Mary Beale

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Beale was born in 1752, in Mancetter, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Beale, was 27 and her mother, Rebecca Smith, was 29. She married John Simmonds on 2 March 1767, in Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters.

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John Simmonds
Mary Beale
Marriage: 2 March 1767
Peter Symonds
Mary Aletha Ann Simonds
Elizabeth Simmonds
William Simonds
William Simonds
Mary Simonds
Jane Simonds
John Willborn Simmonds
Thomas Symonds
John Simonds

Sources (27)

  • Mary Beale, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Cook, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Susanna Isidora Stephen in entry for Maria Simmonds, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"

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Name Meaning

either from Middle English bel(e) ‘fair, beautiful’ used as a woman's name, or from a pet form of an Old French, Middle English female personal name ending in -bel, especially Isabel .

nickname from Middle English bel(e) ‘fair, beautiful’ (Old French bele).

variant of Beal 1.

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

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