Mailing List:2000-08-09 02, Re: Benjamin's children, by Robert L. Ward

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From: "Robert L. Ward" <rlward1 -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Benjamin's children Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 19:20:30 -0400 In-Reply-To: <> Dear WRG, At 09:36 PM 8/8/00 -0400, Christopher Branagan wrote: >Some sources say that after Benjamin's (John) first wife Jane >died, he left his children with her relations and moved to >Sherborn, near the Nattick town line. Then he married wife #2 and had >a second family. >Other sources say they were already living in Sherborn at the time of >Jane's death. >Why would Benjamin have left children so young? Does anyone have a >clue as to who the relatives were? >And finally (for tonight at least) does anyone know why Benjamin's >nephew ( Benjamin, son of brother Jonathan) would have given him a >"legacy" of 10s per year in 1710? > >Thanks, from Carolyn Whitney Branagan Jane's death is recorded in 1690 in Sherborn, and the birth of her youngest son, Joshua, in 1687. Apparently they moved to Sherborn about 1685-1687, and undoubtedly brought all their children with them. As far as I know, no one has any idea who Jane might have been. It is a guess that she belonged to one of the early families of York, ME, or possibly Cocheco or Dover, NH, both of which places Benjamin lived at or about the time of his marriage. I cannot speculate as to why his nephew Benjamin gave him a legacy, but note that the will was dated 4 Feb 1713/4, not 1710. Regards, Robert Robert L. Ward WHITNEY Research Group <<a href=""></a>;

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