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Notes for Henry Beck and Alice Raworth

1670/71 Daughter Alice, wife of Christopher Roworth, was named in the will of Robert Taylor, of Dronfield, Derbyshire, which was dated March 13, 1670/71. Her younger brother Samuel was also named. Grand daughter Alice Roworth was also named. [1]

1686 Samuel Taylor and Susanna Horseman were married on April 14, at Chesterfield, Burlington County, New Jersey. Witnessed by William and Alice Black, Alice Raworth, and others. [2]

1691 On May 8, "The Grand Jury present Henry Beck and Alice Rawood the daughter in Lawe of William Black for committing Fornication. Henry Beck appeared on the behalfe of himselfe and said Alice (shee not being able to come) and acknowledged the aforside Cryme: and on behalf of himselfe and said Alice submitted to the Judgement of the Bench. The Court haveing thereupon Considered of the aforesaid Cryme, order as follows (vizt) That the said Henry Beck give security for the Indemnifying the Court of Burlington, and for mainteynance of the Bastard Child; and that the said Alice Rawood after she shall be delivered and well, shall be whipt, or pay 5l." [3]

1691 On 2 of month 5, Alice, now the wife of Henry Beck, "acknowledged that the way to worship God was in the Spirit of Truth and that it was to lead and guide in the ways thereof". [4]

1691 On 6 of month 6, Henry Beck and his wife had not responded in the expected way. [5]


[1] Staffordshire, Dioceses of Lichfield and Coventry wills and probate 1521-1860, [FindMyPast_Image], [FindMyPast_Record].

[2] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724 , 37, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[3] H. Clay Reed and George J. Miller, The Burlington Court Book. A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence in West New Jersey 1680-1709, Vol. 5 (1944), 123.

[4] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Minutes, 1688-1809, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[5] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Book of Records, 1684-1756, 27, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].