Abraham BEARDSLEY

Male 1696 - 1776  (80 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Abraham BEARDSLEY was born 06 Mar 1695/96, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of John BEARDSLEY and Abigail WAKELEE); died 09 Jul 1776; was buried , Huntington, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: A Weaver.

    Abraham married Esther JANES 17 Apr 1723. Esther (daughter of William JANES and Sarah CLARK) was born 06 Mar 1695, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 11 Nov 1772, Farifield County, Connecticut; was buried , Huntington, Fairfield County, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Martha BEARDSLEY was born 19 Apr 1728, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Abraham BEARDSLEY was born 28 Sep 1726, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Ester BEARDSLEY was born 28 Mar 1725, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. William BEARDSLEY was born 16 Feb 1731, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 15 Feb 1822, Huntington, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.
    5. Isaac BEARDSLEY was born 26 Jan 1733/34, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Sarah BEARDSLEY was born 12 Nov 1737, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John BEARDSLEY was born 01 Nov 1668, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of Joseph BEARDSLEY and Phebe DAYTON); died 29 Nov 1735, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    "The Descendants of William Beardsley and Mary Harvey": His estate was probated on 9 February 1735/36. John was a blacksmith. His will mentions his wife and five sons but not his daughter. In the will recorded at Fairfield, he gave land in unity and reat Neck to his son Andrew. jehiel received his shop and all of his working tools for carrying on the trade, his cart and wheels, and all of his lot and orchard at Walnut Tree Hill. The inventory of his estate was L1,500. he made a will on 11 November 1732. He wrote a codicil on 17 November 1735.

    John married Abigail WAKELEE Abt 1690. Abigail (daughter of Henry WAKELEE and Sarah BURT) was born Abt 1665, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aug 1753. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Abigail WAKELEE was born Abt 1665, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Henry WAKELEE and Sarah BURT); died Aug 1753.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Henry Wakelee

    Children:
    1. Deborah BEARDSLEY was born 06 Feb 1699/00, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Andrew BEARDSLEY was born 08 Mar 1707/08, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1758.
    3. Jehiel BEARDSLEY was born 16 Nov 1693, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. 1. Abraham BEARDSLEY was born 06 Mar 1695/96, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 09 Jul 1776; was buried , Huntington, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Caleb BEARDSLEY was born 30 Nov 1692, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. John BEARDSLEY was born 09 Mar 1701/02, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Joseph BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1634, England (son of William BEARDSLEY and Mary HARVEY); died Between 19 Apr and 04 May 1712, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Emigration: 1635, On the "Planter"

    Notes:

    "The Descendants of William Beardsley and Mary Harvey": Joseph emigrated in 1635 on the "Planter". Originally he was a seaman. However, his father left him half of his estate on the condition that he leave that occupation and care for his mother. Joseph complied with the terms and secured the land. He traded the property on 31 July 1684 to Andrew Gibb in return for Gibb's land in Brookhaven, Long Island where Joseph was then residing.
    Later Joseph returned to Stratford where he remained. In 1693 he joined the Congregational Church. the inventory of his estate was taken on 29 May 1712 and amounted to L782-7-6.

    Joseph married Phebe DAYTON Abt 1665, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. Phebe was born Abt 1640. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Phebe DAYTON was born Abt 1640.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Also known as Abigail

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1681.
    2. Ephraim BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1675; died 1734.
    3. Joseph BEARDSLEY was born 10 Jun 1666, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1745.
    4. Jonathan BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1677.
    5. Thomas BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1673; died 1773.
    6. Hannah BEARDSLEY was born 30 Apr 1671, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    7. 2. John BEARDSLEY was born 01 Nov 1668, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 29 Nov 1735, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Josiah BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1679.

  3. 6.  Henry WAKELEE was born 1620, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England; died Between 11 Jul 1689 and 08 Nov 1690.

    Notes:

    "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield":
    Wakelee, heny (s. of James ?). Colonial grant of 50 acres, May 1669, doubtless for service in Pequot War (1637). Granted 200 acres, May 1681, for service to the Colony in or about Mattebeseck (Waterbury) (not laid out until 1726, and then assigned by James, son of Henry, to Benjamin Fairweather of Stratfield).
    Res. Hartford, but removed early to Stratford. Hs wervice at Mattebeseck prob. reers to a punitive expedition of 100 men sent out in Aug. 1639, as a sequel to the Pequot War.
    Married 4 Sept. 1649, Sarah, widow of Judah Gregory, and dau. of Henry Burt of Springfield. He was granted admn, 15 May 1650, on the "Estate of his wive's other husband."
    Will 11 July 1689, codicil 5 Apr. 1690, exhibited 8 Nov. 1690; wife Sarah; sons Delivernce, James, Jacob; daus. Patience and Abigail (single); to Thomas Lattin, five sheep; to Elizabeth Squire, a cow; to dau. Mary Stevens, a cow; to "Henry Sumers yt Lives with me besides what I have Given: A Cow." Witnessess: Zechariah Fairchild, Samuel Preston.

    Henry married Sarah BURT 04 Sep 1649. Sarah was born 14 Jan 1620/21, Harberton, Devon, England; died 1696, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Sarah BURT was born 14 Jan 1620/21, Harberton, Devon, England; died 1696, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Patience WAKELEE
    2. Jacob WAKELEE died Between 30 Dec 1726 and 24 Feb 1727.
    3. Mercy WAKELEE
    4. 3. Abigail WAKELEE was born Abt 1665, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aug 1753.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1604, England (son of William BEARDSLEY and Margaret HASSALL); died Between 28 Sep 1660 and 13 Feb 1661, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Settled first in Hadley, Massachusetts
    • Fact: Was a mason.
    • Fact: Was elected a Deputy of the General Court for 7 years
    • Emigration: 1635, On the "Planter"
    • Fact: 1638, Removed to Hartford, Massachusetts
    • Fact: 1639, Removed to Stratford, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    From the "Encyclopedia of CT Biography, Vol 1, p. 337": William Beardsley, the immigrant ancestor, was born in England in 1605, died at the age of 56 years; came to America in 1635, located in Hartford 1638, and in the following spring removed to Stratford, of which he was one of the first settlers; was deputy to the General Court 7 years. William, his wife, Mary, daughter, Mary, and sons John and Joseph arrived on the "Planter" of London which sailed from London on April 2, 1635 and arrived at Boston on Sunday, June 7, 1635. William's brother-in-law, Richard Harvie, a tailor, was aboard ship as was his wife Anne.

    Excerpt from "Genealogies of the Founding Families of America in Progress" "The Descendants of William Beardsley and Mary Harvey":

    Will of William Beardsley

    I, William Beardsley, of Stratford, being sick and weak, but well in mind, do leave this my last Will and Testament. All my daughters that are now married, I give Ten pounds a peace.
    My sonne, Samuell, I give that red cow which I have now lent him.
    I only reserved two acres of that land at Piquanock for my wife to improve, if Joseph fall in to help her, if she please, the rest is Samuels's. I also give him one of ye new white blankets.
    If Joseph, my son, please to be as assistant to my wife, for the carying on of her bysnes whilst she lives, or marries and leaves the sea, I give to him ye half of my accomodations in Stratford; if not, I give him twenty poinds of my share of ye bark, to add to his part.
    I desire my loving wife, that if she please to add to ye portion of any of my daughters, that she would ad to them all alike.
    The rest of my effects I leave to be disposed unto y wife and children, at the discretion of Mr. Blackman, Philip Grove, John Brinsmayd, John Birdsey and Joseph Hawley.
    As also ye care, government and disposal of my children.
    It is my will that Daniell, after the decease of my wife, that he have ye other halfe of ye lots.
    I give to my sonne, John, ten shillings.
    William Beardsley
    29 September 1660
    In the presence of
    Caleb Nichols
    John Wells

    This is a true copy of ye will of William Beardsley

    Per me, Joseph Hawley
    The inventory of his estate was taken on 6 aJuly 1661 by Samuel Sherman, John Hurd, Henry H. Waklin, Townsmen, and amounted to L327 15s 8 d.

    William married Mary HARVEY 26 Jan 1631, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England. Mary (daughter of Richard HARVIE and Ellen ELLIOTT) died Abt 1661, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Mary HARVEY (daughter of Richard HARVIE and Ellen ELLIOTT); died Abt 1661, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 05 Jun 1605, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
    • Emigration: 1635, On the "Planter"

    Children:
    1. 4. Joseph BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1634, England; died Between 19 Apr and 04 May 1712, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Ruth BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1637, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Rebecca BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1645, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Feb 1739, Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
    4. Hannah BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1642, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 23 Feb 1679, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.
    5. Sarah BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1648, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Abt 1677.
    6. Mary BEARDSLEY was born Bef 1632, England; died 20 Sep 1691, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.
    7. Daniel BEARDSLEY was born Abt 1644, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 07 Oct 1730, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Congregational Church Burial Ground, Stratford, Fairfield Co. Conn..
    8. Samuel BEARDSLEY was born 1638, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 24 Dec 1706, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    9. John BEARDSLEY was born Bef 1633, England; died 19 Nov 1718, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.