|Beadon of Gotton House|
Descent: Edward Musgrave (d. 1719); to son, Thomas Musgrave (d. 1760); to daughter, Elizabeth (c.1730-86), wife of Lt. John Hammet (c.1694-1782); to only daughter, Martha Anna (1773-1823), wife of William Beadon (1773-1855); to son, John Hammet Beadon (1805-79); to son, John Hammet Beadon (1847-1921) who perhaps sold c.1920 to his tenant, Lt-Col. Glynn; sold 1934 to Lt-Col. Roger Hammet Beadon (1887-1945) and his sister, Dorothy Beadon (1888-1948); sold 1949 to 'Madame Julian'...sold 1984 for conversion to a care home.
Otterhead House, Churchstanton, Devon
|Otterhead House, from the sale particulars of 1919.|
Beadon family of Gotton House
(1) Rev. Edwards Beadon (1729-1810), baptised at Brushford (Som.), 29 April 1729; educated at Bampton (Devon) and St John's College, Cambridge (matriculated 1744; BA 1748; MA 1751); Fellow of St John's College, 1749-60; ordained deacon, 1751 and priest, 1754; perpetual curate of Strood (Kent), 1755-91; vicar of Minting (Lincs), 1755-1810 and Higham (Kent), 1759-62; rector of North Stoneham (Hants), 1761-1810 and domestic chaplain to Lord Bute and to King George III, 1760; married, 27 September 1762 at St George, Hanover Sq., Westminster (Middx), Mary (c.1739-1825), daughter of Sir William Watson MD, and had issue three sons and three daughters; buried at North Stoneham, 17 December 1810;
(2) Sarah Beadon (1730-76), baptised at Brushford (Som.), 12 September 1730; married, 17 January 1753 at Clayhanger (Devon), Richard Buller of Nether Stowey (Som.), and had issue two sons and six daughters; buried at Nether Stowey, 22 April 1776;(3) Mary Beadon (1732-69), baptised at Oakford, 15 March 1731/2; married, 16 January 1753 at Oakford, George Turner of Cadbury (Devon), and had issue six sons and three daughters; buried at Cadbury, 11 April 1769;(4) George Beadon (1733-77) (q.v.);(5) Robert Beadon (b. 1734; fl. 1758), baptised at Oakford, 9 December 1734; apprenticed to Robert Mudge of Plymouth, surgeon, 1749; living in 1758 but said to have died unmarried when the Prince George packet burnt in Plymouth Sound (the date of this event has not been traced);(6) Susanna Beadon (1735-38), baptised at Oakford, 8 December 1735; died young and was buried at Oakford, February 1737/8;(7) Rt. Rev. Richard Beadon (1737-1824), baptised at Oakford, 15 April 1737; educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton and St John's College, Cambridge (matriculated 1754; BA 1758; MA 1761; BD 1769; DD 1780); ordained deacon, 1760 and priest, 1761; Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, 1760-73; Chaplain to Bishop of St. Davids (his great-uncle) and Chancellor of St. David's diocese, 1763; preacher at Whitehall, 1763; Cambridge University Orator, 1768-78; domestic chaplain to Bishop of London, 1771; rector of Little Burstead (Essex), 1771-75; prebendary of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, 1771-1802; rector of Stansted Rivers (Essex) and Orsett (Essex), 1775-1802; Archdeacon of London, 1775-89; Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, 1781-89; Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University, 1781-82; Bishop of Gloucester, 1789-1802 and of Bath & Wells, 1802-24; married, 18/19 August 1778 at Fen Ditton (Cambs), Rachel (1757-1839), daughter and co-heir of Rev. John Gooch, prebendary of Ely, son of Rt. Rev. Sir Thomas Gooch, 2nd bt., bishop of Ely 1748-54, and had issue one son; died 21 April 1824 and was buried in Wells Cathedral, where he is commemorated by a monument;(8) Susanna Beadon (1741-1826), baptised at Oakford, 9 December 1741; married, 28 April 1763 at Oakford, John Oatway (c.1740-98) of Nettlecombe (Som.), but had no issue; buried at Nettlecombe, 8 March 1826;(9) John Beadon (b. & d. 1743), baptised at Oakford, 2 February 1742/3; died in infancy and was buried at Oakford, 5 February 1742/3;(10) Agnes Beadon (1745-1806?), baptised at Oakford, 5 April 1745; married, 11 June 1777 at Oakford, Rev. John Blake (1747-1801) of South Molton (Devon), vicar of St Leonard, Shoreditch (Middx), (which he rarely visited, leading to his trial for non-residence), and had issue; perhaps the woman of this name buried at the church of King Charles the Martyr, Plymouth, 21 February 1806.
(1) Robert Beadon (1761-1845), of Taunton and Corfe (Som.), baptised at Oakford, 4 March 1761; solicitor in Taunton; married, 8 October 1795 at Pitminster (Som.), Hannah (d. 1808), daughter of Hugh Petten, and had issue three sons and three daughters; died August 1845; will proved in the PCC, 1 December 1845;(2) Rebecca Beadon (b. 1762), baptised at Oakford, 23 September 1762; probably died young as she was not named among her father's surviving children in 1778;(3) George Beadon (1764-1840), baptised at Oakford, 15 June 1764; married, 4 May 1793 at Cullompton (Devon), Charlotte (1762-1840), daughter of Rev. James Griffiths, and had issue one son and two daughters; buried at Crowcombe (Som.), 17 June 1840;(4) Mary Anne Beadon (1765-1846), baptised at Oakford, 15 November 1765; married, 3 November 1813 at Bedminster (Som.), Robert Franklin (1758-1830), but had no issue; died 8 March and was buried at St Mary, Taunton, 16 March 1846; will proved in the PCC, 11 June 1846;(5) Frances Beadon (1767-82), baptised at Oakford, 5 November 1767; died young and was buried at Dunster, 21 July 1782;(6) Richard Beadon (1769-73), baptised at Oakford, 19 June 1769; died young and was buried at Oakford, 21 January 1773;(7) Susanna Beadon (b. 1771), baptised at Oakford, 7 June 1771; evidently died young as she was not named among her father's surviving children in 1778;(8) William Beadon (1773-1855) (q.v.);(9) Sarah Beadon (1775-76), baptised at Dunster (Som.), 14 May 1775; died in infancy and was buried at Dunster, 27 January 1776.
(1.1) William Beadon (1803-64), of Taunton (Som.), Wyke (Devon) and Otterhead House, Churchstanton (Devon), born November and baptised at Taunton, 15 December 1803; surgeon at Taunton and Somerset Hospital from 1828; inventor of a patent eaves gutter tile exhibited at the Great Exhibition, 1851; JP for Devon (from 1858) and Somerset; a radical Liberal in politics, he stood unsuccessfully for the borough of Taunton at the parliamentary election, 1859; married, 1 June 1827 at Taunton, Anne (c.1806-47), eldest daughter of William Oliver of Hope Corner (Som.), and had issue three sons and four daughters; died 20 February, and was buried at West Monkton, 26 February 1864; will proved 30 April 1864 (effects under £3,000);(1.2) John Hammet Beadon (1805-79) (q.v.);(1.3) Mary Beadon (1808-26), born 8 August and baptised at West Monkton, 2 September 1808; died unmarried, 3 March, and was buried at West Monkton, 9 March 1826;(1.4) George Beadon (1810-89), of Creechbarrow, West Monkton, born 25 February and baptised at West Monkton, 23 April 1810; an officer in the Royal Navy, 1825-42 (Midshipman, 1826; Lt., 1831; Cdr., 1841; retired 1842); married, 17 October 1833 at St James, Taunton, Sarah (d. 1880), youngest daughter of William Oliver of Hope Corner, and had issue two sons and two daughters; died 1 February 1889 and was buried at West Monkton; will proved 23 April 1890 (effects £10,536);(1.5) Edward Beadon; said to have died in infancy.
(1) John Hammet Beadon (1847-1921) (q.v.);(2) Emma Alice Beadon (1846-1938), born 5 July 1846; died unmarried aged 92 on 30 August 1938.
(1) Musgrave Hammet Beadon (1885-1901), born 10 March and baptised at Great Saxham (Suffk), 21 May 1885; educated at Clifton College and Seafield Park College (Hants); died young, 29 July and was buried at West Monkton, 3 August 1901, where he is commemorated by a stained glass window;(2) Lt-Col. Roger Hammet Beadon (1887-1945) (q.v.);(3) Dorothy Beadon (1888-1948), born 12 October and baptised at St Philip, Kensington, 21 December 1888; dog breeder; lived at Gotton House; died unmarried, 25 February 1948; will proved 21 July 1948 (estate £45,174).
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Can you help?
- Can anyone provide more information about the burning of the 'Prince George' packet boat in Plymouth Sound, in which Robert Beadon (b. 1734), surgeon, lost his life, or the accident in Iraq in 1928 in which Lt-Col. R.H. Beadon was injured?
- I should be most grateful if anyone can provide photographs or portraits of people whose names appear in bold above.
- If anyone can offer further information or corrections I should be most grateful. I am always particularly pleased to hear from current owners or the descendants of families associated with a property who can supply information from their own research or personal knowledge for inclusion.