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Mrs.Harriet BEARD - The Miners Friend


A highly respected and influential lady who with her husband John were early settlers in Tambaroura, she owned a variety of commercial, pastoral and mining interests in and around Tambaroura and was quite arguably the most successful person to have lived on the Tambaroora Goldfield. This is only a chronological order of events of the time Mrs. Beard spent in Tambaroora, it is not complete or comprehensive.

(Information to be added when found)


There are 3 categories:
Personal Information
Land Acquisitions and Sales
Mining Interests

PERSONAL DATA
23 Nov 1854 Newspaper - Family Contact Notice
Emily Corner, sister of Harriet Beard
Dec 1854 Subscription - of £0/10/0 towards the erection of a new Catholic Church (007) Page 3, 16 Dec 1854
30 Jun 1865 Occupation noted as a Storekeeper (249)
1 Jul 1865 Issued a Publican Licence for the Railway Hotel
Return of Publicans Licence Issued
Effective 1st Jul 1865 to 30th Jun 1866
1872 Publican of the Railway Hotel (48)
1872 Proprietor and Storekeeper of the Railway Stores on Mudgee Road (108)
9 Feb 1872 Railway Hotel Improvements and new General Store
undertaken by Harriet Beard
1873 Publican of the Railway Hotel (48)
3 May 1873 Living at "Arthur Leigh" Albion Street, Sydney (377)
9 Mar 1906 Will of Harriet BEARD
24 May 1906 Epitaph to Mrs. Harriet Beard
29 Jun 1907 Auction of the Estate of Harriet Beard
Features Named: Beard Street in Tambaroora Township

Beard Street in Hill End Village

LAND ACQUISITIONS and SALES
8 Mar 1861 Purchased Lot 36 (PoU)
For (G. Dewdney in Trust), known as the "Burnt Down Station"
(Disposal date not known) (591)
8 Mar 1861 Purchased Lot 37 (PoU)
(Disposal date not known) (591)
8 Mar 1861 Purchased Lot 38 (PoU)
(Disposal date not known) (591)
8 Mar 1861 Purchased Lot 42(PoU)
(G. Dewdney in Trust)
(Disposal date not known) (592)
8 Mar 1861 Purchased Lot 43 (PoU)
(Selected by H. Beard)
(Disposal date not known) (592)
8 Mar 1861 Purchase of Lot 44 by John BEARD, possibly transferred to Harriet BEARD on the death of John in 1863 (PoU)
(Disposal date not known) (594)
1862 Applied for Lot 60 of 60 acres on Semphills Creek, Boiga (PoB). The Crown plan notes the improvements were "old huts and yards to the value of about £15/0/0 in use as a sheep station". This would have been Boiga Station that Harriet sold in 1871 (593)
(Disposal date not known)
26 Aug 1863 Received from the Estate of her husband John BEARD Lot 13 Section 3
Administration of Deceased Estate

(The original Certificate of Title does not show a disposal, no further transactions noted on the CT)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
26 Aug 1863 Received from the Estate of her husband John BEARD Lot 14 Section 3
Administration of Deceased Estate

(The original Certificate of Title does not show a disposal, no further transactions noted on the CT)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
12 Dec 1863 Acquired Lot 12 Section 3 (114)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
12 Dec 1863 Acquired Lot 1 Section 4A (110)
(Sold 1872)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
Note: Site of the Railway Hotel and Railway Stores and later the Hargraves Hotel Complex
12 Dec 1863 Acquired Lot 2 Section 4A (112)
(Sold 1872)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
Note: This Lot was part of the Railway / Hargraves Hotel Complex
25 May 1865 Purchased Lot 1 Section 8 (151)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
30 Jun 1865 Purchased Lot 3 Section 2 with Joseph STEPHENS as Tenants in Common from the Insolvent Estate of Edward LONG (249)
(A Title search in 2015 showed Harriet BEARD and Joseph STEPHENS as still being the Tenants in Common in equal shares)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
Note: Indenture Deed 1865 Insolvent Estate of Edward Long. Joseph Stephens died in 1869. (387)
30 Jun 1865 Purchased Lot 4 Section 2 with Joseph STEPHENS as Tenants in Common from the Insolvent Estate of Edward LONG (249)
(A Title search in 2015 showed Harriet BEARD and Joseph STEPHENS as still being the Tenants in Common in equal shares)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
Note: Indenture Deed 1865 Insolvent Estate of Edward Long. Joseph Stephens died in 1869.
30 Jun 1865 Purchased Lot 5 Section 2 with Joseph STEPHENS as Tenants in Common from the Insolvent Estate of Edward LONG (249)
(A Title search in 2015 showed Harriet BEARD and Joseph STEPHENS as still being the Tenants in Common in equal shares)
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Google Map (005)
1892 Map (006) Note: Indenture Deed 1865 Insolvent Estate of Edward Long. Joseph Stephens died in 1869. (388)
12 Oct 1865 Purchased Lot 2 Section 3 with Joseph STEPHENS as Tenants in Common from the Insolvent Estate of Edward LONG (280)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
23 May 1867 Purchased District Lot 10 (PoT) (248)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (004) 1877 Map (003)
Note: Part of the Estate of Harriet's husband John BEARD
23 May 1867 Purchased District Lot 11 (PoT) (248)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map 1877 (004) 1877 Map (003)
Note: Part of the Estate of Harriet's husband John BEARD
18 Nov 1867 A conditional land purchase No.1284 of 60 acres on the 11 Feb 1862 by Harriet BEARD became lapsed for non-fulfilment of the conditions. (43) No.206 dated 19 Nov, Page 3087
3 Dec 1867 Purchased Lot 2 Section 8 (156)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
3 Dec 1867 Purchased Lot 3 Section 8 (158)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
1868 Purchased District Lot 70 (PoT) (628)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (004)
1877 Map (003)
21 Jul 1868 Purchased District Lot 51 (PoT) (619)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (004) 1877 Map (003) Acquired by Application by Transmission by the Executors of her Estate (619)
21 Jul 1868 Purchased District Lot 52 (PoT) (620)
(Retained until Death) (619)
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Google Map (004) 1877 Map (003) Acquired by Application by Transmission by the Executors of her Estate (620)
24 Jul 1868 Purchased District Lot 69 (PoT) (627)
(Retained until Death) Maps: (Note)
Google Map (004)
1877 Map (003)
28 Jun 1869 Purchased Lot 17 Section 3 (380)
(Sold 1873)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
28 Jun 1869 Purchased Lot 18 Section 3 (382)
(Sold 1873)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
26 Jul 1869 Purchased District Lot 63 (PoT) (588)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (004)
1877 Map (003)
26 Jul 1869 Purchased District Lot 64 (PoT) (589)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (004)
1877 Map (003)
19 Aug 1871 Boiga Station For Sale
26 Sep 1871 Purchased District Lot 36 (PoCa) (584)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (004) 1877 Map (003)
22 Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 10 Section 11 (430)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
22 Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 1 Section 17 (444)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
22 Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 2 Section 17 (445)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
22 Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 3 Section 17 (446)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
22 Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 2 Section 18 (447)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
22 Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 3 Section 18 (448)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
22 Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 4 Section 18 (449)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
16 Feb 1872 Purchased Lot 1 Section 3
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
1 Jun 1872 Sale of the Railway Stores and Railway Hotel
Also known as Mrs.Beards Stores and Hotel, later known as the Hargraves Hotel
(Lot 1 and 2 Section 4A)
3 May 1873 Purchased Lot 16 Section 3 (377)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (005) 1892 Map (006)
d M 18?? Acquired District Lot 71 (PoT) (068)
(Retained until Death)
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Google Map (004)
1877 Map (003)
d M 18?? Acquired District Lot 72 (PoT) (068)
(Retained until Death) Maps: (Note)
Google Map (004)
1877 Map (003)
d M 18?? Acquired District Lot 82 (PoT) (068)
(Retained until Death) Maps: (Note)
Google Map (004)
1877 Map (003)
d M 18?? Acquired District Lot 107 (PoT)(003)
(Retained until Death) Maps: (Note)
Google Map (004)
1877 Map (003)

MINING INTERESTS
Batteries
Companies
Leases


BATTERIES
Battery: Excelsior Battery
Battery: Beards Battery

COMPANIES
Company: CHARLES DICKENS GMC
Company: BEARD and TALLENTYRE CLAIM
Company: CARROL and BEARD GMC
Company: FISCHER and BEARD
Company: GREAT DARLEY MAINE QMC

MINING LEASES
Lease: 255 - GL
Lease: 803 - GL
Lease: 840 - GL
Lease: 1098 - GL
Lease: 1156 - GL
Lease: 2090 - GL
Lease: 2670 - GL
Lease: 3408 - GL
Mining Interest: 4093 - GL
Mining Interest: 4094 - GL
Mining Interest: 4695 - GL

The End