James REECE c1828-1907 & Ann McBEAN 1838-1895
Staffordshire, England; Renfrewshire, Scotland; Branxholme, Muntham (Carapook) & Goroke, Victoria, Australia
James REECE, b. c1828, Staffordshire, England, son of George REECE and Maria LEECH arrived in Victoria on the "Mary Ann" in January 1857. Also on the "Mary Ann" was the McBEAN family including 18 year old Ann McBEAN, b. 1838, Renfrewshire, Scotland, daughter of William McBEAN & Ann ROBERTSON.
James REECE and Ann McBEAN married later in 1857 at Branxholme, Victoria and then appear to have moved to "Muntham Station" at Carapook. The McBEAN family also settled at Carapook.
James REECE signed an 1865 letter applying for school aid for Bruk Bruk (Carapook) School.
Ann REECE (nee McBEAN) died at Goroke in 1895 and James REECE died at Noradjuha, near Goroke in 1907.
James REECE and Ann McBEAN had the following known family...