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Edward Beeson

Male Abt 1652 - 1713


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  • Name  Edward Beeson 
    Born  Abt 1652  Stoke, Lancaster, Lancastershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  20 Oct 1713  Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1539  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  21 May 2015 

    Family 1  Dorothy Baldricke 
    Last Modified  28 Aug 2003 
    Family ID  F2811  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Rachel Pennington,   b. 11 Nov 1662, Lancaster, Lancastershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1713, Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Nov 1682 
    Children 
     1. Edward Beeson,   b. Abt 1683, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1725, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Richard Beeson,   b. 10 Dec 1684, West Nottingham Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1777, Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Anne Beeson,   b. 1685, New Castle Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Martin Beeson,   b. Abt 1690,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Rachel Beeson,   b. Abt 1690,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Isaac Beeson,   b. Abt 1692,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  17 Sep 1999 
    Family ID  F550  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Elizabeth Grubb,   b. 12 Jan 1691, Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1730, West Nottingham Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Mar 1711  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Beeson,   b. Abt 1712, Nottingham MM, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1770
     2. Rachel Beeson,   b. Abt 1713,   d. Abt 1732
    Last Modified  19 Apr 2013 
    Family ID  F321  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1652 - Stoke, Lancaster, Lancastershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1711 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1713 - Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Came to America from Stoke England with William Penn. In the early spring of 1700, Edward Beeson with ten other men joined with William Penn to survey the southern part of his PA Concession. They laid out a tract known as the Notthingham Lotts in Chester County.
      In 1769 when the Mason Dixon Line was established, these lots became a part of Cecil County, MD. Edward Beeson drew Lot No. 18 consisting of 1000 acres near the southwest corner of the Nottingham Lotts (a plot of land ten miles long, east and west, by three miles wide, north and south.)

      He built on the lot and moved his family there from NewCastle Co., DE.
      Edward Beeson is believed to have first married Rachel Pennington, a half sister of the wife of William Penn.

      They had children: Edward, Richard, William and Ann. His second wife Elizabeth he married near 1710. They had a daughter, Elizabeth, born about 1712 and Rachel, born after his death.
    • (Research):"I Edward Beeson of Nottingham, being laid on a bed of sickness and not knowing how the lord may dispose of me as to my natural life therfore I do make this my last will and testment and does declare all other will or wills made or done by me to be void and of none effect, first my will is that I be decently buried and my funeral expenses and all debts be duly paid, 2ly, I give to my son Edward & heirs 142 acres & half of land lying by Nessamoney, 3rdly, I give unto my son Richard & his heirs one tract of Laqnd Laying near Southampton in the county of Bucks, containing 290 acres, 4ly, I give to my son Richard & his heirs one tract of Liberty Land containing 25 acres, Laying on Sculkill, 5ly I give to my son William my west Loot Laying in Notingham, also I give unto lhim 48 pounds which my executors is to lay out for him in building him a house & buying him such necessaryes as they may see most needful for him for making a plantation, also I give unto llhim all my wearing apparell except two great coats, which two coats I give to Edward & Richard, Edward is to have which he pleased, also I give to my son William one coat of the Carsey that is at the weavers, also my will is that if my son William should dy wisthout ishew Lawfully begotten, then the land is to go to the Lawful heirs. 6ly, I give to my daughter Ann Cloud, twenty pounds, 7ly my will is that after my former wifes children have had their portions, that all my personal estate be divided betwixt my widow and my daughter Elizabeth according to a Law. 8ly, my will is that my widow shall have the plantation whereon I live with all the profits thereof during her widdowhood or natural life & after my widows marrying of decease, thin I give it to my daughter Elizabeth & her heirs. 9ly, my will is that my executors & heirs shall have all that land which I have purchased of Daniel Wharley & by warrant to me by the commissioners bearing the date of, 14th day of Sept., 1709 to dispose of as they see occasion, and I desire yt my wife shall give to the child yt she is now great with, if it should live when born, 40 pounds and lastley for a full and dinal performance of this will I do by these presents make & ordain my dear and well beloved wife and son Richard the sole executors of this my last will and Testament os witness my had & seal this twentieth of the sixth month, called August 1712."

      Signed Sealed and Delivered before us.
      Edward Beeson (Seal)
      Andrew Job
      James King
      Chester County, S. S.:"