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History of the Bean Family opposite page 37
Thomas May's who is Lord of the Manor of Mersea & takes the great tithes, and is also patron of the living He was for many years resident in this place and now lives in Colchester. They have educated a niece, a nice pretty girl who is engaged to W. Alexander Bean. We dined to spend a pleasant evening with music, and returned a little before eleven oclock.
A later extract
"15 Feb 1852 Sunday. I walked home with the Beans and sat for a few moments with them and they bid me a very kind farewell. I leave Mersea with a feeling of regret as one always must have when one has experienced kindness. I wonder whether I shall see them again! Possibly never. And now I find the use of my Journal for the remembrance of them all will not quite pass away."
Miss Webb never met my relatives again. She had spent several months in Mersea and had become very intimate with Uncle Henry and Aunt Emily. She met at Rosebank all my Uncles except Uncle John, there is no mention of her having known my father, nor my Grandparents Bean, though she speaks of them as "living at Peldon Hall", but apparently she never went there herself. My Father was then living in London. She writes most highly of Uncle Joe and Uncle William as ...
Photo: Mersea Museum
Image ID FBN_076
Category 1 Families-->Bean / May
Category 2 Places-->Peldon-->People
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