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The Family of Joseph Reep Beer and Betsey Jefford

PART 2 - MOVING TO THE EAST

The story after the family left Plymouth and the South Hams

Eighth Generation (Continued)

46.

JOSEPH REEP BEER
son of Benjamin Beer and Christian Reep

Born 5 Apr 1811, Plymouth, Devon.
Baptised 25 Aug 1811, Plymouth.

Died 1878, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1878 Mar 2c/41

1841 - Coal merchant, Exeter.
1843 - Bankrupt, subsequently moved to Southampton.
1851 - Clerk, Royal Mail Steam Packet Company.

Married BETSEY JEFFORD
30 May 1832, St Dominick, Cornwall.
Click here for Jefford details

Cornwall Marriage Index

Joseph Reep Beer and Betsey Jefford had the following children:

Born 1812, St Dominick.
Baptised 23 Feb 1812, St Dominick.

Cornwall Baptism Index

Died 1866, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1866 Jun 2c/40

Daughter of Thomas Jefford, miller (1778-1834)
and Elizabeth Ann Martin (1776-1848)
In 1841, Elizabeth was still working as the miller at Barrett's Mill, St Dominick.

+50.

JOSEPH BEER (1833-1910)

   

+51.

BENJAMIN BEER (1834-1923)

   

+52.

WILLIAM BEER (1838-1892)

   

+53.

THOMAS BEER (1839-1919)

   

+54.

JOHN BEER (1840-1928)

   

+55.

SAMUEL BEER (1842-1915)

   

+56.

EDWIN BEER (1843-1924)

   

57.

EMMA BEER (1845-1943)

Born 1845, Whitechapel, London.

GRO: Whitechapel 1845 Sep 2/570

No evidence as to what happened to Emma after the death of her sister Mary in 1914. In 1911,they were living together in Birkenhead.

+58.

HENRY BEER (1851-1926)

   

+59.

MARY CONSTANCE BEER (1854-1914)

   

+60.

PROTHESA FLORENCE BEER (1857- 1943)

   

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Ninth Generation

50.

JOSEPH BEER
son of Joseph Reep Beer and Betsey Jefford

Born 1833, Exeter, Devon.
Baptised 5 May 1833, St Thomas the Apostle, Exeter.

IGI: C050531

Died 24 Jun 1910, Kensington, London.

GRO: Kensington 1910 Jun 1a/100

Joseph was Treasurer & Bullion Clerk with the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. It appears that from about 1870 he was working and living in London whilst his wife and family were in Southampton.

Married EMMA ELIZABETH PRESTON
1856 Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1856 Jun 2c/78

Joseph Beer and Emma Elizabeth Preston had the following children:

Born 1835, Southampton.
Baptised 18 Oct 1835, Southampton St Michael.

Hampshire Genealogical Society.

Died 1904, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1904 Sep 2c/32

Emma was the daughter of James and Sarah Preston, married Stockport, Cheshire 23 Dec 1833.

Diocese of Chester, Bishop's Transcripts

On Tuesday last, at Millbrook Parish Church... Joseph Beer, esq. to Emma Eliza, only child of James Mathew (sic) Preston, esq. both of Southampton.

Hampshire Advertiser, Sat 19 April 1856.

61.

FRANCES ELIZABETH BEER
(1857-1913)

Born 1857, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1857 Jun 2c/59

Died 1913, Fareham, Hampshire

GRO: Fareham 1913 Mar 2b/794

 

+62.

JOSEPH PRESTON BEER
(1858-1931)

   

63.

CHARLES WILLIAM BEER
(1860-   )

Born 1860, Camberwell, Surrey.

GRO: Camberwell 1860 Sep 1d/37

 

64.

MARY FLORENCE BEER
(1861-   )

Born 1861, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1861 Sep 2c/56

 

+65.

ALBERT EDWARD BEER
(1862-1936)

   

66.

ARTHUR JAMES BEER
(1864-   )

Born 1864, Peckham.

GRO: Camberwell 1864 Sep 1d/559

Died 1951, Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1951 Dec 6b/583

Draughtsman, Ordnance Survey.
Married in Southampton in 1892. Wife's identity not yet revealed!

GRO: Southampton 1892 Sep 2c/92

67.

BEATRICE BEER
(1866-1952)

Born 1866, Camberwell.

GRO: Camberwell 1866 Jun 1d/603

Died 1952, Southampton

GRO: Southampton 1952 Sep 6b/468

 

+68.

ROSA CATHERINE BEER
(1870-1940)

   

51.

BENJAMIN BEER
son of Joseph Reep Beer
and Betsey Jefford

Born 1834, Exeter.
Married Margaret Nainby 1859 Wirral, Cheshire. (b abt 1831, Grimsby)

GRO: Wirral 1859 Jun 8a/564

Margaret died 1900 Southampton., aged 72

GRO: Southampton 1900 Sep 2c/3

Benjamin died 1923 Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1923 Sep 2c/27

Benjamin was a Bank Clerk.
Margaret was the daughter of Charles Nainby, Auctioneer, and Pheebe Crashley, who married in Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire in 1805.

Lincolnshire Marriage Licence Allegations and Bonds. Lincolnshire FHS.

52.

WILLIAM BEER
son of Joseph Reep Beer
and Betsey Jefford

Born 1838, Exeter.

GRO: St Thomas 1838 Dec 10/213

Married Caroline Bridges 1857 Rochester

GRO: Medway 1857 Dec 2a/496B

Died 1892, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1892 Dec 2c/51

Caroline died 1907, Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1907 Apr 2c/12

William was a Bank Cashier.
Caroline was born about 1935, daughter of James Bridges and Caroline Pearson, married 29 June 1822, St Margarets Rochester, Kent.

Vicar-General Marriage Licence Allegations, Soc. of Genealogists

53.

THOMAS BEER
son of Joseph Reep Beer
and Betsey Jefford

Born 1839, Exeter.

GRO: St Thomas 1839 Jun 10/242

Married (1) Harriett Ward 1877 Liverpool.

GRO: West Derby 1877 Dec 8b/1838

Married (2) Isabel Harriet Sumner 1898 Liverpool.

GRO: West Derby 1898 Jun 8b/744

Died 1919 Liverpool.

GRO: West Derby 1919 Jun 8b/130

Thomas was a Shipping & Forwarding Agent who worked in Liverpool.
Harriett was a partially sighted lodging house keeper from Weston on Trent, Staffs. (b abt 1836). She died in 1890.

GRO: West Derby 1890 Sep 8b/377

Isabel was born in Wilmslow, Cheshire in 1833
She died in Liverpool in 1916

GRO: West Derby 1916 Dec 8b/790

54.

JOHN BEER
son of Joseph Reep Beer
and Betsey Jefford

Born 1840, Exeter.

Married (1) Ann Eliza Bird 1863, Exeter.

GRO: Exeter 1863 Dec 5b/145

Married (2) Elizabeth Ann Wells 1900, Grantham. Lincs.

GRO: Grantham 1900 Mar 7a/625

Died 1928, Grantham. Lincs.

GRO: Grantham 1928 Mar 7a/547

He was a builder
Ann Eliza Bird born in Cheriton Fitzpayne, daughter of William Bird.

She died in Grantham in 1893

GRO: Grantham 1893 Mar 7a/287

Elizabeth was the widow of a solicitor's clerk who died aged 32.
She died in Grantham in 1935

GRO: Grantham 1935 Jun 7a/498

55.

SAMUEL BEER
son of Joseph Reep Beer
and Betsey Jefford

Born 1842, Exeter.

GRO: St Thomas 1842 Mar 10/258

Married Kate Agnes Nicholes

GRO: Brentford 1877 Jun 3a/99

Died 3 February 1915, Hythe, Kent

GRO: Elham 1915 Mar 2a/2071

Went to sea at age of 12. Became Captain Commodore of Clan Line. Retired to Hythe, Kent.
Children: Edwin John, Alec Alfred, Margaret Kate.
Edwin - geologist and mineralogist, best known as a pioneer of rayon. Died 1986, aged 107.

56.

EDWIN BEER
son of Joseph Reep Beer
and Betsey Jefford

Born 1843, Exeter.

GRO: St Thomas 1843 Sep 10/225

Married Ellen Graham West 1869

GRO: Camberwell 1869 Sep 1d/757

Died 1924, Bromley, Kent.

GRO: Bromley 1924 Mar 2a/910

Edwin started as a Clerk with the Inland Revenue.
By 1881 he was clerk to a bullion broker and in the 1901 census his occupation is described as "Bullion Brokerage, Employer".
Ellen was born in Peckham in 1849.

GRO: Camberwell 1849 Jun 4/84

58.

HENRY BEER
son of Joseph Reep Beer
and Betsey Jefford

Born 1850, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1850 Sep 2c/231

Married Mary Ann Wade 1883.

GRO: Camberwell 1883 Sep 1d/1296

Died 1926, Bromley, Kent.

GRO: Bromley 1926 Mar 2a/726

Mary was born in Camberwell in 1863 and was the daughter of Richard John Wade, Pawnbroker and Silversmith and Mary Ann Johnson. Her parents married in Bermondsey in 1848.

GRO: Bermondsey 1848 Sep 4/3

59.

MARY CONSTANCE BEER
daughter of Joseph Reep Beer
and Betsey Jefford

Born 5 Dec 1853 Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1854 Mar 2c/5

Baptised 14 Aug 1873 West Meon, Hampshire.

West Meon Parish Register, transcribed by Mark Cherry.

Died 1914, Birkenhead, Cheshire.

GRO: Birkenhead 1914 Dec 8a/533

For some reason, Mary and her sister Prothesa were both baptised at the same time, in West Meon. Both are described as "Clerk".
In 1911 Mary was living with her sister Emma in Birkenhead.

60.

PROTHESA FLORENCE BEER
daughter of Joseph Reep Beer
and Betsey Jefford

Born 1857, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1857 Jun 2c/59

Baptised 14 Aug 1873, West Meon.

West Meon Parish Register

Married William Henry Ridgway 1886.

GRO: South Stoneham 1886 Jun 2c/95

Died 1942, Bromley, Kent.

GRO: Bromley 1942 Dec 2a/939

According to the 1881 census, William was a schoolmaster, 17 years Prothesa's senior.
Son Henry Nelsey born Southampton 1888, Kathleen and Harold Edwin (died at Messines 1917), Birkenhead 1890 and 1897.
1911 - Prothesa with family in Birkenhead.
William had become Master of the Clan Line ship "Clan MacGillivray" (see details in the main page). .

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Tenth Generation

61.

FRANCES ELIZABETH BEER
daughter of Joseph Beer
and Emma Elizabeth Preston

Born 1857 Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1857 Jun 2c/59

Married James Gilmour 1882

GRO: Portsea Island 1882 Sep 2b/844

James Gilmour was a stevedore

62.

JOSEPH PRESTON BEER
son of Joseph Beer
and Emma Elizabeth Preston

Born 1858, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1858 Dec 2c/57

Died 1931, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1931 Dec 2c/23

He was a Joiner and builder and established Beer's Joinery Works, later the Southampton Steam Joinery Company Ltd.

Married FLORENCE LYDIA SEWELL
1877 Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1877 Dec 2c/144

Joseph Beer and Florence Lydia Sewell had the following children:

Born 1857, Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1857 Mar 2c/8.

Died 1904, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1904 Sep 2c/32

On 26th December, 1877 at the Wesleyan Chapel, Freemantle. Mr. J. Preston Beer, of Leamington, eldest son of Mr. Joseph Beer of Bitterne, to Florence Lydia, eldest daughter of Mr. John Sewell, of Summerley House, Freemantle, Southampton

Hampshire Advertiser, 29 December, 1877

+69.

MATTHEW WILLIAM BEER
(1878-1964)

   

70.

JOSEPH HENRY BEER
son of Joseph Preston Beer
and Florence Lydia Sewell

Born 1879, Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1879 Sep 2c/40

Married Rose Redford Maplesden 1905.

GRO: Southampton 1905 Dec 2c/40

Died 1950, Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1950 Sep 6b/598

Sometimes referred to as Joseph Henry and sometimes as Henry Joseph.
Rose, b Chelsea 1877, died in Portsmouth 1951.

GRO: Portsmouth 1951 Dec 6b/378

71.

LYDIA EMMA BEER
daughter of Joseph Preston Beer
and Florence Lydia Sewell

Born 1881, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1881 Jun 2c/61

Married Frederick Bowman 1908.

GRO: South Stoneham 1908 Sep 2c/153

Died 1967, Hythe, Hampshire.

GRO: New Forest 1967 Sep 6b/361

Frederick was a builder, son of Henry Silas Bowman of Hythe, Hants and Harriet Elizabeth Maton from West Cowes, Isle of Wight.

GRO: New Forest 1868 Sep 2b/949

72.

FLORENCE SOPHIE BEER
daughter of Joseph Preston Beer
and Florence Lydia Sewell

Born 1883, Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1883 Mar 2c/16

Married William Alderton Dashper 1919

GRO: Southampton 1919 Mar 2c/25

Died 1943, Formby, Lancs.

GRO: Crosby 1943 Sep 8b/474

William was a builder and the son of William Wiltshire Dashper and Elizabeth Mary Alderton.

73.

EDITH LINDSEY BEER
daughter of Joseph Preston Beer
and Florence Lydia Sewell

Born 1887, Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1887 Sep 2c/12

Died 1965, Southampton

GRO: Southampton 1965 Mar 6b/863

 

74.

CHARLES JOHN BEER
son of Joseph Preston Beer
and Florence Lydia Sewell

Born 14 Apr 1890, Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1890 Jun 2c/23

Married Rosina B W Dixey, 1916

GRO: Southampton 1916 Jun 2c/25

Died 1970, Southampton

GRO: Southampton 1970 Dec 6b/1928

 

75.

ALBERT LEONARD BEER
son of Joseph Preston Beer
and Florence Lydia Sewell

Born 1893, Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1893 Jun 2c/39

Married Helen Long, 1916

GRO: Southampton 1926 Apr 2c/40

Died 1953, Southampton

GRO: Southampton 1953 Dec 6b/557

 

76.

IVY DORA BEER
daughter of Joseph Preston Beer
and Florence Lydia Sewell

Born 27 Jun 1897, Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1897 Sep 2c/15

Died 1986, Romsey

GRO: Romsey 1986 v.20 p.1228 No.186

 

65.

ALBERT EDWARD BEER
son of Joseph Beer and Emma Elizabeth Preston

Born 1862, Camberwell, Surrey

GRO: Camberwell 1862 Jun 1d/494

Died 1936, Southampton

GRO: Southampton 1936 Jun 2c/49

Albert was an engraver with the Ordnance Survey.

68.

ROSA CATHERINE BEER
daughter of Joseph Beer
and Emma Elizabeth Preston

Born 1870, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1870 Sep 2c/55

Died 1940, Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1940 Mar 2c/240

Married HENRY JAMES HUMBY
19 Sep 1893 Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1893 Sep 2c/115

Born 1866, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Baptised 31 March 1867, All Saints, Ryde, IOW.

GRO: Isle of Wight 1866 Dec 2b/561

Died 1943, Ryde.

GRO: Isle of Wight 1943 Mar 2b/1006

Artificer Engineer, Royal Navy
aka Lt James Henry Humby, RN
He and Rosa had two sons:
Lancelot James and Alan Preston

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Eleventh Generation

69.

MATTHEW WILLIAM BEER
son of Joseph Preston Beer
and Florence Lydia Sewell

Born 26 Mar 1878, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

GRO: Warwick 1878 Jun 6d/635

Died 13 Sep 1964, Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1964 Sep 6b/641

For many years Secretary of Southampton Royal Horticultural Society. In 1948 was one of the founders of the National Begonia Society and was its President from 1950 to 1957.

Married MARY KATE CHEVERTON
17 Jun 1910 Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1910 Jun 2c/105

Matthew William Beer and Mary Kate Cheverton had the following child:

Born 21 Mar 1881, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1881 Jun 2c/7

Died 27 Feb 1973, Newcastle, Co Down.

Bryansford 1973 No 322

 

+77.

MAISIE AGNES BEER
(1911-1990)

   

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Twelfth Generation

77.

MAISIE AGNES BEER
daughter of Matthew William Beer
and Mary Kate Cheverton

Born 13 Apr 1911, Southampton.

GRO: South Stoneham 1911 Jun 2c/105

Died 4 Feb 1990, Newtownards Co Down.

GRO: Southampton 1964 Sep 6b/641

 

Married JAMES ILSTON JONES
1 Dec 1936 Southampton.

GRO: Southampton 1936 Dec 2c/56

James Ilston Jones and Maisie Agnes Beer had the following children:

Born 7 Mar 1911, Aberdeen.

St Machar 1911 No 433

Died 27 Feb 1976, Belfast.

North Down D76/F1/0154

Chief Electoral Officer of Northern Ireland 1972-1976.
Awarded OBE 1963
Created CBE 1974

78.

PETER COLIN JONES

Born 16 November 1937, Edinburgh.

GROS: 685/07 0294

 

79.

MARGARET JONES

Born 14 June 1939, Edinburgh.

GROS: 685/07 0164

 

80.

ALLAN JAMES JONES
ALLAN JAMES ILSTON-JONES

Born 26 January 1945, Edinburgh.

GROS: 685/07 0027

Died 21 January 2003, Portavogie, Co Down.

Name changed by deed-poll to Allan James Ilston-Jones, 12 May 1987.

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