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Offline RachelLouise

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BEWLEY family
« on: Saturday 20 October 12 11:40 BST (UK) »
Hi, I'm researching the Bewley family,  I've got down to Alexander Bewley b.1817 in Ireland he then moved over the Calne.
He has a grandchild by the name of Thomas J Bewley b.1894 and d.1961 in Trowbridge; I'm wondering whether anyone can help me to find who his parents are as he lived with his grandparents in Quemerford from a young age.

This is what I have so far:
John Bewley b.1792 -> Alexander Bewley b.1817 Ireland -> Mary J Bewley b.1866, William J Bewley b.1851, John Bewley b.1853, Matilda Bewley b.1849, Alfred Bewley b.1855, Georginia/Georgenna Bewley b.1859, James Bewleyb.1868, Mary A Bewley b.1844 (one of these then went on to have)-> Walter Bewley b.1889, Herbert Bewley b. 1891, Thomas J Bewley b.1894 (Thomas went on to have) -> Dennis John Bewley b.1929 (owned DJBewleys funeral directors in melksham), Cyril Bewley b.1922

Can anyone shed any light on this family for me please? Thankyou
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Re: BEWLEY family
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 20 October 12 11:49 BST (UK) »
The birth certificate or the marriage certificate of Thomas J Bewley might tell you his father's name, but I would hazard a guess that he (and his siblings) were illegitimate?

So, mother Mary J Bewley (b1885), father unknown?
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Re: BEWLEY family
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 November 12 15:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I take it you have looked at the 1891 census for a Mary Bewley, married to a John A Bewley in Calne ?
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Re: BEWLEY family
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 November 12 01:39 GMT (UK) »
Albert Norris marries Mary J Bewley in Calne in 1904.

Then seven years later, Albert is a widower and he has a step son called Thomas J Bewley.

Struggling to find a birth for Thomas and wondered if he was actually James Thomas G Bewley born Q4 1893. No maiden name for mother listed.

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Re: BEWLEY family
« Reply #4 on: Friday 09 November 12 02:52 GMT (UK) »
I agree the Children are probably the Sons of Mary Ann c 1865

I also have a problem with Alexander 1817 born Ireland having a Father JOHN c 1792.

Marriage on Familysearch has his Father as William and Mary Anns as John.
I think in the 1871 Census John Bewley should be Father in Law not Father.

Christening;
MARY BAWLY, 02 August 1829, Cherhill, Wiltshire
Parents JOHN/JANE
Siblings;
EDWARD Buley 09 May 1824
JANE Buley 11 Nov 1827
JOHN Buley 15 March 1835

Jane BEWLEY Married James BUSHELL 1850, Calne, Wilts, Father JOHN (F/S.org)

1841 Census
Calne, Wiltshire
HO107/1168/4/Calne
John BEWLEY, 50, Ag Lab
Edward, 15, Ag Lab
MARY, 11
John, 9 (could be 6 from image)
Jane 1827 is living away from Home and working in 1841.

OOPS 1861 John Bewley c 1790 Calne is down as Father in Law to Alexander.

I rest my case ;D
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Re: BEWLEY family
« Reply #5 on: Friday 09 November 12 03:11 GMT (UK) »
John BEWLEY Married Rachael REEVES 08 April 1811, Calne, Wiltshire;
Children;
JAMES 14 Oct 1812, Buried 21 May 1820
WILLIAM 1816

So it looks to me that John was Married twice to Rachael and then a Jane.

1851 Census John is under John BOWEY, born 1791 Calne,Wilts (Son John age 16 is with him)
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Re: BEWLEY family
« Reply #6 on: Friday 09 November 12 03:24 GMT (UK) »
Burial;
RACHAEL Bewley 30 December 1818 Calne, Wiltshire

+ a WM Bewley 23 Jan 1819 (may be Alexanders Father)
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Re: BEWLEY family
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 14 March 13 10:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi RachelLouise

Alexander Bewly born 1817 was the son of William Bewley born 1794 who married Sarah from Donegal in Ireland, she died 1827.
William Bewley was born 1794 in Calne and was the son of Edward Bewley b1761 married to Mary Alexander hence the Christian name of Alexander Bewley which came from his Grandmother's maiden name. 

William Bewley born 1794 went to Ireland, reason unknown.  Perhaps military? 

Alexander Bewley(b 1817) was married twice:
First marriage to Anne Messiter, children Sarah Ann (or Sarah Annie) b1841 - Mary Ann b1844
Second marriage to Mary Ann Bewley born 1829, daughter of John Bewley of Cherhill Wiltshire.  Their children were Matilda Jane b1849 - William John b1851 - John H b1853 - Alfred Henry b1856 - Georgina b1858 - d1937 - Kate Ellen b1860 - Mary Jane b1865 d 1911(known as Polly)
-James b1868

I think that Thomas J Bewley b 1895 is Thomas Giddings Bewley illegitimate son of Mary Jane(Polly) Bewley.  I have a photograph of Thomas as a baby with his mother and Grandparents, plus other Bewley family members.  Mary Jane Bewley had 4 other children Mary Ann Bewley b 1882 - Henry Bewley b1884 - Walter Bewley Neville b1888 (He dropped the Neville surname in later life) - Herbert Henry Bewley b1881 - obviously Thomas in 1894
The information is from the Calne Parish Registers.

Mary Jane Bewley married Albert Haines Norris march Qtr 1904 in Calne.  She died 20th February 1911 in Calne

Alexander seemed to have a habit of housing his grandchildren, see 1881 census where he has Albert Smart(16) living with him, the son of Sarah Ann Bewley.






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Re: BEWLEY family
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 14 March 13 12:12 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat JanetW,
RachelLouise hasnt been on Rootschat since she posted this query 20 Oct 2012.

Hopefully she has the same email address and will get notification of your posting on here.

Trish :)
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