Bosbury Individuals, from miscellaneous records
Richard LEWIS was baptised in Bosbury on 23 October 1796. He appears in the Bath censuses of 1851 and 1861 and is buried in Lansdown Cemetery in Bath. His gravestone is in Section 4, row A4, number 30.
[IN REMEM]BERANCE OF
......[RELI]CT OF RICHARD LEWIS
......[DI]ED 26TH MAY 1871
.....ND YEAR OF HER AGE
[HER CHILDREN AR]ISE UP AND CALL HER BLESSED
.... KATE LEWIS AND DIED 4TH JULY 1867 AGED ......
IN AFFECTIONATE ...........
FOR UPWARDS OF 40 YEARS AN INHAB[ITANT OF THIS CITY]
WHO DIED 20TH ............
IN THE 70TH YEARS
HIS END WAS P[EACE]
In the 1851 census, Richard was aged 54 and living at 2 Bartlett Street, Bath with his wife Mary, aged 59, who was born at Wysham (Berks), and children, Eliza, 22, born at Wysham, William, aged 19, an engraver, and Richard, aged 18, a cabinet maker, both born at Bath. In the 1861 census they lived at a cottage adjoining Gays House, Bath. His occupation was given as formerly an innkeeper and it was confirmed that he was born at Bosbury, and aged 70. His son William was now an engraver, lithographer & stationer, married to Eleanor Bishop from Llandogo in Monmouthshire and they had two children. The death of Richard Lewis, aged 69, was registered 1866/Q3 Bath and in the burial register records he was buried on 23 July 1866 and the gravestone records his wife’s death as 26 May 1871 when she would have been 79 (So the transcription of ND on the stone is not correct). Kate Lewis was the daughter of William and Eleanor. The burial register records she was only 11 weeks old when she died. Bath Preservation Trust 2009