Frederick William Bourne (1830-1905)


Birth: 25 July 1830 Woodchurch, Kent, UK
Father: William Bourne c1796-1865
Mother: Elizabeth Pearce c1806-1862/5

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: July-September 1860 Tavistock, Devon, UK
Wife: Mary Horwill (Horswell) c1838-1873

Marriage: April-June 1876 Shoreditch, Middlesex, UK
Wife: Adelaide Chalcraft 1831-1905

Death: 26 July 1905 Lewisham, London, UK Buried: Burying Ground of the Chapel, Shebbear, Devon, UK


By Mary
Mary Horswell Bourne 1861-1873
Annie Eliza Bourne [Honey] 1863-1957
Kate Florence Bourne [Horwill] 1865-1949
Frederick Ernest Bourne 1867-a1881
Edith Rosa Bourne [Luke] 1869-1948


I cannot find an entry for his christening, but not to be confused with Frederick Wallis Bourne christened on 12 May 1833 in Woodchurch, Kent, parents James and Heather Bourne.

His two sisters and brother were also born in Kent between 1832 and 1841.

In the 1841 census as Frederick Bourne aged 10, born in Kent, and living with William and Elizabeth (parents?), James (brother?), and Ann and Jane (sisters?) in Upper Green, Woodchurch, Kent.

I cannot find him in the 1851 census, but he was not living with his parents.

Marriage of Frederick William Bourne and Mary Horswell in FreeBMD in July-September 1860 in Tavistock (5b 600).

I cannot find the family in the 1861 census. His first daughter was born in Newport, Monmouthshire in late 1861, second in East Stonehouse in 1863, and the last three children in Plymouth in 1865 to 1869.

In the 1871 census as Frederick W Bourne aged 40, born in Woodchurch, Kent, a Bible Christian Minister, and living with his wife (Mary), son (Frederick E), four daughters (Annie E, Edith R, Kate F and Mary F), a governess (Mary A Perkin aged 35, born in Tavistock, Devon and single), and a servant (Amelia L Hill aged 38, born in Plymouth, Devon and single) at 26 Herbert Street, Hoxton New Town, Shoreditch, London.

His wife died in Shoreditch in 1873.

Marriage of Frederick William Bourne and Adelaide Chalcraft in FreeBMD in April-June 1876 in Shoreditch (1c 381).

In the 1881 census as Fredk W Bourne aged 50, born in Woodchurch, Kent, a Bible Christian Minister, and living with his wife (Adelaide), son (Fredk E), three daughters (Annie E, Edith R and Kate F), sister (Ann E), and a servant (Alice Griffin aged 14, and born in Clapham, Surrey) at 14 Belmont Rd, Wandsworth, London.

In the 1891 census as Fredk Wan Bonine (sic - in the index, correct on the original), aged 60, born in Woodchurch, Kent, a Bible Christian Minister, and living with his wife (Adelaide), two daughters (Annie Eliza and Kate Florence), a boarder (Arthur Joseph Muder aged 26, born in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, single, and a student of theology) and a servant (Emma Fairman aged 24, born in Bexley Heath, Kent and single) at 15 Orlando Road, Clapham, London.

In the 1901 census as Frederick W Bourne aged 70, born in Woodchurch, Kent, a Bible Christian Minister, and living with his wife (Adelaide), married daughter (Annie E Honey), son in law (Herbert C Honey) and granddaughter (Mary K B Honey) and a servant (Florence Steed aged 21, born in Launceston, Cornwall and single) at 11 Woolstone Road, Sydenham, Kent.

Death of Frederick William Bourne in July-September 1905 aged 75 in Lewisham (1d 624).

There is an entry in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Frederick Bourne born in 1831 in Woodchurch, Kent, parents William Bourne and Elizabeth Pearce.

Entry in Wikipedia for "Frederick William Bourne (1830–1905) was an English preacher and author. He was born at Woodchurch Kent and joined the Bible Christian Movement as a preacher. In 1866, he became the editor of the Bible Christian Magazine and led the Bible Christian movement for many years. He wrote several books under the title "F. W. Bourne". One; The King's Son, a memoir of Billy Bray was reprinted over fifty times. He married Mary Horswell in 1859 and had five children before her death in 1873. He later remarried in 1876 to Adelaide Chalcraft. He died in 1905 and is buried at Lake Chapel in Shebbear, Devonshire." He also wrote "The Centenary Life of James Thorne of Shebbear. The Bible Christians: Their Origin and History."

Entry in The University of Manchester Library

Entry in The Bible Christians of Shebbear in North Devonshire by John Ritchings

Entry in Bible Christian Magazine:


Frederick William Bourne was the husband of Adelaide Chalcraft, my fifth cousin three times removed.

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