Frederick Dewe Beach

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Frederick Dewe Beach

Birthplace: Audley House, North Audley St, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 14, 1895 (66)
Prospect, City of Prospect, South Australia, Australia
Place of Burial: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Beach
Father of Frederick James Beach

Occupation: Confectioner, Caterer
Arrival: South Australia on the "Sibella" 1st February 1850
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About Frederick Dewe Beach

Frederick Dewe Beach


We announce with regret the death of Mr. Frederick Dewe Beach, which occurred at Audley House, Prospect, on Thursday, at 2.15 p.m., as the result of peritonitis supervening on influenza. . Mr. Beach was taken ill on Wednesday week, and Dr. Allan Campbell was called to see him on the following day. Dr. Way was subsequently asked to assist in the case, and at first the symptoms were hopeful, but on Monday at midday a decided change, for the worse occurred, and from that time, despite assiduous attention, the patient gradually sank until the end came. Messrs. Fred and Frank Beach arrived from Sydney on Thursday morning, and saw their father just before he became insensible! Major Sydney Beach was with the deceased during the greater part of his illness, and with his brothers saw death come. Mr. Beach was the son of Mr. Charles Beach, of Audley House, North Audley street, London, and was born on March 14, 1829. He was educated at Mordant Hall, Kent, and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Hewett & Co., confectioners and caterers, of Regent-street, London, to whom a premium of £80 had to be paid. They did the best work in London, and were connected with the catering for royal balls and municipal banquets. Mr. Beach had charge of several very important functions on behalf of the firm while he was in their employ. He left England for Adelaide at the age of 21 in the ship Sibella, in which Mr. Justice Wearing, who was drowned in the Gothenburg, was a fellow passenger. After being in business for a few years in this city Mr. Beach left for the Victorian goldfields and worked at Ballarat, Bendigo, Forest Creek, and other rushes. He was fairly successful, and on his return he opened a confectioner's establishment in Brown-street, removing afterwards to the present premises in Hindley-street. Almost immediately after leaving the goldfields Mr. Beach married the eldest daughter of the Rev. James Way, who survives him. The family consists of Messrs. Fred, Sydney, Herbert, and Frank Beach, and Misses Jeanie and Olive Beach. Mr. Beach made many friends during his long residence in Adelaide, and all who knew him respected him most highly. He never aspired to any public position, but he was long ago appointed a justice of the peace, and he took a great interest in the discharge of his duties on the bench. He was a loyal South Australian, and though never prominent in politics or municipal affairs he was always ready to assist in any movement which he thought likely to benefit the land of his adoption. He was a lover of manly sports of all kinds, and was often to be seen on the Oval when any important cricket or football match was being contested. He found time, despite the weariness naturally induced by the constant calls of his large business, to accept charge of the Flinders street Ragged Sunday-school, and he manifested a deep interest in the welfare of his pupils, who—as the name implies—were drawn from the byways and alleys of the city. Mr. Beach was a valued member of the Tynte street Baptist Church, and he carried the true principles of his religion into the avocations of his daily life, and was always ready to give assistance to those in need, besides being a liberal subscriber to various charitable institutions. Latterly he had retired from the active management of the business in Hindley street which is now conducted by Mr. Herbert Way Beach, the Sydney branch being under the charge of Mr. Fred Beach. The funeral is appointed to take place on Saturday afternoon.

1895 'THE DEATH OF MR. F. D. BEACH..', The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922), 15 November, p. 3. (SECOND EDITION), viewed 12 Oct 2018,


The respect and esteem in which the late Mr. F. D. Beach was held was attested by the large number of citizens, representing all classes oi the community, who attended at the funeral obsequiea on Saturday afternoon, leaving the deceased's late residence, Audley House, Prospect, a little after 3 o'clock, the cortege, which was a long one, arrived at the Cuaietery — where many people were waiting — about 4 o'clook. The service at the grave was conducted by the Revs. E. H. Ellis and T. McNeil. The coin a waalitdrally covered with exquisite floral tributes, and among them was a wreath from the Adelaide employees, who were all present at the grave, another from the Sydney employes of the firm, and a third from His Honor the Chief Justice's servants. The chief mourners were Mrs. Beach (widow), Miasea Olive and Jeanie Beach (daughters), Meagre. Fred J., Sydney E., Herbert W., and Frank Baach (sons), Allan and Fred Beach (grandsons), His Honor the Chief Justice, the Hon. Dr. and Mrs. Campbell, Dr. and Mm. E. W. Way, Masters Way and Campbell (nephews), Misses Way and Campbell (nieces), and Messrs. Tidmarsh and Hugo Lsschen. Among those around the grave were the Premier, Hoa. C. C. Kingston; the Chief Secretary, Hon. J. H. Gordon ; the Hon. J. H. Howe and the Hon. D. Al. Charleston, M.L.C.; Messrs. W. Gilbert, M.P.; J. Moule, M.P.; T. Price, M.P.; and R. Wood, M.P.; Dr. Curtis, Dr. Miohie, and Dr. Torr, the Revs. E. Gratton, VV. T. Penroee, J. Hancook, T. E. Keen, T. Hillman, F. W. Webb, and O. H. Goldsmith. Messra. T. Holland, Mayor of Unley, aad W. Weber, Mayor of Thobarton ; Alderman Kit her, Councillors Johueon, Conrad, Dring, and Eitzeu, and Messrs. W. L. Ware, A. Lesohen, A. Bonnin, A. S. Neill, A. W. Piper, W. H. Wadey, J. Smith, J. R. Anderson, D. Davidson, F. W. Bullook, W. H. Sal way, sen., J. Ashton, J. M. Anderson, W. S. Lang, G. Daan, L. G. Madley, W. Thyer. R. M. Steele, G. S. Cooper, H. Bickford, W. 8. Biokford, J. A. Ellerj, S. R. Heseltine, J. Moorhonae, H. Bowen, W. Wright, A. R. Clarke, C. A. Murphy, James G»rtrell, T. W. Lyons, R. H. Crawford, J. T. Fitoh, jun., F. Sowell, J. Ballantyno, G. Parsons, P. Tod, J. Sadler, J. F. Mellor, R. Martin, E. S. Wigsr, W. H. Stevenson, S. Cooper, W. J. S. Jjcacay, V. Lawrauce, S. Braund, G. Braund, A. Braund, E. H. Hallaok, Way Lee, T. D. Futoher, W. iinokett, J. Harrington, T. Riohards, J. Coombe, S. Ooombe, E. Davies, E. G. 8. Ureu, A. Woodcock, F. J. Eyro, J. T. McLean, O. J. Stevens, A. W. Mortimer, L. P. Lawrence, E. V. Joyner, J. Harry, A. Murray, J- G. Ashton, J. W. Sandford, H. Foale, J. Feaoheratone, J. W. Broadbridge, W. H. Henderson, D. W. Gray, H. Martin, T. Rhodes, F. G. Belcher, A. Hustler, O. A. Martin, J. M. Solomon, A. C. Belcher, F. D. Forsytn, J. M. Wendt, O. J. Mahnke, J. Jaokmau, H. Just, W. Burridge, R. Murray, J. Hulbrook, 3. J. Dailey, E. Jarvis, E. Kay, F. H. Wigg, R. Blunt, F. Orwnpton, W. P. Auld, J. Roacb, J. Barker, W. H. Bradshaw, M. O. Hocking, G. Collie, W. J. Brook, A. W. Ware, F. J. Bottiug, T. L. Ware, C. H. Green, B. Brookman, Ren., J. B. Burden, W. H. Craigie, AI. C. Billiet, D. Fleming, D. S. Robinson, D. M. Sayers, B. Moss, G. A. F. Hoaeltine, J. Witters, J. Kindermsnn, W. Price-bard, R. Menz, W. Lindow, T. Burgan, F. J. Koehnoke, J. W. A. Sudholz, C. Chappie, D. Aird, C. Fos, J. N. Hines, T. Hearing, C. Dyer, and L. M. Tier.

THE LATE MR. F. D. BEACH. (1895, November 18). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), p. 6. Retrieved October 12, 2018, from


  • Successful in the goldfields of Victoria then with amassed capital he set up confectionery shop and bakery in Adelaide.
  • Confectioner in Hindley St, Adelaide
  • Restaurateur

The late Mr. F. D. Beach was a brother-in law of the Chief Justice and Dr. Way. The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA) - Nov 15 1895


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Frederick Dewe Beach's Timeline

March 14, 1829
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
May 10, 1855
South Australia, Australia
November 14, 1895
Age 66
Prospect, City of Prospect, South Australia, Australia
November 16, 1895
Age 66
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia