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William Beardsley
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1603, England
Death: Jul. 6, 1661
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

William Beardsley and his wife Mary Harvey were natives of England and were married there. They were members of the church of the Reverend Adam Blackman. Together with his 4 children they emigrated to New England in 1635, aboard the good ship Planter. Dec. 7, 1636, he took oath of office and was made a 'freeman'.
The family resided briefly in Massachusetts Bay Colony, before removing to the Pequonock Plantation of Connecticut. They became the founders of Stratford, Connecticut in 1639. William is thought to have originally come from Stratford-on-Avon in England and may have been responsible for naming the town Stratford, Connecticut. 1645-1659; he was deputy to the General Court at Hartford for eight terms from 1645 to 1658. Throughout his life he was active in judicial matters in the colony. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Harvey Beardsley (1605 - 1661)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Beardsley Wells (1631 - ____)*
  John Beardsley (1633 - ____)*
  Joseph Beardsley (1634 - 1712)*
  Ruth Beardsley Smith (1636 - ____)*
  Samuel Beardsley (1636 - 1706)*
  Abigail Clark Beardsley (1641 - 1727)*
  Hannah Beardsley Dickinson (1642 - 1678)*
  Rebecca Beardsley Curtis Beebe (1642 - ____)*
  Daniel Beardslee (1644 - 1730)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Stratford
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: Robert Fickies
Originally Created by: girlofcelje (inactive)
Record added: Jul 03, 2003
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William and Mary are my 10th great grandparents.
- Mary Karcher
 Added: Oct. 10, 2014
William and Mary are my 10th great grandparents.
- Mary Karcher
 Added: Oct. 10, 2014
My 8th Great grandfather
- Holly-Beth McIntyre-Karpinski
 Added: Oct. 4, 2014
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