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Beeson Family Background

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Beeson/ Beason References:

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A) A Beeson Genealogy - 1925, Author: Jasper Luther Beeson; Revised and Annotated by James T Dawson, 1997, Publisher: Samford University Press, 1997, Birmingham, AL
B) A genealogy of the Beeson-Beason family by Henry Hart Beeson, Houston, TX 1968, Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
C) The Beeson Family: direct line of descendants from Edward Beeson, who came from England in 1682, by Byron A. Beeson., Marshalltown, Iowa, 1898 27 p. 12 mo.FW LI MH
D) A History of THE BEASON FAMILY in the line of NATHAN BEASON, His Ancestors, and Descendants, by Steve Beason "It is undated, but I believe Steve Beason finished compiling this info in the middle 1960s. It is 232 pages starting with Edward Beeson, born in 1660 who migrated from Lancaster, England as part of the Quakers. " Linda Beason Hax

Y- DNA ; Haplogroup: I1-M253

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Beeson/Beason Paternal or Y DNA Y tested to be I1-M253, this haplogroup has highest frequency in Scandinavia, Iceland, and northwest Europe.

In Britain, haplogroup I1-M253' is often used as a marker for "invaders," Viking or Anglo-Saxon.

The DNA results supports the belief that the Beesons were of Norse/Viking orgin that migrated to Normandy during the Ice Age and returned to England with William the Conqueror in September 1066.

The records of the christening of Edward Beeson in 1660 and his marriage to Rachel Pennington in 1682 has been found in the records of Thrussington in Leicestershire, the village church is Holy Trinity and is of Norman origin.


1681 Seeking a haven in the New World for persecuted Friends, Penn asked the King to grant him land in the territory between Lord Baltimore's province of Maryland and the Duke of York's province of New York. King Charles II signed the Charter of Pennsylvania on March 4, 1681, and it was officially proclaimed on April 2. The King named the new colony in honor of William Penn's father.

1681 In April 1681, Penn made his cousin William Markham deputy governor of the province and sent him to take control. In England, Penn drew up the First Frame of Government, his proposed constitution for Pennsylvania. Penn's preface to First Frame of Government has become famous as a summation of his governmental ideals.

1682 the Duke of York deeded to Penn his claim to the three lower counties on the Delaware, which are now the state of Delaware.

1682 - Later, in October 1682, the Proprietor arrived in Pennsylvania on the ship Welcome. He visited Philadelphia, just laid out as the capital city

The William Penn flotilla including the Welcome was a fleet of 22 vessels that brought new settlers to Pennsylvania Colony:

1. Bristol Factor - Bristol- arrived: December 15, 1681.
2. John & Sarah -London- arrived: March 1681/2.
3. Amity - London- arrived: August 3, 1682.
4. Freeman - Liverpool- arrived: August 6, 1682.
5. Hester & Hannah - London- arrived: August 8, 1682.
6. Lyon – Liverpool - arrived: August 13, 1682.
7. Friendship - Liverpool- arrived: August 14, 1682.
8. Mary – Bristol- arrived: August 15, 1682.
9. Society – Bristol- arrived: August, 1682.
10. Golden Hinde - London- arrived: September 18, 1682.
11. Samuel – London - arrived: September 18, 1682.
12. Friends Adventure - Liverpool- arrived: September 28, 1682.
13. Providence - Scarborough- arrived: September 29, 1682.
14. Elizabeth Ann & Catherine - London- arrived: September 29, 1682.
15. Hopewell - London- arrived: October, 1682.
16. Lamb - Liverpool - arrived: October, 1682.
17. Bristol Factor - Bristol - arrived: October, 1682.
18. Welcome – London - arrived: October 28, 1682.
19. Jeffrey – arrived: December, 1682.
20. Antelope - Belfast - arrived: December, 1682.
21. Unicorn – Bristol - arrived: December, 1682.
22. Submission – Liverpool – arrived: December, 1682.

Welcome ship took the longest time to reach Pennsylvania Colony - 54 day. Edward’s Immigration to Colonial America, was probably in one of the 22 ships of the Welcome fleet

Edward Beeson, Beeson-32

Edward and Rachel's origins were in Leicestershire. Louis Jones, an excellent genealogist who now lives here in Richmond, Ind., found that Edward Beeson was christened in the parish of Thrussington there Feb. 24, 1660, the son of Thomas and Ann Beeson. Thrussington records also show that Edward Beeson and Rachel Pennington were married there Nov. 7, 1682. So far no indication of Rachel's parentage has been found. (Louis Jones found the record of Edward Beeson's christening and marriage at the Society of Genealogists in London.)

Rachel Pennington, Pennington-454

...Thus, in brief, available evidence places Rachel Pennington as a member of a Pennington/Penington family in Thrussington in Leicestershire. There is no evidence that she was the daughter of Isaac and Mary (Proud) Penington. Thomas D. Hamm, 3rd Mo. 1997


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