Category Archives: Beedle


The Cilley pursuit has been, in a word, silly. It has been filled with twists and knots, rumors of two, three, four or maybe six immigrant brothers, poor spelling, poor logic, horrible penmanship, meanwhile being short on facts and reliable … Continue reading

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Occam’s Henry Beedle

Quite simply put, the logic behind inserting Henry Beedle (c1680-c1738) into at least two lineages beginning with an immigrant father Robert Beedle is flawed. There is simply no supporting documentation. Henry married Elizabeth Fost, the daughter of John Fost (or … Continue reading

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