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John Beales Beal

Male 1588 - 1688

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  • Birth  1588  Hingham, Norfolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  08 May 1593 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Shoemaker 
    Died  01 Apr 1688  Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00047  Beal Genealogy
    Last Modified  28 Aug 2016 

    Father  Edward Beales,   b. Abt 1550,   d. Aug 1612 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Martha Stone,   b. Abt 1550,   d. Apr 1625 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  08 Sep 1586  Wramplingham, Norfolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00025  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Frances Ripley,   b. 10 Feb 1580, Stokesley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1630, Wymondham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Jun 1616  Wymondham, Norfolf Co., Eng. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Beal,   b. 01 Jan 1619
     2. Martha Grace Beal,   b. 28 Oct 1623, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1690
     3. Mary Beal,   b. 1622, Wymondham, Norfolk Co., Eng. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1696
     4. Sarah Beal,   b. Between 1624 and 1625, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1710, Braintree, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. John Beal, Jr.,   b. Sep 1627, Hingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1694, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Nathaniel Beal,   b. 1629, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1708, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00002  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Nazareth Hobart,   b. Abt 1601,   d. 23 Sep 1658, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Jul 1630  Hingham, Norfolk Co., Eng. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Jeremiah Beal,   b. 17 Apr 1631, Wymondham, Norfolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1716, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Joshua Beal,   b. 1633, Hingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1718, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Caleb Beal,   b. 30 Oct 1636, Hingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1716, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rebecca Beal,   b. Abt 1641, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1686, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Jacob Beal,   b. 13 Oct 1642, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jan 1718
    Family ID  F00014  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Mary Gillman,   b. 1599, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1681, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Mar 1659  Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00021  Group Sheet

  • Notes 

    • When John, the tenth child of Edward Beales, brought the name to North America he changed the spelling to "Beal". It wasn't until he had reached the age of 50 that he took up the challenge of leaving his homeland to become a pioneer in a strange new country. He came from Hingham, Norfolk Co., England and arrived at Boston on the vessel "Diligent" on August 10, 1638. He brought with him his wife, Nazareth, five sons, three daughters and two servants. One of the servants may have been his brother Edmond's son also named John. They settled in Hingham, Massachusetts which is a few miles southeast of Boston. John was no doubt well aware of the new settlement. Ralph Smith had come from Hingham, Eng. in 1633 and founded Hingham, Mass. Additionally John's wife's parents and family had arrived in Charlestown, Mass. the same year and her brother, Rev. Peter Hobart was the first minister of Hingham.

      Not long after arrival John Beal became a landholder obtaining a grant of six acres for a house lot on what is now the south side of South Street west of Hersey Street. On the 13th of March, 1639 he was admitted to the freedom of Massachusetts Colony and thus became a "freeman". He was deputy of the general court in 1640 and 1659. He was a shoemaker, a trade that seems to have been passed down to succeding generations. John Beal died at the age of 100.