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Benjamin Fenn

Male - 1672


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  • Name Benjamin Fenn 
    Gender Male 
    Will DOCUMENTS: WILL=Genealogical Gleanings in England, Vol I, by Henry F. Waters, A.M., Genealogical Publishing Co, 1969, page 695-696. Benjamin Fen Senior of Milford in the Colony of "Conecticott" in New England, 14 Sep 1672, Proved 1 Feb 1674.

    I do give and bequeath unto my eldest son Benjamin Fen, as an addition to his portion that he hath already received, to the value of three hundred pounds and upwards, that farm that I formerly bought of Mr. Samuel Bach, late of New Haven, lying on the East side of East River, consisting of eighteen acres of meadow, more or less, with all the upland that is laid out thereto, he paying, or causing to be paid, thirty pounds towards the purchase, as was agreed upon, besides what he hath already paid. To my second son Samuel Fen my dwelling house that I now inhabit, within the town of Milford, with housing, uplands and meadows belonging, with that piece of upland and meadow that I bought of the Indians, above Pagasick, called Pluffi meadow, and the uplands adjacent thereto. To my youngest son James Fen my house in New Haven, with the warehouse and all the land belonging thereto, on this side East River, and that parcel of meadow belonging to the house, on the other side of the River, and all my right &c. in that farm that the Hon. General Assembly gave to me. To my three eldest daughters, Sarah, Mary and Martha, besides what they have already received for their portions, twenty pounds apiece to be paid within one year after my decease out of my estate in New England. To my youngest daughter Susanna Fen, for her portion, one hundred and twenty pounds, to be paid at eighteen years old or day of marriage. To my grandchild Benjamin Fen, son of my eldest son Benjamin, the house, orchard and land formerly Joseph Fenn's, in the town of "Norawake." To all the rest of my grandchildren respectively I do give one ewe sheep to each of them. My will is that my grandchild Benjamin should enter and posses his house and lands at Norawake at the end and period of the lease that it's now let for. My two youngest sons Samuel and James shall come to enter and possess their legacies at their accomplishing of the age of one and twenty years, but, in case my dear and loving wife should see it her way to dispose of herself in marriage before then, it's my will that they should enter upon the one half of their housings and lands at eighteen, and at one and twenty the whole but their mother's third. To my son Samuel my dwelling house, lands and meadows in the parishes of Chiddington, Masworth, Ivingbo, Wing, all of them in Buckinhamshire, given to me by the will of the late deceased Agnis Seare of the same parish and Shire. My said son, if he comes to the full possession of it at one and twenty, to pay to his brother James forty pounds at one and twenty and to his sister Susanna twenty pounds at one and twenty, and twenty pounds to his eldest brother Benjamin within five years after his entrance and possession. All the residue, whether in New England or old I give to my wife Susanna Fen and I make her executrix. My will is that within five years after my decease she pay to each of my three eldest daughters, Sarah, Mary and Martha, ten pounds apiece, to be laid out in old England in pewter and brass for money pay and sent over for their several and respective uses, thy bearing the carge of transportation and the danger of the seas. I entreat my honored, loving friends Mr. James Bishop of New Haven, Mr. Robert Treat, Thomas Wheeler and Daniel Buckingham to lend and afford their best help, council and advice as overseers &c. Wit: Robert Treat, Ephraim Sanford Dycer, 14. 
    Died between 14 September 1672 and 14 November 1672  Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Benjamin, of Strewkley, Buckinghamshire.

      He married second 12 Mar 1663 Mrs. Susannah Ward. [2]
    Person ID I29274  Schirado
    Last Modified 14 May 2012 

    Family/Spouse 1 Sarah Baldwin,   b. about 1621, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 April 1663, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Benjamin Fenn,   b. about 1640, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 April 1689  (Age ~ 49 years)
     2. Joseph Fenn,   b. about 1642, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1671  (Age ~ 29 years)
    +3. Edward Fenn,   b. about 1644, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 February 1728, Wallingford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    +4. Sarah Fenn,   b. about 1645, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1682  (Age ~ 37 years)
    +5. Mary Fenn,   b. about 1647, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 June 1701, Guilford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    +6. Martha Fenn,   b. about 1650, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1682  (Age ~ 32 years)
    Family ID F21039  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Susanna Ward,   d. after 9 September 1674 
    Married 12 March 1664  [1
    Children 
     1. Samuel Fenn,   b. 4 March 1666, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 February 1667, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Samuel Fenn,   b. 4 September 1667, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Susanna Fenn,   b. 4 May 1669, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1696  (Age 26 years)
    +4. James Fenn,   b. 14 May 1672, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 December 1754, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F55442  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S89] Charles Candee Baldwin, (Cleveland, Ohio, 1881).

    2. [S99] Charles Nelson Hickok, (Tuttle Publ., Rutland, Vermont, 1938).


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