Ninian Beall/Bell

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Published: 3 March 2016
Updated: 27 Oct 2016

Beall, Bell

Descendants and Researchers:
Tom – Direct Descendant
Ronald Keith – Direct Descendant
Diane Rapaport – Direct Descendant
Michelle – Direct Descendant

First Generation in the New World

1. NINIAN BEALL, (pronounced “Bell”), died in Prince Georges County, Maryland.

Children of Ninian and Unknown (_____) Beall:

Ninian Beall 2

Ninian Beall from HSW_0 2

26 Oct 2016, Ronald Keith Duvall said, “My 8th great grandfather was Ninian Beall who was said to have been taken prisoner at Dunbar. He was sent to Barbados and later to Maryland. He named his estate in Maryland “Rock of Dumbarton” in honor of his homeland.”

Kim Beall’s Beall History Pages “Colonel Ninian Beall

Historical Papers of the Society of  Colonial Wars in the District of Columbia
No. 6, I9n Ji^jft
C. C. Magruder, Jr.
Born in Largo, Fifeshirc, Scotland, 1625, Died in Prince George’s County, Maryland, 1 7 17. 10 COLONEL NINIAN BEALL Therefore it is with a measure of pardonable pride that the Society of Colonial Wars in the District of Columbia greets their friends in this hour of another successful en- deavor in patriotic duty and personal gratification. The inscription on yonder tablet is a concise statement of many winnowed facts. It is my pleasant task to be more diffuse, and recount services — military, civil, and secular — so that knowing them, and remembering the period of his activity, we may all the better appreciate that this memorial stands not only for the man, but for all the noble qualities which were his. / Ninian Beall was born in Largo, Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1625. He was a loyal Scot and cornet under the ban- ner of Leslie who was routed by Cromwell and Monk at the battle of Dunbar in 1650. Taken prisoner there he was transported to Barbadoes and thence to Maryland, where he settled in Calvert County about 1655, certainly as early as I658, A victim of the fortunes of war he was sentenced to five years in bondage — an honorable servitude — and that he performed its requirements honestly and faithfully is evidenced by the Provincial records of January 16, I667, reading: “Then came Ninian Beale of Calvert County, Planter, and proved right to 50 acres of land for his time service performed with Richard Hall of same county.” Ninian Beall’ s earliest activity in Indian affairs is sug- gested in an order of May 16, I676, emanating from the Lord-Proprietor and his Council, by whom he was sum- moned to appear before them to testify regarding the murder of five Susquehannocks.”