POSSIBLE PHILA BEALE ANCESTORS-
1)- WILLIAM BEALE (1709-1800) , born in Calne, Wiltshire, England, came to
Chester County PA & settled in West Whiteland. He married 1) in 1734 Mary
Jenkin and 2) in 1774 Mrs Rachel Lewis, widow of Phineas Lewis of East Caln.
His son David Beale 1745-1828 married Rachel McConnell (born 1760), dau of Alexander & Rachel McConnell. Any relation to Matthew McConnell who rented GBs land in 1769? (see GBs will).
WB a Quaker.
WB had a son William Beale Jr born 1738-died after 1800--among other children--no George mentioned.
WBs sister Susannah Beale married William Hinton. The Hintons neighbor in Phila in 1756 was Robert Lowry. Was this the same Robert Lowry who was on Nicholas Tuites plantation on St Croix in 1768? Wm Hinton died in 1757, and Wm Beale administered his estate. The admin names the following: Thos Hinton brother, Henry Harrison, merchant (Phila slave Trader), Abel James -merchant, Thos Smith- merchant (there was a Thos, James & Joseph Smith in Fsted 1782, along with Townsend White. This Joseph Smith was linked to Isaac Barnes of Trenton & St Croix.), Jas Humphrey (on Mary Beales 1804 will), John White (brother of Townsend in St Croix?), James Chattin, Joseph Saul, Thos Bond (on Basil Feast will with GB), Joseph Galloway (Neighbor of Thos Riche, friend of Thos Livezey), Chas Norris & Wm Griffith (they both linked to Capt John Kidd- smuggler-PA Gaz. I noted Wm Griffith died 1736 mar Mary Carter, possible link to Tuites of Antigua, London-p.28 Jamaica file). THE PEOPLE NAMED IN THE HINTON ESTATE ADMINISTERED BY WM BEALE HAD MANY POSSIBLE ST CROIX LINKS.WERE THE HINTONS ON ST CROIX (SEE X ) RELATED TO WM HINTON?
Wm Beale was a very rich man, in his 1800 will he owned three 200+ acre farms in Chester Co, PA.
Sources: THE BEALES OF CHESTER CO, PA--compiled by Mary Beale Hitchens 1957
HERE COMES TOMORROW- M B Hitchens
THE McCONNELLS- Zelma McConnell Core 1960
2)- JOHN BEALS (1650-1726) came to PA with William Penn and married in 1682 Mary Clayton, dau of William & Prudence Clayton. Beals owned land on Chester Creek in what appears to be the current city of Chester. He settled in the Nottingham lots in Chester Co. His son Wm born 1687 married in New Garden. His son Jacob born 1689 married in New Garden. His dau Patience born 1695 married in New Garden.
Minutes of Quaker New Garden monthly meetings show Wm Beals attending in 1721, and Jacob Beals in 1736.THIS PLACES THE JOHN BEALS FAMILY IN NEW GARDEN PRIOR TO GEORGE BEALE BUYING LAND THERE IN 1768.
James Brown married in 1679 Honour, another of the Clayton daughters. James Brown & John Beals were brothers in law. James Browns great grandson was Elijah Brown, who was a witness to Mary Beales (widow of George) land deed in Phila in 1782.(see J)
A James Brown (relative of above?) signs 1783 indenture to sell off part of GBs land ( GB land deed 1768 - see G)
Wm Beal lived on Valley Rd Hockessin DE (just below GBs land) in an 1810 census, surrounded by Springers & Dixons. Was Wm a member of the John Beals family???
(PHILA II -1991 file) (Pops New Garden file) (Quaker blue file)
3)- WILLIAM BEALE (1667-1714) born County of Gloucester, England, came to Bucks Co PA in 1685. He bought land in Bensalem--and went to Byberry Quaker Meeting.On his death in 1714 -he left 225 acres of land in Buckingham Twp Bucks Co to son Alexander, & 325 acres same Twp to son John.
Son Alexander had a son William, grandson Joseph (1747-1794), & great grand daughter Hannah Beal (1783-1832) who in 1806 married John Dixon (1783-1839), GRANDSON OF Rebecca Dixon (died 1787), who sold GB his land in 1768.
WERE GEORGE BEALE & HANNAH BEAL RELATED??? GBs family in the New Garden area 1768-1785, if not longer. Dixons lived there for many years too.
KITH & KIN- DIXON FAMILY- Willis Milnor Dixon-1922 (new NEHGS file)
THE PENNSYLVANIA COURIER TRAVELER POST- Feb 1990-Wm Beall family of Bucks County ( Phila folder-SANDS-2/28/90)
SUPPOSITION file 6/90
I NOTED A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH HANNAH BEALS PARENTS LINEAGE- The William Beall of Bucks Co 1990 article states that Joseph Beall born Buckingham 14 Oct 1747 married Hannah Russell, removed with his family to Fairfax MM, Loudon Co, VA in 1785, he died 27 Sep 1794. Their children were: Thos, Eliz, Grace & Samuel- no Hannah named.
The Willis M Dixon 1922 article states Joseph Beal born 14 Oct 1747 in Buckingham, that he died 16 August 1809-10 in Columbiana, OH. He married in Buckingham 12 May 1773 Hannah Russell (b1750 Buckingham-d 6 Dec 1832 Columbiana)--their children: Thos, Sarah, Martha, Hannah, Rachel.
JOSEPH BEAL( MAR HANNAH RUSSELL) HAS DIFFERENT DEATH DATES & PLACES + DIFF KIDS (EXCEPT THOS)--POSSIBLY THE 1922 ARTICLE IS WRONG, COULD JOSEPH & HANNAH (?) BE FROM THE NEW GARDEN AREA ? MAYBE JOSEPH IS DESCENDED FROM JOHN BEALS (1650-1726) ??
4)- GEORGE BEALS / BALE 1753 WILL-
GEORGE BEALS of the County of Phila & Twp of Oxford yeoman
Gives to Elizabeth Treago, Daughter in law, when reaches 21
Exors: Eliz Morgan, Jacob Hall
Wits: Wm Jones, John Sutton, Dutch name
Proved 26 Apr 1753
(Env D-drawer F-small cabinets + Phila tab, 3 ring )
(Capt John Sutton of Sloop INDUSTRY-Willing & Morris. July 1754 PA GAZ. Snow HORNER -John Sutton for Barbadoes-Dec 1754 PA GAZ)
Eliz Trego could be the dau. of James Trego, mar 1716, settled in Whiteland, Chester Co. The Tregos were Quakers. There also was a Wm Trego of Goshen that had a dau. Elizabeth. (NJ Conn 93 fol-Wm Brown ltr 3/24/93)
FYI- townships run as follows( NE to SW) : Byberry Twp, Moorland Twp, Lower Dublin Twp, Oxford Twp, Northern Liberties Twp, Phila city--(see map 4/25/92 Lower Dub file)
GEORGE BALE living @ house of Ralph Sandiford (dec) Busseltown Road, Twp of Lower Dublin,9 miles fm Phila-- Matthias Aspden selling property.--10 Mar 1749
GEORGE BEALE signs will of Mary Robbins-Lower Dublin, friend Thos Livezey- the Thos Livezey farm is 9 miles fm Phila on Pennypack Creek. THE SANDIFORD HOME WHERE GEO BALE LIVED IN MAR 1749 IS VERY NEAR THE ROBBINS PLACE
WHERE GEO BEALE SIGNED WILL AUG 1749.
GEORGE BALE has obligation with Josiah Ellis of Byberry Twp, John Biddle of County Phila --14 Feb 1750 ( Sands 27 July 1992--Lower Dub file)
GEORGE BALE had a horse stolen--near Wm Wests @ the Sign of the Sun, Bristol Road--Oxford Twp--10 May 1750 PA GAZ. ( Thos Riche corresponded with Wm West)
( Lower Dublin file)
Clearly GEORGE BEALS / BALE had a son who had married Elizabeth Treago.WAS THIS GEO BEALS / BALE A RELATIVE OF ANCESTOR GEORGE BEALE ???
P)- GEORGE BEALES IN PHILA--probably NOT my ancestors--
1)- St Josephs Catholic Church records-Phila--BC lib file-
GEORGE BEALE (protestant) marries Catherine (catholic) prior 1761. GEORGE buried St Marys churchyard 23 April 1794, Catherine buried same place 7 July 1800.
Their dau Mary Beale bapt 31 May 1761.
Son Henry Joseph Beale bapt 9 Feb 1767, he buried St Marys 6 Oct 1793. Henry married before 1791 Mary (?).
Henry Joseph & Mary Bails dau Mary Eliz Bail bapt 1791.
Henry Beal (@ age 12?) sponsor 1779 bapt of George Dixon, son of Wm & Mary Dixon
Catherine Beal sponsor 1779 bapt of Dorothy Henderson
Catherine Beale sponsor 1785 bapt of Anna Mulhollen
John Beal (son of ancestor GB) sponsor 1785 bapt of Mary Kelly (granddau of ancestor GB), dau of John & Mary Kelly (dau of ancestor GB)
Henry Joseph Beale sponsor 1781 bapt Mary Brady
Mrs Beale (widow of ancestor), George Meade (Phila exor of ancestor GB), Patrick Byrne, Patrick Farrell pay pew rents St Marys Church 1781
Henry Joseph Beale sponsor 1793 bapt Charles Harris, son of Charles Harris (prot) & Bridget Collins (cath)
Ledgy Beals--living in area of St Marys in Coffee Run, DE in 1812, near GB land .
(source BC lib file)
1790 Census- GEORGE BEALE laborer living on Moravian Alley, Phila
1796 Directory of Phila-- Catherine & Mary Beale-widows-living @ 40 Moravian Alley--( I believe this to be Catherine-widow of George who died in 1794, and Mary widow of Henry Joseph Beale who died 1793---not Mary Beale, widow of ancestor GB)
(source-notes in BC lib file)
Mary Murdoch Beale (widow of ancestor GB) buried in Kelly vault of St Marys church ca 1803/1804-- Hodges, BEALES OF VA fol, p134.
HERE WE HAVE A GEORGE BEALE, CONTEMPARY OF ANCESTOR GEORGE BEALE--WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE SAME CATHOLIC CHURCH THAT MARY BEALE( WIDOW OF ANCESTOR ) ATTENDED--BURIED IN SAME GRAVEYARD--ARE THEY RELATED ???
2)- GEORGE BEALE OF HILLTOWN TWP, BUCKS CO.-
1701- 18,19 Nov- Wm Penn leases GB of Guilford, Surrey 3000 acres. GB paid Philip Ford (Penns agent) 100 pounds, Wm Lickford, Wm Beale wits.
1704- 1 June- GB gets instrument of procuration, appoints nephew Wm Beale
1705- 25 April- WB comes over, granted 2 warrants 1000a each- only 1 can be found-thats 1000a Hilltown Twp.- WB disappears.
1716- Jeremiah Langhorne produces letter from GB for 3000a, requests & receives the warrants
1717-24 & 25 May- Langhorne gets 3 warrants : Hilltown Twp-1000a(orig GB piece), 500a, Bucks Co-650a, Chester Co-350a & 500a.
1718- 18 Oct- indenture GB of Winboro, Co Surrey to J. Langhorne for 10 shillings GB sells 3000a to JL. Wm Frazor Lodowick Christian Sprogell, John Westbrook wits
1727-6 May- Wm Frazor , Lodowick Christian Sprogell & John Westbrook saw GB sign & release land to Langhorne for 120 pounds.
( see recap Hilltown Bucks file)
A member of the BILES family intermarries Jer.Langhornes sister. Various BILES inherit Jer. Langhornes land. Thos BILES mar Eliz Lambert, dau. of Thos Lambert of NJ. (9/6/90 NEHGS- Hilltn Bux)
1750-Eliz L. BILES rents a plantation near near Trenton, NJ to ROBERT TUITE, cousin of NICHOLAS TUITE, wealthy planter on St Croix (see C).
The manor of Frensham Manors Beale in Farnham Hundred Co Surrey was held by Beales back to the 1100s. Sir Thos Hussey in 1698 conveyed the manor to Morgan Randyll & GEORGE BEALE. A court was held in 1703 with Morgan Randyll, GEORGE BEALE, Caleb Woods & George Leach as lords.
( Hilltn Bux file) (Thos Hussey was on the Nicholas Tuite plantation on St Croix in 17??)
Data from Michael Wood (London file) :
1675- GB of Wanborough marries Elinor Smith of Worplesdon
Deed book shows GB moved from Wanborough to Tangley
1703- Manor Frensham Beale- George Beale of Tangley, yeoman
1706- Ellenor Beale dies age 85, wife of GB Guildford Meeting.
3)- GEO. BEALE signs petition from Berks & Northampton Counties, 1753--I compared the signature with other GB signatures--and this one does not match--Thos Armstrong & Benja Lightfoot also sign--I believe they are New Garden, Chester Co names.
(Phila file- big yellow)