Friends of Hastings Cemetery
Somewhere around this area are the graves of Samuel Beck, who was buried at BJ G11. Nearby, at BJ F12, is his daughter, Susannah and at BJ H12, a granddaughter, Agnes. (See NEXT)
Also buried at BJ F12 is Lucy Swan Bisshopp, [sometimes Bishopp] who died aged 64, on the 11th November 1889 and was buried on the 15/11/1889
Samuel Beck was born on 23 Feb 1830 in London. He died on 9 August 1913 at 7, Quarry Crescent, Hastings.
He worked as an upholsterer in Saffron Walden, Essex. He worked as a Cabinet maker in Dorking, Surrey. He worked as a Quaker minister. From 1872 to 1880 he was living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
He was living in 1886 in Hastings
Samuel married Ellen Rowland Bishopp, the daughter of Edward Swan Bishopp and Mary Tamplin, on 1 Jan 1858. Ellen was born on 29 Oct 1827 in Ifield, Crawley, Sussex and died on 11th July 1888 in Hastings. They had six children: Mary Ellen, Thomas Edward, Susannah Rickman, William Ernest, Arthur Rowland and Elizabeth Lucy.
In March 1892 a report in the Observer said "Mr. Samuel Beck, some years ago, started the Orient Gospel Mission at Halton, and it has done most useful work amongst the poor. Since this gentleman went to America ..."
MISSIONARY LECTURE HALTON. —On Wednesday evening, in the Friends' Mission Hall. Halton, a lecture was given by Mr. Samuel Beck, describing his six years travel in America as a missionary. Samuel left Hastings again in 1903
THE PRISONER'S FRIEND. THE LATE MR. SAMUEL BECK.
Hastings and St Leonards Observer -
Mr. Beck, who was a minister in the Society of Friends, will be principally remembered as the founder of the Friends' Mission Halton, (to the left) and, largely by his own personal exertions, was instrumental in erecting the Mission buildings in to which was added later a schoolroom for the use of the Adult School. With the various organisations connected with the Mission he displayed an absorbing interest, and was treasurer until within a year his death.
His work in connection with The Hastings Lock-
Much more might said of Mr. Beck's strenuous labours for the glory of God and the uplifting of his fellow men, but a striking characteristic was his deep humility, and he was one of those who did not let his left hand know what his right hand did, and he would deprecate any fulsome account of his service, attributing what he was able to accomplish to the grace God.
The funeral took place the Hastings Borough Cemetery Wednesday, "where the large company which assembled at the grave testified to the respect in which he was held. A number of the Halton Mission workers, with whom he had closely associated, was present, and some of them carried him to the grave. The funeral arrangements were ably carried out by Messrs. Bryant and' Sons, Queen's-
Hastings and St Leonards Observer, Saturday 27 September 1913
MR. SAMUEL BECK. Mr Samuel Berk, of 7, Quarry-