Katherine Beard

1650–
Ireland

The Life of Katherine

Katherine Beard was born in 1650, in Ireland as the daughter of Godfrey Beard and Elizabeth Morley. She married John Armstrong on 10 December 1663, in Templemore, County Londonderry, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John Armstrong
1645–
Katherine Beard
1650–
Marriage: 10 December 1663
John Armstrong
1664–1707
George Armstrong
Mary Armstrong
Thomas Armstrong
William Armstrong
Captain Robert Armstrong
1680–1762

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 December 1663
Templemore, County Londonderry, Ireland
children

(6)

    Male1664–1707Male

    Captain Robert Armstrong

    Male1680–1762Male

    George Armstrong

    MaleMale

    Mary Armstrong

    FemaleFemale

    Thomas Armstrong

    MaleMale

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Godfrey Beard

    Male1606–Male

    Elizabeth Morley

    Female–1631Female

siblings

(6)

    Female1636–Female

    Godfridus Beard

    Male1638–Male

    Male1638–Male

    Female1650–Female

    Elizabeth Beard

    Female1655–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1672

Age 22

Over 6,000 Irish boys and women sold as slaves since England gained control of Jamaica.
1690

Age 40

William of Orange (William III) lands at Carrickfergus and defeats James II at Battle of the Boyne.
1692

Age 42

Exclusion of Catholics from Parliament and all professions.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a bearded man (Middle English, Old English beard). To be clean-shaven was the norm in non-Jewish communities in northwestern Europe from the 12th to the 16th century, the crucial period for surname formation. There is a place name and other evidence to show that this word was used as a byname in the Old English period, when beards were the norm; in this period the byname would have referred to a large or noticeable beard. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, in particular German Bart . 2. habitational name from a place in Derbyshire, which derives its name by dissimilation from Old English brerd ‘rim’, ‘bank’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Katherine Beard, "Ireland, the Register of Derry Cathedral, 1642-1703"
  • Katherine Beard in entry for John Armestrong, "Ireland, the Register of Derry Cathedral, 1642-1703"
  • Katherine Beard, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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