II) Joseph, son of William Beardsley, was born in 1634. He inherited half the estate of his father, on condition that he should leave a seafaring life and care for his mother. He fulfilled the conditions. He was living in Brookhaven, Long Island, when, July 31, 1684, he exchanged his property in Stratford for the property of Andrew Gibb at Brookhaven. Later he returned to Stratford, however, and died there in 1712, aged seventy-seven years. His inventory was dated May 29, 1712, and amounted to seven hundred and eighty-two pounds six pence. He married Phebe Dayton. Children: 1. Joseph, born June 16, 1666. 2. John, born November 4, 1668. 3. Hannah, born April 30, 1671; married Thomas Harvey. 4. Elizabeth, married Edmund Pulford. 5. Thomas, married Sarah Deming. 6. Ephraim, married Mehitable Osborne. 7. Jonathan. 8. Josiah.