The Bond Family lived at Tyneham from

William Ralph Garneys Bond (1880-1952)

Known as Ralph, he was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. He served in the Sudan political service from 1905 to 1926 and was governor of Fung (1922-24) and of Dongola (1924-26). He was a Justice of the Peace for Dorset, having qualified at the 1927 Midsummer Quarter Sessions, and was a member of the Wareham and Purbeck Rural Council. He was High Sheriff of Dorset in 1945.

Ralph married Evelyn Isabel Bond nee Blake (1884-1954): Evelyn was the person who pinned the note on to the church door in 1943 saying ‘’Please treat the church and houses with care. We have given up our homes where many of us lived for generations to help win the war to keep men free. We shall return one day and thank you for treating the village kindly’.‘

Ralph and Evelyn had two children:

  • Mark
  • Elizabeth

Henry Mark Garneys Bond (1922-2017)

Known as Mark, he was the son of Ralph and Evelyn Bond. He later served in Royal Green Jackets and became Major-General and Brigadier. He was High Sheriff of Dorset in 1977.

Elizabeth Mary Garneys Bond (1921-2010)

Elizabeth was the daughter of Ralph and Evelyn Bond. She married David Philip Williams, Third Baronet of Bridehead. She was High Sheriff of Dorset in 1979.

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