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Capt. Benjamin Tolman

Male 1676 - 1766  (89 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Tolman 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Baptism 28 January 1676  Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 6 December 1676  Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1766  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Benjamin first married Ruth Fletcher, second Elizabeth (Perry) Palmer, widow of Bezaleel Palmer.

      Capt. Benjamin Tolman came from Dorchester to Scituate in 1709. His residence was one-fourth mile south-east of the Church Hill. There he established a tannery. Later the tannery, forty rods east of Chruch Hill, belonged to his son-in-law, Joseph Copland. [1, 2]
    Person ID I5837  Schirado
    Last Modified 19 July 2013 

    Father John Tolman,   b. 8 April 1642, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 January 1724/5, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Collins,   b. 8 April 1648, Lynn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 October 1690, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 30 November 1666  Lynn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4170  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Ruth Fletcher,   b. about 1680, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 February 1704/5, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 28 December 1703  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Tolman,   b. 30 October 1704, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. June 1706, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Family ID F53171  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Elizabeth Perry,   b. 27 June 1682, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 August 1709  the Second Church of Scituate Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • “Benjamin Toolman & Elizabeth palmer widow * were married August the 4th 1709 [signed] Mr. Nathaniell Eells.” At * “of Bezaleel Palmer” was interlined, and a footnote reads, “She was Elizabeth Perry d. of wm Perry. S.D. (probably S. Deane)
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Tolman,   b. 28 March 1710, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Samuel Tolman,   b. 22 October 1711, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Elizabeth Tolman,   b. 5 November 1713, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 November 1798, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +4. Capt. Joseph Tolman,   b. 6 September 1715, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. William Tolman,   b. 12 January 1716, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1749, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +6. Elisha Tolman,   b. 20 November 1718, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 November 1783, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Ruth Tolman,   b. about 1721, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ebenezer Tolman,   b. about 1723, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. John Tolman,   b. 28 April 1726, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 June 1805  (Age 79 years)
     10. Lydia Tolman,   b. 19 July 1730
    Family ID F4169  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Samuel Deane, (Loring, Boston, 1831).

    2. [S3] L. Vernon Briggs, (1938).

    3. [S63] Scituate Births, marriages, and deaths, transcribed by George Ernest Bowman.

    4. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).


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