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Thomas Benedict, Jr.

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Family reference: 1

Born Born about 1640 Southold, Long Island, New Netherland
Married Married Jan 1665 Mary Messenger at (probably) Jamaica, New York
Died Died Nov 1688 Norwalk, Conn.

Lineage:

  • Thomas Benedict2, (Thomas1)

Parents:

Children:

  1. Mary Benedict; b. 1666
  2. Thomas Benedict; 1670-1743
  3. Hannah Benedict; b. 1675/76
  4. Esther Benedict; b. 1679
  5. Abigail Benedict; b. 1682
  6. Elizabeth Benedict; b. 1684

from "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America" by Henry M. Benedict

THOMAS was b. 164-, Southold, Long Island, where, and at Huntington, he passed his youth and early manhood. In 1662 he removed with his father's family to Jamaica, and in the year following the town granted him a "home lot" and "ten acres of meadow." I conjecture, from this grant and from the fact that, Sept. 29, 1663, he signed with others a petition to be taken under the government of Connecticut, that he was of age.

Dec. 13, 1663, he was appointed "to gather the rate made for the purchase of the Hills." He married Jan., 1665, Mary, daughter of Andrew Messenger, one of the original settlers of Jamaica, March 10, 1656, and magistrate in 1661-62. Thomas removed to Norwalk 1665-6, and was made freeman in 1669; pounder fence viewer and surveyor between 1667 and 1686. He died at Norwalk, Nov., 1688-9. His inventory filed Nov. 5, 1689, shows a clear estate of 169. His wife survived him.1

Footnotes

  • Thomas Benedict's biography is in Henry Benedict on p. 27.1

from Robert Benedict's website:

Thomas, born abt 1640 at Southold, Long Island, New York; died Nov 1688 at Norwalk; married Jan 1665, prob at Jamaica, New York, Mary Messenger. She was born 1642 in Jamaica, died 1699 at Norwalk.


per Hall's History of Norwalk, CT, pg 26: Thomas Benedict, Jr., bought of Joseph Fenn, 1671, 'now home-lot, lyinge by the side of the creek or river called the Coafe' - 4 acres.

Notes on the children:

from A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Before 1692, Volume #1, Pgs 155 - 166 (Belcher to Benjamin), By James Savage. 2
  • Mary; b. Dec 4, 1666
  • Thomas; b. Dec 5, 1670
  • Hannah; b. Jan 8, 1676
  • Esther; b. Oct 5, 1679
  • Abigail; b. 1682
  • Elizabeth; b. unknown


Sources

  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. "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: www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/savage/bk1/155-166.htm

-- JimBenedict - 19 Oct 2006
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