Jane Beckett

#14022, b. 1805, d. March 1889

  • Father: James Beckett b. 23 May 1773, d. 21 Mar 1849
  • Mother: Mary Barnard b. b 1787, d. Mar 1845

Individual's Timeline

Birth1805Jane Beckett
Marr RegDecember 1837Jane Beckett1
Death of Father21 March 1849James Beckett2
DeathOctober 1883George Taylor Everett
Death20 January 1889Jane Everett3
Death RegMarch 1889Jane Everett
Probate22 March 1889Jane Beckett

Primary events

  • Birth: Jane Beckett was born in 1805 in Tharston, Norfolk, England, does not appear in Tharston BT.
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of Jane and George Taylor Everett was registered in the quarter ended December 1837 in the Loddon & Clavering registration district.1
  • Death of Father: Her father James Beckett died on 21 March 1849 in Tharston, England.2
  • (Widow) Death: In 1883, at the age of 78 years, Jane was left a widow by the death of George Taylor Everett; aged 82.
  • Death: Jane died on 20 January 1889 in St Andrew's Churchyard, Bedingham, Norfolk, England, aged 84 (Aged 84 years, worked back from recorded birth date).3
  • Burial: She was buried on 25 January 1889 in Bedingham, England.4
  • Death Reg: Jane's death was registered in the quarter ended in March 1889 in the Loddon registration district. (Her age calculates to 84 years).
  • Probate: Her estate was probated on 22 March 1889. The executors were Ann Jane HARRISON, an unmarried niece, and Robert Selim POLL of Bedingham. The estate was valued at £562.

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Everett.

Census details

Some aspects of Jane Beckett's life. After Jane's death in July 1889, the mill was sold at auction. Local newspapers show Bedingham … George Durrant & Sons are instructed by the Executors of Mrs. Jane Everett to sell by Auction at the Triple Plea Inn, Bedingham on Monday 8 July 1889 at 5 for 6 o’c in the Afternoon, in four Lots the following Desirable PROPERTIES IN BEDINGHAM
* Lot 1. A comfortable Brick & Tiled DWELLING HOUSE, late the residence of Mrs. Jane Everett;
* also the well built TOWER WINDMILL with the Barn, Stable, Granary & other Buildings, Mill yard & Grass Paddock, as now in the occupation of Mr. Aldis Everrett. * Possession of all Lots at Michaelmas next.
* Particulars of Messrs. F. & A.C. Smith, SOLRS. Bungay & of the Auctioneers, Redenhall Grange, Harleston & Beccles. From Norwich Chronicle - 29th June & 6th July 1889

*Ann Jane was most likely the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth HARRISON, Chr 21st or 31st August 1836. Elizabeth (the mother) was born s1806 in Norfolk, and (in 1841 census) Anne was the oldest child at home in Acle. In 1861 the census shows Henry's birthplace as Catton, and Elizabeth's as Tharston, which is the same as Jane BECKETT, so I would assume Ann Jane was the daughter of Jane's sister. This was later confirmed by finding the marriage in Sprowston 8th October 1835.

Family of Jane Beckett and George Taylor Everett


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Beckett      Jane      and Everrett      George Taylor            Loddon & Clavering      13     473.
  2. Tharston History Society, online http://www.tharston-history-society.com/first-jottings/…, IN MEMORY OF MARY THE WIFE OF JAMES BECKETT WHO DIED FEB 1ST 1845 AGED 65 YEARS [THREE LINES ILLEGIBLE] ALSO OF JAMES BECKETT HER AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND WHO DIED MARCH 21ST 1849 AGED 75 YEARS [FIVE LINES ILLEGIBLE] (Stock image: SMC_MI_[175]_Beckett) [Image very indistinct]

    Read more: http://www.tharston-history-society.com/first-jottings/…
  3. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about Jane Everrett
    Name:      Jane Everrett
    Probate Date:      22 Mar 1889
    Death Date:      20 Jan 1889
    Death Place:      Norfolk, England
    Registry:      Norwich."
  4. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, County     Norfolk
    Place     Bedingham
    Church     St Andrews
    RegisterNumber     496
    BurialDate     25 Jan 1889
    Forename     Jane
    Surname     EVERRETT
    Age     84
    Abode     Bedingham.
  5. Census data as per CD, Head: EVERETT, George           Neighbors 185921
    Name     Relationship     Mar     Age      Sex     Occupation      Birthplace
    George EVERETT     Head     M     49     M     Miller 1 Man 3 Acr Land     Shottisham-Nfk
    Jane EVERETT     Wife     M     45     F     ---     Tharston-Nfk
    George EVERETT     Son     U     18     M     Miller 1 Man 3 Acr Land     Bedingham-Nfk
    Mary SMITH     Vist     U     87     F     Cook     Long Stratton-Nfk
         Address:     ---, Loddon
         Census Place:     Bedingham Loddon, Norfolk
         PRO Reference:     HO/107/1820     Folio:     558     Page:     17     FHL
         Film:     0207473.