ID FBN / Catherine Frances Burgess

TitleA History of the Bean Family
AbstractA handwritten history of the Bean family and some of the May family. Written by Catherine Frances Burgess (C.F.B.) née Bean 1865 - 1956, but with later additions by others.

The book book has been transcribed, and the pages are also available as images. See FBN* to display the pages.

Accession No. P1077E donated by Mary Catt 1994. Mary's husband John Catt was a brother to Eileen Mary Catt. Eileen was married to Donald Bean, who was a nephew of Catherine Frances Burgess.

For another view of the Bean family, see Bean Family History by Willoughby John Bean.

More:
The Bean Family of Peldon Hall - article from Peldon History Group
AFM_FBN_001 - a family tree of the Bean family built from this book.
AFM_MAY - a family tree of the May family built from this book.

AuthorCatherine Frances Burgess
SourceMersea Museum
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Accession No. P1077E
Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family
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<b>Sir Walter Ogilvie</b> married <b>Lady Mary Douglas</b> a daughter of the Earl of Morton
 Their daughter <b>Mary</b>, married <b>Sir John Grant</b> of Grant in 1484
 <b>Sir James Grant</b>, son & successor of Sir John Grant
 <b>Sir Ludovic Grant</b>, another descendant, married <b>Margaret Ogilvie</b>, daughter of the <b>2nd Earl of Seafield</b> (my great great great great great grandfather )
 (Thus Margaret was my great great great great grandmother)
 Sir Ludovic & Margaret's daughter <b>Janet Grant</b> married
 <b>John Bean</b> of Dishpen
 Their eldest son <John</b> married 1735 <b>Barbara Lorimer</b>
 Their eldest son <b>Alexander</b> married <b>Anne Dickenson</b>
 Their son Edwin Samuel married <b>Frances Green</b>
 Their son <b>Alexander</b> (Peldon) married <b>Eliza Henrietta May</b> (Mersea)
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Copied by Catherine Francis Burgess C.F.B
 3rd daughter of Alexander Bean and Eliza H. May
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Title: History of the Bean Family

Sir Walter Ogilvie married Lady Mary Douglas a daughter of the Earl of Morton
Their daughter Mary, married Sir John Grant of Grant in 1484
Sir James Grant, son & successor of Sir John Grant
Sir Ludovic Grant, another descendant, married Margaret Ogilvie, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Seafield (my great great great great great grandfather )
(Thus Margaret was my great great great great grandmother)
Sir Ludovic & Margaret's daughter Janet Grant married
John Bean of Dishpen
Their eldest son married 1735 Barbara Lorimer
Their eldest son Alexander married Anne Dickenson
Their son Edwin Samuel married Frances Green
Their son Alexander (Peldon) married Eliza Henrietta May (Mersea)

Copied by Catherine Francis Burgess C.F.B
3rd daughter of Alexander Bean and Eliza H. May

Accession No. P1077E

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family
</p> <p> Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, who perished on the scaffold for treason 9 Apr 1747, married Margaret, fourth daughter of Sir Ludovic Grant, and had two sons, Simon and Alexander. The latter died in 1762. The elder son, General Simon Fraser was distinguished for his bravery, and died in 1782. Lord Lovat's one daughter married Macphersie of Cluny.
</p><p>Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, was the tenth Lord and when a mere boy recruited and equipped 300, calmly allowing (?) that he needed a good body of fighting men at his back, so that he could make terms with King William, or take over to St. Germain what would make him welcome to King James ! He seized on the the widow of his kinsman, Amelia, Lady Lovat, daughter of the Marquis of Atholl, and carried her to a wayside inn, where he compelled a priest to read the marriage service and ordered his pipers to drown her screams with their skirling ! For this outrageous act he was was condemned to death - in his absence, for he coolly refused to stand trial and managed to evade arrest. His Clan was devoted to him and it is said that his unfortunate wife, in spite of his brutality, ended by loving him dearly. He betrayed King William to King James, King Louis to Queen Anne. He was doubly treacherous to Cosroyne (?) who trusted him: and Louis XIV, discovering this sent him to the Bastille.  FBN_004
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Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, who perished on the scaffold for treason 9 Apr 1747, married Margaret, fourth daughter of Sir Ludovic Grant, and had two sons, Simon and Alexander. The latter died in 1762. The elder son, General Simon Fraser was distinguished for his bravery, and died in 1782. Lord Lovat's one daughter married Macphersie of Cluny.

Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, was the tenth Lord and when a mere boy recruited and equipped 300, calmly allowing (?) that he needed a good body of fighting men at his back, so that he could make terms with King William, or take over to St. Germain what would make him welcome to King James ! He seized on the the widow of his kinsman, Amelia, Lady Lovat, daughter of the Marquis of Atholl, and carried her to a wayside inn, where he compelled a priest to read the marriage service and ordered his pipers to drown her screams with their skirling ! For this outrageous act he was was condemned to death - in his absence, for he coolly refused to stand trial and managed to evade arrest. His Clan was devoted to him and it is said that his unfortunate wife, in spite of his brutality, ended by loving him dearly. He betrayed King William to King James, King Louis to Queen Anne. He was doubly treacherous to Cosroyne (?) who trusted him: and Louis XIV, discovering this sent him to the Bastille.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family. Page 1.
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It is probable that the name of Bean was deduced from the feudal MacBean, once a small clan, the origin perhaps of another surname not uncommon in those parts, namely Bain.
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Stewart in his sketches of the Highland Clans has marked off Number 18 on his Map of Scotland as the district of the MacIntoshes, including the MacGillerays, MacBeans etc. This district is bounded on the north by Inverness and Aberdoloch.
 The MacGillerays and MacBeans, being small clans, followed the Laird of MacIntosh in wars and forays. The entire population of this district did not probably exceed 3,000 persons, for at the time of the rising in 1766, the military strength was estimated by Forbes at 800 men. This included the lesser clans above.
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The immediate ancestors of the family of Bean, of whome we know anything, were Settled in the lower district of Aberdeenshire called Buchan, and were engaged in farming and salmon fishing in the River Ythan which flows into the sea 10 miles above Aberdeen.
</p><p>Bean motto Touch not the cat bat ar glove.
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Title: History of the Bean Family. Page 1.

It is probable that the name of Bean was deduced from the feudal MacBean, once a small clan, the origin perhaps of another surname not uncommon in those parts, namely "Bain".

Stewart in his sketches of the "Highland Clans" has marked off Number 18 on his Map of Scotland as the district of the MacIntoshes, including the MacGillerays, MacBeans etc. This district is bounded on the north by Inverness and Aberdoloch.
The MacGillerays and MacBeans, being small clans, followed the Laird of MacIntosh in wars and forays. The entire population of this district did not probably exceed 3,000 persons, for at the time of the rising in 1766, the military strength was estimated by Forbes at 800 men. This included the lesser clans above.

The immediate ancestors of the family of Bean, of whome we know anything, were Settled in the lower district of Aberdeenshire called Buchan, and were engaged in farming and salmon fishing in the River Ythan which flows into the sea 10 miles above Aberdeen.

Bean motto "Touch not the cat bat ar glove."

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite Page 2, contd from opposite page 1.
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For three years he was a prisoner of state, and he seems to have principally exercised his restless craftiness in hatching fresh treason and plotting new adventures. To please King Louis and the Stuarts, he declared himself a replacement to the Romish Faith, actually taking Holy Orders and enrolling himself a member of the Jesuit Society. This step secured his release, and for a time he did duty as Cure of St. Omer. But in 1715 when the East of ? raised the standard of rebellion in the north, he returned to Scotland, where says Sir Walter Scott his appearnace was like one of those pretentious sea monsters whose gambols announce the storm.
He sent his son, the Master of Lovat, at the head of 700 or 800 Frasers, to fight for the Stuarts while he himself remained at this Castle of Downie, writing letters to the English Government, inveighing against the conduct of his son who was only obeying his own commanders!
But the old traitor was caught at last and carried off to the Tower. Were I not so old and infirm, he said, ? have difficulty in keeping me here. Someone replied that the Tower had kept much younger prisoners. True, said he, but they were inexperienced, and have not so many goals as I have. He was impeached and tried by his Peers in the Westminster Hall in March 1747. On his way back to the Tower after condemnation, an old woman thrust her head through the window of his coach, ...  FBN_006
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Title: History of the Bean Family opposite Page 2, contd from opposite page 1.

For three years he was a prisoner of state, and he seems to have principally exercised his restless craftiness in hatching fresh treason and plotting new adventures. To please King Louis and the Stuarts, he declared himself a replacement to the Romish Faith, actually taking Holy Orders and enrolling himself a member of the Jesuit Society. This step secured his release, and for a time he did duty as Cure of St. Omer. But in 1715 when the East of ? raised the standard of rebellion in the north, he returned to Scotland, where says Sir Walter Scott "his appearnace was like one of those pretentious sea monsters whose gambols announce the storm". He sent his son, the Master of Lovat, at the head of 700 or 800 Frasers, to fight for the Stuarts while he himself remained at this Castle of Downie, writing letters to the English Government, inveighing against the conduct of his son who was only obeying his own commanders! But the old traitor was caught at last and carried off to the Tower. "Were I not so old and infirm", he said, "? have difficulty in keeping me here." Someone replied that the Tower had kept much younger prisoners. "True", said he, "but they were inexperienced, and have not so many goals as I have". He was impeached and tried by his Peers in the Westminster Hall in March 1747. On his way back to the Tower after condemnation, an old woman thrust her head through the window of his coach, ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 2.
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John Bean had a large farm in the parish of Dishpen, and a fine place and property in the neighbourhood of Inverness. He married Janet Grant of the family of grant of Grant, Inverness. (James Grant was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1688.).
</p><p>The first mention we find of the Grants is when sir Walter Ogilvie, the ancestor of the Earls of Findlater and Seafield, married Lady Mary Douglas, daughter of the Earl of Morton; for their daughter Mary married Sir John Grant of Grant. Later on after the titles of Finlater and Seafield had been conferred, we find that Margaret Ogilvie daughter of the 5th Earl of Finlater and 2nd Earl of Seafield, married Sir Ludovic Grant. They had 7 daughters, one of whom was Janet Grant, who married John Bean of Dishpen. Margaret's grandson, Sir Lewis Alexander Grant, succeeded as 5th Earl of Seafield; he was born 22 March 1767 and died unmarried in 1840. The title of Findlater is now extinct, but the present Earl, the 11th Earl of Seafield is quite a young man and was brought up and married in New Zealand. (See later on).  FBN_007
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John Bean had a large farm in the parish of Dishpen, and a fine place and property in the neighbourhood of Inverness. He married Janet Grant of the family of grant of Grant, Inverness. (James Grant was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1688.).

The first mention we find of the Grants is when sir Walter Ogilvie, the ancestor of the Earls of Findlater and Seafield, married Lady Mary Douglas, daughter of the Earl of Morton; for their daughter Mary married Sir John Grant of Grant. Later on after the titles of Finlater and Seafield had been conferred, we find that Margaret Ogilvie daughter of the 5th Earl of Finlater and 2nd Earl of Seafield, married Sir Ludovic Grant. They had 7 daughters, one of whom was Janet Grant, who married John Bean of Dishpen. Margaret's grandson, Sir Lewis Alexander Grant, succeeded as 5th Earl of Seafield; he was born 22 March 1767 and died unmarried in 1840. The title of Findlater is now extinct, but the present Earl, the 11th Earl of Seafield is quite a young man and was brought up and married in New Zealand. (See later on).

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 3, continued from opposite page 2.
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crying, You old rascal, I begin to think you will be hanged at last!. You old witch, he replied I begin to think I shall!. But in the hour of death, the grain of good there is in us all came uppermost, and he died with a dignity and composure that would have done credit to an ancient Roman. He was eighty when he was beheaded on Tower Hill and he lies with so many of the headless dead in St Peter's Church in the Tower.
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His collateral descendant and namesake, Simon Fraser, 16th Lord Lovat is of a very different stamp, except as regards bravery. The Frasers have ever been a fighting race and their motto I am ready has figured on many battlefields. Lord Lovat is an enthusiastic Scot and a great personage in the British Catholic World. He raised a corps of fighting Highlanders in 1900 to go the the front in the South African War.
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Death of Lady Seafield - newspaper announcement. [1969]
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Title: History of the Bean Family opposite page 3, continued from opposite page 2.

crying, "You old rascal, I begin to think you will be hanged at last!". "You old witch", he replied "I begin to think I shall!". But in the hour of death, the grain of good there is in us all came uppermost, and he died with a dignity and composure that would have done credit to an ancient Roman. He was eighty when he was beheaded on Tower Hill and he lies with so many of the headless dead in St Peter's Church in the Tower.

His collateral descendant and namesake, Simon Fraser, 16th Lord Lovat is of a very different stamp, except as regards bravery. The Frasers have ever been a fighting race and their motto "I am ready" has figured on many battlefields. Lord Lovat is an enthusiastic Scot and a great personage in the British Catholic World. He raised a corps of fighting Highlanders in 1900 to go the the front in the South African War.

Death of Lady Seafield - newspaper announcement. [1969]

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 3
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The old Dowager Countess of Seafield died in Oct 1911 and had been widowed since 1881. She was for many years a close friend of Queen Victoria and both King Edward VII and King George V have been entertained by her. Queen Alexandra often stayed in Castle Grant, which is considered one of the treasure houses of Scotland. Lord Seafield, it is said, possessed the largest private forests in the United Kingdom. They extend over an area of 300,000 miles and cover a vast part of Elgin, Inverness and Banff.
 The houses and lands include Castle Grant, in Morayshire, Cullen House in Banff: Balmacaan in Inverness: and Tulchan Lodge, where King Edward and King George have often stayed. She was the Chieftainess of the Clan Grant and her funeral service was held in front of Grant Castle.
The interrment took place at Grantown, where for 6 centuries, successive generations of Grants have been buried. It was a Highland Funeral, remembered with a lament played by the piper of the Mackintosh of Mackintosh. The Chief Mourners were the Earl of Seafield, Mr Wm. G.C. Gladstone, the Earl of Cassilis, the Mackintosh of Mackintosh, Sir Reginald McCleod of Macleod, and the Rev. Lord Blythswood and others. To the trailing music of Highland dirges played by a ...  FBN_009
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The old Dowager Countess of Seafield died in Oct 1911 and had been widowed since 1881. She was for many years a close friend of Queen Victoria and both King Edward VII and King George V have been entertained by her. Queen Alexandra often stayed in Castle Grant, which is considered one of the treasure houses of Scotland. Lord Seafield, it is said, possessed the largest private forests in the United Kingdom. They extend over an area of 300,000 miles and cover a vast part of Elgin, Inverness and Banff.
The houses and lands include Castle Grant, in Morayshire, Cullen House in Banff: Balmacaan in Inverness: and Tulchan Lodge, where King Edward and King George have often stayed. She was the Chieftainess of the Clan Grant and her funeral service was held in front of Grant Castle. The interrment took place at Grantown, where for 6 centuries, successive generations of Grants have been buried. It was a Highland Funeral, remembered with a lament played by the piper of the Mackintosh of Mackintosh. The Chief Mourners were the Earl of Seafield, Mr Wm. G.C. Gladstone, the Earl of Cassilis, the Mackintosh of Mackintosh, Sir Reginald McCleod of Macleod, and the Rev. Lord Blythswood and others. To the trailing music of Highland dirges played by a ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite Page 4.
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22 July 1957 Oil millionaires sudden death. Mr Armor Archbold, the American oil millionaire, died in Oban. He was 48. Several hours after his engagement to the Countess of Seafield, Mr Armor collapsed at a cocktail party aboard his yacht TORLUNDY.
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30 Sept 1969. The Countess of Seafield died at the age of 63.
</p><p>Portrait of Lady Grant, wife of Sir Alfred Hamilton Grant.
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22 July 1957 Oil millionaires sudden death. Mr Armor Archbold, the American oil millionaire, died in Oban. He was 48. Several hours after his engagement to the Countess of Seafield, Mr Armor collapsed at a cocktail party aboard his yacht TORLUNDY.

30 Sept 1969. The Countess of Seafield died at the age of 63.

Portrait of Lady Grant, wife of Sir Alfred Hamilton Grant.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 4.
 [ 1911 - funeral of Countess of Seafield ]
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company of pipers, the procession, a mile long, moved thro' the park, and into the town of Grantown, where all business was suspended. The interment took place at Duthill close by: and the coffin was placed in the mausoleum beside those of her husband and only son.
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During the Great War of 1914-15-16-17 we had in the times of 15 Nov 1916 that the Earl of Seafield had died of wounds received while serving in France with the 5th Cameron Highlanders.
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James Ogilvie Grant was born in New Zealand in April 1876 and succeeded his father as 11th Earl of Seafield in 1888. He married in 1898 Mary Elizabeth Nina, eldest daughter of the late Dr Joseph Henry Townend of Christchurch New Zealand, and came to England shortly after, living mostly in London. With the Countess he traveled a great deal, returning once to New Zealand where both her and his brother were educated at Christ's College Grammar School, Christchurch. Lord Seafield was afterwards a student at Lincoln Agricultural College. He obtained his commission in a Volunteer Corps, the Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry which has since given its name to the 1st Regt. N.Z.M.R. (C.Y.C.), whose men have done such good work in Gallipoli. Since succeeding to the Estates, he devoted much time to all that was ...
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[ 1911 - funeral of Countess of Seafield ]

company of pipers, the procession, a mile long, moved thro' the park, and into the town of Grantown, where all business was suspended. The interment took place at Duthill close by: and the coffin was placed in the mausoleum beside those of her husband and only son.

During the Great War of 1914-15-16-17 we had in the times of 15 Nov 1916 that the Earl of Seafield had died of wounds received while serving in France with the 5th Cameron Highlanders.

James Ogilvie Grant was born in New Zealand in April 1876 and succeeded his father as 11th Earl of Seafield in 1888. He married in 1898 Mary Elizabeth Nina, eldest daughter of the late Dr Joseph Henry Townend of Christchurch New Zealand, and came to England shortly after, living mostly in London. With the Countess he traveled a great deal, returning once to New Zealand where both her and his brother were educated at Christ's College Grammar School, Christchurch. Lord Seafield was afterwards a student at Lincoln Agricultural College. He obtained his commission in a Volunteer Corps, the Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry which has since given its name to the 1st Regt. N.Z.M.R. (C.Y.C.), whose men have done such good work in Gallipoli. Since succeeding to the Estates, he devoted much time to all that was ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite Page 5.
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March 1923 Empire Unity - Lord Strathspey's Warning.
 March 1923 He Hon. Barbara Ogilvie-Grant, daughter of Lord Strathspey, a clever writer of fairty tales.
 Six Figure Deal. Land formerly part of the Seafield estates. Balmacaan Estate.
 A debutante - the Hon. Joan Ogilvie-grant, daughter of Lord and Lady Strathspey.  FBN_012
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March 1923 Empire Unity - Lord Strathspey's Warning.
March 1923 He Hon. Barbara Ogilvie-Grant, daughter of Lord Strathspey, a clever writer of fairty tales.
Six Figure Deal. Land formerly part of the Seafield estates. Balmacaan Estate.
A debutante - the Hon. Joan Ogilvie-grant, daughter of Lord and Lady Strathspey.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 5.
 [ Continued from Page 4 James Ogilvie Grant ]
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likely to benefit his tenantry and gained a reputation for knowledge of estate problems and afforestation. At the outbreak of the present war, he joined the Cameron Highlanders and for some months was engaged in recruiting in his own county and in Elginshire. He was most successful: not one eligible male is left at his place, Cullen House. He had served roughly seven or eight months in the trenches, returning once when called on official business to Edinburgh. He was offered a staff appointment last July 1915 but would not accept it. He had been expected home the week before he was wounded, but leave was postponed at the last minute.
</p><p>The Seafield title and estates will go to the late Earl's only child Nina Caroline, born in 1906. His brother the Hon. Trevor Ogilvie Grant is heir presumptive to the barony of Strathspey and to the baronetcy. He also married a New Zealand lady, a Miss Hardy-Johnston of Christchurch, New Zealand.
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<p>John and Janet Bean had a son named John, who was brough up to the Church of England but never took orders. He was born about 1715. This son <b>John</b> was married twice. First ...  FBN_013
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[ Continued from Page 4 James Ogilvie Grant ]

likely to benefit his tenantry and gained a reputation for knowledge of estate problems and afforestation. At the outbreak of the present war, he joined the Cameron Highlanders and for some months was engaged in recruiting in his own county and in Elginshire. He was most successful: not one eligible male is left at his place, Cullen House. He had served roughly seven or eight months in the trenches, returning once when called on official business to Edinburgh. He was offered a staff appointment last July 1915 but would not accept it. He had been expected home the week before he was wounded, but leave was postponed at the last minute.

The Seafield title and estates will go to the late Earl's only child Nina Caroline, born in 1906. His brother the Hon. Trevor Ogilvie Grant is heir presumptive to the barony of Strathspey and to the baronetcy. He also married a New Zealand lady, a Miss Hardy-Johnston of Christchurch, New Zealand.

John and Janet Bean had a son named John, who was brough up to the Church of England but never took orders. He was born about 1715. This son John was married twice. First ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 6.
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<b>John and Janet Bean</b> had a son named <b>John</b>, who was brought up to the Church of England but never took orders. He was born about 1715. This son <b>John</b> was married twice. First in 1735 to <b>Barbara</b>, daughter of Dr. Lorimer, of a talented & benevolent family. Dr. Lorimer D.D. formed bursaries and other scholarships at two parochial Schools in Aberdeen University, and his brother John Lorimer M.D. who died in 1795 was physician in the British Army in the American War, Examining Surgeon to the East India Co. & F.R.L.S.
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<b>John Bean</b> secondly married Mrs Mary Edwards by whom he had no children.
</p><p><b>John Bean & Barbara</b> had six children who were as follows
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1st <b>Alexander</b> the eldest was born at Cullen 12 March 1736 and died 26 Dec 1790 at Wanstead, Essex (Our Great Grandfather)
 2nd <b>James</b>, born Jan 1737 at Portsoy. He became secretary to Dawsonne Drake, Gormon of Madras: & died at sea 29 Aug 1772 and was buried at Christmas Island. He was the ancestor of the <b>Strong</b> and <b>Roberts</b> families. He was tutor in the family of Sir Ludovic Grant of Grant Castle. He married at ? near York, <b>Cornelia Barlowe</b>, granddaughter of <b>Mr George Drake</b>, sometime Governor of Madras. There childrn were 1st Jane, born 8 Octob 1769 who married ...  FBN_015
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John and Janet Bean had a son named John, who was brought up to the Church of England but never took orders. He was born about 1715. This son John was married twice. First in 1735 to Barbara, daughter of Dr. Lorimer, of a talented & benevolent family. Dr. Lorimer D.D. formed bursaries and other scholarships at two parochial Schools in Aberdeen University, and his brother John Lorimer M.D. who died in 1795 was physician in the British Army in the American War, Examining Surgeon to the East India Co. & F.R.L.S.

John Bean secondly married Mrs Mary Edwards by whom he had no children.

John Bean & Barbara had six children who were as follows

1st Alexander the eldest was born at Cullen 12 March 1736 and died 26 Dec 1790 at Wanstead, Essex (Our Great Grandfather)
2nd James, born Jan 1737 at Portsoy. He became secretary to Dawsonne Drake, Gormon of Madras: & died at sea 29 Aug 1772 and was buried at Christmas Island. He was the ancestor of the Strong and Roberts families. He was tutor in the family of Sir Ludovic Grant of Grant Castle. He married at ? near York, Cornelia Barlowe, granddaughter of Mr George Drake, sometime Governor of Madras. There childrn were 1st Jane, born 8 Octob 1769 who married ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family
 Jane Roberts died about 1849
 Sophia Strong died about 1846
 Clement Strong died in 1898 (he was the father of Agnes Strong, whom I met at the Brentwood Schoon on 15 Aug 1918 - CFB)
</p> <p> Mrs Strong and Mrs Roberts met their husbands at Barnes, Surrey where they were staying with their Cousin Harriet Burton.
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Jane Roberts died about 1849
Sophia Strong died about 1846
Clement Strong died in 1898 (he was the father of Agnes Strong, whom I met at the Brentwood Schoon on 15 Aug 1918 - CFB)

Mrs Strong and Mrs Roberts met their husbands at Barnes, Surrey where they were staying with their Cousin Harriet Burton.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 7.
 [ James Bean contd. ]
 Jane married 2 Dec 1798 to Rev. Alfred Wm. Roberts, Rector of Little Burstead, Essex, and grandson of the Rev. Dr. Roberts, Master of St. Paul's School. Their children were first Alfred, a clergyman: second, Cornelia, born Oct 1808, who married Captain Henry Fothergill: 3rd Edmund, who married Mary, oly daugher of Mr Thomas Spittey of Billericay.
</p><p>Second child of James and Cornelia Bean, Sophia Margaretta, born 5 Feb 1771 at Marylebone, London. She married 14 June 1804 the Rev. Thomas Strong, Rector of Brampton abbots, Hereford (a descendant of Melancthon Strong of Nether Stronge, Somerset ) and had issue: Clement Dawsonne: Emily Margaretta: Ellen: Henry: George
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3rd Dawsonne: 3rd child of James & Cornelia Bean died in infancy. The following epitaph was placed on the remains of James Bean in Christmas Island by his sister-in-law, Mrs Alexander Bean
 Beneath this stone his mould'ring ashes lie
 who oft for others breathed the pitying sigh:
 A Son of Science! Virtue's warmest friend,
 On distant seas ws doom'd to meet his end!
</p><p>Janet ( 3rd child of John and Barbara ), who married Mr Smith  FBN_017
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[ James Bean contd. ]
Jane married 2 Dec 1798 to Rev. Alfred Wm. Roberts, Rector of Little Burstead, Essex, and grandson of the Rev. Dr. Roberts, Master of St. Paul's School. Their children were first Alfred, a clergyman: second, Cornelia, born Oct 1808, who married Captain Henry Fothergill: 3rd Edmund, who married Mary, oly daugher of Mr Thomas Spittey of Billericay.

Second child of James and Cornelia Bean, Sophia Margaretta, born 5 Feb 1771 at Marylebone, London. She married 14 June 1804 the Rev. Thomas Strong, Rector of Brampton abbots, Hereford (a descendant of Melancthon Strong of Nether Stronge, Somerset ) and had issue: Clement Dawsonne: Emily Margaretta: Ellen: Henry: George

3rd Dawsonne: 3rd child of James & Cornelia Bean died in infancy. The following epitaph was placed on the remains of James Bean in Christmas Island by his sister-in-law, Mrs Alexander Bean
"Beneath this stone his mould'ring ashes lie
who oft for others breathed the pitying sigh:
A Son of Science! Virtue's warmest friend,
On distant seas ws doom'd to meet his end!"

Janet ( 3rd child of John and Barbara ), who married Mr Smith

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite Page 8.
 Death of Sir Guy Fleetwood-Wilson. Distinguished public servant.  FBN_018
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Death of Sir Guy Fleetwood-Wilson. Distinguished public servant.
Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 8.
 [ Children of John and Barbara Bean contd ]
</p><p>4th John, died young
</p><p>5th David, died in infancy
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6th Jean, who married first Mr Grey, by home she ad three daughters, the eldest of whom married Mr wilson of Portsoy. Jame, her second daughter married Lieut Wilson, Royal Marines, and left 6 children, one of whom is the present Sir Guy Fleetwood Wilson, Privy Coucillor. Prince Alexis Dolgoronski (a Russian) married Miss Fleetwood Wilson, a daughter in 1898.
 Mrs Grey's second husband was Mr Cruickshank,by whom she had a daughter Agnes who married the Rev. Wm. Allardgee, one of the deposed Ministers of Strathbogie. She had 3 sons: James: Clodius ?: and Frank. Mrs Cruickshank died in 1821 and is buried at Fordyce - Scotland.
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<b>Alexander Bean</b> (our great grandparents), eldest son of John Bean and Barbara his wife, married <b>Anne Dickenson</b> 8 June 1766 at St Giles in the Fields, London. They had 8 children as follows
 1. Annie born May 1767
 2. Harriet born 5 June 1768
 3. John born 7 Oct 1770. became a Captain in the 25th Regiment, Light Dragoons and died unmarried at Bangalore - India.
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[ Children of John and Barbara Bean contd ]

4th John, died young

5th David, died in infancy

6th Jean, who married first Mr Grey, by home she ad three daughters, the eldest of whom married Mr wilson of Portsoy. Jame, her second daughter married Lieut Wilson, Royal Marines, and left 6 children, one of whom is the present Sir Guy Fleetwood Wilson, Privy Coucillor. Prince Alexis Dolgoronski (a Russian) married Miss Fleetwood Wilson, a daughter in 1898.
Mrs Grey's second husband was Mr Cruickshank,by whom she had a daughter Agnes who married the Rev. Wm. Allardgee, one of the deposed Ministers of Strathbogie. She had 3 sons: James: Clodius ?: and Frank. Mrs Cruickshank died in 1821 and is buried at Fordyce - Scotland.

Alexander Bean (our great grandparents), eldest son of John Bean and Barbara his wife, married Anne Dickenson 8 June 1766 at St Giles in the Fields, London. They had 8 children as follows
1. Annie born May 1767
2. Harriet born 5 June 1768
3. John born 7 Oct 1770. became a Captain in the 25th Regiment, Light Dragoons and died unmarried at Bangalore - India.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family
 Lieut General Alexander Watson, who married Emily Bean, was Commandant of the 6th Battn. Royal Artillery and died at Brighton aged 80 (?). He received his first commission 19 June 1792: became 1st Lieut in 1798: Captain in 1799: Major in 1809: Lieut Col. in 1814; Col. in 1825: Col. Commandant in 1842: Major General in 1846: Lieut General in 1847. He served in Flanders in 1793, 1794 and 1795: including the battles of ...
 Resigned an appointment and volunteered his services in S. Americal. Commanded the 
artillery at the attack and capture of Buenos Ayres. A senior officer arriving, he then acted as aide-de-camp to Genl. Sir Wm. Lumley till the troops left the country and returned to the Cape.
</p><p>He was Godfather to my father Alexander Bean, who was 5th son of his brother-in-law Edwin Samuel Bean.  FBN_020
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Lieut General Alexander Watson, who married Emily Bean, was Commandant of the 6th Battn. Royal Artillery and died at Brighton aged 80 (?). He received his first commission 19 June 1792: became 1st Lieut in 1798: Captain in 1799: Major in 1809: Lieut Col. in 1814; Col. in 1825: Col. Commandant in 1842: Major General in 1846: Lieut General in 1847. He served in Flanders in 1793, 1794 and 1795: including the battles of ...
Resigned an appointment and volunteered his services in S. Americal. Commanded the artillery at the attack and capture of Buenos Ayres. A senior officer arriving, he then acted as aide-de-camp to Genl. Sir Wm. Lumley till the troops left the country and returned to the Cape.

He was Godfather to my father Alexander Bean, who was 5th son of his brother-in-law Edwin Samuel Bean.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 9.
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[ Children of Alexander and Anne Bean contd ]
 4. <b>Willoughby</b> born 19 June 1772, died at 8, Sydney Place Bath 18 May 1862. He was a major in the Coldstream Guards and married <b>Elizabeth Haffey</b> and had 4 sons and 7 daughters.
 5. <b>James</b> born May 1774 died in infancy
 6. <b>Emily</b> born July 1775, married <b>General Alex. Watson</b>
Royal Artillery and had 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died 24 May 1826 at Amard near St. Omer France, and is buried there with her youngest daughter Emily who died 30 June 1826. Her fifth child Lieut. Albert Watson of the Ceylon Rifles married in 1830 Miss Isabella Forbes.
 7. <b>Louisa</b> born 8 June 1777 died June 1840
 8. <b>Edwin Samuel</b> born 11 Jan 1779 married in 1808 <b>Frances Green</b> of Brentwood Essex, at Marylebone and had 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died 2 June 1852 and was buried at Peldon, Nr Colchester - also his wife. (Both died at Peldon Hall).
 <b>Alexander Bean</b> (son of <b>John and Barbara Bean</b>) and his wife are buried in a vault in Wanstead Churchyard. She died 26 December 1827. Her parents <b>Mr John Dickenson</b> and his wife <b>Catherine</b> are buried in the same vault. John Dickenson died 3 Aug 1787 aged 70. Catherine Dickenson died 4 Jan 1789 aged 80. They left one son ...  FBN_021
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[ Children of Alexander and Anne Bean contd ]
4. Willoughby born 19 June 1772, died at 8, Sydney Place Bath 18 May 1862. He was a major in the Coldstream Guards and married Elizabeth Haffey and had 4 sons and 7 daughters.
5. James born May 1774 died in infancy
6. Emily born July 1775, married General Alex. Watson Royal Artillery and had 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died 24 May 1826 at Amard near St. Omer France, and is buried there with her youngest daughter Emily who died 30 June 1826. Her fifth child Lieut. Albert Watson of the Ceylon Rifles married in 1830 Miss Isabella Forbes.
7. Louisa born 8 June 1777 died June 1840
8. Edwin Samuel born 11 Jan 1779 married in 1808 Frances Green of Brentwood Essex, at Marylebone and had 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died 2 June 1852 and was buried at Peldon, Nr Colchester - also his wife. (Both died at Peldon Hall).
Alexander Bean (son of John and Barbara Bean) and his wife are buried in a vault in Wanstead Churchyard. She died 26 December 1827. Her parents Mr John Dickenson and his wife Catherine are buried in the same vault. John Dickenson died 3 Aug 1787 aged 70. Catherine Dickenson died 4 Jan 1789 aged 80. They left one son ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family
 Antecedents of Mrs Alexander Bean née Anne Dickenson
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It is supposed that the family of Grosier came over from France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Cuthbert Grosier was settled in Newcastle-on-Tyne in the wine trade. He was twice married and all his children are by his firs wife Elizabeth Ridley, who was of good Yorkshire family, since merged in the Matthew White Ridleys. He died at an advanced age and was buried 13 Oct 1732: his first wife died 2 Aug 1719. He left a considerable property to his one surviving daughter Catherine amongst other estates that of Moorfields: but the title deeds were lost in transit from Newcstle to London and in spite of the most strenuous efforts on the part of his descendants, were not recovered. Catherine Grosier was baptised 29 Dec 1709 and married John Dickenson and was the mother of Anne who married Alexander Bean (see Page 8 ). It is beleived that they were married at St Andrews Church, Holborn and Anne was born 8 June 1746 and was registered in the Church of St. Martin's in the Fields.  FBN_022
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It is supposed that the family of Grosier came over from France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Cuthbert Grosier was settled in Newcastle-on-Tyne in the wine trade. He was twice married and all his children are by his firs wife Elizabeth Ridley, who was of good Yorkshire family, since merged in the Matthew White Ridleys. He died at an advanced age and was buried 13 Oct 1732: his first wife died 2 Aug 1719. He left a considerable property to his one surviving daughter Catherine amongst other estates that of "Moorfields": but the title deeds were lost in transit from Newcstle to London and in spite of the most strenuous efforts on the part of his descendants, were not recovered. Catherine Grosier was baptised 29 Dec 1709 and married John Dickenson and was the mother of Anne who married Alexander Bean (see Page 8 ). It is beleived that they were married at St Andrews Church, Holborn and Anne was born 8 June 1746 and was registered in the Church of St. Martin's in the Fields.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 10.
 Samuel Dickenson, who died in London 1823 and left two sons and five daughters, of whom Mrs Treslove was the eldest. His eldest son, who died unmarried was a doctor, and met his death through an act of heroism. There were cases of malignant fever at a hospital he attended. One poor woman entreated to be moved saying she would die easier if put in another bed. No one had to courage to touch her. When W. Dickenson came, he at once carried her in his arms to the place she wished, and soon after died from the result of his own kind act.
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James, the second son was a very handsome man with courtly manners. These were Mrs Treslove's two brothers. Then other 4 sisters died unmarried. Mrs Treslove left two daughters, who married Mr Ellis & Mr King (I believe, but am not quite sure that a Col. Ellis I met at Brentwood was a descendant.)  FBN_023
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Samuel Dickenson, who died in London 1823 and left two sons and five daughters, of whom Mrs Treslove was the eldest. His eldest son, who died unmarried was a doctor, and met his death through an act of heroism. There were cases of malignant fever at a hospital he attended. One poor woman entreated to be moved saying she would die easier if put in another bed. No one had to courage to touch her. When W. Dickenson came, he at once carried her in his arms to the place she wished, and soon after died from the result of his own kind act.

James, the second son was a very handsome man with courtly manners. These were Mrs Treslove's two brothers. Then other 4 sisters died unmarried. Mrs Treslove left two daughters, who married Mr Ellis & Mr King (I believe, but am not quite sure that a Col. Ellis I met at Brentwood was a descendant.)

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 11.
 The Burton Family
</p><p>Harriet (see page 8) second daughter of Alexander Bean and Anne Dickenson his wife, was born 5 June 1768 and died in the Great Cloisters of Windsor 11 Feb 1847 and is buried in the Church of St John, Windsor. She married the Rev. Wm. Burton 19 apr 1787 at Wanstead. There is a famous painting by Sartorius in 1789 of Mr & Mrs Burton on their favourite horses, Crunt who won the Newmarket Cup: Diana: with - then pet dog 'Firo'. My cousin Janet Burton, (a daughter of Alfred Burton, who was the eldest son of Harriet and Wm. Burton) has told me of this picture, which she well remembers when she used to stay with her grandparents at Windsor. It is now the property of her nephew Major Willoughby Burton of 4th Kings Own Lancashire Regt.
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The Rev. Wm. Burton was, first, Vicar of Faccombe-cum-Tangley, Hants: afterwards Vicar of Horsford, Norfolk: and finally Rector of Trelawney, Jamaica, where he died 12 Dec 1808, aged 42. He was buried at Falmouth, Jamaica. They had 5 sons and 5 daughters.
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1st Alfred, the eldest, born 23 Feb: 1788 at Chingford. He was, first, in the Royal Navy and was present at the ...  FBN_025
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The Burton Family

Harriet (see page 8) second daughter of Alexander Bean and Anne Dickenson his wife, was born 5 June 1768 and died in the Great Cloisters of Windsor 11 Feb 1847 and is buried in the Church of St John, Windsor. She married the Rev. Wm. Burton 19 apr 1787 at Wanstead. There is a famous painting by Sartorius in 1789 of Mr & Mrs Burton on their favourite horses, "Crunt" who won the Newmarket Cup: "Diana": with - then pet dog 'Firo'. My cousin Janet Burton, (a daughter of Alfred Burton, who was the eldest son of Harriet and Wm. Burton) has told me of this picture, which she well remembers when she used to stay with her grandparents at Windsor. It is now the property of her nephew Major Willoughby Burton of 4th Kings Own Lancashire Regt.

The Rev. Wm. Burton was, first, Vicar of Faccombe-cum-Tangley, Hants: afterwards Vicar of Horsford, Norfolk: and finally Rector of Trelawney, Jamaica, where he died 12 Dec 1808, aged 42. He was buried at Falmouth, Jamaica. They had 5 sons and 5 daughters.

1st Alfred, the eldest, born 23 Feb: 1788 at Chingford. He was, first, in the Royal Navy and was present at the ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 12.
 [ Alfred Burton contd. ]
 Battles of Copenhagen and Trafalgar under Lord Nelson: and subsequently in the Royal Marines, in which Corps he served 36 years. He married twice and had 12 children, one of whom is my Cousin Janet Burne, referred to on page 11. The first wife was Mary Langley, the second Eleanor Gardner who died 26 Sept 1878. His eldest son Alfred was also in the Royal Marines and died on board the Monarch, aged 19; and was buried at Athens 25 June 1842. He had malarial fever when in the expedition organised by Lord Elgin for the recovery of the famous Elgin Marble Sculptures, now in the British Museum.
 His father, Capt Alfred Burton died 3 Sep 1840 at Chatham Kent, where he was buried. His coffin was followed to the grave by 100 officers and received military honours. His son Col. Cuthbert Burton, also of the Royal Marines, was born 30 Apr 1831 and married 26 Jan 1860, Ellen, youngest daughter of the Rev. wm. Dawes, and had a son Willoughby Seymour, born 11 Jan 1862. Col. Burton served in the war in China: rec'd two medals, and in conjunction with others, the thanks of Her Majesty's Government and Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty: commanded an attack, with a detachment of Marines on an armed & large piratical fleet in Kulon Bay, China:  FBN_027
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[ Alfred Burton contd. ]
Battles of Copenhagen and Trafalgar under Lord Nelson: and subsequently in the Royal Marines, in which Corps he served 36 years. He married twice and had 12 children, one of whom is my Cousin Janet Burne, referred to on page 11. The first wife was Mary Langley, the second Eleanor Gardner who died 26 Sept 1878. His eldest son Alfred was also in the Royal Marines and died on board the "Monarch", aged 19; and was buried at Athens 25 June 1842. He had malarial fever when in the expedition organised by Lord Elgin for the recovery of the famous "Elgin" Marble Sculptures, now in the British Museum.
His father, Capt Alfred Burton died 3 Sep 1840 at Chatham Kent, where he was buried. His coffin was followed to the grave by 100 officers and received military honours. His son Col. Cuthbert Burton, also of the Royal Marines, was born 30 Apr 1831 and married 26 Jan 1860, Ellen, youngest daughter of the Rev. wm. Dawes, and had a son Willoughby Seymour, born 11 Jan 1862. Col. Burton served in the war in China: rec'd two medals, and in conjunction with others, the thanks of Her Majesty's Government and Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty: commanded an attack, with a detachment of Marines on an armed & large piratical fleet in Kulon Bay, China:
Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 13.
 [ Burton family contd. ]
 acted as adjutant to the Royal Marines, banded for the protection of the British Factories at Conton River, and at the capture of all the main defences at the assault of and entry into Canton and received the thanks of the Senior Naval Officer present. He was some time on ? Japan. Retired as a general: and died 20 March 1900.
 His son Willoughby Seymour Burton is a retired Major in the 4th Kings Own Lancashire Regt. but is at present serving, though I do not know exactly in what capacity, abroad in france in the present Great War (1917).
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2nd Lavinia, daughter of Harriet and Wm. Burton, born in Hants 4 Nov 1798, died unmarried at Bath 18 May 1864.
</p><p>3rd William Geoffrey Pollard, born in Hants 16 May 1791. He became Rector of St Thomas in the Vale, Jamaica for 30 years. Died at Spanish Town, Jamaica, 29 July 1847. His ? erected at monument to his memory. He married first Elizabeth, widow of Rev. Ledwitch in 1817; she died about 1823 leaving no children. Secondly he married Elizabeth Raven Lord; their eldest daugher Emma Lord Burton married Miles Branthiwayt ? Beevor and has 3 daughters, all married. The third daughter Harriet Frances, married, married Edwin Bryant.  FBN_029
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[ Burton family contd. ]
acted as adjutant to the Royal Marines, banded for the protection of the British Factories at Conton River, and at the capture of all the main defences at the assault of and entry into Canton and received the thanks of the Senior Naval Officer present. He was some time on ? Japan. Retired as a general: and died 20 March 1900.
His son Willoughby Seymour Burton is a retired Major in the 4th Kings Own Lancashire Regt. but is at present serving, though I do not know exactly in what capacity, abroad in france in the present Great War (1917).

2nd Lavinia, daughter of Harriet and Wm. Burton, born in Hants 4 Nov 1798, died unmarried at Bath 18 May 1864.

3rd William Geoffrey Pollard, born in Hants 16 May 1791. He became Rector of St Thomas in the Vale, Jamaica for 30 years. Died at Spanish Town, Jamaica, 29 July 1847. His ? erected at monument to his memory. He married first Elizabeth, widow of Rev. Ledwitch in 1817; she died about 1823 leaving no children. Secondly he married Elizabeth Raven Lord; their eldest daugher Emma Lord Burton married Miles Branthiwayt ? Beevor and has 3 daughters, all married. The third daughter Harriet Frances, married, married Edwin Bryant.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 14.
 [ Burton family contd. ]
 She is a widow and has one married daughter. The youngest daughter Elizabeth Laura Burton, married Frederick Beevor, a brother of Miles Beevor, and died at Worcester without issue.
 William G.P. Burton's eldest son, Willoughby Cole Burton Married and had one child, which died in infancy. His wife predeceased him. He was a Doctor and died in Scotland 26 Mar 1870.
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Edwin Charles Burton, the youngest son, died at Spanish town Jamaica 25 June 1877, unmarried. The third son, Henry Garrignes Burton, is married and has no family.
 Alfred William Burton, another son died in infancy
 4th Ann Belinda, second daughter of Harriet and the Rev. Wm. Burton was born 4 May 1793 and died 11 Aug 1808 in Jamaica where she was buried.
 5th Willoughby, fifth child of Harriet and Rev. Wm. Burton was born 26 Nov 1795 and died in London 12 Dec 1805 and is buried in Horsford Church, Norfolk
 6th Clara, born 27 Sept 1791 died at Jamaica Sep 1808
 7th Percival, born 21 June 1799, died unmarried in ? 23 Feb 1865. He was in Holy Orders and for some years was Island Curate of Hanover Parish in Jamaica.  FBN_031
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[ Burton family contd. ]
She is a widow and has one married daughter. The youngest daughter Elizabeth Laura Burton, married Frederick Beevor, a brother of Miles Beevor, and died at Worcester without issue.
William G.P. Burton's eldest son, Willoughby Cole Burton Married and had one child, which died in infancy. His wife predeceased him. He was a Doctor and died in Scotland 26 Mar 1870.

Edwin Charles Burton, the youngest son, died at Spanish town Jamaica 25 June 1877, unmarried. The third son, Henry Garrignes Burton, is married and has no family.
Alfred William Burton, another son died in infancy
4th Ann Belinda, second daughter of Harriet and the Rev. Wm. Burton was born 4 May 1793 and died 11 Aug 1808 in Jamaica where she was buried.
5th Willoughby, fifth child of Harriet and Rev. Wm. Burton was born 26 Nov 1795 and died in London 12 Dec 1805 and is buried in Horsford Church, Norfolk
6th Clara, born 27 Sept 1791 died at Jamaica Sep 1808
7th Percival, born 21 June 1799, died unmarried in ? 23 Feb 1865. He was in Holy Orders and for some years was Island Curate of Hanover Parish in Jamaica.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family 15.
 [ Burton family contd. ]
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8th and 9th Twins Edwin John and Harriet Emma, born 19 Nov 1802. The boy died of fever 15 Aug 1808 in Jamaica. Harriet married Mr Cunningham and died at Chippenham 1 July 1878
</p><p>10th Laura, born at Horsford, Norfolk 13 Aug 1805 and died 2 July 1897 at Chippenham
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Grandfather Bean, Edwin Samuel Bean 8th child of Alexander Bean and Ann Dickenson his wife, born 11 Januuary 1779, died at Peldon Hall 2 June 1852, and is buried in Peldon church yard, Essex. He married Frances Green in 1808 and has 8 sons and 4 daughters. Like his brother, his career was intended to be a military one, but on being ordered to India, his mother insisted on his leaving the Army. He was her youngest and favourite son and she could not endure the thought of parting with him. He eventually took up farming and lived a perfectly happy quiet country life with his wife and children. Often has my mother described him to me! Tall and very upright, with a quiet dignified presence, and a countenance of the kindest and gentlest expression. He always wore long black coats with velvet collar, and flowered satin waistcoats, then the fashion of the day: his ankle shoes tied with black ribbon. He was devoted ...  FBN_033
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[ Burton family contd. ]

8th and 9th Twins Edwin John and Harriet Emma, born 19 Nov 1802. The boy died of fever 15 Aug 1808 in Jamaica. Harriet married Mr Cunningham and died at Chippenham 1 July 1878

10th Laura, born at Horsford, Norfolk 13 Aug 1805 and died 2 July 1897 at Chippenham

Grandfather Bean, Edwin Samuel Bean 8th child of Alexander Bean and Ann Dickenson his wife, born 11 Januuary 1779, died at Peldon Hall 2 June 1852, and is buried in Peldon church yard, Essex. He married Frances Green in 1808 and has 8 sons and 4 daughters. Like his brother, his career was intended to be a military one, but on being ordered to India, his mother insisted on his leaving the Army. He was her youngest and favourite son and she could not endure the thought of parting with him. He eventually took up farming and lived a perfectly happy quiet country life with his wife and children. Often has my mother described him to me! Tall and very upright, with a quiet dignified presence, and a countenance of the kindest and gentlest expression. He always wore long black coats with velvet collar, and flowered satin waistcoats, then the fashion of the day: his ankle shoes tied with black ribbon. He was devoted ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 16.
 [ Children of Edwin Samuel Bean and Frances Green ]
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to his charming pretty wife: she was considered extremely pretty and was loved by all who knew her. 
 Their children were as follows:
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1. John born at South Weald, Nr Brentwood 16 Nov 1810. Died 11 Jan 1882 at Paslow Hall, Ongar, Essex
 2. Edwin Samuel born at South Weald 24 Feb 1812 died unmarried 1879 at Paslow Hall
 3. Frances born at South Weald 28 April 1813
 4. Henry born at South Weald 16 Oct 1814 married Emily Lingwood. Lived at Paslow Hall for many years and died at Balham, London Feb 1894.
 5. William Newman born at South Weald 26 Feb 1816 married Anne Waller died 1866
 6. Anne Louisa born at Little Wigborough near Colchester in 1817 died 1837 at Peldon aged 19.
 7. Alexander (my father - C.F.B.) born 21 Feb 1819 at Wigborough. Died 21 May 1866 at West Mersea, buried Little Wigborough
 8. Willoughby born 27 April 1821 died at New Hall Little Wigborough - unmarried - in 1854
 9. Emily Harriet - born 11 Jan 1822 died unmarried ?
 10. Eleanor Honora Matilda born 1823 died Little Wigborough 1829 aged 6. Buried there (near my Father CFB)
 11. Joseph Alfred, born 19 April 1825 died 1862
 12. Algernon born 1826 died 1827 at Little Wigborough and is buried beside his sister Eleanor and his brother Alexander.  FBN_035
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[ Children of Edwin Samuel Bean and Frances Green ]

to his charming pretty wife: she was considered extremely pretty and was loved by all who knew her.
Their children were as follows:

1. John born at South Weald, Nr Brentwood 16 Nov 1810. Died 11 Jan 1882 at Paslow Hall, Ongar, Essex
2. Edwin Samuel born at South Weald 24 Feb 1812 died unmarried 1879 at Paslow Hall
3. Frances born at South Weald 28 April 1813
4. Henry born at South Weald 16 Oct 1814 married Emily Lingwood. Lived at Paslow Hall for many years and died at Balham, London Feb 1894.
5. William Newman born at South Weald 26 Feb 1816 married Anne Waller died 1866
6. Anne Louisa born at Little Wigborough near Colchester in 1817 died 1837 at Peldon aged 19.
7. Alexander (my father - C.F.B.) born 21 Feb 1819 at Wigborough. Died 21 May 1866 at West Mersea, buried Little Wigborough
8. Willoughby born 27 April 1821 died at New Hall Little Wigborough - unmarried - in 1854
9. Emily Harriet - born 11 Jan 1822 died unmarried ?
10. Eleanor Honora Matilda born 1823 died Little Wigborough 1829 aged 6. Buried there (near my Father CFB)
11. Joseph Alfred, born 19 April 1825 died 1862
12. Algernon born 1826 died 1827 at Little Wigborough and is buried beside his sister Eleanor and his brother Alexander.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 17.
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Phoebe married Montague Butler Bean in 1954 (P19)
 Lionel killed in the Great War 1 Sept 1917
 Arthur Bernard (Peter) died young.
 Frances Heaton married the author Neville Shute Norway. They have 2 daughters, Heather and Shirley. Now living near Melbourne, Australia.  FBN_036
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Phoebe married Montague Butler Bean in 1954 (P19)
Lionel killed in the Great War 1 Sept 1917
Arthur Bernard (Peter) died young.
Frances Heaton married the author Neville Shute Norway. They have 2 daughters, Heather and Shirley. Now living near Melbourne, Australia.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 17.
 [ Children of Edwin Samuel Bean and Frances Bean contd. ]
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11. Joseph Alfred, born 19 April 1825 died 1862 
 12. Algernon born 1826 died 1827 at Little Wigborough and is buried beside his sister Eleanor and his brother Alexander.
</p><p>Uncle John Bean. The eldest son John Bean married Martha Tessie eldest daughter of Dr Butler of Brentwood Essex. He was in the Army Medical Service, Bombay, and married 27 Jan 1847 and went to India with his wife.
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1. Jessie Frances, their eldest child, was born at Kurrachee, 9 July 1848. She married John Slater at Calcutta 14 July 1873. Their two children Lilian Gertrude and Arthur Edward were educated in England and returned with their parents to India in 1895.
 Arthur died of typhoid at Seebpore College Calcutta (where his father was Headmaster) on 31 December 1896 aged 21. Lilian married Bernard Heaton (who succeeded her father was Headmaster) in 1897. They have 3 sons and 3 daughters (see previous page)L Lionel James: John: Arthur Bernard: Phoebe: Frances: and Katherine Joyce.
</p><p>2. John Bean's second child Edwin was born at Bombay 16 Apr 1857. Educated at Trinity College Oxford and Clifton College. He married 26 June 1877.  FBN_037
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[ Children of Edwin Samuel Bean and Frances Bean contd. ]

11. Joseph Alfred, born 19 April 1825 died 1862
12. Algernon born 1826 died 1827 at Little Wigborough and is buried beside his sister Eleanor and his brother Alexander.

Uncle John Bean. The eldest son John Bean married Martha Tessie eldest daughter of Dr Butler of Brentwood Essex. He was in the Army Medical Service, Bombay, and married 27 Jan 1847 and went to India with his wife.

1. Jessie Frances, their eldest child, was born at Kurrachee, 9 July 1848. She married John Slater at Calcutta 14 July 1873. Their two children Lilian Gertrude and Arthur Edward were educated in England and returned with their parents to India in 1895.
Arthur died of typhoid at Seebpore College Calcutta (where his father was Headmaster) on 31 December 1896 aged 21. Lilian married Bernard Heaton (who succeeded her father was Headmaster) in 1897. They have 3 sons and 3 daughters (see previous page)L Lionel James: John: Arthur Bernard: Phoebe: Frances: and Katherine Joyce.

2. John Bean's second child Edwin was born at Bombay 16 Apr 1857. Educated at Trinity College Oxford and Clifton College. He married 26 June 1877.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 18.
 [ Children of John and Martha Bean contd ]
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Lucy Mabeline Butler, of Hobart, Tasmania. Their eldest child Mabeline Jessie was born 24 May 1878 and died in infancy. Their eldest son Charles Edwin Woodrow was born 18 Nov 1879 in Australia, was educated in England, called to the Bar, became Judge's Associate in Sydney: joined the staff of the Sydney Morning Herald; became special correspondent on H.M.S. Powerful during her voyage to meet the American Fleet in Auckland in 1908 and was afterwards sent to England as English Correspondent for his paper. Brought out With the Flagship to the South: On the Wool Track: The Dreadnought of the Darling, and Flagships Three (in 1913).
Was elected official war correspondent to the Australian Army on the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 - and went with the First Forces to Egypt and then through the whole Gallipoli campaign; was wounded in the leg there: and afterwards proceeded, after the Evacuation of the Peninsula, to France, with the Anzac Forces (1915).
</p><p>Their 2nd son John Willoughby Butler, born 1 Jan 1881 in Australia, was educated at Selwyn College Cambridge took M.D. of London, and returned to practice in Sydney. On the outbreak of the Great war in 1914, he joined the Australian Army Medical Corps, and with his brother went to Egypt and Gallipoli, was twice wounded.  FBN_039
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[ Children of John and Martha Bean contd ]

Lucy Mabeline Butler, of Hobart, Tasmania. Their eldest child Mabeline Jessie was born 24 May 1878 and died in infancy. Their eldest son Charles Edwin Woodrow was born 18 Nov 1879 in Australia, was educated in England, called to the Bar, became Judge's Associate in Sydney: joined the staff of the "Sydney Morning Herald"; became special correspondent on H.M.S. "Powerful" during her voyage to meet the American Fleet in Auckland in 1908 and was afterwards sent to England as English Correspondent for his paper. Brought out "With the Flagship to the South": "On the Wool Track": "The Dreadnought of the Darling", and "Flagships Three" (in 1913). Was elected official war correspondent to the Australian Army on the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 - and went with the First Forces to Egypt and then through the whole Gallipoli campaign; was wounded in the leg there: and afterwards proceeded, after the Evacuation of the Peninsula, to France, with the Anzac Forces (1915).

Their 2nd son John Willoughby Butler, born 1 Jan 1881 in Australia, was educated at Selwyn College Cambridge took M.D. of London, and returned to practice in Sydney. On the outbreak of the Great war in 1914, he joined the Australian Army Medical Corps, and with his brother went to Egypt and Gallipoli, was twice wounded.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 19.
 Notable Teacher. Death of Rev. E. Bean.  FBN_040
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Title: History of the Bean Family opposite page 19.
Notable Teacher. Death of Rev. E. Bean.
Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 19.
 [ John Willoughby Butler contd ]
</p><p>and sent to England. Served in France; then sent back to Salisbury Plain on Home Service in 1917. Married twice ( Phoebe Heaton see page 17. Married (2nd wife in 1954). 
 Their 3rd son Montague Butler born 30 Jun 1884 in Australia, became an electrical engineer and returned to Sydney where he married Mabel Taylor (died 1949), daughter of Mr John Rule Taylor of Sydney, and has one daughter Barbara Anne born 1916 died suddenly. Also twin sons Robert and William. William died very young.
 Edwin Bean was Assistant Master in Sydney Grammar School: then Headmaster of All Saints College, Bathhurst; returned to England, and became Headmaster of Brentwood School and took Holy Orders. Retired, after 23 years in Brentwood, in 1913 at Xmas and left England with his wife, and settled in Hobart. Died 19 Aug 1922.
</p><p>3rd John Bean's second son Willoughby John was born in London in 1856, and became a civil engineer. His health gave way and he died at sea near Cape of Good Hope on the Lord Warden, sailing vessel, when on his way to visit his brother Edwin in Australia in company with our sister Bessie.
</p><p>Frances (Aunt Fanny), eldest daughter of Edwin Samuel Bean married Mr Challis Carter. They had one daughter Frances Elizabeth Emily (Lily) who survives them. (died December 1919 at Weston Super Mare.) Mrs Carter died at Little Wigborough and was buried in Peldon Churchyard near her parents and brothers.  FBN_041
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[ John Willoughby Butler contd ]

and sent to England. Served in France; then sent back to Salisbury Plain on Home Service in 1917. Married twice ( Phoebe Heaton see page 17. Married (2nd wife in 1954).
Their 3rd son Montague Butler born 30 Jun 1884 in Australia, became an electrical engineer and returned to Sydney where he married Mabel Taylor (died 1949), daughter of Mr John Rule Taylor of Sydney, and has one daughter Barbara Anne born 1916 died suddenly. Also twin sons Robert and William. William died very young.
Edwin Bean was Assistant Master in Sydney Grammar School: then Headmaster of All Saints College, Bathhurst; returned to England, and became Headmaster of Brentwood School and took Holy Orders. Retired, after 23 years in Brentwood, in 1913 at Xmas and left England with his wife, and settled in Hobart. Died 19 Aug 1922.

3rd John Bean's second son Willoughby John was born in London in 1856, and became a civil engineer. His health gave way and he died at sea near Cape of Good Hope on the "Lord Warden", sailing vessel, when on his way to visit his brother Edwin in Australia in company with our sister Bessie.

Frances (Aunt Fanny), eldest daughter of Edwin Samuel Bean married Mr Challis Carter. They had one daughter Frances Elizabeth Emily (Lily) who survives them. (died December 1919 at Weston Super Mare.) Mrs Carter died at Little Wigborough and was buried in Peldon Churchyard near her parents and brothers.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family Page 20.
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Joseph Alfred Bean - Uncle Joe. Eleventh child of Samuel Bean. Married Emma Eliza Wood, a niece of Col. White who was her guardian. Her father was in the Army Medical Service. Joseph Alfred Bean was also in the Army Medical service and took his M.D. before going to India. He died at Mangalore in 1862 leaving his wife with 2 children. His son, Arthur William was a Lieutenant 1st Batt. Royal Berks Regt., and was in the Battle of Tel-El-Kebir. His health broke down in the Egyptian climate with fever and he was sent home and died 2 Dec 1886 at 30, St Charles Sq. London - aged 27.
 The daughter Josephine Mary married 14 Dec 1886 Richard Lewis Dalziel Gompert died Jan 1928. Their children are Evelyn Constance Mary born 16 Oct 1887 married to an officer in the Army in 1917 during the Great war had one son: Arthur William Bean, born 8 Dec 1888. Athol John Willoughby born 1 Aug 1890.
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Alexander Bean (My Father CFB) 7th child of Edwin Samuel Bean was born 21 Feb 1819 at Wigborough. He married Eliza Henrietta May of West Mersea 26 Oct 1852 at old St Pancras Church, London. He died 21 May 1886 at the 'Firs', West Mersea and was buried in Little Wigborough churchyard beside the graves of his brother Algernon and his sister Eleanor, aged 67. My mother died at Whitchurch Hants, at the residence of her daughter and son in law, Dr Edward Burgess, after 3 days illness and was interred there in the same grave where her son Harry also lies.
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Joseph Alfred Bean - Uncle Joe. Eleventh child of Samuel Bean. Married Emma Eliza Wood, a niece of Col. White who was her guardian. Her father was in the Army Medical Service. Joseph Alfred Bean was also in the Army Medical service and took his M.D. before going to India. He died at Mangalore in 1862 leaving his wife with 2 children. His son, Arthur William was a Lieutenant 1st Batt. Royal Berks Regt., and was in the Battle of Tel-El-Kebir. His health broke down in the Egyptian climate with fever and he was sent home and died 2 Dec 1886 at 30, St Charles Sq. London - aged 27.
The daughter Josephine Mary married 14 Dec 1886 Richard Lewis Dalziel Gompert died Jan 1928. Their children are Evelyn Constance Mary born 16 Oct 1887 married to an officer in the Army in 1917 during the Great war had one son: Arthur William Bean, born 8 Dec 1888. Athol John Willoughby born 1 Aug 1890.

Alexander Bean (My Father CFB) 7th child of Edwin Samuel Bean was born 21 Feb 1819 at Wigborough. He married Eliza Henrietta May of West Mersea 26 Oct 1852 at old St Pancras Church, London. He died 21 May 1886 at the 'Firs', West Mersea and was buried in Little Wigborough churchyard beside the graves of his brother Algernon and his sister Eleanor, aged 67. My mother died at Whitchurch Hants, at the residence of her daughter and son in law, Dr Edward Burgess, after 3 days illness and was interred there in the same grave where her son Harry also lies.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 21.
 ...
 Bertha wife of Samuel Edwin Bean died 22 November [ 1952 ]  FBN_044
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Bertha wife of Samuel Edwin Bean died 22 November [ 1952 ]
Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 21.
 [ ... contd from page 20 ]
 his sister Eleanor, aged 67. My mother died at Whitchurch Hants, at the residence of her daughter and son in law, Dr Edward Burgess, after 3 days illness and was interred there in the same grave where her son Harry also lies.
 Their children number 7 sons and 4 daughters.
</p><p>[ Children of Alexander Bean and Eliza Henrietta May
 1. Alexander Thomas Bean died at West Kensington 22 Oct 1956
 2. Willoughby John Bean died at West Mersea 30 Oct 1938
 3. Henrietta Elizabeth Bean died at Gt. Totham Vicarage 15 May 1950 buried at Totham
 4. Anna Maria Bean died 4 Dec 1947
 5. Samuel Edwin Bean died at Leavenheath 1 May 1952 buried at Stoke by Nayland
 6. William Henry Bean died at Lymington Hants 1 Dec 1910 buried at Whitchurch
 7. Joseph Alfred Bean died 9 October 1946
 8. Catherine Frances Bean died in Norwich Hospital 20 Feb 1956 [ the writer of this book ]
 9. Emily Gertrude Bean died at Worthing Sussex 2 March 1950 buried there.
 10.Arthur Herbert Bean died at Hull 7 January 1943
 11. Algernon Carter Bean died at Worthing Sussex 25 Jan 1953.
</p><p>My father Alexander Bean at the age of 16 began his career at a distillery in London where his father placed him under the care of some gentleman, who remarked on being introduced that he was one of a 'great name'. He afterwards became engaged in the Reversionary Interest Society under another friend of his Father's Mr. C.G. Christmas ...  FBN_045
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Title: History of the Bean Family page 21.
[ ... contd from page 20 ]
his sister Eleanor, aged 67. My mother died at Whitchurch Hants, at the residence of her daughter and son in law, Dr Edward Burgess, after 3 days illness and was interred there in the same grave where her son Harry also lies.
Their children number 7 sons and 4 daughters.

[ Children of Alexander Bean and Eliza Henrietta May
1. Alexander Thomas Bean died at West Kensington 22 Oct 1956
2. Willoughby John Bean died at West Mersea 30 Oct 1938
3. Henrietta Elizabeth Bean died at Gt. Totham Vicarage 15 May 1950 buried at Totham
4. Anna Maria Bean died 4 Dec 1947
5. Samuel Edwin Bean died at Leavenheath 1 May 1952 buried at Stoke by Nayland
6. William Henry Bean died at Lymington Hants 1 Dec 1910 buried at Whitchurch
7. Joseph Alfred Bean died 9 October 1946
8. Catherine Frances Bean died in Norwich Hospital 20 Feb 1956 [ the writer of this book ]
9. Emily Gertrude Bean died at Worthing Sussex 2 March 1950 buried there.
10.Arthur Herbert Bean died at Hull 7 January 1943
11. Algernon Carter Bean died at Worthing Sussex 25 Jan 1953.

My father Alexander Bean at the age of 16 began his career at a distillery in London where his father placed him under the care of some gentleman, who remarked on being introduced that he was one of a 'great name'. He afterwards became engaged in the Reversionary Interest Society under another friend of his Father's Mr. C.G. Christmas ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 22.
[ Alexander Bean contd. ]
 My father was enrolled as a special Constable during the Chartist Riots in London: and served in one particular part which is now forgotten.
</p><p>
Sons & Daughters of Alexander & Eliza Henrietta Bean
 1. Alexander Thomas Bean born at 20 Linton St., Islington, London.15 August 1853. Registered at Islington. Baptised at st Mary in the Wall, Colchester Oct 1833 by the Rev. Bayles.
</p><p>
2. Willoughby John Bean born 17 April 1855 at Peldon Hall, registered in Peldon District; Baptised Little Wigborough Church 3 June 1855 by the Rev. E. Bowen. Died 30 October 1938.
</p><p>
3. Henrietta Elizabeth Bean born 15 August 1856 at Peldon Hall. Registered in Peldon. Baptised in Peldon Church by the Rev. C.R. Harrison
</p.<p>
4. Anna Maria Bean born 20 November 1857 at Peldon Hall: baptised in Peldon Church by the Rev. C.R. Harrison
</p><p>
5. Samuel Edwin Bean born 18 April 1859 at Peldon Hall. Registered and baptised at Peldon 26 Jun 1859 by the Rev. C.R. Harrison.
</p><p>
6. William Henry Bean born 31 August 1860 at Paslow Hall, High Ongar, Essex. Registered and baptised at Ongar by the Rev. J. Earle.
</p><p>
7. Joseph Alfred Bean born 12 Sep 1862 at Paslow Hall: registered at Ongar. Baptised at West Mersea 26 Apr 1863 by the Rev. Rigg.
</p><p>
8. Catherine Frances Bean born 11 Jan 1865 at Peldon Hall. Registered and baptised at Peldon 26 Mar 1867 by the Rev. Lewis.
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Title: History of the Bean Family opposite page 22. [ Alexander Bean contd. ]
My father was enrolled as a special Constable during the Chartist Riots in London: and served in one particular part which is now forgotten.

Sons & Daughters of Alexander & Eliza Henrietta Bean
1. Alexander Thomas Bean born at 20 Linton St., Islington, London.15 August 1853. Registered at Islington. Baptised at st Mary in the Wall, Colchester Oct 1833 by the Rev. Bayles.

2. Willoughby John Bean born 17 April 1855 at Peldon Hall, registered in Peldon District; Baptised Little Wigborough Church 3 June 1855 by the Rev. E. Bowen. Died 30 October 1938.

3. Henrietta Elizabeth Bean born 15 August 1856 at Peldon Hall. Registered in Peldon. Baptised in Peldon Church by the Rev. C.R. Harrison 4. Anna Maria Bean born 20 November 1857 at Peldon Hall: baptised in Peldon Church by the Rev. C.R. Harrison

5. Samuel Edwin Bean born 18 April 1859 at Peldon Hall. Registered and baptised at Peldon 26 Jun 1859 by the Rev. C.R. Harrison.

6. William Henry Bean born 31 August 1860 at Paslow Hall, High Ongar, Essex. Registered and baptised at Ongar by the Rev. J. Earle.

7. Joseph Alfred Bean born 12 Sep 1862 at Paslow Hall: registered at Ongar. Baptised at West Mersea 26 Apr 1863 by the Rev. Rigg.

8. Catherine Frances Bean born 11 Jan 1865 at Peldon Hall. Registered and baptised at Peldon 26 Mar 1867 by the Rev. Lewis.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 22.
 [ Alexander Bean contd. ]
</p><p>C.G. Christmas; an exceedingly good Christian gentleman. There he remained till his marriage, when an opportunity opened for him to lead a country life, which he much desired, and he returned to Little Wigborough, where he only resided for one year, owing to the departure of his brother Joseph for India, and the death of his brother Willoughby and the marriage of his sister Frances. He then, with his wife and infant son, Alexander Thomas, moved to Peldon Hall two miles off, resided there some years. He also lived for a few years at Paslow Hall, High Ongar, Esse, and again returned to Peldon, and finally to his own estate the 'Firs', West Mersea, where after a few years of failing health he died.
</p><p>
1st Alexander Thomas, eldest son of Alexander and Eliza Bean was born 15 Aug 1853. He is a Civil Engineer, and in his youth, worked with his Cousin Willoughby John Bean in the same business in London. He is twice married. 1st Wife Emmie; 2nd Maude. One son Alexander Herbert born 10 Mar 1927.
</p><p>
2nd Willoughby John, 2nd son of Alexander Bean was born 17 April 1855. Married Clara Dutton. Is engaged in farming and on oyster business in West Mersea.
</p><p>
3rd Henrietta Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Alexander Bean was born 15 Aug 1856. Married 20 Oct 1883 Thomas Alfred Machaltie M.D. Bathurst, Australia, where they live. Dr Machaltie ... [ to page 23 ]  FBN_047
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Title: History of the Bean Family page 22.
[ Alexander Bean contd. ]

C.G. Christmas; an exceedingly good Christian gentleman. There he remained till his marriage, when an opportunity opened for him to lead a country life, which he much desired, and he returned to Little Wigborough, where he only resided for one year, owing to the departure of his brother Joseph for India, and the death of his brother Willoughby and the marriage of his sister Frances. He then, with his wife and infant son, Alexander Thomas, moved to Peldon Hall two miles off, resided there some years. He also lived for a few years at Paslow Hall, High Ongar, Esse, and again returned to Peldon, and finally to his own estate the 'Firs', West Mersea, where after a few years of failing health he died.

1st Alexander Thomas, eldest son of Alexander and Eliza Bean was born 15 Aug 1853. He is a Civil Engineer, and in his youth, worked with his Cousin Willoughby John Bean in the same business in London. He is twice married. 1st Wife Emmie; 2nd Maude. One son Alexander Herbert born 10 Mar 1927.

2nd Willoughby John, 2nd son of Alexander Bean was born 17 April 1855. Married Clara Dutton. Is engaged in farming and on oyster business in West Mersea.

3rd Henrietta Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Alexander Bean was born 15 Aug 1856. Married 20 Oct 1883 Thomas Alfred Machaltie M.D. Bathurst, Australia, where they live. Dr Machaltie ... [ to page 23 ]

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 23.
 [ Sons and daughters of Aleander and Eliza Henrietta Bean contd. ]
</p><p>8. Catherine Frances Bean born 11 Jan 1865 at Peldon Hall. Registered and baptised at Peldon 26 Mar 1867 by the Rev. Lewis.
</p><p>9. Emily Gertrude Bean born 10 Nov 1866 at Peldon Hall
</p><p>
10. Arthur Herbert Bean born 2 March 1869 at Peldon Hall
</p><p>
11. Algernon Carter Bean born 10 June 1872
</p>

<p>
The following was added later - children of Samuel Edwin and Bertha Bean.
 May born at Little Wigborough 10 October 1891 baptised by the Rev. F. Owston at Little Wigborough 29 October 1891. Died in Bury St Edmunds 21 May 1971
 Rose born Little Wigborough 24 September 1892 baptised by Rev. F. Owston at Layer Breton 13 November 1892. Died in the Old Rectory Nursing Home Barham, Ipswich 19 February 1972
 Henry born at Little Wigborough 10 July 1894 baptised by Rev. F. Owston at Layer Breton 9 September 1894. Died at West Mersea 9 May 1968.
 Donald born at Little Wigborough 28 September 1895 baptised by Rev. F. Owston at Layer Breton 7 November 1895. Married <b>Eileen Mary Catt</b> 3 August 1931.
 Edwin born Brightlingsea 1 December 1898 baptised by the Rev. F. Owston at Layer Breton 10 January 1899. Married Clara Simpson 9 September 1933.  FBN_048
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Title: History of the Bean Family opposite page 23.
[ Sons and daughters of Aleander and Eliza Henrietta Bean contd. ]

8. Catherine Frances Bean born 11 Jan 1865 at Peldon Hall. Registered and baptised at Peldon 26 Mar 1867 by the Rev. Lewis.

9. Emily Gertrude Bean born 10 Nov 1866 at Peldon Hall

10. Arthur Herbert Bean born 2 March 1869 at Peldon Hall

11. Algernon Carter Bean born 10 June 1872

The following was added later - children of Samuel Edwin and Bertha Bean.
May born at Little Wigborough 10 October 1891 baptised by the Rev. F. Owston at Little Wigborough 29 October 1891. Died in Bury St Edmunds 21 May 1971
Rose born Little Wigborough 24 September 1892 baptised by Rev. F. Owston at Layer Breton 13 November 1892. Died in the Old Rectory Nursing Home Barham, Ipswich 19 February 1972
Henry born at Little Wigborough 10 July 1894 baptised by Rev. F. Owston at Layer Breton 9 September 1894. Died at West Mersea 9 May 1968.
Donald born at Little Wigborough 28 September 1895 baptised by Rev. F. Owston at Layer Breton 7 November 1895. Married Eileen Mary Catt 3 August 1931.
Edwin born Brightlingsea 1 December 1898 baptised by the Rev. F. Owston at Layer Breton 10 January 1899. Married Clara Simpson 9 September 1933.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 23.
 [ Children of Alexander and Eliza Bean contd. ]
</p><p>Dr Machaltie succeeded his father in an excellent practice: from which he retired in 1916. They belong to the Clan McChatean. Died 9 May 1938 at Portsmouth and was interred in Milton Cemetery.
</p><p>4th Anna Maria, second daughter of Alexander Bean, born 20 Nov 1857, married Thomas Edgar Marriott (second son of W. Marriott, Solicitor, of Perry Hill, London) at Durban, Natal, 25 March 1899. They lived for 10 years at Polela, Natal; and then returned to Newnham in Northamptonshire; and in 1917 went to live at Dene Park, near Tonbridge, as Manager of a large estate belonging to Mr Hollams, son of the late Sir John Hollams.
</p><p>
5th Samuel Edwin, 3rd son of Alexander Bean, born 18 April 1859 at Peldon Hall, married Bertha, daughter of the Rev. F. Owston 23 December 1890 and has 5 children. May born 10 Oct 1891. Rose born 24 Sept 1892: Henry born 10 July 1894. Donald born 28 Sep 1895; Edwin born 1 Dec 1898. They live at Leavenheath near Colchester on their own farm.
 Henry joined the Army 4 Sept 1914 on the outbreak of the Great War and has been serving as an Army Cyclist in France. Donald joined the 3rd Northants Regt. 30 May 1918. Wounded Sep 1918. Married Eileen Mary Catt 3 Aug 1931.
</p><p>6th William Henry, fourth sone of Alexander Bean born 31 Aug 1860. Entered the Army Medical Service in April 1885 and went to India that year. Sent to Burma ...  FBN_049
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Title: History of the Bean Family page 23.
[ Children of Alexander and Eliza Bean contd. ]

Dr Machaltie succeeded his father in an excellent practice: from which he retired in 1916. They belong to the Clan McChatean. Died 9 May 1938 at Portsmouth and was interred in Milton Cemetery.

4th Anna Maria, second daughter of Alexander Bean, born 20 Nov 1857, married Thomas Edgar Marriott (second son of W. Marriott, Solicitor, of Perry Hill, London) at Durban, Natal, 25 March 1899. They lived for 10 years at Polela, Natal; and then returned to Newnham in Northamptonshire; and in 1917 went to live at Dene Park, near Tonbridge, as Manager of a large estate belonging to Mr Hollams, son of the late Sir John Hollams.

5th Samuel Edwin, 3rd son of Alexander Bean, born 18 April 1859 at Peldon Hall, married Bertha, daughter of the Rev. F. Owston 23 December 1890 and has 5 children. May born 10 Oct 1891. Rose born 24 Sept 1892: Henry born 10 July 1894. Donald born 28 Sep 1895; Edwin born 1 Dec 1898. They live at Leavenheath near Colchester on their own farm.
Henry joined the Army 4 Sept 1914 on the outbreak of the Great War and has been serving as an Army Cyclist in France. Donald joined the 3rd Northants Regt. 30 May 1918. Wounded Sep 1918. Married Eileen Mary Catt 3 Aug 1931.

6th William Henry, fourth sone of Alexander Bean born 31 Aug 1860. Entered the Army Medical Service in April 1885 and went to India that year. Sent to Burma ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 24.
 [ Edwin Bean contd ]
<?p><p>
Edwin married Clara Simpson (died at Leicester 10 Dec 1975) at the Parish Church, Edmonton on Saturday 9 Sept 1933, lived at a bungalow at Leavenheath till March 1935 when they moved to Layer de la Haye and then to Dugarde Avenue, Shrub End, Colchester in 1936. Killed in collision with a motor car while cycling at Kingsford, Layer de la Haye on 30 Apr 1938. Their only daughter Shirley Elizabeth was born at the home of her grandparents Edmonton on 26 Oct 1934. On 11 Dec 1954 she married Andrew John Reeder at St Mary's Church, Edmonton, London N.
 Samuel Edwin Bean died at Leavenheath 1 May 1951 aged 92 years. His wife Bertha died at Leavenheath 22 Nov 1952 aged 88 years.
</p><p>
David Gury son of Andrew John and Shirley Reeder was born at Leicester 28 Feb 1957, baptised at Enderby Church 2 Jun 1957. He wore the christening gown worn by his mother which was made in 1852 for his great uncle Francis Owston and afterwards worn by his brother Alan 1853 and his sister Bertha 1864 and by all her children, also by Avril Clare daughter of A.J. and Shirley Reeder born 18 Mar 1961.  FBN_050
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Title: History of the Bean Family opposite page 24.
[ Edwin Bean contd ]

Edwin married Clara Simpson (died at Leicester 10 Dec 1975) at the Parish Church, Edmonton on Saturday 9 Sept 1933, lived at a bungalow at Leavenheath till March 1935 when they moved to Layer de la Haye and then to Dugarde Avenue, Shrub End, Colchester in 1936. Killed in collision with a motor car while cycling at Kingsford, Layer de la Haye on 30 Apr 1938. Their only daughter Shirley Elizabeth was born at the home of her grandparents Edmonton on 26 Oct 1934. On 11 Dec 1954 she married Andrew John Reeder at St Mary's Church, Edmonton, London N.
Samuel Edwin Bean died at Leavenheath 1 May 1951 aged 92 years. His wife Bertha died at Leavenheath 22 Nov 1952 aged 88 years.

David Gury son of Andrew John and Shirley Reeder was born at Leicester 28 Feb 1957, baptised at Enderby Church 2 Jun 1957. He wore the christening gown worn by his mother which was made in 1852 for his great uncle Francis Owston and afterwards worn by his brother Alan 1853 and his sister Bertha 1864 and by all her children, also by Avril Clare daughter of A.J. and Shirley Reeder born 18 Mar 1961.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 24.
 [ Children of Alexander and Eliza Bean contd. ]
</p><p>June 1886 and remained there till 1889 through the Burma war. Joined the Chin-Lushai Expedition in 1889 to 1890 during which time he came home on a furlough 9 Sep 1888 til 27 Feb 1889. In August 1890 he had 3 months sick leave and visited his sister Mrs Machaltie in Australia. Returned to Madras. Came home 1 April 1891. Stationed at Netley Hospital. Sent back to India Sept 1892 till Aug 1894. Sent home again on sick furlough: placed on half pay in 1896 and then sent in his papers. For his five years Field service he gained the Frontier Medal with 3 claps and was mentioned in despatches by Ge. Penn. Symms who tried to get the DSO for him, but the Duke of Cambridge would not grant it, has he had not been mentioned before. He was recommended for the V.C. for work done under fire in Burma on 12 Dec 1887 but never received it: and many others likewise went unrecorded for similar service.
 He took up dentistry in England and practiced for a few years successfully in West Kensington and married 7 Aug 1897 Rachel Jones, at old St. Pancras Church, where his parents were married. Failing health compelled him to retire and he went to live at Lymington Hants, with his wife in Oct 1910: and died there 1 Dec 1910 aged 50. His body was conveyed to rest in the same grave with his mother at Whitchurch, Hants.  FBN_051
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Title: History of the Bean Family page 24.
[ Children of Alexander and Eliza Bean contd. ]

June 1886 and remained there till 1889 through the Burma war. Joined the Chin-Lushai Expedition in 1889 to 1890 during which time he came home on a furlough 9 Sep 1888 til 27 Feb 1889. In August 1890 he had 3 months sick leave and visited his sister Mrs Machaltie in Australia. Returned to Madras. Came home 1 April 1891. Stationed at Netley Hospital. Sent back to India Sept 1892 till Aug 1894. Sent home again on sick furlough: placed on half pay in 1896 and then sent in his papers. For his five years Field service he gained the Frontier Medal with 3 claps and was mentioned in despatches by Ge. Penn. Symms who tried to get the DSO for him, but the Duke of Cambridge would not grant it, has he had not been mentioned before. He was recommended for the V.C. for work done under fire in Burma on 12 Dec 1887 but never received it: and many others likewise went unrecorded for similar service.
He took up dentistry in England and practiced for a few years successfully in West Kensington and married 7 Aug 1897 Rachel Jones, at old St. Pancras Church, where his parents were married. Failing health compelled him to retire and he went to live at Lymington Hants, with his wife in Oct 1910: and died there 1 Dec 1910 aged 50. His body was conveyed to rest in the same grave with his mother at Whitchurch, Hants.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 25.
 Leavenheath - Golden Wedding of Mr & Mrs[ Samuel Edwin ] Bean 23 Dec 1950.  FBN_052
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Title: History of the Bean Family opposite page 25.
Leavenheath - Golden Wedding of Mr & Mrs[ Samuel Edwin ] Bean 23 Dec 1950.
Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family 25.
 [ Children of Alexander and Eliza Bean contd ]
</p><p>with his mother at Whitchurch Hants.
</p><p>
7th Joseph Alfred fifth son of Alexander Bean was born 12 Sept 1868, married Jeanette Sloan of Edinburgh 14 Oct 1897. They have one daughter Dorothy Fleetwood born 12 Jan 1902 and one son born Mxas Day named Noel Alexander. Joseph Alfred Bean is a Civil Engineer and was Deputy Surveyor for the West Riding of Yorkshire and in 1900 became County Surveyor for Northumberland and lives in Newcastle on Type.
</p><p>
8th Catherine Frances, 3rd daughter of Alexander Bean, was born 11 Jan 1865 and married 4 Dec 1897 Edward John Burgess M.R.C.S. L.R.C.P. London of Brentwood Essex, at old St Pancras Church, where her parents and brother Harry were married, and where her husband was baptised and where his parents were married. Dr. Burgess was House surgeon at Barts to Sir Thomas Smith in 1874, and Assistant Chloroformist and Midwifery Assistant in 1876. After his marriage he practised in Whitchurch, Hants from 1896 to Sept 1912 when he retired on account of failing health and on 9 Apr 1917 Easter Monday, after long suffering he passed over: aged 64. He was interred in Shenfield

 (Catherine Francis died at Norwich Hospital 20 February 1956 aged 91.)  FBN_053
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Title: History of the Bean Family 25.
[ Children of Alexander and Eliza Bean contd ]

with his mother at Whitchurch Hants.

7th Joseph Alfred fifth son of Alexander Bean was born 12 Sept 1868, married Jeanette Sloan of Edinburgh 14 Oct 1897. They have one daughter Dorothy Fleetwood born 12 Jan 1902 and one son born Mxas Day named Noel Alexander. Joseph Alfred Bean is a Civil Engineer and was Deputy Surveyor for the West Riding of Yorkshire and in 1900 became County Surveyor for Northumberland and lives in Newcastle on Type.

8th Catherine Frances, 3rd daughter of Alexander Bean, was born 11 Jan 1865 and married 4 Dec 1897 Edward John Burgess M.R.C.S. L.R.C.P. London of Brentwood Essex, at old St Pancras Church, where her parents and brother Harry were married, and where her husband was baptised and where his parents were married. Dr. Burgess was House surgeon at Barts to Sir Thomas Smith in 1874, and Assistant Chloroformist and Midwifery Assistant in 1876. After his marriage he practised in Whitchurch, Hants from 1896 to Sept 1912 when he retired on account of failing health and on 9 Apr 1917 Easter Monday, after long suffering he passed over: aged 64. He was interred in Shenfield
(Catherine Francis died at Norwich Hospital 20 February 1956 aged 91.)

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 26.
</p><p>
The late Captain A.H. Bean. Responsible Voyages in Hull Liners.
</p><p>The Wilson liner ESKIMO, which it is reported is being fitted up at Kiel as a commerce raider. The vessel was captured by the Germans.
</p><p>
Married in 1937 Hilda Craig and they live at Hull.
 Died 7 January 1943.
</p>  FBN_054
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Title: History of the Bean Family opposite page 26.

The late Captain A.H. Bean. Responsible Voyages in Hull Liners.

The Wilson liner ESKIMO, which it is reported is being fitted up at Kiel as a commerce raider. The vessel was captured by the Germans.

Married in 1937 Hilda Craig and they live at Hull.
Died 7 January 1943.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 26.
 [ Children of Alexander and Eliza Bean contd ]
</p><p>Churchyard near his Parents, and his brothers Col. William Burgess (1st Essex Volunteer Battn.) and Mrs Charles Burgess.
</p><p>9th Emily Gertrude: fourth daughter of Alexander Bean born 10 Nov 1867. Married Richard Hardy Bolton of Flecknow, Northamptonshire 15 Sept 1892 and live at Staverton, Daventry. Their only child, Richard Frank born 14 July 1893, went to Canada to learn farming and joined the 8th Battalion of the Winnipeg Rifles when the Great War of 1914 began, and was killed in France 2 April 1917 near Vimy Ridge. He was buried at Villers aux Bois - aged 23.
</p><p>10th Arthur Herbert, 6th son of Alexander Bean born 2 March 1869. Became a Captain in the Mercantile Service and joined the Naval Reserve. Was for some time in the British India Service, but malaria fever compelled his return to England, and he has been in Wilson's Line Service. During the Great War, he was employed in carrying munitions of war between England and Russia and on 27 Jul 1916 he and his vessel the ESKIMO were captured in the Baltic by a ruse, and he was interned, first in Stralsund and then Augustabad. After being interned in Holland in 1918 he was finally sent back to Englad after the Armistice in December 1918.  FBN_055
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[ Children of Alexander and Eliza Bean contd ]

Churchyard near his Parents, and his brothers Col. William Burgess (1st Essex Volunteer Battn.) and Mrs Charles Burgess.

9th Emily Gertrude: fourth daughter of Alexander Bean born 10 Nov 1867. Married Richard Hardy Bolton of Flecknow, Northamptonshire 15 Sept 1892 and live at Staverton, Daventry. Their only child, Richard Frank born 14 July 1893, went to Canada to learn farming and joined the 8th Battalion of the Winnipeg Rifles when the Great War of 1914 began, and was killed in France 2 April 1917 near Vimy Ridge. He was buried at Villers aux Bois - aged 23.

10th Arthur Herbert, 6th son of Alexander Bean born 2 March 1869. Became a Captain in the Mercantile Service and joined the Naval Reserve. Was for some time in the British India Service, but malaria fever compelled his return to England, and he has been in Wilson's Line Service. During the Great War, he was employed in carrying munitions of war between England and Russia and on 27 Jul 1916 he and his vessel the ESKIMO were captured in the Baltic by a ruse, and he was interned, first in Stralsund and then Augustabad. After being interned in Holland in 1918 he was finally sent back to Englad after the Armistice in December 1918.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 27.
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Graham is married to Joy Lyver March 1941 at Bedford and has two sons Chrisopher Desmond born May 1951 19 Augsut 1945 married Maureen Stubbs (26 April 1943) Guy Jonathan 10 May 1949.
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Graham is married to Joy Lyver March 1941 at Bedford and has two sons Chrisopher Desmond born May 1951 19 Augsut 1945 married Maureen Stubbs (26 April 1943) Guy Jonathan 10 May 1949.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 27.
 [ Children of Alexander and Eliza Bean contd ]
</p><p>
11th Algernon Carter, seventh son of Alexander Bean was born 10 Jun 1872. Entered the Navy as Surgeon in 1898. Matriculated at the London University. Was Commissioned to HMS FORTE and went to West Africa in May 1899 for 3 years. He served in Lord Beresford's flagships in turn - the MAJESTIC, CAESAR and KING EDWARD VII. (The first and last were torpedoed and sunk by the Germans during the Great War). Served on the hospital ship MAINE and went to the Boer War with her. Became Fleet Surgeon in 1913. served in the Battleship BRITANNIC for 18 months of the Great War and just before the Battle of Jutland was sent to Melbourne to superintend the Medical Department of the Australian Navy. Returned to England in 1919. He married Alice Mackinlay 11 Mar 1911 and has one son Graham Alexander Marriott Bean - born August 1914.
</p><p>
My Father's Uncle Willoughby Bean. Fourth child of Alexander and Anne Bean, was a Major in the Coldstream Guards. In 1799 he married Elizabeth Haffey, a niece of General Stephenson. He died 18 May 1862 at Bath.
 They had 11 children - as follows:  FBN_057
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11th Algernon Carter, seventh son of Alexander Bean was born 10 Jun 1872. Entered the Navy as Surgeon in 1898. Matriculated at the London University. Was Commissioned to HMS FORTE and went to West Africa in May 1899 for 3 years. He served in Lord Beresford's flagships in turn - the MAJESTIC, CAESAR and KING EDWARD VII. (The first and last were torpedoed and sunk by the Germans during the Great War). Served on the hospital ship MAINE and went to the Boer War with her. Became Fleet Surgeon in 1913. served in the Battleship BRITANNIC for 18 months of the Great War and just before the Battle of Jutland was sent to Melbourne to superintend the Medical Department of the Australian Navy. Returned to England in 1919. He married Alice Mackinlay 11 Mar 1911 and has one son Graham Alexander Marriott Bean - born August 1914.

My Father's Uncle Willoughby Bean. Fourth child of Alexander and Anne Bean, was a Major in the Coldstream Guards. In 1799 he married Elizabeth Haffey, a niece of General Stephenson. He died 18 May 1862 at Bath.
They had 11 children - as follows:

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 28.
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Willoughby went to Victoria, Australia had 2 sons and 1 daughter. 
 Hilda Bean married Dr. Hallam. She was probably great grandchild of Willoughby.
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Willoughby went to Victoria, Australia had 2 sons and 1 daughter.
Hilda Bean married Dr. Hallam. She was probably great grandchild of Willoughby.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 28
 [ Children of Willoughby and Elizabeth Bean ]
</p><p>
1st Willoughby born March 1801, married July 1838 Harriet, second daughter of Lieut Col. Battye of the 60th Rifles. Left 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in Australia.
</p><p>
2nd Elizabeth died unmarried
</p><p>3rd Harriette died unmarried
</p><p>4th Louisa died unmarried
</p><p>5th John Henry, Major, died unmarried at Cheltenham in 1892. he was called by us Uncle Jack and was Godfather to my brother Willoughby John Bean.
</p> <p>6th Charlotte, died unmarried
</p><p>Anne Emily (Aunt Annette) married at Bath 19 Jan 1841 Col. Francis Anthony Clarke 52 Regt. Madras Native Infantry and 3rd son of Sir William Clarke, Baronet. They have 1 son and 1 duaghter. The son died in infancy. The daughter marred a W. Smith and had 2 children. Nettie and Harry. Harry married 1 Aug 1898 Ruth Trouson at Los Angeles, California. Col. Clarke died Sep 1879 at Cheltenham: his wife died in Feb 1891.
</p><p>
8th Henry Haffey, died at Ludlow in 1890 at an advanced age. Was twice married and left no family.
</p><p>
9th Henrietta died unmarried
</p><p>10th ?
</p><p>11th Alexander Louis Wellington (Uncle Alick) born 6 Jan 1816
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[ Children of Willoughby and Elizabeth Bean ]

1st Willoughby born March 1801, married July 1838 Harriet, second daughter of Lieut Col. Battye of the 60th Rifles. Left 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in Australia.

2nd Elizabeth died unmarried

3rd Harriette died unmarried

4th Louisa died unmarried

5th John Henry, Major, died unmarried at Cheltenham in 1892. he was called by us "Uncle Jack" and was Godfather to my brother Willoughby John Bean.

6th Charlotte, died unmarried

Anne Emily ("Aunt Annette") married at Bath 19 Jan 1841 Col. Francis Anthony Clarke 52 Regt. Madras Native Infantry and 3rd son of Sir William Clarke, Baronet. They have 1 son and 1 duaghter. The son died in infancy. The daughter marred a W. Smith and had 2 children. Nettie and Harry. Harry married 1 Aug 1898 Ruth Trouson at Los Angeles, California. Col. Clarke died Sep 1879 at Cheltenham: his wife died in Feb 1891.

8th Henry Haffey, died at Ludlow in 1890 at an advanced age. Was twice married and left no family.

9th Henrietta died unmarried

10th ?

11th Alexander Louis Wellington (Uncle Alick) born 6 Jan 1816

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 29.
</p><p>
Alexander Henry Stillingfleet Bean. Canon of Sheffield Cathedral died 1929.
 Rev. Clement Willoughby Bean of Blo' Norton died 3 Oct 1942 age 91 years
 Minnie Drielsma died at Tunbridge Wells June 1960
 Charles Frederick Drielsma died 1950
 Dorothy Fowler in Devon died 1951
 Bernard married first Dorothy Hussey lived in India both missionaries. Dorothy died July 1936. Bernard married again January 1945 Margaret Roberts. They have 3 children Dorothy Annette born Nov 1946, and twin boys John Willoughby and Richard Stillingfleet born 13 Apr 1949.
</p><p>Somerleyton Rectord Inducted. Rev. B.W. Bean. Feb 1953.
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Alexander Henry Stillingfleet Bean. Canon of Sheffield Cathedral died 1929.
Rev. Clement Willoughby Bean of Blo' Norton died 3 Oct 1942 age 91 years
Minnie Drielsma died at Tunbridge Wells June 1960
Charles Frederick Drielsma died 1950
Dorothy Fowler in Devon died 1951
Bernard married first Dorothy Hussey lived in India both missionaries. Dorothy died July 1936. Bernard married again January 1945 Margaret Roberts. They have 3 children Dorothy Annette born Nov 1946, and twin boys John Willoughby and Richard Stillingfleet born 13 Apr 1949.

Somerleyton Rectord Inducted. Rev. B.W. Bean. Feb 1953.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 29.
 [ Children of Willoughby and Elizabeth Bean - Alexander Louis Wellington contd. ]
</p><p>at Amboise in France. Educated at Pembroke Coll. Oxford. Ordained 1841. For many years Vicar of Sowerby, Yorishire, where he was greatly loved. Died 30 Mar 1895. He married, first, Marian Stillingfleet, and had two sons Alexander Henry Stillingfleet, and Clement Willoughby: and 3 daughters who died young. His second wife was Ellen Rawson. Both his sons are married. Alexander married twice and by his first wife, Emma Grindon, had two daughters Minnie and Dorothy. Minnie married Carl Drielsma and Dorothy, Mr Fowler.
 By his second wife Lucy Cooper he has 3 sons: Cutherbert unmarried: Bernad and Haffey - all serving in the Great War - Cutherbet and Haffey in the Flying Corps and Bernard in the South African Rifles. Alexander has 5 daughters: Madge, married Capt. Louis Alfred Brooke Smith and has 6 sons: Hilda & Evelyn - twins: Andrea: and Kathleen. Clement Bean is married and has one son John Willoughby Stillingfleet and a daughter Joan Clemence.
</p><p>
Willoughby Bean, the father of Alexander Louis Wellington Bean, served in his first campaign with Arthur Wellesley, under the Duke of York. Both were junior lieutenants. The campaign was disasterous: 1794. On one occassion the French were coming upon them in vast numbers and the Duke of York was under the table, drunk.  FBN_061
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[ Children of Willoughby and Elizabeth Bean - Alexander Louis Wellington contd. ]

at Amboise in France. Educated at Pembroke Coll. Oxford. Ordained 1841. For many years Vicar of Sowerby, Yorishire, where he was greatly loved. Died 30 Mar 1895. He married, first, Marian Stillingfleet, and had two sons Alexander Henry Stillingfleet, and Clement Willoughby: and 3 daughters who died young. His second wife was Ellen Rawson. Both his sons are married. Alexander married twice and by his first wife, Emma Grindon, had two daughters Minnie and Dorothy. Minnie married Carl Drielsma and Dorothy, Mr Fowler.
By his second wife Lucy Cooper he has 3 sons: Cutherbert unmarried: Bernad and Haffey - all serving in the Great War - Cutherbet and Haffey in the Flying Corps and Bernard in the South African Rifles. Alexander has 5 daughters: Madge, married Capt. Louis Alfred Brooke Smith and has 6 sons: Hilda & Evelyn - twins: Andrea: and Kathleen. Clement Bean is married and has one son John Willoughby Stillingfleet and a daughter Joan Clemence.

Willoughby Bean, the father of Alexander Louis Wellington Bean, served in his first campaign with Arthur Wellesley, under the Duke of York. Both were junior lieutenants. The campaign was disasterous: 1794. On one occassion the French were coming upon them in vast numbers and the Duke of York was "under the table, drunk".

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 30.
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Haffey became a clergyman married Margaret Ogden daughter of a Dr. in Newcastle. They had a son Nigel and a daughter Dorothy. Haffey died in Yorkshire Oct 1954. Madge (Margaret Frances Stillingfleet) and Louis Alfred Brook Smith 
 6 sons John Louis Cuthbert Charles Francis Guy
 2 daughters Andrea and Margaret.
</p><p>
1. John (Merchant Service on Conway Training Ship)
 2. Louis 2nd World War
 3. Cuthbert in Regular Army
 4. Charles Tea-planting in Ceylon and with Gurkhas during war
 5. Francis Haffey RNR & Merchant Navy died December 1952 aged 34 awarded George Cross
 6. Guy Rhodesian Police
 Andrea Queen Alexandra's Nursing Reserve
 Margaret in W.R.E.N.
</p> <p> 
Hilda and Evelyn twins Army Nurses in both World Wars
 Andrea - Newfoundland and India YMCA
 Kathleen Queen Alexandra Nursing Service 2nd World War.
</p><p>Margaret (Mig) married Ralph Watson (Co. Durham) at Hasketon, Suffolk 14 Oct 1975.
</p><p>Lieut. Command Francis Haffey Q.C. R.D. RNR beloved husband of Jane Watt Brooke-Smith. Death - 3 Dec 1952.
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Haffey became a clergyman married Margaret Ogden daughter of a Dr. in Newcastle. They had a son Nigel and a daughter Dorothy. Haffey died in Yorkshire Oct 1954. Madge (Margaret Frances Stillingfleet) and Louis Alfred Brook Smith
6 sons John Louis Cuthbert Charles Francis Guy
2 daughters Andrea and Margaret.

1. John (Merchant Service on Conway Training Ship)
2. Louis 2nd World War
3. Cuthbert in Regular Army
4. Charles Tea-planting in Ceylon and with Gurkhas during war
5. Francis Haffey RNR & Merchant Navy died December 1952 aged 34 awarded George Cross
6. Guy Rhodesian Police
Andrea Queen Alexandra's Nursing Reserve
Margaret in W.R.E.N.

Hilda and Evelyn twins Army Nurses in both World Wars
Andrea - Newfoundland and India YMCA
Kathleen Queen Alexandra Nursing Service 2nd World War.

Margaret (Mig) married Ralph Watson (Co. Durham) at Hasketon, Suffolk 14 Oct 1975.

Lieut. Command Francis Haffey Q.C. R.D. RNR beloved husband of Jane Watt Brooke-Smith. Death - 3 Dec 1952.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 30.
 [Willoughby Bean contd.]
</p><p>Sir Harry Burrard therefore took command and ordered a retreat.
</p><p>On one occasion Willoughby Bean was with 20,000 troops fronted by 200,000 Frenchmen. The German allies shamefully deserted them, but the 20,000 with wonderful pluck, cut their way through to Hamburg.
 In 1800 Willoughby Bean, 3 weeks after his marriage, was sent on a secret expedition to destroy the sluices at Ostend. They destroyed them, and also the fleet of Buonaparte and then landed. A great storm, lasting 3 days, prevented their return to their ships. They were overwhelmed and lost their commanding officer and had to surrender to the French. Willoughby was made prisoner of war: sent to Lille: and kept for 6 months before an exchange of prisoners was made.
</p><p>His son Alexander Louis Wellington was so named in consequence of the following circumstances.
 In 1815 Alexander's brother Willoughby Bean (named after his father, usually known as the Old Major) was in England, where at the same time, also were the Duke of Wellington and Gen. Stephenson after the Battle of Waterloo. The Duke, with his aide-de-camp, Gen. Stephenson, had to return to Paris to settle matters after the restoration of the ...
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[Willoughby Bean contd.]

Sir Harry Burrard therefore took command and ordered a retreat.

On one occasion Willoughby Bean was with 20,000 troops fronted by 200,000 Frenchmen. The German allies shamefully deserted them, but the 20,000 with wonderful pluck, cut their way through to Hamburg.
In 1800 Willoughby Bean, 3 weeks after his marriage, was sent on a secret expedition to destroy the sluices at Ostend. They destroyed them, and also the fleet of Buonaparte and then landed. A great storm, lasting 3 days, prevented their return to their ships. They were overwhelmed and lost their commanding officer and had to surrender to the French. Willoughby was made prisoner of war: sent to Lille: and kept for 6 months before an exchange of prisoners was made.

His son Alexander Louis Wellington was so named in consequence of the following circumstances.
In 1815 Alexander's brother Willoughby Bean (named after his father, usually known as the "Old Major") was in England, where at the same time, also were the Duke of Wellington and Gen. Stephenson after the Battle of Waterloo. The Duke, with his aide-de-camp, Gen. Stephenson, had to return to Paris to settle matters after the restoration of the ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 31.
 Lieut-Commander Francis Haffey Brook-Smith GC of Hasketon killed after collision with car. 8 December 1952. He was 34.  FBN_064
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Title: History of the Bean Family opposite page 31.
Lieut-Commander Francis Haffey Brook-Smith GC of Hasketon killed after collision with car. 8 December 1952. He was 34.
Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 31.
 [ Alexander Louis Wellington contd. ]
</p><p>
Bourbons. This was an opportunity for a young Willoughby Bean to go to his father in Amboise where the Callte (?) was living at the time of the famous battle. On reaching Paris they put up at the Palais Bourbon, the set of the present Republic. Here Willoughby was with the Duke & Gen. Stephenson, and after a short time was sent by the General on to Amboise. So, when Alexander was born in 1816 he received that name after his grandfather and the Emperor of Russia: Louis after the then King of France Louis XVIII and Wellington after the Duke, under whose protection his brother Willoughby, who was also his Godfather, had come to France.
</p><p>General Stephenson, Uncle to the wife of Old Major Willoughby Bean, was Officer in Command of Arthur Wellesley, afterwards Duke of Wellington. The two were deeply attached, 
Wellesley was ordered by Gen. Stephenson to make a flank movement on Seringa Plateau, while the General assaulted from another point. Wellesley blundered and came too late. Stephenson however carried Seringa Plateau: but recognising the promise and merits of Wellesley did not report him. Wellesley was grateful for this generous act, to which he owed his career of greatness. Subsequently the General acted as aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington in 1815.
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[ Alexander Louis Wellington contd. ]

Bourbons. This was an opportunity for a young Willoughby Bean to go to his father in Amboise where the Callte (?) was living at the time of the famous battle. On reaching Paris they put up at the Palais Bourbon, the set of the present Republic. Here Willoughby was with the Duke & Gen. Stephenson, and after a short time was sent by the General on to Amboise. So, when Alexander was born in 1816 he received that name after his grandfather and the Emperor of Russia: Louis after the then King of France Louis XVIII and Wellington after the Duke, under whose protection his brother Willoughby, who was also his Godfather, had come to France.

General Stephenson, Uncle to the wife of Old Major Willoughby Bean, was Officer in Command of Arthur Wellesley, afterwards Duke of Wellington. The two were deeply attached, Wellesley was ordered by Gen. Stephenson to make a flank movement on Seringa Plateau, while the General assaulted from another point. Wellesley blundered and came too late. Stephenson however carried Seringa Plateau: but recognising the promise and merits of Wellesley did not report him. Wellesley was grateful for this generous act, to which he owed his career of greatness. Subsequently the General acted as aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington in 1815.

Source:Mersea Museum
 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.
</p><p>He was formerly of Steward's Farm, Leavenheath, Colchester.
</p><p>Essex County Standard 13 September 1968.
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£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.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 32.
 My Great Uncle
</p><p>A small memorandum from a Ross paper relating to Major Willoughby Bean (the Old Major) runs thus:
</p><p>
My communicative guide further indicated with special interest, what she termed a 'pointed' house from its conspicuous high gale end in the town of Amboise, near the Place on Commerce under the Castle of Amboise on the east side and and beyond a quadrilateral court of a tannery establishment, as being for some years the dwelling of a much respected English family: and for that reason the house was called La Maison Bene. Upon further inquiry, it was found that the late Major Willoughby Bean of His Majesty's Guards had resided there. He was kinsman to one of our most County Magistrates, lived to a very advanced age, and died in the City of Bath: famed for longevity quietude and refinement, some 14 years since, as recorded in the pages of the Landed Gentry.  FBN_067
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My Great Uncle

A small memorandum from a Ross paper relating to Major Willoughby Bean (the "Old Major") runs thus:

"My communicative guide further indicated with special interest, what she termed a 'pointed' house from its conspicuous high gale end in the town of Amboise, near the Place on Commerce under the Castle of Amboise on the east side and and beyond a quadrilateral court of a tannery establishment, as being for some years the dwelling of a much respected English family: and for that reason the house was called "La Maison Bene". Upon further inquiry, it was found that the late Major Willoughby Bean of His Majesty's Guards had resided there. He was kinsman to one of our most County Magistrates, lived to a very advanced age, and died in the City of Bath: famed for longevity quietude and refinement, some 14 years since, as recorded in the pages of the "Landed Gentry".

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 33.
 My Grandfather, Henry John May, My Mother's Father CFB.
</p><p>
My Great Grandfather May was married 5 times.
 1st wife Bessie Goodwin. She was a lady of St. Osyth and they had one son Thomas May, who afterwards married Miss Sarjeant, and having no children they adopted their niece Eliza Henrietta May (My Mother - CFB)
 2nd Wife Miss Sadler, of Bocking Hall, East Mersea. she was a fine handsome woman, and had one daughter Elizabeth who afterwards married Mr Isaac Green.
 3rd wife Henrietta Stevens (my great grandmother). She was a charming handsome lady and was an excellent stepmother to Thoms May. She died when her only child, Henry John (my grandfather) was 9 years old. The circumstances of her death are very touching. Her mother, Mrs Stevens, lived in Colchester 10 miles from Mersea. she was taken very ill and her daughter Henrietta brought her away to her own home at West Mersea and nursed her till she died. The daughter immediately took the same illness and died suddenly. Both were buried the same day in the same grave. I have a photograph taken from a large oil painting that was in my Grandfather's possession and at his death became my brother Willoughby's. Mrs Thomas May, my great-aunt, copied this painting in watercolours and it is now in the possession of my sister Mrs Machaltie.
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My Grandfather, Henry John May, My Mother's Father CFB.

My Great Grandfather May was married 5 times.
1st wife Bessie Goodwin. She was a lady of St. Osyth and they had one son Thomas May, who afterwards married Miss Sarjeant, and having no children they adopted their niece Eliza Henrietta May (My Mother - CFB)
2nd Wife Miss Sadler, of Bocking Hall, East Mersea. she was a fine handsome woman, and had one daughter Elizabeth who afterwards married Mr Isaac Green.
3rd wife Henrietta Stevens (my great grandmother). She was a charming handsome lady and was an excellent stepmother to Thoms May. She died when her only child, Henry John (my grandfather) was 9 years old. The circumstances of her death are very touching. Her mother, Mrs Stevens, lived in Colchester 10 miles from Mersea. she was taken very ill and her daughter Henrietta brought her away to her own home at West Mersea and nursed her till she died. The daughter immediately took the same illness and died suddenly. Both were buried the same day in the same grave. I have a photograph taken from a large oil painting that was in my Grandfather's possession and at his death became my brother Willoughby's. Mrs Thomas May, my great-aunt, copied this painting in watercolours and it is now in the possession of my sister Mrs Machaltie.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 34.
 [ wives of Henry John May contd ]
</p><p>
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 [ <a href=mmphoto.php?typ=ID&hit=1&tot=1&ba=cke&bid=TM6_20628>TM6_20628 </a> ]
</p><p>5th Wife Anne Pullen, whose only child Edward died young.
</p><p>
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.
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[ 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.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 35.
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Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 36.
 An Extract from a Lady's Diary containing a reference to our mother, Mrs Alexander Bean.
</p><p>This extract was taken from the journal of Miss Elizabeth Edmondson Webb, which she wrote while staying in Brand's Cottage, West Mersea, with her brother and his wife. Mr Webb was on some Coastguard Inspection Duty (?) during the years 1851 and 1852, when my Uncle Henry Bean and Aunt Emily were living at Rosebank. The two families became very intimate. Miss Webb was married on 30 Dec 1852 (just two months after my mother's marriage) to the Rev. Charles Tate at St Jude's Southsea. The following extract was given me by her daughter, my dear friend Mary Elizabeth Tate, who lived next door to me and my husband the last four years of our life in Whitchurch Hants (C.F.B.)
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<p>7 Feb 1852 Mrs Henry Bean came in this morning to ask me to accompany them to Colchester, as it was a lovely day. I was only too happy to do so as I was anxious to see the place. We started at a quarter to twelve in Mr Willcocks' dog cart and had a lovely drive over the Strood into Colchester, which we reached at half past one. Its a nice clean place and an unusually large country town. Mrs Bean and I walked about and did some shopping, then went to Mr ...
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Title: History of the Bean Family opposite page 36.
An Extract from a Lady's Diary containing a reference to our mother, Mrs Alexander Bean.

This extract was taken from the journal of Miss Elizabeth Edmondson Webb, which she wrote while staying in Brand's Cottage, West Mersea, with her brother and his wife. Mr Webb was on some Coastguard Inspection Duty (?) during the years 1851 and 1852, when my Uncle Henry Bean and Aunt Emily were living at Rosebank. The two families became very intimate. Miss Webb was married on 30 Dec 1852 (just two months after my mother's marriage) to the Rev. Charles Tate at St Jude's Southsea. The following extract was given me by her daughter, my dear friend Mary Elizabeth Tate, who lived next door to me and my husband the last four years of our life in Whitchurch Hants (C.F.B.)

7 Feb 1852 Mrs Henry Bean came in this morning to ask me to accompany them to Colchester, as it was a lovely day. I was only too happy to do so as I was anxious to see the place. We started at a quarter to twelve in Mr Willcocks' dog cart and had a lovely drive over the Strood into Colchester, which we reached at half past one. Its a nice clean place and an unusually large country town. Mrs Bean and I walked about and did some shopping, then went to Mr ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 36.
 The Sarjeant Family
</p><p>Miss Mary Sarjeant, who died in Hampstead, London in 1911, was 2 years older than my mother and was a Roman Catholic. she lived for many years with her 'aunt' Miss Martha Halsted, and with a niece of the latter, Miss 'Minnie' Halsted (whose real name was Esther) and used to visit us frequently at Peldon Hall. She was, I believe, the only living relative of Mrs Thomas May, my great aunt (who adopted my mother - CFB). Mary Sargeant and my mother were girls together till my mother left Mersea at the age of twelve: but they remained fast friends all their live. The latter and his son both served in India, where the son died. Mars May's father lived at Orleans Cottage, West Mersea, when the Cottage was only a bungalow. Mr Thomas May lived in West Mersea Hall, and the properties adjoined each other, so a little gate was made between the two gardens to facilitate the courtship of Mr May and Miss Sarjeant ! Great Aunt May should have inherited a good fortune but the father, like most Army men spent it freely, so Great Uncle May had only his own money to live on, which was a life interest in the Hall.
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Title: History of the Bean Family page 36.
The Sarjeant Family

Miss Mary Sarjeant, who died in Hampstead, London in 1911, was 2 years older than my mother and was a Roman Catholic. she lived for many years with her 'aunt' Miss Martha Halsted, and with a niece of the latter, Miss 'Minnie' Halsted (whose real name was Esther) and used to visit us frequently at Peldon Hall. She was, I believe, the only living relative of Mrs Thomas May, my great aunt (who adopted my mother - CFB). Mary Sargeant and my mother were girls together till my mother left Mersea at the age of twelve: but they remained fast friends all their live. The latter and his son both served in India, where the son died. Mars May's father lived at Orleans Cottage, West Mersea, when the Cottage was only a bungalow. Mr Thomas May lived in West Mersea Hall, and the properties adjoined each other, so a little gate was made between the two gardens to facilitate the courtship of Mr May and Miss Sarjeant ! Great Aunt May should have inherited a good fortune but the father, like most Army men spent it freely, so Great Uncle May had only his own money to live on, which was a life interest in the Hall.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 37
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Extract Continued
</p><p>Thomas May's</b> who is Lord of the Manor of Mersea & takes the great tithes, and is also patron of the living He was for many years resident in this place and now lives in Colchester. They have educated a niece, a nice pretty girl who is engaged to W. Alexander Bean. We dined to spend a pleasant evening with music, and returned a little before eleven oclock.
</p><p>A later extract
</p><p>15 Feb 1852 Sunday. I walked home with the Beans and sat for a few moments with them and they bid me a very kind farewell. I leave Mersea with a feeling of regret as one always must have when one has experienced kindness. I wonder whether I shall see them again! Possibly never. And now I find the use of my Journal for the remembrance of them all will not quite pass away.
</p><p>Miss Webb never met my relatives again. She had spent several months in Mersea and had become very intimate with Uncle Henry and Aunt Emily. She met at Rosebank all my Uncles except Uncle John, there is no mention of her having known my father, nor my Grandparents Bean, though she speaks of them as living at Peldon Hall, but apparently she never went there herself. My Father was then living in London. She writes most highly of Uncle Joe and Uncle William as ...  FBN_076
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Extract Continued

Thomas May's who is Lord of the Manor of Mersea & takes the great tithes, and is also patron of the living He was for many years resident in this place and now lives in Colchester. They have educated a niece, a nice pretty girl who is engaged to W. Alexander Bean. We dined to spend a pleasant evening with music, and returned a little before eleven oclock.

A later extract

"15 Feb 1852 Sunday. I walked home with the Beans and sat for a few moments with them and they bid me a very kind farewell. I leave Mersea with a feeling of regret as one always must have when one has experienced kindness. I wonder whether I shall see them again! Possibly never. And now I find the use of my Journal for the remembrance of them all will not quite pass away."

Miss Webb never met my relatives again. She had spent several months in Mersea and had become very intimate with Uncle Henry and Aunt Emily. She met at Rosebank all my Uncles except Uncle John, there is no mention of her having known my father, nor my Grandparents Bean, though she speaks of them as "living at Peldon Hall", but apparently she never went there herself. My Father was then living in London. She writes most highly of Uncle Joe and Uncle William as ...

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 37
 [ Great Uncle May (Thomas May 1788 - 1857) contd. ]
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He eventually retired on something between £600 and £900 a year, with only his adopted niece to provide for. He died before his wife and after his nice's marriage with Alexander Bean (My Father): and his widow spent most of the remaining years of her life in her niece's home, eventually returning to W... - Mersea where she died. She was a clever, stern woman, who spared no pains with her niece's education and provided her with good masters. The latter, like her Aunt, shewed special talent in drawing and painting, and was well taught by Mr Glover, a pupil of Gainsborough. Mr Glover was a clever artist but one who never finished his own pictures (my mother told me) but so well did she succeed in her painting that he once told her he could teach her nothing more in trees. The Mays were very fond of travelling about England, chiefly in those days by coach: and always took my mother. Her knowledge of Derbyshire and the Peak Country etc. was extensive and her pretty sketches of the many places they visited were both valued and numerous. South Wales they often visited.
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[ Great Uncle May (Thomas May 1788 - 1857) contd. ]

He eventually retired on something between £600 and £900 a year, with only his adopted niece to provide for. He died before his wife and after his nice's marriage with Alexander Bean (My Father): and his widow spent most of the remaining years of her life in her niece's home, eventually returning to W... - Mersea where she died. She was a clever, stern woman, who spared no pains with her niece's education and provided her with good masters. The latter, like her Aunt, shewed special talent in drawing and painting, and was well taught by Mr Glover, a pupil of Gainsborough. Mr Glover was a clever artist but one who "never finished his own pictures" (my mother told me) but so well did she succeed in her painting that he once told her "he could teach her nothing more in trees". The Mays were very fond of travelling about England, chiefly in those days by coach: and always took my mother. Her knowledge of Derbyshire and the Peak Country etc. was extensive and her pretty sketches of the many places they visited were both valued and numerous. South Wales they often visited.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family opposite page 38.
</p><p>Opposite page 38. Extract continued
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<p>such nice unassuming young men & frequently remarks on the musical abilities of the family, especially Aunt Emily's (wife of Henry Bean born 1814) playing which was very beautiful. She met Aunt Bean and miss Waller, Uncle William's fiancee; also, the Misses Lingwood, Aunt Emily's clever sisters.
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It was only by a chance observation that her daughter, Mary Tate, discovered my connection with Mersea and the friends of her Mother's youthful days. She very kindly looked up the Journal and found the frequent references to my relativs and then gave me the extracts to copy for the benefit of my Brothers & Sisters & myself.
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Title: History of the Bean Family opposite page 38.

Opposite page 38. Extract continued

"such nice unassuming young men" & frequently remarks on the musical abilities of the family, especially Aunt Emily's (wife of Henry Bean born 1814) playing which was very beautiful. She met Aunt Bean and miss Waller, Uncle William's fiancee; also, the Misses Lingwood, Aunt Emily's clever sisters.

It was only by a chance observation that her daughter, Mary Tate, discovered my connection with Mersea and the friends of her Mother's youthful days. She very kindly looked up the Journal and found the frequent references to my relativs and then gave me the extracts to copy for the benefit of my Brothers & Sisters & myself.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 38.
 My Grandfather Henry John May born 21 April 1802
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My Grandfather was destined for the church, but owing to his mother's early death, he was allowed to do as he liked and practically wasted a good education. The living of Mersea was his, but it was sold: and all the fine property of Mersea Hall fell into wasteful hands till the land became worth very little. He married a very faulty woman, Eliza Logatt [ or Logett ?] who unfortunately lost the inheritance that should have been hers, owing to her mother marrying a second time a Mr Kirwan, and having a large family.
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Mr & Mrs May had 3 daughters.
 1st Eliza Henrietta, adopted by Mr & Mrs Thomas May. She married Aleander Bean 26 Oct 1852 (see page 20).
 2nd Maria, who married Robert Taylor. They had one son Harry, married and had a family, daughter Alice, a fine handsome girl, who married Fred Everett and had 5 or 6 children and died of consumption when they were all very young. Fred Everett afterwards married Kitty Cleland, daughter of Dr & Mrs Cleland & 1st Cousin to Alice Everett: but in less than a year, she also died of consumption.
 3rd Catherine Phyllis, who married first Dr Cleland and had 2 sons and 1 daughter. The daughter Kitty married Fred Everett, as mentioned above.
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Title: History of the Bean Family page 38.
My Grandfather Henry John May born 21 April 1802

My Grandfather was destined for the church, but owing to his mother's early death, he was allowed to do as he liked and practically wasted a good education. The living of Mersea was his, but it was sold: and all the fine property of Mersea Hall fell into wasteful hands till the land became worth very little. He married a very faulty woman, Eliza Logatt [ or Logett ?] who unfortunately lost the inheritance that should have been hers, owing to her mother marrying a second time a Mr Kirwan, and having a large family.

Mr & Mrs May had 3 daughters.
1st Eliza Henrietta, adopted by Mr & Mrs Thomas May. She married Aleander Bean 26 Oct 1852 (see page 20).
2nd Maria, who married Robert Taylor. They had one son Harry, married and had a family, daughter Alice, a fine handsome girl, who married Fred Everett and had 5 or 6 children and died of consumption when they were all very young. Fred Everett afterwards married Kitty Cleland, daughter of Dr & Mrs Cleland & 1st Cousin to Alice Everett: but in less than a year, she also died of consumption.
3rd Catherine Phyllis, who married first Dr Cleland and had 2 sons and 1 daughter. The daughter Kitty married Fred Everett, as mentioned above.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family page 39.
 [ My Grandfather Henry John May contd ]
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The daughter Kitty married Fred Everett as mentioned above, the elder son Alan married Mathilda Kirwan, a daugher of Mr Kirwan and Mrs Logatt (see page 38) and Alan died of consumption when quite a young man.
 James, the second son, was a tall fine man like his brother but died some years after of the same disease.
 Catherine Cleland married secondly Rowland Tayler, a veterinary surgeon of Colchester; they had 1 son, Charles, and 3 daughters, Edith, Florence and Elen Louisa: who all married, and are all remarkably good looking like their handsome mother, the daughters especially inheriting her talent for singing.
Mrs Taylor died of consumption after lingering for some time in her fahter's house at West Mersea: and is buried in West Mersea Churchyard. Mr Tayler married a second time, a widow, a Mrs Cross, who died before him.
He died of angina pectoris somewhere about about 1899.
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<p>Florence married Mr Wm. Boreham - died at the house of her son Dr John Borham in 1951 at Southwold. Charles was killed in motor accident. 
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Title: History of the Bean Family page 39.
[ My Grandfather Henry John May contd ]

The daughter Kitty married Fred Everett as mentioned above, the elder son Alan married Mathilda Kirwan, a daugher of Mr Kirwan and Mrs Logatt (see page 38) and Alan died of consumption when quite a young man.
James, the second son, was a tall fine man like his brother but died some years after of the same disease.
Catherine Cleland married secondly Rowland Tayler, a veterinary surgeon of Colchester; they had 1 son, Charles, and 3 daughters, Edith, Florence and Elen Louisa: who all married, and are all remarkably good looking like their handsome mother, the daughters especially inheriting her talent for singing. Mrs Taylor died of consumption after lingering for some time in her fahter's house at West Mersea: and is buried in West Mersea Churchyard. Mr Tayler married a second time, a widow, a Mrs Cross, who died before him. He died of angina pectoris somewhere about about 1899.

Florence married Mr Wm. Boreham - died at the house of her son Dr John Borham in 1951 at Southwold. Charles was killed in motor accident.

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family.
 Diamond Wedding and death of Mr S.E. Bean of Leavenheath.  FBN_101
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Title: History of the Bean Family.
Diamond Wedding and death of Mr S.E. Bean of Leavenheath.
Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family
 Funeral of Mrs Bertha Bean at Leavenheath. She was 88.
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Title: History of the Bean Family
Funeral of Mrs Bertha Bean at Leavenheath. She was 88.
December 1952
Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family
 Landowners are urged to become adaptable. Re. Melford Hall.
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Title: History of the Bean Family
Landowners are urged to become adaptable. Re. Melford Hall.
From East Anglian Daily Times
Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family
 Holy Trinity Church - Long Melford. Montgomory House was once the Rectory.  FBN_122
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Title: History of the Bean Family
Holy Trinity Church - Long Melford. Montgomory House was once the Rectory.
Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family
</p><p>A Thanksgiving for the life of Eileen Mary Bean 1899 - 1989.
 All Saints Church, Newton.
 11 December 1989
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Title: History of the Bean Family

A Thanksgiving for the life of Eileen Mary Bean 1899 - 1989.
All Saints Church, Newton.
11 December 1989

Source:Mersea Museum
 History of the Bean Family
</p><p>A Thanksgiving for the life of Eileen Mary Bean 1899 - 1989.
 Pages 2 and 3.
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Title: History of the Bean Family

A Thanksgiving for the life of Eileen Mary Bean 1899 - 1989.
Pages 2 and 3.
11 December 1989

Source:Mersea Museum