History of the Bean Family opposite page 32.
£29,000 left by Mersea man. Mr Henry Bean of Donibee, Empress Avenue, died on 9 May aged 74. Mr Bean was a nephew of Mr Willoughby John Bean who was well known to the older people on the Island. Their branch of the family settled in the Peldon area soon after Waterloo and farmed land at Peldon, Wigborough and Mersea and for a time at Ongar. Henry Bean was the eldest of a family of three boys and two girsl. He joined up in August 1914, and went through the whole war in the Cyclist Corps. After the death of his parents Henry and his sisters retired to Mersea in 1962. He was a Member of the bowling club.
He was formerly of Steward's Farm, Leavenheath, Colchester.
Essex County Standard 13 September 1968.