John Bament

#49911, b. 1840, d. June 1876

Individual's Timeline

Birth1840John Bament
Death of Father20 September 1852William Bament1
Marr RegDecember 1864John Bament2
Death RegJune 1876John Bament3
Probate2 November 1876John Bament4

Primary events

  • Birth: John Bament was born in 1840 in East Down, Devon, England, Not found in Free reg index.
  • Death of Father: His father William Bament died on 20 September 1852 in Marwood, Devon, England.1
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of John and Matilda Davie was registered in the quarter ended December 1864 in the Barnstaple registration district.2
  • Death Reg: John's death was registered in the quarter ended in June 1876 in the Barnstaple registration district. (His age calculates to 36 years).3
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 2 November 1876. William Bament was the administrator and/or the beneficiary. The Estate was valued at £800.4

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: John was a coal and manure merchant.

Census details

Some aspects of John Bament's life. The Western Times dated 4th June 1875, reported that John a coal and manure merchant had tried to kill himself by jumping off the rocks at the foot of Capstone Hill Parade, just below the bandstand. Domestic unhappiness was said to have driven him to drink, to the point where he was suffering from DTs. He had since recovered well (from the drink) enough to resume his business activities. However, on Tuesday morning, when on the Parade with his niece, a 12 year old, he informed her he was going to drown himself. The child implored him not to, so he said he would only 'bathe'. A few minutes later she saw him jump into the water fully clothed, and she raised the alarm. He was rescued. There is nothing in the papers that I can find around the time of his death 12 months later.

Child of John Bament and Matilda Davie


  1. Free parish registers, online, First name(s)      William
    Last name      Bament
    Age      45
    Birth year      1807
    Death year      1852
    Burial year      1852
    Burial date      25 Sep 1852
    Denomination      Anglican
    Burial place      Marwood
    County      Devon
    Country      England
    Archive      South West Heritage Trust
    Archive reference      3398A/PR/1/15
    Record set      Devon Burials
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Deaths & burials
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, BAMENT      John            Barnstaple      5b     841     
    Davie      Matilda            Barnstaple      5b     841.
  3. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Bament      John Tucker      36      Barnstaple      5b     357.
  4. Website ( "
    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about John Tucker Bament
    Name:      John Tucker Bament
    Probate Date:      2 Nov 1876
    Death Date:      1 Apr 1876
    Death Place:      Devon, England
    Registry:      Exeter."