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William Beaumont

Also Known As: "Beamon", "Beamond", "or Beaman"
Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Death: February 4, 1699 (87-95)
Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Beaumont and Jennet Beaumont
Husband of Lydia Beaumont
Father of Elizabeth Beaumont; Deborah Beaumont; Abigail Beaumont; Samuel Beaumont, Sr.; Rebekah Clarke and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Beaman; John Bement; Richard Beamond and Bartholomew Beman

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About William Beaumont

WILLIAM BEAUMONT, the elder of the two brothers, was of Salem in 1637, and probably somewhat earlier. At that time Salem, though only eleven years old, was the oldest settlement in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, older even than Charlestown and Boston and possibly offered more substantial opportunity to the colonist. The stay of William Beaumont at Salem was, however, not of long duration; marrying Lydia Danforth, he settled at Saybrook - the fort at the mouth of the Connecticut River, overlooking the broad waters of Long Island Sound, and then just united to the Connecticut government. It is believed that William Beaumont (b. 1608) retained the Beaumont name and likely originated the Beaumont name in America. His brother John Beaumont (abt. 1612-1647) or his son John Beaumont (1644-1684) probably shortened the name to Bement and therefore originated the Bement name in America.

In 1881, a memorial stone was placed over the graves of his great-grandson, William Beaumont (1728-1812) and his wife Sarah (Everitt) Beaumont (1721-1813) in the Scoville Cemetery, Lebanon, Connecticut by their great -grandsons, Colonel Leonard Bacon, and Thomas Thatcher, which recites the ancestry of William Beaumont from William Beaumont of Saybrooke, Nicholas Danforth of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Rev. Thomas Buckingham.

Chronicles of the Bement Family in America, 1928, p. 6

An excellent web site is also available on "The William Beaumont Family" by James Williams at http://www.james.com/beaumont (Dennis BeMent, 10/98)

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William Beaumont's Timeline

Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Potapaugh, , Connecticut
Potapaugh, , Connecticut
November 12, 1647
Age 39
Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
March 2, 1650
Age 42
Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
November 29, 1652
Age 44
Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
February 20, 1654
Age 46
Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut
February 28, 1657
Age 49
Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
September 17, 1659
Age 51
Old Saybrook Colony