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John Bews

M, #233, b. circa 1855
  • Birth*: John Bews was born circa 1855.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Helen Key, daughter of William Key and Elisabeth Myres, on 31 December 1880 at Barries Land, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1881 marriages in the parish of Monifieth in the county of Forfar; ref 1; 1880 on the thirty-first day of December at Barries Land Monifieth after the publication of banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; John Bews farm servant bachelor, 25, 168 South Road Lochee, John Bews ship carpenter Alison McGregor factory worker; Helen Key powerloom weaver, spinster, 25, 214 Perth Road Dundee, William Key railway surfaceman Elizabeth Key ms Myres; signed J G Young, wit George Bews, Margaret Hardie; regsitered 1881 January 3 at Broughty Ferry Robt Morrison registrar.1
  • (Witness) Birth: John Bews witnessed the birth of Alice Cochrane Bews on 17 March 1886 at 3 Scott Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; cert held: 1886 births in the district of Lochee in the burgh of Dundee; Alice Cochrane Bews, 1886 Marhc seventheenth 9h 50m pm 3 Scott Strteet Dundee; f; John Bews carter Helen Bews ms Key 1880 December 31st Monifieth; John Bews father present.
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: John Bews and Margaret Key, James Todd, Sarah Key, David McDonald, George Key, Ann Gibson Ford, Helen Key, Ann Key and William Key were mentioned in a newspaper article about William Key and Elisabeth Myres on 17 December 1888. GOLDEN WEDDING - Mr William Key and Mrs Key, who have resided in Monifieth for about 20 years, celebrated their golden wedding on Saturday evening. The aged couple had with them on the occasion three daughters with their husbands, and one son and his wife, together with thirteen grandchildren. The company spent a very enjoyable evening in a manner appropriate to the interesting event. It may be mentioned that Mr Key is in his 82nd year, while Mrs Key is 72 years of age, and both are hale and hearty. Besides the above mentioned members of their family, they have a daughter in America, and a son engaged as a missionary in China who together have eight children. Mr and Mrs Key have twenty-three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.2
  • (Witness) Death: John Bews witnessed the death of Helen Key on 8 December 1924 at 43 Peddie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; cert held : 1924 deaths in the district of St Mary & St Peter in the burgh of Dundee; Helen Bews married to John Bews coal merchants labourer; 1924 December eighth 4h 25m pm 43 Peddie Street Dundee, f, 69 years, William Key ploughman (dec) Elizabeth Key ms Myres (dec); cardiac valvular desease 3 months as cert by William Kinnear MD; John Bews widower.

Census Events

Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household along with spouse Helen Key in the 1881 census at 204 Lochee Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. John Bevis, head, 25, carter, Lochee; Helen Bevis, wife, 25, Monikie.3
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household along with spouse Helen Key in the 1891 census at 95 Peddie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. John Bews, head, 35, coal salesman, Lochee; Ellen Bews, wife, 35, Monikie; also in the household were Lizzie Myres Bews, Alice Cochrane Bews, Helen Key Bews and Williamina Key Bews.4
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household along with spouse Helen Key in the 1901 census at 118 Kincardine Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. John Bews, head, 45, coal salesman, Lochee; Ellen Bews, wife, Monikie; also in the household were Lizzie Myres Bews, Alice Cochrane Bews, Helen Key Bews, Ann Gibson Bews and Alison McGregor.5
Last Edited: 14 Apr 2015

Family:

Helen Key b. 24 Jun 1855, d. 8 Dec 1924
  • (Groom) Marriage*: John Bews married Helen Key, daughter of William Key and Elisabeth Myres, on 31 December 1880 at Barries Land, Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1881 marriages in the parish of Monifieth in the county of Forfar; ref 1; 1880 on the thirty-first day of December at Barries Land Monifieth after the publication of banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; John Bews farm servant bachelor, 25, 168 South Road Lochee, John Bews ship carpenter Alison McGregor factory worker; Helen Key powerloom weaver, spinster, 25, 214 Perth Road Dundee, William Key railway surfaceman Elizabeth Key ms Myres; signed J G Young, wit George Bews, Margaret Hardie; regsitered 1881 January 3 at Broughty Ferry Robt Morrison registrar.1

Children:

Lizzie Myres Bews b. 1883
Alice Cochrane Bews b. 17 Mar 1886, d. 1941
Helen Key Bews b. 1887
Williamina Key Bews b. 1889, d. 1891
Ann Gibson Bews b. 1894

Citations

  1. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory marriage 1880 Broughty Ferry [Jul 2006].
  2. [S32] Newspaper Article, British Newspaper Archive, The Dundee Courier and Argus, Monday, December 17, 1888 [Jan 2012].
  3. [S30] LDS 1881 Census FHS Film #.
  4. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Liff and Benvie; ED: 31; Page: 7; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1891_88; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Nov 2011]
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Liff and Benvie; ED: 23; Page: 18; Line: 14; Roll: CSSCT1901_91; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Nov 2011]