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Brentford Families - Beck

Angie Beck has provided transcripts of 4 wills of her Beck ancestors:

A tentative family line, using wills, FreeBMD and ancestry:

Abraham Beck (1720/40 - 1804): married Elizabeth; 'gent' in 1804, children included
  • Abraham Beck (d 1827/9): married Ann; victualler of the Cannon, Old Brentford in 1791 and still a victualler of Old Brentford when he wrote his will in 1804; children included
    • John Beck (1795 - 1870); baptised in Ealing; farmer at Downbarnes Manor Farm in Northolt 1841 and 1851; children (all alive in 1852) included:
      • William Beck: a farmer of Downbarnes Manor Farm, Uxbridge
      • Abraham Beck: a farmer of Downbarnes Manor Farm, Uxbridge
      • John Stone Beck
      • Henry Beck
      • Ellen Beck: married Reuben AMISS
      • Emma Beck
  • John Beck (1768? - after 1827): baptised in Ealing; abroad in 1804
  • William Beck (1770 - before 1804): baptised in Ealing; wife Lettitia; died by 1804; children included:
    • Sarah Beck (1798 - after 1804): baptised in Ealing

Angie also provided the following references:

  • On the prosecution against Jane Hunt:
    Abraham Beck of the parish of Brentford in the county of Middlesex Butcher maketh oath that he being bound over to appear at the last October Session to prosecute Jane Hunt for a misdemeanor and being afterwards informed that the said Jane Hunt was a person of insane mind and that he being ignorant of the consequences of not appearing to prosecute the said Jane Hunt neglected to do so. And farther .. that it was not through any respect or favour to the said Jane Hunt or in order to avoid bringing her to justice that he did not attend the Court to prosecute and give evidence according to the condition of his Recognizance.
    Sworn in Court at Hicks Hall on Wednesday the 29th April 1772 (LondonLives)
  • John BECK, linen draper, Brentford, 1791 (Wilkes directory - on this site))
  • Minutes of the Brentford Bridge Committee on acquiring property for widening and improving the north-east approaches and the valuation of it. December - 1826, 2 December
    Agreements between the owners and occupiers: John Ibbotson, Gent. and Thomas Jackson, bargeman; Henry Sexton, Linen draper and John Matthews, cooper; Philip Norbury, printer; Abraham Beck, broker; and H. C. Selby, Clerk of the Peace, to leave the valuation of the houses to the arbitration of John Grimault of Brentford End, auctioneer. MJ/SPB/0267-0270 1826, February 28 (Access 2 Archives)
  • John BECK, burial, St George, Old Brentford, 1839 (
  • Abraham & William BECK were in Court for Bankruptcy in 1881(London Gazette)


Page published January 2011