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William Thomas Beals

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Biography - William Thomas Beales

According to "Ancestry of Allen Grinnell Cleaver and Martha Irene Jessup" compiled by William Jessup Cleaver and published by Gateway Press in 1989: " William Thomas Beals was a soldier in Cromwell's horse guard and was rewarded with land in Ireland. It was here he converted to Quakerism before he emigrated to Pennsylvania where it has been said he died though no record of his death has been found. From research by Bill Putman we find the following statement: "i am not certain if William came to America or not, but several other Beals histories indicate he came to America and died in PA. A great many Quakers from Yorkshire, England came to settle in Fenwick's Colony in what is now Gloucester Co., NJ just across the Delaware from Philadelphia."

Pennsylvania Irish quaker Immigrants, 1682-1750

__Immigration of the Irish quakers into Pennsylvania 1682-1750 With Their Early History in Ireland

Part III. The Irish Friends In Pennsylvania__

"The Meeting land, consisting of a rectangular tract of five acres, called "Zion," was conveyed to trustees of the Meeting by William Beals, by deed of 12 Mo. 9, 1766, and was part of 50 acres granted to Beals by the Proprietors' warrant of June 24, 1763.2 The present edifice, erected in 1790,3 has recently been covered with a slate roof and otherwise placed in a good state of preservation, but regular meetings have long ceased to


William Thomas Beals b: June 21, 1625, Beal on the Hill, Durham, England; d: 1654, Pennsylvania; son of  William and Mayre (Kernan) Beals; m: Sarah Edge b: July 16, 1637, Little Barrow, Barrow, Cheshire, England; d: April 26, 1692, Chester Creek, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; dau of  George and Jane Edge

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

Thomas Beals


Birth:  Jun. 21, 1625, England

Death:  1654

Pennsylvania, USA


Son of Robert Bealles and Mayre Kernan

 

Family links:

 Spouse:

  Sarah Edge Beals (1637 - 1692)*

 

 Children:

  John Jacob Beals (1650 - 1726)*

 

*Calculated relationship

 

Burial:

Huntington Quaker Meeting House Cemetery

York Springs

Adams County

Pennsylvania, USA

Sarah Edge Beals


Birth:  Jul., 1637, England

Death:  Apr. 26, 1692


Daughter of George and Jane Edge.

 

Family links:

 Spouse:

  Thomas Beals (1625 - 1654)

 

 Children:

  John Jacob Beals (1650 - 1726)*

 

*Calculated relationship

 

Burial:

Huntington Quaker Meeting House Cemetery

York Springs

Adams County

Pennsylvania, USA

 


Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825 about John Beals

Name:  John Beals

Description:  Decedent

Residence:  Nottingham

Date:  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.