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Gamaliel Beaman, Sr., of Dorchester

别名字号 "Beamon"
生日 (84)
出生地 England, United Kingdom
逝世 1707年3月23日 (84)
Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
葬于 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States

unknown Beamanunknown Beaman之子
Sarah Beaman的丈夫
John Beaman; Joseph Beaman; Gamaliel Beaman, Jr; Thomas Beaman; Mary Beaman另外5个之父

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About Gamaliel Beaman, Sr., of Dorchester

Gamaliel Beaman was born about 1623 in England and Died 23 Mar 1678 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England. His parents are unknown and his wife was Sarah Clark.



According to Anderson, Great Migration Series, the origins of Gamaliel Beamon are unknown. He arrived on the Elizabeth & Ann in 1635, first resided in Dorchester, removed to Lancaster in 1661 and Dorchester again in 1675.

GAMALIELL BEOMONT, age 12, {born about 1623} 8th May 1635, embarqued on the ship Elizabeth & Ann to be transported to New England. He had a certificate of conformity to the Church of England and was not a subsidy man.[1]

Came in 1635 age 12 to Dorchester, Rem to Lancaster 1659 with sev. children and had more. Son John left town but returned & died in west precinct now Sterling 1740.[2]

Gamaliel was an early inhabitant of Lancaster, signing the town covenant with his mark on 31 May 1659. He received the 22nd lot in the second division of meadow on 5 Feb 1659. He was constable in 1671. After the massacre in 1675, he went to Dorchester.

At the time of his death the Beamans were so impoverished that the tax rates of Gamaliel, Sr., Gamaliel, Jr., John and Thomas were listed in the Dorchester records as "desperate debts".

Children: (from Anderson Article)

  • Thomas (c. 1649- ) m. Elizabeth Williams
  • Joseph (c. 1651-) no further record
  • Gamaliel (c. 1653-) no further record
  • Mary (c 1656-) m. Henry Cookery
  • Sarah (1658/9- ) m. Ebenezer Williams
  • Noah b. 3 Apr 1661 m. Patience Trescott
  • Thankful b. 18 Apr 1663; m. Nathaniel Wilson
  • Mehitable b 26 May 1667; no further record


  • ↑ Hotten's List Hotten, John Camden. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold For A Term Of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; And Others Who Went From Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700 : With Their Ages and the Names Of The Ships In Which They Embarked, And Other Interesting Particulars; From Mss. Preserved In The State Paper Department Of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England. New York: 1874. (p 76)
  • ↑ History of Lancaster p59
  • Source: S-2068006985 Repository: #R-2138435775 Title: Worcester County, Massachusetts Memoirs, Volume I-II Author: Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.Original data - Ellery Bicknell Crane, ed. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County Massachusetts with a History of Worcester Society Note: APID: 1,6489::0
  • Wooden, Emily Beaman. Space:The Beaman and Clark Genealogy (Rochester, 1909) link

supporting data

Seen without attribution: Birth: October 4, 1623 Biddulph, Staffordshire, UK

Birth place cited before actual founding of the town which occurred in 1853.

Gamaliel Beaman came over in 1635 when twelve years of age, to Dorchester. Removed to Lancaster in 1659, with several children and had several after his removal. His son John Beaman left town, but returned and died in the west precinct, now Sterling, in 1740.

Subj: Gamaliel Beaman Ancestor of Joseph Beaman of Rev. War fame

Subject: Gamaliel Beaman

Source: Annals of Lancaster, Massachusetts by Nourse, 1884


Gamaliel Beaman came from England in the Elizabeth & Ann in 1635 and settled in Dorchester, Mass. In 1659 being then 36 yrs old, he came to Lancaster bringing a large family. At the time of the Indian Massacre he returned to Dorchester and died there March 23, 1678.

The Beamans were among the first to return to Lancaster upon its resettlement. John Beaman & Gamaliel Beaman set up new houses on their father's lands at Wataquadock. John Beaman Jr. lived upon the old homestead on the neck.

The children of Gamaliel Beaman, Sr. and wife, Sarah (Clark) Beaman were:

John b. 1649; Joseph b. 1651; Gamaliel Jr. b. 1653; Thomas b. 1654; Mary b. 1656

Sarah b. 1658 - all born before the family came from Dorchester; and Noah b. 1661;

Thankful b. 1663;

Mehitable b. 1667 all born at Lancaster.

John Beaman's headstone in the old burial ground records that he died 1740 aged ninety years. His

son, Gamamiel born in 1684 was the first settler of Woonksechocksett, now Sterling, Mass.

Thankful Beaman m. Nathaniel Wilson who, in 1694 sold to William Sheafe, Gamaliel Beaman's house lot in Lancaster.

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My notes on him in particular include "



Gamaliel, ae. 12, came in the Elizabeth and Ann in May, 1635, Dorchester, propr. 1649. Resided at Lancaster in 1661, but ret. after a few years to Dorchester. His wife adm. chh. 1 (12) 1656; ch. Thomas, ae. 8 yrs., John, ae. 6 yrs., Gamaliel, ae. 4 yrs., and Mary, an infant, all bapt. 14 (4) 1657; Sarah b. 19 (11) 1658, Noah b. 3 (2) 1661.


John, ae. 23, came in the Elizabeth, April 15, 1635. Settled at Salem, propr. 1640.


John, Scituate, atba. 1643.


William, ae. 27, came in the Elizabeth April 15, 1635. Settled at Salem, 1637. Deposed in Court to R. Saltonstall's acct. 25 (5) 1644.

Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers

Volume 1

Hide, blushing glory, hide Pultova's day.

page 147

Beaman, Gamaliel, Dorchester, came in the Elizabeth and Ann, 1635, aged only 12 yrs. spel. at the London eustom ho. Bement, by w. Sarah had Thomas, b. 1649; Joseph, 1651; Gamaliel, 1653; Mary, 1656; all bapt. 14 June 1657; Sarah, b. 19 Jan. 1658;rem. to Lancaster, there had Noah, 3 Apr. 1661; Thankful, 18 Apr. 1663; and perhaps John; and d. 23 Mar. 1678. JOHN, Lancaster, perhaps s. of the preced. had Sarah, b. 25 Jan. 1681; rem. to Taunton, and had Gamaliel, 29 Feb. 1684; prob. rem. again to Lancater, and d. at Sterling, 1745. See Worcester Mag. II. 39. THOMAS, Marlborough, perhaps eldest s. of Gamaliel, by w. Eliz. had Eliz. b. 1679; Eleazer, 1683; Sarah, 1685; and Abraham, 1692. WILLIAM, Salem 1637, spel. the first syllab. without a, and at the London custom ho. Beamond, when he emb. in the Elizabeth, 1635, aged 27, as in the next article.


Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts Vol III at


Came from England on the "Elizabeth and Ann" in 1635 and settled in Dorchester, aged 12 years.

In 1659 he settled in Lancester with his wife Sarah Clark and children John, Joseph, Gamaliel Jr., Thomas, Mary, and Sarah.

At the time of the Lancaster massacre, 1676, he returned to Dorchester, where he died March 23, 1678

Source at

New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume III

pg 1187

this source has Gamaliel d. 1707 age 84, and Sarah Clark as living in 1701 when they deeded land to son John"



Gamaliel Beaman, Sr., of Dorchester的年谱

England, United Kingdom
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Dorchester, Suffolk, Ma
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts