Our Beard Family Tree

(back 10 generations to England)

Table of Contents

(Click on first name for Vitals/spousal surname for associated tree)

Thomas Beard (c. 1570-1627)
Susannah Hollingdale (  )
Richard Beard (c. 1590-1648)
Ann Wheler (  )
Nicholas Beard, Sr. (1616-1701)
Susannah ___ ( )
Daniel Beard (1672-1738)
Susanna Scrace ( )
Nathaniel Beard (c.1733- )
Mary Weller? ( )
Susannah Beard (1759-1839)
Ambrose Austen, Sr. (1757-1841/3)
Susan Austen (1794-1865)
Richard Pearce (1782/5-1861)
Charles Pearce (1834-1914)
Permelia Nelson (1839-1914)
Wesley Herron Pearce (1876-1955)
Bessie Reed Hill (1887-1974)
Ralph Hill Pearce (1917-2002)
Ruth Elizabeth Gray (1917-2005)
Larry Edsel Pearce (1948- )
Susan Kay Miller (1949- )
Annie Rebecca Pearce Matthew Carter Pearce
(1971- ) (1973- )


Peter Beard. Various e-mail below documented from The Keep, Sussex, England.

Caroline Pinkers – See “Our Quaker Beginnings.”

6 Responses to Our Beard Family Tree

  1. Peter Beard says:

    The coat of arms on this page is for a Scots family NOT Nicholas. The coat of arms for Nicholas and Pedigree for this Sussex England family is well documented. Daniel married Susanna Scrace 4th October 1710 at Preston (Brighton ), Sussex. Nathaniel married Mary Weller on the 8th of March 1757 at Staplehurst, Kent. Susannah was born the 3rd of December 1759. She married Ambrose Austen on the 18th of November 1779. Nathaniel’s notebook detailing all his children’s births (hour minute and day) is held at East Sussex Record Office.

    • admin says:

      Dear Peter,
      Thank you for the wonderful information! I’ll update my records. Can you direct me to our Beard coat of arms? I hope someday to get to the East Sussex Record Office to see Nathaniel’s notebook. Regards,

      • Peter Beard says:

        The only printed Coat of Arms are in the Victoria History of Sussex, but I forget which volume. I will chase it up.
        ARMS: Ermine
        On a quarter estanton sable
        a saltier Or charged with five fleur-de-lis Gu.
        CREST: On a chapeau Gu turned up ermine
        a Tiger couchant Or.
        tufted, maned, and armed sable.
        Nicholas Beard, Sr was baptised 2/4/1616 at Rottingdean, grandson of Thomas Beard and Susan (Hollingdale), son of Richard and Ann Wheler. If you log on to “The KEEP,” Sussex, England,
        you can for a small cost get them to send you copies of documents:
        Thomas’ will (1627/8), Richard’s will (1647/8), and Nicholas’ will (1702).
        Nicholas also wrote a narrative of his life, which is also held at
        the Keep.

  2. Norman Cousino II says:

    Hello, My name is Norman Cousino II, and I own an original copy of the Life of Thomas Beard, printed, in 1734, by William Cooper.I am trying to sell it. I bought it in Northfield, Massachusetts, in the 70’s from a Revolutionary soldier’s house. My phone # is (413) 773-7555. I will not get email so please call direct. I am also contacting your state’s historical society. It is a rare item. Your family gets the first say. Thank you.

  3. Josh D Beard says:

    I have gotten to Richard Beard coming to America 1700. Like to share pictures of his son Thomas Beard and my direct ancestry.

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