|Posted By:||Jackson Day|
|Subject:||Re: James Beall (1652-1725) Maryland|
|Post Date:||May 16, 2010 at 05:50:38|
|Forum:||Beall Family Genealogy Forum|
For whatever it's worth in your searches, here's the entry on James Beall from my database. I haven't worked on this for years, but would appreciate any additios or corrections.
B-ALEX-3 James Beall, baptized St. Andrew's Ch, Fifeshire, February 5, 1652, of Prince Georges County, Planter; Immigrant, possible son of Alexander of Scotland [G1621], d. 1725. Said to have immigrated 1668 (AALO 15:340; FMMB:148, however this citation may refer to a James Bill). Doliante (14) believes came in 1690 with Rev. Nathaniel Taylor and a congregation of Scots from Fifeshire. Land Transactions. Lord Baltimore 1685 ceased giving land grants to immigrants, and James Beall never received a land grant. No references to James Beall or other brothers prior to 1695. First property was 562 a. Rover's Content, purchased from Col Ninian Beall in 1698. 7 Sep 1711 Lone Head surveyed for James Bill; patended Apr 10, 1715, 782 acres. (Rent Rolls Book PGC #1:118; FMMB:149). James Pearre, probably from Aberdeenshire, lived next to Lone Head, patented by James Beall, the Immigrant and willed to his son. June 4, 1714, Good Luck, located on east side of Cabbin John Branch, surveyed for James Beall; patended Apr 20, 1719 (Rent Roll Book, PGC #1:333; FMMB:149) Sep 16, 1715, 225 acres Drumaldry surveyed for James Beall in now Montgomery Co. (FMMB:149) "On the Northwest Branch and still north of [Dumaldry] James Beall was granted Lay Hill 17 Aug 1716 containing 1298 acres." The present suburb of Layhill in Montgomery County, halfway between Rockville and Burtonsville, is located within this tract. Marriage. In 1693 m. Sarah Pearce , b. PGC 1680, d. PGC 1722, dau of John Pearce, b. 1650-1655 and Sarah Sprigg, b. 1658. Church Affairs. Nov 25 1704, Col Ninian Beall gave 1/2 acre for church "& made a # of kinsmen trustees", including James Beall. (PGLO C:116b-116c). Aug 19 1707 listed as vestryman for Broad Creek P. E. Church, Piscataway Parish [Rock Creek Vestry Records, ff 22; FMMB:149]. 1713 elder in Presbyterian Church, Upper Marlboro. (Briggs' American Presbyterian, 1884; FMMB:149) Will (21 Nov 1723-10 Jul 1725 (Md Calendar of Wills, Vol 5, 18,394 ) James Beall is planter, Prince George's Co. To (1) eldest son John, "Rover's Content," "Fiffe," pt. of "Good Luck," on e. side of Cabbin Br., and "Drumaldree." (2) son Nathaniel, "Easy Purchase" and "Addition to Easy Purchase." (3) son James, pt. of "Good Luck," on w. side of Cabbin Br., and "Lone head." (4) sons Robert and Joseph, "Lay Hill" equally. (5) son Zepheniah, pt. of "Allisons Park" and "Cooper." (6) dau. Sarah, pt. of "Beall's Mannour" and Éz30 to be pd. her by son-in-law Thomas Odell on day of marriage or on demand. (7) Rev. Mr. Hugh Conn and to the ministers that shall succeed him, Éz10 yearly. (8) wife Sarah, dwelling plantation -- and personalty during life; residue of personal estate to children equally. Exs.: Bro. Alexander, son John, cousin William and John Beall, Sr. Test: Thos. Applegate, Joseph Beach, Mary Boyce. 18, 394. Rev. Hugh Conn was Presbyterian. Children. If named in will, underlined (Heterick, II:1). If cited by Doliante, (*) asterisk. Brother Alexander, son John, and cousins William (B-COUSIN-1/G1665) and James, (B-COUSIN-2/G1667) executors. (Heterick II:1). Several of the children appeared in the PG Orphans Court in the period 1723-1735 (Beall News:123--dates marked OC).
1. *Margaret/Mary, b. 1694 (+)
2. *John, Jr, b. G1700 (+)
3. *Nathaniel, b. G1709 (OC); 1699 (FMMB:154; Beall News:13); (Doliante: after 1705) Aug 1725 "Of a competent age as tis said" (b. NET 1708) choose as guardian William Beall Sr of PGC (B-ALEX-1/G1647 or B-ALEX-21/G1683 William Beall Sr of Alexander) (PGOC L:486; Beall News:123) (+)
4. *James, Jr, b. Jan 1711 (OC); 1710 (FMMB); 1708 (Doliante) Caution--This line follows events and children assigned by Doliante. Events and children assigned by FMMB and Beall News, p. 12 (James Beall, b. 1698) are found under James B-ALEX-24/1690 of Alexander, Immigrant. Events and children assigned by Heterick are found under James B-JAMESBEALL, b. G1720 (+)
5. *Sarah, April 1713 b. 1710-12 (Doliante) or 1703 (Beall News,p. 12, E) (+B-ALEX-35/1710) At age 13 next April selects mother Sarah Beall as guardian, (PGOC Nov 1725 L:509,510, Beall News:123)
6. *Robert, b. 29 Nov 1717 (OC) (1716-1740, FMMB) Age 10 in 1726 (Doliante, 19) or 1705 (Beall News,13, F) To inherit Layhill (+B-ALEX-36/1716) At age 19 years by 29th day of next November, Selects Thomas Odell of Prince Georges County, Planter, as guardian (PGOC Mar 1735 V:350, Beall News:123)
7. *Joseph, b. 1719 (OC) 1720 (FMMB). Age 6 in 1726 (Doliante:19) or 1708 (Beall News,13, G) To inherit Layhill. Aug 1735 aged 16 "or thereabouts", selects Thomas Odell as guardian. (PGOC V:542, Beall News:123) (+B-ALEX-37/1720)
8. *Zephaniah, b. 1723 (+) Age 3 in 1726 (Doliante, 19) or 1720 (Beall News, 13, H) (+)
My codes are detailed in my Maryland Beall database, but FMMB refers to Fielder M. M. Beall's error-laden work, hopefully others are intelligible.