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Edward Bennett (son of William Bennett and Joan) was born 1600 in Weymouth, Dorset, Eng., and died 1645 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA. He married Elizabeth Alice Egington on Oct 22, 1622 in Weymouth, Dorset, Eng., daughter of Thomas Egington and Johanna El Wall.

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BIOGRAPHY: Edward immigrated July 13, 1635 on the "James."

Edward Bennett sailed from Weymouth, England to Weymouth MA with his wife and 4 children in 1636. There he took up as he was entitled to thirty-six acres of publec land. He was made a freeman in 1636. After a residence there for seven years he became a original proprietor in the company that jounded Rehoboth, to which place he removed in 1643 with a certain Rev. Newman. He died at Rehoboth in 1645, an original proprietor wealthy, and was vutied in Proprietor's cemetary.

Isabel (Bennett) Ridell, the other Bennetts, Chemung count, New york Historical Society, 415 E. Water St., Elmira, New York, 14901

Edward Bennett was Pruser of the ship Mary Rose, which was accidentall blown up in Boston Hoston Harbor in 1648. "The Bennett Family 1628-1910."

It is claimed by historians that Samuel was the son of Edward. But Edward's children being born in England, it is a hard matter to get their records. The records shown however, that Mr. Edward Bennett had a muster of his servants on Febuary 7, 1619, prior to sailing in 1621. Rev. George S. Bennett of Boston, who has made a thorough search of the old records, states that Samuel was the son of Edward, who came from Weymouth, England, and settled in Weymouth, Mass., and was there made a Freeman in 1636, after seven years residence. he also states that the children of Edward were samuel, John, Priscilla, Edmond, and Richard."

Such is the motto of that branch of the Bennett family under consideration here; "a very ancient family of which a pedigree of thirteen descendants is recorded in the "College of Arms," says Burke; and a family, according to accepted authority "of the order of decent gentry," who were descended from two brothers of Berkshire who migrated to London toward the close of the sixteenth century. The Immigrant ancestor of the family in America was Edward Bennett, of Wiltshire, England, who was one of the first colonists of Weymouth, in new England; Freeman there in 1636, and one of the founders of Rehoboth, Mass., where he died 1646.
Alexander Ferguson

More About Edward Bennett and Elizabeth Alice Egington:
Marriage: Oct 22, 1622, Weymouth, Dorset, Eng..

Children of Edward Bennett and Elizabeth Alice Egington are:
  1. +John Bennett Sr., b. 1630, Weymouth, Dorset, Eng., d. Oct 22, 1691, Stonington, New England, Conn..
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