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Richard Bowden Dawe
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1841
Cornwall, England
Death: 1919
North Yorkshire, England

Richard B. Dawe was born in Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England to James and Joanna Dawe the first of six children and only two boys. He joined his father and later his brother joined them both in the coal mines.

He was married in 1862 to Jane Leming in the local registrar' office. They had twelve children over the years, three dying within reaching a year of age. Five of the children were born in Cornwall and five were born in N. Skelton, Yorkshire where the family moved in the mid-1870's.

Richard's father moved up there also. There was a good opportunity for Cornish miners when the mines in Cornwall played out. There was a demand for the skill of the miners of Cornwall, because they'd been what was called hard miners. They were even able to rise to positions of management. Some were recruited. I have no verification if this was the case of any the Dawe family or not but Richard did become a Deputy Ironstone Miner after being a copper and tin miner for twenty years.

His mother died in 1878 and Jane died in 1888; both are buried in a churchyard in Brotton, Yorkshire. Three of their sons emigrated to North America after 1900.

Because his sons were in the US, little more is known of Richard's life in England. He did remarry in 1891 but he shows up in the 1911 census alone. Richard had died by 1919 in North Yorkshire.
Family links: 
  James Dawe (1816 - 1892)
  Johanna Bowden Dawe (1815 - 1878)
  Jane Leming Dawe (1841 - 1888)*
  Alfred John Dawe (1872 - 1951)*
  Albert Henry Dawe (1876 - 1956)*
  Percy Vivian Dawe (1885 - 1967)*
  Richard Bowden Dawe (1841 - 1919)
  John Bowden Dawe (1847 - 1917)*
  Jane Bowden Dawe Harris (1849 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Judy
Record added: Jul 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39155803

Although you never left England, your family has had an impact on the future.
 Added: Jul. 7, 2009

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