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John Beales Beal

Male 1588 - 1688  (100 years)


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  • Name John Beales Beal 
    Born 1588  Hingham, Norfolk, 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 P332  NS MacMillans
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 

    Father Edward Beales,   b. Bef 1550,   d. Aug 1612, Wramplingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Martha Stone,   b. Abt 1550,   d. Apr 1625, Wramplingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 08 Sep 1586  Wramplingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F62  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Gilman,   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  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1659  Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Nazareth Hobart,   b. Abt 1600,   d. 23 Sep 1658, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    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  (Age 85 years)
     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  (Age 85 years)
     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  (Age 79 years)
     4. Jacob Beal,   d. 07 Jan 1718, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rebecca Beal,   b. 16 Feb 1640, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1686, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Frances Ripley,   b. 10 Feb 1580, Stokesley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1630, Wymondham, Norfork, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1616  Wymondham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • When John, the sixth child of Edward Beales, brought the name to NorthAmerica he changed the spelling to "Beal". It wasn't until he hadreached the age of 50 that he took up the challenge of leaving hishomeland to become a pioneer in a strange new country. He came fromHingham, Norfolk Co. and arrived in Boston on the vessel "Diligent" onAugust 10, 1638. He brought with him his wife, Nazareth, five sons,three daughters and two servants. (One of the servants may have beenhis brother Edmond's son also named John). They settled in Hingham,Massachusetts which is a few miles southeast of Boston. John was nodoubt well aware of the new settlement. Ralph Smith had come fromHingham, Eng. in 1633 and founded Hingham, Mass. Additionally John'swife's parents and family had arrived in Charlestown, Mass. the sameyear and her brother, Rev. Peter Hobart was the first minister ofHingham.

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