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Family [F2]

RAWBONE

Parents

Joseph RAWBONE1 [P176] = Mary REEVE2 [P175]

Married 21 May 1865, Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire.3

Joseph

Born 8 Aug 1830, Stockton, Warwickshire.
Christened 15 Aug 1830, Stockton.4
Died 24 Mar 1908, Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire.
Buried 5
Occupation: Master Shoe Maker, Post Master. Grazier.
Nationality: British
Census 1841: Aged 10, Living with parents in Stockton.
Census 1871: Aged 40. Living with spouse Mary (39) and children Herbert (5), John R (2) & George (2) in Bourton-on-Dunsmore.7
Census 1881: Aged 50. Living with Mary and children, Hubert (14), John (12), George (11) and Elizabeth (8) in Bourton.8
Census 1891: Aged 60. Living with spouse (59), John (22) and Elizabeth W (18)9

Mary

Born 10
Christened 18 Dec 1831, St Peter, Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire.
Died 4 Dec 1910, Sefton Villas, Copthorne Road, Shrewsbury11
Occupation: Postmistress.
Nationality: British
Census 1851: Living with parents in a Cottage, Stockton12
Census 1871: Aged 39.13
Census 1891: Living with husband Joseph at Bourton on Dunsmore.14
Daughter of William REEVE Shopkeeper). A Mary REEVE - aged 54 - died 4 Jan 1854 & was buried at St Peters Church, Bourton on Dunsmore in 1854.

Children

Hubert William [P18] = Annie MEESON [P38] > Family [F8]

Married 13 Sep 1900, Holy Trinity Parish Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.15

Hubert William

Born 7 Apr 1866, Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire.16
Christened 17 Jun 1866, Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire.
Died 14 Mar 1946, 1, Lessor Avenue, Copthorne Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.17
Occupation: Master Shoemaker and Post Office Official
Nationality: British
Census 1871: Aged 5 living with family in Bourton on Dunsmore.18
Census 1911: Living with family in Shrewsbury.
Connection with Shrewsbury Post Office. Vera RAWBONE née Oakley, in 1990 remembered going to Shrewsbury in the late 1920's / early 1930's to visit them.

Annie

Born 29 Sep 1876, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.19
Died 4 Apr 1946, Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone, Kent
Her parents: Edward Roger MEESON (31) a Publican & Ann WILLIAMS (27) Married by Licence at the Independant Chapel, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury on 2nd September 1866. Entry no. 142.
Edward, a Provision Dealer, died 8 June 1903, aged 66, at 18 Barker Street, Shrewsbury.
Lived at 106, Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone just priorto her death.

Edward's Marriage Certificate
Edward's Marriage Certificate

Edward's Death Certificate
Edward's Death Certificate

Ralph George20 [P19]

Born 1867, Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire21
Christened 11 Aug 1867, Bourton on Dunsmore.
Buried 26 Jan 1870, Bourton on Dunsmore.22
Nationality: British

John Reeve [Jack]23 [P5] = Alice MARTIN [P41] > Family [F9]

Married 21 Feb 1898, Baginton, Warwickshire, England24

John Reeve [Jack]

Born 15 Nov 1868, Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire.25
Died 19 Mar 1957, Avonside Hospital, Evesham, Worcestershire.
Buried Evesham, Worcestershire.
Occupation: Butcher, Gamekeeper (Warwickshire). Cider Producer / Farmer (Herefordshire)26
Nationality: British
Census 1891: Aged 2?!27
Census 1901: Living with wife, Cyril and 'Infant'28
Census 1911: Living at Broadmarsh, Eardisland, Herefordshire with all the family. He was recorded as a Gamekeeper.
Age confirmed in a letter dated 15 Nov 1929 to son, John, with a wedding present.
According to his Daughter-in-Law, Olive RAWBONE, he served in Ireland - Black & Tans?
Farmed at Broad Marsh, Eardisland after leaving Warwickshire and retired to The Court Lodge, Whitborne, Worcestershire.
Towards the end of his life, he was resident for some time in an Evesham nursing home.

Alice

Born 11 Feb 1872, Bagington, Frankton, Warwickshire29
Died EST 5 Sep 1958, Shrodells Hospital, Watford, Herts30
Buried Evesham, Worcestershire
Occupation: Cook & Housewife
Nationality: British
Widowed: 1955
Census 1881: Aged 8. Living with parents, Thomas (55) Elizabeth (55), brothers William (15) & Thomas (11) at 14 Village Row, Baginton31
Aged 25 at the time of her marriage.
She worked as a cook/housekeeper for a Duke (of Buccleugh ?) or an Earl in London. She went with them to their country estate at, or near, Bourton on Dunsmore where she met and ultimately married John Reeve [Jack] RAWBONE, a gamekeeper on the Estate.
Her brother, Tom MARTIN, was a postmaster in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Information from Vera RAWBONE, née OAKLEY, 9/12/94. Tom, was the father of Elsie who married Frank WATTS and lived in Selly Oak, Birmingham. They had a son, Martin.
Frank worked for the chocolate company, Cadbury, at Bourneville in the 1940's.

George Joseph [P20]

Christened 17 Apr 1870, Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire32
Died 29 Feb 1908, Stratford, Essex.33
Buried 5 Mar 1908, Bourton on Dunsmore.
Nationality: British
Census 1871: Aged 1.34
Census 1881: Aged 11. Living in Bourton on Dunsmore with parents Joseph (59) & Mary (49) sub-postmaster/mistress - his sister Elizabeth (8), and brothers: John (12) and Hubert (14).35
Census 1901: Aged 30. Living in Essex with spouse Bessie (aged 28) but their surname is recordedas RAWLONE!

Elizabeth Webb [P21]

Christened 26 May 1872, Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire.36
Died 22 Nov 1945, General Hospital, Northampton, Northamptonshire.37
Buried 1945, Guilsborough, Northamptonshire.
Occupation: Assistant Postmistress
Nationality: British
Census 1891: Living with family, in Stockton.
Census 1901: Aged 28. Living at Guilsborough Post Office with cousin Mary (Reeve).38
Census 1911: Aged 38. Living at Guilsborough Post Office
She went to live with a cousin, Mary REEVE, in Guilsborough, Northamptonshire. Mary's mother was the original Post Mistress and taught them how to run it.
In later life, until her death, 'Aunt Bess' (a spinster) lived in the cottage next door to the Post Office.

E W Rawbone, Mary Reeve & 'others' at Elm Tree House, Guilsborough
E W Rawbone, Mary Reeve & 'others' at Elm Tree House, Guilsborough

Elizabeth Rawbone & Mary Reeves grave. December 2011.
Elizabeth Rawbone & Mary Reeves grave. December 2011.

Ann [P16]

Family

Her father was William REEVE (a grazier).
Richard REEVE and Hannah Ann ?WARD.

Sources

"Warwickshire Census Records 1881"; Primary evidence
Post Master (age 59(?) with Mary (49) (Post Mistress) & Hubert (14), John (12), George (11) & Elizabeth (8).

"Warwickshire Census Records 1891"; Page Sch. 16; Primary evidence
Aged 60 living with spouse, Mary (59) and John (a butcher aged 22) & Elizabeth (18).

1 : ; Primary evidence
"Post Office at Joseph RAWBONE's". Both Joseph RAWBONE and Joseph Reeve were "Shoemakers and Shopkeepers" & John Reeve a "beer retailer, shopkeeper and shoemaker".

2 : "Whites History and Directory of Warwickshire 1850"; Page 650; Primary evidence
"Mary (school teacher), William (farmer) and Joseph Reeve (shoemaker) all living in Bourton on Dunsmore".

3 : ; Page 40; Primary evidence

4 : "Warwickshire Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1535-1812"; Page 512; Primary evidence
Baptism located in IGI Page 512, Warwickshire 12/11/98.

5 : ; Primary evidence
Burial information from Dorcas HENDERSHOTT 1/8/99.

6 : "Warwickshire Census Records 1851"; Page 11; Primary evidence
Living with parents in a Cottage, Stockton.

7 : "Census - Rugby - 1871"; Primary evidence
RG10/3187

8 : "Warwickshire Census Records 1881"; Page 2; Primary evidence
RG11/3081

9 : ; Primary evidence
Warwicksire Census Records 1891. RG12/2460

10 : ; Page 29; Primary evidence
Bourton Parish Register Entry no: 230

Mary's Baptism
Mary's Baptism

11 : ; Page 910; Primary evidence
Death Cert No. ??09491

12 : "Warwickshire Census Records 1851"; Page 11

13 : "Census - Rugby - 1871"; Primary evidence

14 : "Census - Stockton - 1891"; Primary evidence

15 : ; Primary evidence
Register entry No 472 Their marriage was solemnized at Insole Brace, Holy Trinity Parish, Shropshire.

Their Marriage Certificate
Their Marriage Certificate

16 : ; Primary evidence
Birth certificate ???7840. Entry no: 118

Hubert's Birth Certificate
Hubert's Birth Certificate

17 : ; Primary evidence
Death Certificate ref KA 43915 No. 384

Hubert's Death Certificate
Hubert's Death Certificate

18 : "Census - Rugby - 1871"; Page 28, 505; Primary evidence
Located.

19 : ; Primary evidence
Birth Certificate P 173766. Entry No: 134

Annie's Birth Certificate
Annie's Birth Certificate

20 : "Warwickshire Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1535-1812"; Page 28, 510; Secondary evidence

21 : "St Catherines Marriage Index"; Page P387; Primary evidence
Located in Register, Apr-June 1867 p473 Volume 6d, Rugby Warks.

22 : ; Primary evidence
Date received from Dorcas HENDERSHOTT 1/8/99.

23 : "Warwickshire Census Records 1881"; Page 10567; Primary evidence
Located in census fiche.

24 : ; Page 90; Primary evidence
Banns read 6, 13 & 20 February, 1898. LDS Film 1067400, Birdingbury.
Film I018469

24a: ; Page 43; Primary evidence
The witnesses were George J & Elizabeth W Rawbone.

25 : "St Catherines Marriage Index"; Page 454; Primary evidence
2/9/92. Birth information located in Marriage Register Film 374, Oct-Dec 1868. According to Dorcas Hendershott the dob was crossed out and 20 October 1868.

26 : "Warwickshire Ancestors Project 1891"; Page Folio 11, 3; Secondary evidence
1891 census " John N Rawbone,Son, Single,aged 22, a Butcher, born Bourton, Warwickshire

27 : "Census - Rugby - 1871"; Page 10567; Primary evidence
Located in census fiche.

28 : ; Page 2; Primary evidence
PRO ref: RG13/2920

1901 Census for John & Alice.
1901 Census for John & Alice.

29 : ; Primary evidence
According to LDS Film 1067400, Birdingbury, Alice was a spinster of Bagington - info via Wendy Boland, ciwen@bigpond.com (Australia)

30 : ; Page 213; Primary evidence
GRO. Volume 4b

31 : "Warwickshire Parish Registers"; Page 4; Primary evidence
RG 11 /3096

32 : "Warwickshire Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1535-1812"; Page 28, 504; Primary evidence

33 : ; Primary evidence
Information from Dorcas Hendershott.

34 : "Census - Rugby - 1871"; Primary evidence

35 : ; Secondary evidence
Confirmed by Dorcas Hendershott.

36 : "Warwickshire Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1535-1812"; Page 28, 506.; Primary evidence

37 : ; Page 83; Primary evidence
Volume 3b. Oct - December 1945 - BMD PAge 187.

38 : "Census - England 1901"; Page 11; Primary evidence
Folio 47, Piece 1436.

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