Clare DASH of Lye Hill
Maria DASH


Family Links

1. Caroline WHITEBREAD

2. Ellen RUTT (née SMITH)


  • Born: 1827, Lye Hill, Burbage, Wiltshire, England
  • Christened: 1 Jul 1827, Burbage, Wiltshire, England 1
  • Married (1): 1849, Marlborough district, Wiltshire, England 2
  • Married (2): 1888, Pewsey district, Wiltshire, England 3
  • Buried: 17 May 1898, Easton Royal, Wiltshire, England 4

  Research Notes:

In 1851 James Beckingham (23) of Savernake [sic], ag lab, and wife Caroline (30) of Benham Berks, were living in Easton St., Easton Wilts. Present was daughter Mary Jane (7 mo) of Easton.


Petty Sessions, May 25.—... James Beckingham, labourer, was charged with stealing a coat, the property of Arthur Pearce, at Easton, on the 10th May, 1858. It appeared that on the above date a fire occurred at the dwelling-house of complainant's uncle at Easton, at which place complainant was then residing, and having to remove his clothes from the house for safety he placed the coat with other things in the garden, and had not seen it since until Wednesday last, when the prisoner had it in his possession. Complainant gave information to the police, and upon questioning the prisoner he refused to tell the policeman where he got it. He had said that he got it from his wife's aunt, who lives at Reading, and the case was adjourned until the next Pewsey Petty Sessions for her appearance there. The prisoner was admitted to bail..."

Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 26 May 1860


In 1861 James Beckinham (34) of Burbage, labourer, and wife Caroline (45) of ---?--- Berks, were living in Cottage, Easton, Wilts. Present were children (born in Easton): Mary Jane (11), scholar, William (9), John (7), Maria (5), Joshua (3), scholar, James (2), Elizabeth (4 mo)


Petty Sessions, Friday, 12th February—..... James Waite, of Easton, labourer, was charged on remand with stealing a tame rabbit, value 1s., the property of James Beckingham, of Easton, on the 2nd February inst., and committed under the Juvenile Offender's Act, to fourteen days' hard labour."

Wiltshire Independent, 18 February 1864


In 1871 James Beckingham (44) of Burbage, agriculture, and wife Caroline (51) of Benham Berks, laundress, were living in Cottage, Easton Royal Wilts. Present were daughters (born in Easton): Mary Jane (20), scholar, Elizabeth (10), scholar

In 1881 James Beckingham (53) of Burbage, labourer, and wife Caroline (60) of Benham Berks. were living in Easton Wilts. Present were sons (born in Easton, both single): John (27), labourer, Joshua (24), labourer

In 1891 James Beckingham (63) of Burbage, ag labourer, and [2nd] wife Ellen (58) of Burbage were living in Easton Royal Wilts.


James Beckingham died aged 71 years (burial record).

  Marriage Information:

James married Caroline WHITEBREAD in 1849 in the Marlborough district, Wiltshire, England. (Caroline WHITEBREAD was born about 1821 in Benham, Berkshire, England and was buried on 12 Aug 1887 in Easton Royal, Wiltshire, England, aged 66 years.)

  Marriage Information:

James also married Ellen SMITH, widow of David RUTT, daughter of Joseph SMITH and Letitia, in 1888 in the Pewsey district, Wiltshire, England. (Ellen SMITH was born in 1833 in Burbage, Wiltshire, England, christened on 2 Nov 1833 in Burbage, Wiltshire, England and died in 1925 in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, aged 91 years.)


1 Burbage Wiltshire England (home page).

2 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, 3rd Quarter, vol. 8, p. 597.

3 Ibid., 3rd Quarter, vol. 5a, p. 261.

4 England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991, FHL Film Number 1279365.

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