BEWLEY OF DALSTON

 

Mary Bewley married John Robinson at Dalston in 1749. There were three Mary Bewley baptisms at Dalston in the relevant period: 6 April 1727 (daughter of John Bewley of Raughton), 27 December 1730 (daughter of Abraham Bewley of Gatesgill), and 3 April 1733 (daughter of Thomas Bewley of Buckhowbank). However, the Mary Bewley who married John Robinson was evidently the first of these. Probate records name one of the guardians for John Robinsonís children as John Bewley of Raughton,[1] and Mary (Bewley) Robinson herself was stated to be of Raughton in her marriage bond. Furthermore, the bond states that she was above twenty-two years of age in July 1749.[2]

 

A stone at Dalston with a monumental inscription to John Bewley (ca 1676-1731) also commemorates some individuals who died earlier. They are only recorded by initials and dates of burial in the inscription but in conjunction with the parish registers, they can be identified as Thomas Bewley of Raughton (buried 11 July 1686), Frances Bewley of Raughton (buried February 1686/87) and Margaret Bewley of Raughton (buried 7 June 1703). Further research may shed some light on their connections.

 

My matrilineal ancestry goes through Ann (Graham) Bewley. Genetic testing shows my mtDNA haplogroup to be V10a.[3]

 

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BEWLEY

 

JOHN BEWLEY of Raughton, Dalston, Cumberland, yeoman, was born ca 1675, died on 26 March 1731 and was buried on 28 March 1731 at Dalston.[4] He married on 31 July 1726 at Dalston, ANN GRAHAM.[5] She was born ca 1692 and buried on 12 February 1776 at Dalston.[6]

 

Children of John and Ann (Graham) Bewley:

i†††††††††††††† MARY BEWLEY, bap 6 Apr 1727, Dalston;[7] m(1) 25 Jul 1749, Dalston, JOHN ROBINSON;[8] m(2) 11 Oct 1761, St Cuthbert, Carlisle, JOSEPH CARLILE[9] (see here).

ii††††††††††††† JOHN BEWLEY of Raughton, yeoman, bap 24 Dec 1728, Dalston,[10] d Oct 1802, Raughton;[11] m 19 Nov 1759, Dalston, ELIZABETH PEAT.[12]

iii†††††††††††† JOSEPH BEWLEY, bap 9 Feb 1730/31, Dalston.[13]



[1] Cumbria Archive Service, PROB/1760/W630, PROB/1762/T(3).

[2] R. Morris Richardson, Edwin Dodds and Clement Singleton, Diocese of Carlisle Marriage Licence/Bonds, vol. 2 (Millom, 1998), 129.

[3] Result from FamilyTreeDNA.

[4] James Wilson, ed., The Parish Registers of Dalston, 2 vols (Dalston, 1893-95), 2:247; James Wilson, ed., The Monumental Inscriptions of the Church, Churchyard, and Cemetery, of S. Michaelís, Dalston (Dalston, 1890), 43; Cumbria Archive Service, PROB/1731/WINV552. A William Bewley was one of the men who took the inventory of Johnís estate.

[5] James Wilson, ed., The Parish Registers of Dalston, 2 vols (Dalston, 1893-95), 2:167.

[6] James Wilson, ed., The Parish Registers of Dalston, 2 vols (Dalston, 1893-95), 2:272. The marriage bond for Mary Bewley and John Robinson in July 1749 noted that Maryís father was dead but that her mother consented to the marriage. An Ann Bewley married Thomas Dixon at Dalston on 18 Feb 1731, but from the order of the entries, this appears to be 1730/31, when John Bewley was still living, rather than 1731/32, so it would not be a remarriage of Ann (Graham) Bewley some months after Johnís death.

[7] James Wilson, ed., The Parish Registers of Dalston, 2 vols (Dalston, 1893-95), 2:35.

[8] Dalston parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service, PR 41/4); R. Morris Richardson, Edwin Dodds and Clement Singleton, Diocese of Carlisle Marriage Licence/Bonds, vol. 2 (Millom, 1998), 129.

[9] St Cuthbert, Carlisle, parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service); Cumbria Archive Service, PROB/1762/T(3).

[10] James Wilson, ed., The Parish Registers of Dalston, 2 vols (Dalston, 1893-95), 2:36.

[11] James Wilson, ed., The Monumental Inscriptions of the Church, Churchyard, and Cemetery, of S. Michaelís, Dalston (Dalston, 1890), 43 (giving 16 Oct as the date of death); Carlisle Journal, 23 Oct 1802 (indicating 17 Oct was the date of death); Cumbria Archive Service, PROB/1802/W62.

[12] James Wilson, ed., The Parish Registers of Dalston, 2 vols (Dalston, 1893-95), 2:173; James Wilson, ed., The Monumental Inscriptions of the Church, Churchyard, and Cemetery, of S. Michaelís, Dalston (Dalston, 1890), 44; Cumbria Archive Service, PROB/1802/W62.

[13] James Wilson, ed., The Parish Registers of Dalston, 2 vols (Dalston, 1893-95), 2:37.