Beatrice was the youngest daughter of Rev. Joseph Dunnington Jefferson and was born at Thicket Priory on 4th July 1848.  She spent the first thirty years of her life living at the Priory.  Her last ten years were spent in the Marylebone hotel London.  She never married and in her will she left a number of bequests to members of the staff at the hotel who had treated her kindly. She also left £50 to “Peter the cat and Billy the dog”.