Isaac BEER of Yarcombe
Isaac BEER 1840-1909
Isaac was born in 1840 in Yarcombe, Devon. In the 1841 census Isaac is 9 months old, and living with parents Isaac and Ruth BEER, at the Yarcombe Inn, Yarcombe. Only 10 years later he is a farm servant for James SPILLER at Broadly Farm, Yarcombe. In 1861 he is an Agricultural Labourer, living at Staple Fitzpaine, near Taunton, about 8 miles north of Yarcombe.
Marriage to Mary Collins
Some time between 1861 and 1864 Isaac moved further north and across to Cardiff. He married Mary COLLINS in Cardiff in mid 1864 and by the time of the 1871 census they were living at Hayes Farm, Sully. Isaac was still working as an Ag. Labourer. Sully is a few miles south of Cardiff. The census enumerator obviously had some problems with Isaac's accent, recording him as BEARD, and born in Yarkem.
Isaac and Mary had six children:
In 1881 the family had moved to 32 Dock St, Cogan, Penarth, close to Cardiff:
In late 1884 Mary died (Dec 1884 Cardiff 11a/164).
Marriage to Sarah Ann PRICE
Issac soon married again, to Sarah Ann PRICE. The marriage was recorded at Bedminster (March quarter 1886, 5c/981). Bedminster is now a southern suburb of Bristol, and although Bristol is just across the Bristol Channel from Penarth where Isaac was living, it is not at all clear why the marriage took place there. Sarah Ann had been born in Gloucester in 1850. Sarah was aged 36 at the time of marriage and it appears likely that she had not been married previously.
In the 1891 census Isaac and Sarah Ann are living at 28 James St, Penarth, Wales. With them are sons John, Albert and James, as well as Ethel PRICE (Sarah's niece) and Ruth BEER, Isaac's mother. Isaac occupation appears to be Grocer:
In 1901 Isaac and family had moved around the corner to 19 Maughan St, Penarth. Ethel Price, Sarah's niece is still with them and now they have John Price (probably Sarah's brother) with them as well.
Isaac died in Cardiff in 1909.
There are several death records for Sarah Ann BEER. The most likely is the one for Mar 1911 at Gloucester, her place of birth (6a/232).
Last updated: 18 December 2011