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Edwin Beard b. 26 Sept 1828 Wellington St London (parents John Beard & Maria Owen) died 15 Aug 1876 South Brisbane buried 16th Aug South Brisbane Cemetery.

V1853614 39C/1853 BEARD EDWIN - BEGBIE JANE - CU= St John's CofE Brisbane

Death 15 Aug 1876/B10861 Beard Edwin - Edwin [?] Beard - Phoebe [?] Owen

The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld.) - Mon 21 Aug 1876 p.2
BEARD.-On the 15th instant, at his residence, South Brisbane, of rheumatism in the heart, Edwin J. Beard, aged 48 years, youngest son of John Beard, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.—[Home and country papers, please copy.]

Burial not found on BCC site.

Baptism not found and marriage for his parents not found.

Not found in 1841 census. Arrival not yet found.
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I can't find a John Beard in 1871 in Tewkesbury.

Father John or Edwin ?? Mother Maria or Phoebe ??

No marriage on FreeREG in Glos or Somerset for Beard to Owen.
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I think the 1876 death is half correct. :)

The census look ok.

Parents look to be John Beard and Phoebe Owen.

The census shows some children born London/Middx but can't find a baptism for Edwin, so not sure where he was born.

Wording of the death notice seems to imply his father is still alive. Does not say 'late' and says Home papers please copy.
Thanks Geoff.

Edwine must be Edwin = male = 1828.

If that quote in post #1 is correct then John married Maria then married Phoebe. ??

But which one was Owen ?

I said the death reg was half correct. I think I now know which half.

father = beard but not Edwin and mother = Owen but not Phoebe
This would fit the 1851 for Harriett, but father's occ = Jeweller, not 'dyer'.. Also, if correct, Maria still alive..

Harriet Beard
Baptism Date: 30 Jun 1832
Place: Clerkenwell St John, Islington
Father: John Beard
Mother: Maria Beard
[b. 24 June]


EDIT: Abode = Lower Smith Street.
Thanks Geoff.

A jeweller becomes a dyer ? But the baptism looks ok given the pob in 1851.

No death for Maria on FreeREG or FS.

Hmm.. Also this. Maybe too much of a coincidence..

Emelina Beard
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 13 Oct 1830
Baptism Place: Finsbury St John the Baptist, Islington
Father: John Beard
Mother: Maria Beard
[Occ = Jeweller]

And one to ponder..

Edwin Beard
Baptism Date: 26 Oct 1828
Place: Finsbury St John the Baptist, Islington
Father: John Beard
Mother: Maria Beard
[Abode = Wellington Street. Occ = jeweller]