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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: 
  Mary Harvey Beardsley (1605 - 1661)*
  Mary Beardsley Wells (1631 - ____)*
  John Beardsley (1633 - ____)*
  Joseph Beardsley (1634 - 1712)*
  Samuel Beardsley (1636 - 1706)*
  Ruth Beardsley Smith (1636 - ____)*
  Hannah Beardsley Dickinson (1642 - 1678)*
  Rebecca Beardsley Curtis Beebe (1642 - ____)*
  Daniel Beardslee (1644 - 1730)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Maintained by: Robert Fickies
Originally Created by: girlofcelje (inactive)
Record added: Jul 03, 2003
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William Beardsley
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William Beardsley
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- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Sep. 13, 2013

- Christan Webb
 Added: Feb. 14, 2015
To my 10th great grandfather William, may you rest in peace.
- Darrell Mansur
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014
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