Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Beale

Male Bef 1745 - Aft 1810  (> 67 years)


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  • Name Thomas Beale 
    Born Bef 1745  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1810  Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002235  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Thomas Beale,   b. 1700, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1777, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Griggs,   b. Bef 1730, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1790, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Married Bef 1745  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Shepherd,   b. Bef 1749, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1765  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F01553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Joe Dubé (Nalley researcher)

      Lynell discovered that Thomas was married to Jane-

      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 544. Aug 15, 1789 from Thomas Beale of CC, to Charles Beale of CC, for 100 £, all that part of a tract of land called the Carrot Bed Enlarged with an Addition, lying in CC, bounded by a tract of land called Friends Hazzard, containing about 80 acres. Signed - Thomas (X his mark) Beale. Wit - Robt. H. Harrison (a judge of the General Court). Jane, the wife of the sd Thomas Beale, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Aug 15, 1789.

      Lynell located Jane Shepherd Beale, widow of Thomas, who had moved from Charles County, MD to Columbia County, GA. (This is where William Bealle died 1812).
      Power of Attorney from Jane Bealle, dated Columbia County, Ga., January 25, 1810, to Zachariah Nally, to claim and collect her portion of the estate of her brother, Francis Shepherd, and to dispose of her dower or interest in tract of land. She mentions a tract of 200 acres in Charles County, Md., on the Potomac River, and lately bounded by lands of Samuel Harrison, Wm. D. Harrison, Jno. Perry and others, which tract was devisedby her father, John Shepherd, to the said Francis Shepherd.

      From website: http://www.geobeale.com/GBdna.htm




      === father's will
      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 28.
      Thomas Beal's Will. I, Thomas Beale of CC, am sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory.
      To my son-in-law John Barker - part of my land called Guisberry, bounded by the White Marsh below sd Barker's house, thence to Piscataway Road, land called Carrot bed.
      To my son Charles Beale - the rest of my part of Guisberry.
      To my son Thomas Beale - 80 acres lying on the far side of John Barker's part, as above, being part of Carrot bed Enlarged, and whereon my sd son Thomas now dwells.
      To my wife Mary Beale and my son John Beale and my daughters Sarah, Martha, Anne, Mildred, and Esther Beale - the use and occupation, jointly, of the rest of my lands, with the several houses and improvements thereon, on the following terms: to wife Mary, so long as she remains unmarried after my death and to my sd daughters so long as they are unmarried after my death, and in case of the marriage of my wife and daughters, their part to be occupied by the others, and in case my son John should marry and his wife should prove, in her behavior, disagreeable to my sd wife and daughters or the majority of them, which must be determined by their vote, in that case, for the sake of peace, sd John should build a house for him and his wife to live in on some part of sd land, at not a less distance than 200 yards from my now dwelling house, and after the death or marriage of my wife and daughters, 1 give the land afd to my sd son John.
      To my granddaughter Elizabeth Beale - 1 2-year-old heifer and its increase.
      To my granddaughter Martha Parker - 1 2-year-old heifer and its increase.
      To my granddaughter Elizabeth Slaytor - 1 2-year-old heifer and its increase.
      To my wife Mary and my sd 5 daughters - the rest of my personal estate, to be equally divided between them. Executrix: my wife Mary. Signed Apr 29, 1777 - Thomas (X his mark) Beale. Wit - Smallwood Thomson, John (X his mark) Slaytor, Elijah (A his mark) Athey.
      Jun 27, 1777 came all 3 witnesses of the will of Thomas Beale, deceased, and made oath that they saw the testator sign and seal the same. Probate was taken, and Mary Beale, the widow, and William Beale, the heir at law to the deceased, being present, did not object. The widow agreed to stand by only that part of the will concerned with real estate, and that she claims her dower or third part, of the personal estate.
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 172".
      Charles Beale - Inventory. Late of CC, decd.
      Negro boy Jesse (16 years old), 1 Negro woman (19 years old & child 4 months.
      Total amount: 277.15.11.
      Signed Aug 8, 1793 - Hezekiah Johnson, Joshua Mudd.
      Nearest of kin: Thomas (X his mark) Beale, Wm (x HIS MARK) Beale.
      Creditors: James Henderson for Thos. Mundell, Judson M Clagett for Thomas Ho. & Judson Clagett.
      CC, Aug 26, 1793, Then came Penelope Beale, administratrix of Charles Beale, & made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 563.
      Jeremiah Skinner, Will, April 28, 1795; February 12, 1800
      I, Jeremiah Skinner of CC being sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory
      To brother Hezekiah Skinner, all the lands I now possess, viz., the plantation whereon he the said Hezekiah now dwells, the plantation whereon I now dwell and that whereon Elisha Skinner now dwelleth, also a small place whereon William Griffis now dwells. It is also my wish, at the decease of Hezekiah Skinner and his wife Frances, the plantation whereon he Hezekiah Skinner now dwells shall fall to his son Jeremiah Skinner.
      To Hezekiah Skinner, the following negroes, viz., Dianiah and Charity, Harry, Sem, and Mergery.
      To Elishea [sic] Skinner, negro John.
      To brother Hezekiah Skinner, all my stock of every kind, my household goods of all sorts, all debts due to me.
      Executor: brother Hezekiah Skinner
      Signed: April 28, 1795 Jeremiah (his mark) Skinner
      Wit: Gowry Wright, John Fitzgerrald, Thomas Beale, Caleb Hudson

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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 544. Aug 15, 1789 from Thomas Beale of CC, to Charles Beale of CC, for 100 £, all that part of a tract of land called the Carrot Bed Enlarged with an Addition, lying in CC, bounded by a tract of land called Friends Hazzard, containing about 80 acres. Signed - Thomas (X his mark) Beale. Wit - Robt. H. Harrison (a judge of the General Court). Jane, the wife of the sd Thomas Beale, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Aug 15, 1789.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 425-332: CARROT BED: 117 acres; Possession of - 117 Acres - Maddox, John: Surveyed 7 April 1731 for John Maddox lying between the land of William Clements and William Howard and Patented to said Maddox, 3 Aug 1736.: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 117 Acres - Thomas Beale from John Maddox; 1 Aug 1737,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 441-449: CARROT BED ENLARGED: 40 acres; Possession of - 40 Acres - Beale, Thomas: Surveyed for Thomas Beale, 26 Nov 1742 lying between his own land and the lands of William Clements Sr., beginning at a bounded white oak standing on the South side of a [?]: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 442-451: CARROT BED ENLARGED: 50 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Gray, James: Surveyed 2 Feb 1742 for James Gray adjoining to his own land on the West side thereof beginning at a bounded white oak, the beginning tree of the Miery [?] Branch, patented 30 Aug 1743: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},

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