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# Surname First Name Ship Date Place Source
             
105506 Ainsworth Richard - 1854 4 January Newcastle MM
 
  Sentenced to 5 years on the roads for stealing a horse belonging to Robert Lorn Pattison at Newcastle
 
30033 Bath Richard Isabella 1818 1821 5 January Newcastle CSI
 
  On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per Lady Nelson
 
166871 Bathurst Richard Surry 1831 1831 - Convict Indents (Ancestry)
 
  Age 20. Shepherd, reaps, milks, native of Herefordshire. Tried 23 March 1831 and sentenced to transportation for life for housebreaking. Assigned to James Glennie at Hunter River on arrival
 
111762 Battens (Bathurst) Richard Surry 1831 1835 27 March Newcastle gaol NGE
 
  Labourer from Herefordshire. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Patrick Plains under sentence of 14 days in the cells. Sent to the watch house and to be returned to the road gang 25 March
 
173896 Beacher Richard - 28 April 1902 Newcastle NMH
 
  The Canmore was an old vessel of about 400 tons, employed in the 60 mile trade and owned by Messrs J and A. Brown. After capsizing she broke up, the wreck being purchased by Pilot Beacher and a Mr. P. Walsh. The timbers were used to construct two houses, now (1902) standing near the Grammar School.
 
136682 Beacher Richard Burrell 1830 1830 December Port Jackson AO NSW Convict Indents Fiche No. 677
 
  Age 25.. Seaman from Lincolnshire. Tried at Newcastle 27 February 1830 and sentenced to 14 years transportation for stealing furniture. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival
 
125359 Beacher Richard and Jane - 1858 23 December Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle Marriages Register Book of Christchurch Cathedral, Newcastle 1858 - 1868 p13
 
  Deputy Harbour Master. Marriage of Joseph Taylor and Jane Beacher, daughter of Richard and Jane (nee Craig) Beacher. Witnesses William Craig and Martha Baker
 
173805 Beacher Richard and Jane - 29 March 1902 Christ Church Burial Ground, Newcastle NMH
 
  Old residents who were interested in the maritime life of the fifties love to tell stories of thee old days, when there were no tugs, and the pilots of the period worked the vessels in on the tide. One of these old school pilots was buried on the hill where a stone bearing the following inscriptions marks his resting place - Sacred to the memory of Richard Beacher, died Nov. 13 1876 aged 63, also Jane Beacher, his wife who died March 20 1854 aged 54. A son was also buried in the same plot in 1877. Richard Beacher was in the pilot service in Captain Livingstones time and was made a pilot in 1854. he was a thorough sailor and the mere mention of his name to old residents recalls a flood of reminiscence, invariably ending with he was the best pilot we had in those days.
 
107739 Beacher (Beecher) Jane and Richard - 1854 22 March Newcastle Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Burials p27
 
  Jane wife of Richard Beacher. Died aged 51. Burial date
 
56215 Beacher (Beecher) Richard - 1850 Newcastle Returns of the Colony - Colonial Secretary (Blue Books)
 
  Pilot
 
137738 Beacher (Beecher) Richard - 1838 3 November Newcastle Newcastle Bench Books. AO NSW Reel 2722
 
  Charged with a breach of the Dog Act. Pleaded ignorance. Fined 10/-
 
173861 Beacher (Beecher) Richard - November 1856 Newcastle NMH
 
  Early in the month of November 1856 the barque Eleanor Lancaster, then a well known trader to the port, sailed hence coal laden and on Thursday November 7 was seen making back to the port. A terrific southerly gale was blowing at the time and as the barque approached the port, it was realised her position was one of great danger. There were neither tugs or life boat in those days nor did the southern breakwater extend beyond Nobbys while on the north side there was no breakwater of any kind. There was therefore noting that could be done to assist the incoming vessel and the watchers by the waterside could only wait and look on while the barque made a gallant attempt to reach safety. But the elements were against and at last she struck on the southern edge of the Oyster Bank. Once the vessel struck her fate was sealed. Immense seas broke over her and a few minutes afterwards the crew took to the rigging for safety. There had been heavy rains preceding the gale which caused a heavy fresh to run out of the harbour and this together with the gale caused a tremendous sea upon the bar. Various expedients were suggested to rescue the distressed men but by common consent it was admitted that no boat propelled by oars could make back against the fresh and gale even if the barque was reached. At length Pilot Beacher a seaman of the old school, made a start in the direction of rescuing the men. In those days there were three large buoys in the fairway one of them being outside the bar, to which the coasters frequently made fast on arrival while waiting for the flood tide to work themselves into port. One of these buoys was situated abreast where the old lightship used to be moored and to this buoy Captain Beacher made fast the pilot boat having first coiled in an immense quantity of rope. His idea was to slack away until the boat reach the barque, take the men out and then haul back again. But the best made plans are sometimes spoilt by interference of others. While these preparations were being made the captain of a large foreign barque came on the scene. He possessed a ships lifeboat which he had manned with the intention of pulling to the wreck and rendering assistance. As the latter boat came past the buoy where the pilot boat was moored making final preparations Beacher hailed the shipmaster with the lifeboat and said For Gods sake don t go out there you will never get back again. The captain thought otherwise and started away with his lifeboat but soon got into difficulties and realising how impossible it was for him to get to the wreck attempted to come back. A terrific struggle ensued in which the lifeboat battled among the seas until the crew were well nigh spent. It was then Pilot Beacher decided to go to the rescue of the lifeboat and put in operation the very plan which had been designed to save the crew of the barque. The pilot boat was slacked away from the buoy and in time reached the lifeboat when the two crafts were hauled back to the buoy. These exciting feats were not carried out without loss of time, and when the two boats got back to the buoy it was pitch dark. An attempt was then made to reach the shore, the lifeboat starting first but so strong was the rush of the outgoing fresh and so fierce the gale that no progress could be made and in the storm a return had to be made to the buoy where the bitterness of the breeze, rain and darkness the boats crews remained all night. It was 8 o clock next morning when they succeeded ni landing all thoroughly worn out with exposure. The crew of the pilot boat was a volunteer one and as far as can be ascertained their names were Messrs. H. Gilmour, J. May, Daniels, McPhail, and a man named Yankee Jack. Of these Mr. Hugh Gilmour is still living. He was formerly a member of the pilot service but on the arrival of Mr. Moriarty at Newcastle to make the first survey for improving the port was transferred to what afterwards became the harbours and Rivers Department in which he is employed as storekeeper at Carrington - Newcastle Morning Herald 22 Aril 1901
 
175317 Beacher (Beecher) Richard - 1 November 1855 Newcastle SR NSW Archive Reel: 1583; Series: 12992; Description: Registers of Memorials for Land 1825-1842
 
  Purchased allotment 280 (32 perches) at Newcastle
 
93746 Beacher (Beecher) Richard and Jane - 1839 31 January Newcastle Register Book. Christchurch Cathedral Newcastle. p.1
 
  Sailor. Baptism of daughter Jane
 
107448 Beacher (Beecher) Richard and Jane - 1843 23 October Newcastle Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. Burials p12
 
  Rebecca, infant daughter of Richard and Jane Beacher died aged 11weeks and 3 days. Burial date
 
113419 Beamish Richard - 1854 30 August Telarah Minor MM
 
  Death of Elizabeth, beloved wife of Richard Beamish on 24th August
 
149749 Beecher Richard - 1856 26 January Newcastle MM
 
  On list of Electors of the Newcastle district appointed to the committe to secure the return of W.R. Piddington as Representative
 
174878 Beecher Richard Burrell 1830 28 January 1830 - Local records By John Sykes, John Sykes (of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.)
 
  Between ten and eleven oclock at night a most destructive fire broke out in the extensive coach-manufactory of Mr. J. L. Angas, in Angas Court, Bigg Market, Newcastle, which entirely destroyed the same, with the greatest part of the contents even before the fire engines could arrive. The fire, which was first seen to issue from above Mr. Angas counting-house, was not got under till near four oclock on the following morning (Friday). The fire soon extended to the houses in the court on the side of St. John s Lane, and three of them to the bare walls were destroyed, and also several workshops in the Fighting Cocks yard on the opposite side of the court. The immense floor-cloth manufactory of Mr. Hardcastle, which towered above the houses on the west side of St. Johns Lane, also soon caught fire in the roof........ A conflagration so direful in its consequences, had, it was supposed, never before occurred in Newcastle. The lofty and beautiful steeple of St. Nicholas church being illuminated by the flames, had a most enchanting appearance. There was a subscription for the poor sufferers by this fire. As there had been such dreadful plundering during this calamity, the houses of various suspicious characters were afterwards searched, and several of the purloined goods were found. At the Spring Assizes, in March, Elizabeth Smith, aged 29 years, Jane Craggs, and Richard Beecher, aged 21 years, were each sentenced to be transported for 14 years, for stealing bedding, clothes, &c., at this fire.
 
114846 Beecher Richard and John - 1850 13 February Sydney MM
 
  Passengers on the vessel 'Harmony' for San Francisco
 
114845 Beecher (Beacher) Richard - 1831 26 July Port Stephens In the Service of the Company: letters of Sir Edward Parry, Commissioner to the Australian Agricultural company: volume 1, December 1829 - June 1832 Letter 461
 
  Correspondence from Sir Edward Parry to William Ogilvie informing him that as Richard Beecher was an extremely valuable man on account of his steady good conduct and qualifications as a seaman he would be unable to be re-assigned to Ogilvie until a replacement could be found
 
 
 
 
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