NEW---TWO BROTHERS FROM KENT, ENGLAND
I want to thank Lynell Beale Marshall for this find.
Lynell has tirelessly chased down many details.
This find is very significant because it builds upon the VA scenario--see P - 1
Here are some of the details Lynell found:
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF HON. CHARLES L. BEALE, From The History of Columbia
By Capt. Franklin Ellis, 1878
Charles L. Beale was born on the 5th of March, 1824, in the town of Canaan,
Columbia county, New York. His paternal ancestors, consisting of two
brothers by the name of Beale, came originally from England; one of them
settled in western Massachusetts, whence he subsequently removed to Connecticut;
the other in Westmoreland county, Virginia, at a place
named Bealeton, after the family. He became the head of the Beale family
of the south, and the ancestor of General Beale,
who, while lieutenant, became noted as an explorer in connection with the United
States survey, and owned extensive tracts of land in California. General Beale
was late minister plenipotentiary to the court of Vienna.
(General Beale was descended from George Beale of St Croix)
FACTORS IN COLUMBIA COUNTY HISTORY From Columbia County at the End of the
Century,Volume II, Published
and Edited Under the Auspices of the Hudson Gazette, The Record Printing and Publishing Co.,Hudson, New York, 1900.
BEALE, Charles F. T., of Hudson, was born in Kinderhook, N. Y., June 15, 1857, one of the many prominent sons of Columbia county, whose birthplace was the storied old town. The family of Beale is traced in England back to 1350, and in this county to George Beale, who emigrated from County Kent, England, to Willington, Conn., in 1725. Capt. Mathew Beale, one of his descendants, settled in Spencertown in 1795; he had served in the Revolutionary War and later in life was...
Lynell located the Beale who founded Bealeton, VA:
EVAN; SEEMS THAT JOHN GORDON BEALE (FOUNDER OF BEALETON VA) WAS DESCENDANT FROM, (ACCORDING TO MOST GENEALOGIES AND I HAVE HIS LINE BACK TO): CAPT WILLIAM "BUCK LEGGED BILLY" BORN 1752 OF FAUGUIER CO VA AND HIS FATHER WAS SUPPOSED TO BE JOHN BEALE BORN 1711 "CHESTNUT HILL" WHO M. ELIZA EUSTACE, AND OR ELIZA FITZHUGH. THE PROBLEM HERE, IS THAT I HAVE READ THIS JOHN'S WILL AND THERE WERE NO SONS MENTIONED! NOW THIS WILLIAM "BUCK LEGGED BILLY" HAD A BROTHER JOHN WHO ACCORDING TO THE OLD GENEALOGIES WAS JOHN EUSTICE BEALE BORN CA 1750 AND DIED 1790 WHO MARRIED ELIZA LEE, 5 MAR 1771 AND HAD ISSUE: CHAS LEE BEALE 1772-1832 AND JOHN EUSTICE BEALE 1773-1833 WHO MARRIED MARGARET EVANS (THESE WERE THE TWO YOU WROTE ABT AS HAVING DEALT WITH YOUR GB) THEN I FOUND THIS ON ROOTSWEB!!!!!!!: JOHN BEALE BORN 11 NOV 1771 AND DIED 25 APR 1849 HE M. MARGARET EVANS 3 MAR 1795 IN FAUGUIER CO VA SHE WAS BORN 30 NOV 1772 ABD DUED 14 DEC 1848.
Here is biographical data supplied by Lynell:
GEORGE BEALE B- 11 DEC 1675 (SAID TO HAVE COME FROM ENG WITH SONS CIRCA 1725 M1-? M2 MARY RIDER HINSDALE (WIDOW) GEORGE D- 18 DEC. 1760 (SUPPOSED TO HAVE DIED IN DEERFIELD MA-HAVE NEVER FOUND THE GRAVE THOUGH MARY HIS 2ND WIFE IS BURIED WITH HER SON EBINEZER HINDSDALE IN HINDSDALE NH) I HAVE HIS WILL WHICH VARIFIES YRS OF RESEARCH, AND MENTIONS TWO SONS WILLIAM AND MATTHEW. FIRST LINE IS WILLIAM:
WILLIAM SR B- 1712 D. PROB. 2 APR 1768 HE MARRIED 3 TIME:
WILLIAM SR M1- RACHEL HEATH 6 NOV 1730 WILLINGTON CT SHE DIED 20 JULY 1739
RACHELL, REBECCA, ELIZA, WILLIAM (PROB DIED YOUNG AS ANOTHER WILLIAM BORN)
WILLIAM SR M2 - HANNAH WARNER 2 JUNE 1743
WILLIAM B- 20 APR 1744 ( NO MORE INFO ON HIM) GEORGE (DIED YOUNG) RACHEL, GEORGE B-11 MAR 1749 HE MARRIED 2TIMES::::
GEORGE M1- SARAH HOMAN SHE DIED 1 JAN 1790 CARMEL PUTNUM CO NY
HANNAH B- CIRCA 1786, WILLIAM B- CIRCA 1790 D-22 MAR 1883
GEORGE M2- MARY (OR MERCY) RICHARDS 2 MAR 1891 NEW CANAAN NY
ISSUE:4 MERCY(OR MARY), JOHN M-JEANETTE WEBSTER, GEORGE JR M1 MARY BELL M2 LUCY LORD, SAMUEL? (I HAVE GOOD REASON TO BELIEVE HE IS A SON)
WILLIAM M3- MARY PASCO WILLINGTON CT 2 FEB 1755
JOHN B-28 APR 1759 WILLINGTON CT (HE AT SOME POINT MOVED TO KY AND THEN TO IND. AND DIED (I HAVE HIS WILL WHICH MENTIONS NO WIFE OR CHIDREN) RUSSELL B- 31 MAY 1761 WILLINGTON CT., MATHEW B- 17 AUG 1755 WILL. CT D- 8 APR 1831 HE M 2 TIMES::::::
M1- LOIS HINE 1780
MARY B-19 SEPT 1783 D-19 MAY 1785, LEWIS B- 27 APR 1782 D-BY 1830 M-PARMELA FRISBEE
MATTHEW M2: PHEBE KEELER 2 NOV 1786 :::::::
MATTHEW KEELER B-CIRCA 1805 D- 4 MAY 1882 M- DELIA M. JOHNSON, MATTHEW LYMAN B-? D- 12 FEB 1802 2 MONTHS OLD, MARY B- 30 MAR 178? D-ALIVE 1842, SAMUEL B-11 AUG 1792, CHESTER B- CIRCA 1790 OR 96 D- 15 FEB 1865 M- CLARISSA WAINWRIGHT :::::::
FRANCES L., SAMUEL, ELIZA JANE, SIDNEY C., CHESTER, CHARLES LEWIS BEALE ( SUBJECT OF THE BIO BY ELLIS) B- 5 MAR 1824 M- CATHERINE WILDER 1855::::::
#1 ?, #2?, CHARLES FEDERICK TIFFANY BEALE OF HUDSON M- MARGARET DUBOIS THEY HAD ISS; DUBOIS BEALE MAYBE MORE
Lynell supplied a partial 1756 will (part of will is lost) Stafford Springs,
CT--Probate Book 1, page 67
"...of Hampshier in ye Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England..."
"Will of George Beale"
"...Mary my beloved wife..."
"...Mary the wife of my son William Beale..." (names 7 others, presumably Wm's children--Rebecca, Elizabeth, William, George, Hannah, Rachell, Mathew).
"Hannah the wife of my son Mathew Beale, his daughters Hannah & Mary, Sarah, Eunice, Susanah".
Sons William & Mathew divide his land in Willington, Susquehannah or elsewhere.
Witnesses---Isaac Averill, Edward Coggswell, Moses Averill
Inventory of estate of George Beale of Willington, CT dated 7 April 1761
Evan discovered that Matthew Beale (born ca 1719) married ca 1738 Hannah Coggswell (b 1719), dau of Edward Coggswell (1686-1773). The Coggswells were from the massive Coggswell grant (home still stands) in Essex, MA.
Evan checked LDS file for George Beale (b. 1 May 1670
in Marblehead, MA, d. 23 Jan 1691), his father was William Beale, (b. 1633/34
of Marblehead, MA-D. 1694), his father was John Beale (b. 1579 Biddenden, Kent,
William Beale's brother was Thomas Beale (b. 1624 Biddenden, Kent), his father was John Beale (b. 1579 Biddenden, Kent).
WAS THE THOMAS BEALE BORN 1624 BIDDENDEN, KENT THE THOMAS BEALE WHO BOUGHT LAND IN YORKTOWN, VA IN 1645? (See P-1 Virginia).
WAS GEORGE BEALE (b. 1675-d. 1760 Willington, CT) NEPHEW OF THOMAS OF VA?
1)- GB birth dates differ from Lynell's findings (Lynell 1675, LDS 1670). Also, LDS has GB dying in 1691, Lynell in 1760.
2)- Does my GB spring from the MA/CT branch, or the VA branch?
The TWO BROTHERS FROM KENT scenario is tantalizing in that Capt Franklin Ellis published it in 1878.
1)- Cornelius Durant and brother Thomas Durant's (see Scenario 11---BOSTON) great grandmother was Hannah Coggswell (1624-1704) of Essex, MA. Ancestor Beale lived with Thomas Durant on St Croix in 1764.
2)- George Beale 1756 will mentions Edward Coggswell of Essex, MA as witness (see above).
3)- Mathew Beale marries in 1738 Hannah Coggswell b. 1719 Essex, MA (see above).