A famous resident of Great Bealings was one Major Edward Moor. He served in India, being wounded three times. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and an author on Indian mythology. He brought the stone obelisk to Bealings House and wrote the mystery, Bealings Bells, published in 1841, about an apparently haunted system of bell-pulls. The author Peter Underwood documented the case.
For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.