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Mary Trewavas1791

Mary Trewavas
Given names
Married name
Mary Badinar
Source: OPC Database
Citation details: Marriages database http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=marriages&id=1172490 : accessed 18 Sep 2015
Birth about 1791
War from 1789 to 1799

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795 (Age 4 years)

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Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet. 18 June - Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn. The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte. A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England. 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange. The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in.The start of free trade was announced
Historical Event March 5, 1797 (Age 6 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
MarriageJohn BodinnarView this family
October 4, 1810 (Age 19 years)
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Source: OPC Database
Citation details: Marriages database http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=marriages&id=1172490 : accessed 18 Sep 2015
Quality of data: primary evidence
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 12 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 18 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 21 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Birth of a son
John Bodinnar
about 1816 (Age 25 years)
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 27 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 29 years)

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Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapman. 1 May - The Albury reaches Cape Town bringing settlers to Albany, South Africa. They arrive in Algoa Bay on 15 May. 2 May - La Belle Alliance reached Cape Town. She brought British settlers to Algoa Bay. 4000 British settlers started arriving in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth), they settled in Grahamstown and along the frontier
Birth of a daughter
Phillis Bodinnar
about 1821 (Age 30 years)
Baptism of a sonJames Trewavas Bodinar
January 21, 1821 (Age 30 years)
Economic Event 1825 (Age 34 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Birth of a son
Richard Bodinnar
about 1826 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth Bodinnar
about 1827 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
William Bodinnar
about 1829 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event 1835 (Age 44 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Census June 6, 1841 (Age 50 years)
ResidenceJohn BodinnarView this family
1841 (Age 50 years)
Town founded 1844 (Age 53 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Marriage of a childJames Trewavas BodinarElizabeth Harvey PentreathView this family
January 15, 1848 (Age 57 years)
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Note: Wife (Elizabeth Penthreath) is a widow at the time of the 1871 census.
Birth of a granddaughter
Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar
about 1850 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
William Bodinar
about 1852 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
Agnes Bodinar
about 1853 (Age 62 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
Mary P Bodinar
about 1856 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
John Bodinar
about 1857 (Age 66 years)

Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 66 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Death of a sonJames Trewavas Bodinar
between October 1863 and December 1863 (Age 72 years)
Publication: Record transcription
Note: Wife is widow at time of 1871 census
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 70 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Marriage of a grandchildJohn Thomas BlewettElizabeth “Bessie” BodinnarView this family
November 7, 1871 (Age 80 years)
Citation details: "England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D21-K7F : accessed 26 December 2014), John Thomas Blewett, 1871; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” index, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Penzance, Cornwall, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
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Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 110 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 61 years)

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902 (Age 63 years)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Economic Event 1865 (Age 74 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 76 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 82 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 89 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 90 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area
Economic Event 1886 (Age 95 years)
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 108 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 113 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 115 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 119 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established

  1. Generation 1
    1. Mary Trewavas was born about 1791 in Cornwall, England. She married John Bodinnar on October 4, 1810 in Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England. He was born about 1776 in Cornwall, England.

      Children of Mary Trewavas and John Bodinnar:

      1. John Bodinnar (1816)
      2. James Trewavas Bodinar (18211863)
      3. Phillis Bodinnar (1821)
      4. Richard Bodinnar (1826)
      5. Elizabeth Bodinnar (1827)
      6. William Bodinnar (1829)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. James Trewavas Bodinar, fisherman (in 1841), son of John Bodinnar and Mary Trewavas, was baptized on January 21, 1821 in Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England and died between October 1863 and December 1863 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. He married Elizabeth Harvey Pentreath, daughter of Richard Pentreath and Phillis James, on January 15, 1848 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. She was born between 1824 and 1826 in Mousehole, Cornwall, England.

      Children of James Trewavas Bodinar and Elizabeth Harvey Pentreath:

      1. Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar (18501918)
      2. William Bodinar (1852)
      3. Agnes Bodinar (1853)
      4. Mary P Bodinar (1856)
      5. John Bodinar (1857)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar, shop assistant (in 1871), daughter of James Trewavas Bodinar and Elizabeth Harvey Pentreath, was born about 1850 in Mousehole, Cornwall, England and died on May 1, 1918 in Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England. She married John Thomas Blewett, son of Thomas Blewett and Ann Harvey Madron, on November 7, 1871 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. He was born before April 4, 1847 in Mousehole, Cornwall, England and died on June 5, 1936.

      Children of Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar and John Thomas Blewett:

      1. Lizzie C Blewett (1872)
      2. James Bodinnar Blewett (18731955)
      3. Olivia Agnes “Liv” Blewett (18751962)
      4. Ida Blewett (1877)
      5. Thomas Blewett (18781879)
      6. Thomas Blewett (18811956)