A genealogy of the Beard family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources.
Family of Thomas Beard
Thomas Beard, born 1608, had a grant of land at Sandy Point, on Dover Neck, in 1642, and, with Valentine Hill, a grant of Oyster River Falls in 1649, He was in Barbadoes in 1668 and then gave to his wife, Elizabeth, a power of attorney. He left widow, Mary, who married William Williams, His will, 16 Dec. 1678, names wife, Mary, and children:
Joseph m. Esther dau. of James Philbrick of Hampton, b. I March 1657. Est. adm, 1703. Widow m. Sylvanus Nock, 12 Nov. 1705.
- Thomas, under 21 in 1678, was in Barbadoes in 1691.
- Martha m. Brimhor. I think this was George Brimhall, or Bramhall, who was of Dover in 1670, of Casco, Me.. in 1678, where he was killed by Indians in 1689. His widow, Martha, removed to Hingham Mass., and married (2) … Continue reading
- Elizabeth, second wife of Jonathan Watson.
- Mary m. John Hudson, 25 July 1689, probably his second wife.
- Hannah b. 24 Oct. 1666; not named in will, 1678.
Joseph Beard and Esther Philbrick
Children of Joseph and Esther (Philbrick) Beard:
- Ensign Joseph m. 24 March 1700/1, Elizabeth Waldron. Est. adm. in 1723 by widow and son-in-law, Richard Plummer. Had ch., Sarah and Bridget, bapt. 31 May 1719. A dau. Elizabeth m. Richard Plummer. Had also son, Samuel, and dau. Esther, who m. _______ Dollofif.
- Samuel, mentioned in 171 7. He was of Scarborough, Me., in 1738. Esther m. Joseph Hall, 3 Nov. 1707.
William Beard was at Oyster River in 1640. His garrison stood east of Beard’s Creek. His wife, Elizabeth, survived him. He gave land to James Huckins, 19 April 1675. He was killed by Indians, about the first of November, 1675. His property was divided between his wife and Edward Leathers.
|↑1||I think this was George Brimhall, or Bramhall, who was of Dover in 1670, of Casco, Me.. in 1678, where he was killed by Indians in 1689. His widow, Martha, removed to Hingham Mass., and married (2) 19 Dec. 1698, Gershom Hall of Chatham, Mass., an unordained preacher. [History of Hingham, Vol. II. p. 90, and Smith’s History of Chatham.]|