Thursday, December 30, 2004

Mark Twain & James Carroll Beckwith


Beckwith's Twain at JS Sargent Museum


FROM: Hannibal, Missouri; Bluff City Memories. By Steve Chou
Two photos of individual homes with Mark Twain connections include C. R. Martin's 1900 photo of the Clemens family Hill Street home on page 33 that the photographer would use to create the earliest post cards of what we now know as the Mark Twain Boyhood Home. On page 67 is a photo taken during the1920s by the Frazer Studios of the home where artist Carroll Beckwith was born in 1852, this house is only a block and a half west from the Clemens home. The year after Beckwith was born Clemens left Hannibal. Thirty-eight years later the two fellow Hannibalians would meet at a resort in Onteora, New York and Beckwith would paint a colorful portrait of Mark Twain with a corncob pipe clenched in his mouth that would be featured on the cover of Harper's Weekly, September 26, 1891.

FROM Mark Twain's Autobiography
[Dictated, October 10, 1906] Susy has named a number of the friends who were assembled at Onteora at the time of our visit, but there were others -- among them Laurence Hutton, Charles Dudley Warner, and Carroll Beckwith, and their wives. It was a bright and jolly company. Some of those choice spirits are still with us; the others have passed from this life: Mrs. Clemens, Susy, Mr. Warner, Mary Mapes Dodge, Laurence Hutton, Dean Sage -- peace to their ashes!



J. Carroll Beckwith

Monday, June 21, 2004

St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Charleston, SC



The Venerable John Q. Beckwith III
Priest Associate, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Charleston, SC

Dr. John Beckwith & the Capitol at Raleigh

Dr. John Beckwith & the Capitol at Raleigh

Margaret Cogdell Stanley b 3-26-1787 m 12-3-1807 Dr John Beckwith. Dr Beckwith was one or the commissioners for building the capitol in Raleigh which was completed in 1840, He died in Petersburg, Va.

Dr Thomas Stanley Beckwith b 5-16-1813 d 11-16-1865 m 6-6-1838
Agnes Ruffin b 10-3-1816, son Charles:

Charles M Beckwith b in Prince George Co, Va. 6-3-1851 m 7-31-1888 oi
Lucy Cooke in Houston, Texas. He was 4th Bishop of Alabama


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Monday, May 03, 2004

White House Area - Sites on the East side of Lafayette Park

White House Area - Sites on the East side of Lafayette Park
Tayloe House
21 Madison Place NW
This three-story house was built by Benjamin Ogle Tayloe and later was the home of Senator Don Cameron of Pennsylvania. During the McKinley Administration, it was referred to as the 'Little White House' when it was the home to Senator Mark Hanna, McKinley's principal advisor.


See: "Empire" by Gore Vidal

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Christopher Beckwith awarded Guggenheim fellowship

Christopher Beckwith awarded Guggenheim fellowship

Author Kurt Vonnegut, late photographer Ansel Adams and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger are among the many distinguished recipients of a Guggenheim fellowship in its 80-year history.

Now, four IU professors can add their names to that list, as the Guggenheim Foundation announced them as 2004 fellows April 8. The winners are Professor of Central Eurasian Studies Christopher Beckwith, Folklore and Ethnomusicology Professor Mary Ellen Brown, Biology Professor Ellen Ketterson and Biology Professor Loren Rieseberg.

"(The fellowships) are awarded to men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship," said Liz Gurl, assistant secretary of the Guggenheim Foundation.


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Professor Beckwith was also past recipient of the MacArthur "genius award".

Kudos to Mr. Beckwith!

Monday, April 12, 2004

George Cone Beckwith, Man of Peace

George C. Beckwith

Edited from Appleton's Encyclopedia:
BECKWITH, George C., clergyman, born in 1800; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 12 May 1870. He was a Congregational minister, who devoted himself to the service of the American peace society, of which he was for thirty-three years corresponding secretary. He also edited its magazine, 'The Advocate of Peace,' and wrote the appeals issued in its name, in favor of peace congresses and the arbitration of international disputes."

George and Martha Beckwith are buried in the beautiful Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass., (a mile or so from Harvard Square) which, if you have not yet visited, you would benefit from putting it on a future tour.

While in the vicinity, yu may want to visit the church in Lowell, where Mr. Beckwith once praught. (teach>taught preach>praught)



Found these interesting references while Googling:


http://www.spirithistory.com/65light.html
MISS MARTHA L. BECKWITH, trance speaker, will lecture in Portland, Me., during September. Address of New Haven, care of George Beckwith.

http://www.spirithistory.com/60regist.html
The Spiritual Theory.

The backbone of the whole theory of spiritual existence in every school is, that there is immanent with man a spiritual essence, which, while the body exists, forms a part thereof, and when it decays, still remains and continues to exist, under such change of conditions as the death of the body has induced. Under this theory it is fair to infer, that the spirit which has been set free from the body of one person by death, and continues its existence in the distinctive spiritual state, is but an emanation from the structure of the body which it once inhabited, and possesses the same general character, as an entity, with that which resides in the body of another person now remaining on the earth. That the spirits in their disembodied condition can communicate with those in the flesh, is, therefore, as easy to conceive as that they can do so with their etherial companions, since, in both states or spheres, they partake of the same generic constitution; and whatever differences there are between them, are due, not to the different elements of their nature, but to the different states and degrees in which their common nature is developed.—Geo. Beckwith.

The Spiritual Theory

First—Some of the doctrines of the spiritual faith are:

1. That this life is a sphere of existence in which are developed the rudiments of a being which is to exist without end.

2. That after the occurrence of the chemical change called death, mankind continue to exist as conscious spirits.

3. That all spirit-faculties possess in the body are retained and exercised in the spirit life.

4. The type of character which an individual has cultivated or sustained in this life determines the state or condition of the spirit in the beginning of the next. In other words, the spirit-life may be compared to a graded school, in which the spirit is assigned to a class for which his discipline in the earth-life has qualified him.

5. That the capacity for improvement and progression, possessed by the spirit which in this form, is retained in the spirit-life. Hence—

6. That the state (sometimes called sphere,) into which a spirit at first enters on leaving the form, is not of necessity fixed; but the spirit, at its own volition, can attract more refined and elevated spirits, by whose co-operating influence it can pursue an endless course of progression in Purity and Excellence, forever assimilating itself more and more to the Ultimate of DIVINE PERFECTION.

7. That under certain favorable conditions spirits can and do, manifest themselves to, and communicate with, persons in the flesh; and for this purpose they sometimes make sounds upon material substances, or move such substance, and sometimes employ the organism of mortals who are susceptible to their influence, inspiring them to write, speak, personate those who have died, of whom they had no knowledge, tell the events of the past, present and future; perform acts of healing, and do many other things commonly classed as miracles.

8. That observation has shown, that by our mental, moral and physical state, we can aid or hinder the approach of the spirits to the earth. But the laws by which we are able to do this are as yet but imperfectly understood.

9. That persons who are susceptible to the influence of departed spirits are likely to attract those which are of a like character with themselves.

10. That the spirits which can influence one organism may not be able to affect another; and in case where the same spirit influences different persons, it will be likely to do it in different ways, and for different uses, according to the varying organism—G. Beckwith.


http://www.spirithistory.com/namekey.html
Beckwith, George Mather, 1805-1883
Beckwith, Martha [“Maggie”] L. [dau. of George Beckwith], 1841-


This George is apparently George Mather Beckwith, and not the aforementioned George Cone Beckwith. Live and/or learn!

Well, here is something about George Mather Beckwith, son of Baruch Beckwith and Lucy Mather, a sescendant of Increase Mather.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Sculpture of Jim Beckwourth by Andy Axtell


"Jim Beckwourth" by Andy Axtell
Bronze Medal Winner


Jim Beckwourth, a son of Sir Jennings Beckwith and Catherine Miskell of Virginia, roamed the US in the early 1800s, and contributed greatly to our knowledge and understanding or the geography of the land, the culture of Native-Americans, African-Americans, and others...and was a master of languages and the fine art of spinning a tale. And although many have tried to sully his life's accomplishments and innate abilities, time, and scholarship, is showing that many detracted from him out of racism, jealousy, and political and commercial reasons. Much like they do to this day.

Anyway, this is a wonderful depiction of the great man. I hope you enjoy it. And also wish I had done it! :)

A Miracle is Needed to Keep Hubble Scouting the Universe



A Miracle is Needed to Keep Hubble Scouting the Universe
...but help may be on the way!

Recent articles on the Hubble, and the good people who are helping Dr. Steven Beckwith and his team to keep the world's chief scout and eyeball...watching, discovering, and bewildering:

Hubble's End Not Quite Foregone

NASA's O'Keefe Stands Firm on Hubble Decision, But Agrees to New Study

Hubble Finds Farthest Galaxies Strangest Yet

MORE FROM AROUND THE WORLD:

Back to the beginning
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX - Mar 14, 2004

Hubble images show deepest view of the universe
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX - Mar 9, 2004

Hubble shows ultra-deep vision of cosmic infancy
Reuters, India - Mar 9, 2004

Hubble has looked deep into the cosmos
Nzoom.com, New Zealand - Mar 9, 2004

Hubble shows ultra-deep vision of cosmic infancy
ABC Online, Australia - Mar 9, 2004

New Hubble Images Show Deepest View of Universe, Scientists Say
New York Times - Mar 9, 2004

Hubble shows deepest view of cosmos
CBC News, Canada - Mar 9, 2004

HUBBLE SEES 14BILLION YEARS INTO OUR PAST
The Mirror, UK - Mar 10, 2004

Closing in on the Big Bang
Taipei Times, Taiwan - Mar 10, 2004

Hubble's deep view of the cosmos
BBC News, UK - Mar 9, 2004

Hubble takes a deep view of the cosmos
Al-Jazeera, Qatar - Mar 9, 2004

Ultra deep space
Straits Times, Singapore - Mar 10, 2004

Hubble gives clear 'view of universe'
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain - Mar 9, 2004

Hubble Images Show Deepest Universe View
Diario Digital Juárez, Mexico - Mar 10, 2004

This is obviously a story, and a project, that interests the whole world...

Saturday, March 13, 2004

A Brief History of Bramhope

A Brief History of Bramhope
EXCERPT
Bramhope is mentioned in the Domesday Book when the Saxon thane Uchill had a great manor here. In 1095 this passed into the hands of the famous Percy family, and in 1165 was sold to Ralph de Bramhope. In the 13th century the monasteries owned much of the land and had granges where sheep were grazed. The monks used tracks, such as Scotland Lane and Staircase Lane, as they travelled from their outlying granges to Kirkstall Abbey. At the dissolution of the monasteries Henry VIII gave the land to the Earl of Cumberland. In the 16th century the Dyneley family moved into the area and acquired Bramhope Hall. In 1649 they built the Puritan Chapel, which was taken over by the Church of England after the Restoration.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Community activist, Bobbie Beckwith, dies in house fire

Fire kills friend to many

Beckwith's future husband, Frank -- a janitor who had become a lawyer and judge -- ran in Indiana's Republican presidential primary. Facing Vice President Richard Nixon, Frank Beckwith got about 20,000 votes.

At the time, he was believed to be the first black person to run in a presidential primary.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Physics Today March 2004- Hubble Sacrificed in Wake of President Bush's New Space Vision

Physics Today March 2004- Hubble Sacrificed in Wake of President Bush's New Space Vision


"The Eye of God" photographed by the Hubble

"The announcement that the HST only has three or four more years of life has upset people both inside and outside the science community. Beckwith says he has received more than a thousand e-mails from people decrying the decision and even offering money. 'The outpouring of support has been phenomenal,' he says, 'and really very touching for all of us in the [HST] project. I think it's rare that a science facility has generated so much public good will outside of its own user base.' "

Help Steve keep Hubble alive with your emails and donations! His, and their, work is too important, and frankly beautiful, to allow it to die on the vine.

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Friday, February 27, 2004

Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution, 1892-1903 Yearbooks

Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution, 1892-1903 Yearbooks:
Beckwith, Cyrus Grosvenor
Beckwith, Oliver Russell

Including other names I am researching:

Forbes, Winthrop, Pelton, Beckwith, Hart, Snow, Atwater, Barnes, Abell, Aiken, Albee, Andrews, Avery, Baldwin, Banks, Barber, Bosworth, Brainerd, Brewster, Brooks, Burnham, Burroughs, Burrows, Burton, Burwell, Butler, Chandler, Clapp, Cole, Comstock, Conant, Cone, Cook, Copley, Corbin, Curtis, Dudley, Edwards, Farnham, Foote, Frost, Fuller, Goodwin, Griswold, Greene, Heaton, Hotchkiss, Howard, Hungerford, Hunt, Huntington, Huntingdon, Hunter, Ives, Jackson, Jennings, Jewell, Johnson, Jones, Judd, Judson, Knight, Lathrop, Leach, Learned, Lee, Lewis, Lincoln, Maltby, Manwaring, Maples, Martin, Mason, Maxwell, Miles, Monroe, Montgomery, Moses, Palmer, Pardee, Parker, Payne, Peck, Perkins, Pierpont, Plimpton, Rogers, Seymore, Sheffield, Smith, Spencer, Stanley, Taylor, Todd, Tucker, Turner, Warren, Wells, Williams, Wright...


Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Who's Who Online? - Who's Hot?

Who's Who Online? - Who's Hot?

Early pioneers of the web, including yours truly.

Who's Who Online® presents NETIZENS 1998
Who's Who Online® presents several hundred of the individuals of accomplishment who have been profiled on this site since our premiere. We think they're pretty hot, alone and in combination, but more importantly that they reflect the richness and diversity of the online community. Who's Who Online® hopes you enjoy "flipping through the pages" to discover for yourself.

Profiled in Who's Who Online® since 11 May 1996
Updated on 4 February 1997, 15:27:04 UTC


Tuesday, February 24, 2004

The Conundrum

Really Deep Thoughts - Awesome.

From Really Deep Thoughts

The Conundrum
Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

She was deep in thought as she considered the depths of dysfunction that held her love life captive. Her relationship with her cosmic mate had become yet another dangling participle in a long line of grammatical errors, still there, but not attached. What she needed was a sentence diagram, an expository essay, an authoritative source; something to guide her through what must be karmic refuse of past lives interfering with the present tense. Her life had become a thesaurus in search of a meaningful conjunction.

Action words could serve the purpose. She would steer clear of the passive voice and run, jump, leap, and soar. She would stand outside knee deep in prepositional phrases and serenade him with intransitive verbs. She would project superlatives across the ever-expanding schism between them. Lonely, lonelier, loneliest. Far, farther, farthest. Sad, sadder, saddest. Then again, she reflected, it might take an onslaught of forceful conjugations.

Alliteration might apprehend his attention in lieu of allegory. Onomatopoeia offered the option of oomph! Failing that, there still remained the sword and shield of analogy and simile. Her secrets are unfathomable fears curled up in a fetal position deep inside her womb. His aloofness is like rain clouds that hover ominously throughout a hot and humid summer day. Their prospects were balanced precariously on the tip of a euphemism.

Finally, she came to a conclusion. She'd pay homage to his contraction. She would offer up a simple sentence fragment. Love.


- Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

Friday, February 20, 2004

Historic Plattsburgh New York on Lake Champlain

All about Historic Plattsburgh New York on Lake Champlain

Baruch Beckwith Monument


Baruch Beckwith

- Monument
- Detail

The Beckwith Papers
FROM THE WEBSITE (concerning Baruch Beckwith, MD):

The Beckwith family resided in Lyme, Connecticut until 1810 when Baruch Beckwith (1775-1855) moved to Beekmantown, N.Y., where he settled and practiced medicine until 1850. He served as the first town Supervisor of Beekmantown from 1821-1822 and then again from 1831-1832. Baruch married Lucy Mather (1777-1859), a descendent of Increase Mather.

Stager-Beckwith Mansion now home of Myers University, Midtown campus



Stager-Beckwith Mansion now home of Myers University, Midtown campus

FROM THE WEBSITE:

The MidTown Campus of Myers University will be housed in a building whose history stretches back to the mid-19th Century. Most recently known as the University Club, construction on this building began in 1862. It was built by Colonel Anson Stager, the General Superintendent of the Western Union Telegraphy Company. During the Civil War he also served as the Chief of the U.S. Military Telegraph.

As originally constructed, the building was over 10,000 square feet and cost more than $60,000 to design and build. It was finished in 1866. By that time, Colonel Stager had been transferred out of Cleveland so he sold the house to T. Sterling Beckwith, the area’s leading dry goods salesman. He and his family lived in the house until just after 1900. What was then known as the Beckwith Mansion (or sometimes the Stager-Beckwith House) was part of the renowned “Millionaire’s Row”, the section of Euclid Avenue housing the lavish estates of such notables as John Rockefeller, Leonard Hanna, Jeptha Wade and William Mather.




Interior, Grand Ballroom

Beckwith House Ainthorpe - Esk Valley, North Yorkshire



Beckwith House Ainthorpe - Esk Valley, North Yorkshire

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Richmond youth joins path for peace - iBerkshires.com - Home

Richmond youth joins path for peace - iBerkshires.com - Home:
"The Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith delivered the keynote address on "A Season of Nonviolence." Both Roots Kelso and Topaz described the speech as "inspiring."

"He spoke of how every little step towards nonviolent solutions is backed by multitudes, all of those who have come before and worked for peace. Consider the lineage of Gandhi and King, and we never need to feel alone," Roots Kelso said.

Remnant of Beckwourth trail removed from Reno-area land sale

Remnant of historic trail removed from Reno-area land sale: "The remnant of a pioneer trail near Reno that's believed to still bear the marks of California-bound settlers has been removed from Washoe County's surplus auction block.
A stretch of the Jim Beckwourth Trail about the length of three football fields had been included in a 3.3 acre parcel. It includes a 300-yard swale or depression in the soft ground left by wagon trains.
The county bought it as a potential site for a new juvenile detention center, which since has been built elsewhere. County commissioners agreed Tuesday to preserve the land.
Beckwourth was born "

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Beijing Travel Guides pictures - Forbidden City

Beijing Travel Guides pictures - Forbidden City: "Forbidden City "

Adventures of DE Beckwith

Sylhet

Sylhet: "Nestled in the picturesque Surma Valley amidst scenic tea plantations and lush green tropical forests, greater Sylhet is a prime attraction for all tourists visiting Bangladesh. Laying between the Khasia and the Jaintia hills on the north, and the Tripura hills on the south, Sylhet breaks the monotony of the flatness of this land by a multitude of terraced tea gardens, rolling countryside and the exotic flora and fauna. Here the thick tropical forests abound with many species of wildlife, spread their aroma around the typical hearth and homes of the Mainpuri Tribal maidens famous for their dance. "

Adventures of DE Beckwith

USAAF Chronology:

USAAF Chronology:: "USAAF Chronology"

Adventures of DE Beckwith

No. 10 Squadron 1950-1963 - Photo Album

No. 10 Squadron 1950-1963 - Photo Album
Tempests at Barrackpore, India

Adventures of DE Beckwith

MEGHALAYA

MEGHALAYA

Adventures of DE Beckwith

Shillong...At the crack of Dawn



Shillong...At the crack of Dawn by Uma Tiwari Tariang: "Shillong At the Crack of Dawn"

Adventures of DE Beckwith

Saturday, January 17, 2004

NASA Cancels Trip to Supply Hubble, Sealing Early Doom



NASA Cancels Trip to Supply Hubble, Sealing Early Doom
For now, of course, the Hubble lives. Dr. Beckwith said: "We at the institute are devastated by the potential loss of Hubble. But we will do our absolute best to make the final years of its life the most glorious science you've ever seen."

Let the administration know that you support the great work of Dr. Beckwith and his colleagues...who have expanded our knowledge and appreciation of the universe perhaps more than anyone in our lifetimes.

Hubble Image Gallery

Dr. Beckwith's website

Friday, January 16, 2004

Griswold Shakespeare and Becket

Griswold Shakespeare and Becket

FROM HARPER'S 1876 via PioneerPictures.com:

† The Griswolds and Wolcotts were of the old English gentry. Matthew Griswold, the first magistrate of the Saybrook colony, married Annah, the daughter of Henry Wolcott. Matthew Griswold was a descendant of Sir Humphrey Griswold, whose seat was at Malvern Hall.


Malvern Hall

Henry Wolcott was the son and heir of John Wolcott, of Golden Manor. The manor-house is still standing, an immense castle of great antiquity, designed for the purposes of defense against the excesses of a lawless age, as well as for a permanent family residence. It is richly ornamented with carved work, and upon the walls may be seen the motto of the family arms, "Nullius addictus jurare in verba magistri" --inclined to swear in the words of no master. It was in keeping with the independent spirit of an English gentleman of the Middle Ages, and with that of a Puritan of a later date, who spurned the dictation of ecclesiastical wisdom. Wolcott sold a portion of his estate before he left England. He was a magistrate in the Connecticut colony, and his descendants in the direct line were magistrates, judges, and Governors for a period of over one hundred and eighty successive years.


Wolcott-Griswold family of Connecticut
Griswold Heritage Tour
Another Griswold Family Heritage Tour
Shakespeare and Griswold


St Thomas à Becket's Chapel, Solihull Parish

In the stonework behind the reredos can be seen the tower buttress on to which the wall of the north transept was built. In the angle between the buttress and the archway, later blocked, was the original chapel of St. Thomas à Becket. The builders of the first church would have shared the popular reverence for the martyred Archbishop who was murdered in 1170 and canonised in 1173.
...
The pediment contains the shield of Henry Greswold Lewis of Malvern Hall and was part of the screen to the family pew. On the south wall of the chapel is a Jacobean monument containing a brass, dated 1610, to William and Ursula Hawes, the builders of Hillfield Hall. Below it in a modern window opening is a stained glass panel from Hillfield Hall, containing the coats of arms of Fielding, Greswold and Aston. Opposite, in the north wall, is a dramatic portrayal of the martyrdom of Thomas à Becket.


Extra Credit: What is the connection between Becket and Beckwith?


Shotley Peninsula

Shotley Peninsula

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Readings on Pat Patterson's Pages

Readings on Pat Patterson's Pages
Including:
-The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South
by Catherine Clinton, history professor at Harvard
-History of the Second Seminole War, 1835-1842
by John K. Mahon, former professor of history at the University of Florida
-The Transformation of Virginia 1740-1790
by Rhys Isaac, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History
-The Revolution in Virginia, 1775-1783
by John E. Selby, Wm. F. Pullen Professor of history at the College of William and Mary
- Colonial Chesapeake Society edited by Lois Green Carr, Philip D. Morgan and Jean B. Russo Selection here by James Horn, Principal Lecturer at Brighton Polytechnic, Sussex, England
"Adapting to a New World: A Comparative Study of Local Society in England and Maryland"
- The Atlantic Economy and Colonial Maryland's Eastern Shore: From Tobacco to Grain
by Paul G.E. Clemens, Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers College
-Yorkshire from A.D. 1000
by David Hey





"Yorkshire: Tudor & early Stuart era: Houses" - Readings on Pat Patterson's Pages

"Yorkshire: Tudor & early Stuart era: Houses" - Readings on Pat Patterson's Pages

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Friday, January 09, 2004

Hildene and the Robert Todd Lincoln family


Hildene

Hildene - Historic Home of Robert Todd Lincoln in Manchester, Vermont

The PBS special, "Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided" has renewed a lot of interest in the Lincoln's and their kin. The beautiful Hildene, the home of Abraham and Mary's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, is a good place to start. Hildene is remarkably reminescent of the ancient home of Landon Carter, Sabine Hall (pictured below), located on Virginia's Northern Neck...which also shares Lincoln/Todd roots. (See post below)


Sabine Hall

Robert Todd Lincoln & the Lincoln Family

Robert Todd Lincoln, the only son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to maturity, married Mary Harlan, the 22 year old daughter of a U.S. Senator from Iowa. They had three children - Mary, Abraham II and Jessie. Abraham II, their only son, died at the young age of 16. Mary married Charles Isham and had a son, Lincoln Isham. At this point I would direct the reader to composer and musician, Mark Isham, whose music if often as glorious as a Lincoln address.
Jessie bore two children by her first husband, Warren Beckwith -- Robert "Bud" Lincoln Beckwith and Mary "Peggy" Lincoln Beckwith. Peggy never married and was the last Lincoln descendant to occupy Hildene. Lincoln Isham and Robert "Bud" Beckwith both married, but neither bore fruit. Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith died in 1985.

Warren Beckwith's ancestry includes the ancestors of Marmaduke Beckwith of England and Matthew Beckwith of Connecticut.


The Beckwiths


"Mary Lincoln Beckwith, more affectionately known as "Peggy," inherited Hildene in 1938 at the age of 40. She was an active woman with a fondness for animals and a love of the outdoors. Peggy piloted her own planes and flew in and out of Manchester from a hangar and airstrip which existed on Hildene's Meadowlands. Photography, art, sculpting and skiing were just a few of her hobbies. She was known by Manchester residents to be a shy, but generous and caring person. Never married, Peggy lived at Hildene until her death in 1975."


Peggy Beckwith and Dog

Robert Todd Lincoln at Harvard College

Robert Todd Lincoln at Harvard College

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Lincoln's Northern Neck, Virginia Roots

Lincoln's Northern Neck, Virginia Roots

INCLUDING:
1.HERNDON, SCRIPPS, AND THE "ADMIRABLE QUALITIES"
2.THE SUPERFICIAL NATURE OF WILLIAM BARTON'S RESEARCH
3.DATING LINCOLN'S MOTHER'S BIRTH
4.JOSEPH HANKS:KENTUCKY PIONEER FROM VIRGINIA'S NORTHERN NECK
5.LUCEY'S GRANDFATHER:WILLIAM LEE, WHO KILLED THE SLAVE
6.LUCEY'S UNCLE ALEXANDER HANKS:A REVOLUTIONARY WAR CASUALTY
7.THE POST REVOLUTIONARY UPROOTING OF JOSEPH HANKS AND HIS FAMILY
8.THE JUNE, 1782 GRAND JURY INDICTMETN OF ____HANKS
9.UNFINISHED BUSINESS:THE RETURN TO RICHMOND COUNTY
10.THE PROOF FOR JOSEPH HANKS RESUMED PRESENCE IN RICHMOND COUNTY
11.1783:THE FINAL DEPARTURE FROM RICHMOND COUNTY
12.THE SEARCH FOR JOSEPH HANKS' RICHMOND COUNTY HOMESTEAD
13.LUCEY'S GENTLEMAN-PLANTER NEIGHBORS
14.ANOTHER NEIGHBOR:ELISHA LINGAN HALL,NEPHEW OF RICHMOND HENRY LEE
15.LUCEY HANKS AND HER GRANDSON LINCOLN
16.CONCLUSION:THE ROOTS OF LINCOLN'S IDENTITY,AND THE SEARCH FOR MORE DOCUMENTS

Saturday, January 03, 2004

Ugglebarnby, Yorkshire

Archaeological Monuments, Antiquities and Oddities

Some Yorkshire Studs


From the desk of Steve Bulman:
The Churches Of Britain and Ireland
Aikton Parish
Dacre Parish







Language Change in English

EXCERPT:
Family names
Many family names or surnames contain Scandinavian elements - these may be names of places, Viking personalities, trades or occupations, and Norse gods. Examples include: Airey, Appleby, Asquith (Askwith), Beckwith, Brandreth, Chippendale, Fotherby, Fothergill, Grimshaw, Hague, Heseltine, Heslop, Hislop, Hogarth, Holmes, Kendal(l), Lofthouse, Pickersgill, Rowntree, Scargill, Schofield, Stockdale, Sykes, Thackeray, Thorpe, Threllfall, Thwaite(s), Willoughby, Wolstenholme and York.

From the name of the god, Thor we get such forms as Thorburn, Thurkettle, Thurstans, Thurston, Turpin and Turtle.

Descendants of Sir Hercules

Descendants of Sir Hercules
Now With More Details!

1 - Sir Hercules Beckwith (b. abt 1235) married the daughter of Sir John Ferrers of Tamworth Castle


Tamworth Castle

Paranormal Investigations at Tamworth Castle


2 - Nicholas Beckwith of Clint (b. abt 1260 in Beckwith) m. dau. of Sir John Chaworth

Portrait Miniature of Mary Chaworth by John Hazlitt, 1805
Heiress to Annesley Hall.

She may have been a descendant of Hamon's mother...although much later.


Mary Chaworth and her literary lover


3 - Hamon Beckwith of Clint (b. abt 1294 in Beckwith) m. dau. of Sir Philip Tynley

Clint was a moated manor and early fortification in Yorkshire.
YORKSHIRE FORTIFICATIONS

Clint is in the ancient parish of Ripley

4 - William Beckwith (b. abt 1316 in Beckwithshaw) m. dau. of Sir Gerard Urfleet
NOTE:..Sir GERARD UFFLETE or OUSFLET, Knt., of Ousflet, co. York, England. Arms on a Roll of Knights temp. Edward II.
ARMS:..Argent (silver), on a fess Azure (blue), three fleurs-de-lis Or (gold).


It appears doubtful whether the Duchess Elizabeth was after all actually ever buried at Hoveringham beside her murdered spouse. At all events, she had a fourth husband, Gerard Ufflete, a Knight, who fought at Agincourt in 1415.


5 - Thomas Beckwith of Clint, Magna Otrigen and Housley( b. abt 1338 in Clint, Yorkshire) m. dau. of John Sawley of Saxton

Sawley Abbey
Founded in 1147 AD, Sawley's Abbey was home to Cistercian monks for almost four hundred years until it was dissolved in 1536.


6 - Adam Beckwith of Clint m. Elizabeth de Malebisse

7 - Sir William Beckwith of Clint (b. abt 1365 in Clint, Yorkshire) m. dau. of Sir John Baskerville. She and Sir John were direct descendants of Lady Godiva.

DESCENDANTS OF LADY GODIVA



Baskervilles of the Magna Carta baronry
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EXCERPT:
12.
Elizabeth Touchet d' Audley
married Sir John Baskerville of Coome, 1408-1455.
(Collin's Peerage, Vol 6, p.549, Burke's Commoners, Vol. 1. pp 89-91,
Lewis Dwynn, Vol.1, pp 252-315).
son of Sir John Baskerville, and Elizabeth, daughter of
John, son of Sir Baldwin Brugge, of Lexton and Staunton,
and wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Piere Grandison, died 1398
and Blanche, daughter of Roger de Mortimer and
Joane de Geneville: son of Sir William Grandison and Sybill,
daughter of Lord Treges and Mabel, daughter of
Fulk Fitz Warren K.B., and Princess Margaret,
daughter of Griffith ap Wenwynwyn and wife Hawise,
daughter of John le Strange, of Knockyn
(descendant of William d'Albini, Roger de Somerie, Robert de Muscegros, Barons in Arms.)
Fulk Fitz Warren, descendant from Robert de Roos son of
Son of Richard Baskerville of Erdisley

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8 - Thomas Beckwith of Clint (b. abt 1400 in Clint, Yorkshire) m. dau. and heiress of William Heslerton (Filey, Muston, Thorp)



Mulgrave Castle

9 - John Beckwith (b. abt 1435 in Clint, Yorkshire) m. dau. of Thomas Radcliff of Mulgrave

OldPrints
[Images of beautiful homes may be purchased there.]

10 - Robert Beckwith of Broxholm (b. abt 1415 in Broxholm, Yorkshire)
11 - John Beckwith of Clint and Thorp (b. abt 1469 in Clint, Yorkshire)


12 - Robert Beckwith of Clint and Thorp (b. < 1511 in Thorpe, Yorkshire)

Robert Beckwith at Ampleforth, Easingwold
The church contains a mine of historical information about Ampleforth, and possesses a chalice, with hallmarks for the years 1567 and 1568, made by Robert Beckwith of York.


13 - Marmaduke Beckwith of Dacre and Clint (b. Before 1537 in Thorpe, Yorkshire) m. Anne Dyneley of Bramhope

Bramhope is mentioned in the Domesday Book when the Saxon thane Uchill had a great manor here. In 1095 this passed into the hands of the famous Percy family, and in 1165 was sold to Ralph de Bramhope. In the 13th century the monasteries owned much of the land and had granges where sheep were grazed. The monks used tracks, such as Scotland Lane and Staircase Lane, as they travelled from their outlying granges to Kirkstall Abbey. At the dissolution of the monasteries Henry VIII gave the land to the Earl of Cumberland. In the 16th century the Dyneley family moved into the area and acquired Bramhope Hall. In 1649 they built the Puritan Chapel, which was taken over by the Church of England after the Restoration.
http://www.bramhope.org/brhistry.htm

Descendants of William Dyneley

Some descendants of Marmaduke and Anne Dynley
14 - Roger - Matthew
15 - Arthur - Matthew
16 - Roger - Jonah
17 - Marmaduke (Va) - Benjamin
18 - Jonathan - Silas
19 - Jennings - Isaac
20 - James - Silas II

21 - Albert
22 - Alvin
23 - Vernon
24 - Donald
25 - David Harmonious





Stapleton Park near Pontefract


Stapleton Park



Swinton Park

A beautiful scene at Windermere
Descendants of Sir Hercules Beckwith
or
Ancestors of Marmaduke Beckwith

1 - Sir Hercules Beckwith (b. abt 1235) married the daughter of Sir John Ferrers of Tamworth Castle
2 - Nicholas Beckwith of Clint (b. abt 1260 in Beckwith) m. dau. of Sir John Chaworth
3 - Hamon Beckwith of Clint (b. abt 1294 in Beckwith) m. dau. of Sir Philip Tynley
4 - William Beckwith (b. abt 1316 in Beckwithshaw) m. dau. of Sir Gerard Urfleet
5 - Thomas Beckwith of Clint, Magna Otrigen and Housley( b. abt 1338 in Clint, Yorkshire) m. dau. of John Sawley of Saxton
6 - Adam Beckwith of Clint m. Elizabeth de Malebisse
7 - Sir William Beckwith of Clint (b. abt 1365 in Clint, Yorkshire) m. dau. of Sir John Baskerville. She and Sir John were direct descendants of Lady Godiva.
8 - Thomas Beckwith of Clint (b. abt 1400 in Clint, Yorkshire) m. dau. and heiress of William Heslerton (Filey, Muston, Thorp)
9 - John Beckwith (b. abt 1435 in Clint, Yorkshire) m. dau. of Thomas Radcliff of Mulgrave
10 - Robert Beckwith of Broxholm (b. abt 1415 in Broxholm, Yorkshire)
11 - John Beckwith of Clint and Thorp (b. abt 1469 in Clint, Yorkshire)
12 - Robert Beckwith of Clint and Thorp (b. < 1511 in Thorpe, Yorkshire)
13 - Marmaduke Beckwith of Dacre and Clint (b. Before 1537 in Thorpe, Yorkshire) m. Anne Dyneley of Bramhope

Friday, January 02, 2004

MacKenzie to Edward III

William Pearce to Charlemagne

Royal Families

Royal Families

Robin Hood, Beckwith and Little John


Littlejohn


Robin Hood, Beckwith and Little John

ROBIN HOOD'S YORKSHIRE

Campsall Church

Campsall Church is very ancient and reputed to be the place where Robin and Marian were married. Near the end of the Geste, Robin begs the King to allow him to return to the north to pray at the chapel of St. Mary Magdalen in Barnsdale. The Cluniac priory of Monk Bretton, near Robin Hood's Well, is dedicated to that saint, as too was Campsall and one of the chantry chapels in Wakefield. The Magdalen cult was strongly involved with the legends of the Holy Grail, the Merovingian royal family in France, Knights Templar and the medieval Cathar heresy, although it is not certain whether any of these influences had found their way into the English Church.

Campsall
"CAMPSALL, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; (the seat of the Rev. E.B. Frank,) 8 miles N. of Doncaster and Pontefract, 9 from Ferrybridge, 30 from York. Pop. 389. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen, in the deanry of Doncaster, value ~£16. 16s. 8d. p.r. !£120. Patron, Cook Yarbrough, Esq.



The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Campsall



Campsall Hall




From Brittania.com:
Robin Hood's Stone near Skelbrook
Little John's Well near Skelbrook
Sandal Castle & The De Warrennes
In Norman times, Wakefield was held by the De Warenne Earls of Surrey. However, by 1157, they had abandoned their castle there for a strong position above the River Calder, two miles further south at Sandal Magna.

Thursday, January 01, 2004

Places and Names

UK:
Acaster Malbis Aketon Aldborough Appleton Roebuck Ashby Parva Averham
Barwick-in-Elmet Beckwith Beckwithshaw Beningborough Bexhill Bolton Percy
Bramhope Bridlington Burton Agnes
Cambridge Castleford Clifton Clint Coxwold
Dacre Deighton Durham Easingwold
Farnham Featherstone Filey
Galphay Gilling East Glastonbury Grafton Great Barugh Guiseley
Harrogate Herrington Isle of Iona
Kenilworth Kilburn Knaresborough
Leeds Lichfield Little Gidding London
Masham Muston Old Bramhope Otley
Pannal Ash Pickering Pontefract Ripon
Scriven Scrooby Sheffield Skelton Solihull Stanley Sutton-on-Trent
Tamworth Thirsk Thorpe Thurcroft Trimdon
Ugglebarnby Warsop West Bromwich Wheldrake Wighill York




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