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Ann (Unknown) Beamsley (abt. 1607 - bef. 1645)

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Ann Beamsley formerly [surname unknown]
Born about in Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married before [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Apr 2016
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Ann (Unknown) Beamsley was born in , England.


Ann ----- Beamsley, wife of William Beamsley, was probably born about 1607, based on the birth of their eldest child. No record is found for Ann's last name at birth, according to Charles Robert Anderson.[1]

The immigration date given by Anderson for William Beamsley, husband of Ann, is 1632.[1][2] See William's profile for more information.

Ann married William Beamsley by 1632,[1][3] whether they married in England or America is unknown. They had six children, all born in Boston.[4] They might have been married by 1630 in England, as they are listed as husband and wife on the list of passengers of the Winthrop fleet.[5] William and Ann had the following children, all born in Boston:[1][6]

  • Ann, born 13 Feb 1632/3, married by 1651 to Ezekiel Woodward;
  • Grace, born 10 Sept. 1635, baptized 20 Sept 1635, married by 1658 to Samuel Graves of Ipswich;
  • Mercy, born 9 Dec 1637, baptized 10 Dec 1637, married at Boston 17 Oct 1656 Michael Willborne, married second by 18 Nov 1659 to Andrew Peters;
  • Samuel (twin), born 31 Dec 1640, baptized 7 Feb 1640/1, died April 1641;
  • Habbakuk (twin), born 31 Dec 1640, baptized 7 Feb 1640/1, died April 1641;
  • Hannah, born about 13 Dec 1643, baptized 17 Dec 1643, married Ipswich 16 Oct 1661, Abraham Perkins, son of John Perkins and grandson of John Perkins.

Ann Beamsley died between Dec 1643 (birth of last child), and 1645 (marriage of husband to second wife),[1][6] (probably) Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010). Online access with subscription via American Ancestors or, Vol. 1, pages 139-142.
  2. "Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s." Gale Research. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Source: S104, Repository REPO1: Arrival 1632, Boston.
  3. "U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700." Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2012. From Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages. Source S113, Repository 01: Married 1632 Boston.
  4. Savage, James. "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those who Came before May, 1962, on the Basis of Farmer's Register" Boston MA: Little Brown & Co., 1860. Accessed online at US GenNet. Vol. #1, pages 144-155.
  5. Banks, Charles Edward. "The Winthrop Fleet of 1630." Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Accessed online at Page 59.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ferris, Mary Walton, “Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes.” Accessed at HathiTrust, vol. 1, pg. 84-86.

See Also:

  • Database online, Record for Hannah Beamsley., public Member Trees, publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA. 2006. Repository: Source S404. Name, Born 1607 in ENG, d.1643-1645.
  • Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Repository: Source S155.
  • Record ID Number: MH:I830. Source for DOD/place of death [???]
  • Ancestral File Number: 2VJ5-HR. Source for ?
  • Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Source S33, Repository REPO1.


UNKNOWN-239649 was created by Mike Pugliese through the import of Pugliese-23.ged on Jun 4, 2014.

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On 15 Jun 2016 at 20:46 GMT Henry Chadwick wrote:

UNKNOWN-239649 and Unknown-316858 appear to represent the same person because: They are both the mother of the same person.

On 21 Apr 2016 at 15:04 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Merge was done in the wrong direction, please make sure you READ notes before completing merges. I get that there is a father on this profile, but there is NO PROOF of that father, nor the maiden name. IF you have PROOF, please add to this profile.

On 3 Jan 2016 at 17:48 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Ann Peters should be Ann (Unknown) Beamsley unless someone can post a source for evidence of her maiden name being Peters.

Please reply.

On 24 Dec 2015 at 00:11 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Is there a source for the wife of William Beamsley to have the surname at birth "Peters"?

Charles Robert Anderson in the Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, page 141, shows her name as "Ann", "last name at birth unknown".

There are at least five profiles merged here, and I can't find any source evidence for Ann to be Ann "Peters".

Her daughter Mercy married Andrew Peters for her second husband - is it possible the records were confused somehow?

Ann is the 10th great-grandmother of my husband, and I would like to sort this out with a 'confident' level for her surname, as I am putting together a book for our grandson.

Any help would be appreciated.

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