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Beans is an ancient Pictish-Scottish name. It is derived from the Gaelic word Beathan or betha which means life. Bean was also the name of a saint in the Breviary of Aberdeen.
Surname spelling variations include: Bean, Beane, Beyn, Bayn, Bene, Bane, Baine, Beine, Bayne, Beyne, Been, Beaine, MacBain, MacBean, MacVain, MacBean, MacVan plus many more.

These folks were first found in Invernessshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Settlers in the new country with the name Bains or Beans or its variants include: Alexander Bean who settled in Georgia in 1775; Duncan Bean who settled in Jamaica in 1716; Alexander Bain who settled in Maryland in 1774; John Baine settled in south Carolina in 1716

The Beans of Bucks County, Pennsylvania descend from William Bean of Wyersdale, Lancashire, England. It appears evident that his family had immigrated to England from Ivernesshire, Scotland during the time of the great political upheaval of the Great Civil War Era. They settled in Lancashire and lived there until the great Quaker Revivals under William Penn. William was one of the many converts to the Quaker faith. It is believed that William Beans never did come to North America. Close relatives of this line of the Clan MacBean still live in Lancashire.

Some use the spelling of the name: Bayne or Bayn, or Baine, or Bane. In North
America various spellings of the name are also used.
(Source: The Clan MacBean in North America.)

Name: Matthew BEANS

Sex: M

Birth: ABT. 1650 in Wyersdale, Lancashire, England

Death: 1687 in Mid-Atlantic Ocean

Note:
Matthew Bains and his wife Margaret Hatten who married in England, took passage on "The Chester" sailing for America. He seems to have used the name Beans and Bains interchangeably. When his grandchildren came later they dropped the s and just used Bean. Matthew, his wife Margaret and two children, Thomas and Timothy died of disease and were buried at sea. Their daughter Elinor (1677-?) and son William (1681-1729) survived. She married Thomas Duer/Durr. William's name for some reason became corrupted into Beans. All of the children of William, except James, signing it as Beans, though the children of Joseph and the grandchildren of some other sons latter spelled it Banes (History of Bucks County, page 722-723).

The genealogy in this text has been compiled by the Clan MacBean in North America, many contributors who has expanded the records with Census information, marriage records, death records, and historical records from various states.

Matthew was a husbandman, ( a farmer). (Source: Wayne Dillon).

The History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Chapter XIII, Southampton, 1703, from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by
W.W. H. Davis, A.M., 1876 and 1905 edition.

Davis gives this account of the Mather Baines, descendants of Matthew Baines, Wyersdale, Lancashire, England, who married Margaret, daughter of William Hatton, of Bradley.

Children: Thomas, Elinor, Timothy, and Williaim. He says that Matthew left England with Elinor and William and that he died at sea.

The Clan MacBean Memorial Park is on Ancestral Land at Dores, Iverness Shire Scotland. Hughston McBain of McBain is the 21st hereditary Chief of the Clan. He was matriculated in 1960 and lives in Tuscon Arizona. A reproduction of his personal Coat of Arms is included here. His Arms are registered with the Arms and Bearings of Scotland. The Clan MacBean has a long history in Scotland. Kindred Clan's are Clan Chattan, Clan MackIntosh and the oldest traceable dynasty of Europe, the Clan Ui Neill or Clan MacNeil as known today.



Father: Mathew Baines Banes BEAN

Married Margaret HATTEN (last name also spelled Hatton) b: 17 SEP 1648 in Bradley, Lancashire, England

Married: 22 OCT 1672 in Lancaster Meeting, Lancashire, England

They died at sea with all of their children except William and Elinore.


Children:
William Banes BEANS b: 14 JUL 1681 in Goosnargh, Lacanshire, England

Deborah BAINES b: APR 1683 in Wyersdale, Lancashire, England apparently died before the voyage.

Please note: Not to be confused with a second Deborah who is not the daughter of Mathew and Thomas two generations later.

Thomas Banes BEANS b: 1675 in Goosnargh, Lacanshire, England
Died at sea


Elinor, Elinore or Eleanor BEANS b: 22 OCT 1677 in Goosnargh, Lacanshire, England

Timothy Banes BEANS b: 1678 in , Lancashire, England
Died at sea.

Name: William Banes BEANS

Sex: M

Birth: 14 JUL 1681 in Goosnargh, Lacanshire, England

Death: 23 MAY 1729 in Southhampton Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Note: William and Elinor were made wards of Orphans Court in Chester County, Pennsylvania. William was raised by John Stedman. (Source: Hinshaw Encyclopedia of Quakers in Pennsylvania).

Will: Bucks County Abstracts.

Note: For unknown reasons several of William's children changed the
spelling of their last name from Baines to Beans. (Source: History of Bucks County by William Davis. Published in 1905.; Ancestry of Wayne Dillon).

Notes from Family Tree Maker Genealogy/Library. The Baines
family was founded in 1182 and the old Bain's Hall at Knowsthorpe, England has been in the family for over seven hundred years.


The descendants of William and Hatton Bains are quite numerous in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania.
I
n latter years a family association has been formed to preserve the family records and tradition.


WILLIAM BAINES

born - 1681 died - 1729


Father: Matthew BEANS b: ABT. 1650 in Wyersdale, Lancashire, England
Mother: Margaret HATTEN or HATTON
b: 17 SEP 1648 in Bradley, Lancashire, England

Marriage 1 Elizabeth b: ABT. 1685 in Lancaster, , England

Children

Matthew BEANS b: 10 DEC 1709 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Joseph F. Banes BEANS b: 9 SEP 1708 in , Bucks County, Pennsylvania

James BANES b: 1711 in , Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Timothy BEANS b: 1712 in Southhampton Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Thomas BANES b: 1711 in Southhampton Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

William BEANS b: 9 SEP 1721 in Southhampton Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Jacob BEANS b: 1729 in , Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Elizabeth BEANS b: 1722 in , Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Elinor BEANS b: 1724 in , Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Name: Matthew BEANS 1

Sex: M

Birth: 10 DEC 1709 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Death: APR 1791 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, PA

Note: Will June 15, 1787. Proved May 3, 1791 Book 5 p 262 of Bucks, Pennsylvania.
The old Beans farm was near the Solebury line.

Father: William Banes BEANS b: 14 JUL 1681 in Goosnargh, Lacanshire, England
Mother: Elizabeth b: ABT. 1685 in Lancaster, , England

Marriage to Margery Margaret PAXSON b: 24 SEP 1716 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Married: 2 MAY 1734 in , , Pennsylvania

Children

David BEANS b: 1738 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, PA

Jonathan BEANS

Ann BEANS


Marriage 2 Elizabeth WILSON b: 1724 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Married: 18 MAY 1763 in Buckingham MM, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Children

Aaron BEAN b: 12 MAR 1764 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, PA

Elizabeth BEAN b: 18 AUG 1766 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, PA

Moses BEANS b: 8 OCT 1769 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, PA


Sources:

Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ancestral File (R). Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998,
Text: data as of 5 January 1998. Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Name: David BEANS

Sex: M

Birth: 1738 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, PA

Father: Matthew BEANS b: 10 DEC 1709 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Margery Margaret PAXSON b: 24 SEP 1716 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Marriage 1 Sarah VICKERS b: 1754 in Plumstead Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Married: JAN 1775 in Buckingham MM, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Children

Susannah BEANS b: 4 OCT 1778 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

John BEANS b: 4 OCT 1781 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, PA

Amos BEANS b: 11 DEC 1783 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, PA

Matthew BEANS b: 2 FEB 1787 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, PA

Isaac BEANS b: 3 SEP 1776 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, PA

David BEANS b: 5 MAR 1790 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, PA

Rebecca BEANS b: 25 MAR 1793 in Buckingham Twp, Bucks County, PA

So sayeth the "sources".

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Aaron B. Beans born about 1813 in Virginia was a laborer. In 1880 he lived in Dunkirk, Hardin, Ohio. both he and his parents were born in Virginia. He may have been a descendant of Timothy Beans who moved to Virginia with his wife Rebecca.

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