Robert & Elizabeth Trapnell Beake

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Elizabeth Beake nee Ashill

ROBERT BEAKE was b: 25 Jun 1838 in Weston Zoyland, Somerset - his father  was William Beake Occ; Farm Labourer (1798-1859) and his mother Elizabeth nee Salter(1798-1860) He was bapt: 21 Jul 1838 at St Mary's Church, Weston Zoyland.

Robert mar: 9 Apr 1859 at St John the Baptist Church, Eastover, Bridgewater to ELIZABETH TRAPNELL ASHILL aged 18yrs. She was b: 23 Jul 1841 in Chedzoy, Somerset to parents Joseph Ashill (1812 -1870) occ: Labourer;  and mother Mary nee Trapnell (1806-1870); Bapt: Aug 1841, St Marys Church, Chedzoy, Somerset - she d: 1906 in Bridgewater, Somerset) Elizabeth's siblings were William Ashill (1837); George Ashill (1844); Mary Ann Ashill (1850)
Robert d: was aged just 46yrs when he d; on 16 Apr 1884 and was bur; in Bridgwater, Somerset. Cause: Diseased bones from Asthenia (disease of bones of thigh and leg which left him unable to work and his last days were at the Bridgewater Workhouse. Elizabeth now a widow, in 1891, worked as a servant at Wick Fra, Stogursey and in 1901 lived with her son George and his family


i Elizabeth Anne Beake (b: 14 Dec 1860 in Bussex. Weston Zoyland d: 23 Oct 1931) mar: 17 Nov 1883 in Ebenezer chapel, Brent Knoll to William (Willie) Porch (b: 14 Oct 1864 in Burnham on Sea to parents John Porch (1834-1870 occ. labourer/malster and Eliza Jane Hutchings (1833-1916) Bapt: 20 Nov 1864 St Andrew Church, Burnham on Sea; d: 25 Feb 1940 at 3 Dunstan Rd, Burnham) When young, William worked a labourer and later he and Elizabeth operated a dairy in Oxford St. (For family names, place cursor on photo below)

Alfred PorchWillie PorchMother Elizabeth Ann Porch nee BeakeMay Victoria PorchFred PorchElizabeth's sister Mary Ann (Polly) Beake who mar Wm LowderFather William PoarchMabel PorchAlice Mary Porch

William and Elizabeth Poarch's children:

a Lily Porch (b: 1885 in Burnham; bapt 11 Oct 1885 St Andrew Church, Burnham; d: Dec 1885 in Burnham)

b Alice Mary Poarch (b: 1889 in Burnham; bapt: 10 Nov 1889 St Andrew Church, Burnham; d: 1955 in Burnham)

c Mabel Poarch (b: 1892 in Burnham; Bapt: 13 Mar 1892, St Andrew Church, Burnham; d: 1979)

d Frederick Poarch (b: 26 Feb 1894 in Burnham d: Jul 1965 in Carlisle) mar: Abt. Jun 1921 at Bristol to Beatrice Chilton

1906 - Funeral of Elizabeth Beake: (L to R) Fred, Elizabeth Anne, Willie, Will, Mabel, Alice with May seated in front; William and Mary Ann Lowder and their daughters Lily and Mabel.

e Alfred (Alfie) Poarch b: 1896 in Axbridge d: aged 6 year of meningitis on 26 Nov 1902 in Oxford St, Burnham

f Willie Poarch (b: 29 Oct 1899 in Axbridge; d: 06 Sep 1977 in Burnham) m: Abt. Dec 1923 in Long Ashton, Somerset to Beatrice Chancellor (b: Abt. Dec 1898 in Clutton, Somerset )

g May Victoria Poarch (b: 1900 in Axbridge; d: 1998 in Trail, British Columbia) m: 1924  to Reg Hawkes

ii Mary Ann (Polly) Beake (b: 1863 in Weston Zoyland, Somerset) mar: 1889 in Bridgewater, Somerset to William Lowder. Click Their daughters were:
a Mabel Lowder b: 1890 mar: Sep 1924 to Edward T Jones at Swansea
b Lily Mary Lowder b 1894 Bridgwater, Somerset.
iii Alfred George* Beake (b: 1865 in Weston Zoyland, Somerset d: 6 Dec 1954 in  Holyrood St, Chard, Somerset) mar: 23 Mar 1890 in Creech St Michael, Somerset to Charlotte Coleman (b: 1869 in Creech St. Michael, Somerset; 1919 at  88 Holyrood St., Chard; d: 21 Dec 1940 in Chard, Somerset)

(Back) Archie; Will; Walter, Alfie; Robert; Front: Winifred, Olive and Doris

George and Charlotte's children: (Photo Above)Walter Beake

a Walter George Beake b: 1891 in Chard, Somerset;  WW1 Serviceman, Badge No 54171; Regiment Somerset L.I. No 23501; d: 28 Dec 1978 in Taunton,Somerset
b Robert Beake (b: 1892 in Chard, Somerset d: 1980 in Waltham Forest, Essex) mar: 1916 in Chard, Somerset to Ethel Mary G. Baulch (b: 1892 d: 1977 in Waltham Forest, Essex, England) Their son: 
1 William George Beake (b: 1917 in West Ham, London, England d: 1996 in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire)  mar: 1940 in Essex to Lily M Carter (b: 1920 d: 1986 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)
c Olive Mary Beake (b: 1894 in Chard, Somerset) mar: 1925 to William J. Page

Marriage of Willie Beake

William Beaked William (Willie) Beake (b: Abt. Jun 1896 in Chard, Somerset;  WW1 Serviceman, Badge No 54170; Regiment Somerset L.I. No 10610; d: 1968 in Bridgwater aged 72yrs) mar: 1918 at Bridgwater to Rose Holman (b 1889 Bridgwater to parents Thomas Holman and mother Mary Ann nee Bird; she d: Dec Q 1964 in Bridgwater, Somerset 75yrs) Their son: 
                 1 Mervyn Beake (b: Abt. Jun 1920 in Helman, Bridgwater d: 1997 Taunton)
e Archibald Beake (b: 1897 in Chard, Somerset d: 20 May 1987 in Bath, Somerset) mar: 1922 in Wandsworth, London  to Elizabeth M.P. Kaufman
f Alfred Beake (b: 1899 in Chard, Somerset Occ:  5th Worcester Regt; Accidently fell off cliff, Howth, Dublin, Ireland; d: 18 May 1919 aged 19� ) CWGC Bur: Chard Cem.
g Stanley Coleman Beake (b: 1901 in Chard, Somerset d: 1902 in Chard, Somerset)
h Doris Coleman Beake (b: 1903 in Chard, Somerset d: 19 Jun 1966 in Hamstones, Somerset)
i Winifred Lilian Beake (b: 1905 in Chard, Somerset)
iv William Robert Beake b: 1869 in Weston Zoyland, Somerset d: 1869 in Weston Zoyland, Somerset

In 1891,  widow Elizabeth Beake worked as a servant at Wick Farm at Stogursey and in 1901, lived at Chard with her son George and his family working as a monthly sick nurse - she d: 1906 at Bridgwater, Somerset.

1861 Census: BEAKE Robert 22y Ag Lab; BEAKE Elizabeth 19y; BEAKE Elizabeth Ann 3m;  BEAKE Mary 19y  sister of Robert and BEAKE Alfred 13y Ag Lab brother of Robert

 1871 Census: Robert Beake Age: 33y; Relationship to Head of Household: Self; Birthplace: Westonzoyland, Somerset; Household Registration District: Bridgwater; Sub-District: Middlezoy Parish: Weston Zoyland County: Somersetshire; Wife Elizebeth Beake  30y b: Chedzoy, Somerset; Daughter Elizebeth Beake 10y b; Westonzoyland, Somerset; Daughter Mary A Beake 6y, b: Westonzoyland, Somerset; Son George A Beake 5y Westonzoyland, Somerset

1881 Census: Household: Robert BEAKE Head Mar  43y Westonzoyland, Somerset, England Ag Lab; Elezabth BEAKE Wife Mar 40y b: Chedzoy, Somerset, England; Elezabeth A. BEAKE Daur U 20 b: Westonzoyland, Somerset, England Servant Out Of A Place;  George BEAKE Son 16 Westonzoyland, Somerset, England Ag Lab  

Beake Burial Plot: Chard Municipal cemetery. Headstone with 67304 Private A. BEAKE, Worcestershire Regiment, died 18 May 1919. On kerb: Charlotte Beake, died 21 Dec 1940, aged 71. And Stanley Coleman Beake, infant (no date). Also Alfred George Beake, died 6 Dec 1954, aged 89. And Doris Coleman Beake, died 19 June 1966, aged 63. Also Walter George Beake, died 28 Dec 1978, aged 87. And Archibald Beake, died 20 May 1987, aged 89.

Catharine Poarch is gt-granddaughter of Robert and Elizabeth Beake - this is her  Beake family research. From newspaper cuttings she learnt that Alfred George Beake had asked that son Alfie not be sent to the war as he was needed at their bakery. He already had two sons, Walter and Will, discharged on medical grounds after the Battle of Ypres - son Walter had shellshock after being buried alive. Alfie's call up was given a six month suspension and in 1917 or 1918 he joined and died in Ireland a year later. Contact Catharine if you can help with her research.