John Clarke Beckwith

#660, b. before 1833, d. 13 May 1905

Individual's Timeline

Birthbefore 1833John Clarke Beckwith1
Marriage28 March 1854John Clarke Beckwith2,3
Death13 May 1905John Clarke Beckwith4

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Residence: In between 1866 and 1867 John Clarke lived in Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.6
  • Residence: In 1870 John Clarke lived in Butterworth Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He also owned a house and land at 4 Lower Queen Street that was being lived in by James BEARD, and other property.7
  • Will: John Clarke Beckwith left a will in 1905 in Tasmania, Australia, Thomas Roskell Coleman was named as Executor Beckwith John Clarke 1905 AD960/26 248 6584

    Probated June 1905 - John Clarke Beckwith, late of New Town, Tasmania. Died New Town 13th May, 1905. Executors were James Clarke, gentleman of New Town, and Thomas Roskell Coleman, of Moonah, orchardist.

    He left only his household furnite to his wife Sophia, with the reason that she had been adequately catered for already.

    Lots more work to be done to decipher the contents.8


His death was commemorated by an obituary in the Hobart newspapers on 15 May 1905 in The Mercury, Tasmania, Australia.4

Family of John Clarke Beckwith and Sophia Denny


  1. Conclusion of, Shirley.
  2. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: DENNY
    Given Names: SOPHIA
    Event: Marriage
    Father/Spouse Surname: BECKWITH
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: JOHN CLARKE
    Day: 28
    Month: 3
    Year: 1854
    Age: Minor
    Sex: F
    Spouse Age: Adult
    Spouse Sex: M
    Registration Place: HOBART
    Registration Number: 814/1854
    Reference: RGD 37.
  3. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, BECKWITH, John Clarke     CM 53607          Age:     A     Marriage
         Spouse:     DENNY, Sophia          Age:     M
         Marriage Date:     28 Mar 1854     
         Reg Year:     1854     Reg State:     Tasmania
         Ref Number:     814.     
  4. Trove - Australian Newspapers on line, online
  5. Tasmanian Archives database: NS 499/106 #70 (not yet viewed.
  6. Website Residents of Hobart 1867 (
  7. Glenda Frank MOSER, "eMail from Glenda Frank MOSER," e-mail to Shirley Elrick, various, Hobart Town Gazette 1870, page 1406 image 1417.
  8. Tasmanian Wills 1825 - 1915, online, 1905 AD960/26 248 6584.