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Col. Miles Beach Papers

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Deeds & Quit Claims

Indentures

Legal papers, Hartford, CT



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Col. Miles Beach Papers, 1766-1825 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Kathy Craughwell-Varda

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Collection Overview

Title: Col. Miles Beach Papers, 1766-1825Add to your cart.

ID: 00/1985-52-0

Primary Creator: Col. Miles Beach (1742-1825)

Extent: 3.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 07/00/1985

Subjects: Beach, Miles, Deeds - Connecticut - Litchfield, Indentured servants - Connecticut - Litchfield, Indentures

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Col. Miles Beach Papers, 1985-52-0, consists of deeds, quit claims and two indentures from his time in Litchfield and Hartford, Connecticut.

Col. Miles Beach was born in 1742 in Goshen, Connecticut to Adna and Hannah Miles Beach.  Beginning sometime before 1771 until 1785, Beach was a silversmith in Litchfield with a shop on North Street.  In 1785 he relocated to Hartford, where he continued in his trade with various partners until his death in 1828.  While in Hartford he was also the first chief of the volunteer fire company, from 1789-1805.  He was also a veteran of the Revolutionary War.

Beach was married twice, first to Abigail Hopkins, who died in 1781, and then to Sarah Butler who died in 1840.  He had children by both wives.

Collection Historical Note

Col. Miles Beach was born in 1742 in Goshen, Connecticut to Adna and Hannah Miles Beach.  Beginning sometime before 1771 until 1785, Beach was a silversmith in Litchfield with a shop on North Street.  In 1785 he relocated to Hartford, where he continued in his trade with various partners until his death in 1828.  While in Hartford he was also the first chief of the volunteer fire company, from 1789-1805.  He was also a veteran of the Revolutionary War.

Beach was married twice, first to Abigail Hopkins, who died in 1781, and then to Sarah Butler who died in 1840.  He had children by both wives.

Subject/Index Terms

Beach, Miles
Deeds - Connecticut - Litchfield
Indentured servants - Connecticut - Litchfield
Indentures

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Neil D. Josephson, M.D.

Acquisition Method: Purchase

Appraisal Information: $200.

Preferred Citation: Col. Miles Beach Papers (1985-52-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.


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[Folder 1: Deeds & Quit Claims, 1766-1791],
[Folder 2: Indentures, 1770-1773],
[Folder 3: Legal papers, Hartford, CT, 1791-1825],
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Folder 1: Deeds & Quit Claims, 1766-1791Add to your cart.
Item 1: Deed, Adna Beach to Miles Beach., 16 September 1766Add to your cart.
Item 2: Quit Claim Deed, Asa and Harris Hopkins to Abigail Hopkins, 27 November 1769Add to your cart.
Quit claim of original homelot in Litchfield, CT of their grandfather, Joseph Harris.
Item 3: Deed, Mark Prindle to Abigail Beach, 11 May 1771Add to your cart.
Abigail Beach is Abigail Hopkins Beach, wife of Miles Beach.
Item 4: Quit Claim Deed, Asa Hopkins to Miles Beach, 3 May 1773Add to your cart.
Asa Hopkins is the brother of Miles Beach's wife, Abigail.
Item 5: Deed, Stephen Baldwin to Miles Beach, 21 April 1781Add to your cart.
Item 6: Deed, Ebenezer Buell to Miles Beach, 18 December 1781Add to your cart.
Item 7: Quit Claim Deed, Miles Beach to Capt. Isaac Pratt, 25 December 1781Add to your cart.
Item 8: Deed, Laban beach to Capt. Miles Beach, 25 December 1781Add to your cart.
Item 9: Deed, Ebenezer Beach to Miles Beach, 26 July 1791Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Indentures, 1770-1773Add to your cart.
Item 1: Indenture, Thomas Little and Nathaniel Little, minor, and Miles Beach, 4 June 1770Add to your cart.
As goldsmith and jeweller.
Item 2: Indenture, Anne Mix and Samuel Mix, minor, and Miles Beach, 11 May 1773Add to your cart.
As goldsmith and jeweller.
Folder 3: Legal papers, Hartford, CT, 1791-1825Add to your cart.
Assorted deeds, quit claim, writs, promissory notes and business papers from Miles Beach while residing and working in Hartford, CT.


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