Alf My g-g-g-grandfather was William BEARD (b.1815) of Churchdown and Hucclecote, near Gloucester.Married Anna Merry of Arlingham.
Children of William and Anna were: Sarah Ann (bp. 1840) John (bp. 1842) Eliza (bp. 1845)[my g-g-grandmother] Mary E. (bp. 1847) Rosannah (bp. 1850) [According to my grandmother, her grandmother Eliza also had twin brothers called Timothy and Didymus, but I haven't been able to trace them yet].
William's parents were Benjamin and Elizabeth, and his siblings were: Benjamin (bp. 1808) m. Phoebe Ester (bp. 1810) Samuel (bp. 1812) m. Esther Elizabeth (bp.1820) [There were also Ann and James who died as children]
The parents Benjamin and Elizabeth were almost certainly the Benjamin BEARD and Elizabeth YEATES who married at Hempstead in 1807.William's brother Samuel had a son called Jacob Yates Beard.
I haven't done any work on this line for years - had drawn a blank using 'easy' sources and have concentrated on the MERRY line.You've rekindled my interest!
I usually manage a visit to the Gloucester Record Office about once a year. If you let me know what information you've got, I can follow it up next time. [?Early next year?] Sonia