Benjamin Albee

Male 1614 - Aft 1669


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  • Name  Benjamin Albee 
    Born  1614  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Aft 1669  probably, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Benjamin Albee exchanged land in Boston, MA, 1640 for "three lots on the mount." He lived in Braintree, MA from 1640 until about 1650, when he removed to Medfield, although he did not dispose of all his land in Braintree until 1657. He was made freeman on 18 May 1642; witnessed a will of Henry Adams of Braintree 8 June 1647; inventoried the estate of John Sheppard of Braintree 22 Sep 1650, and sold to John Hull 280 acres of land in Braintree 25 Nov 1657, he and his wife signing the deed "Benjamin Albee" and "Hannah Albee." Benjamin was present at the Braintree town meeting--
      !Braintree, Mass. Records 1640-1793 by Bates, Samuel A.

      "25th: 12mo: 1640 The Country highway layed through Brantry. At a Towne meeting there being presant Capt William Tinge Samuel Base Steven Kinsly Martin Sanders Benjamin Allbee & Mathew Barnes;--At a meeting this day it was agreed by us, and by Thomas Hoolbrooke and Henry Kingman Nathanill Adams a committee from waymoth to lay out the Country way through Brantry to Dorchester : That the sd. highway shall lye the full breadth of foure rods wide from waymouth to Brantree meeting house, and wheras att the sd meeting house the way cannot conveniently be had att one end, we apoint two rods att one end therof, and two rods at the other end, and then to fall to foure rods againe att a marke stumpe a litle beyond the meeting house and so that breadth to a stump of a tree, att goodman Neals house and then to be carryed the sd breadth to the Lot called Hudsons Lot; rectifiing the present way which now is by taking it off by severall [nouck] as we have marked the same att the same breadth to the going downe of the hill ; and toward the brooke, from which hill to the brooke six rods ; and so runs one foure rods to Dorchester bounds as it is already set out by severall marke trees for that purpose, and this we present to the Honered Courte to be recorded for the country high way for ever: -".

      Benjamin Albee about 1651 moved from Braintree to Medfield, and subsequently to Mendon. According to Ballou's HISTORY OF MILFORD, MASS., Benjamin Albee agreed to erect and maintain for the plantation a mill on Mill River in the new town of Mendon, the first waterpower mill for grinding grain in all that region, and they granted him a bounty of fifty acres of land. The HISTORY OF MILFORD says, "He was a very enterprising man, a public land surveyor, and much employed in the laying out of ways, lots and common lands in early times. He was made one of Mendon's first selectmen in 1667, and held other responsible offices. When King Philip's War broke out in 1675, he fled eastward with the Mendon fugitives, and all their buildings were burned by the Indians." He is believed not to have returned farther than Medfield, where he probably died. All his Mendon property passed into the hands of his son James. His wife's name was Hannah and he had at least seven children, the births of four of whom are recorded.
      !ALBEE FAMILY RECORDS, by Robert S. Albee; Washington, DC; 1920

      Benjamin's Medfield estate in 1652 totaled ¹182.

      "He had land in Weymouth, Three 4-acre house lots, then "Waterfarm" in Braintree. He then aquired land in Medfield and lived at 3 locations there. Mendon was next with the Mill site and the house lot and the meadow grant. Swansea was his next conquest leaving his mendon holdings to son James. Today we would call him a "speculator" or "developer." Waterfarm is a large (280 acre) farm that covered what is now the center of Braintree. It was boardered by a river which is now a creek and by Sunset Lake, hence the name "Waterfarm". Ben sold it in 1657+- I have the deed in my files, one of the first recorded. Today the land is everything from reote 3/expressway to Braintree Mall including the old Grossman (Now Best Buy) sites.
      !Bob Albee - ralbee01@comcast.net 1/10/2004

      SWANSEY IN NEW ENGLAND.--A true coppy of the Holy Covenant the first founders of Swansey Entred into at the first beginning and all the members thereof for Divers years. (1663)

      Whereas we Poor Creatures are through the exceeding Riches of Gods Infinite Grace Mercyfully snatched out of the Kingdom of darkness and by his Infinite Power translated into the Kingdom of his dear Son, there to be partakers with all Saints of all those Priviledges which Christ by the Shedding of his Pretious Blood hath purchased for us, and that we do find our Souls in Some good Measure wrought on by Divine Grace to desire to be Conformable to Christ in all things, being also constrained by the matchless love and wonderfull Distinguishing Mercies that we Abundantly Injoy from his most free grace to Serve him according to our utmost capacitys, and that we also know that it is our most bounden Duty to Walk in Visible Communion with Christ and Each other according to the Prescript Rule of his most holy word, and also that it is our undoubted Right through Christ to Injoy all the Priviledges of Gods House which our souls have for a long time panted after. And finding no other way at Present by the all-working Providence of our only wise God and gracious Father to us opened for the Injoyment of the same. We do therefore after often and Solemn Seeking to the Lord for Help and direction in the fear of his holy Name, and with hands lifted up to him the most High God, Humbly and freely offer up ourselves this day a Living Sacrifice unto him who is our God in Covenant through Christ our Lord and only Savior to walk together according to his revealed word in the Visible Gospel Relation both to Christ our only head, and to each other as fellow-members and Brethren and of the Same Household faith. And we do Humbly praye that that through his Strength we will henceforth Endeavor to Perform all our Respective Duties towards God and each other and to practice all the ordinances of Christ according to what is or shall be revealed to us in our Respective Places to exercise Practice and Submit to the Government of Christ in this his Church! viz. furthur Protesting against all Rending or Dividing Principles or Practices from any of the People of God as being most abominable and loathsome to our souls and utterly inconsistent with that Christian Charity which declare men to be Christās Disciples. Indeed further declaring in that as Union in Christ is the sole ground of our Communion, each with other, So we are ready to accept of, Receive too and hold Communion with all such as by a judgment of Charity we conceive to be fellow-members with us in our head Christ Jesus tho Differing from us in Such Controversial Points as are not absolutely and essencially necessary to salvation. We also hope that though of ourselves we are altogether unworthy and unfit thus to offer up ourselves to God or to do him a--or to expect any favor with, or mercy from Him. He will graciously accept of this our free will offering in and through the merit and mediation of our Dear Redeemer. And that he will imploy and emprove us in his service to his Praise, to whom be all Glory, Honor, now and forever, Amen.

      The names of the persons that first joyned themselves in the Covanant aforesaid as a Church of Christ,

      JOHN MYLES, Elder,
      JAMES BROWN,
      NICHOLAS TANNER,
      JOSEPH CARPENTER,
      JOHN BUTTERWORTH,
      ELDAD KINGSLEY,
      BENJAMIN ALBY.
    Person ID  I15252  Bryant
    Last Modified  11 Jun 2007 

    Family  Hannah Miller 
    Married  Est 1640  probably, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Albee,   b. 16 Aug 1641, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1723, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lydia Albee,   b. Abt Apr 1642, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1660/61, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Prudence Albee,   b. Abt 1645, probably, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1689, probably, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James Albee,   b. Est 1648, probably, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1717
     5. John Albee,   b. Est 1651, probably, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1675, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Benjamin Albee,   b. 1653
     7. Sarah Albee,   b. 11 Mar 1652/53, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F933  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1614 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Est 1640 - probably, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1669 - probably, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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