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William Beale (b. August 14, 1709, d. November 27, 1800)William Beale (son of Thomas Beale and Catherine Cope) was born August 14, 1709 in Calne, Wiltshire, England, and died November 27, 1800 in Chester County, Pennsylvania140.He married Mary Jenkin on Abt. 1734 in Chester County, Pennsylvania141, daughter of David Jenkin and Gwen (?).
Notes for William Beale:
According to J. Michael Poston, William Beale came to America in 1728 on the ship "Proprietor".
Will of William Beale-made 5-25-1793, addition made 11-26-1798, and proven 12-22-1800. Chester County, PA.
In the name of God, Amen, I, William Beale, of West Whiteland, being of sound and disposing mind, and memory; do make this, my last Will and Testament, in manner following: viz, first, I recommend my soule to Almighty God, who give it and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my exector hereafter name; and all my funeral charges and legal debts fully paid by them.
I give and bequeath to my loveing wife, Rachel Beale, 1 horse or mare and all her effects which she brought with her, Goods and Chattles, being her property before marriage.Likewise all her wearing apparell and all she purchased since marriage, together with all the little things she claims in the house.Also I give and bequeath to her the interest of 300 pounds yearly and every year in lieu of, or as her full dower of my estate, real and personal, during her natural life.The said sum of 300 pounds before mentioned, after her decease to be equally divided between 30 poor persons of honest reputation, not riotous or drunkards, having children, all inhabitants of Chester County, not chargeable to the town.
And my will is that my executors shall sell all my land that I hold in Chester County to be sold subjects to the 300 pounds which my wife is to have the use of, or in lieu of her dower.The terms of sale and payments of the land to be at the discretion of my executor.
2nd, I give and bequeath to my son, Thomas Beale, his heirs or assigns forever, all my right, title, claim, interest, etc. of, in, and to the tract of land whereon he now dwells, in Milford Township, Mifflin County,.....Likewise I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Beale the sum of 100 pounds to be paid out of my estate.
3rdly, I give and bequeath to my son, William Beale, the sum of 80 pounds to him and his heirs to be paid out of the money arising out ot the sale of my lands; further I give my executors full power and authority that if any person, or persons, being creditors of my son William shall being in any account legally attested the said executors shall have full power to pay the same so proven to the whole amount of his legacy, taking receipts for the same, which shall be a full discharge for the said sum or sums so payd by them.
4th, I give and bequeath to my grandson, David Beale, son of John Beale, deceased, all that tract of land lately.....Providing nevertheless that the heirs of said David Beale or his heirs should renounce and forever quit claim to all and every part of his father's John Beale's estate, real and personal, otherwise the last section shall be null and of none effect.Likewise I give and bequeath to my son John Beale's children the sum of 100 pounds to be equally divided amongst them, share and share alike (David Beale being excepted) as them and their Father John Beale's full share of my whole estate to be paid out...
5th, I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna Butler or her heirs the sum of 150 pounds....
6th,I give and bequeath to my son David Beale his heirs....the tract of land in Lack Township...Likewise I give to my son David Beale or his heirs the sum of 100 pounds.....
7th, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Hunt 50 pounds......
8th, I give and bequeath to my daughter Edith Whitaker 50 pounds.....
9th, I give and bequeath to my nephew Thomas Spackman the sum of 10 pounds.
10th, I give and bequeath to my nephew Isaac Spackman the sum of 10 pounds.
11th, I give and bequeath to my niece Mary Kenny 10 pounds.
12th, I give and bequeath to my niece Elizabeth Hawley the sum of 10 pounds.
13th, I give and bequeath to my nephew David Jenkin the sum of 10 pounds.
14th, I give and bequeath to my niece Grace Few or her heirs the sum of 10 pounds and when my executors have sold my whole estate, real and personal, after paying all my just debtrs and they shall pay all those of my legatees.....then after the funeral charges....that the residue of my whole estate be divided equall among all my children hereafter named...Thomas Beale, Wm. Beale, Susanna Butler, David Beale, Mary Hunt, and Editaker or their respective heirs.But if any of my children or their heirs shall bring any account against me or my estate that my books shall remain open against him or her or any of them but in case none of my children should being in any accounts whatsoever against me then I hereby balance and close my book against him or her or all of them.
Lastly, I do ordain, nominate, constitute and appoint my sons David Beale and Samuel Hunt jointly to be the sole executors of this my will and testament giving them my full strength and power to act as herein directed and for doing so they shall receive 50 pounds and no more commisions or reward for doing so--as witness my hand and seal, this twenty fifth day of May in the year of our Lord 1793.
From Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825
Written: May 25, 1793.
Codicil: Nov. 26, 1798.
Proved: Dec. 22, 1800.
Provides for wife Rachel, including interest of £300, principal to be divided at her decease between 30 ""poor persons of honest reputation, not drunkards and having children, all inhabitants of Chester Co."" Executors to sell all land in Chester County. To son Thomas all my interest in the tract of land whereon he now dwells in Milford Township, Milford Co., containing 200 acres, also £100. To son William £80. To grandson David Beale, son of John, deceased, tract of land in Milford Township, containing 200 acres. To son John's children, £100 to be divided, except David. To daughter Susanna Butler £150. To son David, tract of land in Lock Township, containing 100 acres, also £100. To daughter Mary Hunt £50. To daughter Edith Whittaker £50. To niece Mary Kenny £10. To niece Elizabeth Hawley £10. To nephew David Jenkin £10. To niece Gwen Few £10. Executors: Sons David Beale, Samuel Hunt. Wit. to Codicil: John Mather, William B. Hunt.
Copy of Bible records (possessed by Mary Beale Hunt):
In the cover "This Bible was printed in 1763.The property of William and Mary Beale.
The children of William and Mary Beale-
Thomas Beale b. Aug ye 6, 1737
William Beale, Jr. b. Dec.br ye 24, 1738
Susannah Beale, b. Decem'br ye 16th, 1742
John Beale, b. Decembr ye 12th, 1740
David Beale, b. June ye 20th, 1745
Mary Beale, b. Oct'br 8, 1747
Joshua Beale b. Nov'br 19th, 1749
Edith Beale b. June 13th, 1752
William Beale departed this life 11 mo, 27th 1800
Mary Beale departed this life 8th mo. 25th, 1771
Taken from The Beales of Chester Co. PA:
William beale, b. 8-14-1709 in Wiltshire, England, d. 11-27-1800 West Whiteland, PA. Mar. 1st Mary Jenkin, b. 4-9-1715, d. 8-25-1771, dau. David Jenkin (d. Uwchlan, 1743 from Wales and Margaret (perhaps Rees)). m. 1734, 5 sons, 3 daughters. William m. 2nd, 3-3-1774 at Caln MM, Rachel Lewis, nee Perkins, widow of Phinehas Lewis of East Caln.William and Mary both buried on his farm in West Whiteland, PA. Members of Society of Friends.
: Ancestral records and portraits, Grafton Press, 1910.
The son of Thomas and Catherine Beale, William Beale, was born near Calne, Wiltshire, Eng., August 4, 1709. About 1728 he came to Pennsylvania and settled in Whiteland near Downingtown, Chester County. He married first, Mary, the daughter of David Jenkin (who died in Uchlan, Chester County in 1743); she was born April 9, 1715, and died August 25, 1771; second, March 3, 1774, Rachel, the widow of Phineas Lewis. Issue: first wife, eight children, viz: Thomas, William, John, Susanna, David, Mary, Joshua and Edith.
More About William Beale:
Burial: Unknown, his farm, West Whiteland, Chester Co. PA.
More About William Beale and Mary Jenkin:
Marriage: Abt. 1734, Chester County, Pennsylvania.141
Children of William Beale and Mary Jenkin are:
- +Susanna Beale, b. December 16, 1742, Chester County, Pennsylvania142, d. December 02, 1832, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana143.