This page outlines our connections to the Beale family back through Elizabeth Maria Beale, our great grandmother, who married our great grandfather George James in Melbourne, Australia in 1840.
This Beale family was for generations on the Island of St Helena, Atlantic Ocean with the first recorded being Anthony Beale (Captain, British East India Company) who was appointed Governor of the Island in 1672.
When the East India Company's Charter was terminated in about 1836 another Anthony Beale (1790-1865) with his wife and their twelve surviving children (out of sixteen born) moved to England, where the second and third sons found careers in the army and in medicine.
However, due to lack of opportunity in England, the rest of this family later migrated to Australia where they arrived at Launceston, Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) in 1839 and (except for their first child, Onesiphorous, who drowned in the Tamar River) went on to the Port Phillip District (Melbourne) in that same year.
Anthony BEALE d. c1685, m.to Eleanor ? and they had seven children, including :-
Jonathan BEALE b. c1670, d. Feb 1699, m. 5 Jun 1695 to Margaret Moore
and they had ? children, including :-
Richard BEALE b. 29 Sep 1696, d. 7 Oct 1769, m. 17 Sep 1719 to Martha Steward d. c1772
and they had ? children, including :-
Onesiphorous BEALE b. 16 Mar 1722, d. 1761, m. (first) 4 Oct 1748 to Mary Aldridge
m. (second) 3 Aug 1751 to Mary Twaites which (second) marriage produced five children, including :-
Onesiphorous BEALE b. c1760, d. 30 Nov 1795, m. 6 Sep 1784 to Anne Marchant
and they had six children, including :-
Anthony BEALE b. 3 Nov 1790 on the Is of St Helena, d. 4 Sep 1865 at St Helena, Victoria, Australia, m. 15 Jun 1814 on the Is of St Helena to Katherine Rose Young b. 27 May 1795 in Scotland, d. 5 Aug 1856 at St Helena, Victoria, and they had seventeen children.
You will find the names of, and information about, those children if you go to my Anthony Beale page.
More detail about the above follows, although some of it is yet to be proven.
Anthony BEALE, Governor of the Island of St Helena in 1672
He married Eleanor ?????. Anthony died c1685.
i Mary BEALE. She married George CARNE.
ii Mercy BEALE. She married Richard KEELING, 14 Feb 1689.
iii Jonathan BEALE b. c1670.
iv Eleanor BEALE, b. 1675.
v William BEALE. He married Mary SMITH, 9 Jul 1709.
vi Joseph BEALE.
vii Benjamin BEALE, b. 1682.
Jonathan BEALE, b. c1670. He married Margaret MOORE, 5 Jun 1695.
Jonathan died Feb 1699.
i Richard BEALE b. 2 Sep 1696.
Richard BEALE, b. 29 Sep 1696. He married Martha STEWARD, 17 Sep 1719, d. c1772.
Richard died 7 Oct 1769.
i Onesiphorus BEALE b. 16 Mar 1722.
Onesiphorus BEALE, b. 16 Mar 1722. He married (1) Mary ALDRIDGE, 4 Oct 1748.
He married (2) Mary TWAITES, 3 Aug 1751, d. Apr 1807. Onesiphorus died 1761.
i Richard BEALE, b. c1752, d. died young ?.
ii Eleanor BEALE, b. 22 Jul 1754. She married William Webber DOVETON, 12 Jan 1775.
Eleanor died 31 Mar 1807.
iii Elizabeth BEALE, b. c1756, d. 1766.
iv Anthony BEALE, b. c1758.
v Onesiphorus BEALE b. c1760.
Onesiphorus BEALE, b. c1760. He married Anne MARCHANT, 6 Sep 1784.
Onesiphorus died 30 Nov 1795.
i William BEALE, b. c.1783.
ii Eleanor BEALE, b. c1785, d. 1859.
iii Maria BEALE, b. c1786.
iv Onesiphorus BEALE, b. 1789. He married Anne Margaret DESFOUNTAIN, 9 Nov 1813, d. 1854.
v Anthony BEALE, b. 3 Nov 1790, Island of St Helena.
vi Anne BEALE, b. 1792, d. May 1792.
The last-mentioned Anthony Beale, b. 3 Nov 1790 married Katherine Rose YOUNG, 15 Jun 1814, in Island of St Helena., Katherine Rose was b. 27 May 1795, Scotland., d. 5 Aug 1856, St Helena, Melbourne, VIC, AUS., buried: St Katherines,St Helena,Melbourne,VIC,AUS.
Anthony died 4 Sep 1865, St Helena,Melbourne,VIC,AUS., buried: St Katherines,St Helena, Melbourne,
TO SEE MORE about the Anthony Beale who died at St Helena, Melbourne on 4 Sep 1865, click here to go to my Anthony Beale page.
The information between here and the next horizontal line requires editing - I'm working on it !
* Isabella Margaret BEALE b. 6 Jun 1822 on the Is of St Helena, d. 15 May 1888 at Kew, Victoria, Australia
** Elizabeth Maria BEALE b. 2 Oct 1823 on the Is of St Helena, d. 17 Jun 1899 at Paynesville, Victoria, Australia.
* Isabella Margaret BEALE m. 15 Jul 1857 at St Helena, Victoria, to Charles Maplestone who was b. 19 Jan 1809 at
Beccles, Suffolk UK and they had four children (by that marriage which was a second marriage for both) including :-
*** Rose Helena MAPLESTONE b. at Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia, d. 22 Jul 1942 at Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia.
** Elizabeth Maria BEALE m. 22 Aug 1840 in Melbourne, to George James who was b. ?, d. 22 Jan 1877 at
"Ridgeway", Southampton UK and they had eleven children, including :-
**** Robert Young JAMES b. 1859 at "Ridgeway", Southampton UK, d. Bairnsdale 2 Apr 1943.
**** Robert Young JAMES and ***Rose Helena MAPLESTONE (who were first cousins as shown above)
married on 4 Jan 1891 at Collins Street Independent Church, Melbourne and they had two children (see "Robert Young
James " page) .
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