1610 - 1681
||Matthew BECKWITH, Sr. |
||22 September 1610
||13 December 1681
||New London,New London Co.,CT
- 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.
||5 June 2005 |
||Mary LUNDE, b. about 1625 |
| ||1. Joseph BECKWITH, b. 1640, Lyme,CT |
| ||2. Mary BECKWITH, b. 1643|
|>||3. Matthew BECKWITH, Jr., b. 1637, Saybrook Point,CT , d. 14 June 1727, New London,CT |
| ||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 , d. 5 December 1757, New London,New London Co.,CT |
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