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Beata WEST
of Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Alternative names
Beata BELCHIER (Married)
Beati WEST (Secondary)
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Beata WEST
~1642 - bur.1686
of Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
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Beata WEST
~1642 - bur.1686
of Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
  m. Samuell BELCHIER (bap.1638 - bur.1688)
 
Samuel BELCHER
1676 - ~1726
of Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
James BELCHIER
1679 - 1736
of Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
  m. Hannah [BELCHIER] (~1679 - ~1729)
 
Ann BELCHIER
bap.1682 - ~1732
of Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
John BELCHIER
bap.1686 - ~1746
Cabinet maker and craftsman of furniture, mirrors and glass of Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
  m. Catherine BELCHER (~1683 - ~1749)
 
Rebecca BELCHIER
1709 - ~1759
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
Elizabeth BELCHIER
bap.1712 - bur.1795
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
  m. Zacharias BROOKER (bap.1715 - bur.1788)
 
Nathaniel BROOKER
1741 - ~1791
of Shoreditch, London, Middlesex
William BROOKER
~1754 - ~1804
Sarah BROOKER
1748 - 1753
of St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex
Elizabeth BROOKER
1750 - ~1800
of St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex
  m. Anthony SELF (~1750 - ~1800)
 
Zacharias BROOKER
1752 - bur.1793
Butcher of City of Westminster, London, Middlesex
  m. Jane STEEL (1755 - ~1814)
 
Zachariah BROOKER
1774 - 1815
Butcher of St Giles, London, Middlesex
  m. Nancy PITTWAY (~1776 - ~1842)
 
Zachariah William BROOKER
1801 - 1874
of City of Westminster, London, Middlesex
Ruth Rose BROOKER
bap.1805 - ~1855
of Finchley, Middlesex
Mary BROOKER
bap.1809 - ~1859
of Finchley, Middlesex
Jane Elizabeth BROOKER
1813 - ~1863
of Westminster, London, Middlesex
Ruth Rose BROOKER
bap.1777 - ~1827
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
Mary BROOKER
bap.1779 - ~1829
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
William BROOKER
bap.1781 - ~1831
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
Benjamin BROOKER
1783 - ~1833
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
Jane Elizabeth BROOKER
1785 - 1870
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
  m. Samuel JONES (1779 - 1864)
 
Mary JONES
1808 - 1864
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
  m. Edward PARKER (1809 - 1876)
 
John PARKER
1833 - ~1904
Draper of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Emma [PARKER] (~1827 - ~1899)
 
John PARKER
~1860 - ~1921
Draper's shopman of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Ada PARKER
~1861 - ~1916
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Edward PARKER
1837 - ~1904
Disabled (imbecile) of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Emelia 'Emily' PARKER
1840 - 1895
of Edgbaston, Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Enoch EDWARDS (1840 - ~1911)
 
Enoch Henry 'Harry' EDWARDS
1868 - 1886
of Aston, Warwickshire
Ralph Ernest EDWARDS
1870 - 1954
Innkeeper of Aston, Warwickshire
  m. Rose PHILLIPS (1880 - 1928)
  m. (Mary) Elizabeth SMITH (1888 - ~1964)
 
Lilly May EDWARDS
1906 - 2003
of Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. Christopher Charles SHAKESPEARE (1902 - 1992)
 
June Rosemary SHAKESPEARE
1930 - 1978
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Walter Alan GOUGH (1923 - 1998)
 
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Kevin A GOUGH
1957 - 2003
of Warwick, Warwickshire
 
Christopher Ralph SHAKESPEARE
1939 - 2005
of Warwick, Warwickshire
A Private Individual
 
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Doris Evelyne EDWARDS
1907 - 1963
of Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. George G RAYBOULD (1901 - 1967)
 
Norma L RAYBOULD
1935 - 2011
of Warwick, Warwickshire
 
A Private Individual
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Vesta Victoria EDWARDS
1908 - 1915
of Redditch, Worcestershire
Albert Clifford EDWARDS
1911 - 1990
Press toolsetter of Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. Dorothy MINOR (~1916 - ?)
 
Michael A EDWARDS
1947 - 1987
of Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire
A Private Individual
 
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Emelia Mary 'Emily' EDWARDS
1872 - 1972
of Aston, Warwickshire
  m. Arthur Henry GREVES (1858 - 1941)
 
A Private Individual
  m. Unknown LOWE (~1897 - ?)
 
Harry Arthur GREVES
1899 - 1975
Dairy farmer of Holly Wood, King's Norton, Worcestershire
  m. Dorothy BROADWAY (1899 - 1943)
 
William A GREVES
1925 - bur.1926
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
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Graham J GREVES
1936 - 1995
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Martha E SAER (1933 - 1999)
 
A Private Individual
 
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Albert Edward GREVES
1901 - 1976
Farmer of King's Norton, Worcestershire
  m. Ada M TOMLIN (1908 - 1978)
 
A Private Individual
 
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Barbara Jean GREVES
1937 - 1997
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
 
A Private Individual
 
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John Edward EDWARDS
1873 - 1873
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Albert Parker EDWARDS
1876 - 1930
Licensed victualler of Aston, Warwickshire
  m. Annie Elizabeth STOKES (1871 - 1961)
 
Albert Garnet 'Bert' EDWARDS
1898 - 1950
Licensed victualler of Crabbs Cross, Worcestershire
  m. Margaret 'Peggy' TOMLINSON (1913 - 1989)
 
A Private Individual
 
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Mildred Valentine EDWARDS
1900 - 1900
of Crabbs Cross, Worcestershire
Doris May 'Dolly' EDWARDS
1902 - 1974
Hotel assistant of Crabbs Cross, Worcestershire
  m. Harry Jordan PHIPPS (1899 - 1927)
 
Ralph Clifford EDWARDS
1903 - 1990
Hotelier and restauranteur of Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. Irene Mary 'Renee' ALLEN (1908 - 1979)
 
Jean Sheila EDWARDS
1933 - 2021
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. John Orme BRETTELL (1925 - 1999)
 
A Private Individual
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Greville Rex EDWARDS
1935 - 2012
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Brenda M S SMITH (1934 - 2015)
 
A Private Individual
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John Barry Michael EDWARDS
1936 - 2000
of Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire
  m. Winifred Joan WALLEY (1936 - 2005)
 
A Private Individual
 
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Ena Flora EDWARDS
1908 - 1983
Housewife of Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. William John 'Laddie' WEAVER (1904 - 2000)
 
A Private Individual
  m. Beryl Stuart FIDLER (1936 - 2007)
 
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Osmond EDWARDS
1910 - 2000
of Redditch, Worcestershire
 
A Private Individual
 
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Elizabeth Mary 'Liz' EDWARDS
1945 - 2022
of Evesham, Worcestershire
 
A Private Individual
 
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Ada EDWARDS
1879 - 1963
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Charles Frederick BURROWS (1870 - 1942)
 
Charles Frederick Thomas BURROWS
1907 - 1971
Aircraft metal polisher of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
  m. Edith M BUTLER (1906 - ~1973)
 
Unknown BURROWS
~1907 - ~1973
of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Frederick Garnet BURROWS
1908 - 2004
Joiner and woodworker of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
  m. Hilda COX (1908 - 1995)
 
Frederick James BURROWS
1943 - 2012
of Bristol, Gloucestershire
 
A Private Individual
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Garnet Frederick EDWARDS
1882 - 1963
Publican (retired) of Bournbrook, Birmingham, Worcestershire
  m. Ellen Smallwood 'Nells' BLUNDALL (1882 - 1974)
 
Dorothy Vera EDWARDS
1909 - 1958
of Foxlydiate, Redditch, Worcestershire
  m. Ernest Henry POWELL (1912 - 1975)
 
A Private Individual
  m. Jennifer K STANWORTH (1943 - 2017)
 
A Private Individual
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Samuel Frederick PARKER
1842 - 1848
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Margaret Mary PARKER
1845 - ~1908
Disabled (imbecile) of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Alfred Henry PARKER
1849 - ~1905
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Jane JONES
1809 - 1886
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. John BROOKER (~1805 - ~1880)
  m. Edward PARKER (1809 - 1876)
 
Esther JONES
1812 - ~1862
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Emma JONES
1814 - ~1877
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Samuel JONES
1816 - ~1866
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Ruth JONES
1818 - ~1869
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Eliza JONES
1819 - ~1872
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Zachariah JONES
1824 - 1830
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Susan JONES
1825 - ~1888
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Joseph Billing BALDWIN (~1817 - ~1892)
 
Harriet JONES
1828 - ~1889
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Philadelphia BROOKER
~1752 - ~1827
  m. Thomas CAVANAGH (~1752 - ~1827)
 
Sarah BROOKER
bap.1757 - ~1821
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
  m. Joseph PEASE (~1716 - 1786)
 
Rebecca BROOKER
bap.1759 - ~1809
of St Giles, London, Middlesex
Sarah BELCHIER
1713 - ~1763
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
James BELCHIER
bap.1716 - ~1766
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
John BELCHIER
bap.1717 - ~1767
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
Charles BELCHIER
1720 - ~1770
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
Ann BELCHIER
bap.1720 - ~1770
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
Thomas BELCHIER
bap.1721 - ~1771
of City Of London, London, Middlesex
Narrative and Notes
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Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
2 Sep 1667
24
Marriage to husband Samuell BELCHIER 
12
Cropredy, Banbury, Oxfordshire
28 Apr 1676
33
Birth of son Samuel BELCHER 
3
Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
30 Jan 1678/79
36
Birth of son James BELCHIER 
4
Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
14 Feb 1681/82
39
Baptism of daughter Ann BELCHIER 
5
Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
4 Mar 1685/86
43
Baptism of son John BELCHIER 
Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
3 Oct 1686
43
Burial 
7
Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
11 Dec 1688
46
Burial of husband Samuell BELCHIER 
8
Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire
16 Sep 1707
64
Marriage of son John BELCHIER and Catherine BELCHER 
9
St Margaret Pattens, City Of London, Middlesex, England
23 Apr 1736
93
Death of son James BELCHIER 
 
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

Reprinted by permission. Copyright © 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc

Author: LDS. Publishing Info: © IGI This information has been reproduced with explicit permission of LDS

First name(s) Samuell

Last name Belcher

Name note -

Marriage year 1667

Marriage date 02 Sep 1667

Marriage place Banbury

Spouse's first name(s) Beati

Spouse's last name West

Spouse's age -

County Oxfordshire

Country England

Record set England Marriages 1538-1973

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Marriages

Collections from England, Great Britain

2 - Banbury, St Mary, Parish Records

1667

Septemb. 2d Samuell Belchier and Beati West were maryed at Cropredy

3 - Furniture History Society - BIFMO
Author: Furniture History Society
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Belchier, John (1699-1753)

Last updated on 10 January 2022

‘The Sun’, south side of St Paul's Churchyard, London; cabinet maker (fl.1699-d. 1753)

The son of an apothecary from Deddington in Oxfordshire, John Belchier was apprenticed through the London Joiners' Company on 2 January 1699/1700. His father by this time was deceased. He was bound to John Belchier who originally came from Barford St John, an adjacent village to Deddington and presumably related (perhaps his uncle) to serve his apprenticeship. He gained the freedom through servitude on 9 September 1707 and by the autumn of 1713 had bound his first apprentice, also called John Belchier. Their relationship is uncertain but because his apprenticeship indenture states he was the 'son of John Belchier' he may have been his cousin, the son of his first master. Two further apprentices are recorded: Thomas Atkinson in June 1741 and William Albrook in November 1741. Precisely when he was established at 'The Sun' on the south side of St. Paul's Churchyard is yet to be determined, but the first known record is on the 26 July 1717 when insurance was effected ‘for goods and merchandise in his said Dwelling House’.

The most significant commission known to have been undertaken by Belchier was for John Meller at Erddig, Wales, a house which he acquired in 1716. He used Simon Yorke, his nephew, as his agent in London to order and supervise the furnishing of the house, which passed to him in 1723 on the death of his uncle. The most impressive piece of furniture in the house is the State Bed which was purchased in 1720. The bed frame with its carved and gilt gesso work is possibly by Belchier, the upholstery work being undertaken by a ‘Mr Hunt’, probably John Hutt, a tradesman whose workshops were also in St Paul's Churchyard. The eagles’ heads on the tester of the bed closely compare with those on gilt pier glasses supplied in 1723 and 1726 at £36 and £50 respectively for the two best bedchambers.

A pair of gilt girandoles with glass arms were supplied by Belchier on 25 August 1724 at a cost of £14 each. Apart from the bed and mirrors, a glass-topped table with the arms of John Meller supplied by Belchier on 6 June 1726 also survives in the house. These items are part of the substantial commissions placed with Belchier at this period. His bill covering November 1722 to January 1726 amounted to £262 12s. At the same period as he was working on furnishings for Erddig, he received orders for glass for St. Paul's Cathedral. Accounts dated December 1724 to January 1725 record the supplying of 8 glasses 25 inches square at £8, and 27 others 25 by 18 inches at 16s each (£21 12s). Two fine japanned desks and bookcase at Erddig are often attributed to Belchier, although they are undocumented. Similar desks and bookcases are often attributed to Belchier on the strength of this association.

Regular customers in the 1730s and 40s were the Purefoy family of Shalston, Buckinghamshire. A letter survives from Elizabeth Purefoy dated 11 January 1735 regarding the supply of ‘a glass in a gold frame’. The details provided suggest that this was a chimney glass which was still present in the house in 1950. It was charged at £3 16s. By a letter dated 8 February 1743 an order was sent for ‘a round neat light mahogany folding table with four legs, two of them to draw out and hold up ye ffolds’. Henry Purefoy, Elizabeth's son, recorded on 18 July 1749 the receipt of an artist's or architect's table for which £3 10s was paid. Of other commissions little is known. Two receipts survive written on trade bills and show that a varied trade was carried on. Items recorded on them include a ‘tea box’, ‘a Claw table with two tops’, ‘A Round Board’ and a mahogany chest of drawers.

Some of Belchier's labelled furniture survives and at least three different styles of label are known (illus. Gilbert (1996), figs 61-72). The known labelled pieces are all either japanned or veneered walnut, except for a mahogany pedimented bookcase and padouk kneehole dressing table, and all appear to date from the period 1720-1750. Some similar cabinets stamped with the impressed initials ‘I. B.’ may also be of his manufacture.

One of his trade bills indicates that he made and supplied ‘All sorts of Cabinet Work,/ Chairs, Glasses, Sconces, & Coach Glasses’. Another trade bill with different wording stated that he ‘Grinds & Makes-up,/ all sorts of fine Peer & Chim/ney Glasses and Glass Sconces,/ Likewise all Cabbinet Makers Goods’. He also indicated that he could offer ‘Great choice of all Ready Made’. Two of his bills are in the Heal's Collection at the British Museum. The first dating from June 1741 is receipted by R. Belchier.

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bill

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© The Trustees of the British Museum

Bill from John Belchier at ye Sun on the South side of St. Pauls near Doctors-Commons 'Recd of Sam Bennet Five Pounds Ten Shillings for a Mahogany Chest of Drawers London the 2d June 1741 by Me R Belchier', 1741 [Heal,28.9]. © The Trustees of the British Museum

The second bill dated March 1749/50 also includes a 'Choyce of Turkey & Musquet Carpets.

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Trade card used as a receipt

Bill from John Belchier at ye Sun to 'Jn Moor Esqr Bought of Jn Belchier March 12 1749/50 Six Rushea Leather Chares £2 5s Filling up a Lolling Chare 8s £2 13s. Recd ye Contents in full by ye hands of Mr Charles Moor Jn Belchier', 1750 [Heal,28.8]. © The Trustees of the British Museum

The death of John Belchier announced in the London Evening Post on 23 March 1753, described him as ‘for many years past a very eminent cabinetmaker aged near 70 at his house in St. Paul's Churchyard’. He was also stated to be kinsman of William Belchier, one of the MPs for the borough of Southwark. His successor at the sign of ‘The Sun’, was his former apprentice, Thomas Atkinson.

The relationships between John Belchier and others with the same surname are unclear. The R. Belchier who signed the bill of 1741 was presumably a relative, perhaps a son or a grandson, but that is unknown. The relationship to Thomas Belchier, a cabinet maker who subscribed to Chippendale’s Director (1754) is also unknown, however, one of John Belchier's apprentices from the 1720s, Caesar Crouch (who also subscribed to Chippendale's Director in 1754), helped to organise an appeal for funds to replace tools belonging to Chippendale's journeymen that were destroyed in a fire in his workshop (1755).

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Invitation

Engraved invitation inscribed 'T. Chippendale INV M. Darly Sulp Northum'd Court Strand', 1755. Published in C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale (1978), plate 12.

That Matthew Darly designed and printed an engraved invitation for the occasion held at Caesar Crouch's premises the 'Black Swan' on the south side of St Paul's Churchyard (a near neighbour to 'The Sun'), may indicate at least a personal relationship between these cabinet makers.

Source: DEFM; Joiners’ Company archives; Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840 (1996); Bowett, English Furniture from Charles II to George II (2001).

4 - Find a Grave Index 1300s-Current

Name:

James Belchier

Birth Date:

30 Jan 1679

Birth Place:

Deddington, Cherwell District, Oxfordshire, England

Death Date:

23 Apr 1736

Death Place:

Kingston upon Thames, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England

Cemetery:

All Saints Churchyard

Burial or Cremation Place:

Kingston upon Thames, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England

Has Bio?:

Y

Spouse:

Hannah Belchier

Children:

James Belchier

URL:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/234470805/james-belchier

5 - Deddington Parish Records
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Ann ye daughter of Samuel and Beata Belcher was baptized Feb ye 14

6 - Deddington Parish Records
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1685 1686

John ye son of Samuell Belcher and Beata his wife was baptized March ye 4

7 - Deddington Parish Records
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Beata Belcher ye wife of Mr Samuell Belcher was buried October ye 3 and Elizabeth Both made Oath that she was buried in woollen according to ye act of parliament

8 - Deddington Parish Records
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Mr Samuel Belchier was buried decr ye 11 and Ann Parishet made oath that he was buried in woollen according to ye act of parliament

9 - St Margaret Pattens, City of London, Parish Records
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Mariages

John - Belcher of the parish of St Mary Woolnoth

Bach : & Catharine Belcher was married

by License September ye 16th