DNA FINDINGS (SCROLL DOWN FOR LATEST DISCOVERIES)-
8/5/08 email from DNA Project----You have two close
matches. Beal 105 must be contacted through Charles E. Beal, if they want to
be contacted at all. I'm not so sure about that one. Your other match,
Bealle 701 was recently inquiring about possible new matches. They will be
anxious to contact you.
105 appears to be descended from St Croix George. I email Bealle 701--
2)- 8/14/08 email from Nat Bealle (Bealle 701)----
I got your e-mail and my earliest ancestor is Thomas d-1777 wife Mary probably a second wife. Do you subscribe to the Beall Letter? Roberta Hull has written many articles and is very knowledgeable on the Beall family. In 2006 I wrote to her asking for help and she really helped me .She found a will for Thomas and it listed his family,sons:Charles,Thomas,and John,daughters:Sarah,Martha,Anne,Mildred and Esther. At probate William Beale,heir-at-law to the deceased,did not object.He was present at inventory as well as Charles D. Beale,
1778 census of Charles County,MD,Port Tobacco parish,listed: Thomas,William,and Charles Beale.
In 1778 William went to Virginia and it is this William that is the fifth great grand father of Bob.
From Virginia,they went to Georgia and on to Alabama. To my knowledge there are no Georges in the line,four Johns,one James and one William.
3)- Evan's 8/15/08 email
Thanks for getting back to me and supplying your family information.
I am off to NH for a couple of days, and will work on this when I get back. I quickly checked latter day saints (LDS) computer files, and it states:
Thomas Beale/Beall born 4 June 1717 Saint Marys, MD, son of male Beale and mother Jane. He died 1786 (?). He married 1740 Mary Griggs at Saint Marys, MD. Children listed were Sarah born about 1747 Saint Marys (of Thomas & Mary). Same data for Ann born 1745, parents Thomas Beall/Beale and Mary Griggs.
No birth data on other kids on LDS.
Will email additional data soon.
I suspect Thomas Beale/Beall was a brother of my ancestor George Beale d 1769 St Croix.
4)- Evan's 8/18/08 email
to Nat Bealle and Robert C. Beall--
Hi Nat & Robert---
"In 1778 William went to Virginia and it is this William that is the fifth great grand father of Bob."
OK, where in VA did William move in 1778?
"At probate William Beale,heir-at-law to the deceased,"
OK, what is an "heir-at-law"? What relation was William to Thomas deceased?
My family records state "These people (John E Beale from Nansemond, VA) also belonged in 1756 in St Mary's Co MD---where your uncle Robert Beale of Capitol Hill was married, and some of them moved from St Mary's MD to Warrenton VA and married the Lees."
Hopefully your William moved to Warrenton or Nansemond, VA.
Nat's 8/18/08 reply to Evan---
William Beall bought land,100 acres, in Pittsylvania County,VA.in1778 [deed 23 July 1778],sold it 1784 moved to Columbia County,GA. buying land where he died in 1812.
According to Roberta Hull quote: My Webster Dictionary defines heir-in-law as the '' heir who has the right under the laws of in testate descent and distribution to receive the estate of the ancestor who has died without leaving a will.
I believe William, Thomas and Charles were by a first wife,since Mary does not mention them in her will.
It doesn't look like we are very close. If your George is a brother to Thomas, we would have a connection.
8/20/08 New England Historic Genealogical Society Findings---
August 20, 2008
Case Number: M082008A
Thank you for your request to identify records in our collection at NEHGS related to Thomas Beale of St. Marys, Maryland. He died in 1777. His probate listed wife Mary, sons Charles, Thomas, and John, daughters Sarah, Martha, Anne, Mildred, and Esther, as well as William Beale. His sons Charles, Thomas, and William Beale resided in Port Tobacco Parish, Charles County, Maryland, in the 1778 Census. William Beale purchased 100 acres in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on 23 July 1778. According to LDS, Thomas Beale was born 4 June 1717, St. Marys, Maryland, the son of Jane (unknown) Beale. In 1740, Thomas Beale married Mary Griggs in St Marys, Maryland. You have authorized two hours of research to complete this task. Below is a report of the results.
Charles County, Maryland wills, administration accounts, inventories, and orphan court proceedings, 1777-1780. This listed the will of Thomas Beale of Charles County, signed 29 April 1777. Thomas Beale left part of his land at Guisberry and Carrot Bed in Charles County to his son-in-law John Barker, son Charles Beale, and son Thomas Beale. He gave the remainder of his land to his wife Mary, son John Beale, and daughters Sarah, Martha, Anne, Mildred, and Esther Beale. He gave heifers to his grandchildren Elizabeth Beale, Martha Parker, and Elizabeth Slaytor. Witnesses were Smallwood Thomson, John Slaytor, and Elijah Athey. The probate was filed 27 Jun 1777. Of additional interest, it is written, Probate was taken, and Mary Beale, the widow, and William Beale, the heir at law to the deceased, did not object, although William Beale was not listed in the will of Thomas Beale. This is the will which was briefly referred to by Nat Bealle (Bealle 701), of his ancestor Thomas Beale. Letters of administration were granted to Mary Beale on 27 June 1777, with securities provided by Richard Willet and Charles Beale of Charles County. The final account was given by Mary Beale on 31 October 1778, where securities were provided by Richard Willet and Charles Beale of Charles County, and representatives were listed as the widow and five children at age.
Charles County, Maryland, wills, 1780-1791. This included the will of Mary Bealle of Charles County, signed 7 Jan 1790, probated 21 June 1790. It listed daughters Sarah and Ann Beale, son John Beale, grandson John Bealle Tucker, grandson John Bealle Richards, and granddaughter Delila Cawood.
Charles County, Maryland land records
· V. 1, 1722-1733. There were no references to Thomas Beale. Captain Charles and his wife Mary Beale, John Beale (listed as son of Richard Beale and Eleanor Bean of Prince Georges Co.), John Beale and his wife Johanah Catherine, Richard Beale, and Col. Ninian Beale were referenced in these deeds.
· V. 2, 1733-1743. A Thomas Beale witnesses a deed recorded 29 March 1734 between George Hatton of Charles County and Justinian Jordan of St Marys Co. On 1 August 1736, John Maddox, planter of Charles County, sold 117 acres of Carrot Bed in Charles County to Thomas Beale of Charles Co., planter.
· V. 3. There were no references to Thomas or Mary Beale in this volume.
· V. 4, 1752-1756. On 25 May 1754, Matthew and Rachael Compton of Charles County sold 164 acres of land called Gisbrough in Charles County to Thomas Beall, planter of Charles County.
· V. 5. There were no references to Thomas or Mary Beale in this volume.
· V. 6. There were no references to Thomas or Mary Beale in this volume.
· V. 7, 1765-1775. There were no references to Thomas or Mary Beale in this volume.
· V 8 1775-1782. There were no references to Thomas or Mary Beale in this volume.
· V. 9, 1782-1786. This referred to a deed dated 2 Sep 1783 from James Boswell of Montgomery County to George Hargreaves of Charles County. A Thomas Beall of George County, justice of the peace for Montgomery County, was listed as a witness. This is too late to be relevant to Thomas Beale of Charles County.
Charles County, Maryland, rent roll of 1753. There were two references to Thomas Beale, one which listed Thomas Beall on 25 May 1754 owning land at Guisborough, Charles County, and another listing Thomas Beall as having 117 acres of land at Carrot Bed, Charles County resurveyed 10 Jan 1753, patented 10 June 1754.
Charles County, Maryland court records, 1774-1778 : an every-name index. There were four indexed references to Thomas Beale. We do not have the original court records for Charles County, Maryland, so these records would need to be ordered on microfilm.
We searched Charles County, Maryland Orphan's Court proceedings, 1791-1803 : an every-name index. There were numerous references to the Beales in Charles County, but these are all dated after the death of Thomas Beale.
We could not locate a reference to the family of Thomas and Mary Beale in Charles County gentry; a genealogical history of six emigrants - Thomas Dent, John Dent, Richard Edelen, John Hanson, George Newman, Humphrey Warren. All scions of armorial families of old England who settled in Charles County, Maryland, and their descendants showing migrations to the South and West.
We could not identify any published or microfilmed church records for the Roman Catholic St. Ignatius Church in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland in our catalog or the Family History Library catalog.
It was suggested that Thomas Beale of Charles County may have been one of the sons of Jane Beale of St. Marys County, Maryland, who left her estate to her sons John, Thomas, and William in 1733. We located a reference to this family from an online transcription of Beale Family of St. Mary's County 1666-1910 typed manuscript at the St. Mary's County, Maryland Historical Society . This included the following:
· Will of Jane Beale of St. Mary's County, Liber T.A. No. 1, p. 4, April 20, 1733. Pr. May 21, 1733. Will recorded at annapolis, Liber 20, p. 661, same date. "To three sons, John, Thomas and William, residue of personal estate. Thomas and William I leave to the care of Thomas Griffin until li (sic - 21?) years of age, Thomas being 16 the 4th of this June and my son William 12 the 25th of December next. Daughter Mary Beale. (Thomas was born June 4, 1717, and William, 12/25/1722). Thomas Griffin, Excr. Witnesses: William Johnson and John Langley. Her inventory, Liber 17, p.. 337 Appraisers: Thomas Payne and John Cuffey. Creditors, Sarah Jones and Matthew Canady. Kin, Ann Bayle and Will Morgan.
· Liber JJ#1, p. 376, St. Mary's Co., 1/24/1786.
Thomas Beale, son of Jane and ____ was born June 4, 1717. In his will he mentions adu. Sarah Beale, whom he leaves to the care of dau. Ann Beale. "To Ann Williams and Mary Thorp in consideration of their care of my children I leave all my estate and make them executors.
We did not have the St. Marys probate records which included the year 1786 to further evaluate the probate of Thomas Beale of St. Marys Co, which the manuscript claims was the son of Jane Beale. Additional research would be necessary to distinguish records for Thomas Beale who died in 1786 in St. Marys Co., Maryland, and the Thomas Beale, husband of Mary, who died in Charles Co., Maryland in 1777, and attempt to identify their origins. If the transcription of Jane Beale of St. Marys Co., MD is correct, it is also significant that she did not list a son named George Beale. Viewing the actual will and probate records of Jane Beale could be useful. We could not locate information about the family of Jane Beale in History of St. Mary's County, Maryland.
We identified the will of Thomas Beale of Charles County, Maryland. He died between 29 April 1777 and 27 Jun 1777, Charles County, Maryland. His wife was listed as Mary. He had the following heirs:
· (Daughter) Beale, married John Barker. She may be one of the daughters listed below.
· Son Charles Beale
· Son Thomas Beale
· Son John Beale
· Daughters Sarah, Martha, Anne, Mildred, and Esther Beale.
· granddaughter Elizabeth Beale,
· granddaughter Martha Parker (daughter of ? Parker and (Daughter) Beale)
· granddaughter Elizabeth Slaytor (daughter of ? Slaytor and (Daughter) Beale) [possibly John Slaytor who witnesses the will of Thomas Beale?]
· Possible son William Beale
We also located a probate record for Mary Beale signed 7 Jan 1790, probated 21 June 1790. It listed daughters Sarah and Ann Beale, son John Beale, grandson John Bealle Tucker, grandson John Bealle Richards, and granddaughter Delila Cawood. This Mary Beale may have been the widow of Thomas Beale who died in 1777.
Charles County, Maryland land records listed that Thomas Beale purchased two major tracts of property - On 1 August 1736, John Maddox, planter of Charles County, sold 117 acres of Carrot Bed in Charles County to Thomas Beale of Charles Co., planter; and on 25 May 1754, Matthew and Rachael Compton of Charles County sold 164 acres of land called Gisbrough in Charles County to Thomas Beall, planter of Charles County. Both of these properties were included in the will of Thomas Beale. Thomas Beale of Charles County, therefore, was most likely born prior to 1716, if he was at least 20 years old when he first purchased the Carrot Bed tract in 1736.
None of these records provided definitive links which connected Thomas Beale as the son of Jane Beale of St. Marys County, Maryland, or the brother of George Beale of St. Croix or John Beale
Suggestions for Further Research
We would recommend ordering on microfilm from the Family History Library the will of Jane Beale of St. Marys Co., MD in 1733 and the probate of Thomas Beale of St. Marys Co., MD in 1786.
The will of Jane Beale of St. Mary's County, Liber T.A. No. 1, p. 4, April 20, 1733
Orphans Court, St. Marys Co., Maryland. Liber
TA no. 1 1733-1776 Liber HH no. 1 1776-1777
FHL US/CAN Film 14425
The probate of Thomas Beale was cited as Liber JJ#1, p. 376, St. Mary's Co., 1/24/1786.
Orphans Court, St. Marys Co., Maryland. Liber
JJ no. 1-3 1777-1820
FHL US/CAN Film 14426
10/02/08 New England Historic Genealogical Society Findings---
October 2, 2008
Case Number: M082008A-2
Thank you for your request to identify the origins
of Jane (Unknown) Beale and her husband (Unknown) Beale of St. Marys
County, Maryland. Widow Jane Beales will was written 20 April 1733.
Below is a report of the results. You would also like to discover the identity
of William Beale who was named as an heir at law in the will of Thomas Beale
of Charles County, Maryland in 1777. You suggest the possibility that William
Beale was the son of Jane (Unknown) Beall, born 25 December 1722 in St. Marys
Co., MD, died 1812 in Georgia, and that he was the nephew of Thomas Beale
who died 1777 in Charles County, Maryland. This indicates that Thomas Beale
(d. 1777, Charles Co., MD) and (Unknown) Beale (the husband of Jane (Unknown))
We also ordered on microfilm:
Orphans Court, St. Marys Co., Maryland. Liber TA no. 1 1733-1776 FHL US/CAN Film 14425
Orphans Court, St. Marys Co., Maryland. Liber JJ no. 1-3 1777-1820 FHL US/CAN Film 14426
Below is a report of the results.
Orphans Court, St. Marys Co., Maryland. Liber TA no. 1 1733-1776 Liber HH no. 1 1776-1777 FHL US/CAN Film 14425
We located the will of Jane Beale of St. Mary's County, Liber T.A. No. 1, p. 4, April 20, 1733.
Jane Beall left my two sons Thomas Beall and William Beall to Thomas Griffin, until they arrive to the age of eighteen years, my son Thomas being aged sixteen years, the fourth of this June insuing, and my son William being twelve years old the twenty-fifth day of December next; one feather bed, blanket, and iron pot was given to her daughter Mary Beall, and the remainder of her personal estate to her sons John Beall, Thomas, and William Beall . Thomas Griffin was appointed the executor of the estate. Jane Bealls will was signed 20 April 1733. The witnesses were William Johnson, John Langley, and Mary Griffin. The will was proved on 21 May 1733.
Orphans Court, St. Marys Co., Maryland. Liber JJ no. 1-3 1777-1820 FHL US/CAN Film 14426
We located the probate of Thomas Beale was cited as Liber JJ#1, p. 376, St. Mary's Co., 1/24/1786.
Thomas Beal left his children Sarah Beal and Ann Beal in the care and tuition of Ann Willinor and Mary Thorp, and that all of his estate be divided between his children and their guardians to help raise them. His will was signed 26 January 1786, and it was proved 1 February 1786. The witnesses were William Leigh and John Senior, and Thomas Smith testified that the will was the only one known to exist.
These two wills, in addition to the will of Thomas Beale of Charles County, signed 29 April 1777 which we described in our last report, definitively establish that two Thomas Beales were contemporaries, one who died in Charles Co., MD in 1777, and the other who died in St. Marys Co., MD in 1786.
According to Maryland Deponents, 1634-1799, Thomas Beale of Charles County, Maryland, gave a deposition on 18 September 1752, in which he stated that he was about 52 years old, and therefore was born about 1700. This indicates that the Thomas Beale of Charles County, Maryland could not have been the son of Jane (Unknown) Beall, who was born 4 June 1717, according to the will of Jane Beall in 1733.
According to a transcription of the probate records
of Thomas Griffin of St. Marys County, Maryland, payments were made
to two orphaned children of Jane Beal, John Beal and Thomas Beal, for which
Thomas Griffin was the executor of Janes estate, from the estate of
Thomas Griffin on 24 October 1743. There was no mention of William or Mary
Beal, the other children of Jane (unknown) Beale.
Thomas Griffen (Liber) 19 (page) 543 A SM £73.12.3 £25.7.6 Oct 24 1743
Sureties: Basil Cooper, John Coffeny.
Payments to: James Smith, John Baker, William Cutler & William Looker, William Cartwright, John Beal & Thomas Beal (orphans of Jane Beal (dead, deceased was executor)).
Executor: Nicholas Griffen.
According to The genealogy of the Beale family (1399-1956) ... Frances Beal Smith Hodges, the ancestry of Jane (Unknown) Beall was unknown to the author, as was the identity of her husband. Jane Bealls son John was identified as John Beale, born about 1713, who married Mary Magdalen Hackett, and whose will was dated 1 May 1792. No further information is provided about Jane Bealls children William or Mary Beall. Janes son Thomas Beall is identified as the man who married Mary Griggs, the widow of Richard Griffin, and the Thomas Beall whose will was written 24 January 1786 in St. Marys Co., MD. It is also noted that Mary Griffin, the wife of Richard Griffin and later wife of Thomas Beall, witnessed the will of Jane Beall. However, if Mary Griggs was approximately the same age as her second husband Thomas Beall, who was born in 1717, it seems unlikely that she would have been old enough to sign Jane Bealls will in 1733. Unless Mary Griggs was a number of years older than Thomas Beale, the Mary Griffen who witnessed Jane Bealls will in 1733 was most likely a wife or relative of Thomas Griffen who was the executor and guardian of her minor sons, instead of the wife of Richard Griffen.
According to Beale Family of St. Mary's County 1666-1910 typed manuscript at the St. Mary's County, Maryland Historical Society , the historian Lt. Col. Fielder M. M. Beall misidentified the will of Jane (Unknown) Beall as the will of JOHN Beall, leading to confusion that the name of Jane (Unknown) Bealls deceased husband was a John Beall. There was no information located in the will of Jane Beall which indicated the first name of her deceased husband.
We could not locate references to Jane, John, Thomas, William, or Mary Beall of St. Marys County, Maryland, or the family of Thomas Beale of Charles County, Maryland in Maryland Heritage: A Family History, which depicted the descendants of Ninian Beall of Prince Georges Co., Maryland.
According to Abstracts of the inventories of the
Prerogative Court of Maryland, for the estate of Jane Beale, the appraisers
of the estate of Jane Beall were Thomas Payn and John Cuffry. The creditors
were Sarah Janes and Matthew Canaday. Her next of kin were Ann Balay and William
Jane Beale, (Liber) 17 (page) 337 SM £4.12.1 1733 Aug 20 1733
Appraisers: Thomas Payn, John Cuffry.
Creditors: Sarah Janes, Matthew Canaday.
Next of kin: Ann Balay, Will. Morgin.
Administrator/Executors Thomas Griffin.
According to Abstracts of the administration accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, for the estate of Jane Beale, sureties were provided by John Langley and William Looker, and received from Sarah Janes and Frances Garry, and payments were made to Matthew Canady.
Jane Beal, (Liber)12 (page) 472 A SM £4.12.1
E5.10.0 Aug 26 1734
Sureties: John Langley, William Looker.
Received from: Sarah Janes, Frances Garry.
Payments to: Matthew Canady.
Executor: Thomas Griffin.
Suggestions for Further Research
We recommend that the identities of Ann Balay/Bayle and William Morgan be researched, who were listed as the next of kin for Jane (Unknown) Beall of St. Marys County, Maryland at the time of her probate in 1733. This may help reveal a genealogical connection between either Jane (Unknown) Beall or her deceased husband.
Unfortunately, we could not locate any definitive evidence which identified the maiden name and origins of Jane (Unknown) Beall, a widow who wrote her will on 20 April 1733, St. Marys County, Maryland, or establish the identity of her husband, (Unknown) Beall. We determined that the Thomas Beale of Charles County, Maryland was born about 1700, according to a deposition, and therefore was not the Thomas Beale who was the son of Jane (Unknown) Beale. Therefore it is likely that the Thomas Beale who died in St. Marys County, Maryland in 1786 was most likely the son of Jane (Unknown) Beale.
We also could not identify records which identified the relationship between Thomas Beale of Charles County, Maryland, and his heir-at-law William Beale, who you believe may have been a brother or nephew of Thomas Beale of Charles County.
We identified the names of William Morgan and Ann
Balay/Bayle as the next of kin for the estate of Jane Beall. Next of kin were
generally spouses, adult children, or close relatives of the deceased. Since
Jane Bealls husband was deceased and most of her children were minors,
it seems likely that Jane Bealls next of kin were possibly siblings
or cousins of either Jane Beall or her deceased husband.
8)- DNA expert's report from NEHGS 10/03/08-
October 3, 2008
Dear Mr. Randolph:
After looking at your DNA results and the various research segments attached therein, I am making the following conclusions:
From your own summary, it is stated that the two
matches are Bealle 701 and Bealle 105, from the Beal test results page,
it would then indicate the initial DNA that you matched for 701 and 105, would be Bealle 130. It is important to know how many markers have matched, 105 only tested twelve markers, which can indicate a relationship, but this level can go beyond the existence of surnames (e.g. 25 generations). Still it is suggestive, and your website states Bealle 105 appears to be a descendant of St. Croix George. This leaves interpretation based on the match between 701 and 130. 130 (yours) tested 37 markers. 701 tested 32 markers. Of the common markers tested, there is a 30/32 marker match. It is always good to have all markers tested in common, to have the tests upgraded, even to as much as 67 markers in this case, to get a better mathematical probability of where the generational break could have occurred. Still, 30/32 marker match definitely would indicate St. Croix George is related to the St. Marys Beale families. The suggestion that he could be a son of John Beale (d. 1792) and Magdalene Hackett, could work, but there are several other possibilities. George could be a descendant of a brother of ____ Beale (husband of Jane), or a brother of _____ Beales father or grandfather, etc., etc. Maryland is certainly the place to look, however a solid conclusion would be more founded if the most amount of markers can be tested for a better determination of where the generational break could have occurred, and if a George within the Maryland family is found. For instance, if John does have a son named George, and further markers are tested, we can make a better determination if George is likely the son of John. Also if other Georges are found earlier in this family, other conclusions could be made as well. A search for George Beals in Maryland (and following up on John Beale who died in 1792), and an upgrade of markers is the best route to go at this point.
8/20/08 research did find William (son of Jane), presumably the ancestor of
our DNA match.
In the 10/02/08 research, we discovered Thomas Beale who died 1777 was born 1700, so he differs from the Thomas Beale 1717-1786, son of Jane Beale.
We have not found George, but he may be the son of John Beale/Mary Magdalene Hackett, or related in some fashion to Jane Beale d. 1733.
Here is a chart of the findings as Evan sees it in early October:
I conclude that William 1722-1812 was the nephew of Thomas Beale d. 1777, as such he was an "heir at law" in Thomas Beale's 1777 will.
October 27 Nat Bealle sent the newspaper article below, my response to her:
Thanks for sending the MIRROR OF THE TIMES Augusta, GA newspaper article of 8/10/1812. It states William Bealle Sr. died Thur Aug 4th at his residence in Columbia County in his 85th year of his age. His wife was alive, article mentions Rev. Abraham Marshall, etc.
This suggest Wm Bealle born 1727.
This tells us William Beale was NOT the son of Jane Beale (Jane's son William was born 1722).
Lynell Beale Marshall made a sensational find which suggests William is the
son of Thomas Beale 1700-1777:
We know Charles, Thomas & John were sons of Thomas Beale 1700-1777.
The above site states this ref Charles Beale, son of Thomas Beale 1700-1777:
Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 172".
Charles Beale - Inventory. Late of CC, decd.
Negro boy Jesse (16 years old), 1 Negro woman (19 years old & child 4 months.
Total amount: 277.15.11.
Signed Aug 8, 1793 - Hezekiah Johnson, Joshua Mudd.
Nearest of kin: Thomas (X his mark) Beale, Wm (x HIS MARK) Beale.
Creditors: James Henderson for Thos. Mundell, Judson M Clagett for Thomas Ho. & Judson Clagett.
CC, Aug 26, 1793, Then came Penelope Beale, administratrix of Charles Beale, & made oath.
Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
We found earlier in the will of Thomas Beale 1700-1777:
Jun 27, 1777 came all 3 witnesses of the will of Thomas Beale, deceased, and made oath that they saw the testator sign and seal the same. Probate was taken, and Mary Beale, the widow, and William Beale, the heir at law to the deceased, being present, did not object.
This says to me that William was left out of his fathers 1777 will, but was named in 1793 as nearest of kin to his brother Charles Beale, along with his other brother Thomas Beale.
Key discoveries in November-
We located Penelope Beale, widow of Charles, who names their children-
Penelope Beale of Charles County
State of Maryland, whereas Penelope Beale of Charles County, widow,
mother and natural guardian to Allanson Ford Beale, Martha Tennison Beale, Mary
Penn Beale and Penelope Ann Beale, children of Charles Beale, late deceased, by her
petition to the honorable, the Chancellor, did set forth that the said
Charles Beale had in his life time, to wit, on the 12 January 1793 surveyed
discovered that Thomas was married to Jane-
Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 544. Aug 15, 1789 from Thomas Beale of CC, to Charles Beale of CC, for 100 £, all that part of a tract of land called the Carrot Bed Enlarged with an Addition, lying in CC, bounded by a tract of land called Friends Hazzard, containing about 80 acres. Signed - Thomas (X his mark) Beale. Wit - Robt. H. Harrison (a judge of the General Court). Jane, the wife of the sd Thomas Beale, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Aug 15, 1789.
located Jane Shepherd Beale, widow of Thomas, who had moved from Charles County,
MD to Columbia County, GA.
(This is where William Bealle died 1812).
Power of Attorney from Jane Bealle, dated Columbia County, Ga., January
25, 1810, to Zachariah Nally, to claim and collect her portion of the
estate of her brother, Francis Shepherd, and to dispose of her dower or
interest in tract of land. She mentions a tract of 200 acres in Charles
County, Md., on the Potomac River, and lately bounded by lands of Samuel
Harrison, Wm. D. Harrison, Jno. Perry and others, which tract was devised
by her father, John Shepherd, to the said Francis Shepherd.
found the will of one of their children, who names 8 offspring-
Will of Francis Shepperd Bealle:
Brother Augustus Bealle.
Mother Jane Bealle, nee Shepherd.
Sister Martha Tennason Bealle.
Brothers Thos. Bealle, Reason D. Bealle, Wm. L. Bealle, Jno. S. Bealle
and Chas. T. Bealle.
found the 1812 will of William Bealle in Columbus Co, GA
Will of Wm. Bealle, recorded September 16, 1812:
Wife Nancy Bealle.
Son Jno. Bealle.
Daugllter Elizabeth Yarbrough.
Son Hezekiah Bealle.
Son Wm. Penn Bealle.
Daughter Mary Simms.
Son Charles T. Bealle.
We can see that both William d. 1812, and his brother Thomas with wife Jane Shepherd move from Charles County, MD and end up in Columbia Co, GA.
We note Thomas/Jane name one child (Martha Tennison) after one of his brother Charles' children. We note they name one child (Charles T.) after one of brother William's children.
note William is the only son of Thomas with a daughter Elizabeth. Granddaughter
Elizabeth was named in Thomas Beale's 1777 will.
Here is a chart of how Evan sees it 11/25/08. I suspect ancestor George Beale
d. 1769 is the son of Thomas Beale 1700-1777, and brother to William 1727-1812
and other offspring listed below:
Much of the data for the above chart came from Thomas Beale's 1777 will, and his wife Mary Beale's 1790 will.
I may have mixed up spouses, as wills did not say who was married to whom.
DNA findings link George Beale d. 1769 with William d. 1812 and his father Thomas d. 1777.
Key discoveries in December 08-
We discover George Beale II (son of George Beale d. 1769 St Croix) and his son Robert Beale both marry into the same wealthy Catholic Maryland Brooke family--see P-2----MARYLAND for details.
locate a Beale family residing in Port Tobacco prior to Thomas/William/Charles
Beale. This Beale family is living in Port Tobacco during the same time period
as Thomas Beale (1700-1777).
This Beale family sells their land to a Brooke, who sells it to the Catholic monastery Carmel of Port Tobacco (that still owns it today)----see EVAN'S LATEST FAMILY TREE for details.
15)- Here is a chart showing possible ancestors of Thomas Beale (1700-1777), updated 12/21/08:
see EVAN'S LATEST FAMILY TREE for details.
Here is a good website on St Mary's City, MD (possible
first landing of our Beale family):
Here is a good website on St Ignatius Catholic Church
at nearby Port Tobacco, MD (Beales may be buried there, scroll down on their
website to see photo of cemetery):