Rachell Beard

about 1647–after 1727 (Age 80)
Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Rachell

When Rachell Beard was born about 1647, in Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Richard Beard, was 22 and her mother, Rachel Robins, was 16. She married Neale Clarke Sr about 1661, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died after 1727, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, British Colonial America, at the age of 81, and was buried in Anne Arundel, Maryland, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Neale Clarke Sr
1635–1675
Rachell Beard
1647–1727
Marriage: about 1661
Elizabeth Clark
1662–1727
Neale Clarke Jr.
1664–1732
Richard Clarke
1665–1708
Samuel Clark
1667–1704
Rachel Clark
1668–
Ruth Clark
1669–1704

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1661
Anne Arundel, Maryland, British Colonial America
children

(6)

    Elizabeth Clark

    Female1662–1727Female

    Neale Clarke Jr.

    Male1664–1732Male

    Male1665–1708Male

    Samuel Clark

    Male1667–1704Male

    Female1668–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (1)

1650

Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1650: Anne Arundel, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America; 1654: *Providence, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America; 1658: Anne Arundel, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States. *Renamed Providence from 1654 to 1658

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)

  • Rachell in entry for Comfort Rebekath Stimpson, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Rachell in entry for Rachell Elizabeth Stimpson, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Rachell in entry for Rachell Elizabeth Stimps., "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

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