|William Robinson Beecroft Sr.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Census in 1880 in Beaver Meadows, Carbon, PA. 2 The 1880 census recorded William Becroft, 37, miner, with wife Elizabeth, 34; and daughter Elizabeth, 11, all three born in England, plus these children born in Pennsylvania: son R. J., 7; William, 6; Henry, 4; daughter M.A., 2; and daughter Jane, 2 months old (born in April 1880).
2. Obituary: Plain Speaker: obituary of William Beacroft on 21 May 1898 in Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 3 William Beacroft, a former resident of Stockton, Harwood and this city, died yesterday at his home in Shenandoah, aged 54 years. He is survived by four sons and two daughters and the funeral is to take place tomorrow morning, the remains arriving here on the 10:42 train. Interment will follow in the Vine street cemetery. Mr. Beacroft left this city about nine years ago and located in Shenandoah where he engaged in coal mining.
3. Obituary: Plain Speaker: Funeral of William Beacroft on 23 May 1898 in Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 7 The remains of the late William Beacroft, of Shenandoah, arrived in town yesterday morning of the 10:42 train and were conveyed to Vine street cemetery, where interment was made. Deceased was a brother to John Beacroft, until recently of Coleraine, and was well known throughout this section where his family resided years ago.
William married Elizabeth Isabella Kay, daughter of Robert Kay and Isabella Dickinson, on 28 Dec 1867 in Houghton le Spring, , DUR, ENG.1 (Elizabeth Isabella Kay was born on 21 Nov 1846 in Houghton le Spring, , DUR, ENG 8 9 10 11, christened on 20 Dec 1846 in Houghton le Spring: Bishopwearmouth St. Michael, , DUR, ENG,11 died on 21 Mar 1916 in West Hazleton, Luzerne, PA 12 13 and was buried on 24 Mar 1916 in Hazleton: Vine Street Cemetery, Luzerne, PA 12 13.)
1 FamilySearch.org, England Marriages, 1538–1973, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NNKM-KWJ William Beecroft and Isabel Kay, 28 Dec 1867.
2 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Beaver Meadow Mines, Carbon, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1107; Family History Film: 1255107; Page: 246A; Enumeration District: 110; Image: 0490.
3 The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, PA), 21 May 1898, obituary of William Beacroft.
4 FamilySearch.org, England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26Y1-YHV William Robinson Beecroft, Apr-May-Jun 1844, vol. 24, page 172.
5 FamilySearch.org, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NXH1-4CS William Beecroft, 25 Apr.
6 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158049474.
7 The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, PA), 23 May 1898, page 4. Funeral of William Beacroft.
8 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M34W-DFM Emma Jane Beecroft in entry for Bella Beecroft, 1900.
9 FamilySearch.org, England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XF5-R8G Mary Ann Kay, 1879.
10 FamilySearch.org, England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/26RZ-CQF Elizabeth Isabella Kay, Oct-Nov-Dec, 1846, Volume 24, page 190.
11 FamilySearch.org, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NXCF-GDZ Elizabeth Isabella Cay, 21 Nov 1846.
12 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 34112. Elizabeth Isabelle Beecroft. Father Robert Kay born England. Informant Robert Kay.
13 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158059858.