Arthur Beale

Arthur BEALE is my ninth great grandfather.  Arthur was born before 5 October 1638 in possibly Ipswich, Massachusetts to at this time unknown parents.  Arthur married Agnes HILTON by 1667.[1]  Arthur and Agnes had seven children:  Mary, William, Anne, Sarah, Nicholas, Edward and Elizabeth.  Arthur served on a jury 24 Feb 1690 in York County Court of Common Pleas.[2]  In 1693, 1694, 1695, and 1696 he was brought to court for some minor cases.[3]  Arthur received one year licenses in 1697 and 1698 for the right to run a ferry and a right to sell strong liquor.[4]  Arthur wrote his will about 1699 and died 2 October 1711 in York, Maine.  Over the years he worked as a fisherman, ferryman, tavern keeper and retailer.[5]

 

The York County court records, deeds and other official documents for this time period are very plentiful, if time is taken, I’m sure I could trace more of his life.


[1] Clarence Almon Torrey, author, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (2008), 2366, Arthur Beale & Agnes [HILTON] by 1667 York, ME; online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013.

[2] York County, record holder, “Maine: Early Wills & Deeds,” New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013), Arthur Beale, grand juror.

[3] York County, record holder, “Maine: Early Wills & Deeds,” New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013), Arthur Beale apprehended on suspision of sealing a boat bucket and piece of a road from Capt. Hooke.  York County, record holder, “Maine: Early Wills & Deeds,” New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013), Arthur Beale appearing to answere his bond giuen of 5 p at the last Quarter session.  York County, record holder, “Maine: Early Wills & Deeds,” New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013), Arthur Beale appearing to answere his bond & the Complaint of Mr Nathaniell Raines for stealeing a bay mare & colt.  York County, record holder, “Maine: Early Wills & Deeds,” New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013), Arthur Beale bound over to apeare at this Court to answere for Discourageing a soldier.  York County, record holder, “Maine: Early Wills & Deeds,” New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013), Arthur Beale bound by recognisance in ten pound to this Court appeared.  York County, record holder, “Maine: Early Wills & Deeds,” New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013), Arthur Bale of York for fencing in the Kings high way.  York County, record holder, “Maine: Early Wills & Deeds,” New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013), Arthur Beale being bound by recognezance by complaint of Ensign Raynes.  York County, record holder, “Maine: Early Wills & Deeds,” New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013), We Present Arthur Beal for selling strong drink by retale without Lycence.  York County, record holder, “Maine: Early Wills & Deeds,” New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013), Arthur Beale appearing in Court to answer his presntmt Exhibited against him.

[4] York County, record holder, “Maine: Early Wills & Deeds,” New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013), Lycence is granted to ARthur Beal of York to Keep a fferry ouer york Riuer for one year.  York County, record holder, “Maine: Early Wills & Deeds,” New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 8 September 2013), Lycence granted to Arthur Beal to retale all stors of strong drink he giuing bond according to law.

[5] Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 83.

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