1650 - 1726 (75 years)
||Beals, John  |
||29 Jun 1650
||Northumberland, England 
||Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA [2, 3]
||31 Mar 2017 |
||Clayton, Mary, b. 29 Jun 1665, Sussex, Rumbaldeweek, England , d. 1725, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA (Age 59 years) |
||01 Oct 1682
||Calvert, Chester County, Pennsylvania [1, 4]
- From Meeting Records of Chester MM, Chester Co ., PA the following: " At a Monthly Meeting at Chester the 2nd day of ye 8th mo, 1682, John Bales and Mary Clayton did propose their intentions of marriage. At a Monthly Meeting at Chester the 1st day of ye 11th mo., 1682 John Bales and Mary Clayton did propose their intentions of marriage. It being the second time and nothing appeared to obstruct Friends left them to their liberty to proceed."
| ||1. Beals, John, b. 28 Jan 1685/86, Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 1745, Prince George's, Maryland, USA (Age 58 years) |
| ||2. Beals, William, b. 01 Feb 1686/87, Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 1750 (Age 62 years) |
| ||3. Beals, Jacob, b. 28 Jul 1689, Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 11 May 1763, Warrington Mm, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Age 73 years) |
| ||4. Beals, Mary, b. 24 Apr 1692, Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA |
| ||5. Beals, Patience, b. 16 Apr 1695, Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA |
||31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Desendants of Willaim Beals of England, manuscript on file at Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Margaret Lemper
Willaim Beals Sr., England
Wialliam Belas Jr., ca 1625/30 England
John Beals s/o/ Willam b. 1650 England. imigrated to America 1675 on ship "Griffin" - m. Mary Clayton of Burlington N.J. John came 5 years before Wm. Penn and helped lay out Philadelphia.
Children: 1. John b. 20 Jan 1685 Chester PA. m. Sarah Bowater 14 Sep 1711
2. William b. 1 Feb 1687 m. Mary Brooksby 20 Apr 1712
History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, John Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, Published by Louis H. Everts, Philadelphia, 1881, page 1467.
Clayton, William, with his family, arrived in the ship "Kent" from London, in company with certain commissioners sent out by the proprietors of New Jersey to purchase lands from the Indians, etc. In 1678-9 (March) he purchased the share of Hans Oelson, one of the original grantees of Marcus Hook, and settled that place. As a Quaker, he was an active and consistant member of Governnor Markham's Council, and also of that of the proprietary after his arrival, while at the same time he served as one of the justices of the court of Upland County, and subsquently for that of Chester County, presiding at the first court held in Pennsylvania under the propriety government. He died in 1689, leaving a widow, Prudence, and the following children, if not more: Brudence m/ to Henry Reynolds, 11, 10, 1678; Nonour, m. to James Browne, 6, 8, 1679; William, m. to Wlizabeth Bezer, 1682; and Mary, to John Beals, in the same year.
Will of John Beals
I John Beals of Nottingham In ye County of Chester being sick & weak of body but of sound & Disposing mind & Memory do make this my last will & Testament revoking all other wills that have heretofore been made or done by me.
First My will is that my just Debts & Funeral Charge be Defrayed as soon as possible after my Death., and also that my body be decently buried.
Secondly I give and bequeath Unto my Eldest Son John Beals my bed & all ye furniture there unto belonging & five pounds he paying unto his 5 children Sarah, John, Thomas, Ann & Phebe to each of them Tenn Shillings when they come of age.
Thirdly I give unto my son William Beals Eight pound he paying to each of his 3 children; Lydia, Mary & Ruth Tenn Shillings when of age.
Fourthly I give unto my daughter Mary Harrold, Eight poud shee paying to each of her children; Rachell, Jonathan & Richard Tenn Shillings when they come of age.
Fifthly I give unto my son Jacob Beals Twelve pound he paying to his 4 children; John, Jacob, Mary & William to each of them Tenn Shillings when of age.
Sixthly I give unto my daughter Patience Jones ye Eight pound fifteen shillings that is due from her husband by Bond & Five pound more to be paid by my Executors willing Shee or husband to pay unto their 4 children; Judith, Mary,Sarah & Charity to Each Tenn Shillings all of ye afore said Legacys to be paid Unto ye grand Children when they are deemed by law to be of age.
Sevently I give unto my daughter Mary Harrold & Patience Jones my warming pan & Spice box; Also I give Unto James Wright fourty shillings.
Eightly I give unto my Kinswoman Mary Davis of Philadelphia Twenty Schillings. Also my will is that my son William Shall be paid his Legacy first my Daughter Mary Harrold Next & Patience her five pound next as ye Money that is out upon Bond becomes due.
Lastly I ordaine and Constitute My Two Sons John & Jacob Beals Sole Executors of this my Last Will & testament witness my hand & seall dated in Nottingham ye 11 of ye 8th mo: 1726
his X mark
Sealed & Delivered
In ye presence of:
Ja McMillan VIth 10 mo 1726 - McMillen Jurist and ye others aforesaid
William House X
- [S527] Kathryn Bales Porter, Christina Llewellyn, (Name: on line at Rootsweb; Location: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2482105; Date: 2003;).
- [S678] John and Mary(Clayton) Beals and their Descendants.
- [S679] The Franzman lines : Schoene, Mueller, Scarborough, Byers, Williams, Hiatt, Clayton, Beals, Bowater, Corbett, Laura Huffman Renda.
- [S658] Friends Mmeeting Records, Chester MM, Chester County, PA.
" At a Monthly Meeting at Chester the 2nd day of ye 8th mo, 1682, John Bales and Mary Clayton did propose their intentions of marriage. At a Monthly Meeting at Chester the 1st day of ye 11th mo., 1682 John Bales and Mary Clayton did propose their intentions of marriage. It being the second time and nothing appeared to obstruct Friends left them to their liberty to proceed."