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The Dawe Family in Devon and Liverpool

This page lists those members of the Dawe family whose origins we are researching. Entries in italics are inferred or uncertain, or have been supplied by other researchers and not personally verified by us. The list does not include children known to have died in infancy. Please contact Chris and Linda Warren if you feel that the family listed here is connected with your own research.

The Dawe family which we are researching lived in Devon, but our branch had moved to Liverpool by 1870. Our earliest known ancestors in this line were John Dawe "of Staverton" and Mary Adams, who married in 1807 in Ashburton, Devon. We think that John Dawe was baptised in Dean Prior, near Staverton, in 1782. His son Thomas moved from Ashburton to Devonport in the early 1840s.

The Liverpool branch of the family was unusual in that they took their mother's surname instead of their father's. Records show that Mary Selina Dawe married George Ashiel Bright in 1864 in Devonport and George Thomas Dawe in 1871 in Liverpool. Each husband gave his place of birth as Wells, Somerset, and his father's name as James. We could not find any trace of George Thomas Dawe before the 1871 census, so we concluded that this was an alias and not a different person. Other relatives have confirmed that he adopted his wife's family name (see also the Bright surname page).

Many of the names below are linked to a more detailed record in the on-line family tree (people marked with an asterisk do not have a full record). When you click on a link, the linked record will be displayed in a separate window. There you can see the family relationships as we understand them, together with notes on what we have found in parish registers, census returns and other records.


John Dawe
Baptised 1782 (Jun 9) Dean Prior, Devon
Married 1807 (Jan 13) Ashburton, Devon
  (children listed in table 1 below)


Mary Adams
Baptised 1787 (Sep 28) Ashburton, Devon
Died 1850 (Feb 3) Ashburton, Devon

1. Children of John Dawe and Mary Adams

Elizabeth Dawe
Baptised 1809 (Dec 17) Ashburton, Devon
Married 1827 (Mar 2) Ashburton, Devon


William Taylor
William Dawe
Baptised 1812 (Nov 29) Ashburton, Devon
Married 1835 (Dec 1) Staverton, Devon

Probably died before 1841 census


Ann Webber
Baptised 1816 (Nov 3) Staverton, Devon
Buried 1879 (May 21) Staverton, Devon
Thomas Dawe
Born 1815 (Sep 19) Ashburton, Devon
Married 1841 (Feb 25) Ashburton, Devon
  (children listed in table 2 below)
Buried 1875 (Apr 18) Devonport, Devon


Elizabeth Triggs
Born 1815 (Dec 2) Ashburton, Devon
Died 1894 (Feb 9) Devonport, Devon
The following probably had a different father:
George Dawe*
Baptised 1825 (Mar 20) Ashburton, Devon
Married 1844 (Jan 29) Ashburton, Devon
  (children born in Ashburton and Plymouth)
Died 1892 (2nd Qtr) Plymouth, Devon


Eliza Alford Julian
Baptised 1824 (Jul 4) Ashburton, Devon
Died 1902 (3rd Qtr) Plymouth, Devon

2. Children of Thomas Dawe and Elizabeth Triggs (see table 1 above)

Mary Selina Dawe
Born 1844 (Mar 24) Ashburton, Devon
Married 1864 (Aug 11) Devonport, Devon
  (children listed in table 3 below)
Died 1924 (Jul 7) Liverpool, Lancs


George Ashiel Bright
Born 1832 (Feb 22) Wells, Somerset
Died 1920 (May 25) Liverpool, Lancs
Lucy Ann Dawe
Born 1851 (4th Qtr) Devonport, Devon
Living in Devonport, Devon at 1871 census

3. Children of George Ashiel Bright and Mary Selina Dawe (see table 2 above)

Lucy Ann Dawe
Born 1869 (Mar 11) Devonport, Devon
Married 1887 (Aug 9) Liverpool, Lancashire

Died 1947 (Feb 24) Tremadoc, Caernarvon


Thomas Edward Rea*
Born 1865 (Nov 25) Liverpool, Lancs
Died 1950 (4th Qtr) Liverpool, Lancs
Robert Edward Dawe
Born 1872 (Oct 16) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1893 (Nov 13) Liverpool, Lancs
  (children listed in table 4 below)
Died 1954 (Dec 11) Southport, Lancashire


Jane Poland
Born 1873 (Aug 11) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 1941 (Sep 13) Halifax, Yorkshire
George Thomas Dawe
Born 1874 (Sep 15) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1899 (Oct 4) Liverpool, Lancashire
  (several children born in Liverpool, Lancs)
Buried 1929 (Feb 16) Liverpool, Lancashire


Mary Catherine Connor
Born 1878 (Feb 19) Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
Died 1956 (4th Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
William James Dawe
Born 1878 (Jul 29) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1903 (Apr 13) Liverpool, Lancs
  (children listed in table 5 below)
Died 1961 (4th Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire


Elizabeth Crowder*
Born 1882 (Mar 9) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 1945 (1st Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
Mary Selina Dawe
Born 1881 (Mar 6) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1900 (3rd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancs


Married 1911 (Mar 12) Liverpool, Lancs

Died 1968 (Mar 29) Rhyl, Flintshire


David Scanlon*
Born 1873 (3rd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 1907 (3rd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
John Crozier*
Born 1879 (Aug 15) Dromore, Tyrone, Ireland
Died 1957 (2nd Qtr) Flintshire, Wales
James Dawe
Born 1885 (3rd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 1917 (Aug 7) Estaires, France

4. Children of Robert Edward Dawe and Jane Poland (see table 3 above)

Janet Poland Dawe
Born 1895 (2nd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1912 (Dec 25) Liverpool, Lancs

Buried 1915 (Jan 20) Liverpool, Lancashire


Samuel Henry Pye*
Born 1892 (3rd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 1918 (Mar 1) Somme battlefield, France
John Edward Dawe
Born 1896 (4th Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1918 (Feb 2) Bootle, Lancashire
  (one daughter born in Liverpool)
Living in Halifax, Yorkshire in 1941


Ellen Beynon*
Born 1894 (Oct 12) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 1963 (3rd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
Jane (Jean) Dawe
Born 1900 (Nov 23) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1923 (Dec 17) Liverpool, Lancs

Died 1963 (Dec 30) Liverpool, Lancashire


George Roberts
Born 1899 (Aug 13) Bootle, Lancashire
Died 1956 (Nov 20) Liverpool, Lancashire
William Arthur Dawe
Born 1903 (Dec 17) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1933 (3rd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancs
  (children born in Liverpool and Bootle)
Died 1944 (Jun 7) at sea off Normandy


Annie (Nancy) Bellew
Born 1907 (Jun 21) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 2006 (Apr 11) Liverpool, Lancashire
Mary Millicent Dawe
Born 1906 (May 16) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1926 (Mar 20) Liverpool, Lancs

Died 1998 (Nov 17) Southport, Lancashire


Thomas William Harper
Born 1905 (Aug 6) Bootle, Lancashire
Died 1974 (Oct 25) Southport, Lancashire
Ivy Dawe
Born 1908 (Jun 11) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1926 (Dec 25) Liverpool, Lancs


Married 1938 (1st Qtr) Liverpool, Lancs

Died 1988 (Dec 1) Southport, Lancashire


William Griffiths Eaton
Born 1903 (Oct 10) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 1963 (Feb 13) Liverpool, Lancashire
Nicholas John Miller
Born 1911 (Sep 18) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 1979 (Aug 15) Southport, Lancashire
Lucy Dawe*
Born 1914 (Jan 28) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1939 (Sep 4) Liverpool, Lancs

Died 2006 (Nov 29) Southport, Lancashire


Henry Schüler
Born 1913 (Jan 24) West Ham, London
Died 1991 (May) Liverpool, Lancashire
Harold Duncan Dawe
Born 1916 (Dec 19) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1938 (3rd Qtr) Wallasey, Cheshire
  (one child born in Wallasey, Cheshire)

Married 1947 (3rd Qtr) Southport, Lancs

Died 1990 (Jan) Liverpool, Lancs


Mary (Molly) Predy-Hill
Born 1915 (4th Qtr) Birkenhead, Cheshire
Died 1961 (3rd Qtr) Wallasey, Cheshire
Ethel Constance Scanlan (née Murphy)
Born 1917 (Nov 6) Southwark, London
Died 2002 (June) Southwark, London

5. Children of William James Dawe and Elizabeth Crowder (see table 3 above)

William George Dawe*
Born 1905 (Feb 5) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1929 (3rd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancs

Died 1990 (Apr) Liverpool, Lancashire


Sarah Murray
Born 1903 (Aug 3) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 1986 (1st Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
James Dawe*
Born 1906 (Oct 30) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1926 (2nd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancs


Married 1941 (1st Qtr) Liverpool, Lancs

Died 1958 (Jul 15) Liverpool, Lancashire


Elizabeth Holebrook
Born 1907 (2nd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 1933 (4th Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
Ann Fee
Born 1917 (Apr 8) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 1980 (3rd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire
Lucy Dawe*
Born 1912 (Jun 10) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1930 (3rd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancs
Died 1964 (1st Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire


Michael Eward Jones
Born 1910 (Jun 28) Liverpool, Lancashire
Ada Dawe*
Born 1915 (May 6) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1933 (4th Qtr) Liverpool, Lancs

Died 1979 (3rd Qtr) Liverpool, Lancashire


Stanley Lawrenson
Born 1908 (May 26) Liverpool, Lancashire
Died 1998 (July) Liverpool, Lancashire
Arthur Dawe
Born 1918 (Jan 16) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1939 (Apr 26) Liverpool, Lancs
Died 2003 (April) Liverpool, Lancashire


Details not held on-line
Martin Dawe
Born 1918 (Jan 16) Liverpool, Lancashire
Married 1940 (1st Qtr) Liverpool, Lancs
Died 1944 (Jul 4) Normandy, France


Alice Shaw
Born about 1916 Liverpool, Lancashire

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