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Chris's Ancestors - Beech Family

Beech Family


 

Generation 1

Beech Family Tree Diagram. Beech Family Tree Diagram.
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 Diagram. Beech Family Tree Diagram.

Children of John Beech and Ann:

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


 

Generation 3.

Beech Family Tree Diagram. Beech Family Tree Diagram.

Children of Charles Beech and Mary:

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

Generation 4.

Beech Family Tree Beech Family Tree Diagram.

Children of Peter Beech and Sarah:

Mary Beech (1809 - ),
[baptised on 21st May 1809 at Witton cum Twambrooks.]
John Beech (1810 - ),
[baptised on 28th October 1810 at Witton cum Twambrooks.]
Betsey Beech (1812 - ),
[baptised on 2nd August 1812 at Witton cum Twambrooks.]
Charles Beech (1814 - ),
[born on 4th March 1814, baptised on 25th May 1817 at Witton cum Twambrooks.]
Sarah Beech (1817 to 1862),
[baptised on 25th May 1817 at Witton cum Twambrooks; wife of Thomas Emery (1819 to 1860).]
Eliza Beech (1818 - ),
[born on 19th June 1918, baptised on 18th July 1824 at Witton cum Twambrooks. ]
Ann Beech (1819 - ),
[baptised 10th February 1822, Weverham.]
Caroline Beech (1828 - ),
[born on 4th October 1828, baptised on 9th October 1828 at Witton cum Twambrooks.]
Peter Beech (1831 - ),
[baptised on 23rd January 1831 at Davenham.]
William Beech (1831 - ),
[birth calculated from the 1851 census.]


 

Generation 5.

Emery Family Tree Diagram. Emery Family Tree Diagram.

Children of Thomas Emery and Sarah Beech:

Sarah Ann Emery (1848 to 1930), wife of James Nelson (1845 to 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 Diagram. Beech Family Tree Diagram.

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

Link to the area between Northwich and Middlewich at nls maps Link to the area between Northwich and Middlewich at nls maps
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Google map showing the area around Northwich and Middlewich, Cheshire. Google map showing the area around Northwich and Middlewich, Cheshire.
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 to 1835).

Beech Family Tree Diagram. Beech Family Tree Diagram.

Charles' Baptism:

Link to Middlewich at nls maps Link to Middlewich at nls maps
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Google map showing Middlewich, Cheshire. Google map showing Middlewich, Cheshire.

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 maps Link to Witton cum Twambrooks, Northwich at nls maps
Link to Witton cum Twambrooks, Northwich at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Witton cum Twambrooks, Northwich at Old-Maps.co.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.



 

Peter Beech (1790 - 1848).

Beech Family Tree Beech Family Tree Diagram.

Peter's Baptism:

Link to Witton cum Twambrooks, Northwich at nls maps Link to Witton cum Twambrooks, Northwich at nls maps
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Google map showing Witton-Cum-Twambrooks, (now part of Northwich), Cheshire. Google map showing Witton-Cum-Twambrooks, (now part of Northwich), Cheshire.

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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Google map showing Witton-Cum-Twambrooks, (now part of Northwich), Cheshire. Google map showing St Helen, Witton"

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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Google map showing Sandiway, Cheshire. Google map showing Sandiway, Cheshire.
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 maps Link to Winnington, Northwich, Cheshire at nls maps
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Google map showing Winnington, Cheshire. Google map showing Winnington, Cheshire.
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).

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

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Google map showing Weaverham, Cheshire. Google map showing Weaverham, Cheshire.
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.

Link to Rawsthorne Square at nls maps Link to Rawsthorne Square at nls maps
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Google map showing Rawsthorn Square. Google map showing Rawsthorn Square.
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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Google map showing Four Ways, Rowley Regis. Google map showing Four Ways, Rowley Regis
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 to 1862).

Beech Family Tree Beech Family Tree Diagram.

Sarah's Baptism:
Witton:
25th May 1817.

Link to Witton cum Twambrooks, Northwich at nls maps Link to Witton cum Twambrooks, Northwich at nls maps
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Google map showing Witton-Cum-Twambrooks, (now part of Northwich), Cheshire Google map showing Witton-Cum-Twambrooks, (now part of Northwich), Cheshire
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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Google map showing Rawsthorn Square. Google map showing Rawsthorn Square.
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 maps Link to the approximate position of Brunswick Vale in 1841 at nls maps
Link to the approximate position of Brunswick Vale in 1841 at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to the approximate position of Brunswick Vale in 1841 at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the approximate position of Brunswick Vale in 1841. Google map showing the approximate position of Brunswick Vale in 1841.

Meanwhile, young Sarah Beech, (as Sarah Beach), aged 25, 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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Google map showing New Bird Street, Liverpool Google map showing New Bird Street, Liverpool
Sarah Beech married Thomas Emery on 25th September 1848 at St Nicholas, Liverpool.
Thomas Emery, of full age, batchelor, labourer, of New Bird Street, Liverpool.
Thomas' father: Isaac Emery, tailor.
Sarah Beech, of 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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Google map showing position of Malone Salt Yard, Toxteth Park. Google map showing position of Malone Salt Yard, Toxteth Park.
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 maps Gregson Street, Toxteth Park at nls maps
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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).