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From: "Brad Verity" <>
Subject: Re: Descents From Edward III For Henry Beale,Gov. of St. Christophers Island 1691-93
Date: 3 Apr 2007 13:35:33 -0700
On Apr 2, 8:58 am, wrote:
> 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.
Thanks, Michael. A manor makes much more sense than a townhouse.
> From your 1722 reference, I assume you have seen the additional
> material on A2A about the Beales of Barley?
Yes, good items in there. Someday I'll get back to the U.K. and pay
visits to these local archives. I'd love to read more about Captain
Henry Beale and his brother Captain George Beale fighting the French
on St. Christophers Island.
> 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.
Yes. Perhaps there was a "Woodhouse" in Drax parish at some point,
but not anymore. I suppose a lookup in the VCH series for Yorkshire
may provide an explanation.
On Apr 2, 12:43 pm, wrote:
> My Twisleton ancestors were styled "of Barley" or "of Drax" during the
> mid-17th century. I believe they owned a "Barley Hall" in the parish
> of Drax, but don't have a reference to hand. I'll dig around at the
> weekend, but I think you can probably rule out the Barley Hall in
> York. John Twisleton, created a baronet by Cromwell, owned this
> property at one point so books on the baronetage might help.
Thanks for this, Mark. A Barley Hall in Drax would make sense, though
there is none listed in GENUKI. I'll track down the Twisletons.