The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I24286
  • Name: John BEAL 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 8 MAY 1588 in Wymondham, Forehoe, Norfolk, England 3
  • Death: 1 APR 1688 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA 2
  • Event: Bullet 10 AUG 1638 IMMIGRANT on the "Diligent"
  • Occupation: Shoemaker
  • Note:
    JOHN, came from the parish of Hingham, County of Norfolk Eng., to Hing. in the Massachusetts Bay, in 1638; and on the 18th of Sept of that year received a grant of land containing six acres on what is now South St., at or near the corner of Hersey St. Daniel Cushing, the fourth town clerk of our Hing., made the foll. record concerning the arrival of John Beal, Senr., and his family, viz.: "1638. John Beal, shoemaker, with his wife and five sons and three daughters and two servants, came from Old Hingham and settled in New Hingham." He was admitted a freeman in 1639, and in 1649 and 1659 was chosen to represent the town at the General Court of the Colony. His first wife, Nazareth Hobart, who was the mother of his children, was a dau. of Edmund and Margaret (Dewey) Hobart. She was b. in Eng. ab. 1600, and d. in Hing. 23 Sept. 1658. For his second wife he m. March 10, 1659, Mrs. Mary Jacob, the wid. of Nicholas Jacob. She d. in Hing. 15 June, 1681. John d. 1 Apr 1688. In noticing the death of the latter, David Hobart (s. of Rev. Peter), made the following record: "April 1, 1688, my Uncle John Beal died suddenly." Judge Sewall also wrote under the same date: "Father Beal of Hingham dies, Št. 100 yrs." In his will of 27 Sept. 1687, names ch. and gr. ch., leaving legacies to each. [History of Hingham]

    Note: Hingham did not know about John's first wife and mother of all of his children, Frances Ripley, who died in England.

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    From America's First Families, Ancestor Roll of Honor

    John Beal was born in Hingham, England in 1588. He died 1 Apr 1688 in Hingham, MA. This progenitor of the Beal family, who lived 50 years in England and 50 years in America made his home in Hingham, Cohasset, Weymouth, and Abington, MA during those last fifty years.

    He came from Hingham, Norfolk, England about fourteen miles west of Norwich, the Shire town, and ninety eight miles northeast of London.

    John Beal arrived on the ship DILIGENCE, John Martin, Master. Arrived Boston 10 Aug 1638. A fellow passenger wrote, "John Beal - Shoemaker with his five sons, three daughters and two servants came from old Hingham, landed, and settled in new Hingham."

    Nominated to Amrica's First Families Ancestor Roll of Honor by:
    John Beal's 11th generation Great Grandson:
    Herbert Holden Adams, Jr., of Milford, CT.




    Father: Edward BEAL , Rev b: ABT 1550 in Wramplingham, Forehoe, Norfolk, England
    Mother: Martha STONE b: ABT 1564 in Hingham, Forehoe, Norfolk, England

    Marriage 1 Frances RIPLEY b: 15 APR 1584 in Wramplingham, Forehoe, Norfolk, England
    • Married: 11 JUN 1616 in Wymondham, Forehoe, Norfolk, England - 1st wife 4
    Children
    1. Has Children Mary BEAL b: 1622 in Hingham, Forehoe, Norfolk, England

    Marriage 2 Nazareth HOBART , widow of Robert Turner b: ABT 1600 in Hingham, Forehoe, Norfolk, England
    • Married: 13 JUL 1630 in Hingham, Forehoe, Norfolk, England - 2nd husb. 2nd wife 4

    Marriage 3 Mary GILMAN , widow of Nicholas Jacob b: BEF 14 DEC 1604 in Hingham, Forehoe, Norfolk, England
    • Married: 10 MAR 1658/59 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA - 2nd husb. 3rd wife 2

    Sources:
    1. Title: History of Hingham, Massachusetts - 1893, George Lincoln, www.usigs.org
      Page: Vol III, 288-310
    2. Title: History of Hingham, Massachusetts - 1893, George Lincoln, www.usigs.org
      Page: Volume II, Beal
    3. Title: History of Hingham, Massachusetts - 1893, George Lincoln, www.usigs.org
      Page: Volume II, Beal
      Text: age 100 at death (1588).
    4. Title: Beale, John - ex, from England to America, Sharon Springs, Kansas, 1987
      Page: 8
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