Information sought on William Robert (Bales)Beals (Bales-314).

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I am looking for confirmation information on birth date, marriage date, death date, and where buried.  Any information on how to research in Great Britain would be appreciated.
WikiTree profile: William Beales
in Genealogy Help by Roger Bales G2G Rookie (190 points)

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Robert Bealles married Marye Kerman May 2 1627,St John the Baptist ,

Parish,Chester Cheshire England,if birth yr abt 1574,he was abt 53 yrs old.

This could be,but very unlikely.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (914k points)
Possible, but not probable as son Thomas birth date = 21 Jun 1625 as recorded in Huntington Quaker Meeting House records.  Also, since family appears to be Quaker, marriage might have been recorded in Quaker meeting house records.  But, thanks for the information and response.
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"Thomas birth date = 21 Jun 1625 as recorded in Huntington Quaker Meeting House records"

The Quakers weren't founded until the mid 17th century, George Fox himself was not born until 1624. Any marriages for the parents and  baptisms for a person born in around 1625  will have take place in the parish church.

The profile for William trots around England and into Wales with suggestions. Needle in haystack comes to mind

Edit, did some more looking up because worried about dates.

Thomas the son  has a death date of 1654, and link to a findagrave page saying he was buried in the cemetery of the Huntingdon Pennsylvania Meeting House. But this site, says that this meeting house wasn't founded until 1746 .

The page also mentions a William Beal living there in the 1760s.


by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (294k points)
You are correct that the problem is akin to "the needle in a haystack" because the Beals family (early descendants) had a habit of using names over and over.  

I think the only way to confirm one way or the other would be to find British records.  Does anyone know a reliable British researcher, or would a personal visit to England result in a successful search?

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