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The Bond Family purchased Tyneham including Tyneham House in 1683. The Bonds also acquired Creech Grange (in the neighbouring parish of Steeple) in 1686 and Holme Priory (in the parish of East Holme) in 1690.

Below, the names of Bond family members who owned or lived at Tyneham are followed by the # symbol


Nathaniel Bond (1634-1707) #


Nathaniel purchased Tyneham in 1683 from the Lawrence Family.

Nathaniel was born on 14 June 1634. He was the son of Denis Bond (1588-1658) and his wife Lucy Bond nee Lawrence.1

Nathaniel married Elizabeth Churchill on 21 December 1667. Sadly Elizabeth died in childbirth on 18 December 1674.

Nathaniel married Mary Browne nee Williams on 3 August 1675. Nathaniel and Mary had two sons:

Nathaniel was Member of Parliament for Corfe Castle for one term (1679-1781) and Member of Parliament for Dorchester for two terms (1681-1685 & 1695-1698). He also held the position of the King’s Sergeant-at-Arms.

In 1683 Nathaniel purchased Tyneham from the Lawrence Family. Nathaniel’s second wife Mary was a descendant of the Williams Family that had owned Tyneham before the Lawrence Family. Nathaniel completed his estate acquisitions with the purchase Creech Grange in 1686, which became his main residence, and Holme Priory in 1690.

Nathaniel died on 31 August 1707 and was buried at Steeple.


Denis Bond (1676-1747) #


Denis inherited Tyneham in 1707 on the death of his father Nathaniel Bond (1634-1707)

Denis was born on 10 December 1676. His parents were Nathaniel Bond (1634-1707) and his second wife Mary Bond nee Williams.

Denis married Leonora Sophia Dummer nee Colt on 6 July 1729. She was the widow of lawyer Edward Dummer who had died five years before. Her parents were Sir William Dutton Colt and Mary Colt nee Garneys.

Denis died on 30 January 1747 without male issue. Ownership of Tyneham then passed to his nephew John Bond (1717-1784).


John Bond (1678-1744)


His parents were Nathaniel Bond (1634-1707) and his second wife Mary Bond nee Williams.

John married Margaret Williams and they had the following children:


John Bond (1717-1784) #


John inherited Tyneham in 1746 on the death of his uncle Denis Bond (1676-1747).

John was the son of John Bond (1678-1744) (the younger brother of Denis Bond (1676-1746)) and his wife Margaret Bond nee Williams.

John married Mary Dummer (1717-1787)  at St Paul’s Cathedral, London on 17 July 1749.

John and Mary had the following children:

  • John Bond (1749–1749)died in infancy
  • Leonora Sophia Bond (1749-1750) died in infancy
John Bond and Leonora Sophia Bond baptism
John and Leonora Sophia’s joint baptism on 21 March 1749 at St. George’s, Hanover Square, Westminster – sadly both died in infancy
  • Margaret Sophia Bond (1751-1820) married widower Revd. John Methuen Rogers (1748-1834)
  • John Bond (1753-1824)John of Grange
  • Nathaniel Bond (1754-1823) Nathaniel of East Holme – Member of Parliament for Corfe Castle 1801-1807 – died at East Holme on 8 October 1823, ‘debilitated and reduced to a skeleton’, leaving Holme to his nephew Nathaniel, another younger son.
  • Thomas Bond (1756-1833) # – Thomas of Egliston and Wool Bridge
  • Revd. William Bond (1757-1852) # – William of Tyneham
  • Mary Bond (1760-1842)married Captain Nicholas Caeser Corsellis R.N. (1763 -1833) at Bath Abbey on 10 August 1796 – Nicholas had eleven illegitimate children by his mistress, Sarah Plampin of Essex.
Capt. Nicholas Caesar Corsellis R.N.

John was particularly skilled in the writings of the best Greek and Roman authors. He had studied the constitution of his own country, which he thoroughly understood. He contributed greatly to the peace and happiness of the people in his neighbourhood, as from the general esteem in which he was held he was usually applied to as arbiter in their differences … Many of his leisure hours were spent in improving and embellishing his estate.


Revd. Denis Bond (1719-1795) #


Denis was Rector of Tyneham and Steeple from 1742 until his death in 1795.

the son of John Bond (1678-1744) arm Wadham College Oxford matriculated 29 March 1737 aged 18 BA 1740 MA 1743 of Tyneham & Egliston in the isle of Purbeck.

In 1789 Denis was living at South Egliston while Charles Richards was living in the Rectory.2


John Bond (1753-1824)


John inherited Creech Grange in 1784 on the death of his father John.

John was Member of Parliament for Corfe Castle from 1780 until February 1801.

John married Elizabeth Lloyd (1765-1846) at St. Luke’s Church, Old Street, Finsbury, London on 20 August 1798.

Marriage of John Bond M.P. to Elizabeth Lloyd 20 August 1798

John and Elizabeth had the following children:

  • John Bond (1802-1844)John Bond of Grange – Member of Parliament for Corfe Castle 1823 & 1825 – High Sheriff of County of Dorset 1830 – did not marry – died without issue
  • Nathaniel Bond (1804-1889)
  • Leonora Sophia Bond (1806-1836)

Thomas Bond (1756-1833) #


Thomas looked after the Tyneham estate on behalf of his brother.


Revd. William Bond (1757-1852) #


William inherited Tyneham in 1784 on the death of his father John Bond (1717-1784).

William was born 1757. He was the son of John Bond (1717-1784) and

son of John of Steeple Dorset arm Wadham College Oxford matriculated 24 Oct 1775 aged 18; BA 1779; MA 1783; Rector of Steeple with Tyneham 1795; canon residentary of Bristol

William married Jane Biggs at Stockton, Wiltshire on 28 April 1794.

William and Jane had eight children, two of whom died in infancy:

  • Mary Bond (1789-1872)died as an infant
  • Mary Bond (1798-1872)died as an infant
  • William Bond (1799-1846)called to the Bar in 1824 and in 1842 became Metropolitan Magistrate at Westminster Police Court – did not marry
William Bond  (1799-1846) Metropolitan Magistrate

William built the South Transept at Tyneham Church for the exclusive use of the Bond family leaving the North Transept for the congregation. The seats became known as ‘the Cowstalls’.


Revd. John Bond (1801-1898)


John

John never married.

“For over fifty years the living of Weston was held by a fine old English gentleman named John Bond, a member of an old Dorsetshire family whose home was at Tyneham on the coast. He went to Weston as a very young man, actually nominated while in deacon’s orders, about the year 1827 and retired to Tyneham about 1880, justly loved and honoured by the parish to which he had devoted his life.”

“I should like before passing on to say that I visited the old Vicar, John Bond, aged 92, several times at Tyneham, where he lived with his younger brother, Thomas Bond, aged 88. They were a fine pair of old gentlemen and I loved to go there and hear the reminiscences of the parish, which were surprisingly bright in a nonagenarian memory. After a few more years he passed away and the handsome Churchyard Cross, designed by Mr. Buckle, is his memorial at Weston. It is made of Ham stone and has not worn too well, so looks almost like an ancient cross. I had some little difficulty in persuading the parish to agree to this form of memorial; it was even suggested by some that a public convenience would be of more practical utility! However, I got them keen about the cross when I told them it was a memorial to the unrecorded dead, and a beautiful monument for all parishioners who could not afford gravestones, etc. ”

Archbishop E H Hardcastle

John built the Village Fountain at Tyneham in 1853. He also created the Madmore Reservoir at Tyneham from which water to the fountain was piped.

In 1862 John built the new north porch at Tyneham House.


Revd. Henry Bond (1804-1875) #


Henry inherited Tyneham in 1852 on the death of his father Revd. Henry Bond (1804-1875)

Henry was born

Henry was Vicar of South Petherton, Somerset

Henry married Dublin-born Editha Augusta Mary Pomeroy (1829–1899) in

Henry and Editha had three children:

Henry died at South Petherton on 27 September 1875.


Revd. Nathaniel Bond (1804-1889)


Reverend Nathaniel Bond (1804-1889) & family by William Beetham

Nathaniel, the second son of John Bond (1753-1824) and Elizabeth Bond nee Lloyd , inherited Creech Grange in 1852 on the death of his elder brother John had died in 1844.

Nathaniel married Mary Hawkesworth (1815-1881). Nathaniel and Mary had six children:

  • Leonora Sophia Bond (1837-1862) married John Ramsay (1831-1895)
  • John Bond (1838-1849)died at age 11
  • Nathaniel Bond (1840-1910) married Selina Jane Scott (1843-1891) daughter of John 2nd Earl of Eldon
  • Dennis William Bond (1842-1863)
  • George Hawkesworth Bond (1845-1891)Member of Parliament for East Dorset (1886-1891) – did not marry – buried at East Holme
  • John Lloyd Bond (1856-1857)

Nathaniel built Tyneham School in 1860.


Nathaniel Bond (1840-1910)


Nathaniel married Selina Jane Scott (1843-1891), daughter of John 2nd Earl of Eldon, and had twelve children, one of whom died in infancy:

  • John Wentworth Garneys Bond (1865-1948)
  • Louisa Charlotte Bond (1866-1963)did not marry
  • Denis Raynard De Kenton Bond (1868-1868)died in infancy
  • Gerald Denis Bond (1869-1925)
  • Leonora Sophia Bond (1871-1956) did not marry
  • Rachel Adela Bond (1872-1950)married Captain Paul Warner Bush R.N. on 18 September 1900 and had three sons
  • Revd. Raymond Alured Bond (1873-1941) married Mildred Glyn on 4 October 1899 and had two children
  • Claude Nathaniel Bond (1874-1942)
  • Kenneth Duncombe Bond (1875-1968)married actress Jessie Bateman (1877-1940) in 1939
  • Nigel De Mundeville Bond (1877-1945)married Dorothy Ella Hambro (1876-1953)
  • Herbert Ivo de Kenton ‘Ivo’ Bond (1879-1953)married Lilian Mary Garneys Bond (1887-1890) of Tyneham
  • Walter de Grey Bond (1882-1956)married Margaret Farquharson (1886-1968)

William Henry Bond (1852-1935) #


William inherited Tyneham in 1875 on the death of his father Revd. Henry Bond (1801-1875).

William was born at South Petherton, Somerset on 27 May 1852 and baptised there on 15 July 1852. His father Revd. Henry Bond (1804-1875) was Vicar there from 1832 or before until his death in 1875.

William married Mary Caroline Meysey Thompson (1851–1949) at St Marylebone on 2 July 1878. William and Mary lived at Fryern Court, Burgate near Fordingbridge. They had two sons and three daughters:

  • Algernon Arthur Garneys Bond (1879-1911)‘Algy’ was born on 21 June 1879 – he was severely wounded at the Seige of Ladysmith in the South African War – he died on 13 June 1911 at the Military Hospital, Calcutta, India3
  • William Ralph Garneys Bond (1880-1952)see below
  • Edith Cicely Garneys Bond (1884-1979)married Lewys Legge Yeatman (1879-1962) at Tyneham on 6 September 1910 and had five children
  • Lilian Mary Garneys Bond (1887-1980)married Herbert Ivo de Kenton Bond (1879-1953), known as ‘Ivo’, on 18 January 1914 – he was the son of Nathaniel Bond and Selina Jane Bond nee Scott – Lilian wrote “Tyneham – A Lost Heritage” in 1956
  • Margaret Helen Garneys Bond (1892-1988)known as Margot

William died on 11 January 1935 and was buried at Tyneham. In 1937 his widow Mary visited Norway with daughter Margaret. Mary died on 1 January 1949 after the evacuation and so was unable to be buried with her husband. She was laid to rest at Dorchester.


William Ralph Garneys Bond (1880-1952) #


Ralph inherited Tyneham on the death of his father William Henry Bond (1852-1935)

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’.

After the evacuation, Ralph and Evelyn moved to Moigne Combe House, built by Henry Pomeroy Bond in 1900.

Ralph and Evelyn had two children:

  • Henry Mark Garneys Bond (1922-2017)see below
  • Elizabeth Mary Garneys Bond (1921-2010)married Sir David Philip Williams (1909-1970), Third Baronet of Bridehead and had three children – Elizabeth was High Sheriff of Dorset in 1979 – in later years she lived at The Stable House, Moigne Combe

Henry Mark Garneys Bond (1922-2017)


Mark inherited Tyneham in 1952.

He served in Royal Green Jackets and became Major-General and Brigadier. He was High Sheriff of Dorset in 1977. He lived at Moigne Combe House until his death in 2017.


Page last updated: 8 July 2021


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  1. Dorset History Centre, D-53/1 Title A private chronology of Denis Bond, Esq. of Lutton in the Isle of Purbeck year 1634 “My Sonne Nathaniell born 14 June []
  2. Land Tax Assessment 29 June 1787 []
  3. Probate Calendar 1912 []

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