Elizabeth Beckwith

Female 1647 - Aft 1719


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  • Name  Elizabeth Beckwith 
    Born  1647  probably, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Age 10 on 15 Feb 1657/58.
    Gender  Female 
    Died  Aft 01 Sep 1719 
    Notes 
    • Elizabeth Garrard was charged with adultery, haveing "committed folly with a stranger in the absence of her husband and brought forth a base child." Found guilty, her sentence was reduced due to many circumstances, including her "husband's extreme bad carriage towards her and beating of her and making no suitable provision for her maintenance and in going from her and not returning to her for some years." She was whipped and fined 10 pounds. She accused Joshua Grant, probably her sister's widower, whose estate in the custody of Matthew Beckwith was seized for the use of Elizabeth Garrard's child 2 June 1674. Meanwhile, in Rhode Island, her first husband sued her for adultery in the Rhode Island General Court, but did not appear to press charges.
    Person ID  I33373  Bryant
    Last Modified  14 May 2007 

    Father  Matthew Beckwith,   b. 22 Sep 1610, probably, Ponteferact, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1680, Lyme, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary,   b. 1625,   d. Bef 30 Jan 1694 
    Married  Abt 1642  probably, New London, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F1191  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Robert Gerrard,   b. 1640 
    Married  1665  Haddam, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Divorced  08 Oct 1674 
    Family ID  F2652  Group Sheet

    Family 2  John Bates,   d. 15 Jan 1719, Haddam, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef Sep 1678  probably, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID  F2653  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1647 - probably, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1665 - Haddam, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef Sep 1678 - probably, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Ancetry of Emily Angell, Smith, Dean Crawford & Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1992), p.228.

    2. [S47] Ancetry of Emily Angell, Smith, Dean Crawford & Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1992), p.224.

    3. [S400] One World Tree.


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