- Born: 20 Mar 1820, Aldham
- Christened: 14 May 1820, Great Tey
- Marriage (1): Mary Bentley about 1839
- Marriage (2): Maria Pudney on 26 Oct 1849 in Fordham
- Died: 13 Nov 1911, Fordham aged 91
- Buried: 18 Nov 1911, Fordham
William, Mary and son John show in the Aldham 1841 census.
I now know he marries twice , both times to a Mary (thanks to Samantha Edwards)
In 1861, living in Ponders Road, Fordham at Atchers ??, aged 41 with his family
In 1881, William is living at Suttons Farm, Fordham with many daughters and sons, and a granddaughter (Margaret E Whent), daughter of Emily. He is a widow
There is a 71 year old Wiliam Beard, a widower, living in Suttons Farm, Fordham in 1891. He is shown as born in Great Tey. He has a hosekeeper aged 59, born in Fordham - an Eliza Walker (I think it is Walker).
William is a Farm Bailiff
Noted events in his life were:
• Christening. DP 37/1/9
William married Mary Bentley, daughter of Samuel Bentley and Mary, about 1839. (Mary Bentley was born about 1820 in Fordham, died in 1845 and was buried on 24 Aug 1845 in Fordham.)
William next married Maria Pudney, daughter of John Pudney and Unknown, on 26 Oct 1849 in Fordham. (Maria Pudney was born about 1829, died on 17 May 1875 in Fordham and was buried on 22 May 1875 in Fordham.)