Thomas Beale d.1805
Thomas BEALE d.1805
Son of Thomas Beale of Newent, Gloucestershire. Curate of Bengeworth, Worcestershire 1771-1793, and he resided at the Mansion House there. His diaries have been used in studies of historical weather data.
In his will Beale bequeathed items of furniture, alongside "my miniature and large pictures, drawings and prints and all my Books and my looking glass in a tortoise shell frame unto my Nephew the said Thomas Beale Cooper". His library is believed to have been sold to James Wilson, a Birmingham bookseller.
Beale's bookplate, which features a unicorn's head within a floral wreath, is found in Pembroke College 4.24.9, "The Life and raigne of King Edward the Sixt: with the beginning of the rainge of Queene Elizabeth," (1636), and there are extensive annotations on the recto/verso of front flyleaf, presumably in Beale's hand.
- Will of Reverend Thomas Beale, Clerk of Bengeworth , Worcestershire, The National Archives PROB 11/1430/324.
- "Common Sense Submerged", The Spectator 28 July 2007. (examination of the records left by Rev. Beale about the flood of the River Avon).
- "The use of historical data in flood frequency estimation", by A.C. Bayliss & D.W. Reed, for the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. p. 46.
- Books and Readers in Early Modern Britain, VI, Catalogue 1495, Maggs Bros. Ltd., 2017, p. 151.
- Information from Emerson Richards-Hoppe.