Mary Eleanor Bonnycastle1

#3847, (1835 - 1923)
FatherHumphrey Bonnycastle2 (1795 - b 1866)
MotherJane Cottrell2 (c 1796 - 1867)
RelationshipGranddaughter of John Bonnycastle

Life Events

BirthMary Eleanor Bonnycastle was born on 2 Mar 1835 in Kent.2,3
BaptismShe was baptized 'Mary' on 30 Aug 1836 in St George Hanover Square, Middlesex. Mary was the daughter of Humphr & Jane Bonnycastle, abode Conduit Vale Blackheath. Humphrey's occupation was Gentleman.3 
(with Parents) 1841 CensusMary Bonicastle appeared on the 1841 Census of Lewisham, Kent in the household of Humphrey and Jane Bonicastle. She was 6 years old and born in Kent.2 
(Witness) Marriage Mary Eleanor Bonnycastle witnessed the marriage of George Pearse and her sister Jane Bonnycastle on 14 Mar 1866 in Register Office, Saint Luke RD, Middlesex.1 
1881 CensusMary E Bonnycastle appeared on the 1881 Census of Weston super Mare, Somerset, at 15 Park Place, enumerated 3 Apr 1881. She was unmarried, age 42, born in London, and had no occupation. Mary was a visitor in the household of Fanny Quarrell (widow, 58, born Dorking Surrey), her daughters Fanny C & Jane E, aunt Harriet Critchett (91, born London, blind) and four house servants.4 
1911 CensusMary E Bonnycastle appeared on the 1911 Census of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, at Haldon House, Painswick Road. She 73, single, living on private means, and was born in London, Middlesex. Mary was a visitor in the Quarrell household which included Fanny B W (76, widow, Oxford), Frances C (58, sister-in-law, single, Weston super mare), Eliza B Looker (75, sister, single, Oxford), all living on private means, a manservant and a cook.5 
Research Note A Catherine Quarrell was a witness at Mary's sister Jane's wedding in 1866 and Mary was with the Quarrells in 1881 and 1911 so the families must have been close. 
DeathMary died on 21 May 1923 in Gloucestershire, England.6,7
ProbateHer estate was proved on 5 Jul 1923. Entry from the calendar:

Bonnycastle Mary Eleanor of Haldon House Painswick-road Cheltenham Gloucestershire spinster died 21 May 1923 Probate London 5 July to Henry Brown Curwen solicitor. Effects £3251 3s 4d.7
Last Edited13 Apr 2013


  1. Copy marriage certificate of George Pearse and Jane Bonnycastle, married 14 March 1866 in the Registration District of St Luke, transcribed by John Gould.
  2. Online image of the 1841 Census for England & Wales (,, HO107/484 Book 4 Folio 35.
  3. Baptisms of St George Hanover Square, Middlesex. registers from Westminster Archives. Image viewed at, Mary Bonnycastle, 1836, #849.
  4. Online image of the 1881 Census for England & Wales (,, RG11/ 2420 folio 31 page 56.
  5. Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales. Image viewed at RD 333 SD 2 ED 28 Schedule 89.
  6. Website FreeBMD (, "Mary E Bonnycastle, age 85, Jun Q 1923, Cheltenham RD."
  7. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858-1966. Images viewed at Mary Eleanor Bonnycastle, 1923.