Don See message #2239 re my own Beard family in Gloucestershire. Nineteenth century, and this surname is very common in the county, so no obvious connection with your Beards.
However, I'm planning a visit to the Gloucestershire Record Office in January. Please let me know if there's anything specific you would like me to check for you while I'm there.One of my other lines (MERRY family) were in Bisley, so very easy to look for you too. Sonia