Elizabeth Mary Stewart Beatson1

F, #22681, b. September 1871, d. 10 April 1958
     Elizabeth Mary Stewart Beatson's birth was registered in the quarter ending September 1871 in the South Stoneham, Hampshire, registration district.2 She was the daughter of Surgeon General George Stewart Beatson C.B. and Elizabeth Adams Hoyes.1 Elizabeth Mary Stewart Beatson married (unknown) Hamilton.3 Elizabeth Mary Stewart Beatson died on 10 April 1958 in Natal, South Africa, at the age of 86.3

Citations

  1. [S94] 1891 British Census, St. Mary Extra, Hampshire.
  2. [S89] Family Search, England and Wales Birth Registration Index.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.

Major General Finlay Cochrane Beatson C.B.1

M, #24507, b. 2 August 1855, d. 20 August 1933
     Major General Finlay Cochrane Beatson C.B. was baptised on 2 August 1855 at Castletown, Isle of Man.1,2 He was the son of Surgeon General George Stewart Beatson C.B. and Mary Jane Cochrane.1 Major General Finlay Cochrane Beatson C.B. married Maude Errington, daughter of George Henry Errington, on 14 January 1890 in Pear Tree Church, Southampton.3 Major General Finlay Cochrane Beatson C.B. died on 20 August 1933 at Birchwood, Sydney Road, Guildford, Surrey, at the age of 78.4

Citations

  1. [S218] 1861 British Census, Malew, Isle Of Man.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Isle of Man Parish Registers.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, 23 January 1890.
  4. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 23 Aug 1933.

Florence Frederica Hamilton Beatson1

F, #24508, b. 6 December 1859, d. 17 February 1936
     Florence Frederica Hamilton Beatson was born on 6 December 1859 in Castletown, Isle of Man.1,2 She was the daughter of Surgeon General George Stewart Beatson C.B. and Mary Jane Cochrane.1 Florence Frederica Hamilton Beatson died on 17 February 1936 in Glasgow at the age of 76.3

Citations

  1. [S218] 1861 British Census, Malew, Isle Of Man.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Isle of Man Births and Baptisms.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936.

Surgeon General George Stewart Beatson C.B.1,2

M, #17207, b. 22 May 1814, d. 7 June 1874
     Surgeon General George Stewart Beatson C.B. was born on 22 May 1814.2 He was the son of Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N. and Margaret Stewart.1 Surgeon General George Stewart Beatson C.B. married firstly Mary Jane Cochrane, daughter of Lt. Col. George Cochrane, on 2 October 1845 in Jaffna, Ceylon.3 Surgeon General George Stewart Beatson C.B. married secondly Elizabeth Adams Hoyes, daughter of Alexander Hoyes, on 28 September 1870 in South Stoneham, Hampshire.4,5 Surgeon General George Stewart Beatson C.B. died on 7 June 1874 in Simla at the age of 60.2
BEATSON, GEORGE STEWARD, M. D. (d. 1874), surgeon-general, graduated in arts and medicine at Glasgow, where he took the degree of M. D. in 1836. In 1888 he joined the army medical department, and did duty on the staff in Ceylon from 1839 to 1851. He was surgeon to the 51st foot in the second Burmese war, and subsequently served in Turkey during the Crimean war, where he rendered valuable services in the organisation of the hospitals at Smyrna. After serving as deputy inspector-general in the Ionian islands and Madras, he became surgeon-general in 1863, and was appointed principal medical officer of European troops in India, an appointment which he held for the customary five years. For the next three years he was in medical charge of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley; and in 1871 was appointed principal medical officer in India for the second time. He was appointed a C.B. in 1869. He died suddenly at Simla on 7 June 1874. Beatson, who was an honorary physician to the queen, was accounted one of the ablest officers in the army medical service, but it is in the records of the deportment, at home and in India, rather than in professional literature, that his labours will be noticed. Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 2, p. 21.

Children of Surgeon General George Stewart Beatson C.B. and Mary Jane Cochrane

Child of Surgeon General George Stewart Beatson C.B. and Elizabeth Adams Hoyes

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Scotsman, 28th May 1875, page 4.
  2. [S57] A. Peterkin: 1660-1727 and William Johnston: 1727-1898, Medical Officers in the British Army, 4517.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Aberdeen Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Wednesday, December 10, 1845.
  4. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Dec 28, 1923.
  5. [S89] Family Search, England Marriages, 1538–1973.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Friday, November 13, 1846.
  7. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 693/00 0080 0256.
  8. [S218] 1861 British Census, Malew, Isle Of Man.
  9. [S94] 1891 British Census, St. Mary Extra, Hampshire.

Sir George Thomas Beatson K.C.B, K.B.E., M.D., D.L.1,2

M, #19020, b. 31 August 1846, d. 16 February 1933
Sir George Thomas Beatson
1848-1933
(Wellcome Library, photograph by Warneuke)
Photograph by Wellcome Library, London
     Sir George Thomas Beatson K.C.B, K.B.E., M.D., D.L. was born on 31 August 1846 in Jaffna, Ceylon.1 He was the son of Surgeon General George Stewart Beatson C.B. and Mary Jane Cochrane.1,3 Sir George Thomas Beatson K.C.B, K.B.E., M.D., D.L. died on 16 February 1933 at the age of 86.

Surgeon who pioneered a new treatment for breast cancer and has thus been called "the father of endocrine ablation in cancer management."

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Friday, November 13, 1846.
  2. [S218] 1861 British Census, Malew, Isle Of Man.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Aberdeen Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Wednesday, December 10, 1845.

Godfrey Bosville MacDonald Beatson1

M, #15611, d. 21 January 1908
     Godfrey Bosville MacDonald Beatson was the son of Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N.1 Godfrey Bosville MacDonald Beatson. Inspecting Commander, Coast Guard Service.2 He was born on 24 April 1827 in Argyll.3 He married Margaret Eliza Sophia McWilliam, daughter of James McWilliam, on 14 August 1856 in Sheriffston House, Morayshire.4 Godfrey Bosville MacDonald Beatson died on 21 January 1908 in 11 Fitzroy Place, Glasgow.1 He is commemorated in Kilkerran Cemetery, Campbeltown, Argyll.5

Citations

  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Jan 23, 1908.
  2. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 24.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 167716655."
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Friday, August 15, 1856.
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 167716655, CDR Godfrey Bosville MacDonald Beatson, includes gravestone photograph."

Gordon Henry Crombie Beatson1

M, #24177, b. 9 September 1889
     Gordon Henry Crombie Beatson was born on 9 September 1889 in India.1 He was the son of Gordon Stewart Beatson and Eva Ellen Drummond.1 Gordon Henry Crombie Beatson was born on 4 October 1889 in Calcutta, Queensland.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947.

Gordon Stewart Beatson1

M, #4219, b. 2 September 1858, d. 1913
     Gordon Stewart Beatson was born on 2 September 1858 at the Garrison, Gibraltar.2,3 He was the son of Maj. Gen. Roger Stewart Beatson R.E. and Charlotte Frederica Zébée Gordon. Gordon Stewart Beatson appears on the census of 1881 recorded as a student of medicine.1 He married Eva Ellen Drummond, daughter of Major-General Henry Drummond R.E. and Annette Macpherson Boisragon, on 25 February 1888 in Dacca, India.4 Gordon Stewart Beatson died in 1913.3

Children of Gordon Stewart Beatson and Eva Ellen Drummond

Citations

  1. [S50] British Census 1881.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Tuesday, October 12, 1858.
  3. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.
  4. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Feb. 29, 1888.
  5. [S89] Family Search, India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947.
  6. [S165] Ruvigny, The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal. Clarence Volume, Exeter volume, p. 405.

Rev. Henry Beatson1

M, #10087, d. 20 March 1889
     Rev. Henry Beatson was the son of Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N. Rev. Henry Beatson died on 20 March 1889 in Glasgow.1
Successively Minister of the Parishes of Steinscholl, Small Isles and Barra.2

Citations

  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Friday, Mar 29, 1889; pg. 1; Issue 32659.
  2. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 25.

Henry (Harry) Beatson

M, #16932, b. 10 June 1746, d. 28 May 1814
     Henry (Harry) Beatson was born on 10 June 1746 in Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland.1 He married Basilea Hamilton, daughter of Basil Hamilton and Margaret Clark, on 1 August 1773 in Edinburgh.2,3 Henry (Harry) Beatson died on 28 May 1814 in Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, at the age of 671 and is buried in Kilkerran Cemetery, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute.4

Children of Henry (Harry) Beatson and Basilea Hamilton

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 200945225."
  2. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 23.
  3. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 685/01 0500 0117.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 200945225, CPT Henry “Harry” Beatson, includes gravestone photograph."
  5. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.
  6. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 24.

Henry Dundas Beatson1

M, #22459
     Henry Dundas Beatson was the son of Rev. Henry Beatson.1 Henry Dundas Beatson died young.1

Citations

  1. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 25.

Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N.

M, #10086, b. 2 May 1784, d. 4 September 1849
     Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N. was living in Campbeltown, Argyllshire. He was born on 2 May 1784 in Leith, Edinburgh.1 He was the son of Henry (Harry) Beatson and Basilea Hamilton.2 Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N. married Margaret Stewart, daughter of Roger Stewart of Stewartfield and Ronachan, on 14 June 1808 in Greenock, Renfrewshire.3,4 Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N. died on 4 September 1849 in Armadale Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland, at the age of 655 and is buried in Kilkerran Cemetery, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute.6

Children of Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N.

Children of Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N. and Margaret Stewart

Citations

  1. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 692/02 0060 0671.     
  2. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 23.
  3. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 24.
  4. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 564/03 0040 0323.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, September 15, 1849.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 167664967, CPT Henry Dundas Beatson, includes gravestone photograph."
  7. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Jan 23, 1908.
  8. [S205] Newspaper, The Scotsman, 28th May 1875, page 4.
  9. [S205] Newspaper, The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Tuesday, August 3, 1852;.

Hugh Colin Beatson1

M, #22458
     Hugh Colin Beatson was the son of Rev. Henry Beatson.1 Hugh Colin Beatson died young.1

Citations

  1. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 25.

James Beatson1

M, #22442, b. 10 April 1777, d. 1807
     James Beatson was born on 10 April 1777 in Edinburgh.2 He was the son of Henry (Harry) Beatson and Basilea Hamilton.1 James Beatson died in 1807 in Tobago.1

Citations

  1. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 23.
  2. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 692/02 0060 0518.

Jane Stewart Beatson1

F, #22464
     Jane Stewart Beatson was the daughter of Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N. and Margaret Stewart.1

Citations

  1. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 24.

John Fullarton Beatson1

M, #16933, b. December 1844, d. 18 February 1922
     John Fullarton Beatson's birth was registered in the quarter ending December 1844 in the Portsea registration district.1 He was the son of Maj. Gen. Roger Stewart Beatson R.E. and Elizabeth Mary Ann Wood.1 John Fullarton Beatson married Theresa Gordon Fraser, daughter of Rev. Donald Fraser D.D. and Theresa Eliza Isabella Gordon, on 29 October 1888 in St. Andrew's Church, Madras, India, in the notice of the marriage the groom is described as being of Mandalay, Burma and Geasmont, Helensburgh. The Times of India notes that he is ofthe Irrawaddy Flotilla Co. Ltd. of Mandalay.2,3 John Fullarton Beatson died on 18 February 1922 in 60 Cleveland Square, London, at the age of 77.4

Children of John Fullarton Beatson and Theresa Gordon Fraser

Citations

  1. [S120] Free BMD.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Thursday, November 1, 1888.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Times of India, 2 November 1888.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941.
  5. [S191] Donald Fraser, Autobiography, p. 74.
  6. [S121] 1901 British Census.

Surgeon-General John Fullarton Beatson1

M, #10824, b. 11 March 1818, d. 29 July 1898
     Surgeon-General John Fullarton Beatson. Surgeon-General H M Indian Forces.2 He was born on 11 March 1818 possibly in Greenock, Scotland.3 He was the son of Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N. and Margaret Stewart. Surgeon-General John Fullarton Beatson married Ellen Mary Ann Swinley, daughter of Major General George Henry Swinley and Sarah Jane Frith, in 1867 in Bengal, India.2 Surgeon-General John Fullarton Beatson and Ellen Mary Ann Swinley appeared in the 1881 census at 7 Courtney Place, East Teignmouth, Devon.2 Surgeon-General John Fullarton Beatson died on 29 July 1898 at 205 Cromwell Road, London, at the age of 80.3,4,5 He was buried in Paddington Cemetery, London.6

He entered the service of the Honourable East India Company in the year 1843, and was posted to the Bengal Presidency. He served with the army of the Sutlej in 1845, taking part in the defence of Ferozepore and the battle of Ferozeshah, for which he obtained a medal and clasp. He also served in the Punjab campaign, being present at various actions, and was decorated with a second medal at its close. During the Mutiny he held the responsible appointment of Chief Surgeon of the Allahabad Field Hospital, in which he rendered most efficient service. He subsequently filled the office of Garrison Surgeon at Allahabad, and was appointed Medical Storekeeper at Umballa. On his promotions to the rank of Deputy-Surgeon-General he was posted to the Meerut Circle, in which he completed the usual tour of service in that capacity. In 1875 he was selected to succeed Surgeon-General Sir John Campbell Brown, K.C.B., as head of the Bengal Medical Service, and, after five years' tenure of that post, he retired in 1880, having completed a service of thirty-seven years.
Dr. Beatson was a man of strong physique, distinguished appearance, and great ability. He possessed a high sense of honour and duty, and was endowed with great energy, strong clear, rapid judgment, much force of character, and firm, accurate grasp of detail. He was a sound physician and surgeon, and a most competent administrator. He was gifted with a keen perception and very retentive memory. His rule of men was strict, but just and generous, and his influence throughout the service was salutary and stimulating.
During his term of office he rendered valuable aid to the Government of India in arranging for medical relief measures in connection with the Madras Famine of 1877-78. Although he did not devote himself to research or contribute to medical literature, he kept himself fully au courant with medical science, and was always ready to encourage and commend good work and promote medical and sanitary progress.
His death, which was somewhat sudden and unexpected, has been the occasion of deep regret to a large circle of friends and acquaintances, to whom he endeared himself by the genuineness and warmth of his friendship and the kindliness of his disposition. The British Medical Journal, 13 August 1898, pp. 451-52.

Citations

  1. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Birthday Book.
  2. [S50] British Census 1881.
  3. [S114] D.G. Crawford, Roll of the IMS, B1438.
  4. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Monday, Aug 01, 1898; pg. 9; Issue 35583.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 167665001."

Katherine Hamilton Beatson1

F, #22451, b. 1 October 1780, d. 1 March 1855
     Katherine Hamilton Beatson was born on 1 October 1780 in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of Henry (Harry) Beatson and Basilea Hamilton.1 Katherine Hamilton Beatson was baptised on 10 October 1780 at South Leith, Midlothian.1 She married Capt. Thomas Lacy on 24 December 1810 in Cambeltown.2 Katherine Hamilton Beatson died on 1 March 1855 in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, at the age of 743 and is buried in Kilkerran Cemetery, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute.4

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 167665042."
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 167665042, Katherine Hamilton Beatson Lacy, includes gravestone photograph."

Margaret Beatson1

F, #22450, b. 9 April 1775
     Margaret Beatson was born on 9 April 1775.1 She was the daughter of Henry (Harry) Beatson and Basilea Hamilton.1 Margaret Beatson was baptised on 11 April 1775 at South Leith.1 She married Capt. James Melville on 8 April 1822 in Cambeltown.2

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910.

Margaret Beatson1

F, #22679, b. 30 January 1783
     Margaret Beatson was born on 30 January 1783 in South Leith.1 She was the daughter of Henry (Harry) Beatson and Basilea Hamilton.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

Margaret Stewart Beatson1

F, #19017, b. 1825, d. 13 February 1884
     Margaret Stewart Beatson was born in 1825.2 She was the daughter of Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N. and Margaret Stewart.1 Margaret Stewart Beatson married firstly Charles McTaggart on 27 July 1852 in Campbeltown, Argyll.1 Margaret Stewart Beatson died on 13 February 1884 in Campbeltown in the notice of her death she is called Mary Stewart McKenzie and "widow of Dr. Campbell Mackinnon, C.B. Inspector-General of Hospitals and Honorary Physician to the Queen"3 and is buried in Kilkerran Cemetery, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute.4

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Tuesday, August 3, 1852;.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 167716732."
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Thursday, February 14, 1884.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 167716732, Margaret Stewart Beatson MacTaggart, includes gravestone photograph."

Margaret Stewart Beatson1

F, #22460
     Margaret Stewart Beatson was the daughter of Rev. Henry Beatson.1

Citations

  1. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 25.

Maria Dundas Beatson1

F, #22452, b. 8 October 1796
     Maria Dundas Beatson was born on 8 October 1796 in Argyll.1 She was baptised on 9 October 1796 at Campbeltown, Argyll.1 She was the daughter of Henry (Harry) Beatson and Basilea Hamilton.1 Maria Dundas Beatson married Capt. Samuel Motley R.N. on 3 August 1819 in Cambeltown.2

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910.

Mary Stewart MacKenzie Beatson1

F, #22468
     Mary Stewart MacKenzie Beatson was the daughter of Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N. and Margaret Stewart.1

Citations

  1. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 24.

Moira Beatson1

F, #18789, b. 7 December 1903
     Moira Beatson was born on 7 December 1903 in India.1 She was the daughter of Gordon Stewart Beatson and Eva Ellen Drummond.1

Citations

  1. [S165] Ruvigny, The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal. Clarence Volume, Exeter volume, p. 405.

Patrick Macvicar Beatson1

M, #22449, d. 1796
     Patrick Macvicar Beatson was the son of Henry (Harry) Beatson and Basilea Hamilton.1 Patrick Macvicar Beatson died in 1796 in Campbeltown.1

Citations

  1. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 24.

Robert William Hay Beatson1

M, #22463, b. 1822, d. May 1824
     Robert William Hay Beatson was born in 1822 in Argyll and Bute.2 He was the son of Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N. and Margaret Stewart.1 Robert William Hay Beatson died in May 1824 in Argyll and Bute1,2 and is buried in Kilkerran Cemetery, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute.3

Citations

  1. [S586] John] Beatson, Family of Beatson, p. 24.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 167666831."
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "Memorial # 167666831, Robert William Hay Beatson, includes gravestone photograph."

Robin Montrésor Beatson1

M, #16823, b. December 1926, d. 22 June 2006
     Robin Montrésor Beatson's birth was registered in the quarter ending December 1926 in the Uxbridge, Middlesex, registration district. He was the son of Major Claude Gordon Beatson R.A.F. and Lilias Mary Ellis.1 Robin Montrésor Beatson died on 22 June 2006 in Hartfield, East Sussex, at the age of 79.

Citations

  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Oct 21, 1942.

Roger Stewart Montrésor Beatson1

M, #10121, b. 20 July 1890, d. 2 July 1916
     Roger Stewart Montrésor Beatson was born on 20 July 1890.1,2 He was the son of Walter William Gordon Beatson and Constance Mary Montrésor.1 Roger Stewart Montrésor Beatson was killed on 2 July 1916 in France at the age of 25 leading his men into action near Fricourt as a lieutenant in 6th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry attached to the 10th Battalion; though the family notice shows him being of the 4th Battalion KOYLI.1,3 He was buried in Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle.1 It would appear that he worked for the Canadian Bank of Commerce, since his death is noted in their records.

Citations

  1. [S49] CWGC.
  2. [S165] Ruvigny, The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal. Clarence Volume, Mortimer-Percy Volume p. 620.
  3. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Jul 02, 1917.

Maj. Gen. Roger Stewart Beatson R.E.

M, #436, b. 16 September 1812, d. 2 September 1896
Roger Stewart Beatson
(1812 - 1896)
     Maj. Gen. Roger Stewart Beatson R.E. was born on 16 September 1812 in Greenock, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of Capt. Henry Dundas Beatson R.N. and Margaret Stewart.2 Maj. Gen. Roger Stewart Beatson R.E. married firstly Elizabeth Mary Ann Wood, daughter of Lt. General John Sullivan Wood, on 19 November 1836 at Palace Chapel, Valetta, Malta.3 Maj. Gen. Roger Stewart Beatson R.E. married secondly Charlotte Frederica Zébée Gordon, daughter of Maj. Gen. Alexander Gordon R.E. and Zébée Anne Rose Touzi, in 1853. In 1876 in a conveyance the address of Roger Beatson and his wife Charlotte and Z.S. Bell is given as 19 Ashburnham Road, Bedford. Maj. Gen. Roger Stewart Beatson R.E. and Charlotte Frederica Zébée Gordon appear on the census of 1881 living at 57 Bromham Road, Bedford.1 Maj. Gen. Roger Stewart Beatson R.E. died on 2 September 1896 in Rotherwood, Bedford, Bedfordshire, the funeral took place at Bedford Cemetery 7th September.4
He entered the Royal Military Academy Woolwich, early in 1828, and was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers on 29 May 1832. He served in Malta from 1835 to 1839. In the latter year, while still a young Subaltern, he received from the Admiralty the responsible appointment of Director of Engineering and Architectural Works in the Dockyard and other naval establishments at Portsmouth, which he held for six years being then transferred to a similar appointment at Woolwich till its abolition in 1848. He then served in Canada till 1854; and for having rescued at great personal risk, during the destruction by fire of the Parliament House at Quebec, in February of that year, valuable public records, the rescue of which had been unsuccessfully attempted by other gentlemen he received the thanks of the Canadian Legislature. Later in the same year he was appointed Superintending-Engineer of the Ordnance Manufacturing Departments at Woolwich. On 9 November 1855 his promotion from Captain to Lieutenant Colonel was gazetted. He served in New Zealand from 1866 to 1869, during the latter half of that period commanding her Majesty's Forces in the Colony, on return from which he retired on full pay and was promoted to the honourary rank of Major-General.

Children of Maj. Gen. Roger Stewart Beatson R.E. and Elizabeth Mary Ann Wood

Children of Maj. Gen. Roger Stewart Beatson R.E. and Charlotte Frederica Zébée Gordon

Citations

  1. [S50] British Census 1881.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Morning Post (London, England), Friday, September 04, 1896.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Champion and Weekly Herald (London, England), Sunday, January 29, 1837.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Standard (London, England), Friday, September 04, 1896.
  5. [S120] Free BMD.