James Thomas John Bean
M, #132, b. before 15 April 1753, d. 19 April 1839
|Father||Thomas Bean b. 18 Aug 1711, d. bt 8 Oct 1761 - 11 Oct 1761|
|Mother||Elizabeth Pitt b. 24 Dec 1716, d. c 31 Aug 1761|
|Relationship||4th great-grandfather of Robert Mote|
|Birth||before 15 April 1753||James Thomas John Bean was born before 15 April 1753 at North Hayling, Hampshire, England.|
|Baptism||15 April 1753||He was baptized on 15 April 1753 at St Peters, Northney, North Hayling, Hampshire, England. The church was built in the twelfth century and still existed in 1999, although evidence can be seen of structural alterations made in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. St Peter's three bells, cast in 1350, claim to be the oldest peal of bells in England.|
|He was the son of Thomas Bean and Elizabeth Pitt.|
|Marriage||6 February 1780||James Thomas John Bean married Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of John Taylor and Mary Unknown, on Sunday, 6 February 1780 at St James Church of England, Piccadilly (Westminster), London, England. They were married by banns by Richard Hainsby (or possibly Stainby), curate, and the witnesses were Charles and Elizabeth Kirshaw. Both James and "Bettey" signed their names and were members of the Parish.1,2|
|Death||19 April 1839||James Thomas John Bean died on Friday, 19 April 1839 at Parramatta, NSW, Australia.|
|Burial||22 April 1839||He was buried on 22 April 1839 at St John's Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW, Australia. The Minister was Rev. J Troughton. The tomb is a sandstone altar on a sandstone plinth and the headstone reads:|
To the MEMORY of
JAMES THOMAS JOHN BEAN
who departed this Life April 19th 1839
Aged 87 years.3
|1798||James Thomas John Bean was a passenger aboard HMS Buffalo which sailed from England in 1798 and arrived in Port Jackson on 3 May 1799.|
|1828||New South Wales, Australia||James Thomas John Bean appeared on the census of 1828 at New South Wales, Australia, and is shown as 76 years old and living with his daughter Elizabeth Shelley at Parramatta.4|
|the Sydney Gazette||5 March 1803||James Thomas John Bean was mentioned in an item in the Sydney Gazette on 5 March 1803 concerning a burglary at the farm at Baulkham Hills.|
|the Sydney Gazette||12 December 1812||He was mentioned in an item in the Sydney Gazette on 12 December 1812 which read - "...... sawyers and carpenters are required for constant work at the General Hospital, who will receive adequate encouragement. Application to be made to Mr Bean at the building."|
|the Sydney Gazette||19 March 1814||He was mentioned in an item in the Sydney Gazette on 19 March 1814 which read - "Wanted a quantity of prime shingles for the General Hospital. Apply to Mr Bean at the Building."|
|the Sydney Gazette||15 March 1817||He had an advertisement in the Sydney Gazette on 15 March 1817 which read - "To be let, by James Bean, 22 York Street, good stabling, by the night, week, month or year, also Saddle Horses, Chaises and Carts.|
N.B. Funerals furnished in the most solemn manner."
|the Sydney Gazette||12 September 1818||He is mentioned again in the Sydney Gazette on 12 September 1818 in the advertisement for an auction to be conducted by Mr Lord -"At the house of Mr Bean, 22 York Street on Friday the 25th Instant, at 11 o'clock.|
A large quantity of household furniture; an elegant Chest of Drawers; Bureau and Book Case, with glass doors; a large Corner Cupboard with glass doors; Chairs and Tables; three Settees; a Sash Window for a shop, the frame is 9 feet 4 inches wide, and 6 feet deep; a Silver Watch; a ditto Hunting Watch, with Stop; a good Pitt Saw, Hand Saws and Planes; a Cooper's Bea Iron; about 60 gallons of Good Cyder and various other articles. The Goods may be seen at any Time Previous to the Day of Sale."
|Family-History||You can read more about the Bean History by clicking here.|
|Religion||James Thomas John Bean and Elizabeth Taylor were Church of England.|
|Article||10 January 1798||Terms of Settlement |
London 10th January 1798
We whose names are hereunto signed do acknowledge that at our own request we have offered ourselves as settlers to go to New South Wales with our families on the following terms;
To have a passage found and our families to be victualled by Government during the voyage. On arrival in the Colony to have a grant of 100 acres of land at Port Jackson, or 50 acres at Norfolk Island.
To be victualled and clothed from the public stores for the term of 12 months after being put in possession of our respective allotments, and to be allowed the labour of two convicts (maintained by Government) for the same term; after which we & our families are to be of no further expense to the Crown.
To have the same proportion of stock, seed, grain and agricultural tools as have been furnished to other settlers, together with such other assistance as the Governor may judge proper to afford us.
In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands on the day above written.
James Thomas John Bean
|Article||12 January 1798||Letter to the Commissioners of the Navy|
Whitehall, 12th Jan. 1798
It being proposed to send the persons whose names are on the enclosed list to the settlement of New South Wales.
I am directed by the Duke of Portland to desire you will move the Lords Commanders of his Majesty's Treasury to inform the Commissioners of the Navy thereof and to direct the Board to acquaint their Lordships whether the whole number of such persons or what portion thereof can be accommodated on board the Buffalo now under orders for that settlement.
Your most humble and obedient servant
1. John William Lewin and wife Carpenter
2. JamesThomas John Bean, his wife Elizabeth (Betty)
Bean and children Elizabeth 15, Rose 12, James 10,
Ann 8, William 5. Carpenter
3. John Hanson, his wife Ann Hanson, Dinah Shore 18
and children John 6, Henry 3, and Mary 1. Carpenter
4. James Harrison, his wife and 3 children. Carpenter
5. William Wheeler, his wife and 2 children. Millwright
The above list does not include all the passengers who arrived on the Buffalo. For example, Thomas Bradley and family are not mentioned. It would seem the Bean and Bradley families were closely associated. James Thomas John Bean and Thomas Bradley both signed the Terms of Settlement Letter. They received adjoining grants of land at Toongabbie on 12/11/1799. When James Thomas John Bean (Junior) married Esther Short at St Phillips Church, Elizabeth Bradley (a daughter of Thomas Bradley) was one of the witnesses. Elizabeth Bradley latter married William Bean, the youngest son of John Thomas John Bean (senior). William Lewin did not actually sail on the Buffalo although his wife did. William came on a later ship.
|Article||from 10 May 1799 to 30 June 1805||From 10 May 1799 to 30 June 1805 James Thomas John Bean and Elizabeth Taylor were living on government stores.|
|Article||12 November 1799||Land Grants|
1799 Book 2B Grants by Governor Hunter
No. 897 James Bean Nov 12 Granted 100 acres in the district of Toongabbie.
Rent: 2 shillings per year commencing after 5 years.
By 1802 12 acres had been cleared and a further 12 acres were in wheat and maize. He had 1 sheep, 5 goats, 8 hogs and a family of seven living off stores.
|Article||10 April 1802||As at 10 April 1802 James Thomas John Bean is shown as living at Baulkham Hills and possessing three guns and one sword at the Arms Muster.|
|Article||January 1803||He was paid £2.14.6 in January 1803 for carpentry he did at the Orphan School|
(refer the King papers, Vol. IV, p. 103).
|History||15 February 1803||He had his house invaded in the following event: The Sydney Gazette published the following report in February 1803 -|
On Tuesday, the 15th ultimo, Fifteen Labouring Men fled from the Agricultural Settlement at Castle Hill, after having committed many acts of violence and atrocity. They at first forcibly entered the dwelling-house of M. Declamb, which they ransacked, and stripped of many articles of plate, wearing apparel, some fire and side-arms, provisions, spirituous and vinous liquors, a quantity of which they drank or wasted in the house. They next proceeded to the farm houses of Bradley and Bean, at Baulkham Hills. Mrs. Bradley's servant man they wantonly and inhumanly discharged a pistol at, the contents of which have so shattered his face as to render him a ghastly spectacle, in all probability, during the remainder of his life. In Mrs. Bean's house they gave aloose to sensuality, equally brutal and unmanly. Resistance was to no avail, for their rapacity was unbridled. Numerous other delinquencies were perpetrated by this licentious banditti, whose ravages, however, could not long escape the certain tread of Justice.
Two of the depredators were taken into custody upon the second day after their flight near the Hawkesbury road, by Mr. Jamieson, junior, assisted by A. Thomson, Chief Constable at Hawkesbury, and a party of the Military, who had been despatched in pursuit of them. Upon these men were found several articles of property that had been taken from the dwelling-house of Mr. Declamb; as were also two muskets. On the day following they underwent an Examination before a Magistrate, by whom they were fully committed, and sent to Sydney under an escort.
On the 23rd ultimo, eleven more of the desperadoes were secured, by a party of the Military and Constables, between Hawkesbury and the Mountains. Information had been given of their haunts by a body of natives, shortly after they had broke into the house of a settler, where they had stopped to grind a quantity of wheat at a steel mill, having previously secured the family, and afterwards stripped the house of all such provisions as they could conveniently carry off, together with two stands of arms. They were also taken before a Magistrate, fully committed, and brought to Sydney under a sufficient guard.
Justice to the prisoners at large in the Colony requires that we should here observe that this banditti is entirely composed of Irish prisoners, brought by the Hercules and Atlas."
Thirteen of the men captured were cast for death but three only were left for execution. They were sentenced on 19 March 1803, taken to Parramatta by boat and on 23 March were taken to Castle Hill for the hangings. Two of the prisoners were permitted to cast lots for a reprieve. Patrick McDermott won the reprieve and Patrick Gannon was hanged. Francis Simpson was considered the most notorious of the group and was not allowed to take part in casting lots for a reprieve. He was hanged and died "hardened and unrepentant."
|Article||10 August 1810||On 10 August 1810 James Thomas John Bean countersigned a printed copy of a Proclamation on the accession of King George IV.|
|Article||16 December 1814||He was appointed to a Committee of Survey to inspect and value a bakery and windmill belonging to the creditors of John Palmer in the Government Domain. This survey was carried out on 16 December 1814.|
|Article||November 1815||He acted on a jury inquest on the death of Robert Campbell in November 1815.|
|Article||1819||He acted on a jury inquests on the deaths of Mary Brown and Thomas Gorman in 1819.|
|Article||20 September 1820||Extract from the Bigges Report|
J Bean's Evidence given on 20 September 1820 at Parramatta
Bigge: You were a carpenter I believe & have lived in the Colony some years.
Bean: I was, & have lived in the Colony since May 1799.
Bigge: Were you employed & on what terms by Messrs Riley Blaxcell & Wentworth in erecting the General Hospital.
Bean: I engaged with them for a Salary of £250 currency per annum to superintend the Building as a Carpenter. I drew every week for such money as I wanted to pay the men.
Bigge: Whom did you draw upon.
Bean: I drew upon Mr Riley & recd the money from Mr Lewin who was Mr Riley's Clerk.
Bigge: How did he pay you.
Bean: In currency, notes & copper coin.
Bigge: At what rate did the currency paper pass at the time.
Bean: At 50 per cent.
Bigge: Were the other workmen paid in the same manner.
Bean: They were.
Bigge: In what year did the Building begin.
Bean: I begun in July 1811. The walls had been begun before.
Bigge: Who drew the original Plan of the Hospital.
Bean: I do not know.
Bigge: Mr Riley I believe was the Principal & acting partner in the Contract.
Bean: He was.
Bigge: Were you employed to superintend the work on the part of the Govt.
Bean: I was not. I had nothing to do with Govt.
Bigge: Then you were not employed as an agent of Govt. to see that the work was faithfully done.
Bean: I was not.
Bigge: Was there any agent so employed by Govt.
Bean: A Mr Lucas a carpenter was the surveyor appointed by Govt.
Bigge: Is he alive now.
Bean: No. He drowned himself in Georges River about two years ago.
Bigge: Be so good as to state to me whether any or what changes were made in the plan of the Building during its progress.
Bean: Some alterations were made in both the Surgeons Barracks in increasing the number of rooms, in pannelling the Shutters & Doors.
Bigge: Was there not an alteration made in the roof.
Bean: Yes there was. The Tie Beams were to have gone across in one length from one extremity of the verandah to the other. I advised Mr Riley & the Govenor to make it into three pieces, as the length of the Beams being 48 feet, they wd be apt to spring in the centre from the pressure of the roof & take the weight off the vertical columns of the verandah.
Bigge: The roof originally proposed was not of the form in which it was subsequently finished.
Bean: I understood from Mr Lucas that it was to be a single roof. I proposed the present hopper roof where the Beams are Divided into three pieces.
Bigge: I understood that what is termed the hopper roof that is now on the General Hospital was substituted in the place of that which was first proposed to give a better appearance to the Building, & to prevent the exclusion of light from the upper story windows by the descent of the verandah.
Bean: It was.
Bigge: Did the same reason that suggested the Division of the Beams into Three pieces in the roof, instead of having them in one, apply to the terbians of the first floor.
Bean: The walls were carried up a joist. Holes were left for me to put the joists in for the verandah.
Bigge: Do you not concieve that the Building wd have been much stronger if the Girdiins had gone all through to the verandah, according to the stipulations of the contract.
Bean: I do not think it wd. The joists of the verandah are dovetailed into the plate.
Bigge: You are aware I suppose that the Division of the Terbians into three pieces was quite in violation of the Terms of the Contract.
Bean: I know that the Contract directed that the Beams shd be in whole; but it was done with the Governor's Permission.
Bigge: How do you know that it was by the Governor's Permission.
Bean: The Governor often came to see the Frame when it was on the ground, & Mr O'Hearne was the Superintendant on the part of the Govt. as well as Mr Lucas, & they both approved of it.
Bigge: Was there any Difficulty in obtaining solid beams of 48 feet in Length for the roof.
Bean: The man who was employed by the contractors to cut the wood said it was very Difficult to procure them. His name is Ennise.
Bigge: Mr Riley was the person who superintended the Progress of the Building for the Contractors.
Bean: He did & gave Directions. Nothing was done without his consent.
Bigge: I observe that you recd Directions dated on the 31st March 1813 for performing & finishing certain Parts of the Carpenter's work of the hospital & officers quarters was this work not provided for by the original contract.
Bean: It was not.
Bigge: Are you aware of any other alterations or Deviations from the original contract than those which were made in persuance of these Directions.
Bean: I am not aware of any other alteration than the railing in the upper verandah which I do not believe was even mentioned at first or till it was found to be necessary. The Stone Pillars also were taken down to receive some alteration. The Pillars were placed wider from each other than at first & it caused me to take out the old plates & put in fresh ones.
Bigge: Do you think that any additional expence was caused to the Contractors by changing the construction of the roof of which you have spoken.
Bean: I believe not. There is the same square of roofing in the one as in the other.
Bigge: Upon what Terms were you employed by the Contractors.
Bean: I was paid to a certain rate per square.
Bigge: Were you ever required by the Contractors to make out a Bill of the addl expence that wd be occasioned by the alterations that you were directed to make in the works.
Bean: I was & I estimated this work as well as the alterations in the Assistant Surgeons Barrack at £2898-19-0.
Bigge: Do you conider that estimate to be correct.
Bean: I do.
Bigge: Do you recollect what addl expense was incurred for Carpenters work in the lengthening the plates that were laid on the Columns of which you have already spoken.
Bean: I think it was £20 or £25.
Bigge: Do you think that any Danger now exists in the rotting of the joists of the Lower Floor in consequence of the exclusion of air from the cellars.
Bean: I do. I am certain there is. Air ought to be let in and it ought to have been admitted at first. I spoke of it, but no notice was taken of it. We did have some air holes in Mr Wentworth's quarters.
Bigge: Is the Lower Verandah of the Principal Building arched all round.
Bean: It is.
Bigge: Was the Price of Timber higher at the time that the hospital was built than it is now.
Bean: I think that the Price was much the same.
Bigge: What was the nature of the alteration in the Doors & windows of the hospital & offices, that seems to have occasioned the additional charges made in your Estimate of 134, 192, 792 & 576.
Bean: The Doors according to the original Plan were to have been very plain, but panelled - by the later alterations they were to have double faced architraves & mouldings complete. The windows were all ordered to have shutters.
Bigge: Did Mr Lowry Mr Riley's Clerk keep a Public House near the hospital at the time it was Building.
Bean: He kept a Public House near to Mr Riley's own house in George Street at the corner of that Street and Hunter Street.
Bigge: How many Govt Labourers worked for the Contractors at the Hospital.
Bean: There were a great many employed amongest the Stone masons; but I don't know how many.
Bigge: Was O'Hearne the Superintendant given to intoxication.
Bean: He would often get Tipsy.
Bigge: Did you hear that he recd a sum of money from the Contractors.
Bean: I understood that he recd £2 per week from them as superintendant of the Stone work for them.
Bigge: Have you calculated the amount of the expence of Carpenters work in the hospital & offices.
Bean: I have and it amounts to £8993-14-9.
Bigge: was there any condition imposed on you as to time for finishing the hospital.
Bean: There was not.
Bigge: Was any part of the work done described in the alterations before they were commenced upon.
Bean: I cannot recollect.
|Article||1834||He was granted an allotment of land in 1834 bounded by Clarence Street, Market Street and York Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia. This allocation appeared in the NSW Government Gazette No. 106, page 143.|
|Will||9 September 1835||James Thomas John Bean signed a will dated 9 September 1835 at New South Wales, Australia. |
The Will of James Thomas John Bean
In the name of God amen I James Thomas John Bean of Parramatta in the Colony of New South Wales Gentleman being weak in body by reason of my advanced age but of sound mind memory and understanding, Do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I give devise and bequeath unto the Reverend Ralph Mansfield of Sydney and to Mr William Pawley of Sydney all my real and personal estate of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever situate of which I may die seized or possessed or in any manner entitled to To Have and to Hold the same according to the ??? nature and description of such property unto the said Ralph Mansfield and William Pawley their Heirs Executors and Administrators But under and subject to the several Trusts Uses Indents and Purposes hereinafter declared of and concerning the same that is to say Upon trust by sale of such parts of my said estate to realize so much as may be necessary to pay and satisfy all my Debts and Funeral and Testamentary expenses and from and out of the residue thereof as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to pay to Elizabeth the widow of the late William Bean the sum of one hundred pounds and the sum of Fifty pounds to each of themselves the said Ralph Mansfield and William Pawley and the like sum of Fifty pounds to each of the Daughters of the late Thomas Dunn and to each of the children of the said late William Bean which said sums so hereof bequeathed as aforesaid to the said Daughters of the said Thomas Dunn and to the children of the said William Bean. I hereby appoint direct and appoint shall be paid together with interest thereon from the date of my decease to each of them and as they shall if sons respectively arrive at the age of twenty one years or if Daughters then upon their respectively attaining the age of twenty one years or respectively being married whichever shall first happen And with respect to all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate my will and desire is that the same shall at the expiration of the time for which certain portions of my said real estate are at present leased be sold and that they the said Ralph Mansfield and William Pawley do and shall divide the proceeds thereof equally between my Son James Thomas John Bean and my daughters Elizabeth Shelley and Ann James share and share alike and do and shall either pay such shares into their own proper hands or secure the same for their benefit as they shall respectively signify to the said Ralph Mansfield and William Pawley or to the survivor of them or to the heirs executors or administrators of such survivors. But in case they the said James Thomas John Bean Elizabeth Shelley and Ann James shall agree in desiring that such real estate should be sold before the expiration of such lease as hereinbefore mentioned then my will and desire is that the said Ralph Mansfield and William Pawley shall sell and dispose of the same at such earlier period and shall after deducting out of the proceeds thereof a sufficient sum to satisfy the said several bequests hereinbefore mentioned divide and pay the proceeds thereof in manner above directed for that purpose And in case they or either of them the said James Thomas John Bean Elizabeth Shelley or Ann James should have previously departed this life before such shares shall have been paid or secured for their benefit as aforesaid then my will and desire is that the share or shares of such of them so dying shall be paid in such manner as such of them so dying shall be his or her last will and testament have directed and appointed or in case of his or her dying and without having made such will then my will and desire is that such share or shares shall be divided equally amongst the next of kin or other personal representatives of the person or persons so dying intestate And I hereby constitute and appoint the said Reverend Ralph Mansfield and William Pawley to be the Executors of this my will In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Ninth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.
James Thomas John Bean
Signed Sealed Published and
Declared by the said James
Thomas John Bean to be his
last will and testament in
our presence who in his
presence and at the Request
of the said James Thomas
John Bean and in the presence
of each other have hereunto
set and subscribed our
Hands as witnesses thereto
the word "pounds" having been
first inserted between the fifth and
sixth lines from the bottom of the first page
|Elizabeth Taylor b. 1754, d. 2 Oct 1818|
|Charts||Pedigree Chart for Robert Mote|
Indented Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
Box Descendant Chart - Thomas Beane
|Last Edited||5 Aug 2011|
- [S139] Perry McIntyre & Adele Cathro, Thomas Dunn's Descendants, page:28.
- [S463] Leone Lawrence, "Descendants of Emmeline Shelley," e-mail to Robert Mote, May 2004.
- [S139] Perry McIntyre & Adele Cathro, Thomas Dunn's Descendants, page: 33.
- [S4] M R Sainty and K A Johnson, NSW 1828 Census, Page # 45, Record # B0759.