Banker. Baptised by the Reverend George Augustus Case at the Unitarian Church, High Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, 20 July 1801.07.20. Attended Case's day-school in Shrewsbury with Erasmus Alvey Darwin, then Shrewsbury School, leaving in 1816. Married Susanna Margaret Badger in the parish church of Ellesmere, Shropshire, in 1824; their three children were also baptised in the Church of England. A partner in the Shrewsbury and Welshpool Bank, Shrewsbury; retired between 1829 and 1831. By 1841 he was living apart from his family. Left an estate valued at under £100.
Sources: Shrewsbury High St. baptism register 1801.07.20 Ellesmere marriage register 1824.03.30 Shrewsbury St Julian baptism register 1825.03.12 Meole Brace baptism register 1829.09.30 and 1831.04.01 Beck, John Will 1873 257 Death certificate, district of St Chad, Shrewsbury 1873.02.15 Census returns 1841 and 1851 PRO HO107/925/65 and HO107/1992/749 from John Beck, 6 October 1864 Pigot's 1828 Shrewsbury School register
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