by Angela M Reading
My ancestors were, I believe from the New forest, predominantly from Boldre, Lymington and Beaulieu and Brockenhurst. The Main Surname was Rowe (Row or Roe). I know many were from these villages but I am mainly interested in my direct grandparents. I would be eternally grateful if anyone knows any history of them, in particular I would like to know where they are buried and if they have plot numbers, headstones etc so that I may visit them.
Elizabeth Maynard died aged 90 in 1872 and her headstone is the 1st one you see as you walk through the gate in Boldre churchyard. Is this John the Baptist Church? I would love it if someone was able to take a photo of this and post it on here or send to me privately.
Here is a list of my ancestors:
DAVID ROBERTSON ROWE BORN 1822 IN LYMINGTON. HE MOVED TO SOUTHAMPTON SOMETIME BETWEEN BIRTH AND 1846 WHEN HE MARRIED HIS WIFE HARRIET.
EDWARD ROWE BORN IN 1780 IN BOLDRE, DIED ON 19TH MARCH 1853 IN LYMINGTON IN 1841 HE WAS AN AGRICULTURAL LABOURER IN BOLDRE. IN 1851 HE WAS AN AGRICULTURAL LABOURER IN EAST END BOLDRE. HE WAS ALSO A FISHERMAN.
EDWARD WAS MARRIED TO ELIZABETH "BETTY" MAYNARD BORN 1783 IN BEAULIEU AND DIED 1872 BOLDRE.
THEY MARRIED IN 1802 AND HAD 15 CHILDREN INC JOHN B. 1806 JAMES B.1814 JOSEPH B. 1819 DAVID B. 1822 JANE B. 1824 AND ANN B.1831. EDWARD AND BETTY ROWE APPEAR IN REV. COMYN's CENSUS OFTHE PARISHES OF BOLDRE AND BROCKENHURST IN 1817.EDWARDS MOTHER ANN, LIVED NEXT DOOR TO THEM AND IS REGISTERED AS A BLIND PENSIONER AND IS MAINTAINED BY THE PARISH OF BROKENHURST. A TEENAGE EDWARD AND HIS SISTER AJNE AND MOTHER ANN ARE ALSO RECORDED 22 YRS BEFOR COMYNS 1817 CENSUS. AS A TRANSCRIPT OF EDWARDS FATHERS "SETTLEMENT EXAMINATION" IN DEC 1795, THIS WAS TO DETERMINES WHICH PARISH WAS TO SUPPORT THE FAMILY. THIS INDICATES THAT EDWARDS FATHER ALSO CALLED EDWARD, AND HIS FAMILY WERE ALSO DEPENDANT UPSON POOR RELIEF. EDWARD LIVED FOR ANOTHER 13YRS AND WAS BURIED IN BOLDRE ON 18TH OCT 1808. BETTY'S FATHER JOHN MAYNARD B. ABT 1757 D. 8TH JAN 1830 IN BEAULIEU. HER MOTHER MARTHA, B. 1740, WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN, DIED 1768 BEAULIEU.
EDWARD ROWE B ABT 1733 BROCKENHURST D. 1808 BOLDRE. MARRIED ANNE (NEE POST) (MENTIONED ABOVE)
B 1744 WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN, D. 1840 BOLDRE. ANNS FATHER RICHARD WAS BORN 22ND APRIL 1712, BEAULIEU. AND HER MOTHER WAS JANE (NEE WARREN) B. ABT 1719 BOLDRE. RICHARDS FATHER WAS ALSO CALLED RICHARD B ABT 1690 WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN WHO MARRIED SARAH (NEE STANLEY) B ABT 1690 D. ABT 1728, WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN.
EDWARD ROWE B. 1697 BROCKENHURST D.ABT 1786 BOLDRE. HE MARRIED ELIZABETH BYDE B ABT 1702 BROCKENHURST D ABT 1747 BOLDRE.
EDWARD ROWE B. ABT 1665 BROCKENHURST POSSIBLY DIED IN BROCKENHURST, DATE UNKNOWN.
I understand that some of my ggggggreat uncles were farmers and ran a butchers and diy type shop and that Rowes Lane in Boldre, leading to a farm was theirs before they became shop owners.
Another descendant was a carpenter and lived in Station street Lymington.
Thanks for your lovely post Angie - good luck with your search for info - kind regards Christina
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