Person:William Beamsley (2)

Ensign William Beamsley
b.Bef 1607
  • HEnsign William BeamsleyBef 1607 - 1658
  • WAnn UnknownBef 1612 - Bet 1643 & 1645
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
  • HEnsign William BeamsleyBef 1607 - 1658
  • WMartha HallorEst 1607 - Bef 1668
m. Bef 1646
  1. Abigail Beamsley1645/46 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Ensign William Beamsley
Gender Male
Birth[1] Bef 1607 Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child.
Marriage Bef 1632 to Ann Unknown
Emigration[1] 1632
Residence[1] 1632 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Bef 1646 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States (probably)Estimate based on date of birth of only known child.
to Martha Hallor
Will[1][2] 14 Sep 1658 Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation[1] Laborer, yeoman.
Death[1][2] 29 Sep 1658 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Estate Inventory[1] 15 Oct 1658 £251 14s. 1d., of which £164 was real estate
Probate[1] 28 Oct 1658 Will proved.

Will of William Beamsley

    "William Beamsley.—Will. Being sicke, make my wife executrix & 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 I desire 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 Graues, 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 fullfilled. 14 Sept 1658
    William Beamsley.
    In the prnts of vs
Thomas Clarke Alex: Adames sn Richard [his mark] Gridley John Ferniside
    Thomas Clarke, Alexander Adams, Richard Gridley deposed, 28 : 8 : 1658.
    Inventory of ye Estate of ye Late Ensigne Wm Beamsly (who departed this life the 29th Sept Inst.) taken this 15 Oct 1658. Apprized p. Tho: Clark, Allex Adames, Jno Richards. Amt. £251. 14. 01. 'House &; Land at Boston £140. Land at Muddy River £4' 'Due Mr Wm Payne, £4.' Martha Beamsly, widow of William, deposed, 28: 8 : 1658."[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 William Beamsley, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)

    "ORIGIN: Unknown"
    "CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: 'William Beamsley labourer' admitted to Boston church 5 April 1635 [BChR 20].
    FREEMAN: 'Will: Benseley' admitted 25 May 1636 (ninth in a group of twenty Boston men) [MBCR 1:372]."

  2. 2.0 2.1 William Beamsley, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    "Beamsley, William, Boston 1632, freem. 25 May 1636, ar. co. 1656, by w. Ann had Ann, b. 13 Feb. 1633; Grace, 10, bapt. 20 Sept. 1635; Mercy, 9, bapt. 10 Dec. 1637; Samuel, and Habakuk, tw. 24 Jan. bapt. 7 Feb. 1641, both d. Apr. foll. Hannah, bapt. 17 Dec. 1643, 'a. 4 days old;' beside Eliz. and Mary, both, perhaps, b. bef. com. from Eng. and by w. Martha, wh. had been, I presume, wid. Bushnell, had Abigail, b. 8 Feb. 1646, wh. prob. d. young. 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 Ipswich; Hannah, w. of Bushnell, wh. after m. 16 Oct. 1661, Abraham Perkins; Eliz. 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. The ch. made sale of the est. in Nov. 1668, when perhaps his wid. was dec."

    Elizabeth Page, Mary Robinson/Dennis, and Edward Bushnell, all mentioned in William Beamsley's will, were children of wife Martha's first husband, Edmund Bushnell. Savage got it wrong regarding Hannah Beamsley. Nowhere in the published abstract of her father's will is it indicated that she was ever the wife of any Bushnell.

  3. Will of William Beamsley, in Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Suffolk County Wills
    9:37, Jan 1855.