Dr James Beall

Dr James Beall

Birth
Largoward, Fife, Scotland
Death 21 May 1646 (aged 42–43)
Largoward, Fife, Scotland
Burial Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Memorial ID 83129354 · View Source
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James Beall was born in 1603 in Largo, Fife, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Beall (1565-1612) and Margaret (Ramsey) Beall (1569-1605).

James Beall married Anne Marie Calvert (1603-) the daughter of Robert Calvert (1546-?) and Margaret (Cubie) Calvert (1557-1645).

James and Anne Marie Beall were the parents of the following known children: James, Alexander, Ninian, Sarah, George, Robert, Thomas, John, Charles and Mary Beall.

Dr. James Beall (the Scottish spelling was Bell) was a Doctor of Divinity, not a medical doctor. Several of James's children left Scotland and emigrated to the colony of Maryland. Eldest son Ninian was a proud indentured political prisoner who encouraged his siblings to join him in the New World. James did not emigrate; he lived and died in Scotland.

James Beall was a well-educated man. He earned his PhD in Divinity from the University of Glasgow. Records show he was one of the Church of Scotland's earliest Doctors of Divinity.

Church records show James and Anne Marie had the following children, all born in Scotland:

1. (Colonel) Ninian Beall, about 1625-1717, well-known 6'7", red-haired historical figure. Captured at Battle of Dunbar, sold into slavery, shipped to Barbados, then to Maryland where he achieved success and respect. He encouraged his siblings to join him there
2. Alexander Beall, about 1625-1655 (did not emigrate)
3. Mary Beall, born about 1627, married Pottinger, emigrated to Maryland
4. Charles Beall, born about 1628, emigrated to Maryland
5. John Beall, born about 1629
6. George Beall, born about 1632, emigrated to Maryland
7. James Beall, born about 1634
8. Sarah Beall, born about 1636, married Magruder, emigrated to Maryland
9. Thomas Beall, 1638-1732, married Elizabeth Lee, emigrated to Maryland 1659


Dr. James Beall died 21 May 1646 in Largo, Fife, Scotland. He was 43 years old. He was buried at St. Andrews, Fiffe, Scotland. (Don't know which St. Andrews).

Dr. James' son Colonel Ninean Beall was famous in the USA. Here is the link to his findagrave page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25527218

Bio by: Stella


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  • Created by: Todd Whitesides
  • Added: 8 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83129354
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr James Beall (1603–21 May 1646), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83129354, citing St Andrew's Cathedral Graveyard, Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland ; Maintained by Todd Whitesides (contributor 47553735) .