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Joseph Beer, Joseph Beeson, Henry Begelhole,
John Beith, Charles Robert Belcher, James Belfield,



Joseph Beer

Joseph Beer from Cornwall wed 1889 #7270 to Grace Watters and lived in Wandiligong
5 children 1. Eric Victor Beer 1901 #15038
2. Jos Beer 1890 #37211
3. John Thomas Beer 1893 #27237
4. Lilian Vera May Beer 1895 #33358
5. Clarice Irene Grace Beer 1898 #29786

Joseph Beeson

Letter from on Sat, 8 Jan 2005, giving 4 children born after 1888

Joseph Beeson 1834 - 1904 #4728 aged 70, son of Mary King and Joseph Beeson died at Echuca. Joseph Beeson aged 24 came to Melbourne April 1858 on the Eagle.
He wed 1859 #2446 to widow Christiana Masters 1827 - 1872 #7621 aged 45, daughter of Sarah and Joseph Brooks and had no children.
Joseph Beeson wed (2) in 1875 #1337 to Christina Elizabeth Douglas 1853 - 1937 #16181 aged 84 and lived near Echuca

11 Children 1. William John Beeson 1875 #8695R
2. Christina Beatrice Evelyn Beeson 1877 #2247
3. Annie Florence Jane Beeson 1878 #15521
4. Joseph Thomas Beeson 1880 #22245
5. Mary Emma Frances Beeson 1882 #15707
6. Walter Douglas Beeson 1884 #21479
7. Christiana Isabel May Beeson 1886 #25771
8. Florence Lucy Elizabeth Beeson 1889 #2950 Echuca
9. Arthur Harold Beeson b. 1891, 1892 #3501 - 1892 #10054 lived 1 year
10. Arthur Harold Beeson 1893 $21978 - 1902 #9372 lived 9 years
11. Elsie Victoria Beeson 1899 #10094

2. Christina Beatrice Evelyn Beeson 1877 #2247 wed 1898 #3390 to Horace Nankevell (Nankivell) 1874 #11900 - 1955 #21118 aged 81, son of Sarah Jane Purvis and Robert Nankivell, 5 Children
3. Annie Florence Jane Beeson 1878 #15521 wed 1899 #6557 to Joseph Bird and lived at Pine Grove, 4 Children
4. Joseph Thomas Beeson 1880 #22245 wed 1908 #6166 to Lilly Ann Aird 1881 - 1964 #25695 aged 83 lived at Pine Grove
3 children  1. Muriel Adeline Beeson 1909 #10353
2. Lilly Ann Christina Beeson 1911 #31082 - 1977 #3341 wed Cooper
3. Robt Thos Stanley Beeson 1917 #2950
5. Mary Emma Frances Beeson 1882 #15707 wed 1905 #4160 to Albert Bernet Leslie Lawson 28-Jan 1883 born at Longford, Tasmania
6. Walter Douglas Beeson 1884 #21479 - 1965 #2974 aged 80, wed 1914 #1654 to Sarah Adelaide Aird 1889 - 1973 #21144 aged 84,
3 Children 1. Walter Albert Beeson 1916 #11353 - 1975 #18232 aged 59
2. Robert William Beeson 10 Mar 1919, married 27 Dec 1941 to Lola Mary Arnold 3 Nov 1918, 3rd child of Emily Riordan and George Arnold
3. Ann Elizabeth Beeson 1923 - 1945 #21204 aged 22, wed Fimmel, died at Rochester.
7. Christiana Isabel May Beeson 1886 #25771 wed 1916 #3491 to David Arnold 1879 - 2 Apr 1941 #17184 aged 61, and lived at Echuca

On Fri, 7 Mar 14, , wrote: David Arnold's parents were Henry Arnold wed 1865 #3680 to Susan Liddy c1844 - 1921 #1417 dau of Bridget Halley and Martin Liddy

Susan Liddy aged 14 came Mar 1858 on the Rodney
The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 15 March 1858
The Emigration Commissioners despatched the Rodney, from Plymouth, on the 25th December, for Melbourne, with l8 married couples, 115 single men, 121 single women, and 30 children, total 310 souls ; equal to 287 statute adults, nil of whom were Irish. Surgeon-superintendent, Mr. J. R. Sumner.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. Wednesday 31 March 1858 Shipping Arrived.
March 29.-Rodney, ship, 877 tons, A. Bissett; from London via Plymouth 25th December, with 309 Government Immigrants. James R. Turner, Esq., surgeon-superintendent. Holmes, White, and Co.,agents.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. Monday 5 April 1858, Labour Market -
The immigrants by the Rodney conslst of The immigrants by the Rodney conslst of l8 married couples, 111 single men, 120 single women, 23 boys, and 16 girls. They are all of tbe assisted class, and although only received at the Depot on the 1st Apr, have, with few exceptions, been already removed by relatives and friends.
Rodney atill in Hobsons Bay on Thursday 15 April 1858, on Kay 17.- Rodney, ship, 878 tons, A. BoBset, for Guam, in ballast, and sailed 20 May

10 single women aged 14, 10 single women aged 15 and 10 single women aged over 39 who appear to be widows with children, 138 single women, 23 boys, and 16 girls.

1 Child 1. Alice May Arnold 1916 #28974
11. Elsie Victoria Beeson 1899 #10094 wed 1918 #3840 to Archibald McCallum and lived in Carlton
He may be John Archibald A McCallum 1893 #28416
1 Child 1. Jessie Florence McCallum 1918 #9599 - 1979 #8617 aged 60, wed Thomas

Henry Begelhole

See web site BeagleholeTree to find Henry Begelhole 1839 son of William Begelhole 1817 (the elder) married on July 18, 1837 to Margaret Elisabeth Treloar (1819-1846) with Children: Henry (1839), Elizabeth (1840), Margaret (1843), William John (1845)

Henry Begelhole wed 1861 #4215 to Mary Jane Jones 1817 - 1871 #7425 aged 54 dau of Mary and James Jones of Cornwall, and lived at Sandhurst

3 Children 1. Amelia Henrietta Begelhole 1862 #17451
2. Emeline Edith Begelhole 1864 #11544 - 1881 #2805 lived 17 years
3. Clara Isabel Begelhole 1866 #11039
1. Amelia Henrietta Begelhole 1862 #17451 wed 1881 #1912 to John Williams from Cornwall,
5 Children 1. Richard Henry Williams 1881 #19355
2. Albert John Williams 1882 #25479 - 1882 #13277 lived 3 months
3. William James Williams 1884 #5322 - 1884 #2820 lived 2 months
4. Herbert John Williams 1885 #21327 - 1886 #3506 lived 6 months
5. Henrietta Isabel Williams 1887 #6776
5. Henrietta Isabel Williams 1887 wed 1904 to Henry Adolphous Dettmering


3. Clara Isabel Begelhole (1866) wed James Trembath Nankervis on 14 Sept 1886, at the home of her father Henry Begelhole, Golden Square Vic. Children: Herbert (1887), Florence (1889), Percival (1890), Leslie Vernon (1904)

Vic Index has
Clara Isabel Begethole wed 1886 to William James Nankervis,
so I assume he is William James Tr Nankervis 1863 #14190 son of Thomas and Joanna Trembath at Fryer's Creek, which includes Trembath as a birth name.
Other choice is William James Nankervis 1860 #2853 son of Andrew James and Margary Nankervis at Cres


Clara Isabel Begethole wed 1886 #4079 to William James Nankervis

John Beith

See Sharon's Family web page.
IGGI Submitter: Sharon Bakewell PO Box 30, WOY WOY, NSW, 2256, Australia
John Beith wed 19 Dec 1815 to Mary Conley at Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland

John Beith 42, c1795 - 4 Apr 1868 #3282 son of Mary and John Beith of Scotland, arrived at Port Phillip in Oct 1839 on the David Clarke with Mary Conley 36 and 5 children

5 Children 1. Alexander Beith c1820
2. Daniel Conolly Beith 1822 - 1869 #4674 aged 47
3. Elizabeth Beith 1823 - 1871 #6563 aged 48 born in Scotland
4. John Beith 1826 - 1871 #4417 aged 45 5. Christiana Beith c1827
1. Alexander Beith c1820 wed 1843 to Amelia Mary Ann Sindon/Evans who died 17 May 1873
3 Children 1. Theophilus Snider Beith 1844 #13841 - 1868 #4581 aged 24
2. John Evans Beith 1848 - 1849
3. Mary Ann Beith 1851 - 1873 #4823 aged 22.
1. Theophilus Beith 1844 - 1868 #4581 aged 24 wed 1865 #2515 to Rachel Riddle/Riddell and lived at Melbourne
Rachel Madeline Beith wed 1871 #1076 to Richard Evens and lived at Collingwood, Emerald Hill
2 Children 1. John Alexander Beath 1866 #9959 - 1866 #8551 lived 20 days
2. Louisa Beath 1867 #16399
4 Children 3. Mary Ann Madeline Evens 1870 #17299 died?
4. Theophilus Wm Evans 1873 #1632
5. Mary Madgalene Evans 1876 #16024
6. Fanny Louisa Evans 1879 #21627 - 1882 #2470 lived 2 years died at Imgts Home
2. Daniel Conolly Beith 1822 - 1869 #4674 aged 47 of Scotland wed 1845 #3491 to Mary Stephens at the Methodist / Wesleyan Church Geelong and lived at Geelong.
Mary Beith nee Stephens wed Henry Mckenzie
2 Children 1. Elizabeth Beith 1846 #32184
2. Daniel Beith 1850 #22543 - 1883 #227 died at Ballarat East
1. Elizabeth Beith 1846 #32184 wed 1867 #2407 to James Goding 10, c1847
2. Daniel Beith 1850 #22543 - 1883 #227 aged 34 wed 1869 #3517 to Betsy Patworth 1854 - 1871 #4717 aged 17 years dau of Mary Baird and Robert Patworth born in Adelaide
Daniel Connelly Beith wed 1881 #5768 to Mary Ann Hyatt 1861 #20848
Mary Ann Beith nee Hyatt wed 1884 #5130B to Lauretz Olsen from Norway
2 Children 1. Mary Anne Beith 1870 #4194 mother Betsy
2. Betsey Beith 1871 #11046
3 Children
of Mary
3. Daniel Connelly Beith 1882 #14203
4. Edward Albert Olsen 1885 #7873
5. Laurits Olsen 1886 #24010
3. Elizabeth Beith 1823 - 1871 #6563 aged 48 born in Scotland, wed c1856 to Irwin Byrne 1818 - 1861 #6518 aged 43
6 Children 1. Mary Jane Byrne 1848 - 1864 #6155 lived 16 years
2. Johnson Byrne c1850
3. Abraham Byrne 1853 - 1875 #13866 lived 22 years
4. Lillie Byrne c1855
5. Twin Christiana Byrne 1857 - 1867 #4781 lived 10 years
6. Twin Irwin Byrne 1857 - 1859 #5489 lived 2 years
4. John Beith 1826 - 1871 #4417 aged 45 wed c1861 to Barbara Haugh and lived in Melbourne, Sandridge
5 Children 1. Robert Beith 1862 #3903 - 1862 #8540 lived 9 months
2. John Beith 1863 #17284 - 1885 #6406 aged 21
3. Isabella Jane Beith 1962 - 1885 #6397 aged 23 is she Unnamed Female Beith 1866 #23941
4. William Agnew Beith 1868 #26207
5. Unnamed Female - Margaret Beith 1871 #5294 - 1875 #8809 lived 4 years
5. Christiana Beith c1827 wed 1849 #5393 at Church of England, St James, Melbourne to John Noble 1814 - 1862 #7624 aged 48 son of Mary Perry Unknown and David Noble
5 Children 1. Twin John Noble 1849 #28091 lived 21 days
2. Twin Christina Noble 1849 #28093 lived 21 days
3. William John Noble 1849 #16564 - 1872 #9239 aged 23
4. Twin Isabella Noble 1852 #11619 christened at Primitive Methodist, Melbourne - 238
5. Twin Catherine Noble 1852 #11635 christened at Primitive Methodist, Melbourne - 238

Charles Robert Belcher

Charles Robert Belcher 26 came Dec 1858 on the Roxburgh Castle with Sarah Maria Holloway 26 and lived at Ararat, Dunolly. Inglewood
4 Children 1. George Thomas Belcher 1859 #21329 - 1860 #2590 lived 4 months 2. Charles Frederick Belcher 1861 #22695
3. Ellen Belcher 1863 #7634
4. Benjamin Edward Belcher 1865 #8277
5. Eliza Belcher 1867 #14501
6. Walter Belcher 1871 #3115
6. Walter Belcher 1871 #3115 wed 1894 #919 to Mary Peart 1870 #15345 and lived at Dunolly
3 Children 1. Doris Belcher 1895 #2938
2. Annie Holloway Belcher 1897 #2836
3. Robt Edwd Belcher 1900 #18434

James Belfield

The Covenanter came Jan 1855 with 430 Assisted British Immigrants including James Belfield 26 Sarah Belfield 22 and Aron Belfield infant

Possible matches are Thomas Wareing wed Sarah Fordoff 14 May 1828 St Chad'S, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
Sarah Ann Wareing Birth: 14 Oct 1832 Christening: 03 Dec 1832 Greenacres Independent, Oldham, Lancashire, England Thomas Wareing Mother: Sarah

James Belfield and Sarah Ann Waring 1832 - 1872 #4843 aged 40 daughter of Sarah Tarduff and Thomas Wareing of York, came Jan 1855 and lived in Melbourne suburbs

10 Children 1. Aaron Belfield born 1854 at Sea, died 1855 #4274 lived 10 months
2. Sarah Belfield 1857 #193
3. Elizabeth Belfield 1860 #352 - 1863 #8930 lived 3 years
4. Joel Belfield 1861 #12342 - 1867 #11040 lived 6 years
5. Thomas Belfield 1863 #15502
6. Jane Belfield 1865 #10143
7. Esther Belfield 1867 #9504
8. Ellen Belfield 1868 #24527
9. Mary Belfield 1871 #10245
10. James Samuel Belfield 1872 #10473
5. Sarah Belfield wed 1884 #229 to George Phillips 1856 #14256 and lived at Hotham, 2 Children




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