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The Belden/Belding/Beldin/Beldon Family in the New World

Updated October 1, 2007

Belden, Belding, Beldin, or Beldon are variants of the English habitational name Baildon (or Bayldon). Baildon "has been, since Norman times, a chapelry in the West Riding of York, situated on an eminence overlooking the river Aire". The variant spellings are found largely, but not exclusively, in the new world.

Richard Bayldon (or Baildon or Belden or Belding, Beldin, Beldon, etc) appeared in Wethersfield, Hartford Colony ca. 1641. With him were two sons, John and Samuel. Also with him was William who may have been a son, nephew or a cousin; we simply don't know. Most, but not all, of the Beldens, Beldings, Beldins and Beldons in the new world are descended from William, John and Samuel. Some immigrated later, from England, Ireland, Norway and from "Other country".

The family file I have published at Rootsweb (see URL below)
represents a work in progress; it's not complete, nor is it completely correct, just the best I have as of the date of upload. If I have omitted your line, please E-mail me the details and I will include it. If you find an error, please E-mail me the details.

I'm researching Belding, Belden, Beldin, Baildon, Bayldon, etc. I'm particularly interested in the Beldings who lived in Oppenheim, Fulton Co., NY from about 1810 onward. Also interested in the Clemens /Clemons /Clemmons family, also in Oppenheim.

Looking for George E. Cheney m. May 15, 1883 Frances Belding b. August 27, 1863 in Oppenheim, Fulton, NY. Their descendants would be my second cousins.

Looking for Edward Belding b. November 11, 1861, m. November 11, 1885 Mira Ray Phoenix. Their descendants would be my second cousins.

Looking for Albert H. Hildreth m. March 25, 1871 Mary Belding b. October 22, 1845 Little Falls, Herkimer, NY.

Looking for Helen Jane Mastin b. ca. 1856 in Genoa, NY, m. ca. 1857, Jarvis Elliott. Their daughter, Irene Evangeline Elliott b. 1877, Auburn, NY m. ca. 1903 Albert Belding (my Grandfather).

Richard Belding Gilbert
83 Trent Road
Turnersville, NJ 08012-1831
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