Samuel Beardsley, Sr (1638 - 1706)

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Birthplace: Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Occupation: Freeman
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About Samuel Beardsley, Sr

A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut 5. Samuel, son of William, 1st, and Mary Beardsley, m. Abigail . He received land from his father in Pequonnock in what is now the northern portion ol the city of Bridgeport, north of North avenue. He became the owner of considerable land, for, after giving to his children much, in his life time, the inventory of his estate amounted to ,£714. The distribution, April 8, 1708, was made to the widow Abigail, and .£73-16-5 to each of the following children: Daniel, John, Benjamin, Nathan. Mary, wife of Jonathan Wakely, Hannah, wife of John Parruck, and Sarah Beardsley.

He died Dec. 24, 1706. The widow Abigail's estate was distributed May 2, 1727 -------------------- From "Genealogical history of the Beardsley-lee family in America" http://www.archive.org/details/genealogicalhist00bear

Samuel Beardsley (William), b. 1638. He was the first American b. Beardsley. He d. at Stratfield (now Bridgeport), Conn., Dec. 24, 1706. Age 68. Married Abigail , 1663.

He joined the Congregational Church in Stratford in 1678, from which he was dismissed in 1695 and became one of the nine Charter Members of the First Congregational Church of Stratfield (now Bridgeport), Conn., which was organized June 13, 1695. July 10, 1695, Abigail Beardsley joined this church, with six others, by letter.

He is mentioned in his father's will as "My sonne, Samuell, I give that red cow which I have now lent him."

Sept. 21, 1663, he bought land of Edward Higbee. "He also received land from his father in Piquannock, in what is now the northern portion of the citj' of Bridgeport, north of North Avenue.

He became the owner of considerable land, for, after giving to his children much, in his lifetime, the inventory of his estate amounted to £714. (History of Stratfield, p. 1131.) In 1704 he divided his property, to take effect after his decease. Samuel and Richard Hubbell were the dividers. They report the distribution to the Probate Court as follows : "To his sons Daniel, John, Benjamin, Nathan, and to his daughters. Mary (wife of Jonathon Wakeley), Hannah (wife of John Parruch), and Sarah (dau. of his deceased son Samuel), each of the above received £73 16s. 5d.

His widow, Abigail, received £167 14s. 7d.

Jolin Bardsley and Jonathon Wakeley were the appointed administrators of Samuel's estate.

CHILDREN. 1. Abigail, b. 1664; m. May 28, 1684, Thomas Trowbridge, of New Haven, and had three children. (Savage, Vol. xviii. p. 333.) + 2. Samuel. + 3. William. + 4. Daniel. + 5. John. + 6. Ephraim. + 7. Benjamin. 8. Mary, b. 1680, m. Jonathan Wakely. 9. Hannah, b. 1682, m. John Parruch. 10. Deborah, b. 1684. + 11. Nathan. 12. Sarah. b. 1688. -------------------- http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/rr06/rr06_364.html#P41450

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Samuel Beardsley, Sr's Timeline

1638
September 1, 1638
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
1663
July 5, 1663
Age 24
Stratford,Fairfield,Connecticut,USA
1664
August 10, 1664
Age 25
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
1666
September 1, 1666
Age 28
Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
1666
Age 27
Danbury, Fairfield, CT
1668
March 16, 1668
Age 29
Stratford,Fairfield,CT
1671
April 3, 1671
Age 32
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
1673
October 11, 1673
Age 35
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
1675
February 4, 1675
Age 36
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
1677
December 21, 1677
Age 39
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America