A)-VARIOUS INTERPRETATIONS OF GBs LINEAGE- written by various
1864- E.F.Beale (west)-Of my ancestors in America, one fell while in the act of speaking to Col. Washington on the field of Braddocks defeat ; another fell at the side of John Paul Jones. My grandfather (Tho Truxtun) received a medal from Congress for his capture, in the old CONSTELLATION, of two frigates, both his superiors in guns and men. My father (GB III) received a medal from his country by order of Congress, for distinguished gallantry in the battle of Lake Champlain.
(newspaper article-yellow EFB(west coast)leads )
1888- E.F.Beale (west)- The Beales came to this country from the West Indies; where they were planters, owning considerable estate. It was a mixed Scotch and Irish family. In Ireland they were Fitzgeralds, from which I get my name, Edward Fitzgerald. (take extract from page 193, Terra Mariae ) There were two migrations from the West Indies, Barbadoes was one, the other was from W (blank) , they occurred about fifty years apart, the second settlement being influenced by the first; they were all people well off and in comfortable circumstances.
My grandfather on the Beale side (GB II) was sent to Paris and educated there; my father(GB III) was a paymaster in the Navy, George Beale, and so distinguished himself in the battle of Lake Champagne that he received this letter , dated February 10, 1828, from the Secretary of the Navy, Smith Thompson, to George Beale, Jr. My father died when I was a child, he died about 1842. I was sent to Georgetown College for my education in early childhood. On the Truxtun side of the house, my great grandfather was an Englishman, who was the Queens Consul. MY grandfather Truxtun was one of the first five captains named in the Navy by Gen. Washington; he had great success at sea ( see pamphlet by Seargent, U.S. Navy, on the Truxtun War.) He received from Congress a vote of thanks and a medal for his conduct in the Navy, and from the English merchants he received a very superb testimonial in silver, the Lloyds coffee merchants being what the great Lloyds Exchange is now. (see letter from John Adams to Commodore Truxtun of the Navy, also medal.)
Terra Mariae p. 193- In concluding a sketch of the established church of the colony (Maryland ) it will not be inappropriate to glance at the Presbyterian immigration. At an early period, some say as early as 1670, Col. Ninian Beale came from Barbadoes with a number of persons who were originally from Scotland and occupied the region bet. Washington City and the Patuxent, a portion of which was called New Scotland.
1895- C.F. Beale (of Arden,NC)-- Our Great Great Grandfather John Beale was the first of the name to come to America. He was a Jacobite and one of the faithful followers of Charles Edward the Pretender. When driven out of England they escaped to France, and later this John Beale came to America. He went to Santa Cruz, a small island in the West Indies, now belonging to Denmark, there he bought two fine estates, the larger of which, the one where he lived he called New Jerusalem. Here he became a planter and lived for many years.
Later this John Beale married Mary Murdock, daughter of our ancestors who came to this country. William and Mary Murdock- William from Armaugh, Ireland, Mary, his wife, being an English heiress. They came to this country, Phila, in 1736. Their eldest daughter was born in Europe 1735, and by her marriage to John Beale became our Great Great Grandmother, William Murdock, on the Murdock side, was our Great Great Great Grandfather.
The Murdock children were:-
Mary Murdock born May 27, 1735, who married John Beale
Our Great Great Grandfather, John Beale, who married Mary Murdock was, as already stated, an Officer in the Kings Life Guards in England, and escaped with King Charles at the time of his defeat, and settled in the West Indies. He appears too have had but two children, George and Mary Beale. George (GB II) married Mary Dixon of VA, and had children as follows:-
George Beale(GB III), who was our Grandfather
Robert Beale, who lived on Capital Hill
Thomas Beale lost at sea
Catherine A Beale- Mrs Crosby
(Hard Evidence file)
MOST THIS DATA PULLED FROM MURDOCH PAPERS, WHICH INCORRECTLY LIST JOHN BEALE AS HUSBAND OF MARY MURDOCH.-( see Alden letters file)
1896- E.F.Beale (of Phila)-( ref painting of GB II )-- This George Beale was the son of John Beale, the first of our family who came to America. The said John Beale fought in the battle of Culloden as an officer in the body guard of Prince Charles Edward the Pretender, and escaped to France with the Prince. In the same year 1746 he settled in the island of Santa Cruz W.I. where he bought the two finest plantations in the island. He was a man of wealth, cultivation and refinement, and of the Roman Catholic religion.
( Hard Evidence file)
EFB(Phila) ESSENTIALLY RESTATES THE DATA FROM HIS BROTHER CWB, EXCEPT HE ADDS THE ROMAN CATHOLIC INFORMATION.
1899- E.F. Beale (of Phila)- (long statement on Beale Family worked on by EFB & his brother CWB-following are excerpts )
The first Beale who came to America was Colonel Thomas Beale of the Kings Council in 1645, the reign of Charles I, and bought land near Yorktown,....His wifes name was Alice, and he was known to have two children, Thomas & Ruth, and I am descended from both of them, Purser Beales (GB III) father (GB II) and mother ( Mary Dixon) being cousins. (describes son Thos Beale II, his estate CHESTNUT HILL, wife Anne Gooch, his tombstone 1679 which bears the Beale coat of arms, describes son Thos III (1675-1729) who married Eliz Tavernor, their son Tavernor Beale(d 1778) married Nellie Madison, their second son John went to Santa Cruz.)
John Beale, when War was declared between France and England in 1756 came to Phila and there married Mary Murdock. Santa Cruz was at the time a French Colony. When the war was over, he returned to Santa Cruz, and apparently, after Mary Murdocks death, he returned to Virginia and married Martha Dangerfield.
This John of Santa Cruz, our ancestor, married Mary Murdock March 2nd,1756 in Christ Church, Phila. The Murdocks afterwards lived in 2nd street. After the French War had ended he took his wife, Mary Murdock, my Great Great Grandmother, and went back to Santa Cruz, where they had two fine plantations, Jerusalem and Paradise. This accounts for the fact that George Beale (GB II) ,his son, whose photo(of painting) I have, was educated in France, Santa Cruz being a French Colony and French being the language of the colony. This George Beale (GB II) was born in 1763. He married Mary Dixon of Hampton, VA. This Mary Dixon was his cousin (4th) and was descended from the Councillors daughter Ruth, which explains how it is that we are descended from both of the Councillors children namely, Thomas and Ruth. Ruth as you can see was the sister of Capt Thos Beale of Chestnut Hill, whose tombstone still exists.
( Hard Evidence file)
THIS IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT VERSION OF THE BEALE HISTORY FROM THE ONE WRITTEN LESS THAN 5 YEARS PREVIOUS BY EFB (Phila) AND HIS BROTHER CWB. IT STILL INCORRECTLY NAMES JOHN BEALE AS THE HUSBAND OF MARY MURDOCH. IT CONTAINS MANY HISTORICAL INACCURACIES REF ST CROIX. ALSO, MARY DID NOT PREDECEASE HER HUSBAND, ETC, ETC. CURIOUSLY, NO ONE NAMES PENNA. REAL ESTATE.
1925-Constance Rebecca Beale (of Phila, sister of E.F.Beale of Phila-Colonial
Dames of America Application)- lists the following ref George Beale I, born
Santa Cruz, died same place, Married Aug 2, 1756 Mary Murdoch of Armagh, Ireland.
Mary was born May 27, 1735, dau of William Murdoch of Armagh, Ireland (who came
to Phila), and she died at Capt John Kelly's house in Phila & buried in
the old Catholic burying ground. Com: Barry is buried in the same tomb- he was
a cousin of Capt. Kelly- Kelly was married to Mary Beale, dau of Mary Murdoch
George Beale's parents were John Beale born 1710 Chestnut Hill, VA, died Santa Cruz, VI. Mother Catherine Duke of Maryland. The Dukes came with Lord Baltimore.
Next generation back was Thomas Beale died Richmond Co, VA-1728 will. His wife was Elizabeth Taverner.
Next generation back was Thomas Beale (d 16 Oct 1679), tombstone at Chestnut Hill near Warsaw, Richmond Co, VA. Wife Anne Gouge or Gooch, dau of Gov Wm Gooch of the Colony of VA.
Next generation back Col, the Hon: Thomas Beale, vestryman Bruton Church, Williamsburg, buried at plantation near Mulberry Point, York River, VA. Wife Alice, her will dated 1702.
1928- Letter from Maria Beale, wife of C.W. Beale (E.F.Beale's brother) of
Arden, Buncombe County, North Carolina states that George Beale's parents "seem
to be" John Beale who married Catherine Duke (Catholic) in Maryland. This
John is said to have joined Prince Charlie, was wounded and escaped to the West
Indies. John's son George Beale came to Phila from Santa Cruz and married Mary
Murdoch in 1756.
Next generation back Thomas Beale, next generation back Thomas Beale of Chestnut Hill.
Maria Beale claims to have spoken with Emily Truxtun Beale (wife of George Beale III) at her home in Washington and some of the data in the long 24 page letter (written a year prior her death) came from the lips of Emily Truxtun Beale.
? Date-We note in the Beale family records from Decatur House @ the Library of Congress that the Beale family is described as descending from John Beale of Maidstone England down through Thomas Beale of Chestnut Hill, VA to Thomas Beale who married Elizabeth Taverner, son John who married Catherine Duke, then son George who married Mary Murdoch. ( this version is similar to, but different from the EFB of Phila version of 1899 )
1943- Maria Scott Beale Chance (daughter of E.F.Beale of Phila) in her book A CHRONICLE OF THE FAMILY OF EDWARD F. BEALE OF PHILADELPHIA starts with a discussion of the Honorable Thomas Beale, and offers the following Beale lineage on page 13: "To continue the story of the Beales of Virginia: Alice, Thomas Beale's wife, in her will dated 1702, refers to her grandson, Captain Thomas Beale of Chestnut Hill, Virginia. His grandson, George Beale, married Mary Murdoch in Christ Church, Philadelphia, on March 2, 1756. From them has come a continuous family record, with heirlooms."