I need help with two men named Joseph Beale, possibly father and son, and their possible relationship to Thomas Beale. Here is what I think I already know.
1. Source: The Willis Family of the Northern Neck in Virginia, 1669-1737 By Peggy Frances Rush . . . . .the next session of Court) Joseph Beale confessed judgment to John Crabb, ... [My inferences. Because John Crabb died in 1691, this event was before that date. Therefore, this Joseph Beale was born in/before 1670.]
2. Source: Genealogical Notes and Queries, by John Bailey Calvert Nicklin, in The William and Mary Quarterly Second Series, Vol. 23, No. 4 (Oct., 1943), pp. 525-532 The will of Joseph Beale was proved by the oaths of Isaac Davis and John. Sparkes Admn. to Major Thomas Youell. [My inferences. Based on item 3, below, and the fact that Thomas Youell died in 1695, this Joseph Beale had died before 1689. Because he left a Will and was surely an adult (over 21), he was born in/before 1668.]
3. Source: http://www.deyoungmatson.com/Halley/Pages/halley%20page%200%20cont.htmhttp://www.deyoungmatson.com/Halley/Pages/halley%20page%200%20cont.htm Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1675/6 - 1688/9 Part Six 1687-1688/9 Thoms Youell executor of Joseph Beale vs. Henry Hawley and George Browne. Henry Hawley and George Browne acknowledged judgment for 710 pounds of tobacco for goods bought at an outcry of Joseph Beale's. [My inferences. Because this item appears in “Part Six”, covering dates of 1687 to 1689, I assume this litigation was initiated and/or ongoing during that period of time, meaning that this Joseph Beale had died before that date. An "outcry" was a public auction, with sale to the highest bidder, and I think this was an estate sale following the death of Joseph Beale.]
4. Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~adgedge/Research/Metcalfe,%20John/2006/Messages/Tracy%20Hancock/Metcalfes%20of%20VA%201700.htmhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~adgedge/Research/Metcalfe,%20John/2006/Messages/Tracy%20Hancock/Metcalfes%20of%20VA%201700.htm Metcalfes Of Virginia, USA 1700-1800, compiled by Tracy Hancock and Alice Gedge (2006) 5 Oct 1699. Peter Averline confessed judgment to Joseph Beale for nine hundred pounds of good tobo: in cask. (Richmond Co., VA Orders, 1697-1699, The Antient Press, 1991, p. 118.) [My inferences. This Joseph Beale was presumably still alive in 1699, and likely an adult, if he had come into court and sued Averline, so likely over 21, so born in/before 1678.]
5. Source: "Southern Families" by Boddie Luke Thornton was deeded land in Richmond Co. by Joseph Beale Feb. 13, 1704/5 (D. B. 3, p.177). [My inferences. This Joseph Beale was still alive in February 1705, and surely an adult (over 21) so born in/before 1684. He could be, and most probably is, the same as the Joseph Beale who had sued Averline in/before 1699 (and so born in or before 1678).]
Was the Joseph Beale of the 1699 and 1705 records (items 4 and 5 above) the son of the older Joseph Beale, who had died before 1689 (items 1, 2 and 3 above)?
IF the Joseph Beale born in/before 1678 was indeed the son of the Joseph Beale who had died by 1689 (as an adult, born in/before 1668), then the older Joseph Beale was born in/before 1658. Was he the son of Thomas Beale?
There was a Thomas Beale (ca. 1619 to ca. 1688) who had patented land in Westmoreland County in 1662, and who was known to have a son Thomas Jr., and probably daughters Ruth and Elizabeth. Did he also have a son named Joseph, born sometime between about 1642 and 1658?
If anyone has any information whatsoever about either of these two men named Joseph Beale, or about their possible relationship to Thomas Beale Sr., please post here or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.