Mailing List:2000-08-12 03, Re: Benjamin's children, by Kenneth Whitney

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From: "Kenneth Whitney" <klw1 -at- starpower.net> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Benjamin's children Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 17:38:29 -0400 References: <39956745.1576D6FC@together.net> Hello Carolyn' The reference that you want for the disposition of Benjamin's children is in the Pierce transcription, page 27. You can find it on the WRG web site. I believe it is one of the many errors made by Pierce. Ken Whitney Silver Spring, MD ----- Original Message ----- From: Chris Branagan <slainte -at- together.net> To: <WHITNEY-L -at- rootsweb.com> Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2000 11:03 AM Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Benjamin's children > Thanks Robert for the info. And thank you for all you do for the WRG and > Whitney- L@ Rootsweb. > > So, do you think it is safe to conclude that the children were NOT left > with relatives? Do you know of a source that claims they were left? > > from, Carolyn > > P.S. I use my husband's e-mail. Some folks are confused when his name > (Chris) automatically comes up. But don't worry......it's really > me......I'm the Yankee....he is the Irishman! > > "Robert L. Ward" wrote: > > > 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="http://www.whitneygen.org/&gt">http://www.whitneygen.org/&gt</a>; > > ______________________________


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