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Chris's Ancestors - Beech Family

Beech Family


Generation 1 Beech Family Tree

John Beech (birth date unknown yet ) husband of Ann (c18th - ) (surname unknown yet )
John and Ann lived in North Cheshire in the last quarter of the 18th century.

Generation 2 Beech Family Tree

Offspring of John and Ann

Thomas (1765 - )
[baptised 28th April 1765, Middlewich; husband of Sarah Littler, father of Richard Beech (1788 - )]
Charles Beech (1771 - 1835)
[baptised 6th January 1771, Middlewich; husband of Mary Moore (1768 - 1837)]
Samuel (1777 - )
[baptised 7th September 1777, Witton cum Twambrooks]


Generation 3 Beech Family Tree

Children of Charles and Mary

Peter Beech (1790 - 1848) husband of Sarah Thompson (1792 - 1854)
Hannah Beech (1791 - )
[baptised 4th September 1791, Witton cum Twambrooks]
Charles Beech (1793 - )
[baptised 7th June 1793, Witton cum Twambrooks]
Susannah Beech (1798 - )
[baptised 29th April 1798, Witton cum Twambrooks]
Hugh Beech (1800 - )
[baptised 1st June 1800, Witton cum Twambrooks]
Sarah Beech (1803 - )
[baptised 13th March 1803, Davenham]
Mary Beech (1805 - )
[baptised 17th November 1805, Witton cum Twambrooks]
Martha Beech (1807 - )
[baptised 24th May 1807, Witton cum Twambrooks]
Ellen Beech (1809 - )
[baptised 21st April 1809, Witton cum Twambrooks]

Generation 4 Beech Family Tree

Children of Peter and Sarah

Mary Beech (1809 - )
[baptised 21st May 1809, Witton cum Twambrooks]
John Beech (1810 - )
[baptised 28th October 1810, Witton cum Twambrooks]
Betsey Beech (1812 - )
[baptised 2nd August 1812, Witton cum Twambrooks]
Charles Beech (1814 - )
[born 4th March 1814, baptised 25th May 1817, Witton cum Twambrooks]
Sarah Beech (1817 - 1862)
[baptised 25th May 1817, Witton cum Twambrooks; wife of Thomas Emery (1819 - 1860)]
Eliza Beech (1818 - )
[born 19th June 1918, baptised 18th July 1824 Witton cum Twambrooks ]
Ann Beech (1819 - )
[baptised 10th February 1822, Weverham]
Caroline Beech (1828 - )
[born 4th October 1828, baptised 9th October 1828, Witton cum Twambrooks]
23rd January 1831, Davenham:
Peter Beech (1831 - )
[baptised 23rd January 1831 at Davenham]

William Beech (1831 - )
[birth calculated from the 1851 census]


Generation 5 Emery Family Tree

Children of Thomas Emery and Sarah Beech

Sarah Ann Emery (1848 - 1930) wife of James Nelson (1845 - 1897)
Ann Ellen Emery (1851 - )
Robert Emery (1852 - )
Charles Emery (1858? - )
Mary Emery (1856 - )
Richard Emery (1859 - )


Further details of Chris's direct Beech ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.



John Beech(c18th - ) Beech Family Tree

John was the husband of Ann - surname not yet known.
They lived in North Cheshire

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1765, baptism of son Thomas. Living in Middlewich.
1771, baptism of son Charles. Living in Middlewich.
1777, baptism of son Samuel. Living in Castle Northwich.


Charles Beech (1771 - 1835) Beech Family Tree

Charles' Baptism

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Middlewich
6th January 1771


Charles' marriage

From the parish records of Witton-Cum-Twambrooks, (now part of Northwich).
Link to Witton cum Twambrooks, Northwich at nls.uk
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24th January 1790
"Charles Beech, batchelor aged 20, and Mary Moors, spinster of this Chapelry, aged 21,
were married in this chapel by banns."

NB. Mary's surname is recorded as either Moors or Moore on different documents.

Baptisms of Charles' children
From the parish records and bishop's transcripts.

20th June 1790, Witton:
Peter, son of Charles Beech of Witton, Blacksmith (son of John and Ann Beech of Castle Northwich) and his wife, Mary

4th September 1791, Witton cum Twambrooks:
Hannah, daughter of Charles Beech of Northwich, Blacksmith (son of John and Ann Beech of Manchester) and his wife, Mary Moore

7th June 1793, Witton cum Twambrooks:
Charles, son of Charles Beech of Northwich, Blacksmith (son of John and Ann Beech of Manchester) and his wife, Mary Moore

29th April 1798, Witton cum Twambrooks:
Susannah, daughter of Charles Beech of Northwich, Blacksmith (son of John and Ann Beech of Manchester) and his wife, Mary Moore

1st June 1800, Witton cum Twambrooks:
Hugh, son of Charles Beech of Leftwich, Smith (son of John and Ann Beech of Manchester) and his wife, Mary Moore (daughter of William and Ann Moore).

13th March 1803, Witton cum Twambrooks:
Sarah, born 22nd January 1803, daughter of Charles Beech of Leftwich, Blacksmith (son of John and Ann Beech of Manchester) and his wife, Mary Moors (daughter of William and Ann Moors of Great Budworth).

22nd January 1803, Witton cum Twambrooks:
Mary, daughter of Charles Beech of Leftwich, Blacksmith (son of John and Ann Beech of Castle) and his wife, Mary.

24th May 1807, Witton cum Twambrooks:
Martha, daughter of Charles Beech of Leftwich, Blacksmith (son of John and Ann Beech of Manchester) and his wife, Mary.

21st May 1809, Witton cum Twambrooks:
Ellen, daughter of Charles Beech of Leftwich, Blacksmith (son of John and Ann Beech of Witton) and his wife, Mary.


Charles' Death

There is a burial registered for a Charles Beech, aged 70, living in Chester but buried in Witton on 31st January 1835. This may refer to "our Charles"
His wife, Mary, was buried in Witton on 16th April 1837, aged 69.


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Peter Beech (1790 - 1848) Beech Family Tree

Peter's Baptism

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Witton:
20th June 1790

From the parish records of Witton-Cum-Twambrooks, (now part of Northwich).
Peter, son of Charles Beech of Witton, Blacksmith (son of John and Ann Beech of Castle Northwich) and his wife, Mary


Peter's marriage From the parish records of Witton-Cum-Twambrooks, (now part of Northwich).

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9th July 1808
"Peter Beech, of this parish, and Sarah Thomson, of this parish,
were married in this church by banns."
In the presence of Anne Massey and Ann Ravenscroft

NB. Sarah's surname is recorded as either Thomson or Thompson on different documents.
Also, Sarah's mother's name is given on her baptism record and on her burial record in 1854 as Mary.
Whereas, on the baptism records of some of her children, Sarah's mother is named as Sarah.

Baptisms of Peter's children
From the parish records and bishop's transcripts.

21st May 1809, Witton:
Mary, daughter of Peter Beech of Witton, Blacksmith (son of Charles and Mary Beech of Witton) and his wife, Sarah

28th October 1810, Witton:
John, son of Peter Beech of Witton, Blacksmith (son of Charles and Mary Beech of Witton) and his wife, Sarah

2nd August 1812, Witton:
Betsey, daughter of Peter Beech of Witton, Blacksmith (son of Charles and Mary Beech of Witton) and his wife, Sarah

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25th May 1817, Witton:
Charles, born 4th March 1814, son of Peter Beech of Sandyway, Blacksmith (son of Charles and Mary Beech of Witton) and his wife, Sarah (daughter of Robert and Sarah Thomson of Manchester)

NB. Charles' mother Sarah's mother is recorded as either Thomson or Thompson on different documents.

25th May 1817, Witton:
Sarah, born 25th January 1817, daughter of Peter Beech of Sandyway, Blacksmith (son of Charles and Mary Beech of Witton) and his wife, Sarah (daughter of Robert and Sarah Thomson of Manchester)

18th July 1824
Link to Winnington, Northwich, Cheshire at nls.uk
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Eliza, born 22nd June 1818, daughter of Peter Beech of Winnington, Blacksmith (son of Charles and Mary Beech of Witton) and his wife, Sarah (daughter of Robert and Sarah Thomson of Manchester)

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13th June 1819, Weverham:
Anne daughter of Peter and Sarah Beech of Weverham, labourer

10th February 1822, Weverham:
Peter, son of Peter and Sarah Beech of Weverham, labourer

9th November 1828
Caroline, born 4th October 1828, daughter of Peter Beech of Winnington, Blacksmith (son of Charles and Mary Beech of Witton) and his wife, Sarah (daughter of Robert and Sarah Thomson of Manchester)

23rd January 1831, Davenham:
Peter, son of Peter and Sarah Beech of Witton, smith

William
We have not yet found a baptism for William but, according to the 1841 census, he was born about 1831. [He would be the only one of Peter's children not baptised. Was William baptised as Peter and known as William? - or a mistake in the register?

Peter moves to Liverpool
1841 Census
Rawsthorne Square

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Peter Beech, age 50, Smith
Sarah Beech, age 50
Eliza Beech, age 15
Caroline Beech, age 13
William Beech, age 10
[Each family member here is listed as being from the same county as the census place, ie Lancashire. This could either mean that this is the wrong family, or that a mistake was made filling in the form. All the rest of the details fit, so we are inclined to believe that this was an error, (deliberate or otherwise).]

Peter's Death

There is a burial registered in the parish of Great Budworth on 14th May 1848, for a Peter Beech, aged 48, living in Anderton.

Peter's widow, Sarah in 1851
Four Ways, Rowley Regis
Sarah, now widowed, is staying with her son, William, who married Jane Webb in 1849

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William Beach, age 20, Boiler Maker, born Northwich, Cheshire
Jane Beach, age 19, at home, born Cradley, Worcestershire
Sarah Beach, age 61, born Northwich, Cheshire
Charles B Beach, age 1, born Rowley Regis, Staffordshire
Benjamin Webb, brother (of Jane), age 21, born Cradley Worcestershire
Matilda Webb, sister (of Jane), age 12, born Cradley, Worcestershire


Sarah, was buried in Witton on 3rd April 1854, aged 66.


Sarah Beech (1817 - 1862) Beech Family Tree

Sarah's Baptism
Witton:
25th May 1817

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From the parish records of Witton-Cum-Twambrooks, (now part of Northwich).
25th May 1817, Witton:
Sarah, born 25th January 1817, daughter of Peter Beech of Sandyway, Blacksmith (son of Charles and Mary Beech of Witton) and his wife, Sarah (daughter of Robert and Sarah Thomson of Manchester)


By 1841 the Beech family had moved to Liverpool.
On the 1841 Census her parents and siblings were at Rawsthorn Square

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Peter Beech, age 50, Smith
Sarah Beech, age 50
Eliza Beech, age 15
Caroline Beech, age 13
William Beech, age 10
[Each family member here is listed as being from the same county as the census place, ie Lancashire. This could either mean that this is the wrong family, or that a mistake was made filling in the form. All the rest of the details fit, so we are inclined to believe that this was an error, (deliberate or otherwise).]

Link to the approximate position of Brunswick Vale in 1841 at nls.uk
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Google map showing the approximate position of Brunswick Vale in 1841

Meanwhile, Sarah Beech (as Sarah Beach) was in service a short distance to the north, in Brunswick Vale, Kirkdale. She was a domestic servant in the home of Thomas Middleton, bookkeeper.


Sarah's marriage

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Sarah Beech married Thomas Emery on 25th September 1848 at St Nicholas, Liverpool
Thomas Emery, full age, batchelor, labourer, of New Bird Street, Liverpool
Thomas' father - Isaac Emery, tailor.
Sarah Beech, full age, spinster, of New Bird Street, Liverpool
Sarah's father, Peter Beech, blacksmith
Witnesses: George Ireland and Margret Ireland

1851 Census
1 Malone Salt Yard, Toxteth Park

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Thomas Emery age 30, Labourer, born Liverpool
Sarah Emery age 29, born Norwich [Northwich] Cheshire
Sarah Emery age 3, born Liverpool
Ann Ellen Emery age 1 month, born Liverpool


Thomas' death
From the death notices in The Liverpool Mercury, Monday March 6th 1860

Feb 29, aged 40, Mr Thomas Emery, Gregson Sreet, Toxteth-Park.

1861 Census
Sarah is now a widow and head of the family
at 71 Gregson Street, Toxteth Park (This later became Greig Street)

Gregson Street, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
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Sarah Emery age 44, Laundress, born Northwich Cheshire
Sarah Emery age 12, born Liverpool
Ann Ellen Emery age 10, born Liverpool
Robert Emery age 9, born Liverpool
Charles Emery age 3?, born Liverpool
Mary Emery age 5, born Liverpool
Richard Emery age 2, born Liverpool


Sarah's Death
(from the burial register of Toxteth Park Cemetery)

Sarah Emery of 71 Gregson Street, was buried on 10th July 1862 at Toxteth Park Cemetery
On the same date and in the same plot, was buried her son Richard


Sarah's daughter, Sarah, married James Nelson in 1870.
Link to "young Sarah" and James on the Nelson Family page