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Hester (Beall) Belt (1687 - 1726)

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Hester "Esther" Belt formerly Beall
Born in Calvert County, Marylandmap
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Prince Georges County, Marylandmap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Jul 2010
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Categories: Province of Maryland | Maryland Founders and Settlers.




Several versions of her name are found in the sources used:

  • Hester Beall [1]
  • Hester [Esther] Beall [2] [3]
  • Ester Beall [4]
  • After marriage, she became Hester (Beall) Belt

Birth 1687 & Parentage

She was born 1687 Calvert Co; d/o Col. Ninian Beall, immigrant, and his wife Ruth. [1] [3]

Marriage 1706

She m. by 1706 Col. Joseph Belt, [2] b. 1680; d. 26 Jun 1761; [1] s/o John Belt and Elizabeth Tydings. [2] John Belt, b. 1645, was the s/o Humphrey Belt, b. 1615, who arrived at Jamestown, VA from England 23 Jul 1635. In 1663 he moved to Ann Arundel Co., Md. [1]

Note: F.M.M. Beall reports a marriage year of 1707. [1]

Gift 1706 from Father

Hester rec'd deed of gift of a slave from Ninian and Ruth 10 Mar 1706. [2]

Inheritance 1717 from Father

Col. Ninian Beall's Will Book 1, p. 92-15, Jan 1717 - 28 Feb 1717 Pr. Geo. Co.

To son in law Joseph Belt, part of Good Luck 245 acres [4]


She died 1726. [1][3] Jourdan states she died ca 1727. [2]

Note: The date of death 23 Jul 1726 was from the original profile; this date needs a source.


Col. Joseph and Hester (Beall) Belt had children:

  1. John Belt, b. 13 Mar 1707; m. Margaret Queen 4 Mar 1728 [4]
  2. Rachel Belt, b. 13 Dec 1711; m. Osborn Sprigg 11 Jul 1727 [4]
  3. Joseph Belt, b. 19 Dec 1717; [4] m. Ann Sprigg [1]
  4. Tobias Belt, 20 Aug 1720; m. Mary Gordon [4]
  5. Mary Belt, b. 24 Dec 1722; married 3 times [4]
  6. Jeremiah Belt, 4 Mar 1724; m. Mary Sprigg 21 Jun 1745 [4]

Note (1): Heterick lists a 7th child: James Belt, b. 23 Jul 1727; not in father's will [4] This child is not listed by other sources.

Note (2): F.M.M. Beall lists a 7th child: Ann Belt, b. 1709, d. 1762; m/1 1727 to Thomas Claggett [1]

Note (3): Jack Day's child list has seven children, including Ann, with additional information not included above. [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Fielder M.M. Beall, Colonial Families of the United States Descended from the Immigrants . . .; Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA, 1929, p.89-91
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Elise Greenup Jourdan, Early Families of Southern Maryland, Vol. 6, Heritage Books 2007, Westminster, Maryland.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 See Hester Beall (B-NIN-8) in Jackson H. Day, Pre-1800 Maryland Beall Database. Code Number identifies ancestor and generation and is essential to identifying person in database. Unpublished Manuscript, Available on Request from Author.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Elizabeth B. Heterick, Five Families "BEALL" of Maryland; Montgomery County Historical Society; IV: 1, 4

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On 21 Jul 2017 at 13:59 GMT Steven Beall wrote:

New bio completed for Hester (Esther) Beall, using 4 good sources.

On 10 Jun 2014 at 00:56 GMT Sharon Casteel wrote:

Belt-234 and Beall-10 appear to represent the same person because: Birth year is the same. Mother is the same. Esther and Hester are plausible name variants of each other. Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 186: Deed of Gift, 10 Mar 1706 (transcribed at lists Ninian and Ruth Beall as giving a slave to their daughter Hester, wife of Joseph Belt, so James is likely not the correct father.

On 3 Jun 2014 at 19:16 GMT Sharon Casteel wrote:

Is Hester possibly the daughter of Ninian Beall rather than James Beall, given that she's listed as the daughter of Ninian's wife here?

Hester is 18 degrees from SJ Baty, 20 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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