William Beamsley1

#5473, ( - 29 September 1658)
Relationship8th great-grandfather of William David Lewis

Family 1

Ann _____ b. s 1611, d. b 1645
Children 1.Ann Beamsley11 (1632/33 - )
 2.Grace Beamsley+12 (1635 - )
 3. Mercy Beamsley+1 (1637 - )
 4.Samuel Beamsley13 (1640 - 1641)
 5.Habbakuk Beamsley13 (1640 - 1641)
 6.Hannah Beamsley14 (1643 - )

Family 2

Martha Hallor d. b 1668
Child 1.Abigail Beamsley15 (1645/46 - b 1658)
He was laborer and a yeoman.2 
Marriage*say 1632He married Ann _____ say 1632.3 
25 May 1636He was admitted as a Freeman on 25 May 1636 at Boston, Massachusetts.4 
8 January 1637/38He received a land grant of sixteen acres at Muddy River on 8 January 1637/38 at Massachusetts.5 
Marriage*circa 1645He married Martha Hallor circa 1645 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG; prob. her 2nd.2 
13 March 1647/48He was constable for Boston on 13 March 1647/48.5 
11 March 1649/50He was named to the Committee to lay out highways on 11 March 1649/50 at Massachusetts.5 
from 23 February 1651/52 to 26 April 1652He was a Fenceviewer from 23 February 1651/52 to 26 April 1652 at Massachusetts.5 
10 March 1655/56He was a Water bailey on 10 March 1655/56 at Massachusetts.5 
1656/57He was admitted to the Artillery company, and attained the rank of ensign in 1656/57 at Massachusetts.5 
9 March 1656/57He was named a Highway surveyor on 9 March 1656/57 at Massachusetts.5 
14 September 1658He left a will on 14 September 1658 at Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG.6,7 
Death*29 September 1658He died on 29 September 1658 at Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG.8 
Probate*28 October 1658His estate was probated on 28 October 1658 at Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG.9,10 
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. Hereinafter cited as Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler.
  2. [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.
  3. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley; "Ann" recorded as mother of the Hannah.
  4. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley, citing MBCR 1:372 "ninth in a group of twenty Boston men", as "Will: Benseley."
  5. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley, various citations.
  6. [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.
  7. [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."
  8. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley citing Suffolk County MA Probate Records 1:336.
  9. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley, citing Suffolk Probate Records 1:336. "The inventory of 'the estate of the late Ensign William Beamsley (who departed this life the 29th of September) taken this 15th of October 1658' totalled £251 14s 1d, of which £164 was real estate: house and land at Boston, £140; and land at Muddy River, £24."
  10. [S749] Wm. B. Trask, "Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", 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."
  11. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley, citing BVR 1.
  12. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley, citing BChR 280 and BVR 3.
  13. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley, citing BChR 287 and BVR 9 and BVR 10.
  14. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley, citing BChR 293 and BVR 15.
  15. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, pp. 139-142, entry for William Beamsley, citing BChR 302 "being about 2 days old" and BVR 21, both giving 8 Feb.