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Thomas Bearman

(born 1811 Chelmsford, Essex died 8 May 1868 Hackney, Middlesex)

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Maternal grandmother: Sarah Barker (born 1750 died 2 May 1821 Springfield)   View NotesHide notes  

Buried at Springfield Church, age 71. From handwritten memorial inscriptions of around 1867 held at CRO.

Left sizeable will, held at CRO Chelmsford. Catalogue D/ABW 129/1/36 - location HQ3C22C1. Dated August 1819 and proved 22nd July 1831.

“I Sarah Balls late of Springfield but now of Fraiting Hall in the Parish of Fraiting in the County of Essex Widow do make my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say / I do give and bequeath unto my Grand-daughter Sarah Elizabeth Bearman and Suzanna Bearman (the Children of my late Daughter Sarah Elizabeth Bearman deceased) the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds apiece of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to them within six months after my decease in case they shall have then attained the age of twenty one years; but in case my said Grand-daughters or either of them shall not at the time of my decease have attained the said age, then I do direct her or their said Legacy or Legacies to be paid to her or them in immediately upon her or their attainment of that age with Interest thereon to be computed from the expiration of the said six months after my decease. I do also give and bequeath to my Grandson Thomas Frederick Balls (Son of my late Son Thomas Frederick Balls deceased) the sum of three hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid to him within six months after my decease in case he shall have then attained the agge of twenty one years and if not then immediately upon his attainement of that age with Interest for the same to be computed from the expiration of the said six months after my decease. I give and bequeath unto Richard Haslar (the natural or reputed Child of my late Son Richard Warren Balls deceased) the Legacy or sum of One hundred and fifty pounds of like lawful money to be also paid to him within six months after my decease in case he shall have then attained the age of twenty one years and if not then immediately upon his attainment of that age and I do direct the Interest thereof in the mean time (which I intented to commence from the time of my decease) to be paid and applied by my executors herinafter named or the Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such survivior for or towards his benefit maintenance and education and I emplower my said Executors upon the said Richard Haslar’s attaining a proper age to be placed out Apprentice to any Trade or profession to advance out of the said Legacy any sum not exceeding fifty pounds for that purpose And in case of the death of any or either of my said Grand-daughter Sarah Elizabeth Bearman and Susanna Bearman my said Grandson Thomas Frederick Balls and the said Richard Haslar before ....

“I give and bequeath unto my Grand-daughter Frances Balls Dawson ... my Daughter Judith Frances the wife of William Kendall Dawson of Fraiting Hall aforesaid Gentleman.”

Interestingly, no mention of grandson Thomas Bearman. Was Thomas Bearman not the son of Thomas Bearman coachmaker of Springfield. There was also no mention of Thomas Bearman her late daughter's husband who died in 1827 but who also had to sell his house and business not many years after writing this will.

married 25 Sep 1773 Chelmsford, Essex

Maternal grandfather: Richard Balls (born abt 1750 died 1798)   View NotesHide notes  

Moved from Chelmsford the short distance to Springfield between 1785 and 1791 when his son Richard Warren was born. The rector recorded that he was patron of the 3 Cups. His long will confirms he was a victualer as well as confirming his children - the copy, unfortunately is not great...

Attached picture courtesy of http://deadpubs.co.uk/EssexPubs/Springfield/threecup.shtml

 

Paternal grandmother: Susannah Godfrey (born abt 1750 )  

married 29 Jan 1771 Boreham, Essex

Paternal grandfather: Thomas Bearman (born abt 1745 )   View NotesHide notes  

Thomas Bearman was a wheelwright, and father of Thomas Bearman, coach maker. Identified from the will of Victualler Charles Bearman in 1779.

 

Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Balls (born 1774 Chelmsford, Essex died 9 Oct 1811 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex)   View NotesHide notes  

Baptism record from seax, St Mary the Virgin, St Peter and St Cedd (Cathedral)

Marriage was signed in the presence of Thomas, Frances and Richard Balls

1911 description of grave at All Saints church Springfield (now unreadable):

Headstone, round top, lying flat. In memory of SARAH ELIZABETH [wife of Thomas Bearman] who died 9th October 1811 aged 37 [and infants who died young .. and above mentioned] Thomas who died 1(3) Sep (18_7) aged (59) years. From memorial transcriptions 1911.

From Springfield, Essex, Monumental Inscriptions, 1867, care of CRO:

In Memory of Sarah Elizabeth the Wife of Thomas Bearman who departed this life the 9 of Oct 1811 aged 37 years. Also of Four of their children who died Infants. Also of the above Thomas Bearman who died the 15 of Sept 1827 Aged 55 years.

married 12 Jun 1797 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex

Father Thomas Bearman (born 15 Mar 1772 Boreham, Essex died 13 Sep 1827 Chelmsford, Essex)   View NotesHide notes  

Baptism record in Boreham for Thomas, son of Thomas and Susannah, born March 15, baptised 24th at Chelmsford Record Office. The birth date matches well with his grave inscription, see below. The place matches the will of Charles Bearman, victualer of Chelmsford his godfather see more below and attached images.

Thomas was identified initially from his son Thomas Bearman’s marriage certificate in 1845, where his occupation was given as a coach builder.

There is record of such coach building business in Springfield, near Chelmsford. Records held in Chelmsford, Essex Records Office:

Property of William Collings Wells of Chelmsford and Joseph Wells of Little Waltham.

D/DDw T178/14 1805-1833: Deeds of dwelling-house, workshops and smith's shop adjacent Chelmsford-Colchester road, Springfield. Including Abstracts of Title, 1718-1805; sale particulars, 1822 [refers to coachmaking business established on above property by THOMAS BEARMAN], and 1833; and fragment of membership card of Chelmsford New Temperance Association (established 16 November 1837), see D/DDw T179/15 for complete specimen.

Photos of the auction in December 1822 are attached. Thomas bought the property in 1805 under mortgage, and it was returned to its original owner, Robert Greenwood (and others) in 1823 when Thomas must have hit hard times, or for some other reason needed to pay off his creditors.

Thomas and his father is mentioned in the Will of Charles Bearman, victualler of Chelmsford in 1779 - see attached images. He is described as Charles’ Godson and his father as a wheelwright from Boreham, Essex.

There were two other Bearmans, William and Anne who died in 1806/8 Springfield at quite an advanced age, who may be some relation.

In 1808 Thomas and his wife Sarah were listed as beneficiaries in her sister Rebecca’s will. The year afterwards and they were listed in Thomas Balls’s will (Rebecca’s husband). See Essex wills beneficiaries online at FMP.

Thomas was buried on 20th September 1827, aged 55 years and he was living in Chelmsford, according to the parish records for All Saints Springfield on microfiche at the CRO.

He was buried with Sarah Elizabeth who died on 9th Oct 1811 aged 37 according to the 1911 memorial transcripts. Their grave is now undreadable.

1911 description of grave at All Saints church Springfield (now unreadable):

Headstone, round top, lying flat. In memory of SARAH ELIZABETH [wife of Thomas Bearman] who died 9th October 1811 aged 37 [and infants who died young .. above mentioned] Thomas who died 1(3) Sep (18_7) aged (59) years. From memorial transcriptions 1911. There is probably a better record of this carried out in the 1860s, available at the Chelmsford Record Office (as yet unseen by me). He was in fact 55 according to the Parish records for his burial, on microfiche at the CRO. Square brackets mine, rounded ones on transcript indicating lettering was unclear in 1911.

Thos Bearman was witness to Elizabeth’s Brother’s marriage in 1804

From Springfield, Essex, Monumental Inscriptions, 1867, care of CRO:

In Memory of Sarah Elizabeth the Wife of Thomas Bearman who departed this life the 9 of Oct 1811 aged 37 years. Also of Four of their children who died Infants. Also of the above Thomas Bearman who died the 15 of Sept 1827 Aged 55 years.


Sister: Sarah Elizabeth Bearman (born 1798 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex )  

Sister: Susannah Bearman (born 1799 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex )  

Brother: Thomas Bearman (born 1801 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex died 1803 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex)  

Brother: Richard Balls Bearman (born 1802 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex died 1803 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex)  

Sister: Judith Frances Bearman (born 17.12.1806 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex died 1807 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex)  

Brother: Thos Bearman (born 1.10.1808 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex died 8.4.1809 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex)   View NotesHide notes  

Died of the Hooping Cough, denomination Anglican and buried 8th April 1809 according to National Burial Index on FMP


Wife: Catherine Boyd (born 29.12.1814 Kentish Town, Middlesex died 22.5.1888 Hackney, Middlesex)   View NotesHide notes married 31.8.1845 Ramsgate  

Christened about 29 Jan 1815, Old Church, Saint Pancras. On her death she left a Personal Estate of £562 14s. 5d. with Thomas Bearman sole executor.


Son: Thomas Bearman (born 11.8.1846 Hackney, Middlesex died 16.12.1921 ) 6 children   View NotesHide notes  

Thomas “was brought up as heir to his father’s business and took it over when he was only 22. His father had taken a lot of care over his education and used to take him travelling, including a tour of Ireland during which he actually kissed the Blarney Stone. Under Thomas Bearman III the shop prospered as a high class bakery and confectionary. Hackney had many wealthy inhabitants at that time and Bearmans catered for what was called "the carriage trade". It was also his practice to serve lunch daily to a select group of customers in the back room of the shop. Some blue-rimmed Wedgwood soup plates from this room have been passed down in both my family and Kate’s family.

“He married Keturah Sandell on 3rd June 1873 and for the first five years of their married life they lived in rooms at Fremont Street, Hackney. By 1878 he was able to buy a fine big house, Melbourne House, 8, Tudor Road, Hackney. His mother continued to live over the shop until her death in 1888. By about 1894 he was able to sell the shop and retire and during the next few years came to acquire property all over London, as well as "Beach Crest" (bought in 1897) and "The Moorings" both at Deal and a house in Sandwich Market Place. A photograph of Beach Crest, as it is now, is at the top of the Contents page of this website.

“He was a noted numismatist, specialising in mediaeval English and Scottish coins. Bernard Roth's book "Ancient Gaulish Coins" was dedicated to him. When he died, his collection was sold for £600, a considerable sum in those days. His whole estate was left to a family trust, the Bearman Trust. The original trustees were his sons-in-law, Tom Stutchbury, Charlie Carrington and Edward Middlemiss, with Tom as Secretary. On Tom's death in 1941 his son Tom became Secretary. Among many other things, the Trust administered Beach Crest as a holiday home for the family until 1975, when they sold it to Frank and Florence Middlemiss. Also in 1975 Donald Bearman, the last Tenant for Life of the Trust, died and the Trust was then broken up and the assets distributed among the family.”

Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

Probate records show Thomas left £16,079 14s 1d.

Wife: Keturah Sandell (born 4.2.1851 City of Oxford died 19.2.1930 Leyton)   View NotesHide notes  

Keturah “was an energetic, determined woman of incisive personality. After her husband’s death she remained at 8, Tudor Road for two years until Donald was married, but in 1923 moved to 17, Sandringham Road, Leyton, immediately opposite Kate and Tom. I stayed with her there for some time in 1926 while my mother was in hospital. She later paid for my music lessons at the Metropolitan Academy of Music in Leytonstone.

She continued right up to 1928 to spend most of the summer at Beach Crest, as she and her husband had done. During 1929 she was too ill to travel and Beach Crest was hardly used by anybody that year. She usually had a maid at Beach Crest. A notable one during the 20s was Hilda Spicer, who also came back with her to Leyton. The Spicers were a big family of fisher folk who lived at 11, Golden Street, Deal. Hilda's elder sister Irma Spicer was at one time a particular friend of Edward Thomas Middlemiss.”

Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

On her death she was living at 17 Sandringham Road and left £1838 7s to Donald Boyd Bearman according to probate records.

Son: Thomas Bearman (born 21.11.1873 Hackney, Middlesex died 24.6.1878 )   View NotesHide notes  

Thomas “died shortly after the move from Fremont Street to Tudor Road and on the very day of the birth of his sister Edith, who was said to have been born "sobbing and sighing" as a result.”

Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

Daughter: Kate Bearman (born 3.8.1876 Hackney, Middlesex died 1.4.1958 )   View NotesHide notes  

Kate “was in many ways a daintier version of her mother, from whom she inherited her flaming red hair. As a child she hated her red hair because the rude urchins used to shout "carrots" after her, but her husband later particularly admired it. Kate was educated at Lady Eleanor Holles' School, which was at that time situated in Mare Street, Hackney. She loved music and played both piano and violin. Her husband Tom bought her a piano when they married (8th October 1904) and this same piano was still very much in use by Kate's Merkin great-grandchildren ninety-four years later. She also loved animals, especially cats, of which she nearly always had one. In 1934 the family got a Chow dog called Ruff, which can be seen in many photos taken in the 1930s. Ruff was a splendid big dog, very strong; unfortunately he pulled Kate over, causing her to break her hip in 1938.

Like her mother, Kate was a woman of strong opinions and precise and proper ways. She lived all her life after her marriage at 16, Sandringham Road, Leyton even though this involved sleeping in the coal cellar during the Blitz of the 2nd World War. Before her marriage she had been a rather reserved person; afterwards, when she was stuck out at Leyton with nobody to talk to, her sisters were astonished at her flood of conversation when she visited the family home in Hackney. However, in 1911 her sister Hilda also moved to Leyton.”

Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

Daughter: Edith Bearman (born 24.6.1878 Hackney N E died 13.11.1945 )   View NotesHide notes  

Edith “was the intellectual one among the Bearman girls. She was an impressive person to meet with her level gaze, deep well-modulated voice and beautiful articulation. Charles Carrington (12th Dec. 1877-30th April 1946) was an accountant. Charles and Edith married on the 22nd August, 1903 and from about 1911 they lived in an elegant house at 11, Willifield Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Golders Green. London.

They had been medically advised to move there from Clapton for the sake of Edith's health, which had never been very good. Charles lost his job early in the great depression (about 1929) and they invested in a book shop, The Temple Fortune Book Shop, 1071, Finchley Road, Golders Green, London, which they ran successfully until Edith died. Several of the books in our collection were bought there. They had to leave Willifield Way for two months, September-November 1940, as there was an unexploded German bomb in the ground just behind the house. The very day after they had arrived back home the house in which they had been staying temporarily was flattened by a bomb. When Elsie Bearman was admitted to a mental hospital in 1922 Charlie took on the thankless job of Receiver of her property under the Court of Protection. When Charlie died I took on this job until Elsie died in 1970. Edith died in November 1945, of pneumonia after getting soaked in a rain storm. I met Charlie that Christmas, when he seemed quite lost without his wife, and he died only four months later.”

Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

Daughter: Hilda Bearman (born 14.6.1880 Hackney, Middlesex died 16.7.1970 )   View NotesHide notes  

Hilda “was educated at the Misses Pitman’s school in Hackney until 1890, then at Lady Eleanor Holles’ School, which she left in 1895. In 1894, 1895 and 1896 the family went on holiday to Margate (by "Eagle" steamer from Tower Bridge). These were the first family holidays they had had, which suggests that Thomas Bearman probably retired from the shop in 1894.

About 1900 Hilda met Edward Middlemiss, as the Middlemiss family was at that time living next door at 10. Tudor Road. They became engaged in 1901 and married in 1907. Hilda, having a clear soprano voice, was in the choir at Mare Street Baptist Church, took part regularly in the Nonconformist Union Choir Festivals at the Crystal Palace, and sang in several Handel and other oratorios. This was with her fiance, who had a good baritone voice. In addition she was a fairly competent pianist. She was also an excellent draughtswoman and was often employed by her father to make detailed drawings of his coins. She was a keen tennis player and, in the winter, a skater on the lake in Victoria Park.

After their marriage, Hilda and Edward lived for 3½ years in rooms at 32, Poole Road, Hackney, London, and here their first child, Edward Thomas Middlemiss, was born. They moved to 38, Canterbury Road, Leyton on the 11th March 1911. Here Edward was able to indulge his interests in gardening, carpentry, photography and in having a dog - the Airedale Bob was the first.

Hilda was a less assertive person than her sisters Kate and Edith but was a woman of strong principles and knew her own mind. She was more concerned with fundamentals than with more trivial matters; she was not worried if the house was a bit untidy or about such details as the precise time of meals as long as her children grew up with the right principles in life. Like her husband and like her sister Kate, she was very fond of animals and we grew up in close contact with dogs, cats, tortoises, etc. Many of her letters from the time of the second World War have been preserved and shed a vivid light on what housekeeping, shopping and travelling were like in the dark days of the Blitz. On reading them, the word "indomitable" comes to mind as descriptive of her.”

Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

Daughter: Elsie Nora Bearman (born 14.7.1882 Hackney N E died 2.2.1970 )   View NotesHide notes  

Elsie was “educated at Lady Holles’ School. She was the artistic one among the Bearman girls. She had a thorough training, including a painting tour of Holland, and was excellent at both drawing and painting. Several of her pictures have been handed down through the family, although one of the best, a still life with oranges, was destroyed when 38, Canterbury Road was bombed in 1940. When the Middlemiss family were living next door, about 1900, and Hilda and Edward became engaged, Elsie and Edward's younger brother, Alec , were very interested in each other; this was during 1900 - there was no mention of it in 1901. It is said that an engagement was vetoed by Mrs. Bearman. Elsie never did marry, but continued to live at Tudor Road. In 1921 she suffered the unpleasant shock of finding her father dead. About that time she was becoming progressively more withdrawn and peculiar and at the beginning of 1922 she was diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia and committed to Horton Hospital, Epsom. She remained in hospital for the rest of her life, for many years in Garden Villa 3, Horton Hospital, but during the 2nd World War she was transferred to West Park Hospital, where she eventually died. She was not an unreasonable patient; she was always helping with the chores at the hospital and in the 1940s took up drawing and painting again quite successfully. Under modern ideas she would never have been kept in hospital all her life.”

Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

Son: Donald Boyd Bearman (born 24.5.1890 Hackney N E died 8.1975 )   View NotesHide notes  

Donald “was educated at the Parmiters' School, Bethnal Green, and became a Chartered Accountant, although he once said that he would rather have done something literary with his life, like Charlie Carrington in his latter years (and cf. Tom Stutchbury Jnr.). Don was a keen Quaker and, like Tom Stutchbury Snr., a Fabian socialist.

During the 1st World War he was an absolute conscientious objector and spent much time in prison. In prison (1916-1919) the regime was very tough and he disliked recalling such unhappy memories in later life. He was severely restricted in how often he could write home, what he could write and how much. The letters survive and are written in minute writing to get more on a page. They say nothing about life in prison and consist entirely of his own philosophical thoughts.

Quakers hold meetings rather than services, so on a Sunday he was always off to meeting, where he would take his little notebook to remind him of the thoughts that had come to him during the week, which he would then share with others at the meeting. He was a colourful figure - six feet five inches tall and slim, quite a health fanatic and a strong believer in homeopathy. Most days, right up until his late seventies, he could be seen high up on his specially designed two-barred bicycle cycling down to the River Lea at Broxbourne, summer and winter, to swim. (It is only fair to add that the water was warmed by discharge from the power station upstream). He was keen on nudism - perhaps as a reaction against Victorian stuffiness towards sexual matters. The large extended garden and pool at Noonsun enabled him and his children (not his wife) to swim and sunbathe in the nude, and later in life he liked to visit nudist camps.

He had a tendency to have his head in the clouds - a trait which could be infuriating when practical family matters needed attention. His wife was the extreme opposite in this respect - very down-to-earth. As a young man after the War he travelled much in Europe and met Ethel Webb in Paris.”

Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

Lived at 25 Churchfields, Broxbourne - Ancestry have phone records from 1941-1960.


Thomas Bearman Notes:

Thomas was a baker, who ended life quite wealthy. He married Catherine Boyd in 1845 and the record of this shows his father to be Thomas, a coach builder.

The censuses show him as born 1812-13 Chelmsford but his death record shows he was born 1811-12. However, no birth or baptism record has so far been found for him. The person most likely to be his mother died in October 1811 and his father was buried with her 16 years later - so it must be presumed that she died in child-birth or soon after, and that Thomas was born on or before October 9th 1811

There is record of a coachbuilding business with substantial 'genteel' residence in Springfield, near Chelsmsford Essex run by a Thomas Bearman (see attached images and the comments attached to Thomas his father), who married Sarah Elizabeth Balls in Cheltenham and had several children in Springfield.

FMP have his death as 6th May 1868, at St Thomas’s, Hackney citing National Burial Index.

Probate record dated 9 June 1868 showed Thomas leaving Effects under £4,000 to wife Catherine Bearman of 101 Mare Street as sole Executrix.



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4 letter by Donald Bearman
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1 letter by Donald Bearman
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4 letter by Donald Bearman
1920-02-22
Donald Bearman letter to his father
1920-02-22 p1
Donald Bearman letter to his father
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Donald Bearman letter to his father
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Donald Bearman letter to his father
1920-02-28 p1
Donald Bearman letter to his father
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Donald Bearman letter to his father
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Donald Bearman letter to his father
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Donald Bearman letter to his father
1920-03-08
Donald Bearman letter to his father
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Donald Bearman letter to his father
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Donald Bearman letter to his father
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Donald Bearman letter to his father
1920-03-14 p1
Donald Bearman letter to his father
1920-03-14 p2
Donald Bearman letter to his father
1920-03-14 p3
Donald Bearman letter to his father
Letter from
Donald Bearman to father 20th March 1920
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Donald Bearman to father 20th March 1920
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Donald Bearman
to father 20th March 1920
Letter
(envelope) March 28th 1920 Donald to father
Spring in Paris
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Page 2, 28th
March 1920 Donald Bearman to father
Page 3, 28th
March 1920 Donald Bearman to father
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Envelope for
letter of 11th April 1920 Donald Bearman to father...
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11th April 1920, refs to Alizon Fox and others
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1920-09-26
Donald Bearman letter to his father
1920-09-26 p1
Donald Bearman letter to his father
1920-09-26 p2
Donald Bearman letter to his father
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Donald Bearman letter to his father
1929-04-08 Post
card to Donald Bearman from Harold Bing on the ...
1929-04-08 Post
card to Donald Bearman from Harold Bing on the ...
Record of the
marriage banns of Thomas Bearman and Catherine Bo...
Thomas Bearman,
baker, in the 1846 Kelly’s Post Office Direct...
Post Office
Directory of 1856 showing entries for Essex Place, ...
Ruth Hammond
and grandfather Donald Bearman 1959 ish
P4-5: Sarah
Webb, Alfred Robert Webb in Enfield, Donald Bearman...
p6-7: Donald
and Ethel Webb’s wedding and honeymoon in France
The Bearmans,
presumably at Noonsun in the late 1940s
Thomas Bearman
in 1768 Boreham, apprentices indentures from Anc...
Thomas Bearman
apprentices indentures 1771
Record of
duties paid for apprentices, Thos Bearman of Springfi...
Thomas Bearman,
coach and harness maker Chelmsford, duties paid...
Thomas Bearman
of Springfield on the electoral registers in 181...
Catherine
Bearman probate 1868 leaving £582
Thomas Bearman
land record 1882 property Norfolk Road, Hackney
Bearman -
tenant in Hackney, 1827. Was this Thomas?
Thomas Bearman,
baker, listed in 1839 Pigots directory
Thomas Bearman
listed in 1839 Robson's London and Birmingham - ...
Thomas Bearman
in the 1845 Post Office directory
Thomas Bearman
in the 1903 Kellys Directory for 149 Beach Stree...
Thomas Bearman
was a Member of the Council of the British Numis...
Keturah
Bearman, probate 1930
Keturah-and-Tho
masBearman-1918
Keturah Bearman
on the electoral register in 1922
Donald Bearman
of 25 Churchfields, Broxbourne in the 1941 phone...
Thomas Bearman
on the 1880 electoral register
Donald Bearman
in the phone books 1960
Keturah Bearman
on the electoral register for the first time in...
Thomas Bearman
on the electoral register in 1901 thanks to his ...
Land tax
records showing Thos Bearman of Springfield circa 1798
Stewart Headlam
in 1907, was the new curate of St Matthews Beth...
Cartoon of
Stewart Headlam who officiated at Thomas and Keturah...
Donald
Bearman's WWI service record
Donald
Bearman's WWI joining record
Keturah was
living at 6 Victoria Place when she got married in ...
The Triangle,
Hackney 1873 where Thomas Bearman had his bakery
Ramsgate in
1849 - four years after Thomas Bearman married Cath...
Ramsgate Sands
(where Thomas Bearman and Catherine Boyd married...
Probate record
for Benjamin Bockett Turner who died 4 Dec 1876.
Marriage record
of Benjamin Bockett Turner and Hannah Dawson 17...
Benjamin Turner
in 1841
Richard Balls
will of 1798, page 1. Showing he was a victualler...
The will of
Richard Balls, 1798, page 2. This page confirms son...
Richard Balls
will of 1798, page 3. Mentions son Richard Warren...
The will of
Richard Balls, 1798, page 4
The will of
Richard Balls, 1798, page 5
The will of
Richard Balls, 1798, page 6
The will of
Richard Balls, 1798, last page (7)
The will of
Thomas Frederick Balls dated 1810, page 1 in which ...
The will of
Thomas Frederick Balls, proved in 1810, page 2 deta...
The will of
Thomas Frederick Balls proved in 1810, page 3 in wh...
The will of
Thomas Frederick Balls proved in 1810, page 4 in wh...
The will of
Thomas Frederick Balls, page 5 in which the will wa...
Richard Balls
was patron of the Three Cups in 1791, pictured as...
Population of
Springfield in 1810, 875, number of dissenters an...
The will of
Charles Bearman 1779, Godfather to Thomas Bearman, ...
The will of
Charles Bearman 1779, Godfather to Thomas Bearman, ...
The will of
Charles Bearman 1779, Godfather to Thomas Bearman, ...
The will of
Charles Bearman 1779. Page 4 shows reference to Tho...
The will of
Charles Bearman 1779, Godfather to Thomas Bearman, ...
Notice to
creditors of Thomas Bearman, The Times newspaper, Sep...
Thos Bearman,
confectioner, in the Hackney, Clapton, Homerton, ...
Chelmsford,
Essex. From Springfield Hill near the Gravel Pits e...
Perhaps Thomas
Bearman was splashed in this font in Springfield...
Map showing
Springfield in 1805 where Thomas Bearman (1772-1827...
Record of
donations to British prisoners in France, Springfield...
Record of
William Bearman’s death in 1805 Springfield, age 74...
Record of Anne
Bearman’s death in 1808 Springfield, aged 68. ...
Thomas Bearman
1868 Estimate of Property for Probate
Thomas
Bearman’s probate record 1868
Thomas
Bearman’s probate record 1922
Donald
Bearman’s Opel outside Beachcrest. The model of ca...
The front room
at Beachcrest by Elsie Nora Bearman, 1900.
Beachcrest,
Deal, purchased by Thomas Bearman in 1897 and used ...
Beachcrest with
battlements, photo of photo brightened and dist...
Picture by
Elsie Nora Bearman hanging in Beachcrest in 2010, da...
Beachcrest,
Deal in 2010. Bought by Thomas Bearman in 1897 foll...
Donald and
Ethel Bearman’s Ruby Wedding, 29 September 1962
Wedding of
Charles Howard SANDELL, 28th August 1915. Front row ...
Thomas BEARMAN,
1st left, Keturah 3rd from left and Elsie far r...
Thomas BEARMAN
1873-1878
Thomas BEARMAN
1873-1878
Kate BEARMAN
1873-1958
Kate BEARMAN
1873-1958
Kate BEARMAN
1873-1958
Kate BEARMAN
1873-1958
Kate BEARMAN
(as an adult she rarely looks directly at the came...
4 people on
left are: Thomas jnr, Thomas, Kate and Hilda. Small...
Edith BEARMAN,
1878-1945
Edith BEARMAN,
1878-1945
Edith BEARMAN,
1878-1945
Edith BEARMAN,
1878-1945, aged 16
Edith BEARMAN,
1878-1945
Thomas BEARMAN,
1846-1921, Husband of Keturah SANDELL
Edith BEARMAN,
later Carrington
Charles and
Edith CARRINGTON
Charles and
Edith CARRINGTON
Charles and
Edith CARRINGTON
Charles and
Edith CARRINGTON
Charles and
Edith CARRINGTON’s wedding, 22.8.1903
Edith
CARRINGTON, née Bearman
Keturah
BEARMAN, 28th February 1917
Hilda BEARMAN
Hilda BEARMAN
Elsie Nora
BEARMAN, 1882-1970
Elsie Nora
BEARMAN, 1882-1970
Elsie BEARMAN,
4th from right, 3rd row down, at Lady Holles’ ...
Andre’s
Institute, Hackney, where the Bearman girls learnt th...
Donald Boyd
BEARMAN, 1890-1975
Donald Boyd
BEARMAN, 1890-1975
Donald Boyd
BEARMAN, 1890-1975
Donald Boyd
BEARMAN
Donald Boyd
BEARMAN
Donald BEARMAN
at Parmiters School, Bethnal Green
Donald BEARMAN
in the army sports team
Donad BEARMAN
and Thomas STUTCHBURY in the library at 8 Tudor R...
Donad BEARMAN
and Thomas STUTCHBURY in the library at 8 Tudor R...
Thomas BEARMAN
snr, 1812-1868
Catherine
BEARMAN, née Boyd, 1814-1888
Thomas BEARMAN
jnr
Thomas BEARMAN
Keturah BEARMAN
(née Sandell)
Thomas BEARMAN
Keturah BEARMAN
Keturah BEARMAN
Brother Tom
Bearman - which begs the question who thought of hi...
Keturah BEARMAN
Thomas, Keturah
and family on beach at Deal. Don’t know who i...
Thomas BEARMAN
at gate of 8 Tudor Road, Hackney.
Thomas and
Keturah with: Kate on back row, Hilda on middle left...
Thomas
BEARMAN’s calling card
Thomas and
Ketura, with Kate, Elsie and Edith, l to r back row,...
Thomas
BEARMAN’s shop, 101 Mare Street, Hackney, where Thomas...
8 Tudor Road,
Hackney (the house is still there but much altere...
Thomas BEARMAN
on steps of 8 Tudor Road
The BEARMAN’s
cat at 8 Tudor Road. This is the cat in the wed...
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Census records:

1841 Essex Place, Hackney, South, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex
  
Bearman Thomas M 25 1816 Baker 21
Dean John M 60 1781 Middlesex
Dean Cecilia F 30 1811 Middlesex
Dean Mary F 20 1821 Middlesex
George Theressa F 40 1801 Middlesex

1841 Homerton, Lower, St John Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex
  
Boyd Thomas M 50 1791 Baker Scotland 23
Boyd Elizabeth F 50 1791 Middlesex 24
Boyd Catherine F 25 1816 Middlesex 17
Boyd Eliza F 20 1821 Middlesex 26
Boyd Joseph M 17 1824 Baker Middlesex 19
Boyd Jane F 14 1827 Middlesex 22
Boyd Sarah F 11 1830 Middlesex 28

1851 1, Essex Place, Mare Street, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex
  
Bearman Thomas Head Married M 38 1813 Baker Essex, Chelmsford 21
Bearman Catherine Wife Married F 36 1815 Middlesex, Kentish Town 17
Bearman Thomas Son M 4 1847 Middlesex, Hackney 18
Boyd Jane Sister in law F 23 1828 Shop woman Middlesex, Homerton 22
Lay William Servt S M 21 1830 Baker Berkshire, Newbury

1851 Brewers Street, St Aldate, Oxford, Oxfordshire
  
Davis Isaac Visitor Unmarried M 21 1830 Labourer Bampton, Oxfordshire 530
Sandell Joseph Head Married M 39 1812 School Master Oxford St Michael, Oxfordshire 132
Sandell Leah Wife Married F 26 1825 Bampton, Oxfordshire 134
Sandell Elizabeth Daughter F 3 1848 Oxford St Aldate, Oxfordshire 133
Sandell Hadassah Daughter F 1 1850 Oxford St Aldate, Oxfordshire 135
Sandell Keturah Daughter F 0 1851 Oxford St Aldate, Oxfordshire 29
Davis Hephzibah Visitor Unmarried F 20 1831 Barmaid Bampton, Oxfordshire 515
Sandell Phillis Mother Widow F 67 1784 Fund Holder Bletchington, Oxfordshire 140
Prior Alice Servant Unmarried F 14 1837 House Servant East Hannay, Berkshire
Noys Lois Visitor F 8 1843 Oxford St Martin, Oxfordshire 668

1861 12, Mare Street Essex Place, South Hackney, London, Middlesex
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Bearman Thos Head Married M 48 1813 Bread and Biscuit Baker master employs 2 men 2 boys Essex, Chelmsford 21
Bearman Catherine Wife Married M 46 1815 Middlesex, Kentish Town 17
Bearman Thos Son M 14 1847 Middlesex, Hackney 18
Boyd Joseph Brother in law Unmarried M 37 1824 Baker Middlesex, Homerton 19
Bowe Mary Servant Unmarried F 22 1839 House Servant Middlesex, London 20

1861 Hockmore Street, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Sandell Joseph Head Married M 49 1812 English Teacher St Michael, Oxfordshire 132
Sandell Leah Wife Married F 36 1825 Bampton, Oxfordshire 134
Sandell Elizabeth Daughter Unmarried F 13 1848 Scholar Oxford 133
Sandell Hadajsah Daughter Unmarried F 11 1850 Scholar Oxford 135
Sandell Keturah Daughter Unmarried F 10 1851 Scholar Oxford 29
Sandell Charles J Son Unmarried M 8 1853 Scholar Oxford 136
Sandell Rhoda Daughter Unmarried F 6 1855 Scholar Oxford 137
Sandell John E Son Unmarried M 3 1858 Scholar Oxford 138
Sandell James E Son Unmarried M 1 1860 Scholar Oxford 139
Harman Frederick Visitor Unmarried M 16 1845 Witney 2304

1871 101 Mare St, Hackney, London, Middlesex
  
Bearman Catherine Head Widow F 56 1815 Confectioner Middlesex, Kentish Town 17
Bearman Thomas Son Unmarried M 24 1847 Confectioner Middlesex, Hackney 18
Boyd Joseph Brother Unmarried M 46 1825 Baker Middlesex, Homerton 19
Boyd Mary Sister F 30 1841 Middlesex, Russell Square 20

1881 101, Mare Street, Hackney, Middlesex
  
Bearman Catherine Head Widow F 66 1815 Pastry Cook & Confectioner Kentish Town, Middlesex 17
Boyd Joseph Brother Single M 57 1824 Baker Homerton, Middlesex 19
Bowe Mary Servant Single F 39 1842 Shop Woman Russel Square W, Middlesex 20

1881 8, Tudor Rd, Hackney, Middlesex
  
Bearman Thomas Head Married M 34 1847 Pastry Cook & Confectioner Hackney, Middlesex 18
Bearman Keturah Wife Married F 30 1851 Oxford, Oxfordshire 29
Bearman Kate Daughter Single F 4 1877 Hackney, Middlesex 129
Bearman Edith Daughter Single F 2 1879 Hackney, Middlesex 33
Bearman Hilda Daughter Single F 0 1881 Hackney, Middlesex 130
Sandell Kerzia Sister In Law Single F 19 1862 Oxford, Oxfordshire 131
Hawkins Louisa Servant Single F 15 1866 Dom Serv Hackney, Middlesex

1891 8, Tudor Road, Hackney, London
  
Bearman Thomas Head Married M 44 1847 Pastry Cook Hackney, London 18
Bearman Keturah Wife Married F 40 1851 Oxford 29
Bearman Kate Daughter Single F 14 1877 Scholar Hackney, London 129
Bearman Edith Daughter Single F 12 1879 Scholar Hackney, London 33
Bearman Hilda Daughter Single F 10 1881 Scholar Hackney, London 130
Bearman Elsie Nora Daughter Single F 8 1883 Scholar Hackney, London 30
Bearman Donald Benj Son Single M 0 1891 Hackney, London 31
Sandle Clara Visitor Single F 27 1864 Dressmaker Oxford 149

1901 8, Tudor Road, Hackney, London
  
Bearman Thomas Head Married M 54 1847 Retired Baker and Confectioner Hackney, London 18
Bearman Keturah Wife Married F 50 1851 Oxford, Oxfordshire 29
Bearman Kate Daughter Single F 24 1877 Hackney, London 129
Bearman Edith Daughter Single F 22 1879 Hackney, London 33
Bearman Hilda Daughter Single F 20 1881 Hackney, London 130
Bearman Elsie N Daughter Single F 18 1883 Hackney, London 30
Bearman Donald B Son Single M 10 1891 Hackney, London 31
Sandell Keziah Visitor Single F 38 1863 Oxford, Oxfordshire 131

1911 16 Sandringham Road Leyton Essex, Essex
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Stutchbury Thomas Head Married M 35 1876 Registry Assistant, General Post Office London Haggerston 355
Stutchbury Kate Wife Married F 34 1877 London Sth Hackney 129

1911 8 Tudor Road Mare St S Hackney N E, London
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Bearman Thomas Head Married M 64 1847 Retired Pastrycook Caterer Hackney N E 18
Bearman Keturah Wife Married F 60 1851 City of Oxford 29
Bearman Elsie Nora Daughter Single F 28 1883 Hackney N E 30
Bearman Donald Boyd Son Single M 20 1891 Clerk At Horse Guards Eastern Hackney N E 31
Carrington Charles Edward Henry Son In Law Married M 33 1878 Commercial Clerk Hackney N E 32
Carrington Edith Visitor Daughter Married F 32 1879 Hackney N E 33

1911 Helena House, Canterbury Road, Leyton, Essex
  
Middlemiss Edward Stone Head Married M 31 1880 Accountant, Perfumery Dalston 360
Middlemiss Hilda Wife Married F 30 1881 Hackney 130
Middlemiss Edward Thomas Son M 2 1909 Hackney 361