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 History of the Bean Family page 34.

[ wives of Henry John May contd ]



4th wife Mrs Green, a widow with 8 children, two of whom were Daniel and Isaac Green, and four daughters who married respectively to dr Partridge, Mr Charles Cooper, Mr Slee and Mr Mason. She died in 1829 and there is a tablet to her memory in West Mersea Church [  ...
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History of the Bean Family page 34.
[ wives of Henry John May contd ]

4th wife Mrs Green, a widow with 8 children, two of whom were Daniel and Isaac Green, and four daughters who married respectively to dr Partridge, Mr Charles Cooper, Mr Slee and Mr Mason. She died in 1829 and there is a tablet to her memory in West Mersea Church [ TM6_20628 ]

5th Wife Anne Pullen, whose only child Edward died young.

Mr May was an excellent husband to his many wives, and was well known for his charity and kindness in giving to or visiting sick people. He had 2 brothers: Edward who married Mrs Claarke (formerly Miss Messingote) and they lived at Copped Hall, Little Wigborough, which was near Mrs Clarke's home when she married. Her gravestone is behind the church at Little Wigborough. He was buried in the vault at West Mersea.
Mr May's second brother John died at the White House, Peldon, and was buried at West Mersea. He had 4 sons who kept hounds and lived gay lives (My Uncle Harry Bean remembers them well. CFB). One of these sons William, married a daughter of Dr Jones of D'Arcy and she was only 29 when her husband died. They also lived at Copped Hall and had 2 daughters: Elizabeth who died young: Susanna, who married a clergyman.
Mr Thomas Creek was executor for the your widow Mrs William May: he was also her uncle, having married her mother's sister Miss Bullock. Mr Creek married a second wife, a Miss Larcher, and they afterwards adopted their niece, Miss Elizabeth Larcher, a sweet and pretty girl, who married Mr Samuel Baker. Mrs Baker was my mother's oldest and dearest friend, having known each other from early girl hood. (Mrs Barker survived her husband and died in 1917 at Ipswich, where they had lived for many years). Mr Creek carried on at Copped Hall for the widow of William May for one year and the it was taken by a family named Harvey. Mrs May died 18 August 1826.


Photo: Mersea Museum
Image ID FBN_071
Category 1 Families-->Bean / May
Category 2 Places-->Peldon-->People
Category 3 Places-->Wigborough


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