I am still researching in my spare time, which isn't very often lately. Excellent that you're a descendent from James Beavis, hopefully you have some information about their ancestors.
Robert moved to Australia at some stage I'm not sure when. He married in Bendigo Victoria and he and his wife ran a hotel/pub there for a while. He died in 1894 from memory. His daughter was my great-great-grandmother and my grandmother remembers her quite well, as aparently she was quite short.
Most of the family stayed in Victoria, but some moved to Western Australia, which is where my branch is from.
Hopefully you can add some info to the early years and James' family.