Elizabeth Bean, 17821878 (aged 95 years)

Name
Elizabeth Bean
Given names
Elizabeth
Surname
Bean
Married name
Elizabeth Shelley
Birth December 31, 1782 30 28
Christening February 10, 1783 31 29 (aged 1 month)
Source: Email message
Citation details:

Cooper, Dorothy. [various titles], email messages to Marion Purnell Apr 2012

Text:

Baptised at St James

Birth of a brotherJames Bean
May 5, 1784 (aged 1 year)
Christening of a brotherJames Bean
June 14, 1784 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sisterRose Bean
January 22, 1786 (aged 3 years)
Christening of a sisterRose Bean
February 13, 1786 (aged 3 years)
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Name Rose Bean Gender Female Christening Date 13 Feb 1786 Christening Place St. James', Westminster, Middlesex, England Father's Name Jas Thos Jno Mother's Name Betty

Death of a brotherJames Bean
before 1788 (aged 5 years)
Shared note: based on the fact that another child was named James in 1788
Birth of a brotherJames Thomas John Bean
April 20, 1788 (aged 5 years)
Christening of a brotherJames Thomas John Bean
May 13, 1788 (aged 5 years)
Shared note: This was also the day on which the First Fleet to New South Wales sailed from Portsmouth
Birth of a sisterAnn Bean
November 12, 1789 (aged 6 years)
Christening of a sisterAnn Bean
December 9, 1789 (aged 6 years)
Shared note: St James Church
Birth of a brotherWilliam Bean
September 8, 1792 (aged 9 years)

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Name William Bean Gender Male Christening Date 27 Sep 1792 Christening Place St. James, Westminster, Middlesex, England Birth Date 08 Sep 1792 Father's Name James Thomas John Bean Mother's Name Betty Indexing Project (Batch) Number C32052-7 System Origin England-VR GS Film number 1042309 Reference ID 2:3TXDK5B

Christening of a brotherWilliam Bean
September 27, 1792 (aged 9 years)
Text:

Name William Bean Gender Male Christening Date 27 Sep 1792 Christening Place St. James, Westminster, Middlesex, England Birth Date 08 Sep 1792 Father's Name James Thomas John Bean Mother's Name Betty Indexing Project (Batch) Number C32052-7 System Origin England-VR GS Film number 1042309 Reference ID 2:3TXDK5B

Christening of a brotherJoseph Bean
May 2, 1794 (aged 11 years)
Christening of a sisterSarah Bean
December 13, 1795 (aged 12 years)
Immigration May 3, 1799 (aged 16 years)
Text:

Came free aboard the ship Buffalo

Religious marriageWilliam ShelleyView this family
October 7, 1801 (aged 18 years)
Text:

William Shelley returned to Sydney to marry Elizabeth Bean, daughter of a free settler, which he did on 7 October and returned to Tahiti next month. The family returned to Sydney in the Lucy in April 1806.

Citation details:

Year 1801 page 25 No 88

Text:

William Shelley of the parish of Parramatta and Elizabeth Bain [sic] of ditto were married in this church by permission of His Excellency Governor King this seventh day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and one by me Samuel Marsden. William Shelley and Elizabeth Bean both signed the register In the presence of James Bean and Robert Hassall who also both signed the register

Birth of a daughter
#1
Elizabeth Shelley
1802 (aged 19 years)
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Citation details:

Cooper, Dorothy. [various titles], email messages to Marion Purnell Apr 2012

Birth of a son
#2
Charles Shelley
February 13, 1803 (aged 20 years)
Text:

Born 13 Feb 1803

Text:

William Shelley was in Tahiti between Nov 1801 and Apr 1806

Birth of a son
#3
William Shelley
about 1805 (aged 22 years)
Text:

William Shelley was in Tahiti between Nov 1801 and Apr 1806

Birth of a daughter
#4
Lucy Emma Shelley
about 1806 (aged 23 years)

Death of a sonCharles Shelley
March 22, 1807 (aged 24 years)
Text:

Died 22 Mar 1807

Text:

V18072170 2A/1807 SHELLY CHARLES AGE 4

Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary Ann Shelley
December 12, 1810 (aged 27 years)
Text:

Name: Mary A Shelley Birth Date: 1810 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1810 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Father: William Shelley Mother: Elizabeth Volume Number: V1810708 148

Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 61, 1811

Text:

Mary Ann daughter of William and Elizabeth Shelley was born Dec 12 1810 and christened May 15 1811 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Christening of a daughterMary Ann Shelley
May 15, 1811 (aged 28 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 61, 1811

Text:

Mary Ann daughter of William and Elizabeth Shelley was born Dec 12 1810 and christened May 15 1811 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Birth of a son
#6
George Shelley
1812 (aged 29 years)
Text:

Name: George Shelley Birth Date: 1812 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1812 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Father: William Shelley Mother: Elizabeth Volume Number: V18122917 1A

Birth of a son
#7
Rowland John Shelley
December 2, 1814 (aged 31 years)
Text:

Name: Rowland J Shelley Birth Date: 1814 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1814 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Father: William Shelley Mother: Elizabeth Volume Number: V1814912 148

Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 81, 1815

Text:

Rowland John son of William and Elizabeth Shelley was born Dec 2 1814 and christened Jan 11 1815 registered Jan 19 1815 by me Benjamin Vales

Christening of a sonRowland John Shelley
January 11, 1815 (aged 32 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 81, 1815

Text:

Rowland John son of William and Elizabeth Shelley was born Dec 2 1814 and christened Jan 11 1815 registered Jan 19 1815 by me Benjamin Vales

Death of a husbandWilliam Shelley
July 5, 1815 (aged 32 years)
Burial of a husbandWilliam Shelley
July 7, 1815 (aged 32 years)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note:

William's headstone is inscribed: Here lie the mortal remains of Mr. WILLIAM SHELLEY who departed this life on the 5th July 1815 aged 41 years. One of the first London Missionaries to the Island of Tonga Far from this world of toil and strife He is present with the Lord The labours of his mortal life End in a large reward. And also those of his Widow Mrs. ELIZABETH SHELLEY who departed this life on the 20th September 1878 in the 96th year of her age Having survived her beloved husband upward of 63 years

Death of a motherElizabeth Taylor Betty
October 2, 1818 (aged 35 years)
Text:

V18184129 2B/1818 BEAN BETTY AGE 64 V1818813 7/1818 BEAN BETTY AGE 64

Burial of a motherElizabeth Taylor Betty
about October 4, 1818 (aged 35 years)
Text:

Mrs Betty BEAN wife of Mr James BEAN Senior carpenter of Sydney she died 2nd October 1818 aged 64 years

Marriage of a childWilliam ShelleySusannah Marsden HassallView this family
February 8, 1827 (aged 44 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Gazette Fri 9 Feb 1827 p. 3

Text:

MARRIED By Special Licence, at Parramatta, Mr Wm. Shelley, to Miss Susan Hassall, third daughter of the late Mr Rowland Hassall. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Samuel Marsden.

Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; p. 17, 1827, no. 67

Text:

William Shelley, free of the parish of Parramatta and Susannah Marsden Hassall of the parish of Parramatta were married in this church by banns with the consent of parents this 8th day of February 1827 by me Samuel Marsden Both William and Susannah signed the register in the presence of Samuel Otoo Hassall of Cooke and Lucy Shelley of Parramatta and Ann Hassall of Parramatta who all signed the register

Census November 1828 (aged 45 years)
Citation details:

p. 335

Text:

Shelley, Elizabeth, 45, came free, Lucy, 1806, Protestant, householder, Parramatta Shelley, Lucy, 22, born in the colony Shelley, Elizabeth, 20, born in the colony Shelley, Mary Ann, 18, born in the colony Shelley, George, 16, born in the colony Shelley, Rowland John, 14, born in the colony

Death of a sisterRose Bean
November 1831 (aged 48 years)
Text:

Name: Rose Dunn Death Date: 1831 Death Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1831 Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales Volume Number: V18319833 2C

Marriage of a childRalph MansfieldLucy Emma ShelleyView this family
April 5, 1832 (aged 49 years)
Text:

After his first wife died on 12 March 1831, he married Lucy, daughter of William Shelley, on 5 April 1832.

Death of a brotherWilliam Bean
October 24, 1834 (aged 51 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge ShelleyAmelia Matilda WaddyView this family
1835 (aged 52 years)
Text:
1111/1835 V18351111 19	SHELLEY	GEORGE	WADDY	AMELIA M	CB
Marriage of a childGeorge OakesMary Ann ShelleyView this family
1837 (aged 54 years)
Text:

436/1837 V1837436 150 OAKES GEORGE SHELLEY MARY A CB

Marriage of a childRowland John ShelleyMaria Louisa PetersView this family
October 3, 1838 (aged 55 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Herald Mon 22 Oct 1838 p. 2

Text:

By Special Licence, at the Tumut, on the 3rd instant, by the Rev J. Fuspatrick, R.J. Shelley, Esq, to Maria Louisa, eldest daughter of Lieutemant Peters, 28th Regiment.

Death of a fatherJames Thomas John Bean
April 19, 1839 (aged 56 years)
Burial of a fatherJames Thomas John Bean
April 22, 1839 (aged 56 years)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Text:

To the Memory of JAMES THOMAS JOHN BEAN who departed this Life April 19th 1839 Aged 87 years

Marriage of a childDaniel James DraperElizabeth ShelleyView this family
July 18, 1839 (aged 56 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser Mon 22 July 1839 p. 2

Text:

MARRIAGE. On Thursday lat, the 18th instant., at St Johns Church Parramatta by the Rev. H.H. Bobart, M.A., the Rev. D.J. Draper, Wesleyan Minister, to Elizabeth, second daughter of Mrs Shelley of that town.

Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1856 (No 1-345); p. 12, 1839, no. 46

Text:

Daniel James Draper of this parish and Elizabeth Shelley of this parish were married in this church by license this eighteenth day of July in the year 1839 by me H.H. Bobart Both Daniel and Elizabeth signed the register in the presence of [illegible]

Death of a sonWilliam Shelley
January 13, 1844 (aged 61 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Tues 16 Jan 1844

Text:

On Saturday last, the 13th instant, at his residence, Goulburn, William Shelley, Esq, J.P., aged 39

Death of a sonGeorge Shelley
1852 (aged 69 years)
Text:

Name: George Shelley Birth Year: abt 1812 Age: 40 Death Place: Tumut, Victoria Registration Year: 1852 Registration Place: Victoria Registration Number: 28604

Death of a sisterAnn Bean
March 2, 1854 (aged 71 years)
Death of a brotherJames Thomas John Bean
May 29, 1859 (aged 76 years)
Death of a daughterMary Ann Shelley
1865 (aged 82 years)
Text:

5306/1865 OAKES MARY A WILLIAM T ELIZABETH PARRAMATTA

Death of a daughterElizabeth Shelley
January 11, 1866 (aged 83 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Sat 24 Mar 1866

Text:

DEATHS On 11 January last, by the foundering of the ship London in the Bay of Biscay, the Rev. Daniel James Draper, Wesleyan Minister, in his 56th year of his age, and Elizabeth, his wife, in her 58th year.

Death September 20, 1878 (aged 95 years)
Address: 'Hanleyville'
Burial September 23, 1878 (3 days after death)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note:

Elizabeth's headstone is inscribed: Here lie the mortal remains of Mr. WILLIAM SHELLEY who departed this life on the 5th July 1815 aged 41 years. One of the first London Missionaries to the Island of Tonga Far from this world of toil and strife He is present with the Lord The labours of his mortal life End in a large reward. And also those of his Widow Mrs. ELIZABETH SHELLEY who departed this life on the 20th September 1878 in the 96th year of her age Having survived her beloved husband upward of 63 years

Family with parents
father
17521839
Birth: about 1752 40 35North Hayling, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: April 19, 1839Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17541818
Birth: about 1754England, United Kingdom
Death: October 2, 1818Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 6, 1780Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
3 years
herself
17821878
Birth: December 31, 1782 30 28London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 20, 1878Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
younger brother
17841788
Birth: May 5, 1784 32 30London, England, United Kingdom
Death: before 1788England, United Kingdom
21 months
younger sister
17861831
Birth: January 22, 1786 34 32London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 1831New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
17881859
Birth: April 20, 1788 36 34London, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 29, 1859Gunning, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
younger sister
17891854
Birth: November 12, 1789 37 35London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 2, 1854Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
17921834
Birth: September 8, 1792 40 38
Death: October 24, 1834Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
younger brother
1794
Christening: May 2, 1794 42 40St James Church, Piccadilly, London, England, United Kingdom
Death:
20 months
younger sister
1795
Christening: December 13, 1795 43 41St James Church, Piccadilly, London, England, United Kingdom
Death:
Family with William Shelley
husband
17741815
Birth: May 29, 1774Hanley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: July 5, 1815Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
herself
17821878
Birth: December 31, 1782 30 28London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 20, 1878Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: October 7, 1801Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
daughter
18021866
Birth: 1802 27 19Tahiti
Death: January 11, 1866The high Seas
14 months
son
18031807
Birth: February 13, 1803 28 20Tahiti
Death: March 22, 1807New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18051844
Birth: about 1805 30 22Tahiti
Death: January 13, 1844Goulburn, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18061888
Birth: about 1806 31 23
Death: 1888Canterbury, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
daughter
18101865
Birth: December 12, 1810 36 27Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1865Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18121852
Birth: 1812 37 29Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1852Victoria, Australia
3 years
son
18141888
Birth: December 2, 1814 40 31Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1888Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
ChristeningEmail message
Citation details:

Cooper, Dorothy. [various titles], email messages to Marion Purnell Apr 2012

Text:

Baptised at St James

ImmigrationAncestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Text:

Came free aboard the ship Buffalo

MarriageAustralian Dictionary of Biography. Online edition. [database - on-line]. Canberra: Australian National University, 2006
Text:

William Shelley returned to Sydney to marry Elizabeth Bean, daughter of a free settler, which he did on 7 October and returned to Tahiti next month. The family returned to Sydney in the Lucy in April 1806.

MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Citation details:

Year 1801 page 25 No 88

Text:

William Shelley of the parish of Parramatta and Elizabeth Bain [sic] of ditto were married in this church by permission of His Excellency Governor King this seventh day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and one by me Samuel Marsden. William Shelley and Elizabeth Bean both signed the register In the presence of James Bean and Robert Hassall who also both signed the register

CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
Citation details:

p. 335

Text:

Shelley, Elizabeth, 45, came free, Lucy, 1806, Protestant, householder, Parramatta Shelley, Lucy, 22, born in the colony Shelley, Elizabeth, 20, born in the colony Shelley, Mary Ann, 18, born in the colony Shelley, George, 16, born in the colony Shelley, Rowland John, 14, born in the colony

DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
BurialDunn, Judith, The Parramatta cemeteries: St John's. Parramatta: Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991
SourceMote, Robert. Ozigen - Australian Genealogy: family trees of mainly Australian families with UK and Irish ancestry. [database - online]
Note: http://www.ozigen.com
Burial

Elizabeth's headstone is inscribed: Here lie the mortal remains of Mr. WILLIAM SHELLEY who departed this life on the 5th July 1815 aged 41 years. One of the first London Missionaries to the Island of Tonga Far from this world of toil and strife He is present with the Lord The labours of his mortal life End in a large reward. And also those of his Widow Mrs. ELIZABETH SHELLEY who departed this life on the 20th September 1878 in the 96th year of her age Having survived her beloved husband upward of 63 years

Shared note

According to Elizabeth Bean's death certificate - she was 9 6 when she died at Parramatta. However, her maiden name in the death certificate is shown as Elizabeth Kirshaw, this is incorrect. Her father was James Thomas John Bean and mother Elizabeth Taylor. At the time of her death, she was survived by one son and one daughter. Three males and two females deceased. The informant for the death certificate was her son-in-law W. Mansfield.

In the Australian Index 1824-1842 Vol. 19 ML "SHELLEY, Elizabeth - Parramatta - Land Grant to issue. A., 23 -9- 1831" Same source - "SHELLEY, Elizabeth - Land Grant, Parramatta A., 13.4.1832." Same source - SHELLEY, Elizabeth - Subscriber to Parramatta Weslyan Chapel Fund - A., Aug, 4th 1837 p. 1" Same source - SHELLEY Mrs - Parramatta - Signs petition to Dr Sherwin. A., 26-8-1829"

Sydney Gazette 23 August, 1822 - " To the Editor of the Sydney Gazette - Sir, I trust my communication will not be deemed an intrusion either upon you columns, or your Readers. Something within me exists, as a prompter, to impel me before the Public - I have often looked upon the wretchedness of the poor New Hollander, and sighed for an alleviation of his distress. There now appears some prospect of good, according to the reply to Philanthropus. A certain paragraph in the communication constrained me to visit the Native Institution; and I was astonished, beyond measure, at the proficiency of the children under the tuition of the Governess, Mrs Shelley. The Institution did not contain more than twelve children. This diminutive numbers is the result of having married several of the females, who have been settled at Boongarruuby; and death has thinned their ranks. The few, however, that remain, bear ample testimony to two important facts: 1 - They have not made the proficiency to which they have attained without the most assiduous care of the Governess. From the little knowledge I possess of the blacks, I think myself competent to pronounce, with decision, on their character. They possess a vagrancy of mind that bears a strict analogy to their vagrancy of body. And those who have attempted merely to domesticate ONE black, and to make, him contented with a local habitation, will immediately perceive, how constant that application must have been on the part of the Governess, that has effected wonders, so extraordinary upon twelve. 2 - That these Aborigines posses powers of mind that may be greatly enlarged and improved. It is true that an excessive darkness seems to becloud their intellects, and apparently forbids the approach of intellectual light. But, it is very evident that this darkness is only apparent. I am fully convinced, that we have altogether erred in our estimation of the blacks, because we have inferred their total darkness, by comparing it with the effulgence of our own light. There is certainly a diversity in human minds, and much more may be expected from some of these natives, than from others. And as this same remark is applicable to the whole of the human family, does it not follow, if the tuition of the rising generation be perseveringly attended to, that we shall see from among these Natives, ornaments to political, moral and religious society. Much praise is due to Miss Shelley for the great attention she has paid to the female part of this little company. Nothing but seeing can prove a proper source of believing how much has been effected. If a company of Ladies and Gentlemen, would form themselves on a plan of paying regular visits to these children, doubtless their improvement would be greatly facilitated. There is no lack of persons in Parramatta of sufficient respectability to afford a little time for this purpose: and their little endeavors would produce great emulation in the minds of the children. This measure, in my judgment, would effect a change so mighty in the natives, generally, that they would send their children to the Institution, and the respectable Public would be insensibly drawn, to co-operate with All mighty God, in restoring to this moral image a people, the most degraded in the human family. Yours &c Aneradelphos."