b'Beedham Family HistoryBased on material supplied by Daniel Inman1844, married Matilda daughter of Daniel O ne of Dan Inmans genealogy interests is thePowell, Art Decorator of Marylebone, May 20th Beedham family who farmed at Gowthorpe; there1871.were 17 children whose offspring are now widely5.Sarah born 1846, married Matthew Sonley, scattered. Dans great-grandmother, Lucy, was one ofstonemason of Shipley near Bradford.She the 17 and she married his great-grandfather, Williamdied c.1924 aged 76 years.Inman, a farmer at East Acklam. 6.Hannah born 1848 married Francis Nolton of Dan has notes on the Beedham family written byFangfoss Grange, farmer. She died c.1924 George Beedham. These were written in 1930 whenaged 77 years.George was living in Pocklington. George, one of the7.Alice born 1849 married Joseph Hodsman of 17 children, was born at Gowthorpe in 1844.York.The following extracts from George Beedhams8.Lucy born 1856 married William Inman of East notes relate to Gowthorpe and Bishop Wilton: Acklam, farmer.Richard and Mary Hithershew were married at9.Jane born 1858 married Tom Turner, Fenton Church about 1809. Their children were: Whitwood, Castleford.1.Nathaniel Page Beedham who died at Newark10.Flora born 1860 married (1) James Fairbourne about 1887 in poor circumstances. of East Acklam, farmer and (2) William Henry 2.John Beedham (my father) born Aug 4th 1811. Jebson, veterinary surgeon, Pocklington.3.Ann born 1813, married George Marshall of11.Charlotte born 1862 marries Rev. Robert Penty Doddington, tailor. of Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.4.Jane born 1814, married George Shippam of12.Ellen born 1864 married Richard Brigham of Mansfield and became the ancestress of theGowthorpe.prosperous Shippams of Mansfield. 13.Elizabeth born 1866 married Alfred Hamm, 5.Eliza born 1821, married Steel of Poppleton,Master Carman, of White Cross Street, London farmer, and they emigrated to the State of New14.UntracedYork in 1851. 15.Untraced 6.Jonathan who emigrated to America in 185116.Untracedfirst came to Gowthorpe with my father in17.Untraced1844.About 1848 he built a steam mill atThe family of George Beedham (myself) are as Bishop Wilton but was unsuccessful. He died infollows:America about 1893 aged 76. 1.Mary Julea born 1875, married Herbert The above John Beedham (my father) was helpedHowden, Thornton, Melbourne, Yorks., farmer by the Rev. William Brocklebank to take a small farmwho have issue Geoffrey.called Cold Harbour at Norton Disney. Through a2.George born 1878, Chief Engineer ofdispute with Colonel Hare he migrated to Gowthorpe,Submarine A8, drowned off Plymouth June Yorks, Lady Day 1844 where he was successful and1905.died in 1889 aged 79 years. His wife, my mother,3.Ralph John born 1879, married Dora Spong,was the only daughter of Henry Astling previouslyissue Ruth and David John Beedham. mentioned and called Mary. She died at Gowthorpe in4.Bertha born 1885. Now (1930) residing at 1891 aged 70 years. Welton House, Burnby Lane, Pocklington. My fathers family by his wife Mary (nee) Astling[Bertha died 25/6/1970]were:1.Mary born at Norton Disney about 1839.SheBeedham Family Arrival at Gowthorpebecame the wife of Thomas West of BishopMrs Lily Jebsons late husband, William Jebson, Wilton, she died at Gowthorpe in 1909 andwas the grandson of William and Flora Jebson was buried at Bishop Wilton. mentioned above. Lily recalls a story about the arrival 2.Henry born at Norton Disney Oct 10th 1841of the Beedham family in 1844. They came by train became a farmer at Full Sutton, Yorks.Marriedto Fangfoss Station and went to the Gowthorpe farm Ann Green and died in the year 1911. only to find that they werent allowed in due to a mix 3.James born at Norton Disney May 7th 1843. up over payment. It all had to be sorted out while the He was drowned in the sawpit at Gowthorpe inmother and children waited outside.1846.4.George (myself) born at Gowthorpe Dec 30th 16 BULLETIN 2'