Descendants of Richard BEILBY

Fourth Generation


22. Thomas BEILBY (Thomas , William , Richard ) was born in 1781. He was christened on 21 May 1781 in Cathedral Saint Peter, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England . He died in 1860.

Thomas married Deborah PROCTOR in 1811.

They had the following children:

  32 F i Mary Anne BEILBY.
        Mary married Thomas AVERY.

23. William BEILBY MD [scrapbook] (Thomas , William , Richard ) was born on 13 Apr 1783 in Sheffield England. He was christened on 8 May 1783 in Cathedral Saint Peter, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England . He died on 30 May 1849 in Edinburgh.

The following notes were compiled by Hubert Noel Beilby in 1952

William Beilby 1783/1848

"Was the second son of Thomas and Isabella and was born in Sheffield but as he was only a year or two old when his parents migrated to Birmingham, he must have accompanied them there. He and his elder brother Thomas attended a school in Birmingham, and there is an old school bill for ₤3-0-4. for two terms schooling for the brothers. Comparatively little is known of Williams’ early life, but he studied medicine and became a practitioner. He went to Ireland in the early 1800s and followed his profession there, where he married Maria Catherine Moller in 1808.

Their first three children were born in Dublin between 1809 and 1811, but only the third survived; the remaining nine were born in Edinburgh between 1813 and 1834 so it appears that he must have gone to that city about 1812. He was a well-known practitioner, and was for a time President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and also took a prominent part in the Medical Mission, and other charitable and religious institutions; his green coach with the yellow wheels was a well-known equipage!

Maria Catherine Moller, born in 1790, was the daughter of Andrew Moller and Elizabeth le Champion. On her father’s side she traced direct descent from Dietricus de Mollerius who was a senator of the Germanic Roman Empire in 1070, through a long line of distinguished forebears; and on her mother’s side she claimed descend from the very ancient French house of Vire, and also from the Danish Royal House. Maria survived her husband by nineteen years. (in spite of the eleven (crossed out and twelve added) children!)

Williams’ younger daughter Maria (born 1824), became the second wife of William Henry Avery, elder brother of Alderman Thomas Avery previously mentioned, whose wife, Mary Anne, was cousin to Maria.

Julius Henry Beilby 1823/ was a younger son of William and Maria. He married Emily Rayner, by whom he had four children. He was highly respected in business circles in Edinburgh, and was Chairman of the Clydesdale bank.

Four of William and Maria’s daughters, Eliza, Ellen, Maria and Isabella were married to Dr MacArthur, Captain MacKenzie, W H Avery and John Bather respectively.

The remaining son of William and Maria, John born in 1818, married Catherine Ogilvie, who turned out (from the families point of view) to be unsatisfactory."

William married Marrie Catherine MOLLER [scrapbook] on 19 Sep 1808 in St George's, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland . Marrie was born in 1790. She died in 1868.

Maria Catherine Moller, born in 1790, was the daughter of Andrew Moller and Elizabeth le Champion. On her father’s side she traced direct descent from Dietricus de Mollerius who was a senator of the Germanic Roman Empire in 1070, through a long line of distinguished forebears; and on her mother’s side she claimed descend from the very ancient French house of Vire, and also from the Danish Royal House. Maria survived her husband by nineteen years. (in spite of the eleven (crossed out and twelve added) children!)

These notes were compiled by Hubert Noel Beilby, son of George 1850/1924.

William and Marrie had the following children:

  33 M i William BEILBY was born in 1809. He died in 1809.
  34 M ii William BEILBY was born in 1810. He died in 1810.
+ 35 M iii George BEILBY MD was born in 1811. He died in 1895.
  36 M iv Harris BEILBY was born in 1813. He died in 1813.
  37 F v Eliza BEILBY was born in 1816.
        Eliza married Dr MACARTHUR.
  38 M vi John Wood BEILBY was born in 1818.

John Wood Imigrated to Australia in 1841 on the vessel "Abrams" (I can find no record of a ship "Abrams" but there was a ship called "William Abrams" that docked in Australia in that year.)

The following information was supplied by Len Beilby on 9th Nov 2001
"At Airlie Bank, Melbourne on 16 July 1850, he married Catherine Ogilvy, daughter of David Ogilvy of Edinburgh, after which they moved inland and bought 36 square miles of land from the Reverend James Clow, who had obtained squatting rights in August 1838. The area was known as "Corhanwarrubul Run" and stretched from Dandenong Creek to the Dandenong Mountains. The property included an eight-roomed homestead called 'Tirhatuan', the aboriginal name for the sugar glider opossum. The Beilbys remained there until 1857.
John Wood Beilby explored much of the region and is said to have been the first to discover gold in Victoria (at Navarre near Stawell). He established the first sawmill in the Dandenongs but was eventually forced to close down because of competition from cheaper timber from Tasmania. "
        John married Cathrine OGILVIE.
  39 F vii Ellen BEILBY.
        Ellen married Captain MACKENZIE.
  40 M viii Julius Henry BEILBY was born in 1823.

Had 4 children. Chairman of the Clydsdale Bank, Edinburgh
        Julius married Emily RAYNER.
  41 F ix Maria BEILBY was born in 1824.

Willaim Avery's second wife.
        Maria married William Henry AVERY.
  42 M x William Ralph BEILBY was born in 1826. He died in 1858.
  43 F xi Isabella BEILBY was born in 1827.
        Isabella married John BATHER.
  44 F xii Mary Ann BEILBY.

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