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Joseph BEATON

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  • Name Joseph BEATON  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1796  West Camel, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Address 1841  St. Martin, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1841  [1
    Independent 
    Person ID I2019  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2018 

    Family Mary KINGWILL,   b. Abt 1795, Stoke Sub Hamdon, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Oct 1823  St Helier, Jersey, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. John George BEATON,   b. Abt 1829, St Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Apr and Jun 1896, Fulham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • 02/16
      Marriage record for 1823 in St Helier Jersey has a Joseph BEATON marrying a Mary KINGWILL: "Joseph BEATON of West Camel in county of Somerset, and Mary KINGWILL of Stoke Under Ham same county were married on the 12th day of October 1823". There is no other Joseph BEATON of around the right age brought up in any search for Jersey records. So I believe this to be the right Joseph BEATON.

      Joseph's marriage record shows he was "from" West Camel, Somerset". West Camel has a number of references to a BEATON family:

      British History Online has the following:
      The sale of the former Muchelney manors by Lord Bruce in 1709 marked the beginning of the dispersal of the ancient holdings in the parish. West Camel farm, with over 450 a., was sold in 1709, and another copyhold farm of over 100 a. to John Chalcroft in 1710. (fn. 138) The second farm was formed from four smaller units, mostly in the north of the parish, and passed from John Chalcroft in 1763 to his nephew, John Beaton. The Beatons still retained the property at least until 1801, but Henry Beaton's holding in 1839 was only some 59 a. (fn. 139) Other small farms, such as that of George Vincent, of 50 a., one fifth arable, also emerged during the 18th century. (fn. 140)
      In 1086 there was a mill at West Camel worth 10s. (fn. 143) It belonged to Muchelney abbey, who still owned it in 1305. (fn. 144) Robert the miller occurs in 1327, (fn. 145) and in 1437 the miller was accused of demanding excessive toll. (fn. 146) This mill may be identified with Old Mill or Higher Mill, on the river Cam, north of the church. By 1825 it belonged to the Way family, and as Way's Mill it occurs in 1863. It was then owned by the Feaver family, (fn. 147) but between 1883 and 1889 passed to the Mildmays. (fn. 148) It seems to have continued in use as a mill until soon after 1927. (fn. 149) A second mill, called New Mill in 1825, stood on the north bank of the Cam west of Frog Lane. (fn. 150) Its usual name was Lower Mill and was also known as Beaton's Mill. The Beaton family held it until 1843. (fn. 151) It seems to have ceased production between 1875 and 1883. (fn. 152) There may have been a mill on the estate at Little Marston, though the only indication is a field called 'Mullehay' in 1392. (fn. 153)
      A P Baggs, R J E Bush and Margaret Tomlinson, 'Parishes: West Camel', in A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 3, ed. R W Dunning (London, 1974), pp. 71-81. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/som/vol3/pp71-81

      The London Gazette from 1822 has a record of a Henry BEATON selling a mill in West Camel due to bankruptcy.
      "WEST CAMEL, SOMERSET. To be sold by auction, by Percy and Son, (by order of the Assignees of Henry Beaton, a Bankrupt), ... A messuage or dwelling-house and malt-house, a newly erected water grist mill, barn, stable and outbuildings,,,,"
      https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hhNKAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA244&lpg=PA244&dq=Beaton%27s+Mill,+West+Camel,+Somerset&source=bl&ots=BFcbktr4Eh&sig=DIffpMSQCHVGVaT8JQfPomYRObo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwizgP6nsZjSAhWpBcAKHSzEBigQ6AEIRzAI#v=onepage&q=Beaton's%20Mill%2C%20West%20Camel%2C%20Somerset&f=false

      Interesting that this was just prior to Joseph's wedding. Perhaps he moved out to Jersey at this time. However, the citation above does mention that the mill stayed in the BEATON family until 1843.

      01/15
      1841 census indicates an "E" in the column for "Where born" which suggests "England".

  • Sources 
    1. [S42] 1841 Census, BEATON, Joseph; & family; bc1796; HO107; Piece: 1462; Book: 3; Civil Parish: St Martin; County: Jersey; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 20; Page: 34; Line: 12; GSU roll: 464354.
      NAME: Joseph Beaton
      AGE: 45
      ESTIMATED BIRTH YEAR: abt 1796
      GENDER: Male
      WHERE BORN: England
      CIVIL PARISH: St Martin
      COUNTY/ISLAND: Jersey
      COUNTRY: Channel Islands
      STREET ADDRESS: View image
      OCCUPATION: View image
      REGISTRATION DISTRICT: Jersey
      SUB-REGISTRATION DISTRICT: Jersey
      NEIGHBORS: View others on page
      PIECE: 1462
      BOOK: 3
      FOLIO: 20
      PAGE NUMBER: 34
      HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS:
      NAME AGE
      Joseph Beaton 45
      Mary Beaton 46
      John Beaton 13


    2. [S118] Jersey, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1940, BEATON, Joseph; KINGWELL, Mary; 1823 Marriage.
      "Joseph BEATON of West Camell in county of Somerset, and Mary KINGWILL of Stoke Under Ham same county were married on the 12th day of October 1823".