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  1. Joseph Benjamin: Birth: 16 SEP 1633 in Newtowne Settlement, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Death: 1704 in New London Village (New London) Connecticut Colony

  2. Caleb Benjamin: Birth: 1643 in Watertown Village (MIddlesex) Massachusetts Bay Colony. Death: 8 MAY 1684 in Wethersfield Village (Hartford) Connecticut Colony


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a. Note:   1632c: John Benjamin, with his wife, Abigail, and several children, sailed from Plymouth, England for New England on the ship "Lion". "A Genealogy of the Family of Lieutenant Samuel Benjamin and Tabitha Livermore, his wife, early settlers of Livermore, Maine" by Mary Louise Benjamin; p. 2; Winthrop, Maine; 1900 (HeritageQuest) 1632, September 16: John Benjamin arrived in Boston on the ship "Lion" with his wife, two children and brother, Richard. 1632, November 6: John was admitted Freeman in New Town (Cambridge) Massachusetts. 1633c: He had the largest home lot in Water Town; Governor Winthrop referred to him as "Mr. Benjamin," a title indicating prominence. "Genealogies and Family History of the State of Connecticut" by William Richard Cutter; II:1090; Historical Publishing Company; New York City, New York; 1911 (929.2 Connect/Cutter CSL) * He purchased six acres of land in New Town and built a house of which Governor Winthrop wrote; "Mr. Benjamin's mansion was unsurpassed in elegance and comfort by any in the vicinity. It was a mansion of intelligence, religion and hospitality, visited by the clergy of all denominations, and by the literati at home and abroad". "A Genealogy of the Family of Lieutenant Samuel Benjamin and Tabitha Livermore, his wife, early settlers of Livermore, Maine" by Mary Louise Benjamin; p. 2; Winthrop, Maine; 1900 (HeritageQuest) 1633, May 20: He was appointed constable in Boston, Massachusetts by the General Court. He was a proprietor of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1634c: John Benjamin was exempted from the military. 1636, April 7: He likely did not settle there long as his house and goods, valued at �100, was burnt in a fire at New Town. "Genealogies and Family History of the State of Connecticut" by William Richard Cutter; II:1090; Historical Publishing Company; New York City, New York; 1911 (929.2 Connect/Cutter CSL) 1637c: He removed to Watertown, Massachusetts. 1642c: He had the largest homestall there. Land grants: A homestall of sixty acres by estimation bounded ye south with ye River the west by John Loveran and Ephriam Child, and 'the North and East with Thomas Rogers in his possession; eighteen acres of "Upland with two acres of meddow by estimation, bounded the south with ye River, the east with John Loveran and the north and west with Thomas Mayhew, in his possession; eighty acres of upland by estimation, being a part of the great dividend in the Second Division and the tenth lott in his possession and twenty-foure acres of Plowland, by estimation, in the further Plaine, bounded the east with John Stowers, ye west with Thomas Smith, the North with common land, and ye south with ye highway in his possession. "A Genealogy of the Family of Lieutenant Samuel Benjamin and Tabitha Livermore, his wife, early settlers of Livermore, Maine" by Mary Louise Benjamin; p. 4; Winthrop, Maine; 1900 (HeritageQuest) 1645, June 12: His Last Will and Testament was dated two days before his death, named his eldest son, John and 7 other children, not named, some of whom were "small." "John Benjamin being in perfect memory, a touching my outward estate do give and bequeath to my sonne Johna a double portion of my estate and my beloved wife two cowes, fourty bushels of Corne out of all my lands to be allowed her towards the bringing up of my small children yearly such as grows uppon the ground one part of tower of all my household stuffe, all the rest of my lands goods and chattels I will shall be equally divided between seven other of my children. Provided that out of all my former estate my will is that my wife dureing her life shall enjoy the dwelling house I live in, and three acres of the broken up ground next the house and two acres of the meddowe neere hand belonging to the house That this will be truly prforme I doe appoint my brother John Eddie of Watertown and Thomas Marrit of Cambridge that th'ey doe theire best Indevor to see this pformed. <signed> JOHN BENJAMIN <witness> Georg Muninge "A Genealogy of the Family of Lieutenant Samuel Benjamin and Tabitha Livermore, his wife, early settlers of Livermore, Maine" by Mary Louise Benjamin; p. 5; Winthrop, Maine; 1900 (HeritageQuest) 1645, June 14: John Benjamin died at Watertown, Massachusetts. His estate was valued at �297-03-02. He was "advanced in years" at his death. "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"; by James Savage; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1981 (929.274 S264 LAPL) (NE Sec. SR) Additional Resources: 1) "Genealogy of the Benjamin Family: 1632 -1898" by Ellis Benjamin Baker; p. 3; Press of Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor; New Haven, Connecticut; 1898. (929.2 B436BA ACPL) 2) "Family Memorials: Genealogies of the families and descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston; to which is appended the early history of the town" by Henry Bond; Little, Brown & Company; 1855 (974.402 W31B ACPL)


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