|Beech of The Shawe and Brandon Hall|
The Shawe, Kingsley, Staffordshire
|The Shawe, Kingsley: sepia wash drawing by J.C. Buckler, 1841? Image: William Salt Library, Stafford SV III.66|
|The Shawe, Kingsley: the house at the time of its sale in 1919.|
Brandon Hall, Warwickshire
|Brandon Hall: Robert Lugar's engraving of the new house he designed c.1808-10, published in his Plans and Views (1811).|
|Brandon Hall: Robert Lugar's plan of the house of c.1808-10: it would seem that only the parts shown in black were executed |
before the client's death in 1810 brought work to a sudden halt.
|Brandon Hall: view of the house from the south-east in the early 20th century, from an old postcard.|
Beech family of The Shawe and Brandon Hall
(1) John Beech (b. c.1680) (q.v.);(2) William Beech (b. c. 1682) (q.v.).
(1) William Beech (d. 1719); died young and was buried at Tideswell, 3 August 1719:(2) John Beech (1722-87) (q.v.);(3) Elisabeth Beech (b. 1725), baptised at Tideswell, 27 May 1725;(4) James Beech (1727-34), baptised at Tideswell, 29 June 1727; died young and was buried at Tideswell, 8 May 1734:(5) William Beech (b. 1731), baptised at Tideswell, 13 March 1730/1; died young:(6) Thomas Beech (b. & d. 1733), baptised at Tideswell, 31 March 1733; died in infancy and was buried at Tideswell, 25 November 1733;(7) Penelope Beech (1735-37), baptised at Tideswell, 16 August 1735; died young and was buried at Tideswell, 18 November 1737.
(1) John Beech (b. 1751), baptised at Tideswell (Derbys), 12 September 1751;(2) William Beech (b. 1753), baptised at Tideswell, 5 March 1753;(3) Anne Beech (b. 1759), baptised at Tideswell, 7 September 1759;(4) James Beech (1765-1828) (q.v.).
(1) Hannah Beech (1800-26), baptised at Kingsley, 18 September 1800; died unmarried and was buried at Kingsley, 16 May 1826;(2) Charlotte Beech (1802-09), baptised at Kingsley, 25 July 1802; died young and was buried at Kingsley, 24 November 1809;(3) Eliza Beech (1804-28), baptised at Kingsley, 25 May 1804; died unmarried and was buried at Temple Church, Bristol, 2 July 1828;(4) Anne Beech (1809-1827), baptised at Kingsley, 2 February 1809; died unmarried, probably of tuberculosis, and was buried at Madeira, 15 March 1827;(5) James Beech (1812-83) (q.v.).
(1) Cecil James Beech (1845-50), born 31 May and baptised at Wolston (Warks), 28 June 1845; died young in London, 10 April 1850;(2) Alice Mary Beech (1850-1926), born 15 July and baptised at St Michael, Chester Sq., Westminster (Middx), 11 August 1850; married, 7 February 1882 at Wolston (Warks), Col. the Hon. George Campbell Napier CIE (1845-1914), second son of Gen. Robert George Cornelis Napier (1810-90), 1st Baron Napier of Magdala, and had issue one son and one daughter; died 23 March 1926; administration of her goods was granted to her daughter, 8 July 1926 (estate £21,450);(3) Rowland John Beech (1853-1919) (q.v.);(4) Charles Madocks Beech (1855-87), born 28 May 1855; an officer in the Warwickshire militia (Lt., 1872; Capt., 1877); lived in London; died unmarried at Holme Chase, Weybridge (Surrey), 25 July, and was buried at Kingsley, 29 July 1887; will proved 21 September 1887 (effects £44,165);(5) Rev. Henry Edward Beech (1856-1906), born 5 November 1856 and baptised at Wolston, 15 January 1857; educated at Pembroke College, Oxford (matriculated 1876; BA; MA 1887); ordained deacon, 1888 and priest, 1889; rector of Kingsley, 1891-1906; a freemason from 1879; lived latterly at Broadlands, Malden (Surrey); married, 18 September 1902 at St Cuthbert, Darlington (Co. Durham), Elizabeth Mary (c.1860-1935), daughter of Sylvanus Biggs, formerly of Lichfield (Staffs); died 3 October 1906; will proved 19 December 1906 (estate £65.112);(6) Reginald Beech (1862-1904), born 14 March and baptised at Wolston, 23 April 1862; educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1879); an officer in 4th battn, Staffordshire Regiment (2nd Lt., 1880; Lt., 1881; Capt., 1886; retired 1894); married, 18 January 1893 at West Felton (Shrops.), Maude (1865-1923), youngest daughter of Col. Richard Thomas Lloyd of Aston Hall, Oswestry (Shrops.); died at Nordrach (Germany), 8 April, and was buried at Kingsley, 15 April 1904; will proved 24 September 1904 (estate £28,897).
|Rowland John Beech (1853-1919)|
(1) Christabel Emily Sarah Beech (1886-1943), born 10 September and baptised at St Peter, Eaton Sq., Westminster, 1 November 1886; married 1st, 20 June 1911 at St Peter, Eaton Sq., Westminster, Capt. Arthur William Macarthur-Onslow (1877-1914), who was killed in action; married 2nd, 24 June 1916 at Holy Trinity, Chelsea (Middx), Capt. Hugh Evelyn Allen (1880-1933) of Cresselly (Pembs), and had issue one daughter; died 11 February 1943; will proved 1 June 1943 (estate £52,696);(2) Irene Frederica Beech (1887-1946), born 22 August and baptised at Kingsley, 6 November 1887; lived latterly at Fetcham (Surrey); died 19 June 1946; will proved 21 October 1946 (estate £17,575);(3) Rowland Auriol James Beech (1888-1915), born 22 August and baptised at Kingsley, 4 October 1888; an officer in the 16th Lancers (2nd Lt., 1908; Lt., 1911) who served in the First World War and was killed in action, 21 February 1915; buried at Ypres Town Cemetery (Belgium); administration of goods granted to his father, 29 June 1915 (estate £13,167);(4) Douglas Charles Murray Beech (1889-1944) (q.v.).
(1.1) Rowland James Beech (1921-72) (q.v.).
(1) Nicola Antoinette Beech (b. 1960), born October 1960; married, 1989, John D. Faulkner (b. 1959), son of David James Faulkner of Longworth (Berks), and had issue one son and two daughters;(2) Penelope C. Beech (b. 1963).
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Can you help?
- If anyone knows of additional views of The Shawe, I should be interested to see them, especially any interior pictures. I would also be interested to learn about the post-1920 ownership of the house.
- The genealogical information for the earlier generations of this family is particularly sketchy, and I should be most grateful to anyone who can fill in some of the gaps.
- Can anyone provide portraits of the people whose names appear in bold above, for whom no image is currently shown?
- If anyone can offer further information or corrections to any part of this article 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.