John please email me your address so i can get your postal address to send you some info.
I have researched the beckton family (with some help from different connected people) back to Richard Beckton b. 1650 Cumberland England.As far as I can work out the family migrated from england to scotland and maybe ireland and back to england.my ex husband's mother was a beckton, so i have researched this line for my 10 year old son and 8 year old daughter which have linkage to this line.
George beckton b.about 1827 came to victoria australia just before 1861, his brother Thomas beckton b. abt 1830 settled in New South Wales australia.Their sister jean b.1823 moved to the usa before her death in 1885.
george married Eliza Pearson (or peirson) in 1891 and had 5 children but i think one was eliza's son before marriage.
there are two direct line from england and scotland that are in australia which for research ease i have named the victorian becktons and the nsw becktons.both of which i have photo's and doc's.
We have a great football player in the family as well - my son's great grandfather - Norman A. Beckton played for the essendon football club and was captain for a few years.
please send your email and postal address to my email address and i will endeavour to print out some info and forward this to you.