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

William Beale

Male 1710 - 1778  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name William Beale 
    Born Aug 1710  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jul 1778  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26981  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father Thomas Beale,   b. 29 Jan 1675, "Chestnut Hill", North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1728/29, "Chestnut Hill", North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Taverner,   b. 25 Mar 1681, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1728/29, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1706  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Harwar,   b. Bef 1713, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1729  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Travers Beale,   b. Abt 1730, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. William Beale,   b. Abt 1731, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1800, Orange County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Beale,   b. Abt 1733, 'Chestnut Hill' North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Reuben Beale,   b. Abt 1735, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)  [natural]
     5. Thomas Beale,   b. 1736, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1799, Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     6. Winifred Travener Beale,   b. Abt 1738, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Elizabeth Beale,   b. Abt 1739, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. John Beale,   b. Abt 1740, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Anne Beale,   b. 1740, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1762, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [natural]
     10. Robert Beale,   b. Abt 1741, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1764, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)  [natural]
     11. Susanna Beale,   b. 1744, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1821, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     12. Sarah Beale,   b. Abt 1749, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807  (Age ~ 58 years)  [natural]
     13. Richard Beale,   b. 1759, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F16064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.afrigeneas.com/slavedata/Beale-VA-1776.html
      URL title: Beale-VA-1776-Will
      Note:
      William BEALE Will, Richmond County, 1776
      Robert K. Headley Jr., Wills of Richmond County, Virginia, 1699-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing County, 1983), p. 150, citing Will Book 7, 1767-1787:

      p. 308 - William Beale, Will; 9 Mar 1776, 6 Jul 1778.

      Sons Thomas, William tract of land in Rich. Co. purchased of William Colston occupied by Samson Marmaduke, Reuben all lands in Culpeper, Richard, and Robert; daus. Susannah, Sarah, and Mary; Williamson Ball (who mar. dau. Anne); I give my Negro man, Dick, for his faithful service and care in watching on me, liberty of choosing every Christmas Day his master or mistress amongst all my chil. for the following year; other chil. John, Elizabeth, Winifred, and Travers; ex: sons Thomas, John, William, and sons-in-law Richard Parker and Robert Wormley Carter; wits: Harrison Randolph, Landon Carter Jr, Thomas Parker. "P. 151:"
      ===
      1753-1767 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 6 [Robert K. Headley, jr.]; Page 368
      - Charles BEALE, will; 22 May 1760, 1 Oct 1764
      wife and child, should they both live;
      if son Charles should die before he arrives to full age in the lifetime of his mother, I give the lands whereon I now live and half of all my slaves to my dear wife and her heirs; several grchil. and nephews Thomas BEALE, Susannah BEALE, Anne HAMILTON, John Eustis BEALE, and Charles BEALE (son of bro. Taverner); bro. Richard BEALE and nephews Thomas BEALE and Austin BROCKENBROUGH, and son Charles, when at proper age, to be ex; bros. William BEALE, Richard BEALE, and William BROCKENBROUGH to be guardians of son during his minority;
      wits: Robinson DAINGERFIELD, John LANDMAN, Sophia JACKSON, William BROCKENBROUGH;
      Memorandum dated 9 Mar 1763 states that son Charles BEALE is old enough to be an ex.

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      1725-1729 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 8; Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 436-438
      - To Capt. ROBERT TOMLIN, Mr. GILBERT METCALFE or Mr. THOMAS BARBER These are to authorize you or any of you to appear for me, ELIZABETH BEALE, Wife of Capt. THOMAS BEALE, in the County of Richmond & Pish. of Northfarnham in the Court of Kings Bench to acknowledge two Deeds, the one to my Son, THOMAS BEALE, for the halfe of a Patent containing Nine hundred and twenty nine acres bearing date the 28th May 1673, the other to my Son, WILLIAM BEALE, for Three hundred thirty nine acres one hundred and twenty per: of land as p Patent dated the 1st of Aprill 1727 that the same may be admitted to Record and for your or either of your so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant and discharge; Witness my hand and seal this 7th day of February 1727
      Signed Sear d in ye presence of
      JOS BELFIELD ELIZABETH BEALE
      ADRIANUS CASTLE
      At a Court held for Richmond County the third day of Aprill 1728
      This Power of Attorney from ELIZABETH BEALE to ROBERT TOMLIN, GILBERT METCALFE and THOMAS BARBER was proved in open Coaurt by the Oath of JOSEPH BELFIELD, one of the witnesses thereto, and admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      THIS INDENTURE made the Seventh day of February Annoq: Domini one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven Between THOMAS and ELIZA: BEALE his Wife of County of Richmond and Pish: of Northfarnham of one part and THOMAS BEALE JUNR. of the same County and Pish. of other part; Witnesseth that THOMAS and ELIZA: BEALE in consideracon of our naturall and Paternal affeccon and One hundred pounds of lawfull money of England to them in hand paid by THOMAS BEALE, JUNR., the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge, and for divers other good causes and consideracons him thereunto moving, wee THOMAS and ELIZABETH BEALE have and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto THOMAS BEALE, JUNR and his heirs half of that parcell of land whereon we now live containing Nine hundred and twenty nine acres as by Patent bearing date the 28th May 1673 will appear, THOMAS BEALE, JUNR. half to include a Plantacon commonly call'd and known by the name of the HOLLY BUSH and for fear of con tingencys ariseing if ever said THOMAS and ELIZABETH BEALE and THOMAS BEALE. JUNR. or either of them shall be desirous of dividing the parcell of land, it is mutually agreed by both pties it shall be divided eaqually as well in quality and quantity scituate in Pish of Northfarnham and County of Richmond with all houses orchards priviledges and comodities to the same belonging; To have and to hold the premises with appurtenances unto THOMAS BEALE, JUNR, his heirs; In Witness whereof wee have hereunto sett our hands and seals the day and year above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      JOS. BELFIELD, THO: BEALE
      ADRIANUS CASTLE ELIZABETH BEALE
      At a Court held for Richmond County the third day of Aprill 1728
      THOMAS BEALE came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto his Son, THOMAS BEALE, which was admitted to Record; Also Mr. THOMAS BARBER by vertue of a Power of Attoenry from ELIZABETH BEALE, the Wife of the said Capt, THOMAS BEALE, to him in that behalf made, relinquished her the said ELIZABETH BEALEs, Right of Dower in the land conveyed in this Deed unto the said THOMAS BEALE, which was also admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      THIS INDENTURE made the Seventh day of February Annoq: Domini one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., Between THOMAS BEALE and ELIZABETH BEALE of one p:tie and WILLIAM BEALE, their well beloved Son of County of Richmond and Pish of Northfarnham of other p:ties; Witnesseth that THOMAS BEALE and ELIZABETH BEALE in consideracon of the natural and paternal affeccon and Thirty pounds of lawfull money of England to them in hand paid by their Son, WILLIAM BEALE, the receipt whereof they doe hereby acknowledge, have and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto WILLIAM BEALE and his heirs three hundred thirty nine acres and one hundred and twenty perches of Land bounded, Beginning at three small red Oaks on the Levil near where JOSEPH RUSSELL lives and in the line of a Patent of land granted to HENRY CLERK, deced., and running along the said line N. E 109 1/2 per: to the head of a small Branch near JOSEPH RUSSELLs Cornfield, thence down the Branch according to its severall courses to the mouth thereof, being MONOCAN SWAMP, thence down the Swamp according to its several! courses to a small Maple in Capt. BEALEs line standing by the Main Runn, thence along said BEALEs line S. 33d. E. 331 per. to the first stacon, scituate in Pish of Northfarnham and County of Richmond with all houses orchards priviledges and comodities to the same belonging; To have and to hold the premises herein menconed with appurtenances unto WILLIAM BEALE his heirs; In Witness whereof they sett their hands and seals the day and date above written
      Signed Sealed and Deliv'd in presence of
      JOS. BELFIELD. THO: BEALE
      ADRIANUS CASTLE ELIZABETH BEALE
      At a Court held for Richmond County the third day of Aprill 1728
      Capt. THOMAS BEALE came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto his Son, WILLIAM BEALE, which was admitted to Record: Also Mr. THOMAS BARBER by virtue of a Power of Attorney from ELIZABETH BEALE, the Wife of the said Capt. THOMAS BEALE, to him in that behalf made, relinquished her, the said ELIZABETH BEALEs, Right of Dower in the land conveyed in this Deed unto the said WILLIAM BEALE, which was also admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      ===
      1733-1735 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 440-447
      THIS INDENTURE made the Nineteenth and twentieth day of February 1738 Between WILLIAM BEALE gent and HARWAR his Wife of the County of RICHMOND and Parrish of North farnham of the one part and SAMUEL BROOKS of the County of Essex and Parrish of Southfarnham Witnesseth that the said William Beale gent and Harwar his Wife in consideration of the sum of Twenty pounds twelve shillings Currt. money of Virga. doth grant unto the said Samuel Brooke and to his heirs a tract of land in the Parrish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex containing One hundred and three acres it being part of a Patent formerly granted to Mr. THOMAS HARWAR for Six hundred and twenty seven acres dated the 2nd day of September 1682 and bounded Beginning at a new made corner red oak standing in the line formerly called CUPTICES line, and running along the said line South SoWest to another Corner red oak standing in the head of a Valley thence East to a new Corner Maple standing by the run side thence along a new made line South to the beginning every part of said premises are now in the actual possession of the said Samuel Brooke by virtue of Indenture for term of one year and by the Statute for transferring uses into possession ... .
      In presence of GILBERT HAMILTON, William Beale
      JAMES MEDLEY, BIBBY BUSH Hamar Beale
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XX$h day of February MDCCXXXVIII William Beale Gent.and Hatwar his Wife (the said Harwar being first privately examined by PHILIP JONES Gent) acknowledged the Indentures to be their act and deed which are admitted to record.
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee WILLIAM BEALE and HARWAR his Wife are bound and stand justly indebte to SAMUEL BROOKE in the sum of Forty one pounds four Shillings Currt, money of Virga, this 20th day of Feby. 1738,
      The Condition of the above obligation is such that if William Beale & Hamar his Wife do truly observe all agreements comprized in one pair of Indentures according to the effect of said Indentures touching their several rights and interest in premises comprized and well and truly pay to Samuel Brooke all other cost and dammages which shall or may happen by reason of any actions or suits whatsoever and if said Samuel Brooke shall be excluded or expelled out of any part of the aforesd premises that he or they shall receive of them the sd William Beale Gent & Harwar his Wife their heirs all such sums of money in proportion to the lands so lost according to ye rate first disbursed by the said Samuel Brooke for the same he being further allowed for his Improvements on the same if any then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force.
      In presence of GILBERT HAMILTON, Willm. Beale
      examined by PHILIP JONES Gent acknowledged this Bond to be their act and deed which William Beale gent and Harwar his Wife (the said Harwar being first privately
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XXth day of February MDCCLUVIII
      JAMES MEDLEY, BIBBY BUSH Harwar Beale
      is admitted to record,
      ===
      1735-1738 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 440-447
      THIS INDENTRE made the Nineteenth and twentieth day of February 1738 Between WILLIAM BEALE gent and HARWAR his Wife of the County of RICHMOND and Parrish of North farnham of the one part and SAMUEL BROOKS of the County of Essex and Parrish of Southfarnham Witnesseth that the said William Beale gent and Harwar his Wife in consideration of the sum of Twenty pounds twelve shillings Currt. money of Virga. doth grant unto the said Samuel Brooke and to his heirs a tract of land in the Parrish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex containing One hundred and three acres it being part of a Patent formerly granted to Mr. THOMAS HARWAR for Six hundred and twenty seven acres dated the 2nd day of September 1682 and bounded Beginning at a new made corner red oak standing in the line formerly called CURTICES line, and running along the said line South SoWest to another Corner red oak standing in the head of a Valley thence East to a new Corner Maple standing by the run side thence along a new made line South to the beginning every part of said premises are now in the actual possession of the said Samuel Brooke by virtue of Indenture for term of one year and by the Statute for transferring uses into possession ... .
      In presence of GILBERT HAMILTON, William Beale
      JAMES MEDLEY, BIBBY BUSH Hamar Beale
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XXth day of February MDCCXXXVIII William Beale Gent.and Hatwar his Wife (the said Harwar being first privately exa- mined by PHILIP JONES Gent) acknowledged the Indentures to be their act and deed which are admitted to record.
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      1735-1738 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 447-450
      THIS INDENTURE made the 14th day of October 1738 Between WILLIAM BEALE Gent & HARWAR his Wife of the Parrish of Southfarnham in the County of Esse of the one part and BIBBY BUSH of the parrish and County aforesd Witnesseth that the said William Beale Gent and Harwar his Wife for sum of Thirty three pounds Currt. money of Virga, they do grant unto the said Bibby Bush his heirs or assigns for ever all the right & Estate which is or shall become due to them of a certain parcel of land in the Parrish & County aforesaid containing One hundred and thirty one acres, being part of a tract of Six hundred and forty seven acres formerly granted by Pattent to Mr. THOMAS HARWAR bearing date the .2nd day September 1682 and bounded Beginning at a Corner Hickory standing by a small branch and running thence West through an old field that divides the said land from the land of JOHN EVANS to a red oak standing at the upper end of the said old field, thence East to a small white oak standing by the side of a branch in the line of ADCOCK HOBSON so along the line of the said Hobson to the Corner of said Hobson standing by the side of an old Mill Pond thence West to the beginning . . .
      In presence of THOMAS BLATT, William Beale
      PETER BROOKE, ANN VASS Harwar Beale
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the 11th day of February mDccaxxvill William Beale gent & Harwar his Wife (the said Harwar being first privately examined by PHILIP JONES Gent) acknowledged this Indenture and Livery of Seizen to be their act and deed which is admitted to record.
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      1738-1742 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 22; [Antient Press]; Page 1-5
      THIS INDENTURE made the Fourteenth day of December in the year one thousand seven hundred and thirty eight between WILLIAM BEALE Gent. and HARWAR his Wife of the Parrish of Southfarnham in County of Essex of one part and JAMES MEDLEY of the Parrrish and County aforesaid Witnesseth that said WILLIAM BEALE Gent. & HARWAR his Wife for sum of Thirty one pounds, four shillings Currt money of Virga. they hath granted unto said JAMES MEDLEY and to his heirs and assigns, one hundred & four acres of land being part of a tract of Eight hundred acres of land granted by Pattent to JOHN SHARP bearing date the 14th day of October 1665 & being in the Parrish and County aforesaid & bounded Beginning at a small red oak standing by the Edge of the Great Swamp called THE YORKER thence over the said Swamp North West to a Corner red oak saplin being the corner of Mr. JOHN VASS thence along the line that divides the said land from the land of Mr. JOHN VASS North East to a white oak by the side of the said Great Swamp on the South East side thereof thence along the Edge of the said Great Swamp South East to the place where it began, and all ye Estate right of them the said WILLIAM BEALE Gent & HARWAR his Wife which are now in the actual possession of him the said JAMES MEDLEY by one Indenture made for one year & by virtue of the Statute for transferring uses into possession & To Have and To Hold the said premises unto said JAMES MEDLEY his heirs and assigns forever In Witness whereof ye Parties have set their hands & Seales . . .
      In presence of JOHN BEALE, WILLIAM BEALE
      RICHARD BEALE, SUSANNA DIKE HARWAR BEALE
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XXth day of February MDCCXXXVIII WILLIAM BEALE gent & HARWAR his Wife (the said HARWAR being first privately examined by PHILIP JONES Gent) acknowledged this Indenture to JAMES MEDLEY to be their act and deed which on the motion of the said JAMES was admitted to record
      Test W. BEVERLEY CiCur
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      1738-1742 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 22; [Antient Press]; Page 31-37
      THIS INDENTURE made the Nineteenth and Twentyeth day of March one thousand seven hundred and Thirty eight Between WILLIAM BEALE Gent and HARWAR his Wife of the County of RICHMOND and Parrish of Lunenburge of one part and ADCOCK HOBSON of the Parrish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex of other part Witnesseth that said WILLIAM BEALE Gent. and HARWAR his Wife for the sum of Thirty six pounds five Shillings Currant money of Virga. hath granted unto the said ADCOCK HOBSON and to his heirs or assigns a Certain Devident of land being in the aforesaid Parrish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex containing one hundred and two acres and a half it being part of a Pattent formerly grant'd to MR. THOMAS HARWAR for Six hundred and twenty seven acres and bearing date the Twenty second day of September one thousand Six hundred and Eighty Two and bounded beginning at a white oak standing by the side of a old MILL POND and running thence South South East to a Corner red oak it being by or nigh the Corner formerly called CURTICEs and along the said line West South West a new line to a Corner Maple standing by the side of a branch or run thence down the sd Branch East South to a small white oak by the fork at the head of the OLD DAMM Thence down the sd branch North East to the Beginning And all the right Interest of them the said WILLIAM BEALE Gent and HARWAR his Wife or their heirs all which said premises are now in the actual possession of him the said ADCOCK HOBSON by virtue of Indenture for one year and by virute of the Statute for transferring uses into possession To Have and To Hold unto the said ADCOCK HOBSON his heirs and assigns for ever In Witness the parties have set their hands and afixed their seals in presence of JOHN BEALE WILLIAM BEALE
      RICHARD BEALE, JOSEPH RUSSELL HARWAR BEALE
      Memorandum that at a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the XVIIth day of April MDCCXXXIX WILLIAM BEALE Gent acknowledged this Lease & Release indented to be his act and deed and the acknowledgment thereof HARWAR BEALE Wife of said WILLIAM BEALE appears by a Comission & return thereof next after this Release recorded, and on the motion of the within named ADCOCK HOBSON the said Release was admitted to record GEORGE the Second to WILLIAM FANTLEROY and THOMAS WRIGHT BELFIELD Gent. Justices of the County of RICHMOND Greeting. Whereas WILLIAM BEALE of the Parish of Lunisburgh in the County of Richmond Gent and HARWAR his Wife have to assure and convey to ADCOCK HOBSON the fee Simple Estate of a parcel of land being in the County of Essex and the said HARWAR thro' the infirmity of her health cannot travel to the Court of said County uof Essexto make acknowledgment of the said conveyance We the state of the said HARWAR Commisserating in this Case have given you power to take the acknowledgement which the said HARWAR shall be willing to make to you and when you hve taken it That you certify and return the same to our Justices at the Court House of our sd County of Essex that the same together with such Deeds may be recorded sending the same Justices this Writ. Witness WILLIAM BEVERLEY Clerk of our said Court this Mist day of March in the twelfth year of our Reign
      W . BEVERLEY
      Pursuant to the above Commission we caused to come before us Mrs. HARWAR BEALE
      and having privately Examined her apart from her husband wheather she was willing to acknowledge her right of the Land mentioned in the Deeds who answered that she was and that she did it of her own free will without any Compultion from her said husband. Given under our hands and Seals this 14th day of April 1739
      WM. FANTLEROY T. W BELFIDLD
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XVIIth day of April MDCCIIXIX This Comission and Certificate being returned to the Court were on the motion of ADCOCK HOBSON ordered to be recorded
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      1738-1742 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 22; [Antient Press]; Page 290-302
      GEORGE the Second to LANDON CARTER, GILBERT HAMILTON & WILLIAM BROKENBROUGH Gent Justices of the County of RICHMOND Greeting Whereas WILLIAM BEALE of the Parish of Northfarnham in the County aforesaid Gent and HARWAR his Wife have agreed to convey to JOHN EVANS JUNR. of Parish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex the fee simple Estate of a parcel of land in the Parish of Southfarnham and County of Essex containing two hundred and twenty one Acres of land and the said HARWAR thro the Infirmity of her health cannot travel to the Court of our said County of Essex to make such acknowledgement We the State of the said HARWAR Commiserating in this case have given you power to take the acknowledgement which said HARWAR shall be willing to give you and when you have taken it that you Certifie and return the same to our Justices at the Court House of said County Together with such Deeds may be recorded. Witness WILLIAM BEVERLEY Clerk of our said Court this XVIth day of September 1741 and the fifteenth year of our Reign
      THIS INDENTURE made the fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty one Between WILLIAM BEALE gent and HARWAR his Wife of the Pish of Northfarnham and County of RICHMOND of one part and JOHN EVANS JUNR of the Parish of Southfarnham and County of Essex of other part Witnesseth that said WILLIAM BEALE and HARWAR his Wife in consideration of the sum of Sixty five pounds Current money of Virginia hath sold unto said JOHN EVANS JR and to his heirs and assigns all that part of their Tract of land Commonly called or known by the name of STONY HILL LAND lying and being in the Parish of Southfarnham and County of Essex con teyn in g two hundred and twenty one acres being part of a Tract of Six hundred and Forty seven acres of land granted to Mr. THOMAS HARWAR Deceased by PATENT bearing date the twenty second day of Septembr. Anno: Sixteen hundred & Eighty Two, and bounded Beginning at a small White Oake standing in a Branch and is a Corner between this said land and the Land of JOHN DUNN Thence North West to a marked white oake standing by MITCHELLs Fence thence South West Crossing the MAIN ROAD to a Corner Hickory standing by the side of an old Field in a line of JOHN CHEYNEY deceased, thence South East to a Stone lying in a Valley, thence down the said Valley to the head of a small Branch thence down the said Branch to the beginning Corner White Oake To Have and To Hold the said Two hundred and twenty one acres of land unto said JOHN EVANS JUNR, his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof said WILLIAM BEALE and HARWAR his Wife hath set their hands and seals
      in presence of TRAVS TARPLEY, WM. BEALE
      TAVERNER BEALE, CHARLES BEALE HARWAR BEALE
      Memorandum Livery and Seisin was delivered by WILLIAM BEALE unto JOHN EVANS JR. by Turff and Twigg in presence of the Witnesses this Eight day of October 1741
      Witnesses JOHN DUNN. JOHN SMITH WM. BEALE
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the 17th day of November 1741 WILLIAM BEALE Gent acknowledged this Indenture with Livery of Seisin thereon Endorsed to be his acts and deeds. and the acknowledgement of said Indenture by HARWAR the Wife of the said WILLIAM appears by a Commission next before and a Return thereof next after this Indenture recorded which on motion of JOHN EVANS JR was admitted to record
      By Virtue of the Commission hereunto annexed This Indenture of Feofment was acknowledged by the within HARWAR at the Parish of Lunensburg in the County of RICHMOND on the nineteenth day of October in the Fifteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Second the said HARWAR being first privily and apart from WILLIAM BEALE her husband examined and declaring she did the same freely without the perswasions of her said husband and was willing the same should be recorded in the County Court of Essex before us GILBERT HAMILTON
      WM. BROCEENBROUGH
      This Certificate being returned to Essex County Court the 17th day of November 1741 and on the motion of JOHN EVANS JUNR, was admitted to record
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      1743-1744 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 9; [Antient Press]; Page 80-82
      Indenture 24 May 1744 between NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER of Orange County, Planter, and WILLIAM BEALE of County of Richmond, Gentl. .. for sum of £25 .. sells 572 acres of land Parish of St. Thomas, Orange County .. 172 1/2 acres formerly granted to Nicholas Christopher and one William Phillips by pattent 17 August 1727 .. with 400 acres granted to Nicholas Christopher by patent 20 July 1736 . .
      Witnesses: Nicholas Christopher Seal
      Elie Griffin, Fra. Moore, Taverner Beale.
      Lease recorded 24 May 1744 .. Payment of £35 .. release acknowledged.
      ===
      1747-1751 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 2-5
      Indenture 25 Nov 1747 between JOHN WISDOM and ANN, his wife, of Parish of St. Thomas, Orange County, Planter, and ABRAHAM MAYFIELD JUNR., of Fredericksville Parish, Louisa
      County, Planter .. lease and release of 200 acres of land lying in fork of Rappadann River bounded .. branch of Bountifull Run .. Capt. Wm. Beale .. Michael's Branch .. payment of £40.
      Witnesses: John Wisdom
      Benja. Cave Ann (X) Wisdom
      David Cave, Benja. Porter.
      Recorded Orange County 26th November 1747.
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      1747-1751 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 174-175
      Indenture 18 Oct 1749 between WILLIAM BEALE, TAVERNER BEALE,
      CHARLES BEALE and RICHARD BEALE, Gent., and JAMES COWARD of County of Orange. .. that in consideration of services performed by James Coward to fulfill the promises of Thomas Beale, late of County of Richmond, Gent., dec'd .. for twenty shillings .. release 100 acres in St. Thomas Parish, part of a tract of 3333 1/3 acres of land purchased by Thomas Beale of Henry Willis Senr.
      .. and laid off at the north east corner of the sd tract . .
      Witnesses: Wm. Beale
      Battaile Harrison Taverner Beale
      Jeremiah White Charles Beale
      James Isbell, Robert Blundon Richard Beale
      Recorded Orange County 24th November 1749
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      1757-1762 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book C; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 569-74.
      6 Oct. 1760. Abraham Mayfield of St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, and Ann his wife to William Beale of Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Gent. For £47.10.- current money. 200 acres in Brumfield Parish, formerly St. Thomas' ... in the Fork of the Rappadan River ... on a branch of Beautifull Run corner to William Beale ... on Michael's Branch in Beale's line ... in the fork of a branch of Beautifull Run ...
      Abraham (A) Mayfield
      Ann (X) Mayfield
      Wit: James Taylor, Eras: Taylor, James Taylor junr.
      20 Aug. 1761. Acknowledged by Abraham.
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      1765-1768 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 14; [Antient Press]; Page 39-40
      Indenture 5 Oct 1765 between WILLIAM BEALE of County of Richmond, Gent., of one part, and WILLIAM BEALE JUNR., Third Son of said William, of other part .. witnesseth .. for natural love for son, Wm. Beale Junr. .. gives 800 acres .. part of tract formerly granted to Henry Willis of King and Queen County by Patent 23 July 1728 .
      Witnesses: Wm. Beale
      Richd. Beale
      Charles Beale, John Hamilton
      Recorded Orange County 24th October 1765.
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      1765-1768 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 14; [Antient Press]; Page 291-293
      Indenture 9 Dec 1767 between THOMAS BEALE, County of Richmond, Gentl., RICHARD EDWARDS, County of Lancaster, Gentl., and ANN, his wife, and SUSANNA BEALE, County of Richmond, Spinster of the one part, and WILLIAM BEALE, County of Richmond, Gentl., of other part. Whereas CHARLES BEALE late of Richmond County, Gent., deceased by his Last Will and Testament dated 9 Dec 1767, after several bequests devised rest of estate .. should in case of his sons death without issue, be divided amongst his five God children to wit the said Thomas Beale, Ann Edwards, Susanna Beale, Charles Beale, the son of Taverner Beale, and John Eustace Beale, the son of John Beale, which last two are Infants under the age of 21 years and whereas .. Charles Beale at time of his Death .. possessed 800 acres .. said tract divided amongst the whole of the legatees will be of little value .. a suit in chancery was brought by some of the legatees against the rest in the County Court of Orange to compell a sale of the same .. Now this Indenture .. witnesses for a sum of £20 to each of them paid by William Beale .. have granted unto Wm. Beale 3/5th part of the tract of land .. to be sold unto Wm. Beale ..
      Witnesses: Thomas Beale
      Richd. Parker, Richard Edwards
      Reuben Beale, Simon Rice Ann Edwards
      Susanna Beale
      Receipt of money witnessed by John Hamilton. Rich'd Parker, Reuben Beale
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      1768-1772 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 15; [Antient Press]; Page158-159
      Indenture 29 Oct 1768 between CHARLES BEALE, Gent. of Orange County, and WILLIAM BEALE of County of Richmond, Gent. .. whereas Charles Beale late of Richmond County, Gent., deceased, by his Last Will and Testament devised .. in case of his son's death without issue land be divided amongst his five god children to wit: Thomas Beale, Ann Edwards, Susanna Beale and Charles Beale, son of Taverner Beale, and John Eustace Beale, son of John Beale, last two infants
      under age of twenty one .. 800 acres to be divided and sold .. Charles Beale who has now become of age .. to convey 1/5th part of said tract for sum of £20 .. paid by Wm. Beale
      Witnesses: Richard Beale, Charles Beale
      Lewis Conner, James Meginnis,
      William (X) Brockman
      Recorded Orange County 24th November 1768.
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      1772-1778 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [Antient Press]; Page 310-312
      Indenture 20 Feby 1771 between JOHN EUSTACE BEALE of County of Lancaster, Gent. and WILLIAM BEALE of County of Richmond, Gent. .. whereas Charles Beale of Richmond County by Will .. to Son and in case of son's death to god children; Thomas Beale,-Ann Edwards, Susannah Beale, Charles Beale, son of Taverner Beale and John Eustace Beale, son of John Beale .. 800 acres to be divided .. John Eustace Beale now become of age .. to sell 1/5 part for sum of £20 .. Presence: Richard Sutton Junr.,
      Reuben Beale, Thos. Beale, John Eustace Beale
      John Tayloe Hamilton, Robert Hamilton
      Recorded 25th May 1775. Proved by oath of Reuben Beale & Rec.

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