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William Beck who was born about 1768 is at the head of the Beck family in the Armstrong tree.
We do not know where in Cumberland he was born, but he was of Brigham parish when he married Jane Martin at Lorton in 1795. Her maiden name explains the number of Martin Becks in the family!
William and Jane had a large family at Greysouthen, where William was a house carpenter, a trade continued by his son John and then John’s family in turn.
William and Jane’s son Martin, born in 1807, married Nancy Smith in Workington in 1828. Martin and Nancy lived in Workington, where Martin was a shipwright. Nancy was the daughter of James and Margaret Smith, and was born in Workington in 1804.
William and Jane’s sons Joseph and William were both blacksmiths, they both moved to West Cumberland, where many of their descendants were coalminers.
William and Jane Beck were both buried at the churchyard in Brigham, something of a surprise, as when we moved to Brigham we had no idea of the family connections.

Descendants of William Beck

1 William Beck 1768 - 1846
.. +Jane Martin 1772 - 1845
.... 2 John Beck 1798 - 1865
........ +Rebecca Douglas 1798 - 1850
.......... 3 Sarah Beck 1821 - 1888
.............. +John Ostle 1816 - 1865
.......... 3 William Beck 1823 - 1872
.............. +Mary 1826 - 1908
................. 4 Sarah Beck 1846 - 1908
..................... +John Benson 1842 - 1909
................. 4 John Beck 1847 - 1864
................. 4 Joseph Beck 1850 - 1916
..................... +Margaret Ward 1854
....................... 5 William Beck 1875 - 1901
........................... +Jane Stephenson 1873
............................. 6 Isabella Beck 1895
............................. 6 Ernest Beck 1897
............................. 6 Joseph Beck 1900 - 1958
....................... 5 Isabella Beck 1880
....................... 5 Mary Beck 1883
........................... +William Slack
....................... 5 Frank Beck 1885
....................... 5 Jane Beck 1888
........................... +David Moore
................. 4 Thomas Beck 1852 - 1852
................. 4 Rebecca Beck 1853
..................... +Peter Armstrong 1852
................. 4 Thomas Beck 1857
..................... +Mary Hannah Rooke 1853
....................... 5 John Beck 1880
....................... 5 William Beck 1881
....................... 5 Joseph Beck 1883
....................... 5 Mary Elizabeth Beck 1886 - 1908
....................... 5 Nelson Rooke Beck 1889 - 1914
....................... 5 Douglas Beck 1894 - 1960
................. 4 Jane Beck 1860 - 1929
..................... +Joseph Rooke 1858 - 1930
................. 4 Mary Ann Beck 1863 - 1863
................. 4 Elizabeth Beck 1864
..................... +William White 1864
................. 4 Mary Ann Beck 1871 - 1873
.......... 3 Mary Ann Beck 1826 - 1878
.............. +Joseph Blackburn 1822 - 1900
.......... 3 Jane Beck 1828 - 1874
.............. +William Park 1826 - 1886
.......... 3 Rebecca Beck 1830 - 1911
.............. +Wilson Ostle 1835 - 1886
.......... 3 Elizabeth Beck 1832
.......... 3 Thomas Douglas Beck 1834 - 1886
.......... 3 John Beck 1836 - 1836
.......... 3 John Beck 1837
.............. +Martha Thompson 1836
.......... 3 Douglas Beck 1840 - 1840
.... 2 Joseph Beck 1799 - 1866
........ +Elizabeth Harris 1802 - 1861
.......... 3 William Beck 1825 - 1885
.............. +Elizabeth Varley 1827 - 1912
................. 4 Joseph Beck 1849
..................... +Sarah Ann Batty 1850 - 1911
....................... 5 Charles Beck 1872
........................... +Margaret Eleanor Gregory 1872
............................. 6 Ann Beck 1894
............................. 6 Joseph Cyril Beck 1896
............................. 6 Mark William Beck 1899
............................. 6 Charles John Beck 1908
....................... 5 Samuel Beck 1874
........................... +Jane Agnes Addington 1880
....................... 5 William Beck 1874
........................... +Sarah Charlotte Kelly 1877
............................. 6 Margaret Beck 1901
............................. 6 Sarah Ann Beck 1902
....................... 5 George Beck 1878 - 1891
....................... 5 Sarah Ann Batty Beck 1880
....................... 5 Joseph Beck 1882
....................... 5 David Beck 1885
....................... 5 Elizabeth Beck 1889
....................... 5 Thompson Batty Beck 1891 - 1958
....................... 5 George Batty Beck 1895
................. 4 Samuel Beck 1851 - 1867
................. 4 Hannah Elizabeth Beck 1857
..................... +Daniel Walker 1844 - 1901
................. 4 Mary Jane Beck 1859
................. 4 William Beck 1865 - 1932
..................... +Margaret Taylor 1871 - 1946
....................... 5 John Joseph Beck 1893 - 1918
....................... 5 Elizabeth Beck 1894
....................... 5 William Taylor Beck 1899
....................... 5 Hannah Beck 1902
....................... 5 Louisa Beck 1905
....................... 5 Jacob Beck 1908
.......... 3 Mary Beck 1827 - 1827
.......... 3 John Beck 1828
.............. +Margaret Pilkington 1832 - 1893
.......... 3 Joseph Beck 1831 - 1832
.......... 3 Jane Beck 1833 - 1873
.............. +John Race 1832 - 1869
.......... 3 Martin Beck 1835 - 1884
.............. +Ann Tubman 1836 - 1884
................. 4 Joseph Beck 1857
....................... 5 Catherine Ellen Beck 1880
....................... 5 Annie E Beck 1882
....................... 5 Martin Beck 1885
....................... 5 Mary Jane Beck 1888
....................... 5 Esther Beck 1890
................. 4 Elizabeth Beck 1861
................. 4 Susannah Beck 1863
................. 4 Mary Jane Beck 1867
..................... +William Nulty 1853 - 1889
................. *2nd Husband of Mary Jane Beck:
..................... +David Kennedy 1862
................. 4 Ann Beck 1871
................. 4 William Beck 1874
..................... +Mary Telford 1872
....................... 5 Sarah J Beck 1890
....................... 5 John Beck 1893
....................... 5 Nora Beck 1896
....................... 5 Annie Beck 1898
....................... 5 William Beck 1901
................. 4 Esther Beck 1876
..................... +George Wren
.......... 3 Mary Beck 1837
.............. +William Singleton 1840 - 1896
.......... 3 Elizabeth Beck 1843 - 1884
.............. +John Crosthwaite Wylie 1843 - 1876
.... 2 Sarah Beck 1799 - 1864
........ +William Banks 1801 - 1871
.......... 3 Joseph Banks 1827
.......... 3 Daniel Banks 1832 - 1897
.......... 3 Margaret Banks 1837
.... 2 Mary Beck 1802 - 1815
.... 2 William Beck 1803 - 1871
........ +Margaret Deblin 1807 - 1865
.......... 3 William Beck 1825 - 1885
.............. +Margaret McClennan 1829 - 1885
................. 4 Elizabeth Beck 1851
................. 4 William Beck 1853 - 1870
................. 4 Sarah Beck 1855
................. 4 James Beck 1857
..................... +Mary Sarah A Pike 1855 - 1881
....................... 5 Alice Beck 1878
....................... 5 Maggie Beck 1880
................. 4 John Beck 1861 - 1872
................. 4 Alice Beck 1863
................. 4 Joseph Beck 1866 - 1872
................. 4 Margaret Beck 1870 - 1872
................. 4 Robert Beck 1871
..................... +Rose Ann Gaddes 1876
....................... 5 James Beck 1895
....................... 5 Alice Beck 1897
....................... 5 William Beck 1899
....................... 5 John Beck 1902
....................... 5 Christina Beck 1904
....................... 5 Sarah Jane Beck 1906
................. 4 Annie Beck 1873
..................... +John Heron Smith 1867
.......... 3 Martin Beck 1826 - 1888
.............. +Agnes Kendall 1824 - 1888
................. 4 Ann Beck 1849
..................... +George Johnson 1848
................. 4 Margaret Beck 1851 - 1884
..................... +John Quarry 1853
................. 4 Martin Beck 1852 - 1875
................. 4 Isaac Kendall Beck 1854
..................... +Margaret Hinde 1858
....................... 5 Joseph Beck 1874
....................... 5 Martin Beck 1878 - 1941
....................... 5 Elizabeth Beck 1880
....................... 5 Peter Hinde Beck 1882
....................... 5 Agnes Kendal Beck 1883
....................... 5 Milburn Hinde Beck 1886
....................... 5 Isaac Beck 1891
....................... 5 Ann Beck 1893
....................... 5 Margaret Beck 1895
....................... 5 Sarah Isabella Beck 1897
................. 4 Thomas Beck 1856
....................... 5 James Martin Beck 1884
....................... 5 Robert Martin Beck 1886
....................... 5 Alexander Martin Beck 1890 - 1892
................. 4 Elizabeth Beck 1858
................. 4 William Beck 1860
..................... +Mary Jane McKee 1859
....................... 5 Agnes Beck 1879
....................... 5 Jane Beck 1881
....................... 5 George Beck 1883
....................... 5 Margaret Ann Beck 1885
....................... 5 Lizzie Beck 1889
....................... 5 William Beck 1890
....................... 5 Florence Beck 1892
....................... 5 Eleanor Beck 1895
................. 4 Joseph Beck 1861 - 1871
.......... 3 Joseph Beck 1831
.............. +Mary Jane Wilson 1830
................. 4 Margaret Beck 1854
................. 4 Sarah Beck 1856
................. 4 Mary Ann Beck 1857
................. 4 John Beck 1860
................. 4 Mary Beck 1861
................. 4 William Beck 1864
.......... 3 John Beck 1833 - 1904
.............. +Jane 1823 - 1886
................. 4 Robert James Beck 1857 - 1919
..................... +Mary Jane Wilson 1859
....................... 5 John Beck 1881
....................... 5 Annie Mary Beck 1883
....................... 5 Edward Wilson Beck 1886
....................... 5 Jane Gardner Beck 1889 - 1896
....................... 5 Bessie Ann Beck 1895
....................... 5 Robert James Beck 1898
................. 4 Sarah Beck 1860
..................... +William Sewell 1860
................. 4 Mary Ann Beck 1865
.......... 3 Jane Beck 1836 - 1836
.......... 3 Thomas Beck 1837
.......... 3 Isaac Beck 1839 - 1898
.............. +Sarah Sanderson 1840 - 1879
................. 4 William John Beck 1864
................. 4 Daniel Pearson Beck 1865
................. 4 Isaac Beck 1867
................. 4 Thomas Beck 1869
................. 4 Sarah Ann Beck 1870
................. 4 George Henry Beck 1875
................. 4 Margaret Beck 1878
................. 4 Rebecca Beck 1879 - 1886
.......... *2nd Wife of Isaac Beck:
.............. +Sarah Hannah Dickinson 1842
.......... 3 Elizabeth Beck 1843 - 1881
.......... 3 Ann Beck 1847
.... 2 Jane Beck 1805 - 1816
.... 2 Martin Beck 1807 - 1876
........ +Nancy Smith 1804 - 1868
.......... 3 Thomas Beck 1828 - 1829
.......... 3 Jane Beck 1830 - 1893
.............. +James Munro 1827 - 1880
................. 4 John Munro 1855 - 1857
................. 4 Anne Munro 1859 - 1933
..................... +Noah Page 1853 - 1894
................. *2nd Husband of Anne Munro:
..................... +John Jessop 1840 - 1903
................. 4 Sarah Munro 1862 - 1939
..................... +Benjamin Armstrong 1862 - 1945
....................... 5 Mary Gladys Armstrong 1889 - 1976
....................... 5 Benjamin Armstrong 1890 - 1982
........................... +Ann Jane Coates 1899 - 1970
............................. 6 Benjamin Armstrong
............................. 6 Marjorie Armstrong
................................. +Geoffrey L Mallinson
.................................... 7 Peter Mallinson
.................................... 7 Jane Mallinson
............................. 6 Leslie Armstrong 1927 - 2015
............................. 6 Kenneth Armstrong
................................. +Barbara A Lightfoot
.................................... 7 Veronica J Armstrong
.................................... 7 Kenneth Armstrong
.................................... 7 Sally Anne Armstrong
............................. 6 Kathleen Armstrong 1932 - 2002
................................. +Hugh E L Falkus
............................. 6 Bruce Armstrong
....................... 5 James Armstrong 1893 - 1894
....................... 5 Eleanor Armstrong 1895 - 1986
........................... +Albert Black 1899
............................. 6 Michael Black 1926 - 1979
....................... 5 Sarah Jane Armstrong 1897 - 1983
........................... +Cyril Gounod Bulman 1898 - 1977
............................. 6 John Armstrong Bulman 1927 - 1991
................................. +Jane Margaret Currie 1940 - 2015
.................................... 7 Sally Katherine Bulman
........................................ +John Gibson
.......................................... 8 Oliver Armstrong Gibson
.......................................... 8 Marcus William Gibson
.................................... 7 David John Bulman
.......................................... 8 Joe Bulman
.......................................... 8 Lucie Bulman
........................................ +Carol Jane Green
.................................... 7 Robert Alastair Bulman
.................................... 7 John Andrew Bulman
.................................... 7 James Richard Bulman
.................................... 7 Elisabeth Sara Jane Bulman
........................................ +Richard Messenger
.......................................... 8 James Messenger
.......................................... 8 William Messenger
.................................... *2nd Husband of Elisabeth Sara Jane Bulman:
........................................ +Simon Hartington
............................. 6 Shelagh Munro Bulman
................................. +Joseph Gurney Pease
.................................... 7 Charles Edward Gurney Pease
.................................... 7 Jane Elizabeth Gurney Pease
........................................ +Colin Bright
.......................................... 8 Lucy Emma Jane Bright 1990 - 1990
.......................................... 8 Thomas Edward Bright
.......................................... 8 Olivia Lucy Kate Bright
....................... 5 John Andrew Armstrong 1898 - 1984
........................... +Mary Leece 1904 - 2002
............................. 6 Margaret Armstrong 1931 - 2015
................................. +Henry Elliot
.................................... 7 Deidre Gleda Elliot
........................................ +Kevin Armstrong
.................................... 7 Catherine Elliot
........................................ +Craig Bourget
.......................................... 8 Ava Jane Bourget
.......................................... 8 Ruby Mary Bourget
............................. 6 John Alastair Armstrong 1932 - 1974
................................. +Elizabeth Anne Threlfell 1935 - 2014
.................................... 7 Jane Elizabeth Armstrong
........................................ +William John Holmes
.......................................... 8 Alan William Holmes
.............................................. +Vicki Hodgson
................................................. 9 Matthew Alan Holmes
.......................................... 8 Sarah Jane Armstrong Holmes
.......................................... 8 John Andrew Holmes
.............................................. +Leanne Marie Davis
................................................. 9 John William Holmes
.................................... 7 Anne Gillian Armstrong
........................................ +Philip Robinson
.......................................... 8 Jessica Alice Robinson
.......................................... 8 Eden Jane Robinson
.................................... 7 Richard Andrew Armstrong
........................................ +Emma Raine
.......................................... 8 Robert James Armstrong
.............................................. +Charlotte Marinos
.......................................... 8 David William Armstrong
.................................... *2nd Wife of Richard Andrew Armstrong:
........................................ +Alison Barber
.................................... 7 Sarah Margaret Armstrong
........................................ +Robert Calder Fenwick
.......................................... 8 Alastair William Fenwick
.......................................... 8 Stuart Calder Fenwick
............................. 6 Richard Hubert Armstrong
............................. 6 Helen Mary Armstrong
................................. +Edward Woodall
.................................... 7 Jennifer Woodall
........................................ +Stephen William Knowles
.......................................... 8 Sarah Knowles
.......................................... 8 Andrew Knowles
.................................... 7 Alison Woodall
........................................ +David Buchanan
.......................................... 8 Mark Buchanan
.......................................... 8 Catherine Buchanan
.................................... 7 Edward John Woodall
........................................ +Julie E Lowery
.................................... *2nd Wife of Edward John Woodall:
........................................ +Amie Bucknall
.......................................... 8 William Edward Woodall
.......................................... 8 Millie Woodall
............................. 6 Anne Barbara Armstrong
....................... 5 Annie Armstrong 1904 - 2006
........................... +Anthony Priestman 1912 - 1991
............................. 6 William A Priestman 1942 - 1943
............................. 6 Sara Priestman
................................. +Edward Holliday
.................................... 7 John Holliday
.................................... 7 Mary Holliday
................. 4 Jane Martin Munro 1864 - 1935
..................... +Walter Dixon 1874
....................... 5 James Munro Dixon 1900
................. 4 James Munro 1869 - 1921
..................... +Barbara Hetherington 1870 - 1948
....................... 5 James Munro 1892 - 1960
....................... 5 Helen Munro 1893
....................... 5 Jane Munro 1894 - 1898
....................... 5 John Munro 1896 - 1896
....................... 5 Anne Munro 1897
....................... 5 John Munro 1899
....................... 5 Margaret Munro 1903
....................... 5 Martin Munro 1906 - 1978
........................... +Adelaide Bridson Hendren 1910 - 1992
....................... 5 Barbara Munro 1908 - 1917
................. 4 Margaret Munro 1871 - 1927
.......... 3 Margaret Beck 1832 - 1907
.............. +Joseph Makinson 1834 - 1920
................. 4 Mary Makinson 1860 - 1953
.......... 3 Elizabeth Beck 1835 - 1837
.......... 3 Mary Ann Beck 1838 - 1882
.............. +John Ward 1832 - 1877
................. 4 Thomas Ward 1865
................. 4 Martin Ward 1867 - 1945
..................... +Margaret Brough 1868
....................... 5 John Ward 1889
....................... 5 Stanley Jefferson Ward 1892
....................... 5 Eva Ward 1895 - 1895
....................... 5 Joseph Makinson Ward 1896 - 1915
....................... 5 Martin Ward 1899 - 1906
....................... 5 Walter Brough Ward 1902 - 1902
................. 4 Annie Ward 1872
.......... 3 William Beck 1841 - 1873
.............. +Elizabeth 1838 - 1913
................. 4 Margaret Edith Beck 1864
................. 4 Martin Harold Beck 1868 - 1935
..................... +Emma Alice Richardson 1872
....................... 5 William Calvert Beck 1895
....................... 5 Doris Mary Beck 1899
................. 4 Clara Isabel Beck 1872 - 1941
.......... 3 James Beck 1844 - 1870
.............. +Mary Ann Stoker
................. 4 Ada Beck 1869
.......... 3 Ann Martin Beck 1849 - 1916
.............. +John Wilkinson 1849 - 1904
................. 4 Grace Wilkinson 1868
..................... +Samuel Swain 1869
....................... 5 Annie Mary Swain 1892
....................... 5 George Norman Swain 1895
................. 4 George Martin Wilkinson 1870
................. 4 Annie Wilkinson 1873
................. 4 William Wilkinson 1874
................. 4 Jane Wilkinson 1876
................. 4 Margaret Wilkinson 1878
................. 4 Mary Wilkinson 1879 - 1880
................. 4 John Wilkinson 1883
................. 4 Joseph Wilkinson 1886
................. 4 Maud Wilkinson 1889
.... 2 Robert Beck 1808 - 1812
.... 2 Ann Beck 1811
.... 2 Thomas Beck 1813 - 1839
........ +Mary Wright 1817
.......... 3 William Beck 1838
.... 2 Robert Beck 1815
........ +Catherine Hellon 1810 - 1873
.......... 3 Richard Beck - 1841
.......... 3 William Beck 1835 - 1835
.......... 3 Elizabeth Beck 1836
.......... 3 William Beck 1841



 


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