Beryl Best

F, b. 1914, d. 29 April 1933
  • Beryl Best was born in 1914 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Elizabeth Agnes Suttor.
  • Beryl Best died on 29 April 1933 in Brisbane General Hospital. An inquiry was held into her death :- BERYL BEST, late of 113 Alfred street, Valley, died at the Brisbane General Hospital on April 29. At an inquiry into her death, held before Mr. J. J. Leahy, Deputy City Coroner, at the City Coroner's Court on Saturday, Elizabeth Agnes Primmer, mother of the deceased girl, said that on April 24 she had consulted a doctor at the Brisbane General Hospital. On her return home she showed the witness a box of pills and a bottle of medicine. She remarked that the pills were intended to make her sleep. Before this she had complained she could not sleep and had a pain in her side. On April 26, said the witness, she left home at 10.50 p.m. for her pie stall, and returned at 4.30 a.m. Her daughter was lying face downwards and snoring She was taken to the Brisbane General Hospital, and died at 6.10 a.m. on April. 29. Dr. Eustace Russell and Dr. Pye said she had suffered from pneumonia. Her other daughter found the pill box, which was empty, in the kitchen of her home. The witness had at first thought that an over-dose of the pills had caused her daughter 's death, but was now satisfied that death was due to natural causes. She did not think her daugh ter had any intention of taking her own life. Constable P. K. O'Farrell said a post mortem examination was held on on the body of Beryl Best. The medi cal certificate was to the effect that death was due to pneumonia. The inquiry was closed."

Cyril McDonald Best

M, b. 1906

Edwin Best

M, b. 1864
  • Edwin Best was born in 1864 in Somerset, England.
  • He was the son of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census, Edwin Best was living in the household of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey in Somerset, England. Oliver is shown as a 38 year old farm labourer born Chiselborough, living with his wife Dinah 37 and children John 9, Edwin 7, Mary 5 and Emily 2 all born Chiselborough.

  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census, Edwin Best was living in the household of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey in Somerset. Oliver is shown as a 47 year old farm labourer living with his wife Dinah, and children Edwin 17 a labourer; Mary Jane 15 a domestic servant; Emily 12 a domestic servant and Walter 10 a scholar. All the family were born in Chiselborough.

Eliza Jane Best

F, b. circa 1880, d. 1943

Elva Florence Best

F, b. 1899

Emily Best

F, b. 1869
  • Emily Best was born in 1869 in Somerset, England.
  • She was the daughter of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census, Emily Best was living in the household of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey in Somerset, England. Oliver is shown as a 38 year old farm labourer born Chiselborough, living with his wife Dinah 37 and children John 9, Edwin 7, Mary 5 and Emily 2 all born Chiselborough.

  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census, Emily Best was living in the household of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey in Somerset. Oliver is shown as a 47 year old farm labourer living with his wife Dinah, and children Edwin 17 a labourer; Mary Jane 15 a domestic servant; Emily 12 a domestic servant and Walter 10 a scholar. All the family were born in Chiselborough.

Emmanuel Best

M, b. circa 1855

Horace Best

M, b. 1911, d. 1973
  • Horace Best was born in 1911 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Elizabeth Agnes Suttor.
  • Horace Best died in 1973 in Queensland.

Hubert Clement Best

F, b. 1882, d. 1962

John Best

M, b. circa 1869
  • John Best was born circa 1869.
  • John Best married Elizabeth Cridge Hooper, daughter of Mary Hooper, on 25 April 1895 in Merriott. The marriage record shows: John Best, 26, bachelor, Norton Sub Hamdon, a labourer, father Frederick Best a labourer, witness Charles Cable. Elizabeth Hooper, 27 spinster, Merriott, fathers name and occupation not given, witness Emily Hooper.

John Best

M, b. 1862
  • John Best was born in 1862 in Somerset, England.
  • He was the son of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census, John Best was living in the household of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey in Somerset, England. Oliver is shown as a 38 year old farm labourer born Chiselborough, living with his wife Dinah 37 and children John 9, Edwin 7, Mary 5 and Emily 2 all born Chiselborough.

Maria Best

F, b. 1868, d. 10 December 1956
  • Maria Best was born in 1868 in New Zealand.
  • At the age of 23 years, Maria Best married Frank Cresswell, son of Edward Cresswell and Ann Eyles, on 10 June 1891 in New Zealand.
  • Maria Best and Frank Cresswell lived in New Zealand on 13 October 1917 when their son Douglas left for Liverpool during WWI. They moved to 81 Manawatu St., Palmerston North, which is the address recorded on their son Edward's War Record with the Commomwealth War Graves Commission. Edward died in Ypes on 29 November 1917.
  • On 29 November 1917,their son, Edward George Cresswell died in Belgium at age 23.
  • On 23 July 1952,her husband, Frank Cresswell died in New Zealand at age 84. He was living at 61 MANAWATU ST at the time of his death and was a farmer.
  • Maria Best died on 10 December 1956 in New Zealand. She was a widow living at 61 Manawatu Street at the time of her death.
  • Maria was buried on 12 December 1956 in Kelvin Grove Cemetery and Crematorium, Palmeston North.

Children of Maria Best and Frank Cresswell

Mary Best

F, b. 1866
  • Mary Best was born in 1866 in Somerset, England.
  • She was the daughter of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census, Mary Best was living in the household of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey in Somerset, England. Oliver is shown as a 38 year old farm labourer born Chiselborough, living with his wife Dinah 37 and children John 9, Edwin 7, Mary 5 and Emily 2 all born Chiselborough.

  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census, Mary Best was living in the household of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey in Somerset. Oliver is shown as a 47 year old farm labourer living with his wife Dinah, and children Edwin 17 a labourer; Mary Jane 15 a domestic servant; Emily 12 a domestic servant and Walter 10 a scholar. All the family were born in Chiselborough.

Olive Murial Best

F, b. 1902

Oliver Best

M, b. 14 August 1836, d. March 1901
  • Oliver Best was baptized on 14 August 1836 in Somerset.
  • He was the son of Robert Best and Jane Unknown.
  • At the age of 22 years, 6 months and 1 day, Oliver Best married Dinah Hockey, daughter of Thomas Hockey and Elizabeth Chant, on 15 February 1859 in Somerset, England.
  • Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Somerset, England. Oliver is shown as a 38 year old farm labourer born Chiselborough, living with his wife Dinah 37 and children John 9, Edwin 7, Mary 5 and Emily 2 all born Chiselborough.

  • Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Somerset. Oliver is shown as a 47 year old farm labourer living with his wife Dinah, and children Edwin 17 a labourer; Mary Jane 15 a domestic servant; Emily 12 a domestic servant and Walter 10 a scholar. All the family were born in Chiselborough.

  • His death was recorded with the Somerset Registration District in the March 1901 Quarter.

Children of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey

Robert Best

M, b. circa 1797
  • Robert Best was born circa 1797 in Norton Sub Hamdon.
  • Robert Best married Jane Unknown on 21 May 1823 in Norton Sub Hamdon.

Child of Robert Best and Jane Unknown

Walter Best

M, b. 1881
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census, Walter Best was living in the household of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey in Somerset. Oliver is shown as a 47 year old farm labourer living with his wife Dinah, and children Edwin 17 a labourer; Mary Jane 15 a domestic servant; Emily 12 a domestic servant and Walter 10 a scholar. All the family were born in Chiselborough.

  • Walter Best was born in 1881 in Somerset, England.
  • He was the son of Oliver Best and Dinah Hockey.

Olga Besthbestle

F, b. circa 1890, d. 1957
  • Olga Besthbestle was born circa 1890. She was the daughter of Heinrich Bestonbostel and Emielie Biermann.
  • Olga Besthbestle married Karl Lindemeier circa 1920.
  • Olga Besthbestle and Karl Lindemeier appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Cooyar. Karl was a farmer as was their son Heinrich.
  • Olga Besthbestle died in 1957 in Queensland.

Children of Olga Besthbestle and Karl Lindemeier

Charles Edward Beswick

M, b. 1888, d. 1927
  • Charles Edward Beswick was born in 1888 in New Zealand.
  • At the age of 24 years, Charles Edward Beswick married Amy Beach, daughter of John Octavius Beach and Eleanor Sutton, in 1912 in New Zealand.
  • Charles Edward Beswick died in 1927 in New Zealand.

Children of Charles Edward Beswick and Amy Beach

Maisie Amy Valerie Beswick

F, b. 29 December 1918, d. 8 September 1988
  • Maisie Amy Valerie Beswick was born on 29 December 1918 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Edward Beswick and Amy Beach.
  • At the age of 25 years, 7 months and 10 days, Maisie Amy Valerie Beswick married Frank Logue Currie on 8 August 1944 in New Zealand.
  • In 1984,her husband, Frank Logue Currie died in New Zealand.
  • Maisie Amy Valerie Beswick died on 8 September 1988 in New Zealand at age 69.

Sydney Edward Beswick

M, b. 31 August 1913, d. 27 January 1977
  • Sydney Edward Beswick was born on 31 August 1913 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Charles Edward Beswick and Amy Beach.
  • Sydney Edward Beswick died on 27 January 1977 in New Zealand at age 63.

Albert Charles Betts

M, b. 31 July 1896

Alfred Alex Thomas Betts

M, b. 17 September 1899
  • Alfred Alex Thomas Betts was born on 17 September 1899 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of George Thomas Betts and Selina Burgess.
  • At the age of 24 years, 1 month and 28 days, Alfred Alex Thomas Betts married Emma Elizabeth Riley on 14 November 1923 in Tasmania.
  • Alfred Alex Thomas Betts enlisted in the Australian Army on 1 July 1942 in Tasmania His service number was T50976 and he was living at Railton at the time he enlisted. He gave his next of kin as his wife Emma BETTS.

Allen George Betts

M, b. 13 January 1915, d. 8 May 1918
  • Allen George Betts was born on 13 January 1915 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of George Thomas Betts and Selina Burgess.
  • Allen George Betts died on 8 May 1918 in Latrobe Hospital at age 3.

Edith May Betts

F, b. 21 February 1912

Edward Frank Betts

M, b. 19 July 1902

Elsie May Betts

F, b. 22 April 1901, d. 21 July 1901

Frederick Edward James (Jim) Betts

M, b. 10 March 1872, d. 20 July 1954
  • Frederick Edward James (Jim) Betts was born on 10 March 1872 in Tasmania. He was the son of Frederick James BETTS and Sarah Jane SMITH.
  • At the age of 20 years, 7 months and 8 days, Frederick Edward James (Jim) Betts married Emma Burgess, daughter of William Burgess and Rebecca Pickett, on 18 October 1892 in Tasmania.
  • On 6 October 1943,his wife, Emma Burgess died in Pardoe Street, East Devonport, at age 75. She died at her home.
  • Frederick Edward James (Jim) Betts died on 20 July 1954 in 5 Pardoe Street, East Devonport, at age 82.
  • Frederick was buried on 22 July 1954 in Railton Cemetery.

Children of Frederick Edward James (Jim) Betts and Emma Burgess

George Thomas Betts

M, b. 18 September 1874, d. 25 November 1972
  • George Thomas Betts was also known as Skipper.
  • He was born on 18 September 1874 in Collingwood, Victoria. He was the son of George BETTS and Elizabeth or (Bertha) ATTO.
  • At the age of 24 years, 8 months and 6 days, George Thomas Betts married Selina Burgess, daughter of George Burgess and Mary Ann Smith, on 24 May 1899 in Tasmania. George was a farmer.
  • George Thomas Betts died on 25 November 1972 in Tasmania at age 98.

Children of George Thomas Betts and Selina Burgess

Hilda Elizabeth Betts

F, b. 18 December 1909