|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1738|
Prince George's County
Richard Beall was born in Prince George's County, Maryland on 17 Jan 1738 as the eldest son of Samuel Beall, Jr. and Eleanor Brooke. He and Brooke Beall, his brother were twins. Whether or not identical twins, is not recorded. He died in 1778 and his will was probated in Montgomery County, Maryland. In 1775 he was commissioned by Frederick County Maryland Committee of Safety to collect $133 in NW 100 to buy arms for the Revolutionary Army. On May 20, 1777 he was appointed Justice of the Peace for Montgomery County, Maryland.
The Will of "Richard Beall of Samuel" is as follows as copied from Will Book A, pp. 39-40, in the office of the Register of Wills at Rockville, Md. . . A verbatim copy except that the item giving his soul to God
and his body to the earth is omitted.
"In the name of God, I, Richard Beall of Samuel, being in health and sound memory, do make and ordain tins my last will and testament in the manner following:
"Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved children all real and personal estate to be equally divided among them share and share alike to them and their heirs forever.
"Item. I will and bequeath that my beloved wife, Sarah Beall, have her third part of my land laid off to her in the place she shall choose and at her decease to be equally divided among my children as aforesaid share and share alike to their, and their heirs forever.
Item. I will and bequeath if my said wife do marry that my children during their minority may be put to school and the expense thereof be paid out of the rent of their estate at the discretion of their uncle, Samuel Beall, the 3d, who is hereby appointed their guardian if their mother do marry.
I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Sarah Beall whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament, this 12th day of September 1775.
(Signed) Richard Beall of Samuel." (Seal.)
Probated, August 19, 1778.
Sarah Brooke Beall (1738 - 1797)
Asa Brooke Beall (1774 - 1853)*
Rock Creek Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Created by: Candee
Record added: Feb 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105591027
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Richard Beall, my 5th great grandfather. May you rest in peace.|
Added: Feb. 21, 2013