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Lieut. James Bennett

Male 1645 - 1736  (91 years)


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  • Name James Bennett 
    Prefix Lieut. 
    Born 1645  prob. Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died October 1736  Stratfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • From Jacobus’s History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield:
      Bennett, James, s. of James. Deputy for Fairfield, Oct. 1689, May and Oct. 1695, May 1697, May 1699, May 1701, May 1702, Oct. 1706, Oct. 1708, May and June 1709, Oct. 1710. Lt., Albany Expedition, Feb. 1692/3; Lt., Stratfield Trainband, May 1704. Justice, 1709-11, 1714-24. Admitted to Conn. Bar as attorney, Oct. 1708.
      Born at Fairfield abt. 1645, d. there Oct. 1736. Married (1) abt. 1667, ——— Joy, dau. of Walter. Their son Joseph was remembered in will of his uncle Joseph Joy; while their dau. Abigail named a son Joy Bishop. Married (2) after 1683, Mary, widow of Ephraim Booth, dau. of Jeremiah Osborn; b. at New Haven, 29 Mar. 1653; d. at Stratfield, 28 Nov. 1726 in 73 yr. (g. s.).
      Married (3) Rebecca ———-.
      Will of James, Sr., 2 Oct. 1736, proved 6 Oct. 1736; wife Rebecca; daus. Mary Osborn, Abigail Bishop, Sarah Burritt; Sarah, Abiah, and Ann, children of dau. Anna Hawley dec’d; grandson J ames Bennett; sons Thomas, J eremiah, Isaac; son Joseph dec’d. Capt. James Bennett appealed, 12 Mar. 1736/7. Distribution 7 Apr. 1738; Sarah Bryant(?); heirs of Anna Hawley; Abigail Bishop; Mary Osborn; Capt. Thomas Bennett; heirs of J oseph Bennett; Isaac Bennett; Jeremiah Bennett.
      Lt. James was an original member of Stratfield Church, 1695, and his wife Mary joined by letter from Stratford, 1695. James Sr. and Mary Bennett witnessed will of Mrs. Abigail Hubbell, 11 Feb. 1705, and James Sr. (with Philip Lewis) witnessed the codicil 1O Dec. 1717; all three witnesses made oath, 5 Feb. 1717/8.
      After death of bis son James, Lt. James in 1714 confirmed gift of lands to the widow and children of his son.
      Inv. of Est. of Mrs. Rebecca Bennett, 5 Dec. 1741; adm’n granted to John Mackintosh. [3]
    Person ID I27233  Schirado
    Last Modified 16 May 2013 

    Father James Bennett,   b. about 1617, Cranfield, Bedfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1659, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother Hannah Wheeler,   b. ca February 1617/8, Cranfield, Bedfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about April 1658, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 1639  Concord, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F21474  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Mary Joy,   b. about 1647, prob. Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1684, prob. Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married ca 1667/8  [1
    Children 
    +1. James Bennett,   b. ca 1667/8, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about December 1707, Stratfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +2. Capt. Thomas Bennett,   b. ca1668/9, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 April 1739, Newtown, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Abigail Bennett,   b. about 1671, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 November 1761, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
    +4. Mary Bennett,   b. about 1673, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1737, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    +5. Joseph Bennett,   b. about 1677, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1736  (Age ~ 58 years)
     6. Sarah Bennett,   b. after 1679, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F19666  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Mary Osborn,   b. 29 March 1653, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 November 1726, Stratfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married about 1684  Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Isaac Bennett,   b. about 1685, Stratfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1762  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +2. Anna Bennett,   b. about 1691, Stratfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 November 1727, Stratfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     3. Jeremiah Bennett,   b. about 1696, Startfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 August 1773, Stratfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Family ID F19677  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 3 Rebecca,   d. after 1736 
    Family ID F21477  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S319] Descendants of George and Margery Wathen of Salem, Massachusetts, Joyce S. Pendery.

    2. [S583] Donald Lines Jacobus, (N.G. Parke, Woodstock, VT, 1960).

    3. [S214] Donald Lines Jacobus, (Fairfield, CT, 1930).

    4. [S9] Joseph Savage, (Little Brown, Boston, 1860).


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