Harrison Beck

Born:Circa 1817 In:  Kirmington, Lincolnshire, England
Died:Aug 16 1901 (at age ‎~84‏)In:  Toowoomba Hospital, Queensland, Australia


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Immediate family

Frances Fanny Beck (born Smith)
His wife
William Harrison Beck
His son
Jaques 'James' Beck
His son
John Francis Beck
His son
Elizabeth Palmer (born Beck)
His daughter
Harrison 'Harry' Beck
His son
William Beck
His father
Elizabeth Aistrope Beck (born Arthrope)
His mother
Ann Fridlington (born Beck)
His sister
William Beck
His brother
Elizabeth Beck
His sister
Mary Beck
His sister
Rebecca Beck
His sister
Sarah Beck
His sister



Note: Found on the 1851 Census Gainsborough Lincolnshire, Harrison Beck abt 1817 Ruthwell, Lincolnshire, Rail Labourer Note: Frances Beck abt 1830 Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, Wife Jane Smith abt 1830 Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, Visitor (Jane could be Frances sister)Note: From Dorothy Joycey (joycey@uq.net.au) the following information received "Harrison had been a Clerk on the Railways in Lincolnshire and when the new rail arrived at Hull in Yorkshire the railway then extended over into Belguim and Luxembourgh, where 4 of their 5 children were born.

Note: Qld Post Office Directory 1900 entry: Greenmount - Harrison Beck Farmer Note: Cause of Death is listed as Gangrene, Sapraemia & Exhaustion. The illness was 24 days Note: Marriage Entry (Copy received) shows that Harrison Beck and Frances Smith both lived at Scott Street. The marriage was solemnized at St Mary's Church in the parish of Soulwater in the County of York. Married in the parish church by Banns. Note: Arrived in Aust on the "Samarang" Capt W King, Mr Miller, Matron Mrs Johnson. Departed London 4 Apr 1867 arrived Moreton Bay 17 Aug 1867 Note: H Beck Aged 50, Frances Beck Aged 45, William Beck Aged 14, Jacques Beck Aged 13, John Beck Aged 11, Elizabeth Beck Aged 8, Harry Beck Aged 5

Found the following Transmission of Real Estate by Death: Harrison BECK Late of Greemount, Toowoomba, Farmer Date of Death 16 August 1901. Names of Claimants: John Beck of Greenmount (Farmer) and Frances Beck Late of Same Place (Widow of Harrison Beck) Will Dated 16 May 1889. Qld Governemnt Gazatte dated 13th December 1902, Page no 1312.

Note: Also found the following: Note: John Beck late of Greenmount (Farmer) died 19 Sept 1913. Claimant was William Harrison Beck of Same Place (Farm Labourer) Under Letters of Administration. Qld Govt Gazette dated 25 Mar 1914 Page no 1114.

By to-day's post we (D D Gazette of October 3) have received a sample of wheat badly affected, we are sorry to say, with rust Mr Harrison Beck, of Ridgeland farm, Greenmount is the sender of the sample, who writes concerning it as follows :- I send you by this day's post a sample of white lammas wheat. I bought the seed in Toowoomba, pickled it with 1oz to the bushel of carbolic acid, sowed it on May 28, 40lb to the acre, so that it might be thin, which it really is, to aid in the prevention of rust. During my twelve years of experience in this colony I have not had the pleasure of seeing a crop of wheat totally exempt from rust, neither have I yet seen wheat so badly affected so early in the season as the sample I now forward

The Queenslander Saturday 21 April 1877 - Toowoomba Land Court


All the selections, forty-eight in number, on this run also were 80 acre homesteads, with the amount of first year's rent, £92 ; survey fees, £220 16s. ; total, £316 16s. No. 2118, Robert Graham; 2119, Henry Graham ; 2120, George Daniels ; 2121, Samuel Daniels; 2122, Edward Moran ; 2123, Jane Moran ; 2124, H. W. Haslam ; 2125, Harrison Beck ; 2126, Wm. Harrison Beck ; 2127, J. Beck; 2128, Ann M'Lennan; 2129, Eliza Beck; 2130, Henry Daniels; 2131, Fred.

Harrison Beck was a Clerk for the Railways in Lincoln. On Completion of the Railway to Hull, Harrison was transferred to Belguim and later to Luxombourg. 2 children were born in Belguim and then 2 in Luxombourg. Harrison and Fanny with 5 children departed London 5 Apr 1867 aboard the Samerang. They arrived in Brisbane 19 Aug 1867. Worked 1st at ;Felton; Cambooya and then farmed at Ridgelands Greenmount. Horse and Cattle. Wheat,Barley and Lucerne. Land Grants were obtained for each member of the family on arrival. No exact Birth Record has been found. Both Shipping and Death Records give possible date of Birth as 1817

Death Ref:-1901/1451

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