John and Ellen Crothers

William Edward Beard

1-William Edward Beard was born in 1820. His convict records show:

Convict No: 3956

Voyage Ship: China

Voyage No: 370

Arrival Date: 16 May 1846 

Departure Date: 04 Jan 1846 

Departure Port: Woolwich

Conduct Record: CON33/1/87 

Indent: CON17/1/2 p198

Remarks: Off Norfolk Island per Pestongee Bomangee May 1847

Permission to marry: BEARD William Edward China WARREN Mary free 29 NOV 1853 CON52/6 RGD37/13 : 1854/287

William married Mary Warren in 1854. Mary was born in 1832. They had one son: James.

2-James Beard was born on 8 Feb 1854 in Hobart, Tasmania. James married Mary Reardon on 5 Apr 1875.  They had one son: Frederick Thomas.

3-Frederick Thomas Beard was born on 22 Aug 1879 in Rokeby, Clarence and died on 24 Jun 1946 in 16 Francis Street, Battery Point, Tasmania at age 66. Frederick married Ada Blanche Wagner, daughter of Heinrich Christian Wagner and Laura Hannah Hauke, on 7 Jan 1907 in Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Hobart, Tasmania. Ada was born on 22 Jan 1887 in Derby, Tasmania and died on 23 Jan 1954 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 67. They had one son: Gordon Arthur.

4-Gordon Arthur Beard was born on 4 Feb 1910 in Bradshaws Creek, Tasmania and died on 26 Jul 1986 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 76. Gordon married Mavis Eveline Miller, daughter of John William (Bill) Miller and Eveline Julia Crothers, on 29 Aug 1936 in St Johns Church, Launceston. Mavis was born on 19 Mar 1911, died on 10 Jan 1996 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 84, and was buried on 12 Jan 1996 in Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania. They had two children: Marjorie Evelyn and Kaylene Jeanette.

5-Marjorie Evelyn Beard.

5-Kaylene Jeanette Beard.