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Re: Samuel BESWICK 1795-1874
Posted by: David Beswick (ID *****0160) Date: August 23, 2005 at 05:12:46
In Reply to: Samuel BESWICK 1795-1874 by Bernard Everett of 183

This is interesting although I do not see a direct connection to my Beswick family which is descendant from Thomas Beswick, a publican in London and his son Thomas who was born at Seven Dials, London in 1805 and tranported to Tasmania in 1823 (see http://www.beswick.info/besfam.htm). There you will find that the mother of Thomas the convict, Margaret Hopperton, appears to have come from Gosport and her father from Alverstoke. Interestingly the minister of the Independent church at Gosport where Margaret was baptised before a second baptism in the established church is buried at Alverstoke. (Margaret and Thomas were married at St George, Hanover Sq. London in 1803. See the Hopperton link). There is more to add from my visit to London and that part of Hants. last year, including the death to Thomas the publican. It is a strange co-incidence that your Samuel Beswick was from Alverstoke, a small village, and my Thomas the publican married a woman whose parents also lived there. Furthermore, it was a tradition in my family that brothers were named Thomas and Samuel. Do you have any further clues?


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