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Looking for BEESTON New Zealand and beyond

Journal by beeston01

First i will give a basic breakdown of my tree starting with me.
Robert Kenneth BEESTON b 17/02/59 Whangarei NZ, my father Kenneth John BEESTON b Feb 1924 d 1990 Whangarei NZ m (1958) Elizabeth Patricia HIRST Auckland b 05/03/1932
My fathers father, Victor John Henry BEESTON b 1897 d 1964 (Eldest of five boys and five sisters)All Whangarei NZ m Annie Beatrice SWINDEN b 1889 Sheffield England d 1987 1. My great grandfather
Victor Robert BEESTON b circ 1875 d 1928 m Ellen Rebecca BEAVIS b 1877 d 1954. My great great grandfather John William BEESTON no issue m Mary HUNT no issue.

This is a very brief basic look at my paternal side. I have a very extensive tree on my maternal side and that is another story.
All up I have over 3000 individuals on my database. I have only been able to find a very limited amount of information in regards my paternal BEESTON side. I am stuck around 1870's in the Thames NZ district. I dearly want to find the family members who sailed to New Zealand. I have spent many many hours sifting through passenger lists and census lists.

I do know that the surname BEESTON is actually qite an odd surname that appears to be limited to only about two or three different lines within New Zealand in the early years. I have found that our family have lived in Thames and then the Auckland area in the late 1800's, and from there my line moved North to the Whangarei area where my grandfather (Victor John) was born.
I will post more journals soon

Surnames: BEAVIS BEESTON HIRST HUNT SWINDEN
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on 2011-06-23 05:34:21

Submitted by R K BEESTON from Whangarei New Zealand. Email rob2mal@hotmail.com Researching the New Zealand Beeston clan and trying to make connection with UK and other relatives.

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by janilye on 2011-06-23 06:30:04

I went to Beeston Castle about 3 years ago absolutely amazing place.
Plenty of Beeston's over there especially around Shropshire, which is probably where your family came from. Looking forward to seeing your journals. Jan

by beeston01 on 2011-06-23 17:25:25

Thanks, yes I have the Beeston Castle book, and know that the Beeston name is very wide spread in the UK and elsewhere. However it is not so common here in NZ, and only a few have been uncovered in the early years (early to mid 1800's). Once I can find our travelling ancestors names and where they came from, I can then move into researching the English connections.

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