'Beach1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Beach of Brixton Deverell, Beach of Fittleton, Beech of Holly Greave, Beach of Keevil, Beech of The Shawe

'Wilts' reports that "This family of Beche, or Beach, derive, according to tradition, its descent from the ancient and respectable family of De la Beche, lords of Aldworth, in the county of Berks". 'Wilts' also reports that
Robert Beche of Warminster, Wiltshire (will dated 19.05.1519) "undoubtedly" father (or grandfather) of ...
1. ?? Beche or Beach presumed intermediary generation
  A. Thomas Beach of Warminster, Wiltshire (bur 11.10.1576)
  m. (01.1562-3) Agnes Stanlock (a 1576)
  i. William Beach of Brixton Deverell (bpt 05.10.1567, bur 29.01.1646-7)
m. Jane Adlam (d before 12.1646, sister of Clement Adlam of Brixton Deverell)
  a. William Beach of Brixton Deverell & Fittleton (bpt 30.07.1603, bur 06.05.1686)
  m. Mary Gifford (bur 30.03.1693, sister of John Gifford of Alhampton)
  (1) William Beach of Fittleton & Keevil (bpt 04.01.1655, bur 24.08.1741)
m. (09.10.1679) Agnes (Anne) Wither (b 1621, bur 09.04.1742, dau of Rev .Gilber Wither)
  (A) Thomas Beach of Keevil & Fittleton (bpt 25.07.1684, bur 05.03.1753)
  m. Jane Harding (b c1693, bur 18.04.1735, sister/heir of James Harding of Meere)
  (i) William Beach of Fittleton then Netheravon (b 12.1719, d 09.06.1790)
  m. Anne Wither (dau/coheir of Charles Wither of Hampshire)
  (a) William Wither Beach
  (b) Henrietta Maria Beach (d 18.10.1837)
  m. Michael Hicks, later Hicks-Beach of Beverstone Castle, Williamstrip Park & Nether Avon house (b 1760, d 1830)
  (c) Anne Beach (dsp)
  m. Rev. W. Wainhouse
  (ii) Jane Beach (d 22.01.1768)
  m. (1746) Rev. Thomas Talbot of Margam
  (iii)+ other issue (d infant) - Thomas, Thomas
  (B)+ other issue
  BLG1879 ('Beach of Oakley Hall'), which follows descendants of the above mentioned Michael Hicks-Beach, reports that a younger son of Thomas was the following Thomas, "ancestor of the late Sir Henry de la Beche".
  ii. Robert Beach had issue



John Beech of Holly Greave, Staffordshire (b c1590)
1. William Beech (b c1590)
  m. Mary
  A. John Beech of Holly Greave (b c1620)
  m. (24.08.1650) Hester Bagold (dau of Robert Bagnold of Fenton Vivian)
  i. John Beech of Holly Greave (b c1652, d 1727)
  a. John Beech of The Shawe, Staffordshire (b c1680, dsp)
  m. Mary Stubbs (b 1630, d 1703, dau/coheir of John Stubbs of The Shawe by Ellen, dau of John Jervis of Chatkill & Meaford)
  b. William Beech (b 1682)
  m. Penelope (d 1758)
  (1) John Beech of The Shawe (b 1726, d 20.10.1787)
  m. Hannah Swann (dau of Edward Swann of Fairfield)
  (A) James Beech of The Shawe, Sheriff of Staffordshire (b 1763) had issue
  m. (05.09.1799) Esther Sutton (d 1855, dau/heir of Richard Sutton of Shawe House)
  (B)+ other issue
  (2)+ other issue
  ii. Sarah Beech

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'Wilts' (vol 2 (1825), 'Pedigree of Beach of Warminster, co. Wilts', p30/300), CountyGen (Berry, Hampsthire, p257-)
(2) For lower section : BLG1937 ('Beech of Brandon Hall')
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