Mercy Beamsley1

#5471, (9 December 1637 - )
Relationship7th great-grandmother of William David Lewis
Father*William Beamsley2 ( - 1658)
Mother*Ann _____3,2 (s 1611 - b 1645)

Family 1

Michael Wilbourne
Child 1.Mary Wilbourne10 (1657 - )

Family 2

Andrew Peters d. 1713
Children 1.John Peters11 (1659/60 - )
 2.Elizabeth Peters11 (1662 - )
 3.Andrew Peters Jr.11 (c 1664 - )
 4. Mary Peters+1 (c 1668 - 1753)
 5.Mercy Peters+11 (1670 - 1690)
 6.William Peters11 (1672 - )
 7.Samuel Peters11 (s 1674 - )
Her married name was also given as Peterson.4 
Her married name was Wilbourne.2 
Her married name was Peters.1 
Birth*9 December 1637She was born on 9 December 1637 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG.5,1 
Marriage*17 October 1656She married Michael Wilbourne on 17 October 1656 at Boston, Massachusetts; her 1st.2,6 
Marriage*after September 1658She married Andrew Peters, son of William Peters Esq., after September 1658 at MassachusettsG; her 2nd.7,1 
14 September 1658In William Beamsley's will dated 14 September 1658 at Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG, Mercy Beamsley was named as an heir "that...shall have that chamber wherein she now lies for her own, and that there shall be with all conveniency made therein a chimney & she to enjoy it during her widowhood..."8,9 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S597] George Chandler, compiler, Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler Who Settled in Roxbury, Mass. 1637 (Worcester, Mass.: Press of Charles Hamilton, 1883), p. 29; est. date for b.. Hereinafter cited as Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler.
  2. [S597] George Chandler, Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler, p. 29.
  3. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), online AmericanAncestors.org, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley, citing BChR 282 and BVR 4.
  4. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley, where (in Suffolk Land Records 5:519-22) he is named Andrew Peterson.
  5. [S294] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society), online AmericanAncestors.org, II:77: Grace, dau. of Wm. Beasley & Anne, b. 10 of 7 m. 1635; Mercie, son [sic, error, see GMB p. 41] of Wm. Beasley & Ann, b. 9 (10) 1637; Samuel, son of Wm. Beasley & Anne, b. 31 (10) 1640, d. 2nd month of 1641 [Apr 1642], Habbakuk, son of Wm. Beasley & Anne, b. 31 (10) 1640, d. 2nd month of 1641.
  6. [S717] Edmond Frank Peters and Eleanor Bradley Peters, compilers, Peters of New England: A Genealogy, and Family History (New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1903), p. 2, citing Boston Marriages: "Michael Wilboume and Mercy Beamsley, daughter of William Beamsley of Boston, were married the 17th day of the 8th month (Oct.), 1656, by Richard Bellingham, Deputy Governor."
  7. [S717] Edmond Frank Peters and Eleanor Bradley Peters, Peters of New England, p. 2: "...Mercy appears to have been a widow in September, 1658, when her father's will was made."
  8. [S749] Wm. B. Trask, "Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 9 (1855): p. 37; names children Anne Woodward, Grace Graves, Mercy Wilborne, Hannah Beamsley, Edward Bushnell, Elizabeth Page, Mary Robison; executors Thomas Clarke, Richard Gridley, Alexander Adams; witness Clarke, Adams, Gridley and John Fernside. Inventory 15 Oct 1658, "House & Land at Boston £140, Land at Muddy River £4"
    Being sicke, make my wife esecutrix & Administratrix of all my houses, Lands Orchards, goods, &c. as Long as she shall Liue, Provided she Let Mercy haue that Chamber wherein she now lyes for her owne, and there shall be with all Conveniency made therein a Chimney, and she to enjoy it dureing her Widdowhoode. And Idesire that my wife may take ye Care of her, and see that she wants
    neither meat, drink nor Cloathing during the time of her Widdowhoode. My Will is that after my wifes decease my whole Estate shall be prized and sett to sale. The whole Estate that is then left to be equally distributed amongst all my Children, Namely, Anne Woodward, Grace Graaes, Mercy Wilborne, Hannah Beamsley, Edward Bushnell, Elizabeth Page, Mary Robison; and in case any of those dye vnpossessed, it shall returne to the next heyre. My desire is, that Thomas Clarke, Richard Gridley, Alexander Adams, see this my will full?lled. 14 Sept 1658
    William Beamsley.
    In the prnts of vs
    Thomas Clarke, Alexander Adams, Richard Gridley deposed, '28: 8: I658.

    Inventory of ys Estate of ye Late Ensigne Wm Beamsly (who departed this life the 29th Sept last) taken this 15 Oct 1658. Apprized p. Tho: Clark, Allex Adamos, Jn Richards. Amt. £251. 14. 01. “ House & Land at Boston £140. Land at Muddy River £4 " “ Due Mr Wm Payne, £4.” Martlta Beamsly, widow of William, deposed, 28: 8: 1658.
    . Hereinafter cited as Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.
  9. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley citing Suffolk County MA Probate Records 1:336 "my wife full executrix and administratrix of all my houses, lands, orchards, goods and chattels whatsoever that she shall enjoy and possess the same unto her own proper use as long as she shall live provided she shall let Mercy have that chamber wherein she now lies for her own, and that there shall be with all conveniency made therein a chimney & she to enjoy it during her widowhood and I desire that my wife may take the charge and care of her and see that she wants neither meat, drink nor clothing during the time of her widowhood, and further my will is that after my wife's decease my whole estate shall be then prized and set to sale, the whole estate that is then left to be equally distributed amongst all my children, namely Anne Woodward, Grace Graves, Mercy Wilborne, Hannah Beamsley, Edward Bushnell, Elizabeth Page and Mary Robison." GM adds that "the last 3 children named in the will were not his own, but were his stepchildren, the son and two daughters of Martha (Hallor) (Bushnell) BEAMSLEY by her first husband."
  10. [S717] Edmond Frank Peters and Eleanor Bradley Peters, Peters of New England, p. 2, citing Boston Births: "Mary of Michael and Mary Wilborne, born October 30, 1657."
  11. [S717] Edmond Frank Peters and Eleanor Bradley Peters, Peters of New England, p. 1, citing "Church and Parish Records of the Town of Ipswich." Surname most often given as Peeters, but also Peters, Petters, in original records.