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Subject: Re: Descents From Edward III For Henry Beale,Gov. of St. Christophers Island 1691-93
Date: 2 Apr 2007 08:58:39 -0700
On Apr 2, 5:24 am, "Brad Verity" <> wrote:
> Tracing Yorkshire descendants of Joan Beaufort, Countess of
> Westmorland, has yielded a second colonial-era governor. Captain
> Henry Beale (1664-aft. 1722) governed St. Christophers Island in the
> Caribbean (today called St. Kitts) from 1691-1693.
> Dugdale's 1665 Visitation pedigree of Beale of Woodhouse is curious in
> a couple of ways. First, he says the Beales' seat was "Woodhouse in
> the parish of Drax". But according to GENUKI, there is no Woodhouse
> in that parish. The Beales in Dugdale's pedigree are identified as of
> "Barley" in Yorkshire in Paver's Marriage Licences and the Lists of
> Wills in the Yorkshire Registry. Barley is equally elusive to
> pinpoint, but the fact that its district is "City" in the Wills
> Registry seems to indicate it may have been Barley Hall, a townhouse
> in the city of York that belonged to goldsmith William Snawsell in the
> late 15th century and has recently been restored to that era.
Brad, interesting stuff. From a quick glance at A2A, it seems that
the Beales came from "Barley" in Yorkshire where the Twistleton family
of baronets was based. FWIW, another online source suggests this is
"Barlow Hall near Selby"; from PROCAT it seems "Barley" was a manor.
>From your 1722 reference, I assume you have seen the additional
material on A2A about the Beales of Barley?
There is also a Yorkshire Feet of Fines record from Trinity Term, 1601
in which Oliver Beale, gent, transfers property at in "Langracke and
Drax", so there clearly is a Drax connection.