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Mrs.Harriet BEARD - The Miners Friend

(Information to be added when found)


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 and does not at this stage include any of her extensive mining interests in Hill End.

23th Nov 1854 Family Contact
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

8th Mar 1861 Purchased Lot 36 (PoU)
(G. Dewdney in Trust), known as the "Burnt Down Station"
(Asset situation unknown as at 10 May 2018)
(591)

8th Mar 1861 Purchased Lot 37 (PoU)
(Asset situation unknown as at 10 May 2018)
(591)

8th Mar 1861 Purchased Lot 38 (PoU)
(Asset situation unknown as at 10 May 2018)
(591)

8th Mar 1861 Purchased Lot 42 (PoU)
(G. Dewdney in Trust)
(Asset situation unknown as at 10 May 2018)
(592)

8th Mar 1861 Purchased Lot 43 (PoU)
(Selected by H. Beard)
(Asset situation unknown as at 10 May 2018)
(592)

8th Mar 1861 Purchase of Lot 44 by John BEARD, possibly transferred to Harriet BEARD on the death of John in 1863 (PoU)
(Asset situation unknown as at 10 May 2018)
(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)
(Asset situation unknown as at 10 May 2018)


12th Dec 1863 Purchased Lot 12 Section 3
(114)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

26th Aug 1863 Received from the Estate of her husband John BEARD Lot 13 Section 3
(236) No.157, dated 14th Aug, Page 1787
(The original Certificate of Title does not show a Transfer, no further transactions noted on the CT)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

26th Aug 1863 Received from the Estate of her husband John BEARD Lot 14 Section 3
(236) No.157, dated 14th Aug, Page 1787
(The original Certificate of Title does not show a Transfer, no further transactions noted on the CT)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

12th Dec 1863 Purchased Lot 1 Section 4A
(110)
(Sold 1872)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)
Note: Site of the Railway Hotel and Railway Stores and later the Hargraves Hotel Complex

12th Dec 1863 Purchased Lot 2 Section 4A
(112)
(Sold 1872)
Maps:
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)
Note: This Lot was part of the Railway / Hargraves Hotel Complex

25th May 1865 Purchased Lot 1 Section 8
(151)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

30th Jun 1865 Occupation noted as a Storekeeper
(249)

30th 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)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)
Note: Indenture Deed 1865 Insolvent Estate of Edward Long. Joseph Stephens died in 1869.
(387)

30th 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 (6)
Note: Indenture Deed 1865 Insolvent Estate of Edward Long. Joseph Stephens died in 1869.

30th 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)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6) Note: Indenture Deed 1865 Insolvent Estate of Edward Long. Joseph Stephens died in 1869.
(388)

1st Jul 1865 Issued a Publican Licence for the Railway Hotel
Return of Publicans Licence Issued
Effective 1st Jul 1865 to 30th Jun 1866
12th Oct 1865 Purchased Lot 2 Section 3 with Joseph STEPHENS as Tenants in Common from the Insolvent Estate of Edward LONG
(280)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

23rd May 1867 Purchased District Lot 10 (PoT)
(248)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (04) 1877 Map (3)
Note: Part of the Estate of Harriet's husband John BEARD

23rd May 1867 Purchased District Lot 11 (PoT)
(248)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map 1877 (04) 1877 Map (03)
Note: Part of the Estate of Harriet's husband John BEARD

18th Nov 1867 A conditional land purchase No.1284 of 60 acres on the 11th Feb 1862 by Harriet BEARD became lapsed for non-fulfilment of the conditions.
(43) No.206 dated 19 Nov, Page 3087

3rd Dec 1867 Purchased Lot 2 Section 8
(156)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

3rd Dec 1867 Purchased Lot 3 Section 8
(158)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

1868 Purchased District Lot 70 (PoT)
(628)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (04) 1877 Map (03)

21st Jul 1868 Purchased District Lot 51 (PoT)
(619)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (04) 1877 Map (03)



Acquired by Application by Transmission by the Executors of her Estate
(619)
21st Jul 1868 Purchased District Lot 52 (PoT)
(620)
(Probate)
(619) Maps: (Note)
Google Map (04) 1877 Map (03)



Acquired by Application by Transmission by the Executors of her Estate
(620)
24th Jul 1868 Purchased District Lot 69 (PoT)
(627)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (04) 1877 Map (03)

28th Jun 1869 Purchased Lot 17 Section 3
(380)
(Sold 1873)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

28th Jun 1869 Purchased Lot 18 Section 3
(382)
(Sold 1873)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

26th Jul 1869 Purchased District Lot 63 (PoT)
(588)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (04) 1877 Map (03)

26th Jul 1869 Purchased District Lot 64 (PoT)
(589)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (04) 1877 Map (03)

11th Aug 1870 New Battery Acquired by Mrs. Harriet BEARD



19th Aug 1871 Boiga Station For Sale
(Sold)

26th Sep 1871 Purchased District Lot 36 (PoCa)
(584)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (04) 1877 Map (03)

22th Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 10 Section 11
(430)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

22nd Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 1 Section 17
(444)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

22nd Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 2 Section 17
(445)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

22nd Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 3 Section 17
(446)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

22nd Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 2 Section 18
(447)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

22nd Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 3 Section 18
(448)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

22nd Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 4 Section 18
(449)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

1872 Proprietor and Storekeeper of the Railway Stores on Mudgee Road
(108)

1872 Publican of the Railway Hotel
(48)

9th Feb 1872 Railway Hotel Improvements and new General Store
undertaken by Harriet Beard


16th Feb 1872 Purchased Lot 1 Section 3
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

1st 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)
13thMay 1872 Gold Lease 2670
with Dewdney
(049) No.159, Pg.1746 dtd 22nd Jun 1873

1873 Publican of the Railway Hotel
(48)

3rd May 1873 Purchased Lot 16 Section 3
(377)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (005) 1892 Map (6)

3rd May 1873 Living at "Arthur Leigh" Albion Street, Sydney
(377)

Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 71 (PoT)
(68)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (04) 1877 Map (03)

Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 72 (PoT)
(68)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (04) 1877 Map (03)

Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 82 (PoT)
(68)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (04) 1877 Map (03)

Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 107 (PoT)(03)
(Probate)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (04) 1877 Map (03)

Mining Assets: Proprietor of the Excelsior Battery

9th Mar 1906 Will of Harriet BEARD



24th May 1906 Epitaph to Mrs. Harriet Beard



29th Jun 1907 Auction of the Estate of Harriet Beard

To be Continued