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James Thomas John Bean

James Thomas John Bean

Male Bef 1753 - 1839  (> 86 years)

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  • Name James Thomas John Bean 
    Born Bef 15 Apr 1753  North Hayling, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 15 Apr 1753  St Peters, Northney, North Hayling, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The church was built in the twelfth century and still existed in 1999, although evidence can be seen of structural alterations made in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. St Peter's three bells, cast in 1350, claim to be the oldest peal of bells in England
    St Peters Church North Hayling
    St Peters Church North Hayling
    St Peter's Church at North Hayling - August 1999
    Photo provided by - Gail Collins; church
    St Peters North Hayling2
    St Peters North Hayling2
    St Peter's Church at North Hayling - August 1999
    Photo provided by - Gail Collins; church
    St Peters Church Inside
    St Peters Church Inside
    Inside St Peter's Church at North Hayling - August 1999
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    St Peters Back Window
    St Peters Back Window
    The rear window of St Peter's Church at North Hayling - August 1999
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    Article 10 Jan 1798  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • Terms of Settlement

      London 10th January 1798

      We whose names are hereunto signed do acknowledge that at our own request we have offered ourselves as settlers to go to New South Wales with our families on the following terms;

      To have a passage found and our families to be victualled by Government during the voyage. On arrival in the Colony to have a grant of 100 acres of land at Port Jackson, or 50 acres at Norfolk Island.

      To be victualled and clothed from the public stores for the term of 12 months after being put in possession of our respective allotments, and to be allowed the labour of two convicts (maintained by Government) for the same term; after which we & our families are to be of no further expense to the Crown.

      To have the same proportion of stock, seed, grain and agricultural tools as have been furnished to other settlers, together with such other assistance as the Governor may judge proper to afford us.

      In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands on the day above written.

      James Thomas John Bean
      John Hanson
      William Weller
      Thomas Bradley
    Article 12 Jan 1798  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • Letter to the Commissioners of the Navy
      Whitehall, 12th Jan. 1798

      It being proposed to send the persons whose names are on the enclosed list to the settlement of New South Wales.

      I am directed by the Duke of Portland to desire you will move the Lords Commanders of his Majesty's Treasury to inform the Commissioners of the Navy thereof and to direct the Board to acquaint their Lordships whether the whole number of such persons or what portion thereof can be accommodated on board the Buffalo now under orders for that settlement.

      Your most humble and obedient servant

      J King


      ABOVEMENTIONED LIST

      1. John William Lewin and wife Carpenter
      2. JamesThomas John Bean, his wife Elizabeth (Betty)
      Bean and children Elizabeth 15, Rose 12, James 10,
      Ann 8, William 5.Carpenter
      3. John Hanson, his wife Ann Hanson, Dinah Shore 18
      and children John 6, Henry 3, and Mary 1.Carpenter
      4. James Harrison, his wife and 3 children.Carpenter
      5. William Wheeler, his wife and 2 children.Millwright


      REMARKS
      The above list does not include all the passengers who arrived on the Buffalo. For example, Thomas Bradley and family are not mentioned. It would seem the Bean and Bradley families were closely associated. James Thomas John Bean and Thomas Bradley both signed the Terms of Settlement Letter. They received adjoining grants of land at Toongabbie on 12/11/1799. When James Thomas John Bean (Junior) married Esther Short at St Phillips Church, Elizabeth Bradley (a daughter of Thomas Bradley) was one of the witnesses. Elizabeth Bradley latter married William Bean, the youngest son of John Thomas John Bean (senior). William Lewin did not actually sail on the Buffalo although his wife did. William came on a later ship.
    Article 12 Nov 1799  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • Land Grants

      1799Book 2B Grants by Governor Hunter

      No. 897James Bean Nov 12Granted 100 acres in the district of Toongabbie.
      Rent: 2 shillings per year commencing after 5 years.
      REMARKS
      By 1802 12 acres had been cleared and a further 12 acres were in wheat and maize. He had 1 sheep, 5 goats, 8 hogs and a family of seven living off stores.
    Article 10 Apr 1802 
    • is shown as living at Baulkham Hills and possessing three guns and one sword at the Arms Muster
    Article Jan 1803 
    • was paid ?2.14.6||for carpentry he did at the Orphan School
      (refer the King papers, Vol. IV, p. 103)
    Newspaper 05 Mar 1803  the Sydney Gazette Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • was mentioned in an item in the Sydney Gazette||concerning a burglary at the farm at Baulkham Hills
    Article 10 Aug 1810  Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • countersigned a printed copy of a Proclamation on the accession of King George IV
    Newspaper 12 Dec 1812  the Sydney Gazette Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • was mentioned in an item in the Sydney Gazette||which read - "...... sawyers and carpenters are required for constant work at the General Hospital, who will receive adequate encouragement. Application to be made to Mr Bean at the building"
    Newspaper 19 Mar 1814  the Sydney Gazette Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • was mentioned in an item in the Sydney Gazette||which read - "Wanted a quantity of prime shingles for the General Hospital. Apply to Mr Bean at the Building"
    Article 16 Dec 1814 
    • was appointed to a Committee of Survey to inspect and value a bakery and windmill belonging to the creditors of John Palmer in the Government Domain. This survey was carried out
    Article Nov 1815 
    • acted on a jury inquest on the death of Robert Campbell
    Newspaper 15 Mar 1817  the Sydney Gazette Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • had an advertisement in the Sydney Gazette||which read - "To be let, by James Bean, 22 York Street, good stabling, by the night, week, month or year, also Saddle Horses, Chaises and Carts.
      N.B. Funerals furnished in the most solemn manner"
    Newspaper 12 Sep 1818  the Sydney Gazette Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • is mentioned again in the Sydney Gazette||in the advertisement for an auction to be conducted by Mr Lord -"At the house of Mr Bean, 22 York Street on Friday the 25th Instant, at 11 o'clock.

      A large quantity of household furniture; an elegant Chest of Drawers; Bureau and Book Case, with glass doors; a large Corner Cupboard with glass doors; Chairs and Tables; three Settees; a Sash Window for a shop, the frame is 9 feet 4 inches wide, and 6 feet deep; a Silver Watch; a ditto Hunting Watch, with Stop; a good Pitt Saw, Hand Saws and Planes; a Cooper's Bea Iron; about 60 gallons of Good Cyder and various other articles. The Goods may be seen at any Time Previous to the Day of Sale"
    Article 1819 
    • acted on a jury inquests on the deaths of Mary Brown and Thomas Gorman
    Article 20 Sep 1820  Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Extract from the Bigges Report

      J Bean's Evidence given on 20 September 1820 at Parramatta

      Bigge: You were a carpenter I believe & have lived in the Colony some years.

      Bean: I was, & have lived in the Colony since May 1799.

      Bigge: Were you employed & on what terms by Messrs Riley Blaxcell & Wentworth in erecting the General Hospital.

      Bean: I engaged with them for a Salary of ?250 currency per annum to superintend the Building as a Carpenter. I drew every week for such money as I wanted to pay the men.

      Bigge: Whom did you draw upon.

      Bean: I drew upon Mr Riley & recd the money from Mr Lewin who was Mr Riley's Clerk.

      Bigge: How did he pay you.

      Bean: In currency, notes & copper coin.

      Bigge: At what rate did the currency paper pass at the time.

      Bean: At 50 per cent.

      Bigge: Were the other workmen paid in the same manner.

      Bean: They were.

      Bigge: In what year did the Building begin.

      Bean: I begun in July 1811. The walls had been begun before.

      Bigge: Who drew the original Plan of the Hospital.

      Bean: I do not know.

      Bigge: Mr Riley I believe was the Principal & acting partner in the Contract.

      Bean: He was.

      Bigge: Were you employed to superintend the work on the part of the Govt.

      Bean: I was not. I had nothing to do with Govt.

      Bigge: Then you were not employed as an agent of Govt. to see that the work was faithfully done.

      Bean: I was not.

      Bigge: Was there any agent so employed by Govt.

      Bean: A Mr Lucas a carpenter was the surveyor appointed by Govt.

      Bigge: Is he alive now.

      Bean: No. He drowned himself in Georges River about two years ago.

      Bigge: Be so good as to state to me whether any or what changes were made in the plan of the Building during its progress.

      Bean: Some alterations were made in both the Surgeons Barracks in increasing the number of rooms, in pannelling the Shutters & Doors.

      Bigge: Was there not an alteration made in the roof.

      Bean: Yes there was. The Tie Beams were to have gone across in one length from one extremity of the verandah to the other. I advised Mr Riley & the Govenor to make it into three pieces, as the length of the Beams being 48 feet, they wd be apt to spring in the centre from the pressure of the roof & take the weight off the vertical columns of the verandah.

      Bigge: The roof originally proposed was not of the form in which it was subsequently finished.

      Bean: I understood from Mr Lucas that it was to be a single roof. I proposed the present hopper roof where the Beams are Divided into three pieces.

      Bigge: I understood that what is termed the hopper roof that is now on the General Hospital was substituted in the place of that which was first proposed to give a better appearance to the Building, & to prevent the exclusion of light from the upper story windows by the descent of the verandah.

      Bean: It was.

      Bigge: Did the same reason that suggested the Division of the Beams into Three pieces in the roof, instead of having them in one, apply to the terbians of the first floor.

      Bean: The walls were carried up a joist. Holes were left for me to put the joists in for the verandah.

      Bigge: Do you not concieve that the Building wd have been much stronger if the Girdiins had gone all through to the verandah, according to the stipulations of the contract.

      Bean: I do not think it wd. The joists of the verandah are dovetailed into the plate.

      Bigge: You are aware I suppose that the Division of the Terbians into three pieces was quite in violation of the Terms of the Contract.

      Bean: I know that the Contract directed that the Beams shd be in whole; but it was done with the Governor's Permission.

      Bigge: How do you know that it was by the Governor's Permission.

      Bean: The Governor often came to see the Frame when it was on the ground, & Mr O'Hearne was the Superintendant on the part of the Govt. as well as Mr Lucas, & they both approved of it.

      Bigge: Was there any Difficulty in obtaining solid beams of 48 feet in Length for the roof.

      Bean: The man who was employed by the contractors to cut the wood said it was very Difficult to procure them. His name is Ennise.

      Bigge: Mr Riley was the person who superintended the Progress of the Building for the Contractors.

      Bean: He did & gave Directions. Nothing was done without his consent.

      Bigge: I observe that you recd Directions dated on the 31st March 1813 for performing & finishing certain Parts of the Carpenter's work of the hospital & officers quarters was this work not provided for by the original contract.

      Bean: It was not.

      Bigge: Are you aware of any other alterations or Deviations from the original contract than those which were made in persuance of these Directions.

      Bean: I am not aware of any other alteration than the railing in the upper verandah which I do not believe was even mentioned at first or till it was found to be necessary. The Stone Pillars also were taken down to receive some alteration. The Pillars were placed wider from each other than at first & it caused me to take out the old plates & put in fresh ones.

      Bigge: Do you think that any additional expence was caused to the Contractors by changing the construction of the roof of which you have spoken.

      Bean: I believe not. There is the same square of roofing in the one as in the other.

      Bigge: Upon what Terms were you employed by the Contractors.

      Bean: I was paid to a certain rate per square.

      Bigge: Were you ever required by the Contractors to make out a Bill of the addl expence that wd be occasioned by the alterations that you were directed to make in the works.

      Bean: I was & I estimated this work as well as the alterations in the Assistant Surgeons Barrack at ?2898-19-0.

      Bigge: Do you conider that estimate to be correct.

      Bean: I do.

      Bigge: Do you recollect what addl expense was incurred for Carpenters work in the lengthening the plates that were laid on the Columns of which you have already spoken.

      Bean: I think it was ?20 or ?25.

      Bigge: Do you think that any Danger now exists in the rotting of the joists of the Lower Floor in consequence of the exclusion of air from the cellars.

      Bean: I do. I am certain there is. Air ought to be let in and it ought to have been admitted at first. I spoke of it, but no notice was taken of it. We did have some air holes in Mr Wentworth's quarters.

      Bigge: Is the Lower Verandah of the Principal Building arched all round.

      Bean: It is.

      Bigge: Was the Price of Timber higher at the time that the hospital was built than it is now.

      Bean: I think that the Price was much the same.

      Bigge: What was the nature of the alteration in the Doors & windows of the hospital & offices, that seems to have occasioned the additional charges made in your Estimate of 134, 192, 792 & 576.

      Bean: The Doors according to the original Plan were to have been very plain, but panelled - by the later alterations they were to have double faced architraves & mouldings complete. The windows were all ordered to have shutters.

      Bigge: Did Mr Lowry Mr Riley's Clerk keep a Public House near the hospital at the time it was Building.

      Bean: He kept a Public House near to Mr Riley's own house in George Street at the corner of that Street and Hunter Street.

      Bigge: How many Govt Labourers worked for the Contractors at the Hospital.

      Bean: There were a great many employed amongest the Stone masons; but I don't know how many.

      Bigge: Was O'Hearne the Superintendant given to intoxication.

      Bean: He would often get Tipsy.

      Bigge: Did you hear that he recd a sum of money from the Contractors.

      Bean: I understood that he recd ?2 per week from them as superintendant of the Stone work for them.

      Bigge: Have you calculated the amount of the expence of Carpenters work in the hospital & offices.

      Bean: I have and it amounts to ?8993-14-9.

      Bigge: was there any condition imposed on you as to time for finishing the hospital.

      Bean: There was not.

      Bigge: Was any part of the work done described in the alterations before they were commenced upon.

      Bean: I cannot recollect.
    Census 1828  New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • and is shown as 76 years old and living with his daughter Elizabeth Shelley at Parramatta
    Article 1834  bounded by Clarence Street, Market Street and York Street, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • was granted an allotment of land|| This allocation appeared in the NSW Government Gazette No. 106, page 143
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    Religion Church of England 
    Died 19 Apr 1839  Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Apr 1839  St John's Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Minister was Rev. J Troughton. The tomb is a sandstone altar on a sandstone plinth and the headstone reads:

      To the MEMORY of
      JAMES THOMAS JOHN BEAN
      who departed this Life April 19th 1839
      Aged 87 years
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    The Headstone of James Thomas John Bean.
    Photograph provided by William Fletcher.; headstone
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    The Grave of James Thomas John Bean.
    Photograph provided by William Fletcher.; headstone
    Person ID I132  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2011 

    Father Thomas Bean,   d. Between 08 Oct 1761 and 11 Oct 1761, Hayling, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Pitt,   d. Abt 31 Aug 1761, Hayling, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 May 1734  St Mary's Church, South Hayling, Hampshire, England, 50.798015,-0.976067 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Priory Church of St Mary the V
    Priory Church of St Mary the V
    The Priory Church of St Mary the Virgin at South Hayling
    August 1999
    Photo provided by Gail Collins; church
    St Marys Inside
    St Marys Inside
    Inside the Priory Church of St Mary the Virgin at South Hayling
    August 1999
    Photo provided by Gail Collins; church
    St Marys Rear Window
    St Marys Rear Window
    The rear window of the Priory Church of St Mary the Virgin at South Hayling
    August 1999
    Photo provided by Gail Collins; church
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Taylor,   b. 1754, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1818, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 06 Feb 1780  St James Church of England, Piccadilly (Westminster), London, England, 51.508963,-0.136868 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They were married by banns by Richard Hainsby (or possibly Stainby), curate, and the witnesses were Charles and Elizabeth Kirshaw. Both James and "Bettey" signed their names and were members of the Parish
    Marriage registry entry
    Marriage registry entry
    The Marriage Registry Entry at St James Church Westminster; document
    Article From 10 May 1799 to 30 Jun 1805 
    • were living on government stores
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Bean,   b. 31 Dec 1782, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1878, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     2. James Bean,   b. 05 May 1784, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1788, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 3 years)
    +3. Rose Bean,   b. 22 Jan 1786, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 1831, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +4. James Thomas John Bean, Jnr.,   b. 20 Apr 1788, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1859, Gunning, NSW, Australia, -34.782333,149.266262 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Ann Bean,   b. 12 Nov 1789, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1854, Baulkham Hills, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +6. William Bean,   b. 08 Sep 1792, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1834, Sand Hills To Botany Bay, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     7. Joseph Bean,   b. 11 Apr 1793, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sarah Bean,   b. 25 Nov 1795, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart