounds To Henry Thomas the son of Simon and Ann Thomas and to my nephew Christopher Bawden now supposed to be in America each the sum of Six pounds To my niece Susan Bennetts wife of William Henry Bennetts the sum of four pounds To my niece Elizabeth the wife of William Bawden of Beacon Camborne to John Bennetts son of my nephew Richard Bennetts to my three nieces Ann, Elizabeth and Jane daughters of my sister Mary Bawden to my niece Grace Mill wife of William Mill and to my niece Ann Hosking widow of the late Gilbert Hosking each the sum of three pounds. To Edward Thomas and Arthur Thomas sons of the said Simon and Ann Thomas to each and every the children of my late nephew William Bennetts who shall be in England at the time of my decease and to each and every the children of my late nephew Thomas Vincent now supposed to be in the Untied States each the sum of Two pounds I give and bequeath the following shares in the Mines hereinafter described to be transferred as soon as conveniently may be after my decease that is to say To my niece Elizabeth Bailey, 4^ four/4296th parts or shares in Dolcoath Mine in Camborne To my housekeeper, Emily Joll if she shall remain with me until my decease four other such parts or shares in Dolcoath Mine aforesaid To my nephew James Williams son of my late sist er Grace Williams two such parts or shares in the said Dolcoath Mine and to my nephews Richard Bennetts and William Bawden and John Bawden sons of my late brother Willi am Bawden each one such part or share in Dolcoath Mine aforesaid and to my said tw o last named nephews William Bawden and John Bawden I give and bequeath one 1/1000th part or share in Carn Brea Mine in Illogan in equal parts as tenants in common share and share alike. I give devise and bequeath unto my niece Elizabeth Bailey wife of John Bailey The leasehold dwellinghouse and premises in Chapel Street Camborne in which I reside for the remainder of the term for which I now hold the same I give devise and bequeath to my niece Ann Thomas wife of Simon Thomas my five-roomed leasehold dwellinghouse in Carnarthen Stre et Camborne in which she and her family now reside for the remainder of my holding therein To my niece Sally Thomas widow of William Henry Thomas deceased I give devise and bequeath my three roomed house in Carnarthen Street aforesaid now in the occupation of Mrs. Ivey And also my leasehold house in Trevenson Street Camborne in which she resides I give and devise unto my said niece Elizabeth Bailey the following articles of furniture in my bedroom namely the bedstead two feather beds two blankets two sheets one bolster two pillows and one counterpane And to my said housekeeper Emily Joll providing she is still living with me at my decease as aforesaid the following furniture in my spare bedroom namely the bedstead feather bed mattress bolster two pillows counterpane two sheets and two blankets and the best chest of drawers in my bedroom I give and bequeath my gold watch and albert chain to John Henry Rule son of my nephew William Rule by whom the same shall be retained and preserved until the said John Henry Rule is twelve years of age All the rest residue and remainder of my property both real and personal of whatsoever kind or description and wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath unto my three nephews

Page 2

William Rule son of my late sister Jenefer Rule James Bawden son of my late brother Christopher Bawden and John Williams son of my late sister Grace Williams in equal parts share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants I declare that all and every the properties moneys and effects herein given and bequeathed to any female shall be held by her for her own absolute use and benefit without any control or interference of any husband with whom she may at this present or at any time hereafte r be intermarried and that her receipt for any moneys paid in persuance of any of the trusts above created shall be a sufficient discharge to the party paying the same And I appoint my said last named three nephews William Rule, James Bawden and John Williams joint Executors , of this my Will hereby revoking all Wills by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and testament written on three sheets of paper set my hand this fourth day of January One thousand eight hundred and seventy nine - John Bawden - Signed by the said John Bawden the testator as his last Will and testam ent in the presence of us being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribe our names to witness - John R. ?aniell Solicitor Camborne -- Mortimer Tangye Clerk to the said John R. ?aniell Camborne. (stamp image)

On the 26th day of September 1884 Probate of this Will was granted to William Rule and John Williams the surviving Executors.


John Bawden died aged 80 years (GROE Death Index, vol. 5c, p. 150).

   Marriage Information:

John married Jane TYACK, daughter of Jonathan TYACK and Jane CLARK, on 17 Sep 1839 in Camborne, Cornwall. (Jane TYACK was christened on 23 Mar 1814 in Camborne, Cornwall.)

   Marriage Notes:

John Bawden, full age, of Town, bachelor, tailor, son of Christopher Bawden (deceased), mine agent, and
Jane Tyack, full age, of Town, spinster, with her parents, daughter of Jonathan Tyack, carpenter

Married by Licence

Witnesses: John Duckham, Johnson Vivian

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