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1901_Census_Edwin_and_Elizabeth_BEECHING.pdf
RG13 | Piece 766 | Folio 146 | Page 2
Springfield Mill, Maidstone, Kent.

Edwin N BEECHING | Head | 45 yrs | Occupation | Paper Maker, Worker | Born, Maidstone, Kent.
Elizabeth A BEECHING | Wife | 43 yrs | Born, Tonbridge, Kent.
Herbert BEECHING | Son | 18 yrs | Occupation, Paper Maker, Worker | Born Maidstone, Kent.
Ada BEECHING | Daughter | 15 yrs | Born, Maidstone, Kent.
Mabel BEECHING | Daughter | 7 yrs | Born, Maidstone, Kent.
Cecily HODGE | Servant | 18 yrs | Occupation, General Servant Domestic | Born, Farleigh, Kent.

1900 (Presuming Ethel MILLER to be 19 yrs and Ada to be 14 yrs old.)
Vernard Beeching BOAKES, Ada BEECHING, Ethel Beeching MILLER, Herbert J. BEECHING.

Herbert and Ada children of Edwin Nelson BEECHING and Elizabeth Ann BEECHING nee HARDLOW.
Dorothy GIBSON nee PERKINS remembered her mother Ethel talking about Rochester and her two cousins, one of them was called Herbert, he went on to have a chain of bakeries. Her cousins used to take Ethel out boating when she was a young girl..
Vernard Beeching BOAKES son of John William BOAKES and Helen BOAKES nee BEECHING.

1900       Michael LUMSDEN photo.

1891 Approx (Presuming Emma MILLER to be 30 yrs old.)
Emma MILLER nee BEECHING
I have no idea what the real date is for this photo but believe Emma looks older than twenty, which was her age when she was married in 1881.
Born 25th Nov 1861| Died 16th Dec 1949.

1891 Dorothy GIBSON photo.
1891_Census_Frederick_BEECHING.pdf
1886_Marriage_Certificate_FRYER_BEECHING.pdf
1884_Death_Certificate_Helen_BEECHING.pdf
Registration District, Maidstone.
Death in the Sub-district of East Maidstone in the County of Kent.
No 328
Twentieth September 1884, 14 Randell Street, U.S.D.
Helen BEECHING | Female | 51 yrs
Occupation, Widow of Edwin Thomas BEECHING a Papermaker.
Cause of Death, Acute Phthisis (Tubercular Exhaustion) . Certified by J. Fredk. PLOMLEY M.D.

Description of Informant, E N BEECHING, Son, Present at the death, 9, Alexandra St., Maidstone.
When Registered, Twentieth September 1884.
Registrar, N.N. PEARSON

1884_Death_Certificate_Edwin_Thomas_BEECHING.pdf
Registration District, Maidstone.
Death in the Sub-district of East Maidstone in the County of Kent.No 271
Third July 1884, 14 Randell Street, U.S.D.
Edwin Thomas BEECHING | Male | 51 yrs
Occupation, Papermaker
Cause of Death, Phthisis Exhaustion. Certified by J.F. PLOMLEY M.D.
Description of Informant, E N Beeching, Son, Present at the death, 9, Alexandra St., Maidstone.

When Registered, Fourth July 1884.
Registrar, N.N. PEARSON

1884_Will_Edwin Thomas Beeching.pdf
1884_Will_Edwin Thomas Beeching_Typed_Out.pdf
1882_Marriage_Certificate_BOAKES_BEECHING.pdf
1882 Marriage solemnized at St John E. Dulwich in the parish of Camberwell in the County of Surrey.
No 73
When married; 17 Sep 1882
John William BOAKES | 23 yrs | Bachelor | Profession; Decorator
Residence at time of marriage; 7 Balchier Road
Father's name; William George BOAKES (deceased) | Profession of father; Builder.
Helen BEECHING | 24 yrs | Spinster
Residence at time of marriage; 14, Randell Street, Maidstone.
Father's name; Edwin Thomas BEECHING | Profession of father; Paper Maker.
Married in the Church of St John's according to the Rites and ceremonies of the established Church after banns by me, J U CLANVILLE?
This marriage was solemnized between us, John William BOAKES, Helen BEECHING.
In the Presence of us, William H. WILLIS, Catherine BOAKES.
1881 Census
RG11 | Piece 0932 | Folio 17 | Page 27
9, Alexander St, Maidstone, Kent.

Edward N. BEECHING | Head | Married | 25 yrs | Occupation| Paper Maker Hand | Born, Maidstone, Kent.
Elizabeth BEECHING | Wife | Married | 23 yrs | Occupation | Paper Maker Hand | Born, Tinbridge, Kent.
Lewis BEECHING | Son | Unmarried | 3 yrs | Born, Maidstone, Kent.
Sarah HADLOW | Mother | Widowed | 54 yrs | Occupation, Paper Factory Hand | Born, Maidstone, Kent.

1881_Marriage_Certificate_MILLER_BEECHING.pdf
Registration District, Maidstone.
Marriage solemnized at the Register Office in the District of Maidstone in the County of Kent.
No 70
When Married, Sixth January 1881.
Alfred Charles MILLER | 21 yrs | Bachelor
Profession, Ticket Collector.
Residence at Time of Marriage, 8 Saint George Square, Maidstone.
Father's Name, Thomas MILLER.
Profession of Father, Railway Guard.
Emma BEECHING (described in the Certificate as Emma BEECHER)
21 yrs | Spinster
Residence at Time of Marriage, 14 Randall Street, Maidstone.
Father's Name, Edwin Thomas BEECHING
Profession of Father, Papermaker.
Married in the Register Office by Certificate before me, Richr HOLMES Jnr Registrar, Geo. KNOWLES Deputy Supert Registrar.
This Marriage was solemnized between us, Alfred Charles MILLER, Emma BEECHING.
In the Presence of us, Edwin Nelson BEECHING, Minnie BEECHING.

1871_Census_Hillier_Elizabeth_BEECHING.pdf
RG10 | Piece 945 | Folio 41 | Page 33
8, Randall Street, Maidstone, Kent.

Hilier BEECHING | Head | Married | 29 yrs | Occupation; Paper Maker | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Elizabeth BEECHING | Wife | Married | 27 yrs | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Ada E. BEECHING | Daughter | 5 yrs | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
William BEECHING | Son | 2 yrs | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Albert BEECHING | Son | 6 Months | Born; Maidstone, Kent.

1871_Census_Edwin_Helen_BEECHING.pdf
RG10 | Piece 945 | Folio 33 | Page 18
42, Perryfield Place, Maidstone, Kent.
[Next to 40, Perryfield Place "Fishers Arms"]

Edwin F BEECHING | Head | Married | 38 yrs | Occupation; Paper Maker | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Helen BEECHING | Wife | Married | 38 yrs | Born; Brasted, Kent.
Edwin E. BEECHING | Son | 15 yrs | Occupation, Paper Maker | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Helen BEECHING | Daughter | 13 yrs | Occupation | Scholar | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Emma BEECHING | Daughter | 9 yrs | Occupation | Scholar | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Minnie BEECHING | Daughter | 5 yrs | Occupation | Scholar | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Sydney BEECHING | Son | 2 yrs | Occupation; Scholar | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
George PORTMAN | Lodger | 31 yrs | Occupation | Paper Maker | Born; Maidstone, Kent.

1871_Census_Frederick_BEECHING_Family.pdf
RG10 | Piece 945 | Folio 44 | Page 39
35, Randall Street, Maidstone, Kent, England

Frederick N BEECHING | Head | 31 yrs | Occupation; Papermaker | Born, Maidstone, Kent
Charlotte BEECHING | Wife | 29 yrs | Born, Maidstone, Kent
Frederick N BEECHING | Son | 10 yrs | Occupation, Scholar | Born, Maidstone, Kent
Thomas BEECHING | Son | 7 yrs | Occupation, Scholar | Born, Maidstone, Kent
James BEECHING | Son | 5 yrs | Occupation, Scholar | Born, Maidstone, Kent
Angelina E BEECHING | Daughter | 3 yrs | Born, Maidstone, Kent
Albert BEECHING | Son | 1 yr | Born, Maidstone, Kent
Emma WEEDEN | Niece | 16 yrs | Occupation, Working at Paper Mill | Born, Maidstone, Kent

1868_Map_Randell_Street_Maidstone.pdf
OS 1st Edition Sheet 42/3 1868 25"

Three generations working for over thirty years at Springfield Paper Mill, Maidstone.
Emma's father's parents and his siblings lived at 'Week Street', ten minutes walk south of Springfield Mill in the 1851 census
Emma's mother Helen PIPER, her brother Henry, sister Eliza and her husband John AMOS lived at Pleasant Row aabout 15 minutes walk from Springfield Mill. All three siblings are 'working at the paper factory.'
Emma BEECHING's parrents were living at Perryfield Street in the 1861 census shortly before she was born, her father Edwin T a 'Papermaker.'
Emma BEECHING was born 5th Nov 1861 in Perryfield Street her father's occupation is 'Papermaker.'
Emma BEECHING is living at 14, Randall Street on her Marriage Certificate to Alfred C. MILLER on 6th Jan 1881, her father Edwin Thomas is a 'Papermaker.'
Her brother Edwin Nelson BEECHING is living in Randall Street in the 1881 Census, both he and his wife Elizabeth are 'Papermakers'
Emma BEECHING's father Edwin Thomas died at 14 Randell Street 3rd Jul 1884 aged 51 years from tuberculosis, his occupation a 'Papermaker.'

Map from Centre for Kentish Studies, County Hall, County Rd., Maidstone, ME14 1XQ 1856

A short history of Springfield Mill, Maidstone.
William Balston set up a new papermaking factory in 1805 called Springfield Mill. It was named after the numerous chalk springs at the site which fed the river Medway. The new mill was designed using the latest technologies available which included steam power and an on-site laboratory.

Balston had previously been in partnership with the brothers Thomas, Robert and Finch Hollingworth and together they had bought the world famous ‘J Whatman’ papermaking business.
James Whatman had started manufacturing paper in 1733 on the river Len at Pole Mill in Boxley. He later moved the main production to Turkey Mill where James his son developed the technique of 'wove' and paper whitening processes using bleach.
Turkey Mill and Springfield Mill, although now competitors, both had the copy rights to manufacture and sell 'J Whatman' papers which continued to have tremendous international prestige.
William Balston's two sons bought the 'Turkey Mill' version of the watermark in 1859.

1861_Birth_Certificate_Emma_BEECHING.pdf
Registration District, Maidstone.
Birth in the Sub-district of East Maidstone in the County of Kent.
No 374
Twenty Fifth November 1861, Perryfield Street.
Emma | Girl
Name of Father, Edwin Thomas BEECHING.
Name of Mother, Helen BEECHING formerly PIPER.
Occupation of Father, Papermaker (Journeyman)
Description of Informant, Edwin Thomas BEECHING, Father, Perryfield Street, Maidstone.

When Registered, Nineteenth December 1861.
Registrar, Edwin RUCK

1861_Census_Edwin_Helen_BEECHING.pdf
RG9 | Piece 503 | Folio 113 | Page 17
Perryfield Street, Maidstone, Kent.

Edwin T BEECHING | Head | Married | 28 yrs | Occupation; Paper Maker | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Helen BEECHING | Wife | Married | 27 yrs | Born; Basted, Kent.
Edwin N BEECHING | Son | 5 yrs | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Helen BEECHING | Daughter | 3 yrs | Born; Maidstone, Kent.

1859_Marriage_Certificate_BEECHING_WEEDON.pdf
1854_Marriage_Certificate_BEECHING_PIPER.pdf
Registration District Maidstone
Marraige solemnized at Trinity Church in the Parish of Maidstone in the County of Kent.
No 442
October 28th 1854.

Edwin Thomas BEECHING | 21 yrs | Bachelor | Profession, Papermaker
Residence at Time of Marriage, Maidstone.
Father's Name, Thomas BEECHING | Profession of Father, Papermaker.

Helen PIPER | 21 yrs | Spinster
Residence at Time of Marriage, Maidstone.
Father's Name, John PIPER | Profession of Father, Papermaker.

Married in Trinity Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Certificate by me, Lewis Barrett WHITE.
This Marriage was solemnized between us, Edwin Thomas BEECHING, Helen PIPER.
In the Presence of us, Samuel PIPER, Elizabeth PIPER X her mark.

1851_Census_Thomas_Angelina_BEECHING.pdf
HO107 | Piece 1617 | Folio 30 | Page 31
Week Street, Maidstone, Kent.

Thomas BEECHING | Head | Married | 48 yrs | Occupation; Paper Maker | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Angelina BEECHING | Wife | Married | 48 yrs | Occupation; Works at Paper Factory | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
William BEECHING | Son | Unmarried | 24 yrs | Occupation; Brazier [worker with brass] | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Angelina BEECHING | Daughter | Unmarried | 22 yrs | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Edwin BEECHING | Son | Unmarried | 18 yrs | Occupation; Paper Maker | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Alfred BEECHING | Son | 12 yrs | Occupation; Scholar | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Hillier BEECHING | Son | 9 yrs | Occupation; Scholar | Born; Maidstone, Kent.
Louis BEECHING | Son | 6 yrs | Occupation; Scholar | Born; Maidstone, Kent.

1851_Census_Charlotte_WEEDON.pdf

1851_Census_Mary_PIPER_family.pdf
HO107 | Piece 1617 | Folio 627 | Page 3
8, Pleasant Row, Maidstone, Kent.

Mary PIPER | Head | Widow | 66 yrs | Occupation, Laundress | Born, Borden, Kent.
Ellen PIPER | Daughter | Unmarried | 18 yrs | Occupation, Working at Paper Factory | Born, Brasted, Kent.
Henry PIPER | Son | Unmarried | 15 yrs | Occupation, Working at Paper Factory | Born, Bath, Somerset.
John AMOS | Son-in-Law | Married | 20 yrs | Occupation, Brick Layer | Born, Maidstone, Kent.
Eliza AMOS | Daughter | Married | 21 yrs | Occupation, Working at Paper Factory | Born, Brasted, Kent.
[Also living at same residence]
Margaret FLOOD | Head | Widow | 34 yrs | Occupation, Laundress | Born, Cork, Ireland
Margaret FLOOD | Daughter | Unmarried | 13 yrs | Born, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Dennis FLOOD | Son | 2 yrs | Born, Cork, Ireland

1851_Marriage_Certificate_AMOS_PIPER.pdf - Helen PIPER's older sister Eliza Goldfinch
1851 Marraige solemnized at Trinity Church in the Parish of Maidstone in the County of Kent.
No 151
Feby 1st

John AMOS | 21 yrs | Bachelor
Profession, Bricklayer
Residence at Time of Marriage, Maidstone.
Father's Name, Francis AMOS
Profession of Father, Bricklayer

Eliza Goldfinch PIPER | 20 yrs | Spinster
Residence at Time of Marriage, Maidstone.
Father's Name, John PIPER.
Profession of Father, Papermaker.

Married in Trinity Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Certificate by me, H.J. NEWBOLT?
This Marriage was solemnized between us,The Mark X of John AMOS, The Mark X of Eliza Goldfinch PIPER
In the Presence of us, William AMOS, Helen PIPER.

1842_Baptism_Record_Hillier_BEECHING.pdf
1841_Birth_Certificate_Hillier_BEECHING.pdf - Brother of Edwin Thomas
No. 361
Date 18th Oct 1841 | Name, if any, is blank.
Sex,'Boy'.
Name and surname of father, Thomas BEECHING.
Name, surname and maiden name of mother, Angelina BEECHING formerly OTTERWILL.
Occupation of father, 'Paper Maker'.

Signiture, description and residence of informant,
Thomas BEECHING, Father, County Road, Maidstone.
When registered, 1 Nov 1841.

1841_Census_John_Mary_PIPER_Family.pdf
HO107 | Piece 931 | Folio 15 | Page 22
Bathford Paper Mill, Bath, Somerset.

John PIPER | 40 yrs | Profession, [Mill] 18 Paper Maker | Not born in Somerset
Mary PIPER | 40 yrs | Profession, Paper Maker | Not born in Somerset
Eliza PIPER | 8 yrs | Not born in Somerset
Helen PIPER | 6 yrs | Not born in Somerset
Henry PIPER | 4 yrs | Born, Somerset, England

1839_Baptism_Record_Frederick_Nelson_BEECHING.pdf
1838_Birth_Certificate_Frederick_N_BEECHING.pdf

1834_Baptism_Record_Helen_PIPER.pdf - Helen PIPER married Edwin Thomas BEECHING in 1854
Archive Reference: P406C | 1 | B | 1
Baptisms Solemnized in the Parish of Plaxtol in the County of Kent in the Year 1834

Birth Date, 9th Aug 1834 | Baptism Date, 5th Oct 1834
Child's Name, Helen daughter of | Parents Name, John & Mary
Abode, Brasted Paper Mill | Profession, Paper Maker
Ceremony Performed, JW Wymme

Postcard of a Corn Mill (not the Paper Mill) on the river Darent at Brested taken in 1910

  1910 Gregory, Frank William (1917-1998)

Brasted Paper Mill is located in the centre of this map to the east of Brasted village on the river Darent.
Ordnance Survey | First Series | Sheet 6 | Date 1856 | Scale 1:63360

 

Provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk Copyright of the GB Historical GIS Project and Portsmouth University. 1856
1832_Baptism_Record_Eliza_Goldfinch_PIPER.pdf - Older sister of Helen PIPER
Archive Reference: P406C | 1 | B | 1 | Page 67
Baptisms Solemnized in the Parish of Plaxtol in the County of Kent in the Year 1834

Birth Date, 10th September 1832 | Baptism Date, 4th November 1832
Child's Name, Eliza Goldfinch daughter of | Parents Name, John & Mary
Abode, Brasted | Profession, Paper Maker
Ceremony Performed, JW Wymme

1833_Baptism_Record_Edwin_Thomas_BEECHING.pdf
1823_Marriage_Registry_BEECHING_OTTOWAY.pdf