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Esther Beasley

Female 1885 - 1965  (79 years)


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  • Name Esther Beasley 
    GRO Birth Index Jun 1885 
    Meriden 6d - 427 
    Born 14 Jun 1885  Coleshill, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence at marriage Rousham, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1965  [2
    Notes 
    • Why have I put Esther Beasley here.
      The place Coleshill occurs in Family recollections and the fact that Esther's parents died when she was young.
      When married John Bolestridge was quoted as her father on the certificate
      There was a John Bolestridge who was lived at Coleshill and died in 1897
      A Mary Ann Beasley also died in 1897 .
      In the 1891 Census Hannah Bolstridge and one of her illigitimate children resided with a John Jaques
      1891 Census Coleshill RG12 - 2440 41 High Street Coleshill
      John Jaques Head Wid 60 Labourer b. Sutton Coldfied
      Mary Beasley House Keeper Wid 60 b. Birmingham
      **Esther Beasley Boarder Scholar 5 b. Coleshill**
      Thomas Johns Boarder Widower Nailor b. Bristol
      Hannah Bolstridge 35 Border Single Charwoman b. Birmingham
      Emma Bolstridge age 7 Scholar Border b. Coleshill
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      In the 1901 Census we have at Cole End Cottage Coleshill
      John Jaques 71 Wid Farm Labourer born Erdington
      Esther Beasley 16 Domestic Servant born Coleshill
      Ellen Baker Visitor age 11 born Staffs Cheadle
      Esther Wilson Visitor 7? (could be wks) born (Not noted)
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      Although Esther stated her age as 20 when married at her death in 1965 church records say she was 78.

      Birth Certificate Does not show father.

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      The following may be significant.
      1841 Census Fiche 351 Sch 2 Page 33B
      Great Barr Staffs Long Wood Farm

      Samuel Bunney 60 Farmer N
      Mary Bunney 65 N
      John Beesley 38 N
      Ruth Beesley 8 N
      William Bolstridge 19 M/S N
      Ann Scoffom 20 F/S N
      This William Bolstridge appears to be the William who married Elizabeth Griffin Father of John the reputed father of Esther Beasley

      On the IGI the following entry
      RUTH BEESLEY
      Christening: 05 APR 1833 Coleshill, Warwick, England
      Father: JOHN BEESLEY
      Mother: HANNAH
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    Person ID I447  bolstridge
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 

    Father John Bolstridge,   b. 1854, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1897, Coleshill, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Ann Beasley,   b. 1851,   d. Apr 1897, Coleshill, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abraham Wilks,   b. 1884, Hanborough, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Apr 1902  Methodist Chapel, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Witness Emily Hoare 
    Witness Herbert X Hoare 
    Minister GG Banbury 
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jun 1885 - Coleshill, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence at marriage - - Rousham, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Apr 1902 - Methodist Chapel, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S69] Birth Certificate Beasley Esther, General Records Office, ( Certified Copy GRO (Photocopy);).

    2. [S247] Information provided by Maria Kelly, Age 78 at death.

    3. [S286] Marriage Certificate Beasley Esther - Wilks Abraham, General Records Office, ( Certified Copy GRO;), 15 April 1902 by Certificate.