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Help with Rev. William Henry Beeche 1799-1848 Kilgeffin Rector?
« on: Saturday 03 March 18 06:01 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find more clarifying info on

Rev. William Henry Beeche 1799–1848
BIRTH 1799 • Carlow County, Ireland?
DEATH OCT 1848 • Kilgeffin, Roscommon, Ireland

He seems to have two wives, which is what I am looking for more info about.
When did he marry both? How many children and any pertinent data on the wives.
Could there also be a son who was also a reverend?

Wife 1) Margaret McCutchan 1815–? who had at least two children with the Rev.

1a) James McCutchan Beeche 1846–1916
Birth: 1846? • Roscommon, Roscommon, Ireland
DEATH 17 MAY 1916 • Bondi, New South Wales, Australia

and

1b) Annie Beeche 1848–1931
Birth: 1848? • Roscommon, Roscommon, Ireland
DEATH 30 SEP 1931 • Remuera, Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand

Both 1a and 1b list Margaret McCutchan/Rev. William Henry Beeche as mother/father in their obituaries.

and

Wife 2) Margaret Blennerhassett who also had at least two children with the Rev.

2a) Mary Jane Beeche 1845–?
Birth: 1845? • Roscommon, Roscommon, Ireland
DEATH Unknown Date, New Zealand

and

2b) John Blennerhaset Beeche 1840–1895
Birth: 16 April 1840 • Roscommon, Roscommon, Ireland
Death: 3 April 1895 • Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia

Other possible siblings are: Thomas Joseph Beeche and William Henry Beeche

A PDF about New Zealand mining found at the Historical Research Unit
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences The University of Waikato, New Zealand
"HENRY HOPPER ADAMS: A TE AROHA MINER WHO BECAME A MINE OWNER"
by Philip Hart includes the following text with sources:

John Blennerhassett Beeche,103 another prominent miner, who had married Eliza Adams’ sister Elizabeth Ann,104 was joint owner of some claims with both him and his brother,105 James McCutcheon Beeche.106


Thanks for any help.
- Leslie

   
McCutchan, Feely, Piercy, Baikie, Vickery, Winfield, and Harwood

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Re: Help with Rev. William Henry Beeche 1799-1848 Kilgeffin Rector?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 March 18 06:23 GMT (UK) »
I can't help with his marriages, however there is this notice which you may have already?

"The Lord Bishop of Elphin has appointed the Rev. William H. Beeche to the living of Kilgeffin, being vacant by the resignation of Archdeacon Cary."

Freeman's Journal, Saturday, February 23, 1839

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Re: Help with Rev. William Henry Beeche 1799-1848 Kilgeffin Rector?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 March 18 06:44 GMT (UK) »
This obit of John Blennerhassett BEECHE also mentions his brother James.  (Also widow and family in New Zealand)
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article33114338

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Re: Help with Rev. William Henry Beeche 1799-1848 Kilgeffin Rector?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 03 March 18 09:34 GMT (UK) »
Marriage notice:

"On the 3rd instant, the Rev William Beeche, of Kilgeffin glebe to Margaret second daughter of James McCutchan of Longford, Esq."

Freeman's Journal, Tuesday, July 10, 1838

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Re: Help with Rev. William Henry Beeche 1799-1848 Kilgeffin Rector?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 March 18 09:47 GMT (UK) »
A couple of newspaper items about the Rev BEECHE from 1842 - some guns stolen from his house, and a shot being fired into his house (although the article emphasises how much the "peasantry" love him). A bit too long to transcribe, (and I'm never quite sure whether it breaches copyright to attach them here) but I can send you a copy if you haven't seen them?

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Re: Help with Rev. William Henry Beeche 1799-1848 Kilgeffin Rector?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 03 March 18 09:47 GMT (UK) »
Rev William Henry BEECHE m Margaret McCUTCHEN on Jul 03 1848 1838 in Templemichael, Longford

Thomas Joseph BEECHE (F) Rev Wm H Beeche (M) Margaret McCUTCHEN
bap Feb 10 1849 Templemichael

edited to add
James McCutchen BEECH (F) William Henry BEECH (M) Margaret McCUTCHEN
bap May 16 1844 Templemichael DoB given as Mar 16 1844
address Kilgiffin
Kearney & Bourke/ Johns & Fox/ Mannion & Finan/ Donohoe & Curley
Byrne [Carthy], Keeffe/ Germaine, Butler/ McDermott, Giblin/ Lally, Dolan
Toole, Doran; Dowling, Grogan/ Reilly, Burke; Warren, Kidd [Lawless]/ Smith, Scally; Mangan, Rodgers/ Fahy, Calday; Staunton, Miller
Further generations:
Brophy Coleman Eathorn(e) Fahy Fitzpatrick Geraghty Haverty Keane Keogh Nowlan Rowe Walder

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Re: Help with Rev. William Henry Beeche 1799-1848 Kilgeffin Rector?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 03 March 18 09:53 GMT (UK) »
Birth notice:

"At Kilgeffin glebe, in the county Roscommon, the lady of the Rev W. H. Beeche, of a daughter."

Freeman's Journal (Dublin, Ireland), Saturday, May 23, 1846

(myluck - I think that marriage is 1838, not 1848  ;) )


Modified to add:
Death notice:

"Sept 12, at Kilgeffin Glebe, Roscommon, the Rev W.H. Beeche, Vicar of that parish, aged 40"

John Bull, Saturday, September 23, 1848, Vol. XXVIII, Issue 1,450, p.610

Modified again:
Another death notice:
"On the 12th instant, at Kilgeffin glebe, county Roscommon, aged 32 years, the Rev William Henry Beech, vicar of that parish, leaving a widow and six young children."

Freeman's Journal, Monday, September 18, 1848

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Re: Help with Rev. William Henry Beeche 1799-1848 Kilgeffin Rector?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 03 March 18 10:15 GMT (UK) »
Thank you maddys52 for correction of typo!
Kearney & Bourke/ Johns & Fox/ Mannion & Finan/ Donohoe & Curley
Byrne [Carthy], Keeffe/ Germaine, Butler/ McDermott, Giblin/ Lally, Dolan
Toole, Doran; Dowling, Grogan/ Reilly, Burke; Warren, Kidd [Lawless]/ Smith, Scally; Mangan, Rodgers/ Fahy, Calday; Staunton, Miller
Further generations:
Brophy Coleman Eathorn(e) Fahy Fitzpatrick Geraghty Haverty Keane Keogh Nowlan Rowe Walder

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Re: Help with Rev. William Henry Beeche 1799-1848 Kilgeffin Rector?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 03 March 18 10:19 GMT (UK) »
No worries!

Another birth notice:

"On the 5th (?) instant, the lady of the Rev. William Henry Beeche, of Kilgeffin glebe, of a daughter"

Freeman's Journal, Tuesday, May 14, 1839

Modified to add:
There is also a marriage notice in the Freemans Journal in 1872 for John Blennerhassett BEECHE to Elizabeth Ann ANDREW (7 October 1871) at Auckland which says he is the eldest son of the late Rev W H BEECHE.

I think there was only one marriage - to Margaret McCutchan, though I'm not sure where the middle name Blennerhassett fits in, perhaps another relative or godparent?