I am collating all the BEARDs (General)

by Alf Beard @, FOD and Gloucestershire, Monday, March 07, 2005, 09:38 (5750 days ago)

I am collating ALL the BEARDs of Gloucestershire.

Anyone that could help or would like to exchange information it would be appreciated.

I am collating all the BEARDs

by vincentneall, Monday, June 08, 2009, 23:42 (4196 days ago) @ Alf Beard

Hi Alf

I have begun trying to work out my family ancestry from the Forest of Dean area. My mother was Betty Beard and her father Joseph Beard came from Coldharbour (Oxenhall) near Newent. I have traced back my grandfather's ancestry via another Joseph and two John Beards.

Anyway, I've seen your name appear on information associated with the Oxenhall and Newent areas and churches elsewhere on the internet, so thought I'd make contact.

Vince Neall
Palmerston North
New Zealand

I am collating all the BEARDs

by Varian Brown, Monday, October 26, 2009, 07:56 (4056 days ago) @ Alf Beard

Hi Alf,
Thanks for all the work you do on the BEARD family, I'm pretty much a beginner, but gradually becoming hooked! It's slow work though, living in Western Australia, but I'm a game girl!
My father was Stanley Silvey Beard,b 1897, son of Thomas Edwards Beard b1835 and Mary Ann Silvey b1837.
Plenty of people seem to have details of Samuel Beard b1829, but not much on T.E.
However... I went to Northam W.A. and found gravestones in an old cemetry which may be of some interest:-
In loving memory of
CORNELIEUS BEARD
Born in Gloucestershire England 1830
and departed this life on May 28th 1900
aged 70 years then the following...
Cornelieus beard it was my name,
and Northam was my station,
Heaven is my dwelling place,
and Christ is my salvation.

Now I am dead and in my grave,
and all my bones are rotten,
this little verse will tell my name,
when I am quite forgotten.

Erected by his loving wife Mary Beard and children.
--------------------
In same plot was
Sacred to the memory of
SARAH BEARD
the beloved wife of
CORNELIS BEARD
who died on the 21st March 1884
aged 55 years

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband, family and friends.

Hope this will be of interest.
regards, Varian

Cornelius BEARD 1830 Tetbury

by slowhands, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Monday, October 26, 2009, 08:35 (4056 days ago) @ Varian Brown

a little out of scope for this board - however he was a Gloster boy in a foreign land so....

1841
Stephen Beard abt 1791 Gloucestershire, England Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Rebecca Beard abt 1792 Gloucestershire, England Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Charles Beard abt 1821 Gloucestershire, England Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Stephen Beard abt 1823 Gloucestershire, England Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Job Beard abt 1825 Gloucestershire, England Tetbury, Gloucestershire
View Record Mous Beard abt 1827 Gloucestershire, England Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Ellen Beard abt 1829 Gloucestershire, England Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Cornelius Beard abt 1831 Gloucestershire, England Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Name: Cornelius Beard
Name: Sarah Strange
Year of Registration: 1848
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
District: Tetbury
County: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire
Volume: 11
Page: 651


1851
Cornelius Beard abt 1830 Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England Head Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Sarah Beard abt 1828 Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England Wife Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Frederick Beard abt 1849 Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England Son Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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Thomas Edwards BEARD 1835 - 1900 Lydney

by slowhands, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Monday, October 26, 2009, 08:41 (4056 days ago) @ Varian Brown

My father was Stanley Silvey Beard,b 1897, son of Thomas Edwards Beard b1835 and Mary Ann Silvey b1837.
Plenty of people seem to have details of Samuel Beard b1829, but not much on T.E.

Year: 1807
Month: May
Day: 31
Parents_Surname: EDWARDS
Child_Forenames: Hanna
Fathers_Forenames: Thomas
Mothers_Forenames: Hanna
Mothers_Surname:
Residence:
Occupation:
Officiating_Minister:
Event: Baptism
Memoranda: D[aughte]r of
Notes: Confirm forename spelt Hanna. Any abbreviated forenames have been expanded to the full name
Register_Reference: P209 IN 1/2
Page_Number: 84
Parish_Chapel: Lydney


Year: 1826
Month: Apr
Day: 30
Grooms_Surname: BEARD
Grooms_Forenames: William
Grooms_Age:
Groom_Condition: Bachelor
Grooms_Occupation:
Grooms_Residence: of this Parish
Grooms_Fathers_Surname:
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames:
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation:
Brides_Surname: EDWARDS
Brides_Forenames: Hannah
Brides_Age:
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Occupation:
Brides_Residence: of this Parish
Brides_Fathers_Surname:
Brides_Fathers_Forenames:
Brides_Fathers_Occupation:
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Date_of_Banns:
Signature_or_Mark: He marks she signs
Witness_1: Mark of John Arman [?]
Witness_2: Mark of Mary Anne Edwards
Other_Witnesses:
Officiating_Minister: J Formby
Event: Marriage
Memoranda:
Notes: Witness 1. John Capner?
Register_Reference: PFC 209 IN 1/10
Page_Number: 36
Parish_Chapel: Lydney


Year: 1835
Month: Mar
Day: 1
Parents_Surname: BEARD
Child_Forenames: Thomas Edwards
Fathers_Forenames: William
Mothers_Forenames: Hannah
Mothers_Surname:
Residence: The New Mills
Occupation: Furnace-man in Iron Works
Officiating_Minister: H.C.H.Hawkins Curate
Event: Baptism
Memoranda: Son of
Notes:
Register_Reference: PFC 209 IN 1/3
Page_Number: 143
Parish_Chapel: Lydney

1841
William Beard abt 1801 Gloucestershire, England Lydney, Gloucestershire
Hanah Beard abt 1811 Gloucestershire, England Lydney, Gloucestershire
Lydia Beard abt 1828 Gloucestershire, England Lydney, Gloucestershire
Samuel Beard abt 1830 Gloucestershire, England Lydney, Gloucestershire
John Beard abt 1834 Gloucestershire, England Lydney, Gloucestershire
Thomas Beard abt 1836 Gloucestershire, England Lydney, Gloucestershire
Hannah Beard abt 1838 Gloucestershire, England Lydney, Gloucestershire
Emma Beard abt 1840 Gloucestershire, England Lydney, Gloucestershire


1851
William Beard abt 1801 Fremeldode, Gloucestershire, England Head Lydney, Gloucestershire
Hannah Beard abt 1807 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Wife Lydney, Gloucestershire
Samuel Beard abt 1829 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Son Lydney, Gloucestershire
Thomas Beard abt 1835 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Son Lydney, Gloucestershire
Elizabeth Beard abt 1837 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Daughter Lydney, Gloucestershire
Emma Beard abt 1839 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Daughter Lydney, Gloucestershire


1861
Thomas E Beards abt 1835 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Head Lydney, Gloucestershire


1871
Thomas Beard 36
Mary Ann Beard 34
John Thomas Beard 10
Albert E Beard 6
Eva Beard 5
Harry Beard 2

1881
Thomas E. Beard abt 1835 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Head Lydney, Gloucestershire
Mary Ann Beard abt 1838 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Wife Lydney, Gloucestershire
John Thomas Beard abt 1861 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Son Lydney, Gloucestershire
Albert E. Beard abt 1865 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Son Lydney, Gloucestershire
Josiah Beard abt 1880 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Son Lydney, Gloucestershire


1891
Thos E Beard abt 1835 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Head Lydney, Gloucestershire
Mary Ann Beard abt 1838 Epney, Gloucestershire, England Wife Lydney, Gloucestershire
Josiah Beard abt 1880 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Son Lydney, Gloucestershire
Henry Beard abt 1888 Lydbrock, Gloucestershire, England Grandson Lydney, Gloucestershire

Year: 1900
Month: Dec
Day: 6
Surname: BEARD
Forenames: Thomas Edwards
Residence: Lydney
Age_at_death: 65
Officiating_Minister: Llewellyn Roberts Wesleyan Preacher
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: Lydney P209 IN 1/14
Page_No: 68
Parish_Chapel: Lydney

1901
Albert E Beard abt 1865 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Head Lydney, Monmouthshire
Fanny K Beard abt 1868 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Wife Lydney, Monmouthshire
Ralph H Beard abt 1890 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Son Lydney, Monmouthshire
Christina Beard abt 1893 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Daughter Lydney, Monmouthshire
Thomas J Beard abt 1895 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Son Lydney, Monmouthshire
Stanley J Beard abt 1897 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Son Lydney, Monmouthshire
Elsie K Beard abt 1899 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Daughter Lydney, Monmouthshire
Josiah Beard abt 1880 Lydney, Gloucestershire, England Brother Lydney, Monmouthshire

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Ἀριστοτέλης A Gloster Boy in the Forest of Dean ><((((*>

Thomas Edwards BEARD 1835 - 1900 Lydney

by Varian Brown, Thursday, November 05, 2009, 04:55 (4046 days ago) @ slowhands

Thanks again for all the info. MUCH appreciated.Sorry for tardy reply.
I took photos of the Cornelius Beard gravestones, so if anyone is related and wants photos I can send them.
In the thread I see ref. to "trowmen", (in the words of an infamous Aussie politician) "Please explain"!! Have no idea what it means.
cheers,

Trow(man)

by slowhands, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Thursday, November 05, 2009, 08:27 (4046 days ago) @ Varian Brown

http://www.forum.forest-of-dean.net/index.php?id=16361


A trow was a type of cargo boat found in the past on the River Severn in Great Britain and used to transport goods. The mast could be taken down so that the trow could go under bridges, such as the bridge at Worcester and the many bridges up and downstream. The mast was stepped in a three sided frame open at the rear but closed with an iron pin or rope lashing. From the top of the mast a forestay ran down to the bow winch. To lower the mast the pin was removed and the winch slackened off to let the mast fall towards the stern. The reverse operation pulled the mast up.

One such Trow, called "Joan", was owned by a timber merchant called Oliver Luff. He used her to bring timber from Tintern, Monmouthshire into 'The Back' now called 'Welsh Back' in Bristol's Floating Harbour, where he owned two timber yards. A pub, the Llandoger Trow is situated in Bristol. Trows were sea-worthy, as with an added keel they could take 90 tons of salt from Droitwich to France across the English Channel. The flat bottomed Trows sailed on the sea by hauling a twenty foot log of wood under the hull strapped with chains to give 'grip' and stop the hull sliding sideways.


The Ship Inn sign at Brimscombe featuring a Severn Trow There are two traditional types of Severn Trow. Prior to the 1840s the River Severn was tidal up to Worcester. The trows that were used on the tidal portion of the River were called Downstream Trows whilst those that sailed north of Worcester were called Upstream Trows and were smaller. An example of a Downstream Trow, the Spry, is at the Blists Hill site of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. During the summer the flow of water was often very low and so the trows were pulled over the resultant shallows. A rope was attached to the mast and the men who pulled the boats were called bow hauliers. The men would enter into a contract with the captain of the trow in the many pubs which were all along the Severn riverbanks and there was a right of way along the bankside.

BTW it sounds like Crow i.e Tro

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Trow(man)

by Varian Brown, Saturday, November 07, 2009, 07:58 (4044 days ago) @ slowhands

WOW! Thanks so much..that's great.
Whilst the Beard side of my family were slaving away in the tinplate factories, the Silvey and Hyett menfolk were listed as "waterman" and "master mariner".
So now I guess I have some idea what they did.

Trow(man)

by bristolloggerheads @, Saturday, November 07, 2009, 19:41 (4044 days ago) @ Varian Brown

Not sure how true it is for the Wye but as a generalisation watermen on the Severn were the crew of a vessel. The master mariner would have been the captain or trowman.

Peter

Trow(man)

by bristolloggerheads @, Saturday, November 07, 2009, 19:47 (4044 days ago) @ bristolloggerheads

The Beards from the Severn Gorge regularly sailed to Bristol down the Severn. Several appear in the Gloucester Port Books. Suggest that anyone searching for a missing Beard should look at all the river ports especially Worcester, Broseley etc.

Peter

Trow(man)

by shirleybaldwin, Saturday, November 07, 2009, 20:31 (4044 days ago) @ Varian Brown

There is a reference to the Silvey family on www.friendsofpurton.org.uk
Have a look under the genealogy section

Shirley

Trow(man)

by Varian Brown, Sunday, November 08, 2009, 10:36 (4043 days ago) @ shirleybaldwin

Thanks Shirley, I'll get on to that in a minute.
cheers, Varian

Benjamin BEARD bn 1869

by reporter, Monday, October 26, 2009, 09:37 (4056 days ago) @ Alf Beard

Here's my connection - he married my Grandaunt Rhoda Jenkins and produced at least 9 Beardlets....I only have marriage of one of them, Edith Jessington, who married Rowland Tork Winwood in 1915.

Record_ID: 8922
Entry_Number: 235
Year: 1890
Month: Dec
Day: 25
Grooms_Surname: BEARD
Grooms_Forenames: Benjamin
Grooms_Age: 21
Groom_Condition: Bachelor
Grooms_Occupation: Collier
Grooms_Residence: Littledean
Grooms_Fathers_Surname: BEARD
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames: Alfred
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation: Nail Maker
Brides_Surname: JENKINS
Brides_Forenames: Rhoda
Brides_Age: 20
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Occupation: [not stated]
Brides_Residence: Ruspidge (St Johns Cinderford)
Brides_Fathers_Surname: JENKINS
Brides_Fathers_Forenames: Enos
Brides_Fathers_Occupation: Collier
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Date_of_Banns: [not stated]
Signature_or_Mark: Both sign
Witness_1: Enos Jenkins
Witness_2: Eliza Beard
Other_Witnesses:
Officiating_Minister: George A. P. Arbuthnot Rector.
Event: Marriage
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: P 110 IN 1/10
Page_Number: 118
Parish_Chapel: Littledean

Bob Jenkins

Benjamin BEARD bn 1869

by slowhands, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Monday, October 26, 2009, 10:54 (4056 days ago) @ reporter

1911
BEARD BENJAMIN M 1869 42 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEARD RHODA F 1871 40 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEARD ALFRED M 1909 2 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEARD BLANCHE F 1908 3 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEARD EDITH F 1893 18 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEARD EMILY F 1906 5 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEARD ETHEL F 1897 14 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEARD HARRIETT F 1902 9 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEARD JOHN M 1894 17 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEARD LILY F 1901 10 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEARD WINIFRED F 1905 6 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire

marriages to consider

Emily M Beard Dee Jul-Aug-Sep 1934 Westbury-On-Severn Gloucestershire
Winifred I Beard Cox Oct-Nov-Dec 1923 Westbury-On-Severn Gloucestershire
Winifred M Beard Smith Jan-Feb-Mar 1925 Westbury-On-Severn Gloucestershire
Lilian K Beard James Oct-Nov-Dec 1923 Westbury-On-Severn Gloucestershire

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I am collating all the BEARDs

by Roger Griffiths @, Monday, October 26, 2009, 10:50 (4056 days ago) @ Alf Beard

I noticed a William Beard, owner and occupier of a house in Soudley listed under the Duties on Land Values, Finance Act 1910. There's also a large scale OS map with all property numbers annotated (3469 in this case). The maps are in a separate building in Gloucester from the Glos. Cnty. Records and the Public Library.

There was also a Gilbert Beard in Soudley in the 1990's.

Roger

I am collating all the BEARDs

by bristolloggerheads @, Monday, October 26, 2009, 18:11 (4056 days ago) @ Roger Griffiths

Don't forget that the Beards were a well known family of trowmen - loads of them in the Severn Gorge.

I am collating all the BEARDs

by kiwiceltic @, New Zealand, Friday, October 30, 2009, 21:05 (4052 days ago) @ Alf Beard

Elizabeth Ann ELSMORE(Lizzy) (16 January 1842 Ellwood Gloucestershire Eng)
md. John William BEARD
Sorry that is all I know would be interested in known more thanks.
All the best in in research Alf

I am collating all the BEARDs

by A Swan, Saturday, October 31, 2009, 15:30 (4051 days ago) @ kiwiceltic

My great great grandmother ANGELINA MARY ANN COOPER (born 20/11/1841) married SAMUEL BEARD on 28/06/1890 (recorded on this site) having been first married to WILLIAM DAWSON (their daughter NORAH DAWSON was my great grandmother). SAMUEL's father is given as THOMAS BEARD and the witnesses were WILLIAM BEARD and ELLIN BEARD .
A SWAN

I am collating all the BEARDs

by peteressex @, Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 06:20 (4040 days ago) @ A Swan

My post of 09/11/2009 "Sterrey, 29 Albert Street, Lydney" mentions Harold Beard, his wife Florence ("Flo") nee Salcombe, and their Son Peter Thomas Beard. Anecdotally, I understand Peter married a Josy Read.

I haven't been able to find any other related Beards or further information on those just mentioned apart from one suggestion of a death, but in Summer 2007 I noted the grave in St Mary's churchyard, Lydney, of Albert Beard who died aged 88 (I think it says) in 1960.

I have a recollection from childhood, probably from the early to mid 1950s, that the above Harold Beard featured in a piece in the Lydney Observer, a copy of which was posted to my parents in London. Somebody did recently have a rummage in the newspaper archives at Cinderford Library, but without finding such an item.

I am collating all the BEARDs

by beard55, Wednesday, May 05, 2010, 13:32 (3865 days ago) @ Alf Beard

Hi Alf,

I'm from the Northam Beards who moved from Tetbury to Northam, Western Australia in Aug 1857. There were two brothers Cornelius (my great grandfather) and Moses with their wives. I have records of about 1000 to 1500 of their decendants however are keen to know more about their ancestors from Tetbury.

I have been involved with geneolgy research of the Beards for about 20 years

Happy to provide my direct email address however not sure if it is allowed.


Regards

Chris

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