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John Benjamin

Male Abt 1682 - 1716  (~ 34 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Benjamin was born about 1682 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Joseph Benjamin and Sarah); died on 2 Aug 1716 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

    John married Phebe Larabee on 7 Aug 1705 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. Phebe (daughter of Greenfield Larribee and Alice Parke) was born on 13 Dec 1680 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. John Benjamin was born on 31 Oct 1714 in Preston, New London, Connecticut; died on 7 May 1791 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph Benjamin was born about 1634 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of John Benjamin and Abigail Eddy); died on 27 Apr 1704 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 15 Sep 1633
    • Alternate birth: 16 Sep 1633, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: Bef 27 Apr 1704, Preston, New London, Connecticut

    Notes:

    He was a watchman at Charlestown in 1665. He lived in Barnstable and removed to Yarmouth before 1668. In Yarmouth, his farm was near the Meadows. He moved to Preston, Connecticut in 1696, ten years after it was established. In Preston, his land bordered that of Thomas Parke, whose granddaughter Phebe Larabee married his son John Benjamin.

    Joseph married Sarah before 7 Dec 1668. Sarah died after 1715. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Sarah died after 1715.

    Notes:

    The Benjamin Family in America (citation details below) shows her as a daughter of Lt. William Clarke and Sarah Lumbert/Lumbard, but this seems to be without proof. Robert Charles Anderson (citation details below) calls her only "Sarah _____".

    Children:
    1. 1. John Benjamin was born about 1682 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 2 Aug 1716 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Benjamin was born about 1595; died on 14 Jun 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Arrived 16 Sep 1632 on the Lyon. He was literate; his inventory included many books of a legal and ecclesiastical nature. In a letter, Bay Colony governor John Winthrop said "Mr. Benjamin's mansion was unsurpassed in elegance and comfort by any in the vicinity." It seems likely that he was of gentry origins, but nothing has been discovered to indicate the identity of his parents.

    John married Abigail Eddy before 1620. Abigail (daughter of Rev. William Eddy and Mary Fosten) was born in in Cranbrook, Kent, England; died on 20 May 1687 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachussets. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Abigail Eddy was born in in Cranbrook, Kent, England (daughter of Rev. William Eddy and Mary Fosten); died on 20 May 1687 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachussets.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: Oct 1601, Cranbrook, Kent, England
    • Alternate death: 20 Mar 1687, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachussets

    Children:
    1. 2. Joseph Benjamin was born about 1634 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 27 Apr 1704 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Rev. William Eddy was born between 1558 and 1564 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; died on 23 Nov 1616 in Cranbrook, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Cranbrook, Kent, England

    Notes:

    Vicar of Cranbrook, Kent.

    William married Mary Fosten on 20 Nov 1587 in Cranbrook, Kent, England. Mary (daughter of John Fosten and Ellen Munn) died in Jul 1611. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 11.  Mary Fosten (daughter of John Fosten and Ellen Munn); died in Jul 1611.
    Children:
    1. 5. Abigail Eddy was born in in Cranbrook, Kent, England; died on 20 May 1687 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachussets.
    2. Samuel Eddy was born before 15 May 1608; died on 12 Nov 1688 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.