Family [F9]



John Reeve [Jack] RAWBONE1 [P5] = Alice MARTIN [P41]

Married 21 Feb 1898, Baginton, Warwickshire, England2

John Reeve [Jack]

Born 15 Nov 1868, Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire.3
Died 19 Mar 1957, Avonside Hospital, Evesham, Worcestershire.
Buried Evesham, Worcestershire.
Occupation: Butcher, Gamekeeper (Warwickshire). Cider Producer / Farmer (Herefordshire)4
Nationality: British
Census 1891: Aged 2?!5
Census 1901: Living with wife, Cyril and 'Infant'6
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.


Born 11 Feb 1872, Bagington, Frankton, Warwickshire7
Died EST 5 Sep 1958, Shrodells Hospital, Watford, Herts8
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, Baginton9
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.


Cyril Ernest [P43] = Elen May PINCHES [P54] > Family [F14]

Cyril Ernest

Born 7 Aug 1898, Frankton, Warwickshire
Christened 23 Oct 1898, Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire.10
Died ABT 1969, Bourne, Cambridgeshire.
Occupation: Forrester
Nationality: British
Cremated at: Cambridge Crematorium.
Enlisted in the Territorial Force, 1st Hereford Regiment 1 April 1915, Attestation no 3340. Discharged ("sickness") 20 April 1916.
Lived, and worked for the Forestry Commission, in Shobden, Herefordshire. Following retirement. moved to Bourne, Cambridgeshire.
Death was confirmed by daughter Margaret SPRAKE as being in 1969.
Cyril always maintained that the RAWBONEs came to England with the Hugenots.

Cyril's Medal Record
Cyril's Medal Record

Elen May

Born 13 May 190011
Died 1987, Godalming, Surrey
Nationality: British
Cremated at: Guildford Crematorium, Guildford, Surrey

Francis John Charles [P42] = Vera Millicent OAKLEY [P52] > Family [F13]

Francis John Charles

Born 2 Mar 1901, Frankton, Warwickshire.12
Christened 12 Apr 1901, Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire.13
Died 1966, Minehead, Somerset14
Occupation: Birmingham Police Service (retired as Chief Superintendent)
Nationality: British
Cremated at: Crematorium, Taunton, Somerset.

Vera Millicent

Born 17 Aug 1904, Mansel Lacy, Herefordshire,
Died 23 Apr 1997, Blenheim Lodge, Minehead, Somerset.
Occupation: Housewife.
Widowed: 1964
Cremated at: Taunton, Somerset.
Census 1911: Aged 6, living with parents and older sister, Olive at Moorhall, Whitbourne, Worcestershire.16
Arthur (father) - twice married(?) - owned The Court Lodge, Whitbourne, Worcesterhire prior to John Reeve & Alice RAWBONE retiring there.
Sisters, Olive b. 1903 & Sylvia Eilee.

Arthur Joseph [P44] = Ena Daisy HILTON [P78] > Family [F25]

Married Jun 1939, Wembley, Middx.

Arthur Joseph

Born abt. 29 Jun 1907, Eardisland, Herefordshire
Died 15 Jul 1962, The Cross Keys Inn, Suckley, Worcestershire
Occupation: Garage & Taxi Proprietor (Middx.), Publican (Worcs.)
Nationality: British
Census 1911: Aged 3. living with family and siblings, Cyril, Francis and John in Eardisland.
Buried in Suckley Church graveyard. Olive RAWBONE remembered it being situated on a hillside but was unable to locate it in 2003.

Suckley Church - September 2014
Suckley Church - September 2014

Ena Daisy

Born Jul 1910, Hendon, Middlesex17
Died Dec 1977, Malvern, Worcestershire18
Widowed: 15 Jul 1962
Last known whereabouts in the 1960's, living in Bromyard and then Worcester, UK.
She subsequently married Henry WINDSOR in March 1966 at Malvern (England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005).

John [Jack] [P4] = Olive Maude TAYLOR [P58] > Family [F15]

Married 25 Nov 1939, St.James' Church, Alperton, Wembley, Middx.

John [Jack]

Born 1 May 1909, Weobley, Leominster, Herefordshire19
Died 19 Jan 1978, Poole General Hospital, Dorset.
Occupation: Police Officer, Post Master & Restaurant Owner
Nationality: British
Cremated at: Poole Crematorium, Hampshire
Moved to live with brother Arthur, in Sudbury, Middlesex and joined the Metroplitan Police Service where he remained during World War II.

A page from his Will
A page from his Will

Olive Maude

Born 14 Aug 1912, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, UK
Died 18 Mar 2006, High Wycombe Hospital, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Occupation: PA to Parry, Leon & Hayhoe (Travel Agents) in Piccadily, Post Mistres then Housewife.
Nationality: British
Widowed: 19 Jan 1978
Cremated at: Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham, Bucks. UK
Lived in Waterfall Bovan, South Africa from c 1920 - 1926. Her father was a Railway engineer with South African railways until his early death.
The Family - Mother (Molly Taylor), brother Bert and sisters, Joan and Hazel - returned to England to live in Alperton, Wembley, Middlesex where Molly's brother, Stephen, joined them and greatly helped to support them for many years.

In her Abbeyfield Home
In her Abbeyfield Home

Celebrating her 90th birthday
Celebrating her 90th birthday

Book of Remembrance Entry - Amersham Crematorium
Book of Remembrance Entry - Amersham Crematorium


They moved to Hardwick in Herefordshire and grew cider a


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

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

2a: ; Page 43; Primary evidence
The witnesses were George J & Elizabeth W Rawbone.

3 : "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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 : ; Secondary evidence
Confirmation of date received from Dorcas HENDERSHOTT 1/8/99.
Month given as September in Civil Registration Index

11 : ; Primary evidence
Information from her daughter, Katheine.

12 : ; Page 452; Primary evidence
FreeBMD Index - April - June 1901.

13 : ; Secondary evidence
Confirmation of date from Dorcas HENDERSHOTT 1/8/99.

14 : ; Page 147
Ref 7c

15 : ; Primary evidence
I attended the cremation with my Father, Cyril & May RAWBONE.

16 : ; Page 511; Primary evidence
Fol 6a. Moorhall was/is? a cottage.

1911 Census form signed by Arthur Oakley
1911 Census form signed by Arthur Oakley

17 : ; Page 83; Primary evidence
Free BMD Birth Index England & Wales. Vol 3a Page 357

18 : ; Page 0609; Primary evidence
Enfland & Wales Death Index 1916-2007. Vol 29

19 : "England & Wales Births 1837-2006 Parish Records"; Page 496; Primary evidence
Volume 6A.