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Subject: [GM-L] BEERS - Bond's Watertown Part 1
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 14:29:29 EDT


Subject: BEERS Part 1
Source: Source: Source: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the
Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Includes Waltham and Weston - by
Henry Bond, M.D., Boston,
1860.

p.20

Capt. Richard Beers, an original proprietor, admitted freeman March 16,
1636/7; selectman
most of the time from 1644 to 1675; representative 13 yrs. 1663-1675; a
captain in King
Philip's War, and slain in battle by the Indians at Northfield, September 4,
1675.

See also, Bodge's King Philip's War - Capt. Richard Beers


http://www.usgennet.org/usa/vt/state/philip/1-10/ch7pt1.html

Wife Elizabeth. He made a nuncupatory Will, August 6th, proved Oct 5, 1675 -
whole estate
to go to his wife; but if she marry, one half to go to daughter Sternes and
other children.
Widow and son Eleazer Beers administrators. Inventory, £242. In the Probate
office of
Middlesex is an agreement dated June 1711, among the children and heirs of
Captain Richard
Beers, viz., Elnathan, Jabez, Richard, Sarah Wheeler; heirs of Mary Rice, d.
viz. Joseph &
Mary Rice; Judith Allen, Elizabeth and Samuel Ward and David Stone. October
1654, he was
recommended to the Court by Hugh Mason, Thomas Hastings, Charles Chadwick,
Henry Bright and
John Sherman, "to keep an ordinary." His license was renewed and probably
continued until
his decease. It is the first notice of a public house in the town.

p.21

Children of Capt. Richard Beers & wife Elizabeth:

1. Sarah Beers - buried October 10, 1639.

2. Sarah Beers m. (1) Isaac Stearns Jr. who died Aug. 29, 1676; she m. (2)
July 23, 1677,
Thomas Wheeler of Concord.

3. Mary Beers b. Mar. 10, 1642/3, m. Joseph Rice son of Edmund Rice of
Sudbury. She died
in Watertown May 13, 1677*, leaving children:
1. Joseph Rice b. June 5, 1671, died in Marlboro, Dec 3, 1745.
2. Eleazer Rice b. Oct 26, 1673, died young.
3. Mary Rice b. Aug 15, 1674, m. Dec 12, 1710, David Stone.

4. Elnathan Beers died 1696; m. Sarah Tainter and had:
1. Mary Beers b. and d. March 1681/2.
2. Richard Beers b. February d. March 1682/3.
3. Simon Beers b. July 19, 1684; bap. Sept 25, 1698.
4. Mary Beers b. Feb 11, 1687/8.
5. *Richard Beers b. Feb 17, 1690/1; had by wife Mary:
1. Elnathan Beers b. April 23, 1723.
2. Simon Beers b. Jan 15, 1725/6.
3. Sarah Beers b. June 26, 1728.
4. Richard Beers b. Jan 15, 1729/30.
5. Jabez Beers b. Oct 20, 1731.
*This Richard Beers had probably married for his 1st wife, May
21, 1718,
Elizabeth Dix

5. Judith Beers b. March 26, 1646 m. (?Henry) Allen.

6. Jabez Beers b. Oct 4, 1651, a tailor; wife Elizabeth, d. Feb 8, 1717/18.

7. Elizabeth Beers m. May 25, 1710, Samuel Ward of Marlboro.

8. Richard Beers b. oct 22, 1659.

9. Abigail Beers b. and d. April 1662.

Anthony Beers (probably a brother of Capt. Richard Beers, admitted freeman
May 6, 1657; by
wife Elizabeth had:

1. Samuel Beers b. May 9, 1647.

2. Ephraim Beers b. July 5, 1648.

3. John Beers b. Jan 20, 1651/2.

4. Hester Beers b. Oct 16, 1654.

5. Samuel Beers b. May 2, 1657.

Perhaps the following were also his children:

. Elizabeth Beers, m. April 7, 1663, Henry Goddin, q.v.

. Bethuah Beers m. Mar 25, 1664, David Mettup, q.v.

. Mary Beers m. April 19. 1665, John Smith.

Eliezer Beers (?son of Capt. Richard), m. April 21, 1690 Susanna Cutting,
widow of John
Cutting and dau. of Robert & Susanna Harrington. He died Dec 5, 1701 and his
widow m.
Jan 21, 1704/5, Peter Cloyse of Framingham.

p.256

Elizabeth Beers m. April 7, 1663, Henry Goddin b. 1642; she was prob. the dau
of Anthony &
Elizabeth Beers. Perhaps it was his widow who m. Jan 23, 1700/1, Samuel Bull
of Cambridge.
Children:

1. Timothy Goddin b. May 8, 1664.
2. Elizabeth Goddin b. Nov 8, 1667; m. Jan 8, 1689/90, John Morse, Jr.

p.679

Capt. Richard Beers was not the first one authorized "to keep an ordinary."
See G. Munnings
and T. Wincoll, Part II.

p.20 (3.) for 1777, read 1677*.

Jabez Beers m. Elizabeth the dau of Jasper Rush of Dorchester.

May 17, 1698, Jabez & Richard Beers of Watertown sold to Samuel How, 300
acres of land in
Marlboro, granted to Capt. Richard Beers, Oct 14, 1664. In 1714, Jabez Beers
of Watertown
sold land to Joseph Shattuck of Watertown, barber-chirurgeon, and his wife
Mary.

It is probable that Anthony Beers moved from Watertown to Roxbury and there
had son, Barnabas, b. Sept 6, 1658. In 1667, lands in Fairfield, CT were
granted to Anthony Beers,
which he sold in 1669.

This name, Eleazer by inadvertinence was misplaced. He was a son, probably
of the eldest,
of Capt. Richard Beers and was one of his executors.

p.12

John Ball m. Sept 27, 1699 Bethis "Medep," b. Feb. 24, 1664/5, dau of Daniel
& Bethia (Beers) Mettup. She d. Dec 13, 1719; he had a 2nd wife Mary who d.
July 5, 1738.
1. Hannah Ball b. Dec 25, 1700.
2. John Ball b. Dec 25, 1705; d. Dec 10, 1769.

p.756

Daniel Estabrook prob. moved to Weston in 1704. May 15, 1704, Ebenezer Page
for 80 pounds
sold to Daniel Estabrook of Cambridge Farms (Lexington) 76 acres farm lands
(Weston) in the
9th division, 3d squadron bounded west by land granted to John Sherman
(?Freeman) now in
possession of Capt. Beers' heirs.

p.194

John Cutting a locksmith m. Feb 9, 1671/2, Susanna Harrington. He d. July
18, 1689 & his
widow m. April 21, 1690, Eliezer Beers who d. Dec 5, 1691, s.p., and his
widow m. Jan. 2,
1704/5, Peter Cloyse of Framingham.

p.273

Susanna Harrington, dau of George & Susanna Harrington, b. Aug 18, 1649; m.
Feb. 9, 1671,
John Cutting by whom she had seven children. He died July 18, 1689 and she
m. (2) April 21,
1690, Eliezer Beers who d. Dec 5, 1692 and she m. (3) Jan 2, 1704/5, Peter
Cloyes of
Framingham. This Eliezer (Eleazer) Beers was a son and the administrator of
Capt. Richard
Beers.

p.366
Mettup (Methup, Meddup, Medup, Medab, Medduc - These variations in the
orthography of the
name occur in the record of one family. Are they all variations of Maddock?.

Daniel Methup m. March 27, 1664, Bethia Beers. He died in Weston Feb 24,
1716/17 and she
d. Feb 22, 1722. In the Court Records, 1692, he is accused of being a
disorderly person,
inhuman in conduct to his wife and children.

1. Bethia Methup b. Feb 24, 1664/5; m. Sept. 27, 1699, John Bull.
2. Mary Methup b. Sept 13, 1666.
3. Daniel Methup b. May 10, 1668.
4. Robert Methup b. Aug 31, 1671.
5. Isaac Methup b. Dec 22, 1672; d. April 27, 1720.
6. Sarah Methup b. Feb 14, 1674/5; d. April 16, 1725.
7. Abigail Methup b. June 2, 1678; d. Sept. 4, 1723.
8. Hannah Methup b. July 31, 1681; d. Feb 9, 1729/30, unm.

Daniel Medup & Mary Cook published in Weston Jan 29, 1725/6
Daniel Medup & widow Mary Corey published July 17, 1730.

To be continued, Part 2
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth


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