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Descendants of EDWARD BENNETT

Generation No. 1

1. EDWARD1 BENNETT was born Bet. 1575 - 1607 in Wiltshire, England, and died 1645 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Ma. (buried in Proprietor's cem.). He married ALICE EDINGTON 27 Oct 1622 in England. She was born Bet. 1584 - 1609 in England, and died Bet. 1633 - 1698.

1. Taken from the Book entitled "The Other Bennetts", authored by Isabel (BENNETT) Ridell and information obtained from the Chemung County Historical Society, of Chemung New York, 415 E. Water Street, Elmira, New York, 14901:

EDWARD BENNETT sailed from Weymouth, Malcombe-Regis Dorset, 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 public land. He was made a freeman in 1636. After a residence there for seven years he became an original proprietor in the company that founded 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 burried in Proprietor's cemetary.

2. Information received from The Orange County Genealogical Society, 101 Main Street,, Goshen, N.Y. 10924. Corispondence received 17 September, 1996: Genealogical and Family Histories of THE WYOMING AND LACKAWANNA VALLEYS PENNSYLVANIA: dated 1906:

BENNETT FAMILY. "Mihi Consulit Deus." 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, Massachusetts, where he died 1646.

3. Information taken from the "Bennett Family Forum" at submitt by Peter Streeter on Aug 24, 1998: Posting 1:

Material from: "Nine Yankee Farmers: A Bennett Line from 1636 to 1916" by Ralph B. Bennett Jr. - San Diego, CA - April 1990 (Self Published).

Notes from Boston Transcript, Published November 24, 1930,

Note 2417. BENNETT. From papers belonging to Rev. George S. Bennett (now deceased):

EDWARD BENNETT, born in England, came with his wife Elizabeth and four children settled in Weymouth MA in 1636 where land was given to him. Made a Freeman at General Court held in Boston, May 26, 1636. Resided in Weymouth seven years, when he joined the Rev. Newman's Company, and became one of the original proprietors of that part of Rehoboth, MA called Seakonk, near Providence, RI, moving there with his family in 1643. He died in 1645-6. Children born in England were:

Samuel, born 1628; John, born 1630; Priscilla, born 1632, married
William Carpenter, Oct. 5, 1651; name of fourth child not given.

John (2) Bennett married Usilla ------, removed with his father to Rehoboth, whence came the first settlers of Stonington, Conn. Among them was John Bennett, who took up his residence in Mystic as early as 1656. He died at Stonington, Oct. 22, 1691. He probably had ten children.

John (3), the sixth child, was born in Stonington, Feb. 19, 1666, married Elizabeth Park, March 8, 1687. He was a soldier in King Phillip's War, removed to Preston
Conn., in 1709, and died there Dec. 29, 1745. He had eight children.


Refering to the children of Edward Bennet upon his death prior to Feb. 18, 1646, Ralph Bennett
writes :

"The older sons were old enough to run the widow's farm. Samuel was 18; John, 16. But the farm came into the possession of Richard Bowen Jr. , whose name appears instead of hers in an allotment list drawn up in 1658."
"By then, son Samuel had moved to Rhode Island and son John, to Connecticut. Daughter Priscilla married William Carpenter on October 5, 1651, and died on October 20, 1663, the day their son Benjamin was born. Edward and Richard Bennet, the younger sons, stayed in Rehoboth but later the Bennet name fades from town records."

Refering to John, son of Edward and Elizabeth, Ralph Bennett writes :

"John Bennet moved to Connecticut in 1656, when he was 26. He traveled about 50 miles southwest from Rehoboth, across the state of Rhode Island, to the southeast corner of Connecticut, where there was a pleasant valley and saltwater cove on Long Island Sound."
"The land had belonged to the Pequot Indians who were massacred in 1637 by the Narragansetts and whites. William Cheesebrough of Rehoboth was the first settler at a place call Wequetequock in what was then called the Mystic and Pawcatuck area. ... By 1668, there wer 43 heads of families, including John Bennet, who drew lots for home sites in the village."
"By then, John Bennet had married and started a family. He and Ursula White of Stonington had 10 children, it is said, but we know the names of only five of them.
The first John, born Feb. 24, 1659, died when he was four years old. William was born in 1660. Rapid-fire births were usual in the early stages of matrimony in those days, so there may have been other children before the second son named John was born in 1666. A daughter, Elizabeth, was born in 1672. Joseph was born in 1681."

Dana Riffe
Chattanooga TN

-----Posting #2-----

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 10:26:06
From: "Richard Angotti, Sr." To:
Subject: PA and NY Bennetts

The following information was sent by a dear lady in TN. I have her permission to share it with any Bennett.

Edward Bennett, b. ca. 1588. m. ca 1610 to Elizabeth -. He sailed in the "James" from Weymouth, England in 1635 with his wife and four children and settled on 36 acres at Weymouth, MA. where he was made a freeman on May 25, 1636. He moved to Rehobeth, MA. and died there in 1645 and is buried in the Proprietor's Cemetery. HIs children were:

SAMUEL (ancestor of Ismael Bennett of Hanover, Luzerne Co. PA., father of Martha who married Rufus.) JOHN; EDWARD: PRISCILLA (m. William Carpenter); RICHARD; ROBERT? Samuel Bennett's family settled in Rhode Island.

JOHN (son of Samuel) married Uriela White (Ursula?), daughter of William and Elizabeth White. He was at Mystic, CT. as early as 1658. He died at Stonington, CT. on September 22, 1691. His children are: JOHN, b. 1655 dy; WILLIAM, b. 1660; THOMAS; ISAAC; ELIZABETH, b. 1672; JOHN, b.1666; CORNELIUS; JOSEPH, b. 1681; URSULA; and SUSANNA.

JOHN, b. July 19, 1666, d. Preston CT. on December 29th, 1745. He married at Stonington, CT. on March 8, 1687 to Elizabeth Parke, daughter of Samuel Parke (a long ancestry known here). He served in King Phillip's War; will dated 7 December 1745, proved on 10 January 1746, inventory taken January 15, 1746. His children were:

HANNAH, b. 1688; JOHN b. 1691; SAMUEL b. 1694; THOMAS b. 1697; JOSEPH b. 1699;
ELIZABETH b. 1702; ISAAC b. 1705; NATHAN b. 1709.

John Bennett, the father, "owned the convenant" at Preston and was baptized April 1710 with his children; John, Jr. and Samuel - adults; Thomas, Joseph, Elizabeth, Isaac and Nathan as children.

I trust this may be of some interest to someone on the list? I will send more on this line later.

Joyce in Millinocket, Maine

page 34 Munsell's American Genealogist

The BENNETT, Bently and Beers families. [Being the descendants of Edward Bennett of Weymouth, Mass., 1736, William Bentley of Kingston, R.I., 1679, and Anthony Beers of Watertown, Mass., 1649. By S. B. [p.34] Bennett of Pittston, Pa., 1899.] 8vo, 50 pages, edition 200 copies, for private distribution, portraits.

Birth Records: United States/Europe, 900-1990
Bennett, Edward      Birth date : Aug 2, 1584
      Birth place : ENG
      CD# : 100

Bennett, Edward      Birth date : Abt 1600
      Birth place : ENG
      CD# : 100

Bennett, Edward      Birth date : 1578
      Birth place : England
      CD# : 102 Discontinued
Bennett, Edward      Birth date : Feb 2, 1577
      Birth place : England
      CD# : 102 Discontinued
Bennett, Edward      Birth date : Abt 1600
      Birth place : ENG
      CD# : 101 Discontinued

2. i.   SAMUEL2 BENNETT, b. 1628, Wiltshire, England or Dorset, England; d. 04 Sep 1684, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island (will proven).
3. ii.   JOHN BENNETT, b. 1630, Wiltshire, England or Dorset, England; d. 22 Oct 1691, Stonington, New London, Ct..
4. iii.   PRISCILLA BENNETT, b. 1632, Weymouth, Dorset, England; d. 20 Oct 1663, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA.
  iv.   EDWARD BENNETT, b. 1634, Weymouth, Dorset, England.
Birth Records: United States/Europe, 900-1990
Bennett, Edward      Birth date : Abt 1634
      Birth place : ENG
      CD# : 101 Discontinued

Birth Records: United States/Europe, 900-1990
Bennett, Richard      Birth date : Abt 1641
      Birth place : Virginia
      CD# : 102 Discontinued
Bennett, Richard      Birth date : Abt 1636
      Birth place : ENG
      CD# : 101 Discontinued

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