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John Thomas Becher

Male abt 1770 - 1848  (~ 78 years)



  • Name John Thomas Becher  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth abt 1770  Cork Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4, 5, 6
    • Year of birth stated as 1770 by DNB et al; possibly 1769, since aged 78 at death 03 Jan 1848.
    • eldest son of Michael Henry Becher and Catherine French
    Education 13 Jan 1783 -  Westminster School Find all individuals with events at this location ; King's Scholar  [3, 7
    Education 1788 - 1792  Christ Church College, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • matriculated 22 May 1778 age 18
    Degree/Qualif. 1792  Oxford University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [3, 4
    Degree/Qualif. 1795  Oxford University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [3, 4
    Occupation 1799 - 1848  St Peter, Thurgarton Find all individuals with events at this location ; Perpetual Curate of Thurgarton and Hoveringham  [4, 8
    Occupation 1801 - 1804  All Saints, Rampton Find all individuals with events at this location ; Vicar  [4, 8
    Occupation 1802 - 1827  St John the Baptist, Midsomer Norton Find all individuals with events at this location ; Vicar  [4, 8
    Residence 1802 - 1848  Hill House, Southwell Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 7
    Marriage 06 Jan 1802  Southwell Minster Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 7, 8
    Mary Drake Becher,   b. abt 1769, Southwell Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1837, Southwell Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Post/Rank/Title 1816 - 1836  Newark Find all individuals with events at this location ; Chairman, Quarter Sessions  [8
    Occupation 1818 - 1848  Southwell Minster Find all individuals with events at this location ; Prebendary & Vicar-General  [3, 8
    Occupation 1827 - 1848  St Michael & All Angels, Farnsfield Find all individuals with events at this location ; Vicar  [8
    Occupation 1830 - 1848  St Peter, Barnburgh Find all individuals with events at this location ; Rector  [4, 8
    Death 03 Jan 1848  Hill House, Southwell Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4, 6
    • also reported to have died on 06 Jan 1841 and on 03 Jun 1841 [thePeerage.com]
    • On the 3d inst., at Hill House, Southwell, in the 79th year of his age, Rev. John Thomas Becher, Senior Canon and Vicar General of the Collegiate Church of Southwell, and Rector of Barnborough, Yorkshire [6]
    Burial   Southwell Minster Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Notes 
    • Author of works on political and social economics, and prison reform.
      Friend of Lord Byron who often stayed at Hill House. [7]
    • Will dated 20 Aug 1847, proved York 29 Feb 1848 [7]
    • Becher, John Thomas, eldest son of Michael Becher, of Cork, Ireland, by Catherine French; b. 1770; adm. Jan. 13, 1783; K.S. 1784; elected to Ch. Ch. Oxon. 1788, matric. May 22, 1788; B.A. 1792; M.A. 1795; adm. to Lincoln's Inn April 21, 1788; ordained; Perpetual Curate of Thurgarton and Hoveringham, Notts, 1799; Vicar of Rampton, Notts, and Midsomer Norton, Somerset, March 11, 1802; Prebendary and Vicar-General of Southwell, Notts, Jan. 22, 1818; Rector of Barnborough, Yorks, 1803; Chairman of Quarter Sessions for North Notts 1806-36; devoted himself to the work of local administration, and took a great interest in everything relating to the social condition of the people; author of The Anti-Pauper System (1828), and other works on social economy; m. Jan. 6, 1802, Mary, daughter of the Rev. William Becher, Prebendary of Southwell; d. Jan. 3, 1848. [Record of Old Westminsters, 1927]
    Person ID I2238  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2011 

    Family Mary Drake Becher,   b. abt 1769, Southwell Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1837, Southwell Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Marriage 06 Jan 1802  Southwell Minster Find all individuals with events at this location ; Type: possibly cousins  [2, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Mary Cranfield Becher,   b. abt 1802, Southwell Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jun 1885, Southwell Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F0531  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt 1770 - Cork Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - King's Scholar - 13 Jan 1783 - - Westminster School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1788 - 1792 - Christ Church College, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1792 - Oxford University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MA - 1795 - Oxford University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Perpetual Curate of Thurgarton and Hoveringham - 1799 - 1848 - St Peter, Thurgarton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Vicar - 1801 - 1804 - All Saints, Rampton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Vicar - 1802 - 1827 - St John the Baptist, Midsomer Norton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1802 - 1848 - Hill House, Southwell Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 06 Jan 1802 - Southwell Minster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Type: possibly cousins - 06 Jan 1802 - Southwell Minster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPost/Rank/Title - Chairman, Quarter Sessions - 1816 - 1836 - Newark Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Prebendary & Vicar-General - 1818 - 1848 - Southwell Minster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Vicar - 1827 - 1848 - St Michael & All Angels, Farnsfield Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Rector - 1830 - 1848 - St Peter, Barnburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 03 Jan 1848 - Hill House, Southwell Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Southwell Minster Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, Southwell Minster, Bishop's transcripts (IGI), 26 Dec 1802.
      dau Mary

    2. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, Southwell Minster, Bishop's transcripts (IGI), 06 Jan 1802.

    3. [S13] thePeerage.com.
      citing Burke's Irish Family Records et al

    4. [S31] Oxford University Alumni.

    5. [S22] IGI / BVRI, LDS member post 1991.

    6. [S11] Newspaper, The Standard, 06 Jan 1848.
      death notice

    7. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Walker Family Tree.
      letter AW to PFBT 13 Sep 1995

    8. [S21] Dictionary of National Biography.