Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William Day BEARD (c1793-1862)

and Elizabeth IZARD (1796-?) 


William Day Beard and Elizabeth Izard married by licence on 30 November 1820 in Brighton, Sussex.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.  Their marriage licence was issued on 28 November 1820 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, which noted that he was a bachelor and gent aged 27 years and upwards of Brighthelmstone, whilst she was a spinster aged 24 years and upwards.  Surety for their licence was provided by William himself and George Beard a miller of Chailey.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Day Beard may have been born about 1793.  He may have been the son of Thomas Rootes Beard and Julien Day who married on 10 October 1785 in Chailey, Sussex.  He most probably died in the third quarter of 1862 in the Worthing, Sussex registration district.  (Thomas may have been the son of George Beard and Mary Rootes who married on 21 June 1755 in Chailey.)

Elizabeth Izzard was born on 13 May 1796 and baptised at St. Nicholas, Brighton on 21 June 1796.  She was the daughter of William Izzard and Sarah Chandler, who had married on 8 February 1790 in Ditchling, Sussex.


William Day Beard and Elizabeth Izard had 5 known children:

  1. William Day Beard was baptised on 9 November 1821 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  The baptism register described his father as a gent of Ship Street.  The death of a 66 year old William Day Beard was registered in the fourth quarter of 1887 in the Norwich, Norfolk registration district.  He was mentioned in his brother Edward's will of 1846.  William married Catherine Gascoyen on 5 February 1846 in Woburn, Bedfordshire.

  2. George Beard was baptised on 31 December 1823 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  His father was then a gent of German Place.  He was mentioned in his brother Edward's will as George Chantler Beard.

  3. Edward Henry Beard was baptised on 1 September 1824 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  His father was then a gent of German Place.  His death was registered in the first quarter of 1847 in the Brighton registration district.  Edward Henry left a will (click here to read a transcript of his will).

  4. Julia Sarah Beard was born on 2 December 1825 and baptised on 1 March 1826 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  Her father was then a gent of Black Lion Street.  In 1841 she was a 15 year old pupil in the Old Steine, Brighton.  She was mentioned in her brother Edward's will of 1846, at which time it would appear she was still single.

  5. Charles Jerrold Beard was baptised on 28 December 1827 at St. Nicholas, Brighton, at which time his father was a gent of German Place.  A Charles I. Beard died aged 89 years and his death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1916 in the Windsor, Berkshire registration district.  It seem he was mentioned in his brother Edward's will as Charles Izard Beard.


Please see the following website:  which gives details of the Reverend William Day Beard who died in Norwich on 26 November 1887 at Heigham Road.

William was the brother of George Chantler Beard B.A. (Cantab.) who was born 1823 and died on 11 August 1865 aged 42 years, churchwarden of Riccarton, buried churchyard Riccarton, gentleman of 'Henfield' Riccarton Christchurch New Zealand.  Married 12 December 1853 to Anne MacKie eldest daughter of Revd C. Charles MacKie of Avonside.

He was also the brother of Charles Izard Beard M.D. of London, born 27 November 1827 in Brighton and died 23 December 1916 aged 89.


This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012