Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Beall

Male 1729 - Bef 1796  (< 67 years)


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  • Name John Beall 
    Born 28 Jan 1729  St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 22 Nov 1796  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18775  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Father Ninian Beall,   b. 1686, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Mar 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 86 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Ruth MNU Beall,   b. Abt 1688 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Family ID F5390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Margaret Beall,   b. Abt 1764, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1822, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)  [natural]
     2. Ruth Beall,   b. 1763,   d. Georgetown, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Sebert Beall,   b. 1762, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Georgetown, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 15 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F12545  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Montgomery Co MD Wills
      BEALL, JAMES, son of Ninian, planter L A f 282 14 Apr 1778
      L 1 p 70 22 May 1780
      Wife: Ann
      Brother: Robert
      Children of brother Benjamin: Lloyd, Ninian, Cephus and Nancy Beall (minors)
      Children of brother John: Sebert and Ruth Beall (minors)
      Ex: Ann Beall
      Wit: Thomas Read, Zadock Magruder, Rebecca Tannehill
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      Folio 307 OBID BEALL 09/08/1820
      "being weak in body ..."
      04/03/1822
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Margit Beall --wife
      -to have all the testator's estate both real and personal during her natural life
      or widowhood
      -named executrix of the will
      2. Littleton Bendigo Beall --son
      Tabitha Beall --daughter
      -after the death or remarriage of testator's widow the estate both real and personal to be divided among them with testator's son to have all the land whereon the testator now lives --it being the south or lower end of the tract called "Godfather's Gift" cont. 70 acres and also to have at the death of the testator's widow the 1/2 of the testator's Negroes and the 1/2 of the personal estate.
      -Tabitha to have all the undivided estate that belongs to the testator's wife being the equal part of her father John Beall, deceased estate as yet undivided. Tabitha to have the 1/2 part of the testator's Negroes and the 1/2 of the personal estate.
      Witnesses: Benjamin Prather
      Jacob Miller
      Isaac Duvall
      Then came: Benjamin Prather and JacobMiller
      Note: the testator signed the will with his mark
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 271. At the request of William Pierce [Peerce], Thomas Pierce [Peerce] & Joseph Coombes the following Deposition was enrolled November 29, 1782
      by virtue of a commission granted to William Pierce, Thomas Pierce & Joseph Coombes by the justices of PGCo pointing us the subscribers to examine evidences relating to the bounds of "Port Royal"and by advertisement gave publick notice we would meet on the land on November 12th last and met agreeable to advertisement present Abraham Boyd and Richard Queen, the weatherproofing bad and no evidences of appearing adjourned to Tuesday the 20th instant, present Richard Queen and Notley Young
      William Tuel aged 67 years near a blazed gum tree saith that about 12 or 13 years ago old Ninian Tannyhill came to this spot where a few stones are laid as the 2nd bound tree of Mr. Peirce's land and told this deponent he got his knowledge 45 years before when he lived where Mr. Downs now lives for fear going out of his bounds applying to Charles Beall and William Harbin and they both showed him the the said Tannyhill the bound tree as a 2nd tree of Mr. Peirce's land.
      John Holly aged 43 years at the same place saith about 12 or 14 years ago John Allison proved the aforesaid spot in his presence to be the place where the 2nd bound tree of Mr. Peirce's land stood in part of the stone and body was then remaining.
      Edward Villers Harbin aged 51 years at the same place deposeth that at sundry different commissions he saw John Allison, Ninian Tannyhill and Edward Willett prove the 2nd bounded tree of Pierce's land. N.B. the aforesaid Harbin says from the said place about 30 yards to the southward there was an old field in the possession of George Gordon and about 40 yards off that was all in the woods. N.B. David Burnes desires and objection to be entered to Edward Villers Harbin's deposition as Harbin is an interested person
      John Beall about 52 years old deposeth that he has no other knowledge of "Port Royal" but what he obtained last April by seeing James White, Walter Evans in Thomas Flint proved the same.
      Enoch Jenkins aged 46 years or thereabouts at the same place about 25 years ago towards the northward was all in the woods and that Benjamin Downes showed him this place to be a 2nd corner tree of "Port Royal"
      At the request of David Burnes the following witnesses were examined. Hendrey Allison about 75 years of age saith that he was shown by his father John Allison the aforesaid spot where stood the 2nd tree of his tract called "Port Royal".
      Walter Evans about 61 years of age at an old stump partially demolished and about 72 yards from the place before described saith in 1756 he was a commissioner and the stump was then a tree improved binding and Tannyhill to be the 2nd tree of a tract called "Port Royal"
      James Moore aged 60 years of age being about 10 yards to the westward of the place first described saith he saw a bounded hickory standing at the said place it being the 2nd tree of a tract called "Port Royal" and he was shown it by Ninian Tannyhill, John Allison and John Belt
      James White aged about 68 years at an old stump partially demolished and about 72 yards from the place 1st described saith in 1756 he was a commissioner on said land and that the hickory stump was then a standing tree and was approved by Ninian Tannyhill to be the beginning of William Harbin's part of the "Gleanings" and the 2nd tree of "Port Royal" stood about 20 yards south southeast of the said place
      Thomas Flint about 50 years old at the same place saith about 30 years ago he was employed by George Vandeavor to lay off 50 acres out of the "Gleaning" and that Edward Willett showed him a hickory tree to be the beginning of his land it being part of the "Gleanings". We adjourned until tomorrow morning November 21, 1781 and no evidence appearing we adjourned to February 18, 1782, present Notley Young, Richard Queen
      Benjamin Downes aged 67 years deposeth that he has lived here about 18 years and when he first knew the place there was a hickory tree which his neighbors told him was the 2nd bound tree of John Peirce's land. Some years past James Burnes having something to do with the land got Ninian Tannyhill to show the bounds and Tannyhill at that time wanted to know where the line run he applied to William Harbin that Tannyhill might clear as far as a hickory for that was the 2nd bound tree of Mr. Peirce's land. The said Tannyhill being asked if he knew anything of a tree that stood in a marsh about 25 yards to the south of the above spot answered he did not. Abraham Boyd joined the commissioners. Being at a point between two drains witnesses were examined at the request of David Burnes
      Walter Evans aged aforesaid said that here stood a hickory that he saw proved in 1756 by old John Allison who showed it to be the beginning tree of Pierce's land by Archibald Edmonston. James Burnes proved it at the same time who was shown it by Thomas Lucas, Sr., And the said Evans further said that William Barker proved an oak about 45 yards south west to be the beginning of the said land which was showed to the said Barker by the said Lucas.
      James White aged before at the same place saith in 1756 and once after he was a commissioner he was showed this place where old Ninian Tannyhill and John Allison to be the beginning of Pierce's and Hawkins land.
      James Moore aged before saith in 1767 he proved this place to be the beginning tree of Mr. Peirce's land and he was shown it by Thomas Stump sometime after when Moore was at work for Mr. Watson and Watsons overseer Robert Patrick showed him from this tree to the main road that he must not cut within that as it was Mr. Peirce's land.
      Hendrey Allison aged before saith his father showed him this place to be the beginning tree of Pierce's land.
      Thomas Flint aged 50 years or thereabouts being at a place where formerly stood a stooping hickory tree saith about 30 years ago he saw the commissioners appointed to prove the bounds of "Port Royal" swear Ninian Tannyhill at the said place likewise several other evidences. At another time the said Flint remembers to have seen his father John Flint run from the said hickory to settle some affair between "Port Royal" and "Jamaica" and that about 8 or 9 years ago this deponent was called on by David Burnes to survey a few lines and among the rest to run the 1st course of "Widows Mite" and at the end of the first line the deponent asked where was the beginning of "Port Royal" and being in company with John Whight called the currier who said this is the beginning of Pierce's land. Adjourned to the Tuesday, June 4th, present Richard Queen and Notley Young. At the request of Mr. Peirce the following evidences were sworn. Being on the edge of an old field at the marked gum.
      Edward V. Harbin aged before says about 25 years ago he saw William Barker prove a Spanish oak to be the beginning tree of Pierce's land who had his knowledge from Thomas Lucas.
      Basil Waring aged 69 years says that Thomas Lucas came here and showed him a sapling black or Spanish oak about 27 years ago which he said was the beginning tree of "Jamaica" and "Port Royal"
      Leonard Brooke's age 55 years says about 27 years ago Thomas Lucas came here and showed him a sapling he thinks a black or red oak to be the beginning tree of "Jamaica" and "Port Royal"
      Mrs. Harbin aged 58 years saith about 29 years ago Thomas Lucas, George Gordon, Joseph Belt and Thomas Hodgkin came to her house and ask for the lines of "Jamaica" and "Port Royal", the said Gordon one team to run the lines between "Jamaica", "Port Royal" and the "Gleanings" she came with them to a place which Thomas Lucas showed to be the beginning tree that was an oak standing near a small gum in the line was cited from that tree to a hole which Lucas showed to be the 2nd bound tree of the said tract and that none of the parties objected to the line and then.
      Basil Waring says about 30 yards south from a large hickory that stood in an old field is a spot but now is told stood where a few stones are was a tree deemed to be Mr. Harbin's tree, that 30 yards south of that Hickory Lucas online run from the 1st tree of "Jamaica" to "Port Royal" the number of perches ended at a small hole were Thomas Lucas of the 2nd line of "Jamaica", "Port Royal" stood.
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      1773-1778 Frederick County Land Records; {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      BD2:4-6. John Beall recorded deed 9 Aug 1775 from Charles Beatty and George Fraser Hawkins. For £6, lot #184 in Addition to Georgetown, on tract called Knave's Disappointment. Martha wife of Charles Beatty and Susan Trueman wife of George Fraser Hawkins released dower rights.

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