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Families featured
John Beacham, John Beale, Alexander Bean,
Frederick Beard, Edwin James Beardmore, George Beardon,


John Beacham

John Beacham came c1862 with Jane Hindson and lived at Clunes
6 Children 1. Elizabeth Beacham 1863 #1380
2. Edward Beacham 1868 #8152
3. Caroline Beacham 1870 #7635
4. Sarah Jane Beacham 1871 #22218
5. John Thomas Beacham 1874 #1343
#000000 6. George Beacham 1876 #1488
6. Geo Beacham 1875 #1488 wed 1897 #1552 to Clara Grayson c1860

John Beale

Sarah Beale 1848 - 1878 #8225 aged 30, daughter of Margaret Kerr and John Beale born in Dublin wed 1877 #2571 to Thomas Henry Dutton
John Beale from Dublin wed 1877 #186 to Mary Anne Dutton 1858 #6207 born at Glenroy, and lived in Keilor
3 children 1. Arthur Beale 1877 #23175
2. Sarah Margaret Beale 1879 #24033
3. Fanny May Beale 1887 #12187

Alexander Bean

The Great Britain arrived in Melbourne October 1869, with Alexander Bean 27, Agnes Bean 26, William Bean 6, Alexander Bean 4, Agnes Bean 2 and Margaret Bean 1.

Alexander Bean 1841 - 1908 #6245 aged 67, died at Hotham West, son of Margaret Hay and William Bean, wed in Glasgow c1862 to Agnes Robertson 1842 - 1905 #2766 aged 63, died at West Melbourne, daughter of Agnes Graham and James Robertson

14 Children 1. William Bean 1863 - 1875 aged 11, born in Glasgow
2. Alexander Bean 1865 - 1943 #513 aged 77
3. Agnes Bean 1867 born in Glasgow
4. Margaret Bean 1868 - 1943 #10099 aged 74
Born in Victoria 5. James Bean 1870 #24779
6. Archibald Bean 1872 #4053 - 1937 #15466 aged 63
7. Christina Bean 1873 #17952 wed 1896 #3619 to Arthur Evan Evans
8. Thomas Bean 1874 #24321 lived 1 year
9. Janet Bean 1876 #3326 wed 1899 #3371 to John Zervoothakis from Greece
10. Catherine Bean 1878 #9638 lived 1 year
11. Alexander Bean 1879 #23840
12. Margery Bean 1881 #3568 lived 10 years
13. Elizabeth Bean 1882 #12871 - 1984, wed 1911 #10334 to George Cecil Day
14. Eva Bean 1884 #6223

2. Alexander Bean who died at Moonie Ponds 1866 - 1943 #513 aged 77 son of unknown and Alexander Bean, wed 1889 #8863 to Annie Rodda 1875 - 1934 #892 aged 59, died at Fitzroy, and lived at Wangaratta. Annie's age appears understated - marriage at 14 is rare!
4 children 1. Florence Annie Bean 1890 #37228
2. Regd Alex Bean 1892 #37213
3. Leonard Nathaniel Bean 1895 #16614R
4. Reta May Bean 1898 #29813
3. Agnes Bean 1867 born in Glasgow, wed 1896 #3090 to Henrie Isaac Gascorgine from Hampshire
2 Children 1. Ellen Adelaide Agnes Gascorgine 1897 #3087
2. Alex Gascorgine died 1905 #118 aged 3 years
5. James Bean 1870 #24779 - 1956 #24209 aged 86, wed 1894 #5669 to Cecilia Agnes Martin 1873 - 1946 #21820 aged 73, daughter of Ann and Thomas Martin, lived at Wangaratta
3 Children 1. Martin Jas Bean 1895 #25276 - 1977 #13967 aged 82
2. Margory May Bean 1902 #22498 - 1962 #2549 aged 59
3. Margt Ann Bean 1905 #22267
7. Christina Bean 1873 #17952 wed 1896 #3619 to Arthur Evan Evans 1870 #5879, only child of George Evans and Ellen Brown born in Victoria. They lived at Richmond
6 Children 1. Alice Eva Evans 1896 #10529 2. Malcolm Hy Evans 1897 #10196
3. Mabel Constance Evans 1898 #17862
4. Twin Hy Evans 1900 #29360 lived 1 day
5. Twin Flor Evans 1900 #29361 lived 1 day
6. Adelaide Evans 1902 #5641
13. Elizabeth Bean 1882 - 1984, wed 1911 #10334 to George Cecil Day

Frederick Beard

Frederick Beard aged 28, c1825, came Jan 1853 on the Alipore and wed Sarah Ann Hull, lived at Hawthorn, then moved to Strathbodden, Castlemaine, Guildford
Frederick Beard 1828 - 1870 #8349 aged 42 born at Penr, son of Ann and John Beard
7 Children 1. Twin Frederick Horatio Beard 1858 #9158 - 1859 #1463 lived 7 months
2. Twin John Henry Beard 1858 #9159 - 1858 #5495 lived 3 months
3. Emma Elizabeth Beard 1860 #4509 - 1861 #2736 lived 13 months
4. John Frederick Beard 1862 #19582 - 1942 #2181 aged 79
5. George Robert Beard 1865 #7346
6. Alfred William Beard 1867 #15311 - 1954 #6164 aged 86
7. Emma Anne Beard 1870 #1348 - 1954 #4754 aged 84
4. John Frederick Beard 1862 #19582 - 1942 #2181 aged 79, wed 1885 #1303 to Elizabeth Emma Rastrick 1856 #5304 dau of Mary Ann Sitlington and George Thomas Rastrick, and lived at Collingwood.
Geo T Rastrick aged 20, c1828, came Jun 1848 on the Anna Maria and wed 1849 #23393 in Geelong Christ Church, Church of England, to Mary Ann Sitlington
3 Children 1. Elmyra Ruby Rastrick Beard 1886 #2047
2. Ivy Vera Rastrick Beard 1888 #10527
3. Myrtle Irene Beard 1893 #30609
5. George Robert Beard 1865 #7346, wed 1886 #5720 to Marrian Clayton Howard 1862 #19706 and lived at Sandhurst/Bendigo,
3 Children 1. Gladys Irene Beard 1887 #31761 - 1890 #13736 lived 1 year
2. Roy Beard 1890 #17207
3. Doris Madge Beard 1894 #18037
7. Emma Anne Beard 1870 #1348 - 1954 #4754 aged 84, wed 1891 #214 to Wm Hy Carr and lived at Bridgewater
2 Children 1. Wm Robt Fredk Carr 1892 #1335
2. Percy Alwyn Carr 1893 #19878 - 1963 #3406 aged 69

Edwin James Beardmore


Edwin James Beardmore 1841 - 1914 aged 73,wed 1861 #735 to Flora McDonald 1843 - 16 May 1907 aged 63 dau of McEachern and Alexander McDonald, and lived at Melton, Bacchus Marsh then Bena
Flora Beardmore nee McDonald 1843 - 16 May 1907 aged 64, and Edwin James Beardmore 1842 - 30 April 1914 aged 72, are both buried at Carlyle Cemetery, located between Rutherglen and Wahgunyah in Victoria
9 Children 1. Mary Beardmore 1861 #17756 - 1932 #6257 aged 70,
2. Henry Beardmore 1863 #3761 - 1932 #10814 aged 69
3. Annie Isabella Beardmore 1865 #17330 - 4 Jul 1858 #7585 aged 94, died as Mrs Maxwell
4. George Alexander Beardmore 1867 - 1940 #10649 aged 73
5. Edith Emily Beardmore 1869 #20093 - 1886 #6580 lived 16 years
6. Edwin Beardmore 1872 #185 - 1944 #21550 aged 72
7. Flora Mcdonald Beardmore 1874 #20539 - 1950 #1809 aged 75 wed Rickard
8. Beatrice May Beardmore 1879 #7126 - 1961 @22526 aged 82, wed Pittman
9. Samuel Hugh Beardmore 1879 #7127 - 1947 #10694 aged 68,
1. Mary Beardmore 1861 #17756 - 1932 #6257 aged 70, died as Mrs Canning
Mary Beardmore wed 1871 #3833 to William Robert Houghton 1831 - 1895 #10087 aged 59, son of Mary Cahill and John Houghton, lived at Matlock
9 Children 1. Mary Elizabeth Ann Houghton 1873 #17909 - 1952 #7468 aged 80
2. Rosehanna Victoria Houghton 1876 #17561 - 1930 #1106 aged 53
3. William John Houghton 1878 #17411 - 1930 #13907 aged 52
4. Robert Sam Houghton 1880 #23778
5. Charles Thomas Houghton 1883 #24746
6. Beatrice Agnes Houghton 1886 #11771
7. Blashford Allen Houghton 1888 #22232
8. Florence Charlotte Houghton 1891 #34990
9. Geo Arth Houghton 1894 #22525 - 1944 #18429 aged 49
1. Mary Elizabeth Ann Houghton 1873 #17909 - 1952 #7468 aged 80, wed 1895 #1758 to John Nichols, lived at Matlock then Murrayville
5 Children 1. Mary Nichols 1895 #31018 - 1960 #6923 aged 64, wed Thomson
2. Amelia Nichols 1897 #29628 - 1972 #25596 aged 75, wed Stubbs
3. Fred Hy Nichols 1899 #28168 - 1945 #5158 aged 44
4. Marjory Nichols 1901 - 1952 #10639 aged 51
5. Frances Beatrice Nichols 1906 - 1970 #11806 aged 64, wed Poole
2. Rosehanna Victoria Houghton 1876 #17561 - 28 Jan 1930 #1106 aged 53, wed 1894 #223 to George Alexander Mcafee 1869 - 13 Feb 1938 aged 69 (his Will listed 27 Feb 1940)
George Alexander Mcafee 1871 #13250 son of Matilda Weir 1845 - 1925 #4993 aged 80, dau of Eliza Haire and Wm Weir died at Dandenong, and Daniel Mcafee 1824 - 1897 #12982 aged 73, son of Grace Linn and Daniel Mcafee, lived at Matlock
2 Children 1. Grace Matilda Mcafee 1894 #22524 - 13 Apr 1976 #8355 aged 81 wed Rodd (died beforefather's Will listed 27 Feb 1940)
2. Florrie Elizth Mcafee 1897 #20948
1. Grace Matilda Mcafee wed Montague Harry James Rodd 1896 - 1937 #14129 aged 41, son of Susan Greaves 1859 #10294 - 1943 #19619 aged 84, dau of Betsy Male and James Greaves born at Brighton, wed 1890 #7058 to Wm Harry Augustus Rodd born Jul-Sep 1864 in East Stonehouse, Devon, died 1938 #14110 aged 73, son of Richard Robinson Rodd wed Jan-Mar 1855 to Matilda Louisa Thomas at Plymouth
Richard R Rodd aged 67 Deaths Dec 1897 in E. Stonehouse and Matilda Louisa Rodd aged 77 Deaths Sep 1905 in Plymouth
2. Henry Beardmore 1863 #3761 wed 15 Jul 1885 #5109 to Agnes Ann Lee 1861 - 1892 #6509 aged 31, lived at Glenrowan
Henry Beardmore wed 1893 #4540 to Jessie Muirhead from Tasmania, and lived at Wodonga
Henry became a member of Victorian parliament
4 children
of Agnes
1. Edith Agnes Beardmore 1886 #20724 - 1976 #5638 aged 89, wed Buckler
2. Florence Mary Beardmore 1888 #29857 - 1946 #1503 aged 54, buried as Hall and Fogarty
3. Edwin James Beardmore 1891 #3678
4. Harold Hy Beardmore 1892 #13966
7 children
of Jessie
5. Alexr Selby Beardmore 1894 #34138
6. Wm Geo Beardmore 1896 #24485
7. Beatrice Margt Beardmore 1897 #32306
8. Regd Forbes Beardmore 1899 #30920
9. Jessie Helena Beardmore 1904 - 1965 #22224 aged 61, wed Stansfield
10. Murray Beardmore 1909 - 1984 #02531 aged 75
11. Ronald Mervyn Beardmore 1914 - 1969 #21087 aged 55
3. Annie Isabella Beardmore 1865 #17330 wed 1883 #6410 to William Gordon born in Adelaide, and lived at Benalla
4 Children 1. Jane Gordon 1884 #22417
2. William Campbell Gordon 1887 #26135 - 1951 #3331 aged 64
3. Muriel Flora Gordon 1894 #17876
4. Jeannie Gordon 1903 - 1958 #26647 aged 55, wed Falconer,
7. Flora/Florence Mcdonald Beardmore 1874 #20539 - 1950 #1803 aged 75, wed 1893 to Frank Rickard 26 Mar 1862 - 1938 #17177 aged 78, son of Amelia Roberts and John Rickard from Cornwall, England
10 Children 1. Amelia May Rickard 1893 - 1965 #25369 aged 71
2. Frank Rickard 1895 - 1974 #28804 aged 79
3. Edith Ida Rickard 1898 - 1972 #12417 aged 74, wed Bubb
4. Doris Rickard 1900 - 1979 #12857 aged 79, wed Cracknell
5. John Rickard 1902 -
6. Edwin Rickard 1903 - 1953 #2740 aged 49
7. William Rickard 1906 - 1981 #1399 aged 74
8. Henry Thomas Rickard 1908 - 1968 #17082 aged 54
9. George Victor Rickard 1910 - 1941 #8425 aged 30, at Fernshaw
10. Herbert Vincent Rickard 1913 - 1973 #18936 aged 60
8. Beatrice May Beardmore 1879 #7126 - 1961 #22526 aged 82, wed 1903 to Frederick Albert Pittman 1877 #24011 - 1946 #7388 aged 68, son of Margaret Armstrong wed 1875 #131 to Frederick Pittman Jul-Sep 1842 at Clerkenwell, Middlesex, UK
Margt Pittman nee Armstrong 1855 #189 - 1942 #10510 aged 87, dau of Margt Banko/s and Thomas Armstrong and lived at Scoresby, Oakleigh, St Kilda,
6 Children 1. Margaret Elizabeth Pittman 1876 #4348 - 1946 #16486 aged 70
2. Frederick Albert Pittman 1877 #24011 - 1946 #7388 aged 68, wed Beatrice May Beardmore 1879
3. John Banks Pittman 1880 #4127, Oakleigh
4. Thomas Pittman 1883 #20084 - 1883 #9725 lived 2 days at St Kilda.
5. Edward George Pittman 1884 #20859 - 1973 #156 aged 88
6. Christopher Wellington Pittman 1887 #14911, Scoresby
1. Margaret Elizabeth Pittman 1876 #4348 - 1946 #16486 aged 70, wed 1900 #4755 to surviving twin Henry Sullivan ONeill 1873 #27771 - 1930 #1791 aged 56, son of Bridget Sullivan and Francis ONeill
9. Samuel Hugh Beardmore 1879 #7127 - 1947 #10694 aged 68, wed Amelia Ann Barr 1881 #1530 - 1958 #12079 aged 77, dau of Bridget Louisa Woods and John Barr
1 Child 1. Alan Samuel Beardmore 1905 - 1970 #21278 aged 65


George Beardon

Marriages Dec 1846 - George Beardon and Sarah Ann Pearce at St Giles Vol 1 page 83

George Beardon 1799 - 1863 #3607 aged 64 son of Elizabeth and John Beardon of Devon, came 1854 with Sarah Ann Pearce 1827 - 1892 #9436 aged 65, daughter of John Pearce, and lived at Buninyong

8 Children 1. Jno Geo Pearce Beardon Mar quarter 1848 - 1901 #12071 aged 53
2. Thomas Chas Pearce Beardon 1850 - 1927 #14442 aged 77
3. Elizabeth Ann Beardon Jun 1851
4. Clarissa Eliza Beardon Dec 1852 wed 1877 #277 to Thomas Bradley
5. Sarah Grace Beardon 1854 - 1855 #217M aged 10 months born at Sea
6. Julia Martha Pearce Beardon 1856 #4921 - 1921 #13083 aged 65
7. Gilbert William Beardon1858 #11961 - 1905 #7761 aged 47
8. Jane Adelaide Beardon 1862 #6942 - 1945 #21967 aged 83
1. Jno Geo Pearce Beardon 1848 - 1901 #12071 aged 53 wed 1872 #1509 to Emma Chaplain Sumpton nee Gibbon 1845 - 1923 #11679 aged 78 daughter of Mary Wills and James Gibbins
Emma Chaplain Gibbons wed 1866 #301 to Wilson Sumpton from Comberland and lived at Durham Lead
10 Children 1. Alfred Wilson Simpton 1867 #14536
2. Julia Eliza Beardon 1873 #7887 - 1963 #19328 aged 90
3. Emma Jane Pearce Beardon 1875 #938 - 1943 #12361 aged 68
4. Thomas Henry Beardon 1877 #8129
5. George William Beardon 1879 #23572
6. Alice Mary Beardon 1882 #3052
7. Mabel Sarah Beardon 1884 #2874
8. Beatrice Lucy Beardon 1886 #3267 - 1959 #1182 aged 72
9. Gerte Mildred Beardon 1892 - 1912 #1417 aged 20 years
10. Arth Leslie Beardon 1893 - 1907 #12307 aged 14 years
4. Thomas Henry Beardon 1877 #8129 wed 1905 #7666 to Mary Armour Anderson 1883 - 1946 #5851 aged 63 daughter of Catherine Kerr and Francis Anderson
6. Alice Mary Beardon 1882 #3052 wed 1909 #7938 to Gilbert Penrose 1873 #3535 born at Maldon and lived at Charlton, Kilmore, 2 Children
7. Mabel Sarah Beardon 1884 #2874 wed 1912 #671 to George Sutherland and lived at South Yarra, Kilmore, Footscray
3 Children 1. Gerte Mildred Sutherland 1913 #26181
2. Ennis George Sutherland 1915 #13930
3. Beatrice Mabel Sutherland 1918 #19433
2. Thos Chas Pearce Beardon 1850 - 1927 #14442 aged 77 wed 1878 #4269 to Emma Jane Wood 1857 - 1921 #6201 aged 64, and lived at Geelong
10 Children 1. Eva Isabella Beardon 1880 #2844 - 1880 #4324 lived 2 months
2. Louisa Mary Beardon 1882 #2907
3. Ethel May Beardon 1884 #2725
4. William Geo Thos Beardon 1886 #3142 - 1971 #22657 aged 85
5. Mabel Edith Beardon 1889 #3890 - 1977 #20761 aged 88
6. Maud Evelyn Beardon 1891 #12981 - 1983 #4691 aged 92
7. Laura Winifred Beardon 1895 #21164
8. Clarence Edgar Beardon 1898 - 1962 #10540 aged 64
9. Ernest Charles Beardon 1900 #3443 - 1976 #8569 aged 76
10. Percy Jno Beardon 1903 #25813 - 1981 #4116 aged 80
11. Stanley Gilbert Beardon 1905 #18507
3. Ethel May Beardon 1884 #2725 wed 1910 #8318 to Alex Warren 1887 #4189, 3 Children
4. William Geo Thos Beardon 1886 #3142 - 1971 #22657 aged 85 wed 1911 #402 to Lilian Alice Richardson 1887 #21481 - 1943 #15806 aged 55 daughter of Mary Jane Allen and Charles Richardson
1st Child 1. Elma Lilian Beardon 1918 #11659
4. Clarissa Eliza Beardon Dec 1852 wed 1877 #277 to Thomas Bradley from Birmingham, and lived at Ballarat
5 Children 1. Ada Miriam Bradley 1879 #20786
2. Clara Alice Bradley 1881 #20936
3. Rosetta May Bradley 1883 #21124
4. George Lilford Bradley 1885 #23156
5. Edith Amelia Bradley 1888 #552
5. Gilbert William Beardon 1858 #11961 - 1905 #7761 aged 47, wed 1887 #1194 to Martha Marshall 1862 #4267 - 1912 #8502 aged 50, born at Tarnagulla, lived at Sebastopol
7 Children 1. Gertrude Gladys Beardon 1888 #6626
2. Beatrice Linda Beardon 1889 #7455
3. Elsie Louisa Beardon 1891 #6917 - 1891 #12319 lived 8 months
4. Raymond Cyril Gilbert Beardon 1893 #7465
5. Dulcie Moina Beardon 1896 #14863 wed 1920 #2570 to Roy Regd Lister
6. Wm Beardon 1901 #24338 - 1901 #12399 lived 1 day
7. Adeline Alfreda Beardon 1904 #566
2. Beatrice Linda Beardon 1889 #7455 wed 1912 #5713 to Spencer Williams Roberts 1887 #8387 son of Susan Williams and Thomas Roberts, and lived at Ballarat East
1st Child 1. Herbt Spencer Roberts 1913 #27988
6. Jane Adelaide Beardon 1862 #6942 wed 1883 #2127 to Charles Overall 1858 #17493, 9 Children



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