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Beecrofts of Southwark/Bermondsey

Query by Wardmingham

Arthur James Beecroft was born in Southwark - he is my gt gt grandfather - trying to trace his parents. The 1871 Census shows him aged 8 with a Ebenezer Beecroft aged 11 - is this a brother? at Brunswick House New Windsor as a pupil. I know this was a boarding school during that period. A visitor on the census was a Ann Beecroft aged 84 - is this his grandmother? If so then the 1851 census identifies her as married to a Gervase Beecroft - it appears they had four children William born 1811, Mary Ann born 1816 James born 1824 and Ebenezer 1823 - also found in the 1841 census,and Gevais in the 1831 and 1821 Southwark Rent Books however there the trail goes cold. Any information greatly recieved.

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by familydetective on 2015-08-13 05:08:46

Name: Arthur James Beecroft (divorced) occ Grocer
Estimated birth year: abt 1863
Age: 42
Spouse: Isabel Frances Crosher (spinster)
Spouse Age: 25
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 11 Mar 1905
Both living at 42 Citizen Road
Parish: St Barnabas, Hornsey Road
Borough: Islington
Father Name: Ebenezer Beecroft Occ Fish Salesman
Spouse Father: William Charles Crosher Com. Traveller
Register Type: Parish Register
Witnesses Alice Maud Mary Crosher and William Charles Crosher

First marriage:
Name: Arthur James Beecroft - Occ Tea Dealer - Address 91 Chalton Street
Estimated birth year: abt 1862
Age: 26
Spouse: Kate Louise Issitt - Address 41 Chalton Street
Spouse Age: 18
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 6 Aug 1888
Parish: Parish Chapel, St Pancras
Borough: Camden
Father Name: Ebenezer Beecroft - occ fish dealer
Spouse Father: John Issitt - china dealer
Register Type: Parish Register
witnesses John Thomas Issitt & Jessie Mary Issitt

by familydetective on 2015-08-13 05:53:12

In 1861 the Beecroft* family were living at :
9, Warner Street, St George the Martyr, St George Southwark
(* spelt Beecroft* on the census)

Ebenezer Bucroft* 1828 Fish Dealer Bermondsey, Surrey, England
Sarah Bucroft 1834 Hampstead, Middlesex, England
William Bucroft Son 1853 Scholar Bermondsey, Surrey, England
Sarah A Bucroft Daugh 1856 Scholar Newington, Surrey, England
Ebenezer Bucroft Son 1860 Newington, Surrey, England
Mary Fuson Servant 1847 House Servant Greenwich, Kent, England

London, England, Marriages and Banns
Name: Ebenezer Beecroft occ fishmonger address Elizabeth Place
Spouse: Sarah Cooper Address East Street
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 30 Sep 1851
Parish: Holy Trinity, Newington
Borough: Southwark
Father Name: Gervas Beecroft can't read Occ
Spouse Father: Jacob Cooper occ Cow keeper
Register Type: Parish Register

by familydetective on 2015-08-13 06:04:21

Ebenezer Beecroft
Age: 23
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Relation: Brother
Gender: Male
Where born: Bermondsey, Surrey, England
Civil Parish: Newington
Ecclesiastical parish: Walworth St Peter
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County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street address:
Registration district: Newington
Sub-registration district: St Peter Walworth
ED, institution, or vessel: 24

James Beecroft 26 Fishmonger
Louisa Beecroft 24
James Beecroft 3
Louisa Beecroft 2
Mary Ann Beecroft 6 Mo
Ebenezer Beecroft 23 Fishmonger
James Cooper 14 Fishmonger

Ebenezer Beecroft
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Registration Year: 1868
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Age at Death: 40
Registration district: St George Southwark
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1d Page: 85

by familydetective on 2015-08-13 06:05:03

Name: Ebenezer Beecroft
Birth Date: 5 Nov 1827
Birth Place: Bermondsey, Surrey, England
Event Type: Birth
Father: Gervis Beecroft
Mother: Ann Hopkins
Piece Title: Piece 4665-2: Dr Williams' Library Registry, Birth Certificates, 1824-1827

by familydetective on 2015-08-13 06:12:04

1841 census
Name: Ebenezer Beecroft
Age: 13
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Gender: Male
Civil Parish: St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey
Hundred: Brixton (Eastern Division)
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street address:
Registration district: St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey
Sub-registration district: Leather Market

Garvis Beecroft 60 brewer
Ann Beecroft 50
William Beecroft 30 fishmonger
James Beecroft 17
Ebenezer Beecroft 13

According to census none of them was born in county

by familydetective on 2015-08-13 06:28:28

Name: Ebenezer Beecroft
Probate Date: 2 Mar 1868
Death Date: 4 Jan 1868
Death Place: Surrey, England
Registry: Principal Registry

The will of
Ebenezer Beecroft formerly of 28 Queens Street Camden Town in the County of Middlesex but late of 19 Warner Street, Dover Road Newington Surrey fish salesman decease 4 Jan 1868 at 19 Warner Street, was approved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Samuel Joseph Malenoir of 110 Lower Thames Street, Fish salesman and Sarah Beecroft of 19 Warner Street, aforesaid widow relict two of the Executors

Effects under £3000

by familydetective on 2015-08-13 06:33:24

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8)
Name Gervis Beecroft
Event Type Birth
Birth Date 22 Dec 1779
Birthplace Cripplegate, London
Father's Name Gervis Beecroft
Mother's Name Sarah Beecroft
Affiliate Publication Number RG4_4659

England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers
Name Gervas Beecroft
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1853
Event Place St Martin In The Fields, Middlesex, England
Age 73
Birth Year (Estimated) 1780

by familydetective on 2015-08-13 06:48:19

1851 Census
Name: Gewis Beecroft
Age: 71
Estimated birth year: abt 1780
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Ann Beecroft
Gender: Male
Where born: Cronwell, Nottinghamshire, England
Civil Parish: St Pancras
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County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England
Street address: 38 Queens Street
Occupation: retired Fishmonger
Registration district: Pancras
Sub-registration district: Camden Town
ED, institution, or vessel: 3

Gewis Beecroft 71 born: Cronwell, Nottinghamshire, England
Ann Beecroft 64 born: St Mary, Nottinghamshire
William Beecroft 42 Fishmonger born: St Mary, Nottinghamshire
Mary Ann Beecroft 31 born: Bermondsey

by familydetective on 2015-08-13 07:08:28

Name: Arthur Beecroft
Age: 8
Estimated birth year: abt 1863
Relation: Pupil
Gender: Male
Where born: London, England
Civil Parish: New Windsor
Ecclesiastical parish: St John
Town: New Windsor
County/Island: Berkshire
Country: England
Registration district: Windsor
Sub-registration district: Windsor
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Household schedule number: 112

Joseph Lundy 53
Sarah Lundy 55
Joseph William Lundy 26
Anne Bescrop 84 It is Beecroft on Census- Mother to Sarah Lundy, Born Nottingham
Ebenezer Beecroft 11 *
Arthur Beecroft 8 *

So I assume Ann is the boys G/Grandmother *

this is not my family so I would suggest you un scrabble all the info and put it in a tree

by Wardmingham on 2015-08-14 09:38:19

Thank you so so much I am going to visit my mum this weekend and can share this with her, you are so kind and generous with your time.

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