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William and Eliza Beard

Surnames mentioned on this page
Eliza Jane Prendegast Pioneer wife and mother,
Alfred Robert Coad, William Crowhurst, Gertrude Alice English,
William Hall, Thelma Olive Isabell Keane, Rosie Isabel Morgan,
Jane Osborne, Emma Price, Charles John Ramsey,
Alfred William Rogers, Lilian Stiles, James Taylor,
Jessie Amelia Wright, Arthur John Wilson, David James Young,

All errors are mine, corrections are Nola's.
My information has been updated by Nola who had a now disappeared site called www.oocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/8507

After a query on 23 June 2006 I researched South Australian shipping - spent some time looking for single women and found
Prendergrast Eliza 18 Servant Ireland
List has 40 Girls and Single women, Eliza is one of 12 girls giving Ireland as birthplace
ship Eliza, 912 tons, Captain Thomas Pain, from London & Plymouth 11th May 1849, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 23rd August 1849
also reported in the South Australian Register Saturday 25th August 1849

The ship Eliza, 912 tons, Captain Thomas Pain, from London & Plymouth 11th May 1849, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Thursday August 23rd, 1849:- .
Passengers: * Captain Sturt, Mrs. Sturt and family ; Mr.& Mrs. Hamilton and family ; Miss Foster ; Miss Hamilton ; Mr. James Hamilton ; Mr. White ; Mr. Keele ; Mr. Moulton ; Mr. Protheroe ; Mr. Mason ; Mr. Hamilton in the cabin and 325 emigrants in the steerage. . . . 16th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1849

William Beard, 1830 - 1874 #7551 aged 44, born Plymouth, England and died at Elmore, near Bendigo, Victoria, wed 1852? Adelaide to Eliza Jane Prendergast c1831 - 1911 #12941 aged 80, lived in Victoria at Sandy Creek then at Tarnagulla, where William was a bricklayer and built the police lock up at Tarnagulla in 1869. This info came from the Police Gazette. They moved to Sandhurst about 1870, then Eliza moved to Fitzroy, Melbourne, where she died 1911.

10 Children 1. Elizabeth Ann Beard 1854 - 4 Jan 1934, not listed by Victorian Index,
2. Mary Jane Beard 1855 Barkers Creek, Victoria
3. John Thomas Cummings Beard 1857 Tarnagulla, Victoria, d 1890 Fitzroy
4. William Charles Beard 1859 #15829 - 1929 died at Warracknabeal.
5. Nicholas James Beard 1861 #16487
6. Emma Alice Beard 1863 - 1900, wed James Griffin 1885 no children
7. Louisa Ellen Beard 1866 #16842 - 1906 aged 39
8. Herbert Edward Beard 1868 #26261
9. Laura Ada Beard 1872 #5316
10. George Alexander Beard 1874 #25556

1. Elizabeth Ann Beard 1854 - 4 Jan 1934, born at Fryers Creek, died at St Arnaud, wed 1871 #963 to James Taylor 19 Apr 1845 - 28 Feb 1906,
7 Children 1. Louisa Alice May Taylor 14 Dec 1872 - 27 Aug 1959 wed 8 Nov 1899 to Alfred William Rogers 1871 - 28 Aug 1932, son of Margaret Hall and William Rogers, 4 children twins Alfred lived 4 days and Henry, Alan and Morris
2. William Edward James Taylor 16 Sep - 16 Oct 1873 lived 1 month
3. George John James Taylor 8 Jan 1876 - 1925 wed Gertrude Alice English 1875, daughter of Emma Jane Seymour and John English, children Alice, Violet, George died, stillborn, Jean, George and Edward
4. Goldesbret Violet Elizabeth Taylor 14 Sep 1879 - 21 Sep 1880 lived 1 year
5. Effie Eliza Minnie Taylor 22 Dec 1882 - 25 May 1950 wed 31 Oct 1906 to William Crowhurst 6 Jun 1882 - 20 Dec 1941, son of Catherine Wells and Henry Crowhurst, children Winnie, John and Beatrice
6. Nicholas James Taylor 27 Apr 1884 - 22 Aug 1959 did not marry
7. Laura Winifred Adelaide Taylor 21 Dec 1888 - 25 Jul 1977 wed Archer Allen Hancock, no children.

2. Mary Jane Beard 1855 - 1885 #9351 aged 31, Barkers Creek, Victoria, wed 1872 #2256 to Alexander Douglas Drysdale, no children.

3. John Thomas Cummings Beard 1857 - 1890 #15701 aged 33, born at Tarnagulla, Victoria. died at Fitzroy,

4. William Charles Beard 1859 - 1929, wed 1877 to Emma Price died at Cobar NSW 1885 #7811, daughter of Ann and Timothy Price
2 Children 1. Henry Beard 1878 #8706 at Echuca
2. William Beard 1880 Deniliquin, NSW, died in infancy
lived with (2) Jane Osborne/Osbourne at Warracknabeal before moving to Northcote.Beard
8 Children 3. male Osborne 1886 Warracknabeal, Victoria, died as Beard 1886 #11302 aged 1 day
4. Emma Alice Beard 1888 #25486 at Warracknabeal
5. Laura Ada Beard 1890 #26001 at Northcote
6. Mary Osborne 1893 at Northcote
7. Elizabeth Osborne 1895 at Steiglitz lived 1 year
8. John Osborne 1899 Steiglitz, lived 10 years, buried as Beard 1909 at Steiglitz
9. William Osborne 1899 Steiglitz lived 1 year
10. Sarah Elizabeth Osborne 1904 at Meredith

1. Henry Beard 1878 #8706 at Echuca wed 1889 #6759 to Eleanor Isabella Harrison
3 Children 1. Dorothy Margaret Beard 25/6/1900 - 14/7/1974 M: Edward Albert Braybrook 4/8/1970
2. Valarie Beard 05/10/1903 - 22/10/1965, M 16/3/1921 to: Robert John Tregenza 23/06/1902 - 11/02/1947
F: Robert Tregenza M:Emily May Tregenza (Parsons)
2ND M: Alfred Laver 1903 - 6/6/1955 Melbourne Vic, Buried 7/6/1955 in Fawkner Cemetery Vic.

5. Nicholas James Beard 21 Jul 1861 - 30th December 1926, wed 25 Dec 1886 to Adelaide Taylor 17 Jan 1863 - 3 May 1939.
Nicholas appears to have divorced Adelaide, as his death was discovered in NSW records, with a marriage between Nicholas James Beard, son of William Charles Beard and Eliza Pendergast, occupation bricklayer, and widow Mary Ann Ovington, daughter of Margaret Hamilton and George Bottin, the certificate is dated 4th July 1923 at Leeton, in the Yanko Shire, NSW.

EXTRACTS FROM FEDERAL STANDARD NEWSPAPER CHILTERN

FS 17/11/1905 -
The anniversary of the Methodist Sunday school at Chiltern Valley was celebrated on Sunday last at the Methodist Church. Special singing was tendered by the children at both services, among those who performed were:-
A dialogue by Misses Alice Beard, Julia Mitchell and Edith Beard. Recitation by John Beard and Lila Beard.

FS 15/4/1910 -
A disastrous fire occurred at Chiltern Valley No2 in the early hours of Friday morning April 8th, when a 5 roomed Egyptian Villa owned and occupied by Mr. Nicholas Beard was completely demolished. It appears that Mrs Beard retired to bed at midnight leaving a lighted lamp on the table. She awoke about 2 O'clock and found the back portion of the house in flames. She immediately called her son who is about 15 years of age who was sleeping in an adjourning room. They were only able to escape with the clothes they were wearing on the precious night before retiring to bed.
Mr. Beard and his daughters were absent in Wangaratta at the time, another son who was working at the Chiltern Valley No2 Mine saw the fire and hurried home but could tender no assistance.
Mr. Beard estimates his loss at three hundred pound, the building was insured in the Commercial Union Company for one hundred and sixty eight pounds. In addition to the furniture, a sum of twenty-seven pounds in notes was burnt in the flames.

FS 30/6/1911 -
A presentation was made by residents of Chiltern Valley in the local schoolhouse on Wed Week to Mr. and Mrs Beard who after a lengthy residence at Chiltern Valley, have left for St Arnaud. Mr. Beard was presented with a handsome smokers outfit and Mrs Beard was presented with a travelling bag, rug and brooch. An adjournment was then made to Barrs Hotel where the health of Mr. and Mrs Beard was drunk.

6 Children 1. William Charles Beard 6 May 1888 - Oct 1957, married Violet Eleanor Hewitt, 5 Children
2. Eliza Beard 5 November 1890 - 4 September 1967 wed 5 November 1908 to Alfred Robert Coad 27 June 1888 - 7 September 1970, son of Elizabeth Burns and John Coad, sons are Alfred, William and Lyell
3. Alice Beard 6 April 1892 - 30 Jul 1961, married 15 Jul 1912 to her 1st cousin, Arthur John Wilson 16 Apr 1884 - 30 May 1959, children are Stanley and Thelma
4. John Leslie Beard 24 June 1894 - 8 Dec 1941, married Rosie Isabel Morgan (also indexed as Bruce), daughters are Lila, Thelma and Sylvia
5. Herbert James Beard 26 Nov 1895 - 1951, wed Thelma Olive Isabell Keane
6. Mary Jane Beard 14 July 1897 - 1984 aged 86, wed 1920 to Charles John Ramsey 1898 #15334 born at Yandoit, first child of Cath Thomas and Edward Ramsey wed 1898 #470, children are Gilbert, Charles, Fay, Olive, Donald and Noreen

7. Louisa Ellen Beard 1866 - 1906 aged 39, wed 1884 #5021 to David James Young 1866 - 1935 aged 59 died at Warragul, Victoria, son of Catherine Raines born 13 Nov 1840 at Faversham UK, and Alexander Young born 10 Jan 1833 at Portsoy, Scot (from Kylie Veale at CdVGenealogy)

8 Children 1. Alice Laura May Young 1885
2. Herbert James Young 1887
3. Florence Victoria Young 1989
4. Kitty Young 1891
5. Elsie Young 1893
6. Hilda Louise Young 1895
7. Eliza Jane Young 1897
8. Jessie Amelia Young 1899

8. Herbert Edward Beard 1868 - 1931 Beechworth aged 63, wed 1891 to Jessie Amelia Wright
2 Children 1. Albert James Beard 1891 died 1892
2. Mat John Beard 1894

9. Laura Ada Beard 1872 - 1920 died at Wonthaggi, wed 1890 #4796 to William Hall from Newcastle On Tyne
4 Children 1. Robert Herbert Hall 1891 #22655
2. William Arth Snowden Hall 1894 #13870
3. Laura Ada Minnie Hall 1900 #18046
4. John Thomas Hall 1907 lived 1 year

10. George Alexander Beard 1874 - 1939 died at Melbourne, wed 1898 to Lilian Stiles
3 Children 1. Myrtle Lillian Beard b 1898 Clifton Hill
2. George Alexander Beard Jnr. b 1903 Collingwood
3. Violet May Beard 1910

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