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John Beal, Sr
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Birth: May 8, 1593
Norfolk, England
Death: Apr. 1, 1688
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

John Sr. BEAL, the emmigrant ancestor of the majority of BEAL descendants in America and Canada was said to be age 100 when he died in 1688. This his birth in Wymondham, Norfolkshire, England occurred about 1588. However, the first documented record of him appears on 8d 5m 1593 when he was baptised in the neighboring town of Wramplingham.

John Sr. "the centurian" BEAL was married twice. He married (1st) the widow Frances (RIPLEY) TAYLOR 11d 6m 1616 at Wymondham and they had six children born in or near there, all within Hingham Parish, Norfolkshire, with one dying in infancy before her death in 1630. Three days short of four months after Frances's death, John married (2nd) Nazareth (HOBART) TURNER 13d 7m 1630 at Hingham, Norfolkshire, England. They had three children born in Hingham Parish, Norfolkshire before they emmigrated to Massachusetts in 1638. They settled in the town of England where they had two more children for a total of five. Nazareth died in 1658 when John was age 70 and he married (3rd) Mary (GILMAN) JACOB, the widow of Nicholas JACOB on 10d 3m 1658/59 in Hignham. Both of them were fellow Hingham Parish, Norfolkshire emmigrants. John & Mary each had children form their combined three previous marriages but had none together.

John Sr. BEAL lived for 50 years in Hingham Parish, Norfolkshire, England and 50 years in Hingham, Massachusetts. Of his eleven children, John died in infancy; Rebecca never married; Joshua had one daughter who was his only surviving child; Martha, Sarah, Caleb, and Jacob had small families that produced a small number of descendants; and Mary, Jeremiah, the second son named John, and Nathaniel had large families that bore a number of descendants esepcially in families of Mary and Jeremiah. 
Family links: 
  Edward Beal (____ - 1612)
  Martha Stone Beal
  Frances Ripley Beal (1580 - 1630)
  Mary Gilman Jacob Beal (1615 - 1681)
  Nazareth Hobart Beal (1601 - 1658)*
  John Beal (1619 - 1620)*
  Martha Beal Dunham (1620 - 1690)*
  Mary Beal Whiton (1623 - 1696)*
  Sarah Beal Sheffield (1625 - 1710)*
  John Beal (1627 - 1694)*
  Nathaniel Beal (1629 - 1708)*
  Jeremiah Beal (1631 - 1716)*
  Joshua Beal (1633 - 1718)*
  Caleb Beal (1636 - 1716)*
  Rebecca Beal (1641 - 1686)*
  Jacob Beal (1642 - 1718)*
*Calculated relationship
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: John BEAL does NOT have a marked grave at the Hingham Cemetery. It is possible that he was buried there but he does not show up on the current survey of that cemetery.
Created by: treerpgmo
Record added: Dec 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63360144

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