Rev. Samuel Edward Bernard

1800 - 14th Nov 1885

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Son of David Bernard and Judith Bernard senior (q.v.), and brother of Judith Bernard junior (q.v.) and William Rhodes Bernard (1794-1868) (q.v.), and cousin of Charles Edward Bernard M.D. of Childermas (q.v.). Adm pens (aged 23) Magdalene Cambridge 27/10/1824, son of David of Jamaica and Judith Brown [=Bowen]. School Winchester. BA 1829.  Ord. Deacon 1829, priest 1829. Curate of Wraxall Somerset 1841-4, Holy Trinity Weymouth 1849-52, Cheltenham 1856-62. Chaplain to Bath Penitentiary 1864-9. Lived latterly at Wickwar Gloucs. Died 14/11/1885 at Cheltenham.

  2. Samuel Edward Bernard married Caroline Eloisa Bowen (daughter of Robert Bowen, q.v.) in Weston-super-Mare in 1827. Their only child, Charlotte Emmeline, was baptised in Pynchley, Northamptonshire, 29/11/1829. The death of Caroline Eloisa Bernard was registered Q4 1837 in Cheltenham.

  3. He remarried, to Mary Ann Walker, in 1839 in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire. They had at least five children: James Walker (baptised 1840, father's address Wraxall, Somerset); David Edward (baptised 1842, father's address was 13 Crescent, Taunton); William Larkins (baptised 1843, father's address Mary Street, Taunton); Joseph Bowen (baptised 1845, father's address 3 Portland Place, Walcot, Somerset); Laura Isabella (baptised 1849, father's address Weymouth, Dorset)

  4. In 1841 he was living at Crescent, Taunton, with wife Mary, daughter Charlotte age 18, son James age 1, one male servant and three female servants. In 1851 he was at 16 Terrace, Melcolme

  5. Will of Samuel Edward Bernard who died 14/11/1885 late of 12 Cambray Place Cheltenham proved 14/12/1885 effects £3983 12s 4d.


  1. CCEd [database online] Person ID 6534.

  2., Bristol, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online];, Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912 [database online];, England and Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915 [database online].

  3., Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938 [database online];, Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914 [database online];, Dorset, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online].

  4. National Probate Calendar 1885.

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Rev. Sam. Edward Bernard
[1] Caroline Eloisa Bowen [2] Mary Ann Walker
With [1] Charlotte Emmeline. With [2] James Walker, David Edward, William Larkins, Joseph Bowen, Laura Isabella
Wealth at death
£3,983 12S 4D
Cambridge (Magdalene) [1824-29 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (2)

£3,581 19s 4d
£316 2s 5d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (19)

Son → Father
Son → Mother
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Brother → Sister
First Cousins
First Cousins
Brother → Sister
Uncle → Nephew
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →

Addresses (4)

Weymouth, Dorset, Wessex, England
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Curate of Holy Trinity, Weymouth, 1849-52

Wraxall, Somerset, South-west England, England
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Curate of Wraxall 1841-44

Wickwar, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
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Living here at some point after c. 1862

12 Cambray Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England