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Matthew BECKWITH, Sr.

Male 1610 - 1681  (71 years)


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  • Name Matthew BECKWITH, Sr. 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 22 September 1610  Pontefract,Yorkshire Co.,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 December 1681  New London,New London Co.,CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Immigrated: 1637 to Massachusetts from England, on the "Sparrow Hawk," which crashed upon reaching New England.

      Resided: Pontefract, Yorkshire, England; Old Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, Matthew's property is today's Rocky Neck State Park, the port from which his three ships were based was called Beckwith's Cove.

      Manner of death: Fell off a cliff and "dashed his brains out on the rocks below."

      Occupation: With two partners owned three ships, the "Speedwell," the "Hopewell." and the Endeavor." These ships ranged from 50 to 82 tons, participated in trade between New England, New Amsterdam, and the Caribbean.

      Property: Owned 30 acres and with two others owned three ships, one of the ships (the "Endeavor,") was sold in Barbados for 2,000 pounds of sugar, at death the estate was inventoried at 274 pounds.

      Legal involvement: 1662 fined for the assault and bttery of John Richards; convicted of slandering Matthew Marvin, was forced to make a public confession; fined 10 shillings for intemperance.
    Person ID I4204  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 5 June 2005 

    Family/Spouse Mary LUNDE,   b. about 1625 
    Married about 1637 
    Children 
     1. Joseph BECKWITH,   b. 1640, Lyme,CT Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary BECKWITH,   b. 1643
    +3. Matthew BECKWITH, Jr.,   b. 1637, Saybrook Point,CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 June 1727, New London,CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Elizabeth BECKWITH,   b. 1647
     5. Sarah BECKWITH,   b. 1650
    +6. Nathaniel BECKWITH,   b. 1656
    +7. John BECKWITH,   b. 1658, New London,New London Co.,CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 December 1757, New London,New London Co.,CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
    Family ID F1640  Family Group Sheet


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