Colonel Ninian Beale 1 2
- Born: 1625, Dumbarton, Fifeshire, Scotland
- Marriage (1): Ruth Polly Moore in 1668 in Calvert, Maryland, (United States)
- Died: 15 Jan 1717, Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 92
Other names for Ninian were Nivin Beale and Colonel Ninian Beall "the Covenanter."
May not have been Rachel Beall's father. Not well documented. Researchers may be jumping to conclusions.
From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, pp. 101-103:
THE BEALE FAMILY
A Scottish family, with a ringing bell as its coat of arms, was early represented in our province.
The leader was a famous officer, Colonel Ninian Beale, born in Fifeshire, or near Edinburgh, about 1625. Having fought, in 1650, against Cromwell at Dunbar, he was captured and transported to Calvert County, Maryland.
This same immigrant was called the "Covenanter," whose zeal caused him in some way, to be mixed up with the killing of a Bishop Montgomery, in an effort to keep Episcopacy out of Scotland.
He came, in 1655, and located in Calvert County. Intelligent and of a strong character, he at once became a leader in the contests of that period.
He was with Colonel Coursey and Colonel William Stephens, "When they sent Captain Beale before them to find Captain Brandt." Information being delivered into his lordship's hands by Captain Ninian Beale, it was ordered to be entered in the Council book; and by his lordship's special command, power be given to Captain Ninian Beale, of Calvert County, to press man and horse anytime, upon urgent occasion, to give his lordship intelligence." ordered, also, at the same time, "that six men in arms, under Captain Ninian Beale, be commanded out to continue ranging between the head of the Patuxent, up to the Susquehanna, forth for discovery of the Indian enemy." Captain Beale, in 1689, signed the Declaration of Remonstrance, in which it was declared, that "All rumors of an Indian invasion, supported by Catholics, were found to be false."
For Captain Beale's services he was granted an estate that extended over several counties. He surveyed near the National Capitol, and upon one of his surveys, a number of Presbyterian families were induced to settle. One of his tracts was the "Rock of Dumbarton." Geoirgetown stands upon this survey. There was another one at Bennings, and still another at Collington, Prince George County. Here was located Ninian Beale, Jr., the testator of 1710, who named only two children, Mary and Samuel. His sister, Jane, daughter of colonel Ninian and Ruth Moore, married Colonel Archibald Edmonson, whose daughter, Ruth Edmondson, married Rev. John Orme, who married Elizabeth Johns, whose daughter, Charlotte Orme, becaue Mrs. Daniel Douglass. Colonel Ninian died, 1717, age ninety-three years.
Noted events in his life were:
• Fought: against Cromwell at Dunbar, 1625.
• Transported to: Calvert County, Maryland, 1655.
• Signed: Declaration of Remonstrance, 1689. in which it was declared that "All rumors of an Indian invasion, supported by Catholics, were found to be false." [Source: The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), p. 101]
Ninian married Ruth Polly Moore, daughter of Richard Moore and Jane Pottenger, in 1668 in Calvert, Maryland, (United States). (Ruth Polly Moore was born between 1648 and 1652 in St. Mary's, Calvert, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1707 in Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States).)