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About The Beasley Family
This interesting surname of English origin with variant spellings Beesley, Beasley, Beazleigh,
Beazley, Beisley, Bezley, etc., is a locational name from Beesley in Lancashire, perhaps a compound
of the Olde English pre 7th Century "beos" meaning "bent grass" plus "leah" a wood or clearing. The
name is now widespread in the West Midlands and elsewhere, as well as in Lancashire. The surname
dates back to the mid 13th Century (see below). Church Records include one Gracia Beesley who
married William Wackfield on June 1st 1561 in Standish, Lancashire, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas
Beesley was christened on September 13th 1598 at St. Giles, Cripplegate, London and William, son of
Richard Beasley was christened on May 12th 1644 at St. Olave, Southwark, London. A Coat of Arms was
granted to Thomas Beasley, Esq., Dublin in 1820 which consists of a shield divided per pale silver
and red, a chevron between three roundles, each charged with a trefoil slipped, all countercharged.
The Crest being a demi leopard proper holding between his paws a plate charged with a green trefoil
slipped. The motto "Labor omnia vincit" translates as "Perseverance overcomes all difficulties". The
first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas de Besleg, which was dated
1246, in the "Assize Court Rolls of Lancashire", during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The
Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In
England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have
continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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Ancestors of Beasley, Joseph Elisha
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