These were my Great Great Great Grandfather John Besley Veryard b.1820, d 1898; m Jane b 1824 d 1896. Upon his arrival in Perth he was a baker.
John and Jane had 7 offspring;
Charles William b 1848 d 1868
John Besley b 1851 d 1924 My Great Great Grandfather m 1875 Selina Arnold b 10.10.1852 d 1.8.1944 Continued father's bakery business, councillor and mayor of the city of Leederville in West. Aust. and member of parliament of WA.
Henry b1854 d 1854
Frederick b1855 d 1856
Alfred b 1857 d 1883
Francis b 1860 d 1860
Emily Jane b 1861 d 1864
John Besley and Selina only had one son
John Besley Charles b 1876 d 1961 My Great Gradfather m 1898 Beatrice Elliott b 1878 d 2.1.1928 Baker, sold up and retired.
John and Beatrice had 5 children:
Charles John Besley b 1900 d 1967. My Grandfather
m 1921 Edith Prowse b 1902 d 1956, remarried Kath Rossiter 1964.Insurance
representative, Perth City Councillor 1929-1964 and Lord Mayor 1964 to
his death in 1967.
Arnold,m Thelma, both deceased
Vernon, m Enid, both deceased
John (Jack), d1935
May, m Emille Same, both deceased
Charles and Edith had 5 children
Charles Prowse b 1922 d 1988 My Father, m 1944 Elizabeth
May Thomas b 1922 and still going strong. Airline pilot, farmer, insurance
co. manager and shopkeeper.
Joan m Clarence Scott
Marjorie m Glynn Hassell
Valerie m Colin Brown d 1986
Vaughan, b 1947 (union of Charles and Kath!), has three girls from their marriage
Charles and Elizabeth had three children
Peter Alan b 1945 m 1979 Kaye Allan(nee Ward) b 1950
div 1988; remarried 1994 Karina Howitt(nee Barrett) b 1959, Served in Royal
Australian Air Force, Commonwealth Public Service, Farmer.
Ann b 1946, m 1965 David Williams
Jacqueline b 1953, m John Boron, div.
Peter and Kaye had two boys
Matthew Peter b 1980, university student
Daniel Ward b 1981, university student
That is a history as complete as I can make it at the moment.
I can't see the connection to any of the Veryard's listed in the 1800's
but one day I hope to track back from Australia to find the links.
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