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George Beall Sr (1695 - 1780)

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Col George Beall Sr
Born in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's, Province of Marylandmap
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Georgetown, District of Columbia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Jul 2011
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Categories: Province of Maryland | Maryland Founders and Settlers.




He is variously referred to as George Beall; Captain George Beall; Colonel George Beall; Col. George Beall, Sr.

Birth 1695 & Parentage

George Beall (Col.), b. ca 1695; s/o Col. Ninian Beall, b. ca 1625, and Ruth [Moore?]. [1]

Colonel George Beall, the youngest child of Colonel Ninian Beall, was born at Upper Marlboro, in Prince George County in 1695. [2]

Marriage 1715

Colonel George Beall, youngest of twelve children of Colonel Ninian Beall, married Elizabeth Brooke, the daughter of Colonel Thomas Brooke and Barbara Dent, his second wife. [2] They were married in 1715. [3]

Inheritance 1717 from Father

“Will of NINIAN BEALL, Prince George’s Co.; written 15 Jan 1717; probate 28 Feb 1717

To son Geo. and hrs., 480 acres Rock of Dumbarton, on Rock Creek, and personalty.” [1]

In 1720 he received a grant of thirteen hundred and eighty acres known as the Addition to the Rock of Dumbarton. [2]

Patriotic Services

F.M.M. Beall outlines a number of patriotic services. Examples:

  • 1726-27: George Beall contracted to build a vestry house for Prince Georges, P. G. Co. (Rock Creek Church) [3]
  • 1738: Captain George Beall ordered out with his company for Indian duty . . . to investigate certain Indian outrages [3]
  • 1778: Took patriot's oath, Montgomery Co. [3] His DAR Patriot # is A007842. [4]

Col. George Beall’s Troop of Horse

List of Capt. George Beall's Troop of Horse, dated 1748; William Beall, Lt.; William Davis, cornet; Groves Tomlinson, quartermaster; Alexander Beall, Josiah Beall, Charles Harding and Walter Evans, corporals, Samuel Beall, clerk; 89 private troopers. [1]

Captain George Beall, commander of a Troop of Horse, 1748, P. G. Co., 89 members, of which 17 were Bealls. "This troop was a social affair consisting of members of Rock Creek Church." [3]


In 1751 the Commissioners of Frederick Co. were authorized to purchase 60 acres from George Gordon and George Beall at the mouth of Rock Creek on the Potomac to erect a town called Georgetown. [1]

"By an act of May 15th, 1751, the Legislature of Maryland provided for laying out a town on the Potomac River, above Rock Creek. For this purpose part of George Beall's land was taken, as well as part of that belonging to Mr.Gordon. When, in spite of their refusal to sell, the land so taken was divided into lots, Colonel Beall and Mr. Gordon were allowed the privilege of first selecting two lots each as compensation for their lands. After a week's reflection, George Beall sent the following answer: "If I must part with my property by force, I had better save a little than be totally demolished. Rather than have none, I accept these lots - Nos. 72 and 79. But I do hereby protest, and declare that my acceptance of the said lots, which is by force, shall not debar me from future redress from the Commissioners or others, and if I have the rights of a British subject, God save King George!" [2]

Death 1780 & Burial

Colonel George Beall was age 81 in 1776 Census of Lower Potomac Hundred. [1]

He died 15 Mar 1780 at Georgetown, D. C. The inscription on his tombstone was as follows: “Herein lieth Colonel George Beall who departed this Life March 15th 1780 Aged 85 years.” [2]

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington D. C., District Of Columbia; Plot: Reno Hill Lot 754, unmarked [5]


In view of the fact that this will has previously been incorrectly published, the following is a word for word copy of the will recorded in Montgomery Co. [1]

Will of GEORGE BEALE; of Montgomery Co.; written 15 Mar 1780; probate Rockville, 24 Mar 1780.

"In the name of God, Amen. I George Beall of Montgomery County and State of Maryland being weak of body but perfect mind and disposing memory and bearing in mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life do ordain this to be my last will and testament renouncing and disanuling all former wills, and

First, I will my soul to God in whose memory with the merits of Jesus Christ I depend for Salvation
Secondly that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner, and
Thirdly I will that all my just debts be paid out of the Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with and the remainder to be divided in manner and form following, viz.
Item I give and bequeath to my son George Beall [Note: Balch's version of will states "will is defaced at this point." [2]]
Item I give all my houses and lots in George Town to my son Thomas Beall and also that tract of land called Canjuror's Disappointment and also part of Dunbarton to be divided by the great Branch that leads to the Saw Mill thence to the main road all part that lies to the southward to belong to my sd. son Thos. Beall
Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Evans my Negro fellow Jack to serve four years and then to be set free"

Wit: W. Smith, Rishard Cheney, Abraham Boyd [1]

Jourdan then states: "This will does not specifically state what son George is to receive, although it is assumed he was to be given all of the land not given to Thomas. Later land records between George Beall, eldest son and heir-at-law of Col. George Beall, and Thomas Beall, his youngest brother, in an attempt to 'prevent all disputes,' apparently divided the land in a satisfactory manner." [1]


George and Elizabeth Brooke Beall had twelve children (from the family Bible that belonged to George C. Washington; communicated by Mrs. Henry Irvine Keyser, of Baltimore [2]):

  1. Thomas Beall; d. age 17 [1]
  2. Mary Beall; d. young [1]
  3. Esther Beall; d. young [1]
  4. Levin Beall; d. ca 1763; unmarried; d. Martinique [1]
  5. George Beall; b. 25 Feb 1729; d. 15 Oct 1807; m/2 13 Sep 1800 Prince George's Co. Elizabeth Beall [1]
  6. Thomas Beall; d. young [1]
  7. Patrick Beall; b. ca 1735; d. ca 1810; m. 3 Mar 1756 King George's Parish [1] Eleanor Goddard, b. ca 1735; d/o Jane Goddard of Prince George's Co.
  8. Rebecca Beall [1]
  9. Lucy Beall, b. ca 1738; d. 1795; m. Samuel Wade Magruder, b. ca 1728 [1]
  10. Mary Beall; b. ca 1745; unmarried 1780 [1]
  11. Elizabeth Beall; b. ca 1740; d. 1805; m. Walter Evans, b. ca 1721 [1]
  12. Thomas Beall, b. 27 Sep 1748; d. 5 Oct 1819; m. 26 Sep 1773 Nancy Orme, b. 29 Jul 1752; d/o John Orme [1]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 Jourdan, Elise Greenup, Early Families of Southern Maryland, Vol. 6, © 1998 Elise Greenup Jourdan, Heritage Books 2007, Westminster, Maryland.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Thomas Willing Balch, The Brooke Family of Whitchurch, Hampshire, England; ©Thomas Willing Balch 1898; University of Michigan Library reprint, Ann Arbor, MI; originally published 1899, pp. 22, 33-36.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Fielder M.M. Beall, Colonial Families of the United States Descended from the Immigrants Who Arrived Before 1700 . . .; Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA; originally published Philadelphia, 1929, pp.91-92.
  4. DAR
  5. Find A Grave Memorial #24747840; Created by: The Girls; Record added: Feb 19, 2008;
  • NOTE: WikiTree profile Beall-151 originally 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.

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