West Briton, 24 May 1839


On Wednesday morning, the 15th instant, at Calstock, at the advanced age of 97, Mrs. Thomasin Bowhay, relict of the late Mr. Richard Bowhay. She has had 21 children, and 80 grand and great grand children; she has been in active business from her childhood in Devonport, Calstock, and Callington, until within the last fifteen years; has enjoyed good health and the use of her faculties to the last, and but two years rode a single horse to Dartmoor and back, 29 miles in one day, with a party of her great grandchildren. She was universally beloved and respected by all who knew her, or had the pleasure of her acquaintance, and died perfectly resigned - giving her blessing to her children and grand children.

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