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William Beall (1700 - 1764)

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William Beall
Born in Prince George's County, Province of Marylandmap
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Husband of — married in Prince Georges County, Marylandmap
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Died in Frederick County, Province of Marylandmap
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Categories: Loving Acquaintance Patent.



There are numerous different persons named William Beall in this time period and they are easily confused.

  • William Beall, Jr, born 1700 in Prince George's County, is associated with Loving Acquaintance and married Elizabeth Stockett.
  • William Beall, born 1720 in Maryland, is associated with Long Lookt For and married Elizabeth Unknown.



This William Beall was referred to as "William Beall, Jr." and was associated with the Loving Acquaintance land patent.

1700 Birth

William Beall was the son of Thomas Beall, Immigrant, [1]

William Beall was born about 1700. This date is based on a deposition William Beall, Jr, made before the Prince Georges County court in 1734, stating his age was 34. [2]


William Beall was an Innkeeper and lived in Prince Georges County.

1719 Receives Loving Acquaintance from Father

In 1719 William Beall, Jr, received Loving Acquaintance from his father Thomas [3]. On Jul 24, 1719 Thomas Beall gift deeds to four of his children; his son William Beall is to receive one Negro man called Mane; two cows and calfes and two breeding sowes and one feather bedd and furniture. [4].

Subsequently a suit of William Beall, Jr against Thomas Beall, Jr, to vacate the patent for land Loving Acquaintance, vacated. [5]

1723 Marriage to Elizabeth Stockett

On 11 Feb 1723 he married Elizabeth Stockett [6] Fielder M. M. Beall claims the William Beall who m. Elizabeth Stockett was a William who was born in 1729, which would make him aged 6 at the time of marriage. Acc to FMMB (111), Elizabeth Stockett was the daughter of Thomas Stockett [7] Do not confuse with the William Beall, born about 1710, who married Mary.

1725 Denmark Property

1725 William Jr bought Denmark and two years later in 1727 [8] he sold Denmark; his wife Elizabeth waived dower.

1730 Inheritance from brother Benjamin

In 1730 William receives personalty under the will of his brother Benjamin. Benjamin was named in the will father Thomas; the gift deed of 1719, and siblings Thomas, William, Elizabeth Dryden, and Ninian, with brother Ninian to be Benjamin's executor. [9].

1730 Father retains life estate in Loving Acquaintance

1730 Thomas Beale, Sr, planter, of Prince Georges County, gift deeds to his son William Jr all of Loving Acquaintance, being about 312 acres, retaining life estate for self and wife Elizabeth. Witnesses included John Beall, Jr. [10] Oct 4, 1732 Thomas deeded personal property to son William, no wife signing [11]

27 Feb 1738 petition by William Beall, Jr, son of Thomas Beall, stating that patent of Loving Acquaintance for 312a is deficient by 129a and requests said patent be vacated and cancelled. Granted. Chancery Ct Record 7 (IR#4:63). Possibly done to save taxes. (Broadbent,BGN:300)

1734 Deposition

In 1734 he made a deposition to the Prince Georges County court stating that his age was 34. [1]

Depositions. Dec 9, 1734. Wm Beall jun aged 34 years...abt 12 years ago he carried the chain as James Edmonston ran a tract of land called Seatle. (PGLO T:237, LDS 0014249, item 2.

12 Feb 1736 William Beall makes agreement with his father's widow, Elizabeth, to receive her 1/3 dower in exchange for 21 year occupancy of the mansion house plus meal, corn, etc. (PG Co Register of Wills, T:439).

1738 Land Transfer

On Jul 20 1738 William Beall transferred land to Christopher Lowndes [12] who built a large brick house on this land near Bladensburg; the house, called Bostock, was in excellent condition in 1914. [13]

1746 Purchase of Lookout

In 1746 [14] William Beall Jr, Innholder, bought Lookout next to Addition to Plummers.

1750 Rent Rolls

In the 1750 rent rolls, William Beall Jr had Loving Acquaintance, Plummers Pleasure, Addition to Plummers Pleasure, and Lookout.

1756 Land to sons

On 13 Jan 1756 Wm Beall Jr granted to son Basil part of Plummers Pleasure [15].

On 31 Jan 1756 Wm Beall Jr of PGC granted to son Rezin part of Plummers Pleasure 56 acres and houses to Rezin Beall; if no heirs, to son Thomas. [16]

1765 Land to Sons

On 29 Mar 1765 Wm Beall Jr granted to son Thomas of Prince Georges County Batchelors Choice on East Paint Branch of the Eastern Branch of the Potomac River (41 1/2 acres), also Batchelors Content 120 acres. [17] 30 Mar 1770 Wm Beall Jr to son Nathaniel 150 acres of Flag Bottom. [18]

1778 Land Transfers

14 Jan 1778 Rezin to Basil for £150 part of Plummers Pleasure; wife Amelia waived dower. (PGLO CC2:486)

16 Jan 1778 William to son Basil 183 acres Loving Acquaintance and 135 acres Plummers Pleasure. (PGLO CC2:417) [19]


William Jr's children are listed by Heterick [20]

  1. Rezin, born 1723 (Heterick I:22) m. Amelia Beall (B-NIN-241/1748) daughter of Col Joshua Beall. (+) Note, there were apparently two Rezin Bealls, both military officers and both born in 1723. This Rezin is not Rezin Beall, born 1723, of Robert, born 1700.
  2. Basil born say 1735 m. Sarah Marshall of Charles Co. 13 Jan 1756 Received from father Plummers Pleasure, therefore b. NLT 1735 (PGLO NN 338) (+)
  3. Nathaniel, born say 1738, remained single. (+)
  4. Moses, born say 1741 (+)
  5. Thomas, born 1743 married, not later than 1759, Priscilla Clark (+)


  1. 1.0 1.1 William Beall, B-ANDREW-1-6. Beall Maryland Database. Unpublished Manuscript, Jackson H. Day, 2013.
  2. Sources T:209, FMMB:144 or T:237; Peden:10, shown in Beall Maryland Database. This record, placed by FMMB with William, husband of Sarah Magruder, might equally well be placed with William Beall, born about 1729 or his first cousin William Beall born about 1710, both of whom apparently referred to themselves as "William, Jr." Fielder M. M. Beall's book says William son of Thomas was born 1670.
  3. Prince Georges Land Office F:185; FMMB:107
  4. LDS Film #0014248 item 1, p 770-772; Indexed as Liber F:183-185, in Broadbent, Beall News 132-133
  5. LOA, Chancery Records IR4; FMMB:107
  6. All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co, 1 AA-98.
  7. Prince Georges Land Office M:331,374, 1726
  8. M:146
  9. LDS Film #0014279 p 180-1: PGC Wills Probate Liber A,1:180-1 Mar 18 1729/30 - 21 May 1730; Broadbent, Beall News 133,139; PGW 1:180, Md Cal Wills VI; FMMB:107
  10. LDS film #0014249 item 1 p. 57: PGLR Q:57 in Broadbent/Beall News:135
  11. PGLO LQ:542; FMMB:107
  12. Prince Georges Land Office, T:633
  13. Wash Star, Apr 12, 1914: FMMB:144
  14. Prince Georges Land Office EE:61
  15. Prince Georges Land office, NN:338
  16. PGLO NN:339
  17. Prince Georges Land Office TT:379
  18. Prince Georges Land Office AA2:130
    1. FMMB makes this William to be the William who died testate in 1756. However, the 1756 will refers to sale of property Friendship Enlarged. and was the will of B_ALEX_DNA404_1/G1683 William of Alexander, Immigrant.
    2. FMMB also has William of Thomas m. 1711 to Elizabeth Magruder Beall (B_SIS_LEGEND_11/G1685), widow of Ninian Beall B-NIN-11. However FMMB bases this on reference to wife Elizabeth in 1756 will, as well as property transactions which belong to B_ALEX_DNA404_1/G1683 William of Alexander. For descendents as presented in FMMB, refer to B_ALEX_DNA404_1/G1683
    3. Loving Acquaintance and Plummers Pleasure are associated together, however, Heterick associates them with Thomas but then with B_ALEX_DNA404_21/1710 William Beall of Ninian of Alexander. References to "William of Ninian" have been retained under B_ALEX_DNA404_21, while references to "William, Jr", including the five children, have been moved here. D. after 1778
  19. Heterick, I:20

Note: Sources from Maryland Beall Database are heavily abbreviated. Over time these will be "de-abbreviated" to be made more useful!


  • WikiTree profile Beall-174 created through the import of Mulkerin Family History Site.ged on Dec 15, 2011 by Samantha Mulkerin. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Samantha and others.

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On 25 Jun 2017 at 18:07 GMT Steven Beall wrote:

According to data from E.G. Jourdan, this William Beall-174 who m. Elizabeth Stockett is the son on Thomas Beall-12, not Thomas Beall-147. I don't have a second source.

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