William Chapple1

M, d. 1744
Reference5153
Last Edited5 Sep 2017
     William Chapple married Trehane Clifton, daughter of ... Clifton and Susanna ..., on 23 July 1710 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England.2 He died in 1744 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.1 There is a large tomb to Sir William Chapple in the South Chapel of St John the Baptist, now the vestry.1

Family

Trehane Clifton b. 1691, d. 1745
Child

Sources

  1. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812.

Trehane Clifton1

F, b. 1691, d. 1745
Reference5154
Last Edited20 Apr 2017
     Trehane Clifton was born in 1691.1 She was the daughter of ... Clifton and Susanna ...1 She married William Chapple on 23 July 1710 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England.2 She died in 1745.1

Family

William Chapple d. 1744
Child

Sources

  1. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812.

Hon Victor Austin Bruce

M, b. 8 April 1897, d. December 1978
Reference5157
Last Edited26 Apr 2017
     Hon Victor Austin Bruce was born on 8 April 1897 in Chelsea, London, England, he was the son of Major Henry Campbell Bruce, 2nd Baron Aberdare of Duffryn and Constance Mary Beckett.1 Victor was educated in Wye Agricultural College, Wye, Kent, England.2 The Hon. Victor Austin Bruce was a well-known competitor at Brooklands. In 1926, he became the first Briton to win the Monte Carlo Rally driving a 2-litre six cylinder A.C., with W. J. Brunell as passenger and navigator. He fought in the First World War and gained the rank of Second Lieutenant in the service of the Royal Marines. He was a well-known competitor at Brooklands and his elder brother, the Hon Henry Lyndhurst Bruce, later Lord Aberdare, also raced a de Dietrich there pre WW1. Henry was killed in action in Ypres, Belgium, on the 14 December 1914. In 1926, he became the first Briton to win the Monte Carlo Rally driving a 2-litre six cylinder A.C., with W. J. Brunell as passenger and navigator. He opted to start from John O’ Groats and actually had a job reaching the north of Scotland, never mind battling back through the snow in his AC tourer to begin his 1,529-mile journey south to the Cote d’Azur. Just after the race, the Hon. Victor Bruce married Mildred Mary Petre (16 February 1926) a noted motorist and pioneering aviator. The following year she won the Monte Carlo Coupe des Dames driving another of Edge's ACs. She then made an 8000 mile circuit of the Mediterranean, finishing off with a thousand-mile run at the Montlhery track near Paris. Later that year, Victor and Mildred Bruce drove an AC farther north than any car had ever gone before, some 230 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Finland.3
He married Mildred Mary Petre on 16 February 1926 Victor was the works driver for AC Cars Ltd and won the 1926 Monte Carlo Rally in an AC car.2 He and Mildred Mary Bruce were divorced in 1941.2 He married Margaret Charlotte Beechey, daughter of Ernest Alfred Beechey and Grace Margaret Hart, on 19 June 1941 in Surrey, England.4 He died in December 1978 in Surrey, England, at age 81.5

Family 1

Mildred Mary Petre b. 10 Nov 1895, d. 21 May 1990

Family 2

Margaret Charlotte Beechey b. 16 Aug 1911, d. Jul 1999
Children
  • Margaret Jill Bruce
  • Colin Michael Lyndhurst Bruce2
  • Wendy Elizabeth Bruce

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1897/Q2 Chelsea Volume 1a Page 384.
  2. [S7] Ancestry www.thepeerage.com.
  3. [S40000] Various websites www.historicracing.com/driver.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1941/Q2 Surrey North East Volume 2a Page 447.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes December 1978 Surrey South Western Volume 17 Page 1409.

Margaret Charlotte Beechey

F, b. 16 August 1911, d. July 1999
Reference5158
Last Edited26 Apr 2017
     Margaret Charlotte Beechey was born on 16 August 1911 in Downham, Norfolk, England.1 She was the daughter of Ernest Alfred Beechey and Grace Margaret Hart. She married Hon Victor Austin Bruce on 19 June 1941 in Surrey, England.2 Her husband Victor died in December 1978 in Surrey, England.3 She died in July 1999 in 1 Frog Grove Lane, Wood Street Village, Guildford, Surrey, England, at age 87.4

Family

Hon Victor Austin Bruce b. 8 Apr 1897, d. Dec 1978
Children
  • Margaret Jill Bruce
  • Colin Michael Lyndhurst Bruce5
  • Wendy Elizabeth Bruce

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1911/Q3 Downham Volume 4b Page 602.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1941/Q2 Surrey North East Volume 2a Page 447.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes December 1978 Surrey South Western Volume 17 Page 1409.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes July 1999 West Surrey reg A7B District 611A Event 16.
  5. [S7] Ancestry www.thepeerage.com.

Ernest Alfred Beechey

M, b. 1874, d. 1945
Reference5159
Last Edited26 Apr 2017
     Ernest Alfred Beechey was born in 1874 in Crumpsall, Lancashire, England.1 He was the son of Edward Beechey and Martha Jackson. He was the son of Edward Beechey and Martha Beechey in the 1881 census in New Street, Blackley, Lancashire, England.2 He married Grace Margaret Hart in 1909 in Swaffham, Norfolk, England.3 He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census in Cherryton, Ely Road, Hilgay, Norfolk, England. Ernest was an artist living with his wife, daughter a general domestic servant and domestic nurse.4 He died in 1945 in Downham, Norfolk, England.5

Family

Grace Margaret Hart b. 1875, d. 1945
Children

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1874/Q4 Prestwich Volume 8d Page 383.
  2. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4030 Folio 125 Page 5.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1909/Q2 Swaffham Volume 4b Page 733.
  4. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN11673 RG78PN645 RD237 SD2 ED6 SN41.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes 1945/Q3 Downham Volume 4b Page 271.

Edward Norton

M, b. 1749, d. 1786
Reference5160
Last Edited19 Apr 2017
     Edward Norton was born in 1749.1 He was the son of Fletcher Norton and Grace Chapple. He died in 1786. He was buried on 17 April 1786 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England.2

Sources

  1. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton by Diane Atkinson.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812.

James Johnstone1

M, b. 1801, d. 1888
Reference5161
Last Edited19 Apr 2017
     James Johnstone was born in 1801.1 He married William Augusta Anne Norton, daughter of Hon Fletcher Norton and Caroline Elizabeth Balmain, in 1846 they had one son and one daughter.1 He died in 1888.1

Family

William Augusta Anne Norton b. 1802, d. 21 Jul 1859

Sources

  1. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton by Diane Atkinson.

Grace Margaret Hart

F, b. 1875, d. 1945
Reference5162
Last Edited6 Apr 2017
     Grace Margaret Hart was born in 1875. She married Ernest Alfred Beechey, son of Edward Beechey and Martha Jackson, in 1909 in Swaffham, Norfolk, England.1 She was the wife of Ernest Alfred Beechey in the 1911 census in Cherryton, Ely Road, Hilgay, Norfolk, England. Ernest was an artist living with his wife, daughter a general domestic servant and domestic nurse.2 She died in 1945.

Family

Ernest Alfred Beechey b. 1874, d. 1945
Children

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1909/Q2 Swaffham Volume 4b Page 733.
  2. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN11673 RG78PN645 RD237 SD2 ED6 SN41.

Edward Beechey

M, b. 21 May 1847, d. 3 October 1936
Reference5163
Last Edited31 Jul 2017
     Edward Beechey was born on 21 May 1847 in Fleetwood, Lancashire, England.1 He was the son of St Vincent Beechey and Mary Ann Jones. He was a son of St Vincent Beechey and Mary Ann Beechey in the 1871 census in Crossfield (The Vicarage), Worsley, Lancashire, England.2 He married Martha Jackson on 24 August 1874 in St Mark, Worsley, Lancashire, England, after a licence was issued. The ceremony was witnessed by Fred A Grover, Annie Prescott, Lydia Prescott and George Grellier. Edward was a bank cashier and his father St Vincent Beechey was a clerk in holy orders. Martha's father Thomas Jackson was a Foreman.3 He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in New Street, Blackley, Lancashire, England. Edward was a calico printers clerk living with his wife and family, little Constance was just 5 months old.4 Edward set sail from Liverpool on Ohio arriving in Philadelphia on 27 October 1889. He was travelling with his wife and five children.5 He was listed as head of household in the US 1900 census in Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Edward was a dyer living with his wife and children.6 His wife Martha died on 14 September 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.7 He died on 3 October 1936 in Pennsylvania, USA, at age 89 his home address was 2661 Street, Felton.1 He was buried on 6 October 1936 in Forest Hills Memorial Park, 101 Byberry Road, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA.1

Family

Martha Jackson b. May 1848, d. 14 Sep 1905
Children

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964.
  2. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 3965 Folio 6 Page 5.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Manchester, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930.
  4. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4030 Folio 125 Page 5.
  5. [S7] Ancestry Pennsylvania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-1962.
  6. [S41900] US Census 1900 - 4 June 1900 T623 Roll 1474 Page 3B Enumeration District 824.
  7. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 - no image.

Martha Jackson

F, b. May 1848, d. 14 September 1905
Reference5164
Last Edited31 Jul 2017
     Martha Jackson was born in May 1848 in Winton, Lancashire, England. She married Edward Beechey, son of St Vincent Beechey and Mary Ann Jones, on 24 August 1874 in St Mark, Worsley, Lancashire, England, after a licence was issued. The ceremony was witnessed by Fred A Grover, Annie Prescott, Lydia Prescott and George Grellier. Edward was a bank cashier and his father St Vincent Beechey was a clerk in holy orders. Martha's father Thomas Jackson was a Foreman.1 She was the wife of Edward Beechey in the census of 3 April 1881 New Street, Blackley, Lancashire, England.2 Edward set sail from Liverpool on Ohio arriving in Philadelphia on 27 October 1889. He was travelling with his wife and five children.3 She was the wife of Edward Beechey in the US 1900 census in Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.4 She died on 14 September 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, at age 57.5 She was buried on 18 September 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.5

Family

Edward Beechey b. 21 May 1847, d. 3 Oct 1936
Children

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Manchester, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930.
  2. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4030 Folio 125 Page 5.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Pennsylvania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-1962.
  4. [S41900] US Census 1900 - 4 June 1900 T623 Roll 1474 Page 3B Enumeration District 824.
  5. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 - no image.

Florence Beechey

F, b. 5 September 1878, d. 13 December 1910
Reference5165
Last Edited6 Apr 2017
     Florence Beechey was born on 5 September 1878 in Blackley, Lancashire, England.1 She was the daughter of Edward Beechey and Martha Jackson. She was the daughter of Edward Beechey and Martha Beechey in the 1881 census in New Street, Blackley, Lancashire, England.2 Edward set sail from Liverpool on Ohio arriving in Philadelphia on 27 October 1889. He was travelling with his wife and five children.3 She was the daughter of Edward Beechey and Martha Beechey in the US 1900 census in Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Edward was a dyer living with his wife and children.4 She died on 13 December 1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, at age 32 from tuberculosis of larynx.5,6 She was buried on 17 December 1910 in Forest Hills Memorial Park, 101 Byberry Road, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA, known as Somerton Hills.5

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1878/Q4 Prestwich Volume 8d Page 434.
  2. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4030 Folio 125 Page 5.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Pennsylvania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-1962.
  4. [S41900] US Census 1900 - 4 June 1900 T623 Roll 1474 Page 3B Enumeration District 824.
  5. [S7] Ancestry Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915.
  6. [S7] Ancestry Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964.

Constance Beechey

F, b. 1880, d. 1881
Reference5166
Last Edited6 Apr 2017
     Constance Beechey was born in 1880 in Blackley, Lancashire, England.1 She was the daughter of Edward Beechey and Martha Jackson. She died in 1881 in Blackley, Lancashire, England.2 She was the daughter of Edward Beechey and Martha Beechey in the 1881 census in New Street, Blackley, Lancashire, England.3 Edward set sail from Liverpool on Ohio arriving in Philadelphia on 27 October 1889. He was travelling with his wife and five children.4

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1880/Q4 Prestwich Volume 8d Page 407.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1881/Q3 Prestwich Volume 8d Page 244 age 0.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4030 Folio 125 Page 5.
  4. [S7] Ancestry Pennsylvania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-1962.

Mary Elizabeth Beechey

F, b. 31 January 1910, d. 22 October 1992
Reference5167
Last Edited26 Apr 2017
     Mary Elizabeth Beechey was born on 31 January 1910 in Hilgay, Norfolk, England.1 She was the daughter of Ernest Alfred Beechey and Grace Margaret Hart. She was the daughter of Ernest Alfred Beechey and Grace Margaret Beechey in the 1911 census in Cherryton, Ely Road, Hilgay, Norfolk, England.2 She married Ervin Wiesner in 1945 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England.3 Her husband Ervin died on 9 February 1966 in 23 Warwick Drive, Wallasey, Cheshire, England.4,5 She received the probate of the estate of Ervin Wiesner on 17 May 1966 in Liverpool to his widow Mary Elizabeth Wiesner. His effects were valued at £1,142.5 She died on 22 October 1992 in 42 Clare Road, Whitstable, Kent, England, at age 82.5,6 Her estate was probated on 7 December 1992 in Brighton, her effects were valued at £125,000.5

Family

Ervin Wiesner b. 25 Dec 1893, d. 9 Feb 1966

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1910/Q1 Downham Volume 4b Page 280.
  2. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN11673 RG78PN645 RD237 SD2 ED6 SN41.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1945/Q4 Wallasey Volume 8a Page 1611.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1966/Q1 Wallasey Volume 10a Page 853.
  5. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes October 1992 Canterbury Volume 16 Page 296 age 82.

Litita Beechey

F, b. May 1882
Reference5168
Last Edited26 Apr 2017
     Litita Beechey was born in May 1882 in Prestwich, Lancashire, England.1 She was the daughter of Edward Beechey and Martha Jackson. Edward set sail from Liverpool on Ohio arriving in Philadelphia on 27 October 1889. He was travelling with his wife and five children.2 She was the daughter of Edward Beechey and Martha Beechey in the US 1900 census in Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Edward was a dyer living with his wife and children.3

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1882/Q2 Prestwich Volume 8d Page 443.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Pennsylvania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-1962.
  3. [S41900] US Census 1900 - 4 June 1900 T623 Roll 1474 Page 3B Enumeration District 824.

William Nelson Beechey

M, b. 1884
Reference5169
Last Edited26 Apr 2017
     William Nelson Beechey was born in 1884 in Prestwich, Lancashire, England.1 He was the son of Edward Beechey and Martha Jackson. Edward set sail from Liverpool on Ohio arriving in Philadelphia on 27 October 1889. He was travelling with his wife and five children.2 He was the son of Edward Beechey and Martha Beechey in the US 1900 census in Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Edward was a dyer living with his wife and children.3

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1884/Q3 Prestwich Volume 8d Page 418.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Pennsylvania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-1962.
  3. [S41900] US Census 1900 - 4 June 1900 T623 Roll 1474 Page 3B Enumeration District 824.

Charlotte Beechey

F, b. September 1886
Reference5170
Last Edited26 Apr 2017
     Charlotte Beechey was born in September 1886 in Prestwich, Lancashire, England.1 She was the daughter of Edward Beechey and Martha Jackson. Edward set sail from Liverpool on Ohio arriving in Philadelphia on 27 October 1889. He was travelling with his wife and five children.2 She was the daughter of Edward Beechey and Martha Beechey in the US 1900 census in Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Edward was a dyer living with his wife and children.3

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1886/Q4 Prestwich Volume 8d Page 424.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Pennsylvania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-1962.
  3. [S41900] US Census 1900 - 4 June 1900 T623 Roll 1474 Page 3B Enumeration District 824.

St Vincent Beechey

M, b. 17 August 1806, d. 19 August 1899
Reference5171
Last Edited26 Apr 2017
     St Vincent Beechey was born on 17 August 1806 in London, England.1 He was the son of William Beechey and Ann Phillis Jessop. He married Mary Ann Ommanney on 19 September 1836.2 He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Crossfield (The Vicarage), Worsley, Lancashire, England. St Vincent was the Vicar of Worsley and Honorary Canon of Manchester living with his wife and children and three servants.3 His wife Mary died on 21 October 1888 in Downham, Norfolk, England.4,5 He received the probate of the estate of Mary Ann Beechey on 8 June 1891 in the Principal Registry to Rev St Vincent Beechey of the Rectory the sole Executor. Her effects were valued at £257 19s 2d.5 He died on 19 August 1899 in Hilgay, Norfolk, England, at age 93.5,6 His estate was probated on 26 October 1899 in London to Rev St Vincent Beechey and Rev Septimus Kingsford clerks. Hs effects were valued at £8,415 0s 3d.5 He was buried in St Mark Churchyard, Worsley, Lancashire, England, He was a nineteenth-century vicar of Fleetwood and Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire and later of Worsley, Lancashire. He is known for founding Rossall School in Fleetwood, Lancashire in 1844 and was also President of the Manchester Photographic Society. At the time of his death it was believed that Beechey was the oldest clergyman in England, being 93 years old, born in London the twenty-first child of William Beechey, court painter to King George III and Ann (née Jessup) Beechey. He was also named after his godfather, John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent, in recognition of his great naval victory in 1797. St. Vincent Beechey was also brother to Frederick William Beechey the great naval commander and Richard Brydges Beechey, painter and admiral. He was educated in Sidcup under a Mr Knowles and at Caius College, Cambridge. He married Mary Ann Ommaney in 1836. They had seven children. He was called to a meeting at the North Euston Hotel in 1844 by a young Corsican by the name of Zenon Vantini who was looking to make money through an educational insurance scheme. He had proposed two schools of five-hundred pupils in the Fylde area - one for boys, the other for girls. St. Vincent soon rose to prominence in the scheme when it became apparent that any schools founded would be of Anglican foundation. The idea for a girls' school was dropped and it was decided that a school of 200 students was to open under the name of the North of England Church of England School - this later became Rossall School. had to raise funds for the opening of the new school and got the financial support of Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, The Earl of Derby as patron, the Duke of Devonshire as vice-president and Archbishop Sumner, then Bishop of Chester and later Archbishop of Canterbury, as visitor. The school opened on the 22 August 1844 in the grounds of Hesketh's Rossall Hall, with a 21 year lease on the aforementioned property and an option to purchase after ten years.7

Family

Mary Ann Jones b. c 1807, d. 21 Oct 1888
Children

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S7] Ancestry England, Pallot's Marriage Index, 1780-1837.
  3. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 3965 Folio 6 Page 5.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1888/Q4 Downham Volume 4 Page 223 age 81.
  5. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1899/Q3 Downham Volume 4b Page 219 age 93.
  7. [S7] Ancestry find a Grave.