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Marmaduke Beckwith (1687 - 1780)

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Sir Marmaduke Beckwith
Born in Ripon, Yorkshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Richmond County, Virginia, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Marmaduke Beckwith is descended from Magna Carta surety barons including John de Lacy, Gilbert de Clare, and Richard de Clare


Sir Marmaduke Beckwith, Baronet, the 2nd son of Elizabeth Jennings and Sir Roger Beckwith, Baronet, was born January 1687. [1]
He is thought to have emigrated to Virginia about 1700.[2]
He was clerk of Richmond County, Virginia, from 1708 to 1740. [1]
Marmaduke married the young widow of Thomas Dickenson of Richmond, Virginia, who died in 1714/15. [3]
Marmaduke married Elizabeth Brockenbrough, [1] and they had three or four sons, Tarpley, Jonathan, Knt. [4th Baronet], Marmaduke, and probably Roger, and three or four daughters, Elizabeth, Margaret, (wife of Joseph Morton), and Mary, (wife of Lawrence Butler), and Penelope (wife of Alexander Walker)[1][4]
Marmaduke died in 1780. [1]
"A descendant of Sir Hercules and Lady Beckwith Bruce, Sir Roger of Aldborough, Yorkshire, was bestowed a baronetcy for his service to King Charles II. His wife was Elizabeth Jennings, daughter of Sir Edmund Jennings, knight. The title passed to a son, Robert II, a mayor of Leeds and High Sheriff of Yorkshire.
"Upon his death in 1743, leaving no male heirs, the title went to his younger brother, Marmaduke, born in 1687, who had moved to Virginia to seek his fortune, as had his cousin, the Honorable Edmund Jennings, President of the Council of Virginia."[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families
  2. A Roll of Arms
  3. The Myth of Henry Dickenson, Emigrant page 248
  4. Other sources make Penelope a grand-daughter: Wilkerson, Marshall citing Chalkley.
  5. Raymond Friday Locke, James Beckwourth (1995), p. 33. (Not accurate)
  • The Virginia Genealogist. Washington, DC: J. F. Dorman, 1957 - 2006. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.) The Myth of Henry Dickenson, Emigrant, Mrs. Mary Jane Knisely, Vol. 18, page 248.
  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.) A Roll of Arms, Vol. 125, page 263
  • Morton, Daniel: Morton Data in VMHB. Shows a daughter Rebecca and some dates.
  • Clay, JW: Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with Additions, Vol. 2 of 3, Beckwith of Acton, page 111, C.
  • Foster, Joseph: Yorkshire Pedigrees (1874), Vol 2 of 2 (3 of 3) (North and East Ridings), Beckwith. (Wrong mother)

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