William BECK

Male 1853 - 1918  (65 years)


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  • Name William BECK 
    Born 2 Apr 1853  Neithrop, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Baptised 12 Jun 1853  South Newington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1918  Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Born in the Banbury Union Workhouse, Neithrop. The Parish of Neithrop is now merely a suburb of Banbury, but can be found on a street map of the town. The Banbury Union Workhouse was in the parish of Neithrop.

      Birth date from Family Bible

      1861: William Beck, Age 8, Wife's son, Steeple Aston, born Neithrop (previously had Heythrop which seemed feasible, but closer inspection of the image shows it is indeed Neithrop which is as per the note that he was born in the Banbury Union Workhouse)
      South St, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire
      Class: RG9; Piece: 901; Folio: 28; Page: 26
      John Walker Head Mar 20 Labourer Steeple Aston
      Hannah Walker Wife Mar 25 South Newington
      William Beck Wife's son 8 Niethrop
      Sarah Elizabeth Walker Dau 4 Steeple Aston
      Richard Walker Son 2 Steeple Aston

      1871: William, Age 18, Ag Lab, Fir Lane, Steeple Aston, born South Newington

      Possibly married Dec 1874 (Bradfield district), Mary ALLAWAY 2c 821

      1881: Most likely William Beck, age 28, born Banbury, Cowman living at Old Workhouse, Sulham, Berkshire with wife Mary (33) from Theale, Mary L (3) & Florence (9m).
      Ironic that William was living in the Old Workhouse, was he aware that he was born in the Workhouse?

      1891: Sulham Lane, Sulham, Berkshire
      William Beck Head Mar 38 Cowman Banbury
      Mary Beck Wife Mar 44 Theale
      Mary L Beck Dau 13 Scholar Sulham
      Florence Beck Daur 10 Scholar Sulham
      Elsie L Beck Daur 2 Sulham

      1901: Sulham, Berkshire, Cottages, Nunshide Lane
      William Beck Head Mar 48 Cowman on Farm Banbury
      Mary Beck Wife Mar 53 Theale
      Elsie L Beck Daur 12 Sulham
      Cecil M Beck Son 3 Sulham
      (Note Cecil later discovered to be son of Mary Louisa)

      1911 census: 39 London Road, Newbury
      Class: RG14; Piece: 6366; Schedule Number: 95
      William Beck Head 58 Widower Manager (Coal Merchant) Oxon Banbury
      Florence Beck Daughter 30 Single General Servant Sulham Berkshire
      Elsie Lilian Beck Daughter 22 Single General Servant Sulham Berkshire
      Possible that William was manager of Richard Walker's Coal Merchant business, given that they were half-brothers, or possibly even brothers

      Possible death:
      Name: William Beck Death Registration Month/Year: 1918 Age at death (estimated): 65 Registration district: Chipping Norton Inferred County: Oxfordshire Volume: 3a Page: 2420
      (No records of deaths in Berkshire would fit)
    Person ID I228  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 

    Mother Hannah BECK,   b. 1835, South Newington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1883, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Family ID F1712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary ALLAWAY,   b. 1846, Theale, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1910, Sulham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1874  Sulham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
    +1. Mary Louisa BECK,   b. 5 Nov 1877, Sulham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1962, Chichester, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. David BECK,   b. Sep 1878, Sulham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1878, Sulham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. John Henry BECK,   b. Sep 1879, Sulham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1879, Sulham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. Florence BECK,   b. 27 Jun 1880, Sulham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Francis Walker BECK,   b. Sep 1882, Sulham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1884, Sulham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     6. Elsie Lilian BECK,   b. 10 Jun 1888, Sulham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1971, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Apr 1853 - Neithrop, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 12 Jun 1853 - South Newington, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Dec 1874 - Sulham, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Louisa BECK - 5 Nov 1877 - Sulham, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - David BECK - Sep 1878 - Sulham, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John Henry BECK - Sep 1879 - Sulham, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Florence BECK - 27 Jun 1880 - Sulham, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Francis Walker BECK - Sep 1882 - Sulham, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elsie Lilian BECK - 10 Jun 1888 - Sulham, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Dec 1918 - Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Walker Family Bible.

    2. [S10] General Register Office Index, General Register Office, 3a 582, Jun 1853.
      Banbury

    3. [S1] Birth Certificate, 28 Apr 1853.
      Born, William Beck, at the Union Workhouse, Neithrop. Mother Hannah Beck, no Father named.

    4. [S240] Oxfordshire Parish Register Transcriptions, Oxfordshire Family History Society.
      1853 Jun 12 BECK William s Hannah BECK single woman of Banbury Workhouse

    5. [S10] General Register Office Index, General Register Office, 2 Apr 2015.
      Name: William Beck
      Date of Registration: Dec 1918
      Age at Death: 65
      Registration district: Chipping Norton
      Inferred County: Oxfordshire
      Volume: 3a
      Page: 2420

    6. [S21] FreeBMD, (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/), 2c 821, Dec 1874.
      Bradfield; William Beck & Mary Allaway

    7. [S329] England Select Marriages, 23 Dec 2016.
      Name: Mary Allaway
      Age: 27
      Marriage Date: 19 Dec 1874
      Marriage Place: Sulham,Berkshire,England
      Father: Charles Allaway
      Spouse: William Beck
      FHL Film Number: 1041155