Person:Hannah Beamsley (2)

m. Bef 1632
  1. Ann Beamsley1632/33 - Bef 1672
  2. Grace Beamsley1635 - 1730
  3. Mercy Beamsley1637 - 1726
  4. Samuel Beamsley1640 - 1641
  5. Habakuk Beamsley1640 - 1641
  6. Hannah BeamsleyCal 1643 - 1732
m. 16 Oct 1661
  1. Hannah Perkins1662 - 1684
  2. Hannah Perkins1662 -
  3. Abraham Perkins1665 -
  4. John Perkins1667 -
  5. Beamsley Perkins1673 -
  6. Capt. Stephen Perkins1683 - 1733
  7. Abraham Perkins1685 - 1718
  8. Dorothy PerkinsAbt 1695 - 1771
Facts and Events
Name Hannah Beamsley
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][3] Cal 13 Dec 1643 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Christening[1][3] 17 Dec 1643 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States"being about 4 days old."
Marriage 16 Oct 1661 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Abraham Perkins
Death[3] 16 Oct 1732 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

Did Hannah Marry Twice?

Hannah was born in 1643 and apparently still single when her father's will called her "Hannah Beamlsey" in 1658. We know she married Abraham Perkins in 1661 when she was just 17. She was still married to Abraham on 16 Nov 1668 when she was called "Hannah Beamsley alias Perkins with Abraham Perkins her present husband" in the sale of certain houses with an orchard and gardens in Boston.

That Hannah married a Bushnell appears to derive from Savage's bio of William Beamsley (quote): In his will, made 14 Sept. pro. 28 Oct. 1658, provis. is made for wid. and for Ann, w. of Ezekiel Woodward; Grace, w. of Samuel Graves of Ipswich; Mercy, wh. m. 17 Oct. 1656, Michael Wilborne, and next Andrew Peters, of lpswich; Hannah, w. of Bushnell, wh. after m. 16 Oct. 1661, Abraham Perkins; Elizabeth w. of Edward Page; Mary w. of Robison, wh. after m. Thomas Dennis; and for Edward Bushnell, perhaps s. of his w. by her former h.

An abstract of William Beasley's will in Suffolk County Wills ( gives a different version (quote): The whole Estate that is then left to be equally distributed amongst all my Children, Namely, Anne Woodward, Grace Graues, Mercy Wilborne, Hannah Beamsley, Edward Bushnell, Elizabeth Page, Mary Robison, with no indication of Hannah being married.

If Hannah had married Edward Bushnell, she would have been very young and the marriage of short duration (between 1658 and 1661).

  1. 1.0 1.1 William Beamsley, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)

    "Hannah (Beamsley), b. December 1643 [BVR 15], bp. 17 December 1643 'being about 4 days old' [BChR 293]; m. Ipswich 16 October 1661 Abraham Perkins, son of John Perkins and Grandson of [the immigrant] John Perkins."

  2. Boston Transcript County Records, in Massachusetts, United States. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620–1988: [database on-line]. (Provo, Utah, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011)
    image 78 of 370.

    "Beamsley: — Hanna, the daughter of William and Anne Beamsley born the 10th month, 1643:"

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 John Perkins (m. 1636), in Alicia Crane Williams. Early New England Families, 1641-1700. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013)
    page 4.

    "HANNAH BEAMSLEY, dau. of WILLIAM and ANN (—) BEAMSLEY (GMB, I:139-42) of Boston, b. Dec. 1643, bp. 17 Dec. 1643 "being about 4 days old. D. 16 Oct 1732."