Robert Bean c.1841-1924

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Introduction - Potted History- Beginnings

Robert Bean b.c.1841, the sixth child of Thomas and Elizabeth, christened at Helperthorpe, York, England. on 30th November 1841. 

Helperthorpe is a small village situated about 14 miles from Malton, Yorkshire.  The village has a long history and straggles an ancient medieval trading route between the East and West coasts of England.  

At the census of 1841 The family is residing at Helper Thorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire.

  Bean Thomas 45 - Agricultural Labourer Yes Helper Thorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire
  Bean Elizabeth 45 - Yes Helper Thorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire
  Bean William 20 - Yes Helper Thorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire
  Bean Mary 9 - Yes Helper Thorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire
  Bean Hannah 7 - Yes Helper Thorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire
  Bean George 4 - Yes Helper Thorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire
  Bean Robert 1 M - Yes Helper Thorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire

(source  1841 Census HO107/1210/9/~F4)

At the census of 1851 The family is residing at Helper Thorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire.

  Bean Thomas 56 Head Farmers Labourer Seagglethorpe, Yorkshire Helperthorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire
  Bean Elizabeth 52 Wife Labourer Wife East Lutton, Yorkshire Helperthorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire
  Bean George 14 Son Scholar Helperthorpe, Yorkshire Helperthorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire
  Bean Robert 10 Son Scholar Helperthorpe, Yorkshire Helperthorpe, Helperthorpe, Yorkshire

(source  1851 Census HO107/2366/~F534)

At the census of 1861 Robert is found to be working as a farm servant for farmer  William Holiday at Front Street Farm Wetwang, Yorkshire. 

(RG9 Piece: 3609)

  Holiday William 44 Head Farmer Of 296 Acres Employing 5 Labourer & 2 Boys Kilham, Yorkshire Front Street, Wetwang, Yorkshire
  Holiday Margaret 34 Wife Farmers Wife Nafferton, Yorkshire Front Street, Wetwang, Yorkshire
  Allen Agnes Jane 4 Niece Southburn, Yorkshire Front Street, Wetwang, Yorkshire
  Robinson Rachel 20 Servant Cook Domestic Sawdon, Yorkshire Front Street, Wetwang, Yorkshire
  Hotham Elizabeth 14 Servant House Servant Leavening, Yorkshire Front Street, Wetwang, Yorkshire
  Bean Robert 20 Servant Farm Servant Foreman Helperthorpe, Yorkshire Front Street, Wetwang, Yorkshire
  Hatfield William 20 Servant Farm Servant Waggoner Blockburn, Surrey Front Street, Wetwang, Yorkshire
  Huck Aaron 14 Servant Plough Boy Burton Agness, Yorkshire Front Street, Wetwang, Yorkshire
  Wood William 11 Servant Plough Boy Tibthorpe, Yorkshire Front Street, Wetwang, Yorkshire

(source  1861 Census RG9/3609/~F89)

Robert Bean married Annie Clark b.c 1841 christened 12th February 1843 at, Garton-on-the-Wolds.  

Annie was the daughter of  John Clark and Marr Kirby b.c. 1816 at Nafferton, Yorkshire.   They were the parents of Alice c.1841, Ann c.1844, John c.1845, Richard c.1847 and Thos c.1849.  At the census of 1851 they were residing at Garton-on-The-Wolds, Yorkshire.

  Clark John 40 Head Ag Lab Pocklington, Yorkshire Garton-On-The-Wolds, Yorkshire
  Clark Mar 35 Wife Nafferton, Yorkshire Garton-On-The-Wolds, Yorkshire
  Clark Alice 10 Daur Scholar Garton, Yorkshire Garton-On-The-Wolds, Yorkshire
  Clark Ann 7 Daur Scholar Garton, Yorkshire Garton-On-The-Wolds, Yorkshire
  Clark John 6 Son Scholar Garton, Yorkshire Garton-On-The-Wolds, Yorkshire
  Clark Richard 4 Son Garton, Yorkshire Garton-On-The-Wolds, Yorkshire
  Clark Thomas 2 Son Garton, Yorkshire Garton-On-The-Wolds, Yorkshire
  Crouch John 38 Head Ag Lab Barnby Moor, Yorkshire Garton-On-The-Wolds, Yorkshire

(source 1851 UK Census RG107 Piece: 2366/F509)

By 1861 Marr was a widow and they were residing at Church Row, Garton-on-The-Wolds, Yorkshire.  John Clark was no longer present -

  Clark Mar 45 Head Agricultural Labourer Widow Nafferton, Yorkshire Private House, Garton On The Wolds, Yorkshire
  Clark Alice 20 Daughter Domestic Servent Garton, Yorkshire Private House, Garton On The Wolds, Yorkshire
  Clark William 7 Son Scholar Garton, Yorkshire Private House, Garton On The Wolds, Yorkshire
  Clark Barbara 4 Daughter Scholar Garton, Yorkshire Private House, Garton On The Wolds, Yorkshire

(source 1861  UK Census RG9 Piece: 3609/F104)

By 1871 Mar Clark was still residing at Garton-on-The-Wolds, Yorkshire.

(source RG10 Piece: 4808)

By 1881, Marr Clark (Kirby)  was a widow residing at Church Row, Garton -on-the-Wolds, Yorkshire.  

Those present were as follows

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
 Mar CLARK   Head   W   Female   67   Nafferton, York, England   Ag Labs Widow    
 William HATFIELD   Son In Law   M   Male   42   Blackwall, Surrey, England   Ag Lab    
 Alice K. HATFIELD   Daur   M   Female   40   Garton, York, England   Ag Lab Wife    
 William P. CLARK   Grandson      Male   5   Weaverthorpe, York, England   Scholar    
 Ann WEST   Sister   W   Female   70   Nafferton, York, England   Colliers Widow    
 Annie E. WEST   Niece      Female   7   Driffield, York, England   Scholar 

 

(Source: FHL Film 1342157 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4795 Folio 98 Page 11)

Mar Clark died in 1882 aged 67, death registered at  Driffield Yorkshire. (source volume 9d/216)

Robert Bean with wife Ann Clark taken at Monument Cottage Sledmere North Yorkshire c.1900

Photo courtesy christine@ferngibbs.freeserve.co.uk

Robert Bean with wife Ann Clark taken at Monument Cottage Sledmere North Yorkshire c.1900

             The patron of this area was Sir Tatton Sykes, whose stately home is at Sledmere which is approximately 3 miles south of the village.     This couple were the parents of at least ten children (6 sons, 4 daughters born between 1864 - 1881.   It is known that this branch of the Bean Family worked for the Robinson family of Warren Farm Sledmere and that Mrs Bean had a reputation for frugality!    They were strong supporters of the Ancient Order of Shepherds.

St Michaels & All Angels Norman Church at Garton c.2002     

First Child.   Son.   John Thomas Bean b.c.1864 at Garton-on-the-Wolds, Yorkshire.   At the UK census of 1881 John Thomas is found to be residing at , Life Hill, Sledmere, Yorkshire.   He was employed as a Farm Servant  Indoor by Thomas Leonard, Farmer.   John Thomas Bean died c.1898 aged 37 (source registered Driffield volume 9/196) (Source PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4796 Folio 78 Page 13)

 

 

 

Second Child.   Son.   William Bean b.c. 1865 at Garton-on-the-Wolds, Yorkshire.   At the UK census of 1881 William is found to be residing at Marramatt (Farm) Sledmere, Yorkshire.   He is being employed by James Snarry, a farmer.  His occupation was that of Farm Servant (Indoor) 

(Source:  PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4796 Folio 83 Page 1)

'Jumna'William is known to have emigrated to Rockhampton Australia.   William Bean left London England on the 'Jumna' on 17th December 1887 and arrived in Brisbane, Australia on 6th February 1888.  

 

 There  in 1895, he married Elizabeth Ellen Draper, they were the parents of the following six children.   

 

 

Daughter Ann Ellen no date.  

Daughter Florence May 1899. 

Son Albert Edward 1901. 

Daughter Emma Elizabeth 1903. 

Daughter Edith Alice 1906. 

Daughter Evelyn 1908.

       It is said in family circles that a number of years later it was decided that William should come home to see his parents for one last time.   Whilst visiting his parents he caught pneumonia and died on the 13th January 1917, at Mill Cottages, Sledmere, Yorkshire.

Third Child.   Son.   Richard Bean b.c. 1866 at Garton-on-the-Wolds, Yorkshire.   At the UK census of 1881 Richard at the age of 15 is found to be residing at Garton Field,Garton On Wolds, Yorkshire.   He is being employed as a farm servant by Mr John Crust, a farmer.      

( Source: FHL Film 1342157 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4795 Folio 94 Page 4)

 

'Chyebassa'Richard Bean  left London England on the 'Chyebassa' on 30th December 1887 and arrived in Brisbane, Australia on 3 March 1888

        

 

 

He married Sara Elizabeth Swales (born in Wetherby Yorkshire England about 1873),  in Australia c.1895.  'The Duke of Argyll'Sarah and family had sailed from London on 6th December 1887and arrived in Brisbane, Australia  on 'The Duke of Argyll' on 4th February 1888. She was aged 14 at the time and came to Australia, with parents James and Rachel Swales, sister Mary aged 9, brothers Charles H and John T aged 6 and 4 respectively.   This union produced probably four children.

First Child.    Daughter Violet Annie Bean born 24 November 1899.

Second Child.  Son.  Robert Sydney Harold Bean born 1902.  

Third Child.  Son.  Alfred Bean.(not confirmed)

Fourth Child.  Son.  Richard Thomas Alfred Bean born 1904


Fourth Child.   Daughter.    Marr Elizabeth Bean b.c. 1868 at Sledmere Yorkshire.   See Profile

Fifth Child.   Daughter.   Mary Jane Bean b.c. 1870 at Sledmere, Yorkshire.   See Profile


Monument Cottage at Sledmere birth place of Marr Elizabeth Carter/Condon(Bean)

     At the census of 1871 Robert, wife Elizabeth with their first five children, were found to be residing at Monument Cottage Sledmere, York, England,  a lovely picturesque Village that nestles quietly in the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds, famous for its stately home, Sledmere House.    They were employed by the Sykes family to take care of the monument to Sir Tatton Sykes.  They were the first occupants of Monument Cottage and it was Roberts task to maintain the monument.

source UK Census 1871 rg10/4809

  Bean Robert 28 Head Agricultural Labourer Helperthorpe, Yorkshire Monument Cottage Sledmere,
  Bean Ann 27 Wife Garton, Yorkshire Monument Cottage,
  Bean John Thomas 7 Son Scholar Garton, Yorkshire Monument Cottage,
  Bean William 6 Son Scholar Garton, Yorkshire Monument Cottage,
  Bean Richard 5 Son Scholar Garton, Yorkshire Monument Cottage,
  Bean Marr Elizabeth 3 Daughter Scholar Sledmere, Yorkshire Monument Cottage,
  Bean Mary Jane 1 Daughter Sledmere, Yorkshire Monument Cottage,

( Source: 1871 CensusRG10/4809/ )

Sixth Child.   Daughter.   Barbara Ann Bean b.c. 1872 at Sledmere, Yorkshire.  She married Frederick Coates b.c.1863 at Eddlethorpe Westow, Yorkshire. Frederick was the son of John and Hannah Coates who resided at, Pry Cottages, Sledmere, North Yorkshire.  

(Source: FHL Film 1342157 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4796 Folio 77 Page 12)

The census of 1881 showed them still residing at Monument Cottage

  Bean Robert 40 Head Farm Labourer Helperthorpe, Yorkshire Monument Cottage, Langtoft, Yorkshire
  Bean Annie 38 Wife ? Garton, Yorkshire Monument Cottage, Langtoft, Yorkshire
  Bean Mary Jane 11 Daughter Scholar Sledmere, Yorkshire Monument Cottage, Langtoft, Yorkshire
  Bean Barbra Anne 9 Daughter Scholar Sledmere, Yorkshire Monument Cottage, Langtoft, Yorkshire
  Bean Robert 7 Son Scholar Sledmere, Yorkshire Monument Cottage, Langtoft, Yorkshire
  Bean Edith Alice 3 Daughter ? Sledmere, Yorkshire Monument Cottage, Langtoft, Yorkshire
  Bean Harry 1 Son ? Sledmere, Yorkshire Monument Cottage, Langtoft, Yorkshire
  Bean George 1M Son ? Garton, Yorkshire Monument Cottage, Langtoft, Yorkshire

source UK Census 1881 RG11/4796

Seventh Child.   Son.   Robert Bean born 18th August 1873 at Sledmere, Yorkshire.     In 1891 Robert was  found to be a servant at The Grange, Sledmere, Yorkshire.  

Source Extract RG12/3957/61/52

In 1901 it is interesting to note that Robert Bean b.c. 1873 is now residing with his sister Marr Elizabeth Carter (Bean), having left the family home of Monument Cottage, Sledmere.   Aged 24?, 'Living on own means'?    

          Source extract RG_13_4478_4

Source extract RG_13_4478_4

   Robert married Gertrude Lily Bottomley b.c.1877 on 15 September 1907 at Bethel Chapel, Charlotte Street, Sculcoates, Hull, (Source Sculcoates Register Office SRO/70/175).   Robert died at Hull Yorkshire 27th February 1939.  Gertrude died at Huddesfield 20th July 1961.

BEAN Robert BOTTOMLEY Gertrude L Sculcoates Register Offices Hull SRO/70/175

 

Eighth Child.   Daughter.   Edith Alice Bean b.c. 1878 at Sledmere, Yorkshire.  Edith married John Ruston at St Stephens Hull in 1898.

BEAN Edith A RUSTON John A St Stephens Hull JD/9/278

 

Ninth Child.   Son.   Harry Bean b.c. 1880 at Sledmere, Yorkshire.  Harry married Elizabeth Sunman in 1900 at St John Newington Hull.

BEAN Harry SUNMAN Elizabeth St John (Newington) Hull HR/5/141

Tenth Child. Son George Bean b.c. 1881 at Garton, Yorkshire.

(Source Information:Dwelling Monument Cottage Sledmere Cum Croom, York, England 1342157 RG114796 / 7813)

 

     At the census of 1881 the family were still residing at Monument Cottage Sledmere, York, England.  However, sons John Thomas, William and Richard, daughter Marr Elizabeth had moved from the family home. 

(Source:  RG11/4796/ 78/13)

     At the census of 1891 the family were still residing at Monument Cottage Sledmere, York, England.  However John Thomas had returned to the family home.  Mary now married to John Snowden with their daughter Eva b.c 1891 was still living at home.  Youngest son George was not present.

Source Extract RG12/3957/61/50

  Bean Robert 57 Head Heplerthorpe, Yorkshire  Monument Cottage, Langtoft
  Bean Annie 46 Wife Gaston, Yorkshire  Mounmant Cottage, Langtoft
  Bean John T 27 Son Farm Labourer Gaston, Yorkshire  Mounmant Cottage, Langtoft
  Bean Edith A 13 Daur Scholar Sledmere, Yorkshire  Mounmant Cottage, Langtoft
  Bean Harry 11 Son Scholar Sledmere, Yorkshire  Mounmant Cottage, Langtoft
  Snowdon Mary S 21 Daur Sledmere, Yorkshire  Mounmant Cottage, Langtoft
  Snowdon Eva 2M Grand Daur Sledmere, Yorkshire  Mounmant Cottage, Langtoft
  Snowdon John N 34 Son In Law Shepherd Habton, Yorkshire  Mounmant Cottage, Langtoft

Source Extract UK Census 1891 RG12/3957/61/50

At the census of 1901 Robert Bean is shown still residing at Monument Cottage, Sledmere, as a widow.  Living with him at this time is housekeeper,  Alice Hatfield aged 60 and Granddaughter Mildred Lawson Bean (age 7)born at Sculcoates Hull, June 1893.

Bean  Mildred Lawson    Sculcoates  9d 157   

  Bean Robert 60 Head Ordinary Farm Labourer Agricultural Labourer Helperthorpe, Yorkshire Monument, Langtoft
  Hatfield Alice K 60 Servant House Keeper Domestic Garton On Wolds, Yorkshire Monument, Langtoft
  Bean Mildred L 7 Grand Daughter Scholar Hull, Yorkshire Monument, Langtoft

Source Extract UK Census 1901 RG13/4521/58

Robert died in 1924 aged 85

 

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