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John Jacob Beals  b: May 27, 1650, Chichester, Sussex, England; d: December 17, 1726, Nottingham, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; son of William Thomas and Sarah (Edge) Beals;  m: Mary Jane Clayton 1682; b: October 29, 1665, Rumbaldsweek, Sussex, England; d: December 26, 1725, Nottingham, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; dau of William and Prudence (Lankford) Clayton

John Jacob Beals

Generation #2

Maryland Quaker Records: Nottingham Monthly Meeting, Cecil County, Book F 1808-1836

Name : John Beals

Comment: Historical (by James Trimble) (the emigrant) "was an early settler in the lower part of Aston, Delaware Co, PA; he married 1682 Mary Clayton, daughter Wm & Prudence Clayton. Their children were John, William, Jacob, Mary & Patience. The fam rem to E Nottingham 1704."

Name: Mary Clayton

Marriage Date: - - 1682

Child: John, Jr

Birth Date: 20 Mar 1685/6

Marriage Date: 14 Sep 1711

Spouse: Sarah Bowater

Comment: daughter Thomas

Child: William

Birth Date: 01 Apr 1687

Marriage Date: 26 Apr 1712

Spouse: Rebeckah Chambers

Comment: daughter John

Child: Jacob

Birth Date: 28 Sep 1689

Marriage Date: 20 Jun 1714

Spouse: Mary Brooks

Comment: daughter John, deceased

Child: Mary

Birth Date: 24 Jun 1692

Marriage Date: 01 Jun 1710

Spouse: Richard Harrold

Child: Patience

Birth Date: 16 Mar 1695/6

Marriage Date: 20 Jun 1717

Spouse: Joseph Jones

Comment: son John

 Maryland Quaker Records: Nottingham Monthly Meeting, Cecil County Book F - 1808-1836

John  Beals

b: January 20, 1686, Chester,  Delaware Co., Pennsylvania; d: December 12, 1745, Monoquesy, Prince Georges’ Co., Maryland; m: Sarah Bowater September 14, 1711; b: August 17, 1688, West Chester, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; d: December 27, 1765, Wellsville, York Co., Pennsylvania; dau of Thomas and Sarah (Edge) Bowater

William Beals

b: April 1, 1687; d: ; m: Rebeckah Chambers April 26, 1712

Jacob Beals

b: September 28, 1689; d: ; m: Mary Brooks June 20, 1714

Mary Beals

b: June 24, 1692; d: ; m: Richard Harrold June 1, 1710

Patience Beals

b: March 16, 1695/6; d: ; m: Joseph Jones June 20, 1717

Will of John Beals - 11 Aug 1726

Written 11 Aug 1726

Prove date:      17 Dec 1726

Book/Page:      A:206

Remarks:         John Beals of Nottingham. 8/11/1726. December 17, 1726. A. 206. To eldest son John, bed and furniture and £5, he paying to his 5 children, viz Sarah, John, Thomas, Ann, and Phebe, 10 shillings when of age. To daughter Mary Harrold 8, she paying to each of heir children, viz Elizabeth, Rachel, Jonathan and Richard 10 shillings when of age. To son Jacob £12, he paying to each of his four children, viz John, Jacob, Mary and William 10 shillings when of age. To daughter Patience Jones the £8-15 that is due of bond of her husband and £5 more paying to their 4 children. viz Judith, Mary, Sarah and Charity 10 shillings each, when of age. To kinswoman Mary Davis of Philadelphia 20 shillings. Executors: sons John and Jacob. Witnesses: James McMullin, Wm. House.

Name: John BEALS

Reference Number:1686

Change Date:10 APR 2009



Burial:Chester, PA

Birth:ABT 1650 in England

Death:1726 in Nottingham, Chester, PA


    Early Church Records of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Volume 2 By Charlotte Meldum, Martha Reamy (Heritage Books) p. 113

    New Garden MM Register of births

    Beals, John and his wife Mary, and their children: John, b. 1685.1.20; William, b. 1687.2.1; Jacob, 1689.7.28; Mary, b. 1692.4.24;     Patience, b. 1695.4.15.

John Beals probably came to South Jersey as a single man, perhaps as early as 1675, In 1682, under the care of Chester MM, PA, he married Mary Clayton, daughter of William and Prudence (Lankford) Clayton. About 1702, with the encouragement of William Penn and his agent, James Logan, a number of descendants of William and Prudence Clayton and other members of Chichester and surrounding Meetings occupied an area in far southwest Chester County, PA which had been laid out as the Nottingham Lots. William Penn was seeking to establish a claim to this territory which was being contested by the Calvert Family, proprietors of Maryland. John and Mary (Clayton) Beals and family moved to Nottingham about this time.

Mary Jane Clayton Beals

Birth:  Jun. 24, 1665, England

Death:  1726

Chester County

Pennsylvania, USA

Family links:


  John Jacob Beals (1650 - 1726)



  William Beals (1687 - 1742)*

  Jacob Beals (1689 - 1789)*

  Jacob B Beals (1689 - 1763)*

  Grace Beals (1697 - 1698)*


*Calculated relationship



Huntington Quaker Meeting House Cemetery

York Springs

Adams County

Pennsylvania, USA

Patience Beals Jones

Birth:  Jun. 16, 1695

Nottingham (Chester County)

Chester County

Pennsylvania, USA

Death:  Sep., 1777

Deer Creek

Harford County

Maryland, USA


Family links:


  John Beals (1650 - 1726)

  Mary Clayton Beals (1665 - 1725)



  Joseph Jones (1686 - 1778)



  John Jacob Beals (1686 - 1745)*

  Patience Beals Jones (1695 - 1777)


*Calculated relationship



Deer Creek Friends Meeting Cemetery


Harford County

Maryland, USA

John Jacob Beals

Birth:  Aug. 24, 1650

Death:  Dec. 17, 1726


Family links:


  Thomas Beals (1625 - 1654)

  Sarah Edge Beals (1637 - 1692)



  Mary Jane Clayton Beals (1665 - 1726)*



  William Beals (1687 - 1742)*

  Jacob Beals (1689 - 1789)*

  Jacob B Beals (1689 - 1763)*

  Grace Beals (1697 - 1698)*

A history of Nottingham., Chester, Pennsylvania