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.