The first Beard to Australia was George Samuel Beard, transported for 7 years in 1820 for stealing cloth. Departed Portsmouth 14th January 1821 and arrived Van Diemens Land. 27th June 1821 per "Lady Ridley".  
 
Descendants of George Samuel BEARD

 1. George Samuel BEARD, b. 22 Jan 1797, Eng., occupation Hatter.  He married  Rebecca BABINGTON, m. 13 May 1828, in Hobart, Tas., b. 23 Feb 1805, East Kirby, Lincolnshire, Eng., (daughter of Edward BABINGTON and Mary BROWN) d. 9 Dec 1863, Hobart, Tas.  George died 18 Oct 1871, Hobart, Tas. 
    Children: 
    2. i Anne b. 12 Mar 1829. 
    3. ii Susanna Priscilla b. 14 Mar 1831. 
        iii Rebecca BEARD, b. 25 Mar 1833, Hobart, Tas.  She married William MITSON, 
             m. 12 Jul 1851, in Hobart, Tas., b. 1827, d. 1899, Port Cygnet, Tas.   Rebecca died 2 Oct 1899, Port Cygnet, Tas. 
    4. iv Alfred William b. 7 Sep 1835. 
    5. v George Frederick b. 6 Dec 1837. 
    6. vi Mary Elizabeth b. 13 May 1840. 
    7. vii Esther Felicia b. 1 May 1843. 
    8. viii Edward b. 16 Jan 1846. 
Second Generation
2. Anne BEARD, b. 12 Mar 1829, Hobart, Tas. Married Charles JESSOP, 10 Aug 1848, in Hobart, Tas., b. 1827. 
          Anne died 2 Dec 1892, Hobart, Tas. 
    Children: 
      i Minna Mary Eliza JESSOP, b. 7 Jul 1850, Hobart, Tas. 
      ii Charles George JESSOP, b. 7 Apr 1853.  He married Elizabeth ABEL, 
        m. 25 Jan 1892, in Hobart, Tas., b. ABT 1854. 
      iii Eva Estell Wilhelmina JESSOP, b. 3 Feb 1856, Hobart, Tas., d. 28 Dec 1856, Hobart, Tas. 

3. Susanna Priscilla BEARD, b. 14 Mar 1831.  She married John James LEAR, 
        m. 1850, b. DEC 1828, (son of William LEAR and Mary Ann CONNOR) d. 1898. 
        Susanna died 17 Feb 1896, Hobart, Tas. 
    Children: 
      i Tasman John William LEAR, b. 1852, Geelong, Vic., d. 1907, Yarraville, Vic. 
      ii Mary Pearsall LEAR, b. 6 May 1853.  She married Ralph ABERCROMBIE, b. 1855, 
        Nth Melbourne, Vic., (son of Albert ABERCROMBIE and Mary THOMSON). 
      iii Eva Susanna LEAR, b. 11 Oct 1854.  She married Kenneth Scobie GAIN. 
    9. iv Frank Alfred b. 1857. 
    10. v Darcy Connor b. 13 Oct 1862. 
      vi Bertie Babington LEAR, b. 1867, Alberton, Vic.  He married Mary Cecilia GOLDSMITH. 
        Bertie died 1928, Toora, Vic. 
      vii Una Cordelia LEAR, b. 1872, Emerald Hill, Vic.  She married John NICOL. 
        Una died 8 Mar 1962. 
    11. viii Keith Babbington b. 1874. 

4. Alfred William BEARD, b. 7 Sep 1835, Hobart, Tas., occupation Smelter.  He married  Emma COLEMAN, m. 15 Jun 1867, in Wallaroo, S.A.,, b. ABT 1847, South Wales, (daughter of Timothy COLEMAN and Ann WILLIAMS) d. 6 Jan 1885, Cobar, N.S.W. Alfred died 12 Aug 1887, Bourke, N.S.W. 
    Children: 
    12. i George Alfred b. 25 May 1868. 
      ii Eva Ann BEARD, b. 17 Dec 1869, Qld., d. 1953. 
    13. iii Mabel Gertrude b. 14 Oct 1871. 
    14. iv Gerald Audley Babington b. 22 Nov 1873. 
      v Minnie Elsie BEARD, b. 1875, N.S.W. 

5. George Frederick BEARD, b. 6 Dec 1837, Hobart, Tas.  He married Laura Isabella Wills OLD,  b. 31 Mar 1852/55, New Plymouth, d. 5 Mar 1931, Currumbin, Qld.  George died 1 Aug 1904, Zeehan, Tas. 
    Children: 
      i Amy BEARD, b. 5 Mar 1871.  She married John BARRY.  Amy died 29 Sep 1961. 
      ii Frederick Alfred BEARD, b. 22 Jan 1873, d. 23 Dec 1917. 
      iii William BEARD, b. 7 Nov 1873, Wanganui, N.Z.  He married Helen GILBERY,  6 Mar 1937.  William died 18 Jul 1962. 
      iv Tasman Robert BEARD, b. 21 Sep 1876.  He married Emily Marion LEE,  30 Oct 1907.  Tasman died 23 Mar 1912. 
      v Annie BEARD, b. 5 Sep 1878.  She married E CHRICTION??.  Annie died 7 Aug 1960. 
      vi Lilian BEARD, b. 11 Nov 1880.  She married George POSTLETHWAITE, 
        m. 3 Dec 1900.  Lilian died 1 Nov 1949. 
      vii Arthur Babington Mitson BEARD, b. 15 Nov 1882, d. 17 Jan 1883. 
      viii Iver Ernest BEARD, b. 5 Feb 1884, Hobart, Tas., d. 8 Jul 1951.  Iver/Ivor. 
      ix Charles Cecil Babington BEARD, b. 29 May 1886, Hobart, Tas., 
        d. 8 Sep 1952, Bisbane, Qld. 
    15. x Leslie Rupert George b. 28 Jun 1889. 
      xi Edward Frank BEARD, b. 28 Aug 1892, Hobart, Tas., d. 26 May 1915,  Gallipoli, Turkey, buried: 6 Lone Pine Memorial.  Pte. (1004) 15th Bn. 
        Enlisted Zeehan Tasmania  AWM145 Roll of Honour Cards (shows  date of death 9 May 1915). 

6. Mary Elizabeth BEARD, b. 13 May 1840.  She married Alfred Parnwell SMITH, 
        m. 6 Jul 1861, in Hobart, Tas, b. 1839, d. Hobart, Tas. 
    Children: 
    16. i Beatrice. 

7. Esther Felicia BEARD, b. 1 May 1843.  She married Frederick William HORTIN,   1867, in Hobart, Tas., b. 1839. 
    Children: 
      i Ernest Babington HORTIN, b. 9 Jan 1868, Hobart, Tas., d. 19 Jul 1868, Hobart, Tas. 
      ii Eldred Ronald Babington HORTIN, b. 20 Jul 1869, Hobart, Tas. 
      iii Gerald Audley Babington HORTIN, b. 7 Jun 1872, Hobart, Tas., 
        d. 9 Oct 1873, Hobart, Tas. 
      iv Erick Dudley Babington HORTIN, b. 12 Jun 1875, Hobart, Tas. 
      v Eardley Mac Babington HORTIN, b. 27 Jun 1877, Hobart, Tas. 
        He married Harriet EVANS, m. 9 Feb 1910. 
      vi Algernon Frederick Babington HORTIN, b. 12 Nov 1878, Hobart, Tas. 
      vii Olive Ernestine HORTIN, b. 12 Apr 1884, Hobart, Tas. 

8. Edward BEARD, b. 16 Jan 1846, Hobart, Tas.  He married Anastasia Theresa O'BRIEN, 30 Aug 1866, in Hobart, Tas., b. 16 Apr 1847, Hobart, Tas., d. 3 Apr 1883, Sydney, NSW. Edward died 1922, Rockdale, NSW. 
    Children: 
    17. i Eveline Blanche b. 27 Dec 1867. 
    18. ii Mary Estelle b. 2 Oct 1869. 
    19. iii Alice Beatrice b. 25 Apr 1871. 
    20. iv Violet May b. 15 Dec 1876. 
    21. v Arthur Edmond b. 13 May 1880. 
    22. vi Ella. 

Third Generation
9. Frank Alfred LEAR, b. 1857, Alberton, Vic.  He married Maria WISHART,  1880, in Victoria, Aust., b. 1860.  Frank died 16 Jun 1914. 
    Children: 
      i Lawrence LEAR, b. 1881. 
      ii Florence LEAR, b. 1881, Richmond, Vic. 
      iii Guy Wishart LEAR, b. 1882, Sale, Vic.  He married Ada L. GAMM. 
      iv Doris Claire LEAR, b. 1891, Hawthorn, Vic. 
      v Lawrence LEAR, b. 1906, Richmond, Vic. 

10. Darcy Connor LEAR, b. 13 Oct 1862, Tarraville, Vic.  He married  Florence Mary NIGHTINGALE, b. 25 May 1865, (daughter of Richard NIGHTINGALE and Jane HILL) d. 2 Apr 1908, Bendigo, Vic.   Darcy died 28 Aug 1953, Melbourne, Vic. 
    Children: 
      i Eric Nightingale LEAR, b. 1891, Fryerstown, Vic.  He married Annie TOBIN. 
        Eric died 24 Jul 1917, France, buried: Trois-Arbres Cem., Steenwerck, Nord,France. 
        Sergeant 10966, 3rd Div. Train, Australian Army Service Corps. Enlisted Parkville, Vic., 
        Died of Wounds.Wife -1918 - of 95 Hope St., South Yarra, Vic. 
      ii Mary Nightingale LEAR, b. 1893, Fryerstown, Vic., d. 1960. 
      iii Dorothy Connor LEAR, b. 1895, Fryers Creek, Vic., d. NOV 1985. 
      iv Wilfred Connor LEAR, b. 1897, Fryers Creek, Vic., d. 1897, Fryers Creek, Vic. 
    23. v Darcy Connor b. 7 Jun 1898. 
      vi Ruth Cuncliffe LEAR, b. 1901, Eaglehawk, Vic. 
      vii John James (Jack) LEAR, b. 1905, Eaglehawk, Vic., d. 30 May 1905. 

11. Keith Babbington LEAR, b. 1874, Yarraville, Vic.  He married Elizabeth KERR, m. 1918, in Vic. 
    Children: 
      i John William LEAR, b. 1919. 

12. George Alfred BEARD, b. 25 May 1868, Peak Downs, Qld.  He married 
        Honora CORBETT, m. 1893, in NSW, b. 2 Aug 1868, Araluen, NSW, d. 1953, 
        Newcastle, N.S.W.  George died 17 Aug 1925, Port Kembla, NSW. 
    Children: 
    24. i Alfred Patrick Leo b. 21 Sep 1894. 
    25. ii George Coleman b. 1898. 
    26. iii Leonard Corbett b. 1900. 
    27. iv Mary Margaret b. 1902. 
    28. v Francis James(Nip) b. 3 May 1905. 
    29. vi Nora Kathleen b. 1907. 

13. Mabel Gertrude BEARD, b. 14 Oct 1871, Hobart, Tas.  She married 
        Charles Henry LEAVER, m. 18 Oct 1889, in Cobar, N.S.W., b. 19 Mar 1867, 
        Kensington, Adelaide, S.A., (son of Thomas LEAVER and Matilda HUMPHREY) 
        occupation Miner/Prospector/Farmer, d. 20 Sep 1957, Victoria Pk., Perth, W.A., buried: 
        Karrakatta, W.A.  Mabel died 30 Jun 1951, Mt. Hawthorn, W.A. 
    Children: 
      i Gladys Elva. LEAVER, b. 1890, Cobar, N.S.W. 
      ii Mabel J. LEAVER, b. 1892, Cobar, N.S.W. 
      iii Eva E. LEAVER, b. ABT 1894. 
    30. iv Charles b. 1895. 
    31. v William Alfred b. 1897. 
      vi Matilda (Dinah) LEAVER, b. 1900, (Reg)White Cliffs, N.S.W. 
      vii Geraldine C. LEAVER, b. 1902, (Reg)White Cliffs, N.S.W. 
      viii Thomas J. LEAVER, b. 1904, (Reg)White Cliffs, N.S.W. 
      ix Henry B. W. LEAVER, b. 1907, (Reg)White Cliffs, N.S.W. 
    32. x Ernest Eric b. 1 May 1910. 
      xi Gwendoline M. LEAVER, b. ABT 1911. 
    33. xii Iris Gertrude b. ABT 1912. 
      xiii Joy LEAVER, b. ABT 1915. 

14. Gerald Audley Babington BEARD, b. 22 Nov 1873, Qld. 
        He married Mary (BEARD).  Gerald/Jerold??. 
    Children: 
      i William Edward BEARD, b. ABT 1896, Cobar, N.S.W., occupation 
        Bank Clerk, d. 15 Aug 1916, France.. 

15. Leslie Rupert George BEARD, b. 28 Jun 1889.  He married Louisa Ann HARRISON, 
        m. 8 Nov 1911, in Tas., b. 26 Jan 1891, Beaconsfield, Tasmania, d. 1 Dec 1946, 
        Gympie, Qld.  Leslie died 10 Jul 1961, Gympie, Qld. 
    Children: 
      i Louisa May BEARD, b. 1912.  She married William JAMIE. 
      ii Ivy Lilian BEARD, b. 1918.  She married Robert Alex McCONNOCHIE. 
      iii George Frederick BEARD, b. 1920.  He married Isabell BENSTEAD. 
      iv Lesley Edward BEARD, b. 1923. 
      v Mavis Margaret BEARD, b. 2 Sep 1925.  She married Claude Reginald STAINES. 
    34. vi William Frank b. 16 Nov 1928. 

16. Beatrice SMITH.  She married Joseph COX. 
    Children: 
    35. i Hilda. 

17. Eveline Blanche BEARD, b. 27 Dec 1867.  She married William WAY, b. Eng. 
        Eveline died NSW. 
    Children: 
      i Eveline(Lynne) WAY. 
      ii Esmond(Essie) WAY.  He married Grace LEAVES. 
      iii Keith WAY. 

18. Mary Estelle BEARD, b. 2 Oct 1869.  She married Edward John GARDINER, 
        m. 31 May 1892, in Narrandera, NSW., b. 22 Jul 1868, NSW, d. 7 Aug 1960, 
        Parkeville, Vic.  Mary died 21 Mar 1946, NSW. 
    Children: 
      i Leslie GARDINER, b. 1896. 
    36. ii Arthur Edward b. 18 Feb 1901. 
      iii Douglas Babington GARDINER, b. 1905.  He married (1) Alice .  He married (2) Doris . 
    37. iv Richard Geraint b. 6 Oct 1907. 

19. Alice Beatrice BEARD, b. 25 Apr 1871, Port Cygnet, Tas.  She married Harold A. DOYLE. 
    Children: 
      i Ernest DOYLE. 
      ii Vera DOYLE. 
      iii Ray DOYLE. 
      iv Una DOYLE. 
      v Victor DOYLE. 

20. Violet May BEARD, b. 15 Dec 1876. 
        She married Albert HOWARD.  Violet died BEF 1914. 
    Children: 
      i Poppy HOWARD.  She married Wesley WILLIAMS. 
      ii Ken HOWARD. 

21. Arthur Edmond BEARD, b. 13 May 1880, Emerald Hill, Vic.  He married 
        Violet May FOYLE, m. 9 Mar 1918, in Eng.  Arthur died 11 Jul 1947, Toongabbi, Vic. 
    Children: 
    38. i Violet May b. 7 Oct 1919. 
      ii Evelyn Margaret BEARD, b. 1920, Aus.  She married (1) John Herbert GREY. 
        She married (2) John Reginald HAMBLIN. 
    39. iii Arthur William b. 5 Aug 1922. 

22. Ella BEARD.  She married Jack BENJAMIN. 
    Children: 
      i Phyllis BENJAMIN. 
      ii Beryl BENJAMIN. 
      iii Alfred BENJAMIN. 
      iv Henry BENJAMIN. 

 

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