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Benedict Generations

Starting with Thomas Benedict 1617 to 1689

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First Generation

A. Thomas1 Benedict; born on the 17th and baptized on the 30th of November, 1617 at Stratton St. Michael in Norfolk, England. He sailed from England to America in 1637, departing in June and arriving in the Massachusetts Bay Colony by August of that year. Two years later, in about 1639, he married his step-sister Mary Bridgham, daughter of John and Grace Bridgham, and who had been on the same voyage. Thomas died in March 1689 at Norwalk, Connecticut. Mary lived on another 29 years until about 1718, passing away also at Norwalk.1,2
View the biography of Thomas Benedict.

Known children of Thomas Benedict and Mary Bridgham:1,3

+   1   i.   Thomas Benedict, Jr.   b. abt. 1640; d. Nov. 1688.
+   2   ii.   John Benedict   b. 1641; d. after 1727.
+   3   iii.   Samuel Benedict   b. about 1649; d. April 1727.
+   4   iv.   James Benedict   b. Feb. 1649/50; d. August 1717.
+   5   v.   Daniel Benedict   b. about 1652; d. after Feb. 1723.
    6   vi.   Mary   b. 1652/3; d. between 1693-95.
    7   vii.   Elizabeth   b. 1653; d. 1688.
    8   viii.   Sarah   b. 1653.
    9   ix.   Rebecca   b. about 1660.

Go to the descendants of:


  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", by Henry M. Benedict; 1st pub. 1870; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.
  2. Benedict Topics; a website hosted by Robert Benedict. Website:
  3. "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Before 1692" ; Volume #1, Pages 155-166, Belcher to Benjamin ; by James Savage (undated). Website:

-- JimBenedict - 14 Mar 2007
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