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Elizabeth Bean

Female 1782 - 1878  (95 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Bean 
    Born 31 Dec 1782  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 10 Feb 1783  St James Church, Piccadilly, London, England, 51.508963,-0.136868 Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • According to Elizabeth Bean's death certificate - she was 96 when she died at Parramatta. However, her maiden name in the death certificate is shown as Elizabeth Kirshaw, this is incorrect. Her father was James Thomas John Bean and mother Elizabeth Taylor. At the time of her death, she was survived by one son and one daughter. Three males and two females deceased. The informant for the death certificate was her son-in-law W. Mansfield.

      In the Australian Index 1824-1842 Vol. 19 ML "SHELLEY, Elizabeth - Parramatta - Land Grant to issue. A., 23 -9- 1831"
      Same source - "SHELLEY, Elizabeth - Land Grant, Parramatta A., 13.4.1832."
      Same source - SHELLEY, Elizabeth - Subscriber to Parramatta Weslyan Chapel Fund - A., Aug, 4th 1837 p. 1"
      Same source - SHELLEY Mrs - Parramatta - Signs petition to Dr Sherwin. A., 26-8-1829"

      Sydney Gazette 23 August, 1822 - " To the Editor of the Sydney Gazette - Sir, I trust my communication will not be deemed an intrusion either upon you columns, or your Readers. Something within me exists, as a prompter, to impel me before the Public - I have often looked upon the wretchedness of the poor New Hollander, and sighed for an alleviation of his distress. There now appears some prospect of good, according to the reply to Philanthropus. A certain paragraph in the communication constrained me to visit the Native Institution; and I was astonished, beyond measure, at the proficiency of the children under the tuition of the Governess, Mrs Shelley. The Institution did not contain more than twelve children. This diminutive numbers is the result of having married several of the females, who have been settled at Boongarruuby; and death has thinned their ranks. The few, however, that remain, bear ample testimony to two important facts: 1 - They have not made the proficiency to which they have attained without the most assiduous care of the Governess. From the little knowledge I possess of the blacks, I think myself competent to pronounce, with decision, on their character. They possess a vagrancy of mind that bears a strict analogy to their vagrancy of body. And those who have attempted merely to domesticate ONE black, and to make, him contented with a local habitation, will immediately perceive, how constant that application must have been on the part of the Governess, that has effected wonders, so extraordinary upon twelve. 2 - That these Aborigines posses powers of mind that may be greatly enlarged and improved. It is true that an excessive darkness seems to becloud their intellects, and apparently forbids the approach of intellectual light. But, it is very evident that this darkness is only apparent. I am fully convinced, that we have altogether erred in our estimation of the blacks, because we have inferred their total darkness, by comparing it with the effulgence of our own light. There is certainly a diversity in human minds, and much more may be expected from some of these natives, than from others. And as this same remark is applicable to the whole of the human family, does it not follow, if the tuition of the rising generation be perseveringly attended to, that we shall see from among these Natives, ornaments to political, moral and religious society. Much praise is due to Miss Shelley for the great attention she has paid to the female part of this little company. Nothing but seeing can prove a proper source of believing how much has been effected. If a company of Ladies and Gentlemen, would form themselves on a plan of paying regular visits to these children, doubtless their improvement would be greatly facilitated. There is no lack of persons in Parramatta of sufficient respectability to afford a little time for this purpose: and their little endeavors would produce great emulation in the minds of the children. This measure, in my judgment, would effect a change so mighty in the natives, generally, that they would send their children to the Institution, and the respectable Public would be insensibly drawn, to co-operate with All mighty God, in restoring to this moral image a people, the most degraded in the human family. Yours &c Aneradelphos."
    Religion Church of England 
    Died 20 Sep 1878  Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 23 Sep 1878  St Johns Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I865  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2007 

    Father James Thomas John Bean,   b. Bef 15 Apr 1753, North Hayling, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1839, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 86 years) 
    Mother 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
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    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
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Shelley,   b. 29 May 1774, Hanley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1815, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 07 Oct 1801  St John's Church of England, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Shelley,   b. 13 Feb 1803, Tahiti Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1807, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    +2. William Shelley,   b. 04 Jan 1804, Tahiti Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1844, Goulburn, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +3. Lucy Shelley,   b. 29 Jun 1806, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1888, Burwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Elizabeth Shelley,   b. 30 Oct 1808,   d. 11 Jan 1866, Bay of Biscay Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +5. Mary Ann Shelley,   b. 12 Dec 1810, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1865, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +6. George Shelley,   b. 12 Oct 1812, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1852, Melbourne, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +7. Rowland John Shelley,   b. 07 Dec 1814, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jan 1888, Elizabeth Street, Ashfield, NSW, Australia, -33.8885698,151.1241979 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart