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James B. Beall

Birthplace: Largo, Fifeshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Largo, Fifeshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Place of Burial: Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Beall and Margaret Ramsey
Husband of Anne Marie Beall (Calvert) and Margaret Beall
Father of Alexander Beall; Colonel Ninian Beall; Mary Beall; Charles Beall; John Beall and 5 others
Brother of William Beall; Andrew Beall; Alexander Beall; Robert Beall; Ruth Beall and 2 others

Occupation: M 1623ST ANDREW FIFESHARE DOCTOR OF DIVINITY, PHD of Ministry, Doctor of Divinity, Braboner (linen weaver), in St. Andrew's Fife, Scotland, PhD in Divinity
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About Dr. James Beall

Dr. James B. Beall (Bell) received a Dr of Divinity from the University of Glasgow. The university has records that show that he was one of the first DDiv in the Church of Scotland.

Largo, Fifeshire

Some references to family:

http://phillippy.com/wkpancestry/wkpg77.htm ... 9 children. However, note that the textual description of children is not consistent with the list of children provided in dates or sequence.

http://megankeith.com/past/wc05/wc05_236.html ... also lists 9 children -- but no details.

http://dgrawrock.tripod.com/dwg%20site%20one-p/p58.htm#i3208 ... lists 10 children, but includes two Georges near in age ... and thus may be the same George (unless one died in infancy).

http://www.mclallens.com/webcards/wc57/wc57_222.htm ... an example of the tremendous inconsistencies in birth dates of children.

Others (http://www.algerclan.org/getperson.php?personID=I36100&tree=alger) only list 4 sons who went to America and became Beall's.

Burial in St. Andrews, Fiffe, Scotland. Born and died in Largo, Fife, Scotland, a descendant aof a well- known famile of royalist stock. Well educated for his day, obtaining his PhD. in divinity from the University of Glasgow. His four known sons all settled in Maryland. WFT, Vol. 10

Birth: 1603 Largoward Fife, Scotland Death: May 21, 1646 Largoward Fife, Scotland

James Beall was born in 1603 in Largo, Fife, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Beall (1565-1612) and Margaret (Ramsey) Beall (1569-1605).

James Beall married Anne Marie Calvert (1603-) the daughter of Robert Calvert (1546-?) and Margaret (Cubie) Calvert (1557-1645).

James and Anne Marie Beall were the parents of the following known children: James, Alexander, Ninian, Sarah, George, Robert, Thomas, John, Charles and Mary Beall.

Dr. James Beall (the Scottish spelling was Bell) was a Doctor of Divinity, not a medical doctor. Several of James's children left Scotland and emigrated to the colony of Maryland. Eldest son Ninian was a proud indentured political prisoner who encouraged his siblings to join him in the New World. James did not emigrate; he lived and died in Scotland.

James Beall was a well-educated man. He earned his PhD in Divinity from the University of Glasgow. Records show he was one of the Church of Scotland's earliest Doctors of Divinity.

Church records show James and Anne Marie had the following children, all born in Scotland:

1. (Colonel) Ninian Beall, about 1625-1717, well-known 6'7", red-haired historical figure. Captured at Battle of Dunbar, sold into slavery, shipped to Barbados, then to Maryland where he achieved success and respect. He encouraged his siblings to join him there 2. Alexander Beall, about 1625-1655 (did not emigrate) 3. Mary Beall, born about 1627, married Pottinger, emigrated to Maryland 4. Charles Beall, born about 1628, emigrated to Maryland 5. John Beall, born about 1629 6. George Beall, born about 1632, emigrated to Maryland 7. James Beall, born about 1634 8. Sarah Beall, born about 1636, married Magruder, emigrated to Maryland 9. Thomas Beall, 1638-1732, married Elizabeth Lee, emigrated to Maryland 1659

Dr. James Beall died 21 May 1646 in Largo, Fife, Scotland. He was 43 years old. He was buried at St. Andrews, Fiffe, Scotland. (Don't know which St. Andrews).

Dr. James' son Colonel Ninean Beall was famous in the USA. Here is the link to his findagrave page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25527218

Family links:

 Alexander Beall (1565 - 1612)
 Margaret Ramsey Beall (1569 - 1605)

 Anne Marie Calvert Beall (1603 - ____)

 Ninian Beall (1625 - 1717)*

[http://gennotes.150m.com/beall.html#G0498A: Thomas BEALL of LOVING ACQUAINTANCE ANTECEDENTS and DESCENDANTS of THOMAS BEALL] of LOVING ACQUAINTANCE (ABT 1631 - AFT November 1732)

G0499A: James BEALL, Dr. [009] Birth: 1603, Largo, Ligensheim Fyffe (Fifeshire), Scotland Death: AFT 1630, Largo, Ligensheim Fyffe (Fifeshire), Scotland

Marriage: 1622/23, Ligensheim Fyffe (Fifeshire), Scotland Spouse: Anne Marie CALVERT

Child 1: Ninian BEALL (1625, Largo, Ligensheim Fyffe [Fifeshire], Scotland - 1717, Prince George's County, Maryland, British North America) [M]: m1. Elizabeth GORDON (?): m2. Ruth MOORE

Child 2: John BEALL (1628, Largo, Ligensheim Fyffe [Fifeshire], Scotland - AFT 3 July 1675, <Calvert County>, Maryland, British North America) [M]: m. Joanna SPRIGG (ABT 1644, Prince George’s County, Maryland, British North America - AFT 6 June 1675 [Will signed] and BEF 3 July 1675 [Will proved], Calvert County, Maryland, British North America) [See Joanna SPRIGG, child four under G0500A: Thomas SPRIGG(E), in Descendants of Thomas Sprigg (1604 - BY 14 January 1677/78).]

Child 3: Thomas BEALL of LOVING ACQUAINTANCE (ABT 1631, Largo, Ligensheim Fyffe [Fifeshire], Scotland - AFT November 1732, Prince George's County, Maryland, British North America) [M]: m1. Unknown UNKNOWN: m2. Elizabeth UNKNOWN

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Dr. James Beall's Timeline

Largo, Fifeshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Age 17
Saint Andrew's, Fife, Scotland
September 16, 1625
Age 22
Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 24
Largo, Fife, Scotland
Age 25
Largo, Fife, , Scotland
Age 25
Largo, Fife, Scotland
Age 28
Fireshire, Largo, Fife, Scotland
Age 29
Fireshire, Largo, Fife, Scotland
Age 31
Scotland, United Kingdom