Person:Margaret Beard (7)

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Margaret Beard
b.Bef. 1683
d.aft. 1767
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Name Margaret Beard
Gender Female
Birth? Bef. 1683
Marriage Abt. 1703 Drumboden, County Donegal, Irelandto James Campbell, of the James River, Augusta County, VA
Death? aft. 1767

Some sources claim that Margaret's maiden name was Beard. (unsubstantiated, record in March 1755 appears to show she may have been a Beard widow (see below))


Records in Augusta County, VA

(Possibly this Margaret Campbell?)

  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1755. - (38) Margaret Campbell makes oath that the left ear of her son, James Beard was bitten off by a horse. (Note: this record appears to show that Margaret was previously married to a Beard. Since a notched ear was a sign of a punishment, when a disfigured ear was caused by some other reason, a court record was made to establish the truth and avoid a future mistake).
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1755 (A). - Simpson vs. Campbell.--March 12, 1756. To the Worshipful bench of Augusta, we humbly request that you will take particular notice of Margaret Campbell (Cambal), for it is plainly known to all the inhabitants of the lower end of the Cowpasture that she is a common liar and troublesome to all them that she is in neighborhood with, and furthermore it is known that she will swear anything that comes into her mind, which the subscribers by report will make appear.--Hugh Morton, James Montgomery, Wm. Mortain, Wm. Memory, Edward Edwards, Agnes Memory, Wm. Gillespy, Mary Gillespy, Patrick Carrigan, James Beard, James Scot, Samuel McMorry, Margaret Cohiren, James Arbuckle, Thomas Simson, Robt. Gillespy, Margaret Arbuckle, Anne Montgomery, Thomas Fitzpatrick. This was an attachment vs. James Campbell by James Simpson, 17th March, 1756 (five days after above petition.)
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1767. (69) Margaret Campbell, mother of Margaret Campbell. is appointed guardian to bring a suit versus James Cotton.