Ninian  Beall

Ninian Beall (1625 - 1717)

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Husband of — married in Calvert County, Province of Marylandmap
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Died in Bacon Hall Plantation, Prince George's, Province of Marylandmap
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Biography: Fifeshire, Scotland


Was Ninian's name spelled BEALL or BELL? Both. Official papers in Maryland records are signed by him in a variety of ways; namely, Ninian BALE, Ringing BELL, Ninian BEALE, Ninion BEALE, Ninian BELL and Ninian BEALL. After 1667 he signed everything as Ninian BEALL.[1]

1625 Estimated Year of Birth

Ninian Beall was born in 1625. This year is calculated based on his statement, in a deposition on August 16, 1708, that he was 83 years of age. Major [2] citing Prince Georges Chancery Records noted that various deposition cited by Peden gave a range from 1625 to 1632, mostly in the range 1625-1627. [3]

Based on the age given in depostions, Ninian Beall was born in the period 1625-1630. In 1678 his age was given as about 48, [4] and in 1708 he was about age 83. [5] Considering that it was common for a reported age to be exaggerated as a person aged, the earlier deposition of his birth ca. 1630 may be more accurate. [6]

Some genealogies provide a birth date of February 28, 1625. No credible source has been found for this date. Find a Grave gives a birth date of 16 Sep 1625 in Fife, Scotland, however, it is not clear where this date came from. [7][8]

Place of Birth

Mackenzie gives the year of birth as 1625 and the place as Largo, Fifeshire, Scotland. [1]

Ninian Beall named his land tracts in Maryland, with names which are reminiscent of Fifeshire, Scotland. From this one can infer that Ninian Beall was from Fifeshire, Scotland. [6]

Parentage and Siblings

No facts can be proved about Ninian Beall's place or date of birth or his parental family. Ninian Beall is said by an internet source using LDS Ancestral Files to have been born at or near Largo, Ligensheim Fyffe (Fifeshire), Scotland, possibly the son of James Beall, Ph. D., born about 1600. No primary source documentation has been found for any of this. No other reliable facts -- parents, siblings, spouses, places or dates, are available about Ninian Beall's origins in Scotland.

  • No facts confirm Ninian as the son of James Beall. Find-a-Grave asserts this connection, but without sources: "His parents were James Beall (1603 - 1646) and Anne Marie Calvert Beall (1603 - ____)" [8]
  • No facts confirm Ninian as the son of Anne Marie Calvert. No facts confirm Ninian as the sibling of any other children of James Beall and Anne Marie Calvert, if they existed. Mackenzie's book circulates such reports, but without sources: "Col. Ninian Beall had three brothers who settled in the Province of Maryland; namely, Thomas, John and George. Their descendants are numerous." [1]
  • Ninian had no sisters who married Pottingers.

One caution to observe with respect to some popular sites. For instance an site shows the father of Ninian Beall being a Dewey Edds, who was born two hundred years later.[7]

Elizabeth Gordon: Myths of a First Marriage in Scotland

Assuming the birth year estimate of 1625, Ninian Beall would have been 21 in 1646. The earliest estimate of his arrival in Maryland is 1652. This gives a period of roughly 6 years in which he could have married and had a family in Scotland. But did he?

Alice Norris Parran [9]) states that Ninian Beall married first in Scotland, wife's name unknown and of Ninian's children, four (Thomas, John, Sarah and James) were born in Scotland.

Elizabeth Heterick [10] an otherwise reliable and detailed scholar, cites a Waters family book containing original papers by Edith Waters Beatty naming Ninian's Scottish wife as Elizabeth Gordon and claiming Thomas was born before coming to the colonies. Heterick cites Thomas' will: Whereas it doth please God by his Providence to cause me to leave the place and land of my nativity and intending God willing to leave for England" as evidence; however a more logical reading is that the place of nativity is Maryland, which he was leaving on the trip to England.

Another writer, J. Ninian Beall [11] asserted that two of the above children, Thomas and John, however, were born of the immigrant Ninian's marriage in Calvert County.

Nettie Leitch Major [2] stated, "It has been reported that he had married prior to coming to America to Elizabeth Gordon, but this has not been proved."

And Fielder M. M. Beall "Fiction writers have made the following two statements: That Ninian Beall married Elizabeth Gordon in Scotland, where she had two sons, John and Thomas; she died in Scotland. That Ninian Beall had two daughters in Maryland named Sarah and Margery. These two inventions are of their imagination, as they offer no proof of accuracy."[12]

No actual documentation has been found to support Ninian's marriage in Scotland, in 1646 or any other time, to a woman named Elizabeth Gordon or to any other woman while in Scotland.

In addition there is no documentation of any of the supposed children of Ninian and Elizabeth either having a continuing life in Scotland -- or immigrating to Virginia or Maryland.

1650 Battle of Dunbar and Exile Following

Fielder M. M. Beall [13] stated that Ninian Beall was

  • a Cornet in Scottish army under Leslie against forces of Cromwell,
  • defeated at Battle of Dunbar, Sept 3, 1650.
  • He was marched to Durham Cathedral, imprisoned there, and
  • deported to exile Barbados a few months later.

There are various accounts of where Ninian spent his exile -- some say to Barbados, others say indentured for from 5 to 8 years and condemned to servitude in Ireland. [2]. He could have been condemned to servitude in the British plantations--the six northern Counties of Ireland, the American Colonies, and many West Indies islands. [13] No records have been identified, however, which confirm Fielder M. M. Beall's account.

He held a commission as cornet in the Scotch-English Army, raised to resist Cromwell. He fought in the battle of Dunbar, 3d. Sept. 1650, against Cromwell.[1]

He was made prisoner at that battle and sentenced to five years' servitude. He was sent with 150 other Scotchmen to Barbadoes, West Indies. About 1652 they appeared in the Province of Maryland. Ninian Beall served his five years with Richard Hall, a planter of Calvert Co. [1]

Beal, Beale, Beall, and Bell Immigrants to Maryland

The following person named Beal, Beale, Beall and Bell were awarded land grants for coming to Maryland. The names have been re-arranged in chronological order according to the date of the land grant. [14]

  1. Bell, William, Immigrated 1648
  2. Beal, John, Transp 1658
  3. Beale, Winan, Transp 1658
  4. Bell, Thomas, Immigrated 1659
  5. Bell, Elizabeth, Transp 1659, wife of Thomas
  6. Bell, Mary, Transp 1660
  7. Bell, Ringing, Transported prior to 1663
  8. Bell, Andrew, Transported 1663
  9. Bell, George, Transp 1664
  10. Beale, William, Transp 1664
  11. Bell, Thomas, Transported 1665
  12. Bell, William, Transp 1665
  13. Beale, Thomas, Transp 1666
  14. Bell, William, Transp 1667, Servant
  15. Bell, Edward, Transp 1667
  16. Bell, Silvester, Transp 1667
  17. Bell, William, Immigrated 1667
  18. Bell, Ninian, of Calvert Co, Planter, Service 1667
  19. Bell, Isabella, Transp 1669. Servant
  20. Bell, Mabel, Transp 1669
  21. Bell, Henry, Transp 1670
  22. Beale, John, Transp 1670
  23. Bell, William, Transp 1671
  24. Beale, Thomas, Of St. Mary's Co, Service 1672
  25. Bell, Daniel, Transp 1673
  26. Bell, Katherin, Transp 1673
  27. Bell, William, Transported 1674
  28. Bell, James, Of Anne Arundel Co, Service 1675.
  29. Bell, Sarah, Transported 1675
  30. Beale, Susan, Transp 1676
  31. Bell, Nathaniel, Transp 1676
  32. Bell, And. Transp 1677
  33. Bell, John, Service 1679
  34. Bell, John, Service 1679, Of Talbot Co.
  35. Bell, Thomas, Immigrated 1679
  36. Bell, Thomas, Immigrated 1680
  37. Beal, Capt Ninian, Special Warrant for 500 acres given by Lord Baltimore of Calvert County (no date)

Biography: Maryland


Ninian Beall, the Immigrant, towered over others at 6 foot 7 inches in height.

Arrival in Maryland

The first documentation of Ninian Beall's arrival in Maryland is a delayed claim for property in 1663 based on an early arrival. On August 26 1663 Richard Hall, prominent Calvert County Quaker, filed delayed claim for lands allowed for transportation of immigrants including "Ringing Bell." [15] Ringing Bell, Transp prior to 1663, [16].

There are various suggestions as to actual arrival year:

  • 1652. Filby's Passenger and Immigration Lists suggest arrival in Maryland-1652 [17]
  • 1658 Fielder Beall and Nettie Major suggest arrival Province of Md., 1658 [12] [2] but others dispute this.

1658 Land Transfer

In Liber 5, folio 416, Maryland Land Office Records of 1658, there is a record of Ninian Beall making a land transfer in Calvert Co., Md. It seems that these military prisoners were entitled to 50 acres of public land after completing service. [1]

Land Transactions 1666-1668

  • Jan 16, 1666, Ninian proved right to 50 a The Soldier's Fortune. [18]
  • Ninian Bell, Of Calvert Co, Planter, Service 1667 [19]
  • Capt. Ninian Beale, Special Warrant for 500 Acres given by Lord Baltimore of Calvert County .[20].
  • 20 Sep 1668 another 50 acres, named Bachelors Choice, near Lyon's Creek, surveyed for him.[21].

Land office records show ownership by Ninian Beall of more than 15,000 acres of land [22]. He lived at Bacon Hall Plantation on Patuxent River, three miles south of Marlboro. [23]

Ninian became a landholding neighbor of Richard Hall in Calvert County and patented lands totaling 25,000 acres in his lifetime including Rock of Dunbarton in 1703.

On 28 Jun 1706 Ninian & Ruth sold 70a Lewis Poynt in Prince Georges County to son Charles of Prince Georges County.

1669 Marriage to Ruth Unknown

Beall's land transaction on 20 Sep 1668 must have been one of his last as a bachelor, for in 1669 he stated, "I am a married man." [2].

His known wife was named Ruth. [24]

Ruth is mentioned in 1706 when "Col. Ninian and Ruth his wife deeded Negroes to sons Charles, Ninian, Thomas, John, George, and daughters Esther...[and] Jane. [2] Abstract of this transaction [25] includes daughters Mary and Rachel but not Jane.

Ruth died between Sept 9 1713 & July 16, 1714. Fielder Beall erroneously believed Ruth died before 1704 because she did not sign the deed for a church lot in Upper Marlboro in 1704.

Was Ruth Unknown actually Ruth Moore?

Some genealogies often show Ruth's birth name as Ruth Moore. Mackenzie, for instance, states that Ninian married, about 1670, Ruth Moore, daughter of Richard and Jane Moore, Richard being a barrister of St. Mary's Co., Md. [1] Following this, the Beall Genealogical News reported that in 1668 Ninian married Ruth Moore b. 1652, daughter of Richard Moore , planter and barrister of Calvert County and Jane (Foster) of Calvert County. [26]

In 1708 James Moore, age about 62 (though this is controversial, as he, in many instances, is believed to have been born ca. 1624, based on later documents which he signed, listing a lofty age), referred to "his brother Ninian Beale." [27] But no written facts confirm that Ruth's family name was Moore. Based on that record, there have been claims that Ruth was a Moore, and sister to James. That is no evidence that Moore was her surname. If Ninian Beall and James Moore were "brothers"-in-law it could have been by:

1. Ninian BEALL's wife Ruth being a sister to James MOORE.
2. James MOORE's wife Mary being a sister to Ninian BEALL.
3. Their wives being sisters to each other, surname unknown.[6]

There have also been claims that James and Ruth were children of Richard Moore and wife Jane. There is no evidence that Richard Moore had children named James or Ruth. In 1654, [when James would have been about age 8, see above], Jane, widow of Richard Moore, stated she had sons Richard, Roger, and Timothy. [28] Since Richard and Jane had no son named James, even if Ruth was a Moore and sister to James, they would not have been children of Richard and Jane.[6]

Richard Moore is said to arrive in Md in 1652, with Ruth and other daughters, but no James Moore.(source?)

Otherwise, there is currently autosomal DNA evidence suggesting descendants of Ninian and Ruth are related to James Moore's descendants. Though typically less than 3 centimorgans, the autosomal DNA of Ninian and Ruth Beall Moore descendants appears on Chromosome 6, where autosomal DNA of James Moore descendants can also be found.

1667 Land Grant

In Liber 11, folio 195, Maryland Land Office has the following 16th Jan. 1667: "Then came Ninian Beall of Calvert County, Planter and proved right to 50 acres of land for his time service performed with Richard Hall of same county." By the inexperienced reader the servitude of Col. Ninian Beall for five years under Richard Hall, on account of fighting against Cromwell, may be rated as a disgrace. This humiliation of servitude which came to him not on account of crime, but through the fortunes of war, was an honor. The principle for which he fought finally triumphed in the overthrow of Cromwell. His servitude was a halo of martyrdom for a principle which was honorable. Although he had many chances to escape from servitude after reaching Maryland, yet we find the instincts of a gentleman and soldier prompted him to not only honorably and gracefully submit to the fortunes of war, but at the same time, by so doing, he gained the respect and confidence of the people of Maryland to such a degree that they showered continuous honors upon him to the day of his death. [1]

1668 Military in Maryland

Oct 31 1668, he was referred to as Lieut. Ninian Beall in official records at Saint Marys City. [29] In 1676 he was commissioned Lieutenant on Lord Baltimore's yacht, the "Loyal Charles," John Wade, Commander. [30] [2] [29].

Ninian Beall's military ability in the Scotch-English Army seems to have been made good use of in the Province of Maryland, as shown by the following notations:

  • 1668: Records at Annapolis, dated 31st Oct. 1668, call him Lieut. Ninian Beall.[1]
  • 1676: Commissioned Lieut. of Lord Baltimore's "Yacht of War, Loyal Charles of Maryland, John Goade Commander."[1]
  • 1684: Deputy Surveyor of Charles Co.[1]
  • 1688: Appointed Chief Military Officer of Calvert Co.[1]
  • 1692: Appointed High Sheriff of Calvert Co.[1]
  • 1694: Appointed Colonel of Militia by the Assembly 30th July 1694.[1]
  • 1697: Appointed on a Commission by the Assembly to treat with the Indians.[1]
  • 1679-1701: Was a member of the General Assembly.[1]

Return Voyages to Ireland

"On his various voyages back and forth to Ireland on the Loyal Charles, his kinsmen with wives, were brought into Providence, Maryland, and many of their warrants are under the name of Bell, later showing up as Beall....these were Alexander, Thomas, John, and James, with wives. [2] Ninian is credited with encouraging the emigration of about 100 persons named Bell from Scotland and northern England before peace was restored in Great Britain. Under Ninian's supervision, 200 Presbyterian immigrants from Scotland came to Maryland -- they founded New Scotland on Potomac River.

1678 Militia

Ninian Beall was successively Captain, Major and Colonel in Calvert Co. Militia, 1678, 1688, 1698.

1681 Chief Indian Ranger

In 1681 Captain Ninian Beall was Chief Indian Ranger [31][2] As Chief Indian Ranger, "is given power to press man and horse at any time to give his Lordship intelligence about Indians." [32]

1689 Attack on St. Mary's and Surrender of Lord Baltimore's Government

About 1688, with other Colonels, Ninian Beall headed the association formed for the defense of the Protestant Religion in the Province. Their attack upon the Capitol of St. Marys, Aug 1, 1689, resulted in the surrender of the Royal Council and Lord Baltimore Government." [32]

1690 Presbyterian Immigrants

He seems to have identified himself with the Presbyterian Church of Maryland before 1690. During that year 200 Presbyterian immigrants came over from Scotland under his supervision. He located them along the Potomac River and called the settlement New Scotland. These immigrants brought with them Rev. Nathaniel Taylor. There is recorded at Upper Marlboro a deed of gift from Col. Ninian Beall to Reverend Taylor, of land in Upper Marlboro upon which to build a church. [1]

1690 Customs Officer

In 1690 he was appointed Naval Officer by the Assembly to collect custom duties in Calvert Co. [33] [32]

1692 High Sheriff of Calvert County

IN 1692 Ninian Beall was High Sheriff of Calvert Co, 1692-1694 [34][35] [32]

1694 Colonel in Chief

In 1694 he was Colonel in Chief of all His Majesty's Forces 1694 [36]

1696 Burgess from Prince Georges County

In 1696 he was elected the first Burgess from the newly formed Prince Georges County which was carved from Calvert & Charles Counties the year before. He was re-elected 1697, 1699, 1701.

1699 Defeat of Susquehannah

In 1699, the General Assembly passed an "Act of Gratitude" for "the distinguished Indian services of Colonel Ninian Beall." (See Liber LL No. 11, folio 228, Archives of Maryland.)[1]

Col. Ninian Beall's signal defeat and destruction of the great Susquehannah Tribe of Indians caused him to be recognized as an Indian fighter of ability. Many official papers written by Col. Ninian Beall and on file in the Provincial Records show that he was a man of broad experience, great mental capacity, undoubted integrity, perfect moral courage and of good education. His signatures to official papers are bold and free. As he signed his will by witnessed mark, that would indicate that he must have been in a very feeble condition of body at the time for he was 92 years old. He figures in many land transfers. It is estimated that he owned about 4000 acres. [1]

1702 Court Cases

He was a deponent in various court cases in Prince Georges County, 1702-1715 [37]

Land Transactions 1703-1706

Ninian became landholding neighbor of Richard Hall in Calvert County and patented lands totaling 25,000 acres in lifetime including Rock of Dunbarton in 1703.

28 Jun 1706 Ninian & Ruth sold 70a Lewis Poynt in PGC to son Charles of PGC.

1707 Presbyterian Church

Ninian was the first Presbyterian elder in North America; generously gave land to church near what is now Upper Marlboro. This land was on Largo, which he deeded to his son Ninian Jr (B-NIN-1) prior to his son's death in 1710-1711 [2] The minister of the church was Rev. Nathaniel Taylor.

In 1707 gave the Presbyterian Church a communion service, parts of which still exist (in 1935) . [38]

In 1707 Col. Ninian Beall presented the above church a costly silver communion set, made in London. A portion of this silver communion set is now in the Presbyterian Church at Hyattsville, Md.[1]

1717 Ninian Beall Will

His will is dated 15th Jan. 1717 and was probated 28th Feb. 1717. [1]

Col Ninian's will, 1717 [39] gave to *George: Rock of Dunbarton, 480 acres;

  • Andrew Hambleton, negro woman Alie;
  • Mary, dau of son, Ninian, deceased, part of Bacon Hall;
  • Samuel, son of Ninian, deceased, Mill on Collington Branch and rest of Bacon Hall;
  • Joseph Belt, part of "Good Luck", 243 acres;
  • Charles. Book of Bishop Cooper's works and 1000 acres lying on the south side of the Choptank River called Dunn Back (Danby?);
  • Granddaughter Mary and Samuel, to be brought up according to their station.

Will of Col. Ninian Beall. [40]

In the name of God, Amen. I, Ninian Beall, of Prince Geroge's County in the Province of Maryland, being indisposed in body, but of sound and perfect memory, God be praised for these same, and, considering the mortality of human nature, and uncertainty of life, doe make, ordain, constitute and appoint this te be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following: Vist. Impris. I give and bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, in hopes of free pardon for all my sins, and as for my Body, to be committed to the earth from which it came, to be decently buried at the discretion of my Trustees hereafter mentioned.

  • Item. I will and bequeath that all my debts and funeral charges be paid first and satisfied, and as for what portion of my worldly goods as shall be then remaining, I bequeath and bestow in the manner following:
  • Item. I doe give and bequeath unto my son George, my Plantation and tract of land called the Rock of Dumbarton lying and being at Rock Creek, and containing four hundred and eighty acres with all the stock thereon, both cattle and hogs, them and their increase, unto my son George, and unto his heirs forever.
  • Item. I doe give and bequeath unto my son-in-law, Andrew Hamilton, my negro woman Allie, unto him and heirs forever.
  • Item. I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter, Mary Beall, the daughter of my son, Ninian Beall, deceased, the one-half part of all movables for personal property of cattle and hogs, horses, household goods, after my legacies before bequeathed are paid and satisfied, unto her the said Mary Beall, and to her heirs forever.
  • Item. I give and bequeath to my grandson, Samuel Beall, the remainder part of Bacon Hall, together with the plantation and orchard, tobacco houses thereunto belonging (with this proviso) that when he comes of age of one and twenty, that he make over by a firm conveyance, all his rights and title that he hath unto a certain Tract of Land called Same's ( or Sam's) beginning on the south side of the road, goeing to Mount Calvert, unto the said Mary and her heirs forever, but if my said grandson should happen to die before he arrive to be at that age, to make over the land so as aforsaid, then I doe bequeath unto my said granddaughter Mary, the whole tract of Bacon Hall, with the houses and orchard thereon, unto her and heirs forever.
  • Item. I give and bequeath unto my grandson, Samuel Beall, my water-mill lying on the Collington Branch, Iron Work houses, and all other materials thereunto belonging, unto the Samuel and his heirs forever.
  • Item. I give and bequeath unto my sonn-in-law, Joseph Belt, a part of a tract of land called Good Luck, containing two hundred and forty-five acres, he allowing unto my heirs the sum of four thousand pounds of tobacco, according to our former agreement, he deducting what i dow owe him on his books for several wares and merchandises, to the said Joseph Belt and unto his heirs forever.
  • Item. Whereas I owe several debts, I do empower my Trustees hereafter named, to enable them to pay the same, to sell a certain tract of land, called Recovery, lying in the freshes of Patuxent River, near the head of the Western Branch, to be sold, it containing four hundred acres, the aforesaid tract of land bequeathed unto my son Belt, is adjdoining thereunto.
  • Item. I doe give and bequeath unto my son Charles Beall, a book of Bishop Cooper's work, "The Acts of the Church and Chronicles of King Charles the First and King Charles the Second", and I doe request and oblige my son Charles and my son George to send for a dozen books entitled "An Advice to Young, Old and Middle Age", set for by one Mr. Christopher Ness, these books to be distributed among my grandchildren and godsons.
  • Item. I give and bequeath to my son Charles, a thousand acres of land, called Dunn Back, lying on the south side of the Great Choptank, on a creek call Watt's Creek, unto him and heirs forever.
  • And lastly, I doe make, ordain declare and appoint my grandson, Samuel Beall to be my sole and whole executor of this my last will and testament. And I doe devise my loving son, Charles Beall, Joseph Belt, and George Beall, to doe and perform my devises as above expressed, and to set and doe for my Executor until he arrive at the age of one and twenty, hereby revoking and annulling all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and signed.
  • And I doe devise my said sons to use their best care and endeavoar that my two grandchildren, the children of my beloved Ninian Beall, deceased, to be brought up and have Trustees to this my last Will, to make their appearance every Easter Tuesday, or any other time as they shall think a more fitting time, at my dwelling plantation, yearly, to inspect into all the affairs thereof, and of a yearly increase of all the creatures upon my plantation and at the Mill, for and on behalf of my two grandchildren, who are to be joint shares therein, my granddaughter to have her part on the day of her marriage.
  • In testimony whereof, I have, to this my last Will and Testament, set my hand and seal, this Fifteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand, seven hundred and seventeen. NINIAN BEALL (SEAL)

1717 Death and Burial

Ninian Beall lived to age 92. He was 6', 7" tall -- when his remains were moved years later, this was proven. [41]

He died in 1717, aged 92 and was buried on his plantation, Bacon Hall, Prince Georges Co. [42]

Ninian BEALL died between 15 Jan. and 28 Feb. 1717 when his will was written and probated in Prince George's Co., MD. [43] His wife Ruth was living on 12 Sep. 1713 when she acknowledged a deed with her husband, [44] but probably died before Ninian wrote his will. [6]

He was bur. on his Rock of Dumbarton Plantation, at a point now Gay Street, Georgetown, D.C. When his body was removed, his skeleton was found to be perfect, and measured six feet seven inches and his hair had grown long and retained its youthful color of red.[1] He is now buried in the Saint John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Georgetown, District of Columbia, USA. [7] where there is a cenotaph memorial of him. [8]


Assuming that Ninian Beall had no wife or children prior to Ruth, and that he married her about 1669, his children would have been born between their marriage in 1670 and his death in 1717.

Proven Children of Ninian Beall and his wife Ruth

  1. John Beall-365., born, say, 1670 in Calvert County, Maryland. Estimates on date of birth range from 1648 (current profile) to 1655 (Wilma Ranger) to 1669 (FMMB) and 1674 (J Ninian Beall). If aged 21 when land surveyed for him 1686, b. Not later than 1665. Listed #4 in the deed of Gift, 1706/7. [2] John Beall never married; d. ca. 1710 33 Prince George's Co., MD [45] Often confused with John Beall-79 or John Beall-413 of Alexander, b. Montgomery County 1669, d. PGC 1711, who married Verlinda Magruder and who was the son of Alexander Beall, Immigrant.
  2. Col. Charles Beall, b. Calvert County about 1673; [46] Four depositions in Peden allow calculation of age to 1671-1673. J. Ninian Beall gives birth as 1672, Wilma Ranger gives it as 1671. Listed #1 in deed of Gift, 1706/7 and therefore could be oldest son. [2] He married 23 Sep. 1709 [47] Mary [48] Wolstead [47] d. between 24 Mar. 1739/40 and 27 Nov. 1740 Prince George's Co., MD [48]. Wife's name suggested as Mary Wolstead, Mary Walstead, Mary Price, others. No spouse or children shown on WikiTree. Died Prince Georges County, 1740.
  3. Thomas Beall-157, b. 1674 in Calvert County, Maryland, d. Upper Marlboro, Prince Georges County, 1710. J Ninian Beall gives birth year as 1682, Wilma Ranger as 1651. Listed #3 in deed of Gift, 1706/7, [2] which could indicate birthdate between 1671 and 1674). Carpenter; never married. Will, Prince Georges County, 1 Sept 1707-3 Aug 1808 [49] names brothers John, George, Ninian. Another source shows Thomas Beall, b. PGC 1679, d. PGC 1708.
  4. Ninian Beall, Jr, b. Calvert County 1674. J. Ninian Beall gives birth year as 1669, Fielding M M Beall and Wilma Ranger give as 1674. Listed #2 in deed of Gift, 1706/7. [2] Ninian Beall [50] m. Elizabeth [51] Magruder [52] He died between 1 Nov. 1710 and 6 Jan. 1710 [1710/1] in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's Co., MD 10[6] WikiTree currently shows no spouse, no children.
  5. Jane Beall, b. Upper Marlboro, Calvert County, 1678, d. PG 10/13/1745. J Ninian Beall and Wilma Ranger both give birth, as 1685. In 1695, Jane [53] Beall m. Archibald Edmonston [54]; died before 13 Oct. 1745 [55] Named by father Ninian in 1706 deed of gift. [2] Jane Pottenger Beall Edmiston (1670 - 1745)[8]
  6. Rachel Beall, [6] was born in Calvert County about 1679 [56] She married Richard Owings 4/4/1698. Listed #8 in deed of Gift, 1706/7 . [2] She died in Baltimore 5/23/1729. Do not confuse with Rachel, b. 1703, who m. James Offutt. Rachel Beall Owings (1662 - 1729) [8]Rachel Owings[7]
  7. Hannah Beall was born say 1684 (if age 18 in 1702) a daughter of Ninian's not named in will and possibly disinherited; represented as wife of John Deavor in 1702, at which time she relinquished wife's right to a portion of Bachelor's Choice in Anne Arundel Co. which her father Ninian had surveyed in 1668 and was also called Wrighton. She married first John Deaver 12 July 1707, but claimed as his wife by 1702 [57] She married, second, William Whitehead [58] ca. 1735/6.
  8. Hester/Esther Beall, b. Calvert Co, 1687 [59] Married Joseph Belt as his first wife [6] [60] [61] Listed #6 and married in deed of Gift, 1706/7). [2]She died in Prince Georges County 7/23/1726,
  9. Mary Beall b. say 1690; [62] m.1 Andrew Hamilton (Hambleton) [63] m.2. Thomas Evans; living 1732;34[6] Mary Beall, b. PGC 1684, d. Anne Arundel County 10/22/1719,. m. Andrew Hamilton. Shown erroneously in link as daughter of Elizabeth Gordon. Could not have been born in PGC which was not created until 1695. b. Calvert Co N1676 F1690, R1690. Listed #7 in deed of Gift, 1706/7) m. Andrew Hambleton [64]
  10. Col. George Beall [65] b. Calvert Co about 1695; birth year calculated from deposition and Census of 1776. [66] Named by father Ninian in 1706 deed of gift. [2] Possibly in 1706 married married Elizabeth [67] Brooke [68] d. between 15 Mar. 1780 and 24 Mar. 1780 Montgomery Co., MD [69] May have later married Barbara Dent. Died 15 Mar 1780 and bur. Oak Hill Cemetery.

Children Assigned to Ninian Beall in Error

Numerous children have been assigned to Ninian Beall in error or attributed to an earlier marriage. On January 18, 2015, this profile listed 16 children born from 1646, when Ninian was 21, to 1714, three years before his death at the age of 92. A review of these 16 would sugget that Ninian travelled back and forth across the Atlantic to produce them, that they were born in Prince Georges County before it began its existence in 1695, and in Montgomery County Maryland well before it was created in 1776. A section on erroneous children, below, will seek to account for these 16 names.

These children will ultimately need to be separated from Ninian Beall as a parent unless they can be documented as his children.

  1. Mary Beall-364, b. Largo 1646, d. Pgc 1720, no spouse, no children. Currently shown on WikiTree as child of Ninian Beall and Elizabeth Gordon. There are several myths that have attributed Mary, wife of John Pottinger, and Sarah, wife of Samuel Magruder as being children of Ninian Beall. While that has been disproved, in that the evidence shows that Ninian's daughter Mary married Andrew Hamilton, the thought remains among some researchers that they were Beall sisters, and relatives of Ninian. The couples were related in that Samuel Magruder in his will call John Pottinger his "brother" [brother-in-law]. [6] Recent research of Brice Clagett (Nov. 2001) concluded that John Pottinger married Mary Mullikan and Samuel Magruder married Sarah Pottinger, sister to John. This was based on relationships derived from John Demall in his 1725 calling Robert Pottenger, son of John and Mary his "cousin." Research of mine in Feb. 2002 concluded that he overlooked that Robert Pottenger's wife Ann Evans was niece to Demall's wife, Mary Evans. While Clagett's research could still be valid, and Mary a Mullikin and Sarah a Pottenger, it cannot be considered as proved. [6] The theory which at present has the most validity is that Samuel Magruder's wife Sarah may have been the daughter of William MILLS and wife Tabitha, and thus a step-daughter to Tabitha's second husband Thomas Blandord. Some Magruder researchers believe that John Pottenger may have had a short-lived marriage to Samuel Magruder's sister Elizabeth. Note, though, that in 1706 the estate of William Mills, Jr., there was a payment to "John Pottenger for the use of Martha Blanford." Martha was a daughter of Thomas Blanford and wife Tabitha, and half-sister to the MILLS children. If the children of Thomas BLANFORD were named in order in his will, Martha was the youngest. If the children were born about every two years after Tabitha (widow MILLS) married Thomas BLANFORD, then Martha was probably born about 1686-1690. One implication of the payment to John POTTINGER for Martha BLANFORD would be that Martha was living with his family. With both her parents dead, a logical place that Martha, a single age 16-20 year old female, would live would be with one of her [half]-sisters. [6] Mary Beall Pottenger (1658 - 1720)[8]
  2. Jane M. Beall, b. Scotland 1647, m. Joseph Isaac, d. Calvert 1696.Currently shown on WikiTree as child of Ninian Beall and Elizabeth Gordon.
  3. John Beall, b. Largo 1648, d. MD 1720, no spouse, no children. Currently shown on WikiTree as child of Ninian Beall and Elizabeth Gordon.
  4. Alexander Beall, b. MD 1649, d. Largo, Prince Georges County, 9/16/1744. no spouse, no children.[70]
  5. Sarah, b. Largo, 1669, d. 5/9/1739 PGC, m. Samuel Magruder. Another source has her b. Devonshire, Eng. 1636, d. Anne Arundel 9 May 1734, m. PGC 1686 Samuel Magruder. This relationship is unlikely since Sarah's and Samuel's daughter Elizabeth married Ninian Jr, and this would have Col. Ninian accepting a prohibited relationship of his son and granddaughter. [70] The second ascerbic statement of Fielder M. M. Beall rejection of the legend that Ninian Beall had two daughters in Maryland named Sarah and Margery. Fielder Beall wrote, (page 50) "These two inventions are of their imagination, as they offer no proof of accuracy." [22]
  6. Margaret Beall,b. Calvert Co 1670, d. PGC 11/22/1717, no spouse, no children.[70] Margaret Beall, b. 1651, d. 1686, MD. Said to have m. Joseph Isaac, b. Lincoln, England 1653 and d. Md. 1686. This Margaret Beall said to be daughter of Ninian Beall (1625) and Ruth Moore (1652-1707), and Ninian in turn son of James Beall and Anne Marie Calvert. Margaret and Joseph were parents of Rebecca Isaac, 1680-1767, who in 1694 m. Charles Walker, 1668-1730, and Rebecca and Charles in turn had Elizabeth Walker who m. Maryland Van Swearingen. [71] NOTE: Beall-159 de-linked on July 28, 2017; reason: orphaned GED profile loaded 2011 with no data
  7. Margery Beall, b. Montgomery Co 1685, d. AA Co 6/26/1765, no spouse, no children.[70] Another popular myth is that Ninian BEALL had a daughter Margery that was the second wife of Joseph BELT, who first married Ninian's daughter Hester/Esther. Margery was nee WIGHT20, and the widow of Thomas SPRIGG.21[6] Margery Beall, b. Montgomery Co. 1685, m. 1727 Joseph Belt. Joseph Belt married first Hester/Esther Beall (B-NIN-8) and secondly Margery Wight. The idea of Margery as a Beall results from conflating Joseph's two wives into one. Note also Montgomery County did not exist until 1776. NOTE: Beall-149 de-linked on July 28, 2017; reason: GED profile loaded 2011 with no data
  8. Hester Beall, b. PGC 1687, d. Anne Arundel 1726, m. 1706 Col. Joseph Higginson & 1 other. No other source reports a Joseph Higginson to date.
  9. Robert Beall, b. 1713, unknown, d. 1788, Montgomer Co. no spouse, no children.[70] NOTE: Beall-153 de-linked on July 28, 2017; reason: orphaned GED profile loaded 2011 with no data
  10. Rachel Beall, b. PGC 1679, d. abt 1740. Do not confuse with a different Rachel who m. in Dorchester 4 Apr 1698 Richard Owen, then 1 other husband[70]

A Tabitha Beall, b. c. 1673 is also said by some to be a daughter of Ninian.

Directory of Bealls named Ninian

  • Beall-75 Col. Ninian Beall, b. Scotland 1625. Battle of Dunbar 1650, to Maryland 1652. 1668 m. Ruth Moore, lived to age 92. Had son Ninianb Jr, b. 1674.
  • Beall-280 Ninian Beall II / Jr., b. 1674 Son of Ninian Beall-75 & Ruth Moore.


  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 1.20 1.21 George Norbury Mackenzie, 1907, "Colonial Families of the United States," vol. 2, pp. 66-68. Cited at Find A Grave Memorial# 25527218 Ninian Beall. Created by: The Girls Record added: Mar 25, 2008 . Added by: James and Sharon Cissell Accessed January 1, 2017
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 Nettie Leitch Major, "Ninian Beall (1625-1717) in MGS Bulletin, Vol 20:3 (Summer 1979), pp 214-216,
  3. Nettie Leitch Major, 1712-1724, f. 625.
  4. Archives of MD 67:424. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  5. Debbie Hooper, Abstracts of Chancery Court Records of Maryland 1669-1782, (Westminster, MD: Family Line Pub., 1996), 16. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Frederic Z. Saunders. Ninian Beall of Maryland. Accessed March 28, 2016
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Ninian Beall in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s- Accessed January 1, 2017
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Find A Grave Memorial# 25527218 Ninian Beall. Created by: The Girls Record added: Mar 25, 2008 . Added by: James and Sharon Cissell. Accessed January 1, 2017
  9. Alice Norris Parran, Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families, 1938, pp. 86-88
  10. Heterick, IV:1
  11. J. Ninian Beall, "Ninian Beall 1625-1717; Immigrant to Maryland" which appeared in The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, Vol 2, No. 2. in the Md. Geneal. Soc Library, Baltimore,
  12. 12.0 12.1
  13. 13.0 13.1 Fielder M. M. Beall. Colonial Families of the United States Descended from the Immigrants Who Arrived Before 1700, Mostly from England and Scotland, and Who Are now Represented by Citizens of the Following Names: Bell, Beal, Bale, Beale, Beall. From Data Collected and Edited by Lieut.-Colonel Fielder M. M. Beall, U. S. Army. Privately Published, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1929. Repository: Montgomery County, Maryland, Historical Society, Rockville, Maryland, p. 29.
  14. Skordas, Early Settlers of Maryland, pages 31 and 34
  15. Land Office, Annapolis, V:416
  16. Skordas 5:416
  17. Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s.
  18. LOA 11:195; FMMB:30
  19. Skordas, 34 11:195
  20. Skordas WC2:60
  21. Md Hist Mag 1927 XXII:274; FMMB:30
  22. 22.0 22.1
  23. J. Ninian Beall, "Ninian Beall 1625 - 1717: Immigrant to Maryland" in The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, Vol 2, #2, in MGS Library, Baltimore.
  24. Prince George's Co., MD land records C:185a-186a, FHL microfilm 0,014,247.Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  25. Prince Georges County Land Records 185a-186a, Research of Nancy Pearre Lesure
  26. Beall Genealogical news, Volume 11, 1991
  27. Debbie Hooper, Abstracts of Chancery Court Records of Maryland 1669-1782, (Westminster, MD: Family Line Pub., 1996), 16. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  28. Archives of Maryland 10:395. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  29. 29.0 29.1
  30. Archives XVII:217
  31. Md. Arch V:302,
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 Fielder M. M. Beall, p. 31
  33. Maryland Archives, VIII:410
  34. Maryland Archives, VIII:410
  35. Heterick IV:1
  36. Fielder M. M. Beall, p. 48
  37. PC:492, 502, 625, 573, 750, 875; PL:42, 49, 54, 274; Peden:10
  38. Alice Norris Parran, Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families, Baltimore: H. G. Roebuck, 1935.p. 62
  39. Prince Georges Wills, WB6:504
  40. Contributed by Lucy Beall Chesley-Kenly. This text is taken from the Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families Period from 1634-March 25th. to March 25th. 1935, by Alice Norris Parran
  41. Alice Norris Parran, Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families, Baltimore: H. G. Roebuck, 1935.p. 59
  42. Prince Georges Land Records T:241-3
  43. Ninian Beall will, Maryland wills 14:504-507, FHL microfilm 0,012,846. Ninian Beall will, Prince George's Co., MD Will Book 1:92-93. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  44. Prince George's Co., MD land records E:223-225, FHL microfilm 0,014,247.Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  45. John Beall account, Prince George's Co., MD Accounts J. B. No. 1:71-72. Administrator is Charles Beall [brother]. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  46. Prince George's Co., MD land records T:19, FHL microfilm 0,014,249, deposition in 60th year of my age in 1733.Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  47. 47.0 47.1 Elise Greenup Jourdan, Early Families of Southern Maryland, (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1998), p. 136. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  48. 48.0 48.1 Charles Beall will, Prince George's Co., MD Will Book 1:311-312. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  49. Thomas Beall will, Maryland wills 12:309-310, FHL microfilm 0,012,844. Thomas Bell/Beall will, Prince George's Co., MD Will Book 1:35. Note he named brothers John and George. He also bequeathed "my negro boy called James," apparently the same "Negro Boy Called James" given him by his parents in PGLR:185a-186 above. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  50. Ninian Beall will, Maryland wills 14:504-507, FHL microfilm 0,012,846. Ninian Beall will, Prince George's Co., MD Will Book 1:92-93. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  51. Ninian Beall, Jr. will, Prince George's Co., MD Will Book 1:42-43.Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  52. Sarah Magruder will, Prince George's Co., MD wills 1:235-236. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  53. Archibald Edmonson will, MD wills 21:159-161 [image 187 of 484].Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  54. Prince George's Co., MD land records E:20a, FHL microfilm 0,014,247.Research of Fredric Z. Saunders
  55. Jane Edmonson inventory, MD inventories 36:21-23, FHL microfilm 0,012,874. Jane Edmonson / Edmonston inventory, Prince Georges, Co., MD inventories DD No. 2:57-58. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  56. Birth year from J. Ninian Beall.
  57. Lucy H. Harrison, St. James' Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD, (Baltimore, MD: 1891), FHL microfilm 0,013,280. Vestry minutes 18-25 state regarding the tract "Batchelors Choice" surveyed in 1668 by Ninian Beall that it included the tract "Wrighton" surveyed in 1659 for Ishmael Wright. In 1702 John Deaver who "claimed Hannah Beall, a daughter of Ninian as his wife, and afterwards marryed her" sold the tract "Wrighton." He had "prevailed on Hannah Beall under whom he set up his claim to said Land to acknowledge herself to be his wife, and as such Relinquished her right to said Land tho they were not man and Wife until 12 July 1707 upwards of five years after." Note also that before the actual marriage that John Deaver and "Hannah his wife" in Feb. 1704/5 acknowledged being witnesses to the 1704 will of Nicholas Day of Baltimore County. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  58. Hooper, Chancery Records, 85. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  59. Both J. Ninian Beall and Wilma Ranger's listing agree on date
  60. Ninian Beall will, Maryland wills 14:504-507, FHL microfilm 0,012,846. Ninian Beall will, Prince George's Co., MD Will Book 1:92-93.Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  61. Prince George's Co., MD land records C:185a-186a, FHL microfilm 0,014,247.Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  62. Estimate from probable marriage date (say 1709) and children born as late as possibly ca. 1730 by her second husband Thomas Evans. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  63. Ninian Beall will, Maryland wills 14:504-507, FHL microfilm 0,012,846. Ninian Beall will, Prince George's Co., MD Will Book 1:92-93. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  64. 30. a) In 1706, Ninian Beall gave his daughter Mary a Negro girl about 5 years old called Nanny. (See #2) b) In his 1717 will, Ninian Beall gave his "son-in-law" Andrew Hambleton a Negro woman called Allie. (See #1) c) Andrew Hamilton's 1719 inventory included a Negro woman named Nanny, and a very old Negro woman named Ailie. (See #11) d) The preceding three records show that Ninian Beall's daughter married Andrew Hamliton [Hambleton], not John Pottinger / Pottenger. e) Mary Beall secondly married Thomas Evans, (evidence under #31) and had children born in the 1720s, possibly as late as about 1730. f) Regarding claims that Mary married both Andrew Hamilton and John Pottinger, that can not be. John Pottinger's and wife Mary's first child was born in 1688. Were John Pottinger's wife Mary identical to Mary Beall who married Andrew Hamilton and Thomas Evans, it would require her having children born almost 40 years apart, beyond the range of child-bearing years. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  65. Ninian Beall will, Maryland wills 14:504-507, FHL microfilm 0,012,846. Ninian Beall will, Prince George's Co., MD Will Book 1:92-93. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  66. George Beall deposition, Prince George's Co,, MD land records EE:10, FHL microfilm 0,014,251.Research of Fredric Z. Saunders. Also listed in Peden.
  67. Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington D.C., interment card file, FHL microfilm 1,543,685.Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  68. Barbara Brooke will, MD wills 29:180-181 [image 180 of 276] names granddaughter Mary Beall at age 16 or marriage. Use of the name Thomas Brooke Beall among George Beall's descendants lends belief to Mary was the daughter of George Beall and Elizabeth Brooke. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  69. George Beall will, Montgomery Co., MD will A:262-263, FHL microfilm 0,014,230. Research of Fredric Z. Saunders.
  70. 70.0 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 Warning: the LDS database has an error-full family group record for Col. Ninian Beall, son of James Beall and Anne Marie Calvert, who married Elizabeth Gordon in addition to Ruth Moore which shows Ninian Beall with this child, which is in error
  71. Research of, July 2011

See also:

  • Beall Genealogical News : a quarterly publication seeking to gather in one place information relating to the Beall, Beale, Beal, Beals, Bale, Bell, etc.

Authors: Beall Family Association (Added Author); Beall, William Ryland, III (Added Author)

  • Fielder Montgomery Magruder Beall, Colonial families of the United States descended from the immigrants who arrived before 1700, mostly from England and Scotland : and who are now represented by citizens of the following names, Bell, Beal, Bale, Beale, Beall ("FMMB" provides extensive detail, but there are a number of mistakes, so it should be treated with caution.)

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On 1 Mar 2018 at 23:50 GMT Jack Day wrote:

Beall-Bell-2 and Beall-75 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicates.

On 11 Oct 2017 at 12:52 GMT Jane (Murtishaw) Lindsey wrote:

There is a Beall DNA project at Family Tree DNA. The study was likely written for that project or for the "BEALL GENEALOGICAL NEWS" by the Beall Family Association, P.O. Box 33918, Portland Oregon 97292-3918.

Like someone else suggested, I would propose you leave the study here and put your comments in the Profile.

On 10 Oct 2017 at 22:24 GMT Steven Beall wrote:

I am inclined to delete the reference (and icon) to the Beall DNA Study on this Ninian Beall page. I checked the WikiTree project list and there is no Beall DNA Study. I checked with the person who uploaded the study and she seems to have no recollection. Since the list has some obvious errors, I will delete it from this profile.

On 8 Oct 2017 at 14:11 GMT Steven Beall wrote:

I do not believe that I am a y-DNA descendant of this Ninian Beall-75. I am a y-DNA match with Alexander Beall-97 [1649]. I believe the source of the error is Dr. James B. Beall, shown as the father of Ninian Beall. According to Jack Day and Frederick Saunders, there appears to be no evidence that James B. Beall was the father of Ninian Beall-75, or that he even existed.

On 22 Jun 2017 at 15:27 GMT Jack Day wrote:

I removed Anne Marie Calvert and James B. Beall as the parents for Ninian as there is no documentation for such parents, although these parents show up again and again in popular writings. They are linked in the narrative and can be re-linked in case new facts show up documenting their relationship!

On 15 Oct 2016 at 14:23 GMT J (Vickery) V IV wrote:

Source Citation / COA =" Armorial Families A complete peerage, Baronetage, and Knitghtage, and a directory of some gentlemen of coat-armor, and being the first attempt to show which arms in use at the moment are born by legal authority " Compiled and Edited By: Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, Edinburg, T. C. & E. G. Jack, Grange Publishing Works 1895. " , Page 8. JPV IV :)

On 25 Sep 2016 at 07:12 GMT J (Vickery) V IV wrote:

On 25 Sep 2016 at 07:10 GMT J (Vickery) V IV wrote:

Colonel Ninian Beall on FaceBook! . JPV IV :)

On 25 Sep 2016 at 04:31 GMT J (Vickery) V IV wrote:

My 8th Gr Gf. JPV IV :)

On 11 Sep 2016 at 18:09 GMT Jack Day wrote:

The consensus of scholars I've consulted is that the wife of John Pottenger is Mary, last name unknown. So I propose creating a new Mary Unknown to be the wife of John Pottenger; we have Mary Beall-141, a true daughter of Ninian, who married Andrew Hamilton, and I propose to retain Beall-332 as the repository for all the legendary material that circulates widely but has no solid documentation.

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