James Beedall1

M, #26, b. 1816, d. 7 January 1886
Last Edited15 Mar 2015
Birth*1816 Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire, England2 
Marriage*5 September 1848 Register Office, Louth, Lincolnshire, England;
Groom: James Beedall
Age: 30
Condition: Bachelor
Rank or Profession: Labourer
Residence: Eastgate, Louth
Father: Thomas Beedall
Rank or Profession: Labourer

Bride: Jemima Sheens
Age: 33
Condition: Widow
Rank or Profession:
Residence: Eastgate, Louth
Father: George Lingard
Rank or Profession: Labourer

Married in the Register Office before me John Porter Registrar

This Marriage was solemnized between us
James Beedall
The mark of Jemima Sheens

In the Presence of
The mark of William Sheens
Mary Day;Bride=Jemima Sheens3 
Birth of Daughter1849 Louth, Lincolnshire, England;Principal=Hannah Beedall4 
Birth of Daughter1851 Louth, Lincolnshire, England;Principal=Sarah Beedall5 
Census 1851*30 March 1851 Keddington, Lincolnshire, England;James Beedall, HD, M, 34, Farm Lab, Worcester Chaddesley Corbett
Jemima Beedall, WI, M, 37,, Lincolnshire Utterby
George Sheens, SL,, 15, Farm Lab, Lincolnshire Louth
Betsy Sheens, DL,, 14, At home, Lincolnshire Louth
Charles Sheens, SL,, 8, Scholar, Lincolnshire Louth
Henry Sheens, SL,, 6, Scholar, Lincolnshire Louth
Hannah Beedall, DA,, 2,, Lincolnshire Louth;Wife=Jemima Beedall, Son-in-law=George Allen Sheens, Daughter-in-law=Betsey Sheens, Son-in-law=Charles John Sheens, Son-in-law=Henry Sheens2 
Immigration*6 January 1853 Port Jackson, NSW, Australia;
Beedall James, 36, Farm Laborer, Native place Swinfort Worcester, Parents Thomas & Hannah (both dead), Religion CofE, Both reads & writes, Relatives in the Colony None, Paid £7 for self & family
Beedall Jemima. 40, Native place Utterby Lincolnshire, Parents George & Elizabeth (both dead), Reads, Relatives in the Colony None
Sheens George (step-son), 17, Farm Laborer, Native place Louth Lincolnshire, Parents Samuel & Jemima (Father dead, Mother on board), Both reads & writes
Sheens Elizabeth (step-daughter), 15, Nursemaid, Native place Louth Lincolnshire, Parents Samuel & Jemima (Father dead, Mother on board), Reads
Sheens Charles (step-son), 11,, Native place Louth Lincolnshire, Parents Samuel & Jemima (Father dead, Mother on board), Reads
Sheens Henry (step-son), 7,, Native place Louth Lincolnshire, Parents Samuel & Jemima (Father dead, Mother on board), Reads
Beedall Hannah, 3,, Native place Louth Lincolnshire, Parents James & Jemima (on board), Neither reads or writes
Beedall Sarah, 1½,, Native place Keddington Louth Lincolnshire, Parents James & Jemima (on board), Neither reads or writes;Principal=Jemima Lingard6
"Beejapore" 1853
Article*12 January 1853 "The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser", NSW;
The Beejapore has made the passage from Liverpool in 85 days – the shortest run on record – bringing 911 immigrants. Unfortunately 56 deaths have occurred from measles and fever, and one death took place only three days ago, there are between 30 and 40 cases of sickness now on board. – Herald, Jan. 7. – The Beejapore, Captain McLay whose arrival we reported yesterday, embarked 967 Government emigrants at Liverpool, of whom 342 were children. Of the adults, about one half are from the Isle of Skye, and about 200 are Paisley weavers. Fifty-six deaths occurred on the passage, of which 55 were children, principally from scarlet fever and measles, the other death was that of an adult from apoplexy. Eighty was the number of cases of measles which occurred on board, and 20 of scarlet fever. At the present time there are only 13 patients under the doctor’s hands, all children suffering from measles, but most of these are in an improving state. The fever first emanated from the depot at Plymouth, in which, unfortunately, the emigrants resided previous to their embarkation. It is supposed that the ship will be released from quarantine about the end of next week – Herald, Jan. 8.;Principal=Jemima Beedall, Witness=George Allen Sheens, Witness=Betsey Sheens, Witness=Charles John Sheens, Witness=Henry Sheens7 
Birth of Daughter18 March 1854 Pitt Town, NSW;Principal=Susannah Beedall8 
Death*7 January 1886 Day Street, Windsor, NSW;
Name: James Beadall
Date of Death: 7 Jan 1886
Place of Death: Day Street, Windsor
Occupation: Overseer
Sex: Male
Age: 67
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Gloucestershire, England
Time in Aust Colonies: 34 yrs

Father: Robert Beadall
Occupation: Not Listed
Mother: Hannah

Place of Marriage: Lincolnshire, England
Age at Marriage: 25
Name of Spouse: Jemima Sheens
Children of Marriage: the females living [sic]; 1 male deceased
Informant: Charles Sheen, Macquarie Street, step son to the deceased

Cause of Death: Hemiplegia
Length of Illness: 4 days
Medical Attendant: Dr Callaghan
Date last seen: 7 Jan 1886

Date of Burial: 8 Jan 1886
Place of Burial: Windsor
Minister & Religion: Marsden Cocherill, Catechist, Church of England
Undertaker: Thomas Primrose
Witnesses: John Fox, John Primrose9 
Headstone* St Matthews Cemetery, Windsor, NSW;Principal=Jemima Lingard10
Headstone James & Jemima Beedall (note Jemima died in 1892 not 1882)


Jemima Lingard b. 24 May 1812, d. 1 Dec 1892


  1. [S36] Maria Quigley Sheens - Our Family Tree.
  2. [S39] England Census 1851 for Keddington, Lincolnshire (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece: 2111; Folio: 623; Page: 13; GSU roll: 87740."
  3. [S221] Copy marriage certificate of James Beedall and Jemima Sheens, Marriage.
  4. [S73] Unknown compiler Indexes "Hannah Beedall Jun Qtr 1849."
  5. [S73] Unknown compiler Indexes "Sarah Beedall Sep Qtr 1851."
  6. [S8] Assisted immigrants to New South Wales 1838-96 ("Agent's Immigrant Lists"), "Beejapore 1853."
  7. [S154] Australian Newspapers, trove.nla.gov.au.
  8. [S379] NSW Birth Transcript (Joy Murrin), 1103/1854 V18541103 52 Susannah Beedall.
  9. [S381] NSW Death Transcript (Joy Murrin), 10419/1886 James Beadall.
  10. [S383] Keith Bassett photographs.
  11. [S13] NSW Birth Index, V18541103 52/1854 Susannah Beedall.