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John Benjamin

Male Abt 1595 - 1645  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name John Benjamin 
    Born Abt 1595  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jun 1645  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I17920  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of FW
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2018 

    Family Abigail Eddy,   b. Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1687, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachussets Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1620  [1
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Benjamin,   b. Abt 1634, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1704, Preston, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F10998  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.