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Name: Thomas Dawes

Burial Number: 1378

Gender: Male

Occupation: Agricultural labourer; Groom; Shepherd.

Distinction: Shepherd

Born: 00/00/1843

Died: 21/02/1929

Buried: 26/02/1929


Thomas grew up in Fairford, Gloucestershire where his family worked as agricultural labourers. Both father and son worked as grooms at one time and Thomas junior later worked as a shepherd. Thomas married Ellen Parker on 30th June 1864 in Fairford. They began married life at Kempsford, Gloucestershire and moved frequently. In 1881, they were in Bampton, Oxfordshire and later in Wiltshire. Ellen died in 1907. By 1921, Thomas was living with his daughter Mary and her husband Henry Eling in Elm Grove Worthing. Thomas died on 21st February 1929. No probate.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words): curve.tubes.wins

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of our dear father Thomas Dawes passed away 21st February 1929

Further Information


Name: Thomas Dawes

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1843

Town: Fairford

County: Gloucestershire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 30/6/1864

Spouse First Name: Ellen

Spouse Last Name: Parker

Town of Marriage: Fairford

County of Marriage: Gloucestershire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/02/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 42

Address line 3: Elm Grove

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Milton End, Fairford, Glos.

Thomas aged 36, servant. Sarah aged 30, servant. John aged 18, servant. Charles aged 16, servant. James aged 13, servant. William aged 9, servant. Thomas aged 7. George aged 3.



Fairford, Glos.

Thomas aged 46, groom. Sarah aged 40. John Johnson Dawes aged 28, ag lab. Charles aged 24, ag lab. William aged 19, ag lab. Thomas aged 16, ag lab. George aged 15, ag lab. Daniel aged 14, ag lab. Daniel aged 12, ag lab. Henry aged 12, ag lab. Fanny aged 10.


Ham Cottages, Kempsford, Glos.

Thomas aged 28, farm labourer. Ellen aged 29. Daniel aged 5. Albert aged 4. Frederick aged 2. Mary Anne aged 4 months.


Bampton, Oxfordshire.

Thomas aged 38, groom, ag servant. Ellen aged 39, laundress. Daniel aged 15, under groom. Albert aged 14, farm servant. Frederick aged 12, page. Mary Ann aged 10. Sarah Elizabeth aged 8. G R B Parker aged 3, nephew.


Whitestone Cottages, Marston Maysey, Wiltshire.

Thomas aged 48, farm, labourer. Ellen aged 49. Sarah aged 18. Edgar Parker aged 13, nephew, farm labourer. Jesse Parker aged 16, farm labourer.


Whetstone Cottage, Marston Maysey, Wilts.

Thomas aged 58, shepherd on farm. Ellen aged 59.


Haydon Wich, Swindon, Wilts.

Thomas aged 68, general labourer. Living with Edgar Raymond Parker aged 33, general labourer and family.


42 Elm Grove, Worthing.

Henry Eling aged 50, shop keeper, general stores own account. Mary aged 50, home duties. Dorothy aged 14. Thomas Dawes aged 78, father-in-law, retired shepherd.

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