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William Bean

Male 1792 - 1834  (42 years)


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  • Name William Bean 
    Born 08 Sep 1792  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 27 Sep 1792  St James Church, Piccadilly, London, England, 51.508963,-0.136868 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Article 1814 

    • William received a grant of 30 acres on the recommendation of Mr Cowper in 1814
    Article 21 Dec 1819  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • There was much excitement when the first European families arrived to take up residence. The flat-bottomed punt laden with the settlers and their chattels was towed into Kerikeri by two Maori canoes on the morning of 21 December 1819. Those first settlers were the Rev. John Butler, his wife Hannah, their eighteen-year-old son Samuel, two-year-old daughter Hannah, and their servant Richard Russell; James and Charlotte Kemp; William and Margery Puckey, their son William Gilbert aged fourteen years and three daughters, Caroline, Elizabeth and Jane; Sarah and William Fairburn; William and Elizabeth Bean with their young son William, born in Australia in 1817 and their very young baby George Thomas, born at Rangihoua on 21 October.

      On the foreshore, near where the Tea Rooms are today, was a blacksmith's shop, 21 feet by 15 feet and a long building, 60 feet by 15 feet, designed to be a store. Charlotte and James Kemp and Francis Hall moved into the blacksmith's shop while the others, eighteen people in all, took up residence in the store. Living in such crowded and primitive conditions, carrying water from the nearby stream, cooking (at first) out of doors must have been very trying, particularly for the women. For the young mother, Elizabeth Bean, nursing a two-week old baby with another very young child, it was particularly stressful; then, some six months later their three-year-old, William, died (12 July 1820). Three months after their arrival, Sarah Fairburn was delivered of a son, Richard Alexander, on 29 March 1820.

      Two of New Zealand's oldest buildings are situated in the Kerikeri Basin. Kemp House and the Stone Store are the only survivors from the Church Missionary Society's second Anglican mission to New Zealand, founded in 1819 on land granted to the Reverend Samuel Marsden by the powerful Nga Puhi chief, Hongi Hika.

      Kemp House is the oldest surviving European building in New Zealand. The Stone Store is the country's oldest surviving stone building. Kemp House was built by the Reverend John Gare Butler in 1821-22 as a mission house. From 1824-31 the house was occupied by the lay missionary George Clarke and from mid-1832 by blacksmith and lay missionary James Kemp and his family. The mission was closed in 1848, but the Kemps stayed on, eventually buying the house from the CMS. Their descendants lived there until 1974 when Ernest Kemp presented the house and its contents to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust
    Article 1824 

    • In 1824 William petitioned Sir Thomas Brisbane for an extension to his 30 acres which he had cultivated and on which he had fourteen head of horned cattle. Samuel Masden described him as an "industrious man". He was granted the extra land in July 1824
    Article Jul 1825 

    • William applied to Sir Thomas Brisbane in July 1825 for a building allotment to build a four room cottage near Brokenback Bridge, as he was one of the contractors for the steam engine to be erected there
    Article 19 Oct 1831 

    • William was granted 80 acres at Menangle (Grant No: 509).|| This property was later called "Mount View"
    Occupation working as a carpenter as well as farming his land 
    Died 24 Oct 1834  Sand Hills To Botany Bay, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I869  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2016 

    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
    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
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Bradley,   b. 1796, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1870, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1814  St John's Church of England, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • One of the witnesses was Esther Harley, the daughter of Thomas Bradley whose family accompanied the Beans to Sydney on the Buffalo
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bean,   b. 22 Apr 1815, St Phillip's Parish, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1886, Abercrombie Street, Golden Grove, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. William Bean,   b. 05 Jun 1817, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1820, Kerikeri, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     3. George Thomas Bean,   b. 21 Oct 1819, Rangihoua, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1898, Pennant Hills, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Martha Bean,   b. 1821,   d. 17 Jun 1852, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     5. Samuel Henry Bean,   b. 21 Dec 1823, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1826, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     6. Mary Ann Bean,   b. 29 Mar 1826, St John's Parish, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Rockdale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     7. Jemima Bean,   b. 11 Jun 1828, Parish of St James, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Waverley, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. Adelaide R Bean,   b. 1830, Parish of St James, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     9. Priscilla Bignell Bean,   b. 21 Jul 1830, Parish of St James, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Redfern, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     10. Alfred Bean,   b. 1832, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1848, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart