ELIZABETH (Betsey) BEAKE, b. 01 Dec 1828, Western Zoyland, Somersetshire; d. 15 Oct 1914, Timaru; mar. RICHARD PELVIN, 18 Aug 1856, St Mary's, Curragh Camp, Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland; b. 28 Apr 1821, Gravel Pits, Kensington, Mdx, Kent; d. 03 May 1902, Timaru.Elizabeth's grandfather was WILLIAM BEAKE who was bapt: 5 Nov 1762 in St Mary the Virgin Church, Weston Zoyland, Somerset, England - he d: 04 Sep 1836 in Weston Zoyland, Somerset, England. William's father was JOHN BEAKE who was born Abt. 1740 - his occupation given as a Servant/nurse.
Elizabeth's father was WILLIAM BEAKE b: 1798 in Weston Zoyland, Somerset, England, Occ: ag lab; d: 26th December 1859 in Weston Zoyland aged 65 years, agricultural labourer. (Burial Register signed with an x, the mark of Elizabeth's oldest brother, James Beake) He mar: 26 Jan 1823 to ELIZABETH (Betty) SALTER (b: Abt. 1798 in Clayhidon, Devonshire; d: 27th November 1860 at Weston Zoyland aged 62, widow of WB agricultural labourer. (Reg. again signed with an x by James)
WESTON-ZOYLAND, where our Beake family originated, is a parish in the hundred of Whitley, county Somerset, 4 miles S.E. of Bridgwater. The church is dedicated to St. Mary and it's register dates from 1558.
Census 1851; Name: Elizabeth Beake Age: 21; Birthplace: Weston Zoyland, Somerset Relationship to Head of Household: Servant