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George Forsyth Beattie, Crozier Beatty, James Beazley,
Jacob Becker, Louis Becker, Hans Heinrick Beckholt,


Sons of Crozier Beatty


From on Thursday, 1 January, 2009, Copies of wedding of Guy Beatty, and several death certificates.

Three brothers, Stephen Beatty c1832, William Beatty c1846 and Guy Beatty c1852, sons of Crozier Beatty and Elizabeth Macfarlane of Corkhill, Parish of Kilskeery, County Tyrone, Ireland, came to Victoria, but do not appear to have landed at Melbourne.

Stephen Beatty c1832 - 21 Mar 1894, aged 62, was accidentally drowned while trying to cross the Mitta Mitta River near Huon Lane. Not married. Was 42 years in Victoria, so came c1852

William Beatty c1846, from Tyrone aged 24 wed 1870 #3892 to Margaret Jane Lobbin 1847 - 1941 #16503 aged 94 dau of Jane McFebridge and Kenneth Lobban and lived at Yackandandah. William Beatty 1845 - 1906 aged 61 son of Crozier Beatty died at Allan's Flat after 42 years in Victoria (came c1864). He was Witness, with Stephen Beatty, at Guy Beatty's wedding

10 Children 1. Robert Crozier Beatty 1871 #27482
2. Eliza Jane Beatty 1873 #6739
3. William Lobbin Beatty 1874 #20282
4. Stephen Charles Beatty 1876 #20302 wed Florence Amelia Austin
5. Kenneth James Beatty 1878 #20148 wed Gladys Simpson, was Lieut in 5 (Mntd Rifles) Cntgnt and Wounded at Leeuwfontein 19/04/1901, Boer War (1899-1902)
6. George Ernest Beatty 1880 #6648 - 11 Nov 1960 aged 80 years, wed twice, 7 chn
7. Crozier John Beatty 1882 #635 - 17 Aug 1970 aged 88 years. Did not marry
8. Margaret Ann Beatty c1884 from father's death cert
9. Charles Beatty 1886 #14949 - 1886 #7876 lived 1 day
10. Alexander Beatty 1889 #27566 embarked WWI on 7 Mar 1916
3. Wm Lobban Beatty 1874 #20282 wed c1898 to Ada Mary Stuckey 1877 #18132 - 1961 #3001 aged 84 later wed Barr
1st Child 1. Wm Lobban Beatty 1899 #25981
6. George Ernest Beatty 1880 #6648 - 11 Nov 1960 aged 80 years, wed twice, 7 chn First wed aged 26 to Blanche Margaret Burke, born 1884 #23618 dau of Margaret Welsh and John Conway Bourke

From: a Rootsweb item dated 31 Jan 2006
John Conway Bourke the son of Patrick and Elizabeth (Madigan) Bourke was born on the 16th July 1860 at Richmond Victoria and was registered as John Burke Conway NOT John Conway Burke. His parents are listed as Patrick Burke Conway and Elizabeth Conway formerly Madigan. Elizabeth Maddigans marriage in Marylebone England in 1851 shows Patrick's surname as Conway no mention of Burke/Bourke and Patrick's father is recorded as Michael Conway.
On 8th September 1880 John Conway, now calling himself John Conway Bourke aged 21 a Wheelwright of Richmond married Margaret Walsh aged 18 a Machinist also of Richmond at St Ignatius Catholic Church. Johns parents are listed on the marriage certificate as Patrick Conway Bourke and Elizabeth Madigan, Margarets parents are listed as Thomas Walsh and Margaret Hayes. Margaret (Walsh) Bourke died at East Melbourne aged 67 in 1926 (BDM-6571). I have not been able to locate a death entry for John and are looking for help in doing so.
From Peter on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010
George BEATTY wed 1906 #7869 to Blanche Margt Burke
I suspect the death entry in the Vic Index for BEATTY Blanche Margt age 43 registered at Yackandandah, registration No: 3787 for 1923 is Georges 1st wife, however her parents are recorded as Burke James and McMahon Elizabeth instead of Burke John and Welsh (or Walsh) Margaret.
I also located George’s second marriage in the Vic Index, registration No: 13758 for 1924 for BEATTY Geo Ernt. & STEPHENS Cath Ann.
The death certificate of George Beattie lists his children as Kenneth William Beattie aged 53, George Alexander Beattie aged 50, Beatrice Margaret Beattie aged 48, Frederick Charles dec (first child of Catherine), Ernest Robert Beattie 33, Keith Stewart Beattie 29 and Kevin David Beattie 20 - ages on 11 Nov 1960. John and Margaret (Walsh) Bourke had at least the following child:-
Margaret Blanche Bourke born at Collingwood 1884 (BDM-23618). Margaret's mother is listed on the birth entry as Margaret Welsh not Walsh and her father is listed as John Conway Bourke.


Guy Beatty c1852, aged 21, from Tyrone wed 13 Aug 1873 #3304 to Catherine McIntosh aged 19, born in Melbourne, dau of Margaret Stewart and John McIntosh. They named their eldest son Crozier Robert Beatty born 1874-5 and not registered till 1924. Guy's wedding cert identifies his parents as Crozier Beatty and Elizabeth Macfarlane of Corkhill, Parish of Kilskeery, County Tyrone, Ireland,
5 Children 1. Amelia Beatty 1875 #18267
2. Crozier Robert Beatty 1875 #27174X1924
3. John Stephen Beatty 1878 #26544
4. Guy Charles Beatty 1883 #6334
5. Eliza Margaret Beatty 1886 #14948

George Forsyth Beattie

George Forsyth Beattie from Aberdeen wed 1879 #784 to Emma Rickett and lived at Snapper Point.
5 Children 1. George John Beattie 1879 #12176
2. Alexander Beattie 1880 #18810
3. Emma Beattie 1881 #19629
4. Annie Beattie 1883 #19811
5. Nellie Beattie 1887 #6919
Nellie Beattie 1887 #6919 - 1967 #14939 aged 80, wed 1905 #6243 to John Henry Bunn 1882 #5511 - 1947 #10424 aged 65, 3 Children

Own page for George Beaupeurt,

James Beazley

The Boomerang came May 1855 with James Beazley 40, Mrs Beazley 38, James Beazley 13 and George Beazley 5

A possible match (because first children are called Rebecca and William) -
The Ocean Monarch came June 1856 with William Hudson 49, Rebecca Hudson 49, Edward Hudson 20, Emily Hudson 19, Rachel Hudson 16, Jane Hudson 10, Hannah Hudson 9 and Maria Hudson 4

James Beazley c1840 from Oxford wed 1868 #1197 to Anna (Hannah) Hudson from Essex, and lived in Caulfield

6 Children 1. Rebecca Ann Beazley 1869 #7113
2. Lucy Jane Beazley 1871 #22074 - 1872 #3888 lived 8 months
3. Annie Maria Beazley 1873 #8142
4. William Beazley 1875 #14616 - 1876 #852 lived 5 months
5. James Edward Beazley 1877 #14115
6. Minnie Beazley 1882 #5689
3. Rebecca Ann Beazley 1969 #7113 wed 1891 #2373 to James Henry Neville 1867 #15882, lived at Cheltenham then Richmond, 3 children

Jacob Becker

From on Thursday, 23 October, 2008

I have a just received copy of the marriage records for Jacob Becker and Margaret Nern at the Manse, Ararat 20th December 1859. It lists his parents as: Valtin Becker and Margaret Shilling. Her parents: Antone Nern and Anna Elizabeth (not legible).


Jacob Becker aged 17 (c1836) came Sep 1853 on the Ida which came with 100 passengers, foreign surnames
Jacob Becker aged 42 (c1817) came Sep 1859 on the Carlota which came with 62 passengers, foreign surnames

Jacob Becker 1832 - 14 Aug 1916 #11635 aged 84 son of Margaret Shilling and Valtin Becker died at Natimuk, wed 1859 #4237 to Margaret Nern buried as Annie Margareta 1843 - 10 Nov 1907 #13544 aged 64, dau of Anna Elizabeth HAUSER and Antonio Narn at both buried at Quantong Cemetery, Natimuk

10 Children 1. Margaret Becker 1861 #21709 - 1934 #14607 aged 72
2. Elizabeth Becker 1864 #101
3. Valentia Becker 1867 #12239
4. Jacob Becker 1870 #6305 - 1964 #11049 aged 94
5. Louisa Becker 1872 #20898 - 10 Feb 1896 #3280 aged 23
6. Charles Becker 1874 #20451 - 15 Jul 1961 #12591 aged 86
7. Matilda Becker 1877 #138
8. Adolf (Gustav Adoph) Becker 1878 #10658 - 1944 #22757 aged 66
9. Anna Christina Becker 1880 #17660 - 1962 #13409 aged 81
10. Friedrich Wilhelm Becker 1886 #6884 - 1945 #18683 aged 61
1. Margaret Becker 1861 #21709 - 1934 #14607 aged 72 wed 1884 #1258 to Gustav Dumesny 1859 - 1939 #16944 aged 80 and lived at Horsham, 10 Children
2. Elizabeth Becker 1864 #101 does not appear to be the Elizabeth Beatrice Becker who wed 1906 #5449 to James Joseph Whelan and had 6 chn to 1919 at Wonthaggi
1 Child 1. Harold Joseph Becker 1893 #13648
3. Valentine Becker 1867 #12239 born at Ararat, wed 1890 #2375 to Ida/Ada Maria WMina (Ada Wilhelmine) Hinneberg 1868 #2995 and lived at Horsham
4 Children 1. Myrtle Louisa Becker 1890 #23989
2. Ernest Valentine Becker 1891 #33952
3. Herbt Fredk Jacob Becker 1896 #4147
4. Ida Iris Becker 1908 #27683
4. Jacob Becker 1870 #6305 wed 1897 #1549 to Lydia Malvina (Elvina) Davis 1874 #3957 - 1943 #17855 aged 69 daughter of Hulda Roy and Thomas Davies born at Horsham
1 Child 1. Gilbert Richd Becker 1898 #3921 - 1917 #1626 aged 18 years
6. Charles Becker 1874 #20451 - 15 Jul 1961 #12591 aged 86, wed 1902 #6057 to Florence Jemima Forsythe Abt. 1881 - 27 Oct 1928 aged 47 dtr of Robert FORSYTHE & Mary (nee GILLIES) and lived at Dimboola,
and wed second to Lily Maud Murphy 1889 - 1967 aged 78 (parents unknown), all 3 buried at Quantong Cemetery, Natimuk
5 Children 1. Sylvia Ctina Becker 1903 #9966 - 1984 #15570 aged 81, wed Evans
2. Dorothy Margt Becker 1904 #25191 - 1966 #25493 aged 82, wed Struthers
3. Mabel Elizth Becker 1906 #2554
4. Ivy Becker 1907 #26223 - 1980 #16912 aged 73, wed Green
5. Percy Charless Jacob Becker 1909 #26711 - 1979 #25553 aged 70
7. Matilda (Georgina) Becker 1877 #138 wed c1888 to Johannes Fredk Herman Rockstroh/Bockstroh
3 Children 1. Elspeth Matilda Alberta Rockstroh 1889 #26638
2. Clara Dorothea Bockstroh 1891 #27980
3. Herman Oscar Albert Rockstroh 1893 #17226
8. Adolf (Gustav Adoph) Becker 1878 #10658 - 11 Nov 1944 #22757 aged 66 wed 1911 #6420 to Alice Louisa Harris 1876 - 13 Feb 1957 #18018 aged 81 only known child born in Victoria of Emma Anstice and Michael Harris who lived first in South Australia, both died at Horsham
9. Christina Becker 1880 #17660
2 Children 1. Margt Mary Becker 1912 #30609
2. Hector Becker 1914 #3558
10. Friedrich Wilhelm Becker 1886 #6884 - 1945 #18683 aged 61 wed 1913 #5595 to Gerte Alvina Hoffmann and lived at Natimuk
3 Children 1. Eileen Masie Becker 1914 #6215 2. Rita Louisa Becker 1916 #14403 3. Phyllis Gerte Becker 1918 #21837


Louis Becker

Louis Becker 1840 - 1921 #11652 aged 81, son of Harriet Feldman and Joseph Becker from Frankfurt wed 1866 #3020 to Margaret Thomson and lived at Raglan
10 Children 1. Harriet Becker 1867 #10433
2. August Becker 1870 #49
3. Joseph Becker 1872 #6599
4. Margaret Jane Becker 1875 #18580 - 1945 #2833 aged 68 wed Thompson
5. Louisa Becker 1877 #17877 - 1951 #22778 aged 73 wed Bates
6. William Becker 1881 #4905 - 1940 #20224 aged 57
7. Priscilla Becker 1883 #18915
8. Robert Becker 1886 #28900
1. Harriet Becker 1867 #10433 wed 1900 #7706 to James Dunstan and lived at Stawell
1 child 1. James Jno Dunstan 1900 #29935 - 1902 #13745 lived 2 years
3. Joseph Becker 1872 #6599 - 1956 #21900 aged 84 wed 1896 #2418 to Grace Emma Ellen Robinson 1879 - 1944 #367 aged 65 daughter of Martha Curtis and Joseph Robinson
3 children 1. Elvina Margt Mabel Becker 1897 #6665
2. Eric Clarence Jos Becker 1899 #6173 - 1899 #3691 lived 1 month
3. Wm Jos Becker 1900 #31137X1918
5. Louisa Becker 1877 #17877 - 1951 #22778 aged 73 wed 1900 #3626 to Jas Alf Bates 1874 #18152
7. Priscilla Becker 1883 #18915 wed c1914 to William Clohesy and lived at Chelsea
1 child 1. Jean Becker/Clohesy 1915 #31085 - 1920 #5080 lived 4 years
8. Robert Becker 1886 #28900 - 1954 #11292 aged 67 wed 1909 #5295 to Emily Mary Elsie Rainford 1887 #6277 daughter of Christina Ricketts and John Watts Rainford born at Richmond
2 children 1. Bruce Robt Becker 1910 #19354
2. Thelma Margt Becker 1918 #30507

Hans Heinrick Beckholt

Hans Heinrick Beckholt/Bockholt 1821 - 1884 #8676 aged 63, son of Cath Maria Fabel and Hans Heinrich Bockholt died at Elmore, and Magdalina Claussen / Clangsen came c1858 and lived at Sandhurst then at Rushworth
6 Children 1. Minna Magdalina Beckholt 1859 #16268
2. Amada Maria Beckholt 1860 #16488
3. Reinhard Bockholt 1862 #17119
4. Rudolph Bockholt 1864 #11245
5. William Henry Bockholt 1867 #10641
6. Henrich Bockholt 1870 #18725
Minna Magdalena Bockholt/Beckholt 1859 #16268 born at Sandhurst, wed 1876 #2654 to Thomas Bazeley from Cornwall and lived at Whroo, 5 children
Amanda Maria Bockholt wed 1882 #6000 to William James Brown and lived at Sandhurst
3 Children 1. Reuben Rudolph William Brown 1884 #5225
2. Norman Stephen Victor Brown 1885 #21241
3. Alma Amanda Magdalena Brown 1887 #27896



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