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Descendants of John Westaway & Mary Cory of Bradworthy, Devon

Bradworthy, 2005

 

Bradworthy is a large parish and village about eight miles north of Holsworthy. Its only access is through typical winding Devon lanes but the actual village is completely self contained with its own shops. It boasts as having the largest village square in the South West, and the church towers above this.

It is a fair distance from Broadwoodkelly where John Westaway was baptised in 1764. the eldest son of Mark Westaway & Elizabeth Parr. In 1771 at the tender age of seven years old, John was apprenticed to a Mr Robert Underhill for town living, presumably to learn the agricultural trade, but sometime during the last fifteen years of the 18th century, John Westaway moved to Bradworthy to marry Mary Cory or he brought Mary to Bradworthy. It was a good marriage as the Cory family were well established in the area and the family prospered. In early records he is recorded as a "sojourner," the synonyms are "traveler, migrant, pilgrim, tourist, wanderer and wayfarer." Needless to say he stayed and started a dynasty. They had seven children of whom six lived to adulthood and presented some 60 grandchildren. The children all married into well respected old Bradworthy families, the Bromells, Allins, Walters, Drews and Yeos, and many descendants are still living in Bradworthy.

 

During the late 1860's one Reverend John Robert Powell, used various parish registers from North Devon & Cornwall to produce his work, "Notes on Devonshire & Cornwall parishes & families". This was done by candlelight and he was responsible for ruining the Bradworthy parish registers with candle wax. However, his pedigree for the Westaway family clearly states that they originated from one Mark Westaway of Inwardleigh. The Rev. Powell would have been able to question living Westaways dwelling in Bradworthy at that time and the Mark & Inwardleigh plus the progenator, John Westaway's age when he died, would prove almost certainly that this John was the son of Mark Westaway & Elizabeth Parr. At least eight of these grand children emigrated to Canada where many more descendants were brought into the world (these are highligted with the Canadian flag)

(Click here or tree below for larger image of John & Mary's children)

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1. John Westaway was born 02 May 1764 in Broadwoodkelly, Devon, Eng, and died 30 Jan 1837 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. He married Mary Cory 08 May 1789 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. She was born 1761 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng, and died 1848 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. Below is John's will which mentions many of his descendants.

Proved 11 February 1837 In the name of God, Amen. I, John Westaway , of the parish of Bradworthy and County of Devon, do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament,and as touching such worldly things wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I hereby give bequeath and dispose of the same in the following manner & form. First I give to my son Francis the sum of Six pounds. Also I give to my son William the sum of twelve pounds. Also I give to my Daughter Elizabeth the Sum of Six pounds. Also I give to my Daughter Athalia the sum of Six pounds. All the above given Legacies shall be paid by my undernamed Executors in twelve months after my decease. Also I give to my son-in-law, Richard Walter , all the Fee Simple and Inheritance of all that field or close of land called or known by the name of North South Hill Marsh , part of Drews Tenement in the parish of Bradworthy , To him and his heirs and assigns for ever with the power of doing with it what he may think proper, And shall not be subject to the payment of Church-rates, poor Rates, nor Highway rates for ever for the said Close of Land. Also I give to my beloved Wife Mary Westaway the Sum of twelve pounds yearly, and every year during her life Six pounds of which to be paid her out of Drews Tenement after North South Hill Marsh is taken from it and other reserves as below, and the other six pounds to be paid her out of my Estate called Honnacotts both situate in the parish of Bradworthy . This request shall be paid her quarterly if demanded, and in case of any defaulter or neglect of payment for more than a quarter of a year of a quarter's payment after my decease becoming due, I hereby authorize and empower the said Mary , or by her attorney, to distrain upon the goods and chattels on each of the said Estates above named for the recovery of the quarterly payment of the annuity above given, as often as the case may require. Also the house called Crumbs in the village of Bradworthy town, Together with a Garden and Orchard adjoining, with a right of Common on Bradworthy Moor , so long as the said Mary shall happen to live. Also as much and as many of my household goods as she may think proper to take, but not to exceed the value of seven pounds. Also I give to my son Mark All the Fee Simple and Inheritance of all my Freehold Estate called Drews Tenement , with a right of common on Bradworthy Moor situate in the parish of Bradworthy , Except that Field reserved to Richard Walter , and Crumbs house, Garden and Orchard so long as the said Mary Westaway shall live, to him and his heirs and Assignes for ever, with the power of doing with it what he may think proper subject to the payment of a sum of money as mortgage on the said premises and also subject to the discharging and paying of all Legacies and yearly annuities given out of it as within contained and also subject to the discharging and paying of all Church Rates, poor Rates and High-way Rates that the within named North South Hill Marsh shall be forever assessed in or subject to pay, but by default or neglect of payment of the several taxes and assessments justly levied on the above-named field of land I hereby author-ise and empower the Church Wardens, Overseers, and Surveyors of the highways of the parish of Bradworthy to distrain upon the Goods and Chattels found on the other part of Drews Tenement , for the recovery of payment as often as need shall require. Also I give to my two Grandsons, sons of Ann and John Westaway (namely) Benjamin Yeo Westaway and John Westaway , All the fee simple and Inheritance of all my Freehold Estate called Honnacotts jointly Except that field held on Mortgage by Christopher Harris , being part of the aforesaid Honnacotts with a right of Common on Bradworthy Moor , To them and their Heirs and Assigns for ever with their being under the control of guardian or Trust as within described. Also further subject through that trust to the payment of all Legacies and yearly Annuities which shall be above or within contained Together subject to the payment of a note of hand given by me to Mr. William Turner of Twenty pounds and Interest, and to Mrs. Gifford of Five pounds and Interest. Also I give my Grandson, Thomas Westaway , son of John and Ann Westaway , the sum of two pounds. Also I give to Mary, Athalia, Ann, Georgianna and Grace , All Daughters of the said Ann and John Westaway , the sum of two pounds each of them and to be paid them, all those six last given legacies out of my Freehold Estate called Honnacotts as above named..... John Westaway. ..As they shall severally arrive to the full age of twenty one years and I hereby nominate and appoint William Routly of Kilkhampton as Guardian and Trust for the within named Benjamin Yeo Westaway and John Westaway , sons of Ann and John Westaway . And I hereby authorise and empower him to receive all Rents and profits and to pay and discharge all yearly Annuities and Legacies as within bequeathed as they severally shall become due, before they are all paid and settled, and to transact all their business of whatever kind or nature it may consist of. Also I give to my son, John , All the fee simple and Inheritance of all the Great and Sheaf Tithe on my Estate above named called Honnacotts. Also the fee simple and Inheritance of All the Great and Sheaf Tithe of a field called Mill Park , near the village of Bradworthy Town , to him and his heirs and Assigns for ever, with the power of doing with it what he may think proper. Also a House called Yeo's house with two Gardens adjoining, and about three Quarters of an Acre of Land in the Middle part of a field called Mill park near the village of Bradworthy Town with a right of Common on Bradworthy Moor, so long as such right shall continue therein, subject to paying conventionary Rent and other Incumbrances lawfully imposed thereon. But in case my Wife, Mary Westaway, shall exact of the one third of the value of my land (If not Dower barred) to her own use and benefit, then in that case she shall not be Intitled to any part of the within bequeathed sum of twelve pounds a year. Also I give the fee simple and Inheritance of all my Freehold Houses and Lands which is not hereinbefore given to my son, Mark , and my two Grandsons called Benjamin Yeo Westaway and John Westaway , both sons of Ann and John Westaway jointly, To them and their Heirs and Assigns for ever. Also I give all the remainder of my Goods, chattles, properties, profits and possessions, (in any wise) appertaining to me, to my son Mark , and my two Grandsons, Benjamin Yeo Westaway and John Westaway , both sons of Ann and John Westaway , whom I hereby constitute, make, and ordain, the whole and Sole Executors jointly of this my last Will and Testament written in two connected sheets of paper, with my signature on the bottom of first sheet. My Earnest request that my Will as is herein expressed shall be faithfully fulfilled by paying all my just depts, my funeral Expenses and provinging this Will - Ratifying and con-firming this to be my last and no other, In Witness hereunto fixed my hand and seal this twelvth day of July one thousand Eight hundred and thirty four. Signed by John Westaway. Seal Witnesses. William Routly , Ann Ashton , The Mark X of Grace Routley . Testator died 30 January, 1837.Effects sworn under £50

Children of John Westaway and Mary Cory are:

1. Francis Westaway, born 1790 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 30 Jan 1837 in Devon, Eng. He married (1) Mary Littlejohns 15 May 1810 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; born Abt. 1788 in Eng; died 1816 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng. He married (2) Elizabeth Bromell 30 Nov 1818 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; born 1790 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; died Abt. 1851 in Devon, Eng.

2. John Westaway, born 1792 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 1793 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng.

3. William Westaway, born 1794 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 11 Apr 1874 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. He married Margaret Bromell 04 Jan 1818 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; born 1795 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; died Mar 1871 in Devon, Eng.

4. Elizabeth Westaway, born 1796 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 30 Dec 1878 in West Putford, Devon, Eng. She married (1) John Allin 03 Aug 1813 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; born Abt. 1790 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; died Bef. 20 Jun 1823 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng. She married (2) Hugh Oxenham Walter Abt. 1830 in Devon, Eng; born 05 Sep 1784 in West Putford, Devon, England; died 02 Jan 1837 in West Putford, Devon, Eng. ( Nicola descends from Elizabeth)

5. Athalia Westaway, born 1798 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 28 Jan 1876 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. She married Richard Walter 31 Dec 1818 in Bradworthy, Devon, England; born 1795 in Bradworthy, Devon; died 22 Oct 1849.

6. John Westaway, born 1801 in Bradworthy, Devon, England; died 23 Mar 1875 in Bradworthy, Devon, England. He married Ann Yeo 20 Feb 1820 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; born 1803 in Bradworthy, Devon, England; died 20 Jan 1852 in Bradworthy, Devon, England.

7. Mark Westaway, born 1803 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; died 19 Sep 1868 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. He married Grace Drew 27 Mar 1828 in St. Andrews Church, Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; born 06 Jan 1805 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; died 29 May 1878 in Devon, Eng.

1. Francis Westaway was born 1790 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng, and died 30 Jan 1837 in Devon, Eng. He married (1) Mary Littlejohns 15 May 1810 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. She was born Abt. 1788 in Eng, and died 1816 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng. He married (2) Elizabeth Bromell 30 Nov 1818 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng. She was born 1790 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng, and died Abt. 1851 in Devon, Eng. (Back to John & Mary)

Children of Francis Westaway and Mary Littlejohns are:

  • i. John Westaway, born 1810 in Devon, Eng; died 1831 in Devon, Eng.
  • ii. Mary Westaway, born 1812 in Devon, Eng; died 1860 in Devon, Eng.
  • iii. Thomas Westaway, born 1814 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; died 07 Oct 1901. He married Mary Easterbrook Sep 1842 in Bideford area; born Abt. 1817; died Abt. Jul 1891.

1851 Census

Head: WESTAWAY, Thos. Neighbors 123653 Address: Woolfardisworthy Village, Bideford

Thos. WESTAWAY
Head
M
36
M
Carpenter
Sutcombe, Devon
Mary WESTAWAY
Wife
M
33
F
Housewife
Woolfardisworthy, Devon
Athalia WESTAWAY
Daur
U
8
F
None
Woolfardisworthy, Devon

John WESTAWAY

Son

U

6

M

None

Woolfardisworthy, Devon

Mary A. WESTAWAY

Daur

U

3

F

None

Woolfardisworthy, Devon

Elizth. A. WESTAWAY

Daur

U

1 mn

F

None

Woolfardisworthy, Devon

1871 Census Woolfardisworthy

Thomas Westaway
57
Sutcombe, Devon
Head
Mary Westaway
54
Woolfardisworthy, Devon
Wife
John Westaway
26
Woolfardisworthy, Devon
Son
Richard Walter
23
Woolfardisworthy, Devon
Servant
Mary Ann Westaway
23
Woolfardisworthy, Devon
Daughter
Elizabeth Ann Westaway
20
Woolfardisworthy, Devon
Daughter
Thomas Westaway
14
Woolfardisworthy, Devon
Son
William Westaway
11
Woolfardisworthy, Devon
Son
Charity Westaway
8
Woolfardisworthy, Devon
Daughter
  • iv. Francis Westaway, born 1816.

Children of Francis Westaway and Elizabeth Bromell are:

  • i. Athalia Westaway, born 1822 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng. She married James Grills 11 Jan 1846 in Sutcombe, Devon.
  • ii. Grace Westaway, born 1819 in Sutcombe,Devon, Eng; died in Devon, Eng. She married William Hobbs 1841.
  • iii. Mark Westaway, born 1822 in Sutcombe,Devon, Eng; died 1822 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng.
  • iv. Mark Westaway, born 1824 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; died 29 Nov 1889 in Exeter, Devon, Eng. He married (1) Sophia Cole in Eng; born Abt. 1826 in Thornbury, Devon; died Aft. 20 Aug 1875 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. He married (2) Margaret Jones in ,,, Eng; born in Ashwater, Devon, Eng.

Mark Westaway was the auctioneer and surveyor reference in the history of Bradworthy. He died in Exeter.

1851 Census Head: WESTAWAY, Mark Neighbors 125042

Mark WESTAWAY
Head
M
26
M
Schoolmaster
b. Sutcombe, Devon
Sophia WESTAWAY
Wife
M
24
F
wife
b. Thornbury, Devon
Edmund C. WESTAWAY
Son
U
2
M
none
b. Bradworthy, Devon
Elijah WESTAWAY
Son
U
2 mns
M
none
b. Bradworthy, Devon
Charity WESTAWAY
Visitor
U
22
F
late servant
b. Sutcombe, Devon
Margaret WESTAWAY
Visitor
U
20
F
late servant
b. Sutcombe, Devon
Charlotte OKE
Serv..
U
15
F
servant
b. Bradworthy, Devon

Address: Drews Tenement, ---Census Place: Bradworthy Bideford, Devonshire

1881 Census

Dwelling: Well Street. Census Place: Great Torrington, Devon, England

Mark WESTAWAY
M
56
M
Sutcombe
Head Keeper & Auctioneer
Margaret WESTAWAY
M
39
F
Ashwater
Wife
John Ernest JONES
U
10
M
Hatherleigh
Stepson, scholar
Richard Sidney JONES
U
9
M
Hatherleigh
Stepson, scholar
Mark WESTAWAY
U
4
M
Torrington
Son, scholar
Elizabeth FURSE
U
40
F
Ashwater
Housekeeper
Ellen BOLT
U
30
F
Torrington
Servant
Mary Sanders A BENNETT
U
17
F
Torrington
Servant
  • v. Elizabeth Westaway, born 1826 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng.
  • vi. Charity Westaway, born 1828 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng.
  • vii. Margaret Westaway, born 1830 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng.
  • viii. John Westaway, born 1834 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; died in Pickering, Ontario. He married Ann.

Notes for John Westaway: 1861 Durham County

John Westaway
27
yeoman
Darlington
b. England
Canada West
Ann Westaway
25
wife
Darlington
unknown
Canada West
Richard Westaway
24
brother
Darlington
b. England
Canada West
Elizabeth J Westaway
5
daughter
Darlington
b. Ontario
Canada West
Margaret A Westaway
3
daughter
Darlington
b. Ontario
Canada West
Ambrose Westaway
2
son
Darlington
b. Ontario
Canada West

Census Place: Pickering, Ontario South, Ontario, Canada 1881

John WESTAWAY
M
M
48
English
England
Christian
Ann WESTAWAY
F
M
45
English
England
Christian
Elizabeth WESTAWAY
F
U
24
English
England
Christian
Margaret WESTAWAY
F
U
22
English
England
Christian
Franklin WESTAWAY
M
U
14
English
England
Christian
Almira T WESTAWAY
F
U
15
English
England
Christian
Mark WESTAWAY
M
U
13
English
England
Christian
John LUTHER
M
U
10
English
England
Christian
Florence LUTHER
F
U
7
English
England
Christian
  • ix. Richard Gilbert Westaway, born 1837 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 21 May 1932 in Ontario, Canada. He married (1) Elizabeth Yeo. He married (2) Tabitha Elliott 03 Dec 1861 in Mariposa, Victoria, Ontario, Canada. He married (3) Amelia Tompkins 31 Jul 1866 in ,, On, Can; born 01 May 1837; died 20 Feb 1879 in Ontario, Canada

    1880 Census. Census Place: Fenelon, Victoria North, Ontario, Canada

    Source: FHL Film 1375879 NAC C-13243 Dist 130 SubDist B Div 2 Page 37 Family 155

    Richard WESTAWAY
    M
    W
    46
    English
    England
    Farmer
    Methodist
    Richard A WESTAWAY
    F
    M
    18
    English
    England
    Wife
    Methodist
    Anne E WESTAWAY
    F
    U
    14
    English
    England
    Daughter
    Methodist
    Grace E WESTAWAY
    F
    U
    12
    English
    England
    Daughter
    Methodist
    Franklin WESTAWAY
    M
    U
    10
    English
    England
    Son
    Methodist
    Byron WESTAWAY
    M
    U
    8
    English
    England
    Son
    Methodist
    Harriet J WESTAWAY
    M
    U
    7
    English
    England
    Daughter
    Methodist
    John L WESTAWAY
    M
    U
    6
    English
    England
    Son
    Methodist
    Florence L WESTAWAY
    F
    U
    4
    English
    England
    Daughter
    Methodist

1901. Mariposa, Victoria County, Ontario

Richard A WESTAWAY
T-6501 6 5 33
Elizabeth WESTAWAY
T-6501 6 5 34
Parmenas WESTAWAY
T-6501 6 5 35

1. William Westaway was born 1794 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng, and died 11 Apr 1874 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. He married Margaret Bromell 04 Jan 1818 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng. She was born 1795 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng, and died Mar 1871 in Devon, Eng. (Back to John & Mary)

William Westaway was a teacher and a monumental mason. During the early and mid 1800's Bradworthy had a reputation for local scholars,who achieved a high standard in the "three R's" in particular the art of 'copper plate' writing. Some of the work that has survived both of teachers and pupils is superb. In the 1820's some of the farmers and business people in the neighbourhood were paying fees to William Westaway for "schooling and singing instruction". Examples of his ornate monumental inscriptions and designs can still be seen in Bradworthy Churchyard especially the Westaway family and I will attach these where applicable.

1841 Census Bradworthy, Devon (Bradworthy Village)

Wm Westaway
abt 1794
Devon, England
Bradworthy
Devon
Engraver & Glazier
Margaret Westaway
abt 1795
Devon, England
Bradworthy
Devon
wife
John Westaway
abt 1814
Devon, England
Bradworthy
Devon
son
Jerimiah Westaway
abt 1825
Devon, England
Bradworthy
Devon
son
Richard Westaway
abt 1831
Devon, England
Bradworthy
Devon
son
Cabel Westaway
abt 1834
Devon, England
Bradworthy
Devon
son
Thos Westaway
abt 1836
Devon, England
Bradworthy
Devon
son
Joshua Westaway
abt 1839
Devon, England
Bradworthy
Devon
son
.

1851 Census. Bradworthy Village, ---Census Place: Bradworthy Bideford, Devonshire

William WESTAWAY
Head
M
57
M
Farmer of 10 Acres
Bradworthy, Devon
Margaret WESTAWAY
Wife
M
56
F
Wife
Sutcombe, Devon
Thomas WESTAWAY
Son
U
16
M
Scholar
Bradworthy, Devon
Elizabeth A. H. CLAPP
GDau
U
4
F
Marinier's daughter
Lympstone, Devon

Children of William Westaway and Margaret Bromell are:

  • 1. Mary Heal Cory Westaway, born 1818 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng. She married Henry Clapp 26 Oct 1843 in ,, Devon, Eng.
  • 2. John Westaway, born 1819 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng. He married Grace; born 1820 in Thornbury, Devon.
  • 3. William Westaway, born 1821 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; died 11 Jan 1910 in Meeth, Devon, Eng. He married (1) Betsey; born 1815 in Hatherleigh, Devon. He married (2) Fanny Manning 1842 in Devon, Eng; born 1822 in Iddesleigh, Devon.

    1851 Census. Head: WESTAWAY, William Meeth, Devon

    William WESTAWAY
    Head
    M
    30
    M
    Tailor Master
    Sutcombe, Devon
    Frances WESTAWAY
    Wife
    M
    29
    F
    Wife
    Iddesleigh, Devon
    William WESTAWAY
    Son
    U
    5
    M
    Scholar
    Meeth, Devon
    Son
    U
    3
    M
    Scholar
    Meeth, Devon
    John WESTAWAY
    Son
    U
    1 Mn
    M
    None
    Meeth, Devon
    Calab WESTAWAY
    Bro
    U
    17
    M
    Apprentice
    Bradworthy, Devon

    1871 Census. Meeth, Devon

    William WESTAWAY
    50
    West Putford, Devon
    Head
    Tailor
    Betsy WESTAWAY
    55
    Hatherleigh, Devon
    Wife
    Wife
    William Parker
    16
    Meeth, Devon
    Nephew
    UK
  • 4. Charity Westaway, born 1823 in West Putford, Devon, Eng. She married William Carder Dyer; born 1817 in Eng.
  • 5. Jeremiah Westaway, born 1825 in West Putford, Devon, Eng; died 27 Feb 1892 in Devon, Eng. He married Ann Carter in Devon, Eng; born Abt. 1823 in Port Isaac, Devon, Eng; died 29 Mar 1889.
  • 6. Margaret Westaway, born 1827 in West Putford, Devon, Eng.
    In 1881 Margaret was living in Port Hope and was unmarried
  • 7. Richard Westaway, born 1829 in West Putford, Devon, Eng; died 24 Jul 1909 in Port Hope, On, Can. In an interview with Paul Westaway of Courtice Ontario, this Richard is identified as the person who encouraged many other members of the Westaway family to emigrate to Canada. Richard's activities are recorded in the local newspaper since was a builder and he needed various permits to build houses, etc. (See Biography)
    1881 Port Hope, Census Place: Port Hope, Durham East, Ontario, Canada Richard WESTAWAY M 47 English England Occ: Clerk Religion: C. Methodist
  • 8. Mark Westaway, born 1828 in West Putford, Devon, Eng; died 14 Jun 1849 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng.
  • 9. Samuel Westaway, born 1832 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng.
  • 10. Caleb Heal Westaway, born 1834 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 13 Nov 1853 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng
  • 11. Thomas Westaway, born 1835 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 18 Feb 1911 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. He married Jane Mary Denning Clapp 1859 in Devon, Eng; born 23 Apr 1826 in ,, Devon, Eng; died 05 May 1914 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng.
  • 12.. Joshua Westaway, born 1838 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 10 Sep 1869 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. He married Elizabeth Grace Oke 12 Jan 1860 in Eng; born in Eng
  • 13. Elizabeth Grace Westaway, born 1840 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 21 May 1840 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng.

1. John Westaway was born 1801 in Bradworthy, Devon, England, and died 23 Mar 1875 in Bradworthy, Devon, England. He married Ann Yeo 20 Feb 1820 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng, daughter of Benjamin Yeo and Mary Wade. She was born 1803 in Bradworthy, Devon, England, and died 20 Jan 1852 in Bradworthy, Devon, England. (Back to John & Mary)

Children of John Westaway and Ann Yeo are:-

  • 1. Benjamin Yeo Westaway, born 11 Jul 1820 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 26 Jul 1894 in Bradworthy, Devon, England. He married Elizabeth Moore Abt. 1858 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; born Bef. 1832; died 08 Dec 1907 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng.
  • 1851 Census. William BECKLEY Head M 57 M Master Carpenter Employing 3 L Pancrasweek-Dev . Bengeman WESTAWAY --- U 30 M Journeyman Carpenter Bradworthy-Dev. Address: Hamsworthy, Holsworthy Census Place: Pancrasweek Holsworthy, Devonshire Benjamin was left Honnacott by his grandfather, John Westaway.

    1871 Census, Honnacotts, Bradworthy
    Benjamin Yeo Westaway
    abt 1821
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Head
    Carpenter
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    Elizabeth Westaway
    abt 1833
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Wife
    Wife
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    Benjamin Yeo Westaway
    abt 1863
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Son
    Scholar
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    Ann Westaway
    abt 1865
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Daughter
    Scholar
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    Elizabeth Alunda Westaway
    abt 1867
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Daughter
    None
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    James Westaway
    abt 1869
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Son
    None
    Bradworthy
    Devon

    1881 Census, Honnacotts, Bradworthy

    Benjamin Y. Westaway
    abt 1821
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Head
    Farmer & Carpenter
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    Elizabeth Westaway
    abt 1833
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Wife
    Wife
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    John Westaway
    abt 1859
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Son
    Carpenter
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    Benjamin Westaway
    abt 1863
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Son
    Carpenter
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    James Westaway
    abt 1869
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Son
    Grocer (Apprentice)
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    Richard Westaway
    abt 1873
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Son
    Scholar
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    Alunda Westaway
    abt 1867
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Daughter
    None
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    Caroline Westaway
    abt 1876
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Daughter
    Scholar
    Bradworthy
    Devon
    Richard Westaway b. 1873 married Selina Boundy and they eloped to Canada.
  • 2. Mary Yeo Westaway, born 26 Feb 1823 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 1885 in Devon, England. She married Thomas Jennings 23 Sep 1847 in Devon, Eng; born Bef. 14 Nov 1819; died 04 Mar 1885.
  • 3. Athalia Westaway, born 10 Oct 1824 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 07 Nov 1905 in Sidwell St, Exeter, Devon, England. Athalia was a talented dressmaker.
    1871 Census - Exeter St Harriett
    Athaliah Westaway
    290
    abt 1826
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Head
    Dressmaker
    St Harriett
    Devon
    Rosa Jane Westaway
    291
    abt 1853
    Exeter, Devon, England
    Daughter
    Milliner
    St Harriett
    Devon
    Henry Westaway
    292
    abt 1855
    Exeter, Devon, England
    Son
    None
    St Harriett
    Devon
    Clara Westaway
    293
    abt 1859
    Exeter, Devon, England
    Daughter
    None
    St Harriett
    Devon
    Rosa Jane and Clara emigrated to Australia and then New Zealand. Averill Adlam is a grandaughter of Rosa Jane.
  • 4. John Westaway, born 21 Jun 1826 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. He married Jane Rodgers.
  • In William Westaway's poem home in 1866 or there abouts, William references his brother John as also being in Canada and working at mines in Ontario. He refers to him as being a "bearded man".

    1851 Census. Head: WESTAWAY, John Neighbors 124631 Address: Berrydon Cottage, ---Census Place: Bradworthy Bideford, Devonshire

    John WESTAWAY
    Head
    U
    24
    M
    Farm Labourer
    Bradworthy, Devon
    Thomas WESTAWAY
    Brother
    U
    22
    M
    Master Cordwainer
    Bradworthy, Devon
    Ann WESTAWAY
    Sister
    U
    20
    F
    Late Servant
    Bradworthy, Devon
    Georgena WESTAWAY
    Sister
    U
    19
    F
    Housekeeper
    Bradworthy, Devon
    Jane WESTAWAY
    Sister
    U
    13
    F
    Scholar
    Bradworthy, Devon
    Samuel WESTAWAY
    Brother
    U
    8
    M
    Scholar
    Bradworthy, Devon
    Richard WESTAWAY
    Brother
    U
    6
    M
    Scholar
    Bradworthy, Devon
    Joseph WESTAWAY
    Brother
    U
    4
    M
    Scholar
    Bradworthy, Devon
  • 5. Thomas Yeo Westaway, born 13 Apr 1828 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 20 Dec 1902 in Northam, Devon, England. He married Mary Philkin 03 Apr 1866 in Bideford, Devon, Eng; born in Merton, Devon, Eng.
  • 1871 Ventown Farm, Northam
    Thomas T Westaway
    212
    abt 1826
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Head
    Farmer & Cordwainer
    Northam
    Devon
    Mary Westaway
    213
    abt 1833
    Merton, Devon, England
    Wife
    Wife
    Northam
    Devon
    Caroline Westaway
    218
    abt 1869
    Northam, Devon, England
    Daughter
    Daughter
    Northam
    Devon
    1881 Ventown Farm, Northam
    Thomas G. Westaway
    abt 1829
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Head
    Farmer
    Northam
    Devon
    Mary Westaway
    abt 1836
    Merton, Devon, England
    Wife
    Wife
    Northam
    Devon
    Caroline G. Westaway
    abt 1869
    Northam, Devon, England
    Daughter
    Daughter
    Northam
    Devon
    Thomas J. Westaway
    abt 1872
    Northam, Devon, England
    Son
    Son
    Northam
    Devon
    Mary J. G. Westaway
    abt 1873
    Northam, Devon, England
    Daughter
    Daughter
    Northam
    Devon
    Norale A. G. Westaway
    abt 1875
    Northam, Devon, England
    Daughter
    Daughter
    Northam
    Devon

    Pamela Meers is the grandaughter of Caroline and has researched the branch thoroughly

  • 6.. Ann Yeo Westaway, born 27 Apr 1830 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 06 Apr 1903 in Hampton, Ontario, Canada. She married (1) Benjamin Ashton in Ontario, Can. She married (2) Joseph Ward in Ontario, Can; born Abt. 1836; died 09 Mar 1923 in Ontario, Can.
  • 7. Georgina Yeo Westaway, born 17 Jan 1832 in Holsworthy, Devon, Eng; died 1903 in Devon, England. She married John Oke; born 1832.
  • 8.. Grace Yeo Westawayclick for larger image of Grace and John click for larger image of Grace & John , born 12 Feb 1834 in Holsworthy, Devon, Eng; died 06 Mar 1920 in Hampton, Ontario, Canada. She married John Spiring Ashton 28 Mar 1857; born Bef. 11 Feb 1833; died 06 Sep 1912 in Hampton, On, Can. (Sandy Pestill descends from this branch and kindly sent .the photograph to be shared
  • 9.. Betsy Westaway, born 18 Mar 1836 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 03 Jun 1903 in Devon, England. She married William Siliphant Oke 16 Jan 1858 in Devon, Eng.
  • 10. Jane Yeo Westaway, born Jan 1838 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 1866.
  • 11. William Westaway, (see biography) born 14 Mar 1840 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 14 Mar 1908 in Kemble, Ontario, Canada. He married (1) Mary Gerolamy Abt. 1863 in Ontario, Canada; born 14 Aug 1842; died 03 Jun 1877 in Kemble, Ontario, Canada. He married (2) Mary Crosshill 28 Jun 1886 in Keppel Township, Ontario, Canada; born 1849; died 1923 in Kemble, On, Can.

    Will Westaway emigrated to Canada in 1856 at the age of 16 years.

    1881 Census Place: Keppel, Grey North, Ontario, Canada

    William WESTAWAY

    M
    M
    40
    English
    England
    Farmer
    Weslyan Methodist
    Mary WESTAWAY
    F
    M
    31
    English
    England
    Wife
    Weslyan Methodist
    Ella WESTAWAY
    F
    U
    14
    English
    Ontario
    Daughter
    Weslyan Methodist
    Sarahom WESTAWAY
    F
    U
    13
    English
    Ontario
    Daughter
    Weslyan Methodist
    Fannay WESTAWAY
    F
    U
    11
    English
    Ontario
    Daughter
    Weslyan Methodist
    William WESTAWAY
    M
    U
    8
    English
    Ontario
    Son
    Weslyan Methodist
    George WESTAWAY
    M
    U
    5
    English
    Ontario
    Son
    Weslyan Methodist
    Mary WESTAWAY
    F
    U
    3
    English
    Ontario
    Daughter
    Weslyan Methodist
  • 12. Samuel Westaway, born 02 Apr 1842 in Bradworthy, Devon, England; died 1899 in Exeter, Ontario, Canada. He married Ann Brook Whitlock 08 Feb 1870 in Downie, Huron County, Ontario; born 18 May 1846; died 04 Dec 1890 in Ontario, Canada.

    Vol 15, pg. 57 - Samuel WESTAWAY, 27, England, Huron Ont., s/o John & Ann, married Burk WHITLOCK, 23, England, Huron Ont., d/o William & Mary, wit: C. H. & Elizabeth BROWN of Downie, 8 Feb 1870 at Downie

    1880 Census Census - Place: Exeter, Huron South, Ontario, Canada

    Samuel WESTAWAY
    M
    M
    38
    English
    England
    Engineer
    Catholic
    Ann WESTAWAY
    M
    F
    34
    English
    England
    Wife
    Catholic
    Agnes Ann WESTAWAY
    U
    F
    10
    English
    Ontario
    School
    Catholic
    William John WESTAWAY
    U
    M
    7
    English
    Ontario
    School
    Catholic
    Ada Jane WESTAWAY
    U
    F
    5
    English
    Ontario
    Daughter
    Catholic
    Mary Ruth Etta WESTAWAY
    U
    F
    3
    English
    Ontario
    Daughter
    Catholic
  • 13. Richard Westaway, born 05 Aug 1844 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 02 Oct 1866 in Ontario, Canada.
  • 14. Joseph Westaway, born 06 Mar 1847 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 13 Apr 1911 in Bradworthy, Devon, England. He married Hannah Searle Abt. Jun 1874 in Devon, Eng; born Abt. 1853. Joseph died on 13th April 1911 at 57 Wells Street. His headstone can be seen in Bradworthy Churchyard
  • 15. Child Westaway, born 11 Jul 1849 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 11 Jul 1849 in Bradworthy, Devon, England.

1. Mark Westaway was born 1803 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng, and died 19 Sep 1868 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. He married Grace Drew 27 Mar 1828 in St. Andrews Church, Sutcombe, Devon, Eng. She was born 06 Jan 1805 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng, and died 29 May 1878 in Devon, Eng. (Back to John & Mary)

Children of Mark Westaway and Grace Drew are:

  • 1.. Susan Drew Westaway, born 1828 in Uppacott, Devon, Eng. She married Unkn 1853.
  • 2.. Mary Anne Westaway, born 1830 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng.
  • 3.. Grace Westaway, born 1831 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 19 Feb 1902 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. She married John Cann 31 Dec 1855; born Bef. 23 May 1830 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died Apr 1908 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng.
  • 4.. John Westaway, born 1833 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 17 Apr 1884 in Northam, Devon, Eng. He married Annie Hortop Abt. Dec 1864 in Northam, Devon, Eng; born Abt. 1835 in Northam, Devon, Eng.
  • 5.. Betsy Westaway, born 1835 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. She married Harry Tucker.
  • 6.. Richard Drew Westaway, born 1837 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 08 Jan 1924. He married (1) Mary Harris 08 Oct 1859 in Morwenstow, Cornwall; born 1836 in ,, Devon, Eng. He married (2) Martha Sanders Dec 1872 in Bideford, Devon, Eng; born Abt. 1843 in Peters Marland, Devon, Eng. In 1891 Richard and Martha were living at Lodge Farm, Monkleigh. He was a farm bailiff. Living with them were children, Elizabeth aged 13, Susan aged 9 and Mark aged 7. When he died in 1971 aged 88 years he was still living at Lodge Farm and left £60,414.
  • 7..Mark Westaway, born 1839 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 1903 in Burraton, Saltash, Cornwall, Eng. He married Mary Trewin 25 Aug 1862 in Holsworthy, Devon, Eng; born 1836 in Sutcombe, Devon, Eng; died 08 Oct 1897 in Burraton, Saltash, Cornwall, England
  • 1871 St Dominic Cornwall
    Mark Westaway
    27
    abt 1838
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Head
    Ag. Labourer
    St Dominic
    Cornwall
    Mary Westaway
    28
    abt 1834
    Sutcombe, Devon, England
    Wife
    wife
    St Dominic
    Cornwall
    John Trewin Westaway
    29
    abt 1863
    Holsworthy, Devon, England
    Son
    scholar
    St Dominic
    Cornwall
    Mark Westaway
    30
    abt 1864
    Holsworthy, Devon, England
    Son
    scholar
    St Dominic
    Cornwall
    Alice Trewin Westaway
    31
    abt 1866
    Holsworthy, Devon, England
    Daughter
    scholar
    St Dominic
    Cornwall
    Mary Westaway
    32
    abt 1868
    Holsworthy, Devon, England
    Daughter
    none
    St Dominic
    Cornwall
    William Westaway
    33
    abt 1870
    Sutcombe, Devon, England
    Son
    none
    St Dominic
    Cornwall
  • 1881 Pilaton, Cornwall            
    Mark Westaway
    abt 1840
    Bradworthy, Devon, England
    Head
    Ag. Lab
    Pillaton
    Cornwall
    Mary Westaway
    abt 1836
    Sutcombe, Devon, England
    Wife
    Wife
    Pillaton
    Cornwall
    John T. Westaway
    abt 1863
    Holsworthy, Devon, England
    Son
    Ag. Lab
    Pillaton
    Cornwall
    William Westaway
    abt 1870
    Sutcombe, Devon, England
    Son
    Scholar
    Pillaton
    Cornwall
    Thomas Westaway
    abt 1875
    St Dominic, Cornwall, England
    Son
    Scholar
    Pillaton
    Cornwall

    William Westaway, born 1870 in Sutcombe emigrated to Manitoba, Canada in the early 1900's and Ed Somers descends from his daughter, Edna.

    John Trewin Westaway's son, Arthur James Voisey Westaway emigrated to British Columbia, Canada and Jack Westaway is his son. Ed and Jack are second cousins.

  • 8..Thomas Westaway, born 1843 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng; died 05 Jun 1863 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng.
  • 9..Athalia Westaway, born 1845 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. She married Thomas Boundy.
  • 10. Sophia Westaway, born 1850 in Bradworthy, Devon, Eng. (Emigrated to Canada)

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My thanks to Ed Somers who has spent over twenty years researching and collecting data on the Bradworthy Westaways, including visiting distant relatives worldwide, and Nicola Aldridge who has an indepth knowledge of all the Bradworthy families. Also to Averill Adlam who kept us all animated on Athalia, Mary Jane & Clara's exploits in Exeter, Australia & New Zealand, and has now sadly died. Thanks to Pam Meers for all her research on Thomas Westaway of Ventown, Northam, Sandy Pestill for all the Canadian Westaway data, and Jack Westaway for sharing his photograph of John Trewin Westaway with us all.
 
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