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William Beardsley
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1605
Derbyshire, 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 Hervey Beardsley (1609 - 1661)*
  Mary Beardsley Belding (1631 - 1691)*
  John Beardsley (1633 - 1718)*
  Joseph Beardsley (1634 - 1712)*
  Samuel Beardsley (1636 - 1706)*
  Ruth Beardsley Smith (1636 - ____)*
  Rebecca Beardsley Curtis Beebe (1642 - ____)*
  Hannah Beardsley Dickinson (1642 - 1678)*
  Daniel Beardslee (1644 - 1730)*
  Rebecca Beardsley Curtis (1648 - 1739)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Maintained by: Robert Fickies
Originally Created by: girlofcelje
Record added: Jul 03, 2003
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my 10th Great Grandfather
- Dawn Haase
 Added: Sep. 4, 2016
William Beardsley is my 8th Great Grandfather. From what I know about him he was a fine man.
- David Baird
 Added: Apr. 26, 2016

- Mary Briggs
 Added: Feb. 15, 2016
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