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Jane (Beall) Edmonston (abt. 1674 - 1745)

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Jane Edmonston formerly Beall
Born about in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's, Maryland Colonymap
Wife of — married in Prince George's, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Prince George's County, Maryland Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jun 2011
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Categories: Maryland Founders and Settlers | Province of Maryland.



  • Parents: Ninian Beall (1625-1717), Ruth (Moore) (1652-1707).
  • Spouse: Colonel Archibald Thomas Edmonston Sr. (1663-1734).
  • Children:

Jane was born in 1681. She passed away before 1745.



  • "Pottenger" was given in aka (Other last names) on one of the merged profiles. No source or explanation was given. If there is support for that name, it can be re-entered, along with an explanatory note and a source.

Name and Birth

Jane Beall was born in 1685 in Calvert County, Maryland[1] [2], the daughter of Col. Ninian Beall, born 1625.

Date: 1678
Place: Upper Marlboro, Prince George's, Maryland, USA[3][4]
Date: 1685
Place: Prince George's, Maryland, United States[4][5]
Note: The conflicting dates above are both from user-submitted sources. Interestingly, both dates appear in different SAR Membership Applications. Obviously, both cannot be correct, and neither the SAR sources, nor the others, provide anything other than what was submitted by someone.


Father: Ninian Beall (1625-1717)
Mother: Ruth Moore (1652-1707)
Husband: Archibald Thomas Edmonston (1680-1735)
Son: James Archibald Edmonston (1698-1753)
Daughter: Margaret Ann Edmonston (1708-1785)


Around 1703 (estimated date) she married Col. Archibald Edmonston, (b. c. 1671 [6] son of Thomas Edmonstone. [7]

Nancy Pearre Lesure believes Jane & Archibald Edmonston m. before c. 1698 and that son James was b. then (calc from deposition.) Immigrant to PG County 1689, d. 1733 (Kelley) or 1734.

Archibald Edmonston of PG Co, MD "succeeded his father-in-law Ninian Beall in command of PG Co, MD with the rank of Colonel." (source?)

Husband: Archibald Edmonston
Wife: Jane Beall
Date: 1698
Place: Prince George's, Maryland, USA[3]
Date: 1695
Place: Prince George's, Maryland[8]


Date: 13 Oct 1745
Place: Prince George's, Maryland, USA[9]


Children listed by FMMB but not by Heterick are underlined. Dates of birth by FMMB (p. 85). [10]

  1. Mary Ann Edmonston, b. 1703[11] m. James Beall, b. 1690, son of Alexander Beall & Elizabeth, daughter of Elizabeth Hepburn.
  2. Ruth Edmonston, b. 1705 [11] m. G1728 John Orme. Will prov 22 Mar 1775 [12] Children James b. G1729, Archibald, b. G1731, Elizabeth, b. G1733 m. White, Septima, b. G1735 m. Allen, Octavia b. G1737, m. Smith, Jane, b. G1739 m. Threlkeld; also granddaughter Nancy Beall, wife of Thomas
  3. Eleanor Edmonston, b. 1707 [11] m. Edward Offutt (1698-1749). Child was Jane Offutt, acc to Joe Gentile, b. ca 1731, d. 1787. m. John Magruder Edward Offutt died a year after the birth of their only child and she then married a William Tuell; to them William Tuell was born.
  4. Archibald Edmonston, b. 14 Nov 1707, [11] says 1701] d. 1799; m. Dorothy Brooke, dau of Roger Brooke & great grandaughter of Robert Brooke & Mary Mainwaring. Had 8 children-- 3 m. Bealls: Roger m. Martha Beall, Elizabeth m. James Beall, Jane m. Archibald Beall. Acc to Lesure, Archibald's will, made 1764 and proved 1779, was witnessed by Mary and Musgrove Simpson.
  5. Margaret Ann Edmonston Edmonston, b. 1708 [11] (twin). Believed by Cornelia Barton (CRPX07B) to be same Margaret M. who m. James Beall .
  6. Martha Edmonston, b. 1708 [11] (twin) m. Thomas Allen
  7. James Edmonston or James Archibald Edmonston, b. 1713 [11] or 1708 (Benston) (c. 1698 if calc from deposition (Peden) m. his first cousin B-NIN-12 Mary Beall, b. G1708 [11] 1704) dau of Ninian, son of Col. Ninian. Capt James Edmonston d. 4 Sep 1777, Washington Co, MD.
  8. Jane Edmonston, b. 1713 [11]. Believed by FMMB to have married first cousin B-NIN-11/1706 Samuel Beall, stepson of B_ALEX_DNA404_1/G1683 William Beall. Heterick and others do not agree. 1754 William Beall and Jane Edmonston (note use of last name Edmonston and not a married name) give to Samuel's daughter Jemima a portion of Labyrinth (FCLR E:543-544, Anderson:46), which B_ALEX_DNA404_1/G1683 William Beall, along with Jane Edmonston's father Archibald Edmonston had patented together. Believed by Washington Waters White to have married William Smith, c. 1693-1750.
  9. Thomas Edmonston, b. 1718 [11] m. Ruth Offutt
  10. Ninian Edmonston, b. 1720 [11] predeceased his father.
  11. Sarah Edmonston m. a Magruder (?--Harriet Kelley, Dec 1992)


  1. Fielder M. M. Beall, Colonial Families, pp. 45, 85
  2. Notes of J.Ninian Beall, Wilma Ranger
  3. 3.0 3.1 Source: #S630 Family group sheet. Birth date: 1678 Birth place: MD Marriage date: 1698 Marriage place: MD.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Source: #S596 Birth date: 1685 Birth place: Prince George, Maryland
  5. Source: #S635 Birth date: 1685 Birth place: MD, USA.
  6. calc from deposition/Peden)
  7. (Heterick, IV:2).
  8. Source: #S177 Marriage date: 1695. Marriage place: Prince Georges, MD.
  9. Source: #S175 Death date: 13 October 1745. Death place: Prince George, MD.
  10. This material from Beall research of Jack Day, comprising an extensive MS Word file available upon request.
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 Fielder M. M. Beall, Colonial Families, p. 49
  12. Prince Georges County Wills1:18
  • Source: S596 Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Source: S177 Family Data Collection - Marriages. Edmund West, comp. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.
  • Source: S175 Family Data Collection - Deaths. Edmund West, comp. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.
  • Source: S635 Family Data Collection - Births Edmund West, comp. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.
  • Source: S630 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Yates Publishing. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.
  • Source: S172 Ancestry Family Trees. User submitted. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Note: Several merged profiles sourced Ancestry Trees. Only one gave a link.
  • Source: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.; Source number: 2178.010; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1.

More Sources

  • TITLE: Register of Maryland's Hearldic Families, Page: 204, "Archibald Edmonstone Married; Jane Beall, youngest dau-of Ninian Beall and Ruth Moore, dau-of Rich Moore. Their home was Dumbarton House ".


  • WikiTree profile Beall-150 created through the import of 2010-09-14.ged on Jul 28, 2011 by Bob Carson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Bob and others.
  • WikiTree profile Beall-233 created through the import of Misty_s ancestry.ged on Sep 16, 2012 by Misty Wood. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Misty and others.
  • WikiTree profile Beall-299 created through the import of EVEY2.ged on Oct 4, 2013 by Jonathon Dale Walter Myers. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Jon and others.
  • Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (The Generations Network, Inc.), Database online. Source number: 24062.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 3; Submitter Code:. Record for James Beall.

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On 5 Jun 2018 at 23:09 GMT Claudia (Collette) Scarbrough wrote:

Beall-1243 and Beall-101 appear to represent the same person because: the basic information is identical.

On 5 Jun 2018 at 23:05 GMT Claudia (Collette) Scarbrough wrote:

My Jane Beall-1243 Edmonston is the same as your 101. I propose a merge. I wonder why your Jane didn't show up when I put mine in.

On 23 Jul 2016 at 05:13 GMT J (Vickery) V IV wrote:

1st child: James Archibald Edmonston Sr. b. 1697., it stands to reason that Jane his mother would be Born 1674 see connected link to

On 12 Jan 2016 at 11:21 GMT J (Vickery) V IV wrote:

Beall-678 and Beall-150 appear to represent the same person because: Same person /profile.

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