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  • Name William BEASTALL 
    Born Abt 1823  Ripley, Derbyshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 6F8D7586FB334F65AA3BFF7EADD1360DFCFC 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    • 1881 census (other years either not found or not searched for): at Butterley Hill, Ripley, Derbyshire, William BEASTALL (58, boiler maker, born Ripley), Elizabeth BEASTALL (54, born Deptford, Kent).

      October 2009. Email contact from Bob Gamble, a descendant of the marriage of William Beastall and Elizabeth Minter. He has provided a brief outline of the descendancy line:
      Elizabeth Minter b.1828 Deptford = William Beastall of Ripley, Derbyshire.
      William was a boiler maker working for the Butterley Company (Iron Works) in Ripley, scene of the 1817 Pentrich Revolution. At the time of his marriage to Elizabeth in 1847 he was living in Deptford Heath. In 1851 the family was in Poplar and William was presumably working on a Butterley contract in the London docks somewhere. By 1861 they are back in Ripley.
      2. Hannah Beastall b.1862 Ripley = Thomas Woodward - bridge builder (nephew of Luke Woodward, Alderman of the City of Nottingham and son in law/partner of knitting machine pioneer Moses Mellor).
      3. Elizabeth Woodward b.1880 = Wilfred Fearn Gamble - electrical engineer Rolls Royce (Gamble family of Wirksworth, Derbyshire) - lived North Parade, Derby.
      4. George Bernard Gamble b.1920 - engineer at ICL, Derby = Joyce Hibbert - lived Chaddesden, Derby.
      5. Robert Clive George Gamble (me!) b.1957 = Diane Simpson of Spondon, Derby.

      April 2010: Bob Gamble has discovered that:
      Beastall is descended from the Ludlam family of South Wingfield in Derbyshire, who were at the centre of the Pentrich Revolution, a seminal event in early 19th century industrial/political history.


      The line of descent goes as follows:

      1) William Beastall b.1771 Plumtree, Notts = Elizabeth Ludlam b.1775 South Wingfield (named Elizabeth Beastall in the will of John Ludlam 1814, a copy of which can be found on the Pentrich website). Her cousin, Isaac Ludlam the elder, was executed for High Treason in Derby in 1817, along with two other men involved in the Pentrich rising.

      2) John Beastall (son of Wm and Eliz.) b.1794 Ripley = Elizabeth Parkin b.1802 Pentrich. John was a tailor and ran his shop in High Street (and later Oxford Street), Ripley for many years before passing it on to his youngest son, Alfred, on his death in 1864. John's brother Samuel b.1803 was also a tailor on Market Place in Ripley. John is listed in Pigot's 1835, and both John and Samuel feature in Whites 1857.

      3) William Beastall (son of John and Eliz.) b.1823 Ripley = Elizabeth Minter b.1825 Deptford. William was the eldest of John Beastall's 14 children. He worked for the Butterley Company in Ripley as a boiler maker and moved to London on Butterley business, living in Poplar near the docklands, before returning to Ripley with his family in 1861.
    Person ID I111  Whitstable, Kent
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 

    Family Elizabeth Minter,   b. Bef 12 Nov 1826,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 3 Jan 1847  St James Church, Bermondsey, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Married after banns. William Beastall, full age, bachelor boiler maker of Deptford, Kent, father John Beastall, tailor. Elizabeth Minter, full age, spinster of Wellington Street, father Thomas Minter, shipwright. William signed, Elizabeth marked. Witnesses William Proctor(?) and Joseph (unreadable).
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S60] London Metropolitan Archive at, September 2009 and later (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1847 Bermondsey 4/5.