William BEARDSLEY

Male Abt 1604 - 1661  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name William BEARDSLEY  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1604  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1635  On the "Planter" Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Fact Settled first in Hadley, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Fact Was a mason. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Fact Was elected a Deputy of the General Court for 7 years Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Fact 1638  Removed to Hartford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Fact 1639  Removed to Stratford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died Between 28 Sep 1660 and 13 Feb 1661  Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    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.
    Person ID I04623  Main Tree

    Father William BEARDSLEY,   b. Abt 1579, Aston, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1609 and 1670, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Margaret HASSALL,   b. Abt 1583, Ashton, Lancastershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1611 and 1677, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Between 1611 and 1645  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01952  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary HARVEY,   d. Abt 1661, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 26 Jan 1631  Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Joseph BEARDSLEY,   b. Abt 1634, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 19 Apr and 04 May 1712, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     2. Ruth BEARDSLEY,   b. Abt 1637, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. Rebecca BEARDSLEY,   b. Abt 1645, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1739, Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 94 years)  [Natural]
     4. Hannah BEARDSLEY,   b. Abt 1642, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1679, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)  [Natural]
     5. Sarah BEARDSLEY,   b. Abt 1648, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1677  (Age ~ 29 years)  [Natural]
     6. Mary BEARDSLEY,   b. Bef 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1691, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)  [Natural]
     7. Daniel BEARDSLEY,   b. Abt 1644, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 1730, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)  [Natural]
     8. Samuel BEARDSLEY,   b. 1638, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1706, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Natural]
     9. John BEARDSLEY,   b. Bef 1633, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1718, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 85 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F04816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1604 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jan 1631 - Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02469] Import Beardsley File: Stephanie Smith/James David Adams Line.

    2. [S02470] Import file R. Dietz on October 4, 2000.

    3. [S01785] Ancestry.com: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.;;).

    4. [S00086] "The Descendants of William Beardsley and Mary Harvey" Complied by Ellwood Count Curtis.