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.
Over 6,000 Irish boys and women sold as slaves since England gained control of Jamaica.
William of Orange (William III) lands at Carrickfergus and defeats James II at Battle of the Boyne.
Exclusion of Catholics from Parliament and all professions.
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’.