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William Beardsley (b. Abt. 1605, d. July 06, 1661)William Beardsley (son of William Beardsley and Hass) was born Abt. 1605 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, Eng., and died July 06, 1661 in Stratford, CT.He married (1) Mary Lawrence in Mary is the other possible wife of William Beardsley.He married (2) Mary Harvey on Abt. January 26, 1629/30 in St. Mary's, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, Eng., daughter of Richard Harvey and Ellen Elliot ??.
Notes for William Beardsley:
William and Mary Beardsley came over on the Planter in 1635 as part of the Winthrop Fleet.William was a stone mason, part of the 28-29 families who founded Stratford, CT.They lived in Concord, MA for 4 years and then went down river walking 150 miles, skirting Springfield, MA which was an indian settlement, to found Stratford.In Stratford there is a Civil War Monument with 64 Beardsley names on it.
Places to do further research:
CT State Historical Society in Hartford (Asylum Street)They have a signature of Dr. Ebenezer Beardsley on a document to Wolcott re the health conditions in New Haven.
More About William Beardsley and Mary Lawrence:
Marriage: Mary is the other possible wife of William Beardsley.
More About William Beardsley and Mary Harvey:
Marriage: Abt. January 26, 1629/30, St. Mary's, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, Eng..
Children of William Beardsley and Mary Harvey are:
- +Samuel Beardsley, b. 1638, Stratford, CT, d. December 24, 1706, Stratford, CT.
- Mary Beardsley, b. 1631, England, d. September 20, 1691, Hatfield, MA.
- John Beardsley, b. 1633, England, d. November 19, 1718, Stratford, CT.
- +Joseph Beardsley, b. 1635, England, d. 1712.
- Sarah Beardsley, b. 1640, d. date unknown.
- Hannah Beardsley, b. 1642, Stratford, CT, d. February 23, 1678/79.
- +Daniel Beardsley, b. 1644, Stratford, CT, d. October 10, 1730.
- Ruth Beardsley, b. 1646, d. date unknown.
- Rebecca Beardsley, b. 1648, d. 1739.