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Gamaliel Beaman

Birthplace: Cardington, Shropshire, England
Death: Died in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gamaliel Beaman and Isabel Beaumont
Husband of Sarah Beaman
Father of John Clark Beaman; Joseph Beaman; Gamaliel Beaman, Jr; Thomas Beaman; Mary Beaman and 6 others
Brother of John Beaman and Simon Beaman

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About Gamaliel Beaman

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"

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Gamaliel Beaman's Timeline

Cardington, Shropshire, England
February 15, 1649
Age 26
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age 28
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age 30
Dorchester, Suffolk, Ma
Age 31
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 33
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
January 17, 1658
Age 35
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
April 3, 1661
Age 38
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
April 16, 1663
Age 40
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts