B)- MORE DATA ON GEORGE BEALE'S 1769 WILL:
Mary Beale (wife)-see J
George Beale (son)-see L
Mary Beale (dau)-see K
John Beale (son)-see K
Matthew McConnell (1707-1797) mar. Mary Wilson. Their son Matthew(1748-1816) mar Ruth Hall, dau John Hall of Oxford Twp, Phila Co. & Sarah Parry. I believe Ruth was a cousin of Dr Benj. Rush(1741-1813)-see later. Matthew was in the 2nd troop, Phil City Cavalry. Their son was Dr Benj. Rush McConnell(1797-1864).(See Phila tab-3ring)
Mathias Ferrall was a Catholic St Croix planter-owner of several plantations. He was from Ireland.He was a Doctor. He married Elizabeth Farrell (1703-1774), widow of Peter Markoe (1702-1747). Her son was Abraham Markoe(1727-?) who went to Phila & was in the City Troop(friend of Matthew McConnell ???).Mathias Ferrall was a partner with wealthy Irish Catholic planter Christopher McEvoy(1719-1792). McEvoys first wife was Jane Maria Markoe, dau.of Elizabeth, step-dau of Mathias ??? Dr Matthias Farrell (sic) was exor to 1754 will of Robert Meade, father of George Meade. MF was at bapt Catholic chapel in London in 1772. (St Cr tab-3 ring)
Arthur Bignell married in 1774 to ? Gordon, lately arrived from Europe,niece to Christopher McEvoy. In 1774, AB sold 264 slaves, in 1775 he sold 36 slaves. He had a son Nicholas Bignell. AB was at bapt Catholic chapel in London in1771. He died in 1776, leaving a young wife & infant. (St Cr tab-3ring).
George Meade (1741-1808) was a Catholic Phila merchant. He imported rum, sugar, Negroes. He married Henrietta C Worsam, dau Richard Worsam of Barbados. He spent 1777 at a farm house in Chester Co, possibly @ home with John Beale(GBs son). Thomas Meade of Montserrat was godfather @ bapt of Geo & Henriettas son
in 1780 @ Phila Catholic church. GMs father was Robert Meade who described himself as of the City of Phila,now of the Id of St Croix, merchant. in Roberts 1754 will. RM exor was Dr Matthew Farrell(sic), also George Beales exor. Robert owned a plantation in Northern Liberties, Phila near to Thomas Riche--see D & I
Samuel Murdoch (1741-1803) mar. in 1774 Ann Lewis, dau of Robert & Mary (Pyle) Lewis of Kennet Twp, Chester Co, PA. The Lewis family were Quakers, Robert advertised Jamaican rum for sale in 17?? from his store in ????.In 1768, Samuel Murdoch was mentioned in a letter from Thos. Riche to the firm Osborn & White in St Croix.--see F & I.( Murdoch had a Danish vessel). In 1777, SM was one of several Quakers exiled toVA because he assisted the British. In 1790 census, SM was a grocer in Phila.
Terence McDonnell was an Irish Catholic Dominican Priest who was on St Croix with a struggling mission set up by wealthy planter Nicholas Tuite.(old St Cr file).
John West was living in Christiansted, St Croix in 1758.
C)-PROBATE DATA GEORGE BEALE WILL-1770
John Bradshaw was a very wealthy man per his 1778 will. He mentions part ownership of Blackburn Rectory (Blackburn, Lancashire?) He lived on Lime Street London & was buried at old St Pancras Church London 27 Sep 1779. His wife Bridget was buried there 14 May 1769. They were Catholics. His son Thomas inherited his estate, including SION HILL plantation. John first appeared on St Croix circa 1750--he bought SION HILL in 1756. JB was a good friend of the wealthy Catholic Nicholas Tuite (1706-1772), who brought the Catholics to St Croix.Tuite also lived on Lime Street, London & was buried @ St Pancras. JBs son Thomas married Tuites dau. Mary Eleanor. She died SION HILL plantation 1808, 50+ years old.
Thomas Bradshaw (son of JB) in his 1799 will owned estates SION HILL & CARLTON on St Croix,& WILBURY in the parish of Newton Toney in the county of Wilts, Great Britain.He mentions land near STRETTON and Isilton(?) within the County of Chester/Cheshire (?). He married Mary Eleanor Tuite.
The father(?) of JB (above) was John Bradshaw who died St Croix ca 1752. This Bradshaw mentions a nephew Thomas Bradshaw in Manchester, England, & nieces in Cheshire & London. He mentions a JB, son of JB (?). JB of St Cr is Exor. John does not mention his wife in his will, but probate records for 1752 show John (dec) married to Mary. 1758 tax records show JBs widow living in Christiansted.
THIS DATA SUGGESTS THE BRADSHAW FAMILY FROM THE CHESHIRE / LANCASHIRE AREA. THE BEALES LIVED OFF & ON WITH THE BRADSHAWS 1765-1797, 32 years !
(London file-3 ring)