Born: 21 Mar 1585, Chalvington, Heathfield, Sussex, England
Married 1620, Sussex Square, London, Middlesex, England, to Abigail EDDYE
Died: 14 Jun 1645, Cambridge, (Newtowne), MA or Watertown, Middlesex Co.,
A settler in 1632 of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Watertown (Boston) Massachusetts
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John Benjamin - died on 14 Jun 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA . He was the son of John Benjamin and Joan Hookes.
John married Abigail Eddy in 1619 in Cranbrook, co. Kent, England. Abigail was born on 1 Oct 1601 in Cranbrook, co. Kent, England. She was the daughter of Rev William Eddye and Mary Forsten. She died on 20 May 1687 in Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MA .
John - - along with his brother Richard left Herefordshire for America and arrived on the ship "Lion" in 1632. (Same crossing as James Olmsted and Nicholas Olmsted). John Benjamin, a proprietor of Cambridge, was admitted freeman 6 November, 1632, and was constable 20 May, 1633. Of his house in Cambridge Governor Winthrop wrote: "Mr. Benjamin's mansion was unsurpassed for elegance and comfort by any in the vicinity. It was the mansion of intelligence, religion, and hospitality, visited by the clergy of all denominations, and by the literati at home and abroad. His library was said to be one of the finest in the country. It was probably destroyed in the fire in 1636 which burned his house, valued at 100œ. The next year the Watertown records show grants of land to him. There he died 14 June, 1645. His will is of date 12 June; the inventory shows an estate valued at 297œ 3s 2d. The list of books includes a Book of Martiers. His widow Abigail went with her daughter, Abigail Stubbs, to Charlestown, where she died 20 May, 1687, aged eighty-seven." Source: "Powers-Banks Ancestry" by John Leslie Powers (1921)
John Benjamin, born Abt 1580/1598 in Heathfield, Sussex, , England; died 14 Jun 1645 in Cambridge, (Newtowne), MA. He married abt. 1619 in , , , England, Abigail Eddye, died 20 May 1687 in Charlestown, , MA, daughter of William Eddye (Rev.) and Mary Fosten.
He was christened on Mar 12 1585 in Chalvington, Heathfield, Sussex, England.
Christening: Date: 12 MAR 1585
Place: Chalvington, Heathfield, Sussex, England
Emigration: Date: 22 JUN 1632
Place: Onboard the "LION" (LYON)
Husband: John BENJAMIN
Baptism: 21 Mar 1585, Chalvington, Heathfield, co. Sussex, England
Death: 1645, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA
Marriage: 1619, Cranbrook, co. Kent, England
Transhumance: 1632, London to Boston on the Lyon