Family:Whitney, Alice (s1602-1665)

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Alice Whitney (Thomas), daughter of Thomas and Mary (Bray) Whitney,[1] was born say 1602,[2] and as "Mrs. Alice Beale" buried 11 Oct 1665, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England.[3]

She married, 1 May 1620, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England, Francis Beale, gent.[4]

His will was written 4 Mar 1661 and probated 5 Jun 1662. In it, he mentions brothers Christopher and Edward Beale. He may have been the Francis Beale, bp. 8 Sep 1594, son of Edward Beales and his 3rd wife Martha Stone.


She died sometime after 1666 when she was mentioned in the administration of her husband's estate.[5]



Beale, [Francis]. Pepys's landlord (1658-60) in Axe Yard. Beale had lived there since at least 1627-8, in a house whose freehold was owned by Valentine Wanley. Sometime before the diary opens, Beale moved to the Axe tavern. He died in 1662, and his widow Alice (b. Whittney), lived on till 1666

He was apparently the Francis Beale of Axe Yard, landlord of the famous diarist Samuel Pepys.[6]

Francis Beale, along with Thomas Whitney "the elder", posted bail for Thomas Whitney "the younger" in 1621.[7]

"Alice Beales" was listed as living in Axe Yard in the 1664 Hearth Tax. See Hearth Tax: Westminster 1664, St Margarets Westminster : Axe Yard.

He or his son may have been the "Francis Beale, citizen of Westminster, who died intestate" (Axe Yard), with administratrix Aliciae Beale 4/1666.[8]

Children of Francis and Alice (Whitney) Beale:

i. Francis Beale, bp. Nov 1621, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England.[9] "Francis Beale, son of Francis Beale, gent. of Westminster; born in Westminster; school, Sutton's, London (Charterhouse) (Mr Brooks) for 3 years; admitted sizar for the master, tutor Mr Barwicke, 27 May, aet. 18."[10] He died in 1666.[11] He was a writer on chess.[12] Francis Beale, St John's College, Entered: 1641; Adm. sizar (age 18) at ST JOHN'S, May 27, 1640; afterwards pens. S. of Francis, gent., of Westminster. B. there. School, Charterhouse, London. Matric. 1641; B.A. from Magdalene, 1644. Served Charles I. (Foulis' History of Plots, 181.) Can this be the author of the ‘Royal Game of Chesse Play,’ 1656 (see D.N.B.)?[13]
ii. Anna Beale, bp. 6 Aug 1623, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England,[14] bur. 14 Sep 1624, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England.
iii. Meliora Beale, bp. 17 Oct 1627, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England,[15] bur. 4 Aug 1628, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England.
iv. Anna Beale, bp. Jul 1629, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England,[16] prob. the "Anna Beale, ch." bur. 9 Jun 1634, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England.


References

1.^  Alice Whitney is believed to be a previously unidentified daughter of Thomas Whitney due to her husband's involvement in the indictment case against Thomas Whitney, Jr.

2.^  Source for birth

3.^  Ancestry.com. Middlesex, England: Parish and Probate Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records.

4.^  Marriage record of "Alice Whitney to Francis Beale", 1 May 1620, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England.

5.^  Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the ... by H.C.G. Matthew, Brian Howard Harrison - Biography & Autobiography - 2004, p. 512

6.^  "afterwards met with old Beale, and at the Axe paid him this quarter to Ladyday next." The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 15 Mar 1659/60

7.^  WJ/SR(NS)5/050

8.^  Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the ... by H.C.G. Matthew, Brian Howard Harrison - Biography & Autobiography - 2004, p. 512

9.^  IGI

10.^  Under the section "Admissions 1640" in Admissions to the College of St. John the Evangelist in the University of Cambridge, p. 54

11.^  List of notable Old Carthusians on Wikipedia.

12.^  List of notable Old Carthusians on Wikipedia.

13.^  Ancestry.com. Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Venn, J. A., comp.. Alumni Cantabrigienses. London, England: Cambridge University Press, 1922-1954.

14.^  IGI

15.^  IGI

16.^  IGI



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