John Benson

Male 1608 - 1678


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  • Name  John Benson  [1
    Born  1608  Shiplake, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Shiplake is about 3 miles from Caversham.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  13 Jan 1678  Hull, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Probate  01 Mar 1679 
    • In his will, proved 1 Mar 1679, sons John & Joseph recieved all lands, commons, barns, etc., and John was to have the "other" home lot, and he and Joseph were to pay sisters Martha, Mary, and the children of sister Abigail (dec'd), 5 Pounds each as legacies. After mother's death, John was to have a double portion of the moveables; son Joseph was to have single portion.
    Notes 
    • Arrived from Southampton, England on "goode shipe" CONFIDENCE on April 11, 1638, with their older children, John and Mary, both under 4 years. CONFIDENCE, of London, two hundred tons, John Gibson, Master. She sailed from Southampton the last of April,` by vertue of the Lord Treasurers warrant of the 11th of April,1638. That year John Benson received a grant of land in Hingham, near the bay and was a "husbandman". (Land grant-1638).

      The passenger list reads:
      John Binson of Gowsham, in Ox. husbandman; 30
      Mary Binson, his wife
      John Binson their children under 4 years
      Mary Binson

      In 1645 John Benson petitioned the General Court for permission to plant and build at White Head, in the town of Hull, and was at first refused because of differences between the towns of Hull and Hingham. By 1652, however, the family had moved to Hull, MA where John's lands were among the first recorded.

      Town officer, 1669. Will dated April 16, 1678, probated March 20, 1679. Bequests to sons John, Joseph, daughters COMBS, HALL, child of daughter SHORE, deceased, and wife, Marah (sic) was executrix. The name is spelled BINSON in England.
    Person ID  I26656  Bryant
    Last Modified  7 Feb 2006 

    Father  John Binson,   b. Est 1580, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary 
    Married  1607  Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2256  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Williams,   d. 14 Dec 1681, Hull, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Oct 1633  Caversham, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. John Benson,   b. Abt 1635, Caversham, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1711, Plympton, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Benson,   b. 01 May 1637, Caversham, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1705/6, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Benson,   b. Abt 1640, Hingham, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1706, Hull, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Martha Benson
     5. Abigail Benson,   b. 1646, Hingham, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1678
    Family ID  F2251  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1608 - Shiplake, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Oct 1633 - Caversham, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jan 1678 - Hull, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 2:109.

    2. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 142:269-72.


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